Monday February 12, 2018
Have a Heart for Noni
Did you know?
The first American Heart Month, which took place in February 1964, was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson via Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963. The American Heart Association worked with Congress from then on to proclaim February as American Heart Month.
American Heart Month Statistics At a Glance
- 220.8 per 100,000: The overall rate of death attributable to CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease), based on 2014 data.
- On average, someone dies of CVD every 40 seconds. That is about 2,200 deaths of CVD each day.
- On average, someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds. This is about 795,000 new or recurrent stroke each year. On average, someone dies of a stroke every 4 minutes
- Stroke accounted for ≈1 of every 20 deaths in the United States.
- More than 65% of US adults have 2, 3, or 4 criteria at ideal cardiovascular health, with ≈20% adults within each of these categories. At any age, females tend to have more metrics at ideal levels than do males.
- 85.7 million, or 34.0% of US adults are estimated to have hypertension, based on 2011-2014 data.
- 28.5 million, or 11.9% of US adults are estimated to have total serum cholesterol levels ≥240 mg/dL, based on 2011-2014 data.
- 23.4 million, or 9.1% of US adults are estimated to have diagnosed diabetes, based on 2011-2014 data.
- 1 in 6 males and 1 in 7 females in the United States are current smokers, based on 2015 data.
- On average, 1 in 3 adults, or 30.4% Do not engage in leisure time physical activity.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It's usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries – known as atherosclerosis – and an increased risk of blood clots. It can also be associated with damage to arteries in organs such as the brain, heart, kidneys and eyes. CVD is one of the main causes of death and disability, but it can often largely be prevented with a healthy lifestyle.
Causes of CVD
The exact cause of CVD isn’t clear, but there are lots of things that can increase the risk of getting it. These are called “risk factors”.
The main risk factors for CVD are:
High Blood pressure, Smoking, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Inactivity, Being Overweight Family History of CVD, Ethnic Background.
A healthy lifestyle can lower your risk of CVD. If you already have CVD, staying as healthy as possible can reduce the chances of it getting worse.
Ways you can reduce your CVD risk:
1. Stop smoking
2. Have a balanced diet which includes: low levels of saturated fats, low levels of salt, low levels of sugar, plenty of fiber and wholegrain foods, and 5 portions of fruit and vegetable per day.
3. Exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight and cut down on alcohol.
4. Adding Noni Fruit Leather to your diet could go a long way to promoting overall good health.
Traditional use for thousands of years in Polynesian and Hawaii was to consume the raw pulp of non-fermented Noni to promote good health, wellness and energy. With over 165 beneficial compounds in the pulp of Noni, the raw pulp has the ability to feed the cells of the body and promote overall good health.
The Many Ways Noni Heals
This Month’s featured article from the Doctor’s Prescription for Healthy Living magazine was published many years ago, showing the broad base nature of raw Noni Fruit. The Editor compiled this article from seven different articles interviewing licensed professionals using our organic Noni products on specific conditions such as pain, diabetes, sports injuries, depression, skin care and Noni pet solutions.
Noni fruit, Morinda citrifolia, is in the family Rubiaceae, which includes such notables as coffee, gardenia, and cinchona, the quinine tree. It is one of perhaps 80 species in the genus Morinda, spread worldwide through the tropics. Many of these species have origins in the area that includes Borneo, New Guinea, Northern Australia, and New Caledonia: it is out of this population that noni is thought to have evolved and spread.
“Over the years, Healthy Living has reported on all of the wonderful benefits of Noni and spoken to many people who have used the tropical fruit. If by chance you are hearing about Noni for the first time, get ready to be wowed by its amazing health benefits!”
The Editor goes on to write:
”Great Health Abounds with Noni”
“Many people are taking note of Noni’s powerful healing properties. In addition to the success stories mentioned in the article, Hawaiian Organic Noni constantly receives testimonials from people who are brightening their spirits and improving their well-being with the company's Noni lotions and Noni Fruit Leather. Whether you are looking to relieve pain, support your cardiovascular and immune systems, maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels already within the normal range, sustain good joint function or achieve a glowing skin tone, Noni has you covered.”
Note: You will find many testimonials in our new updated Testimonial section on our website. People and Pet Testimonials are listed in easy to use sections. Please feel free to submit your personal testimonial to help others learn how Noni may help them.
Noni and Flu Season- What it means for you
According to the latest Evening News, the Flu that is ravaging the Mainland has not taken firm hold here in Hawaii. Last week, I came across a section in our local Newspaper called “To Your Health” about the spread of the flu virus.
From Mercury News:
“Until now most people thought you could catch the flu after being exposed to droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes, or by touching contaminated surfaces. But a new study released Thursday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that we can pass the flu to others just by breathing.
The study – which included researchers from San Jose State University and UC Berkeley – provides new evidence for the potential importance of the flu’s airborne transmission because of the large quantities of infectious virus researchers found in the exhaled breath from people suffering from flu. Staying home and out of public spaces could make a difference in the spread of the influenza virus.
To read the whole article, click here
As a sidebar comment – eating Noni Fruit Leather (raw Noni) helps to support a healthy immune system and function. Food for thought as another way to promote overall good health in the body.
Aloha, and Happy Valentine's Day (my wife's birthday)