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Moringa Oleifera -one of nature’s most nutritious foods

contains over 90 nutrients, 36 anti-inflammatories and 46 antioxidants.

A few months ago while doing research, I came across information about a tree called Moringa Oleifera.

I was intrigued by the many benefits associated with this tree.  The leaf and its uses in particular, is what got my attention.

Here is a list of some of the possible BENEFITS of the Moringa Leaf Powder: (dried and ground Moringa leaf)

  • Boosts the natural defenses of the body
  • Nourishes the brain and eyes
  • Helps regulate a healthy metabolism
  • Promotes healthy cell structure
  • Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
  • Supports healthy function of the liver and the kidneys
  • Beautifies the skin
  • Acts as a natural antbiotic
  • Increases energy
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Aids in proper digestion
  • Contains powerful atioxidants that reduce the risk of tumors and the effects of aging
  • Possesses strong ant-inflammatory properties
  • Promotes a healthy circulatory system
  • Supports the normal sugar levels
  • Helps detoxify the body
  • Eeffective against nervous system disorders including normal and migraine headaches
  • Gives a feeling of general wellness

I’ve been using 2 tsp. per day for the past 5 months and I have shared this product with other people.

Here is some feedback about its effectiveness:

  1. Blood sugar level is much more stable throughout the day.
  2. Inflammation from a serious accident is subsiding significantly after 1 week of 1 tsp. 3x per day. Acupuncturist commented on client’s significant improvement over the one week period. Swelling and inflammation had receded.
  3. Sleeping better and if awakened, go back to sleep quickly. Previously person would often have many sleepless hours once awakened. 
  4. Do not wake up having to move because of hip pain
  5. Increased energy.
  6. Am losing weight and loving it.
  7. Restless Leg Syndrome is now a rare occurrence since taking Moringa Leaf  Powder, and when it does act up it is much less severe.
  8. Leg cramps at night are pretty much gone.
  9. Nervous system is much calmer day and night.
  10. Hip pain from rock climbing has subsided significantly.
  11. Muscles recover faster after exercising.

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 Moringa Leaf Powder 

One day while working in the garden, one of my fellow gardeners whose home is in Nigeria, started talking to me about Moringa.

I had just started using Moringa Leaf Powder and had never had anybody talk to me about it before.

This is his story.

Background:

He and his wife live in Nigeria. He came to Canada to earn his engineering degree.

His Story:

In their little home in Nigeria he and his wife have a garden. In the garden they have a Moringa Tree. They regularly harvest and dry the leaves and always have a ready supply for daily use.

Since his stay in Canada would be lengthy, he took enough Moringa Leaf powder with him to last him for many months.

I listened as he told me about all the wonderful benefits of the Moringa Leaf powder and how they would never want to be without it.

He mentioned that in their country it is used to help regulate blood sugar in diabetics.

In Africa, if someone has a Moringa Tree, they are looked upon as “blessed”.  He says, “Here (Africa)  it is known as “The Miracle Tree”.

A LITTLE BIT OF  MORINGA HISTORY

Moringa is called “Nebedaye”, which means “never die” In many African languages. The Moringa plant is native to Northern India, where it was first described around 2000 BC as a medicinal herb.

The Moringa tree spread eastward from India to the lower parts of China, Southeast Asia and the Philippines. From India It also spread westward to Egypt, the Horn of Africa, around the Mediterranean, and finally to West Indies in America.

Ancient Egyptian treasured Moringa oil, using it as protection for their skin from the ravages of desert weather. Later, the Greeks found many healthful uses for Moringa and introduced it to the Romans.

On the Island of Jamaica in 1817, a petition concerning Moringa oil was presented to the Jamaican House of Assembly. It described the oil as being useful for salads and culinary purposes, and being equal to the best Florence oil as an illuminant – giving clear light without smoke.

OTHER NAMES FOR MORINGA

Horseradish Tree, Drumstick Tree, Marango, Mlonge, Mulangay Malungay, Malunggay, Mother’s Best Friend, Miracle Tree

Moringa Leaf Powder

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Apparently the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has merit.

Why does “an apple a day keep the doctor away?”

Organic Gala apples - Carrie ©

  • Apples are a good source of both insoluble fiber, roughage, and soluble fiber, pectin.
  • Pectin lowers cholesterol, helps digestion, and helps maintain steady blood sugar levels.
  • Fiber keeps the bowels working and healthy.
  • Apples are rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Apple skin contains quercetin, an antioxidant that is very good for your heart and lungs
  • and lowers the risk of heart disease and fights cancer.
  • Apples can help control weight  – apples are effective in suppressing  the appetite.

So when you eat your organic apple, eat the skin as well.

Apples are perfect for juicing along with vegetables.

Every morning, I juice some vegetables and add an apple for taste.

An apple also makes a great mid morning or afternoon snack.

So if you’re on the run…why not grab an apple, feed your heart lungs, and keep that doctor away.

My favorite morning juice blend

1 large carrot

1 small to medium beet

a handful of spinach

1 apple

Juice, pour into a wine glass,  and drink to your health.

For more on the benefits of apples visit essortment.com

disclaimer: The content on this post is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended for use as official health consultation


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This is the time for berry picking in British Columbia. Our personal favorite berries are Cherries, Blueberries, and Raspberries.

This year was an exceptional season for  berries. In no time we filled our buckets to the brim with the berries – picking has never been such a pleasure.

This year topped it off with an abundance of cherries from just one tree, unlike any other year I can remember.

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Up the Cherry tree

Eatin' and Pickin' them sweet cherries

What are some of the health benefits that these berries provide?

Blueberries…

…contain antioxidants that are thought to help our bodies fight free radicals.  They also contain vitamins and a significant amount of  fiber.

Studies on rats have found that blueberries slowed age-related loss in their mental capacity. The studies also showed blueberries to improved learning and memory.

Japanese researchers demonstrated the usefulness of blueberries in improving weak eyesight and lessening eye fatigue.

Bowl of Blueberries

Cherries…

…are an effective and fast-acting for eliminating swelling and pain. Not to mention they are delicious to eat. Eating just a few cherries a day helps to the body to deal with uric acid levels, keeping them in check. Cherry juice is just as effective. (Note my previous blog on cherries –  What do Exercise and Black Cherries have in common?)
Cherry picking 2

Raspberries…

…are a good source of antioxidants and may even have 10 times more antioxidants than tomatoes or broccoli. Raspberries contain some very specific antioxidants that are found in few other sources.

Raspberries

So enjoy those rich nutrient filled, tasty berries while you can.  You can always freeze some for those harsh winter months. We’ve got plenty in our freezer to hold us until spring.

You can find more information on these berries at:

http://www.naturalnews.com/blueberries.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/019978.html

http://bit.ly/37sl6m

Crab apples anyone? No, they are not a berry but since they are one of my husband’s favorite fruits, I’ll mention them. They are a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C –  good for jellies and Jams, and for those who like a tart treat, they’re all yours.

Crabapples from our very own tree

Crab apples from our very own tree

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