Wednesday August 28, 2019
Do you look in the mirror and see someone much older than you actually feel?
While aging is a natural part of life, the polluted environment is aging our bodies faster than our ancestors’ did.
So, what can you do to look and feel like your youthful, energetic self?
One way is to properly care for your skin. Your skin is the biggest organ in your body. Some argue it’s the most important. Why? Skin keeps bacteria away from your internal organs and out of your bloodstream. Sounds vital? We thought so!
They say beauty is more than skin deep. Let’s dig into that subject a little more shall we?
Skin is the body’s largest organ. The outermost layer is the epidermis. The bottom of the epidermis constantly forms new cells. These cells migrate to the top of the epidermis replacing old cells.
Did you know? Approximately every minute we lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells!
The layer beneath the epidermis is the dermis. The dermis contains nerve endings, blood vessels, oil glands, collagen and elastin. As we age, our body slows down collagen production and wrinkles begin to form.
To combat the aging process, your skin needs antioxidants (like vitamin C) to reverse the effects of aging and pollution. Noni fruit not only contains large amounts of vitamin C, but noni also contains selenium, which is an important antioxidant and essential trace mineral that preserves the skin elasticity thus slowing the aging process.
Independent Lab Studies has shown our Noni Fruit Leather to have one of the highest OCAC/antioxidant levels per serving size. More than apples, blueberries, and even other superfoods like acai berries. One 2x2 inch piece of Noni Fruit Leather has 6,024 ORAC units. As raw food, the Noni Fruit Leather feeds the cells of the body promoting good health. Click here for more!
Did you know? For clear, bright skin, it’s important to exfoliate frequently. But did you know that most exfoliants you buy in the store are actually too harsh for your skin? Noni is a gentle, effective exfoliant that removes dead skin without doing any damage to the living, growing skin cells.
Directions: Apply a generous coat of noni lotion to the area to be exfoliated and rub the lotion into your skin. Keep rubbing until little balls appear on your skin. Those balls are made up of dead skin that was ready to be sloughed off. Rub them off with a washcloth, apply a second coat of noni lotion, and let it air dry. Couple dry skin brushing several times a week (on even days) with gentle noni lotion (on odd days), you can kiss your dull skin goodbye!
Small changes lead to big results! I plan to make one small change to better my health each month for 2019.
Last month, we discussed Vitamin C. This water soluble vitamin helps repair and regenerate tissues, protects the heart against disease, aid in the absorption of iron, and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and triglycerides.
Sounds crazy but remember that your body regenerates and heals the most when you’re sleeping. Not to mention giving your mind a mental break from the day.
Did you know? The CDC (Center of Disease Control) stated Americans are under a severe sleep epidemic. Approximately 8 in 10 Americans admit they would feel better if they had an extra hour of sleep.
Create a Consistent Sleep Schedule
Staying up late and sleeping in on the weekends sounds like a well deserved break from the daily grind, but this can actually cause havoc on your body and sleep schedule. Sleeping in on the weekends can cause the same feeling as jet lag when traveling across the country and often causes more harm than good. Do your body and sleep schedule a favor and be consistent with your sleep schedule. Even on the weekends.
Remember: Everything you do affects your body and ultimately your health. Treat it right by getting adequate rest. Click here for more tips for a restful nights rest!
|Look for next month’s small change in the Sept 2019 newsletter!|
You are what you eat!
Continuing the theme of health and anti-aging through food, PAN is a website that tracks what’s going on the pesticide and chemical world of crops and food production. My favorite section is: What’s on my Food?
What’s On My Food? is a searchable database designed to make the problem of pesticide/chemical exposure visible and more understandable to the public.
How does this tool work? This website links pesticide food residue data with the toxicology for each chemical, making this information easily searchable.
Did you know? Pesticides can remain in our bodies and environment for years before breaking down.
Ask yourself: How confident am I that the food I eat is safe and chemical free?
Remember: When is comes to your health, the quality of your food matters!
Lastly, it's avocado season on our farm! In 1969 while visiting an old friend in California... I experienced my first avocado sandwich! Made by the famous Phyliss Diller, my good friends mom. Since then, my infatuation with avocados has only grown.
Did you know? Avocados almost never ripen on the tree. They come into maturity on the limb, but only after harvesting do they ripen. Just like noni!
Aloha from everyone at Hawaiian Organic Noni!