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Give Your Body the Nutrition it Needs

The Body is amazing!  Given the right tools, it can heal itself in most cases!  The more and more info I see and read about Moringa Oleifera,  it is truly an amazing super-food!  It can actually help the body to heal itself in many ways.  Do something good for your body, eat plenty of dark, leafy greens…. make sure to hydrate!  Water is so important to your system. Also… get off the couch and get some exercise!  Even if it is just walking around your neighborhood.  And, add Moringa Oleifera to your daily routine…why wouldn’t you?!  Do your own research.  This is a great article on Moringa!!

For many centuries Moringa Oleifera was used in traditional medicine, such as the “Ayurveda”, as a treatment Arthritis and Gout. It was believed that Moringa Leaf Powder reduce inflammations and pain caused by these conditions.
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In 2008 the Faculty of Medicine Health Sciences of the Putra University in Malaysia, published a research aimed to test if Moringa poses any Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory activities, the same activities achieved by the drugs used in modern medicine such as NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). The research found that the Moringa leaves posses substances that have antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activitie; in fact they found that it has high quantities of these substances. This means that Moringa Oleifera use in Indian traditional medicine as a treatment for Arthritis and Gout.
 
The effects of the Moringa is suppressing the COX-2 enzyme. This enzyme is responsible for inflammation processes and pain. Usually the drugs used to suppress this enzyme are NSAID such as Voltaren, Nksin, Adoil, ARCOXIA, Kaspo etc. The side effects of these products include risk for stroke, kidney problems, blood vessels problems, stomach problems and the list goes on.
 
Elevated Blood Pressure
 
Blood pressure tends to rise with age. Following a healthy lifestyle helps some people delay or prevent this rise in blood pressure.  Click here to read more!
For info on why Zija’s Moringa Oleifera is the one to choose, contact me… www.food4thoughtwellness.com ….I can also save you 25% if that is something you are interested in.
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To Fall or Not To Fall

If you know that you have waterfalls right out your backdoor….

Wouldn’t you get off the couch to explore!!

I grabbed my husband, Chris Walling..

And..told him nature is calling! ;))

So off we went to Newbury Park..

Where we could check out all the burnt bark..

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The grass is so green, the trail we did follow..

The surroundings so awesome, so easy to swallow..

We made it to the Falls, a trickle we did see..

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I’m so glad I talked him into going with me!

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Love Me Some Greens!!

Check out the 10 superfoods healthier than kale!

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#10  Collard Greens

#9  Romaine Lettuce

#8  Parsley

#7 Leaf lettuce

#6  Chicory

#5  Spinach

#4  Beet Greens

#3  Chard

#2  Chinese Cabbage

#1  Watercress

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I had kale, chard, beet greens, parsley, and spinach, plus other goodies in my smoothie this morning!  What are your favorites?

Thank you Natural Medicine Box for sharing!

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What the Heck is Carrageenan?!?!

Reading labels can be so confusing at times… Take Almond milk for instance… You’re trying to eat healthy so you grab for the almond milk!  However, not all almond milk is created equal!  Read the following article on carrageenan, which is found in most almond milks.  I found one that doesn’t have carrageenan in it at Sprouts.  I believe Whole Foods Market has a good one too.

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The following article is from Prevention!

Sometimes eating something natural isn’t good for you.

Many food manufacturers—even some makers of commercial organic foods—are adding “carrageenan” to foods like yogurt, chocolate, soymilk, and even ice cream to give the foods a thicker consistency and to make low-fat versions taste fuller. Derived from red seaweed, it’s often added to beverages to keep their ingredients from separating; you’ll find it in many nutritional shakes, milk products, and milk replacements. The ingredient even crops up in certain frozen dinners, soups, and commercial broth products. The problem: carrageenan could be causing inflammation, gut irritation, and even cancer.

“What’s striking to me is that carrageenan has no nutritional value,” says Charlotte Vallaeys, director of farm and food policy at the Cornucopia Institute, an organic watchdog group that promotes family-scale farming. The organization has been critical of carrageenan’s approved use in organics and recently launched a nationwide petition urging the FDA to ban the ingredient from the food supply.

Its use in beverage products could be completely eliminated if companies printed “Shake Well” on their packages, since carrageenan essentially makes sure liquids remain mixed.

Although derived from a natural source, carrageenan appears to be particularly destructive to the digestive system, triggering an immune response similar to that your body has when invaded by pathogens like Salmonella. The result: “Carrageenan predictably causes inflammation, which can lead to ulcerations and bleeding,” explains veteran carrageenan researcher Joanne Tobacman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine at Chicago. She says the food ingredient irritates by activating an immune response that dials up inflammation. Her previous work showed a concerning connection between carrageenan and gastrointestinal cancer in lab animals, and she’s involved with ongoing research funded through the National Institutes of Health that is investigating carrageenan’s effect on ulcerative colitis and other diseases like diabetes.

The concern over food-grade carrageenan isn’t new. Beginning in the 1960s, researchers started linking the ingredient to gastrointestinal disease in lab animals, including ulcerative colitis, intestinal lesions, and colon cancer.

Here’s how to cut carrageenan from your diet:

Scan the label. Carrageenan must legally appear on a food label, so check labels of even organic foods to see if it’s an ingredient. While organic foods ban the use of GMOs, chemical pesticides, and toxic synthetic additives, the program does allow carrageenan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Standards Board isn’t set to vote on removing it from organics for four more years.

Speak up. Sign the Carrageenan Petition to the FDA to let the federal agency know you don’t want this ingredient in the food chain.

Check the list. The Cornucopia Institute created a Buying Guide to help you shop carrageenan-free products. Vallaeys says the good news is companies like Stonyfield Farm, So Delicious, Eden Foods, and Oregon Ice Cream are voluntarily working to reformulate carrageenan-free products.

More From Prevention: How To Make Your Own Not-Milks

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