Wednesday June 26, 2019
Those who have taken the farm tour will remember Dylan, the young man that helps me with the tours. He has an amazing ability with animals, like Dr. Dolittle.
Dylan began working with a wild White-rumped Shama bird that lives in our valley. Dylan has named the bird, Duke. Dylan initially established trust by whistling and talking to Duke. Eventually, Duke began taking food from Dylan. Now on the Farm Tour, Duke and his mate Daisy fly out of a noni tree, land on Dylan’s outstretched arm to eat out of his hand!! Everyone loves it!
Below is the video clip of Dylan feeding the family of white-rumped shama in case you missed it:
Did you know that many of the plants and animals associated with Hawaii aren’t actually native to the islands at all? Noni (Morinda Citrifolia) is one of these plants. So how did Noni get to Hawaii?
The ethnobotanist at the University of Hawaii, spent six years researching the history of Noni in Polynesia and Hawaii. They identified Noni as a “Canoe plant” brought here from the Marquesas islands by the early Polynesian voyagers looking for new islands to inhabit. Noni was used for thousands of years as food in time of famine but most importantly as raw food to feed the cells of the body to promote and maintain overall good health.
In their research, the found six different varieties of Noni tree in Polynesia but on one is truly medicinal with over 165 beneficial compounds found in the raw pulp. Guess what? In Hawaii, we have only one variety of Noni - the most potent and best. Think about those early Polynesians sailing for months over the open ocean in thier double hull canoe with limited space. They are not going to bring a “junk” variety but only the best that they had learned from thousands of years of experience.
When my wife and I moved to Kauai in 1982, we found thousands of Noni trees growing wild in our valley. They were introduced by the early Polynesian settlers. It took us years to really understand the importance of the amazing fruit produced by these trees. Research has identified over 165 beneficial compounds in the raw pulp of the fruit. We found that many people ferment and drink the juice from the pulp, but we quickly learned not to do that from Doctor Brian Issell, at the University of Hawaii. When discussing Noni, he said “ if fermentation is allowed, then a different chemical profile is almost certainly present”. Fermentation destroys all the digestive enzymes and decreases potency.
That is why we took many years developing our unique low heat dehydration process below 115 F. to maintain the full potency of the raw pulp into our Noni Fruit Leather. All of our Noni lotions are made from the Noni Fruit Leather (back into a water base) to be used topically at its maximum potency for skin irritations and pain relief.
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 pulling the plug on social media and engage in face to face conversation with an friend. Enjoying a tight circle of friends can lead to a longer lifespan, better chances of combating cancer, brighten your mood and maintain a healthier weight.
Small change for June 2019:
Care for your skin with food
You really are what you eat. Your body naturally cleans and detoxes itself. Although liver and kidneys do an excellent job, your skin also takes part by sloughing off old skin cells revealing fresh new healthy skin cells underneath. Eating a raw, whole food, clean diet feeds your body from the inside out. Causing your skin to glow. Naturally. Our certified organic Noni Fruit Leather is raw food with over 165 beneficial compounds to feed the cells of the body which promotes overall good health and wellness.
Did you know? Your body reproduces cells, body tissue, bone, and rejuvenates skin tissue using the compounds found in the food you consume. Something to seriously consider when reaching for that bag of bon-bons. Click here for more natural skin care tips!
Remember: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. I know this is obvious but Vitamin C is especially important for skin and collagen production. So in this case, salad is your friend! Click here for healthy dressing recipe!
Since noni contains over 165 beneficial compounds in its raw, unfermented form and has 110x the antioxidants as apples, it’s amazingly good at promoting clear healthy looking skin. Our noni lotions are made of organic noni pulp, dried at a low heat (below 115F) to preserve the beneficial enzymes and compounds of the raw fruit. They’re water-based, and, in the case of our Noni Lavender Lotion, lightly scented with organic lavender essential oil, a soothing, natural scent.
Overnight Face Mask
You can get even more benefits by leaving noni lotion on your face overnight. This gives all those beneficial compounds time to really sink in and make an impact. You’ll wake up with fresher, revitalized skin. Either the Noni Lavender Lotion or the Noni Bio Bandage can make a great mask.
How to use:
Noni Lavender Lotion:
The Noni Lavender Lotion will be a thinner mask. Apply a thin even coat on your clean face and let dry. We recommend leaving on overnight allowing the nutrients of noni to sink into the skin to restore, nourish and rejuvenate skin tone, texture and clarity. We recommend applying nightly.
Noni Bio Bandage:
The Noni Bio Bandage will be thicker. Spread a thin even coat on your clean face. Let it dry completely, leave in place overnight, or for as long as you’d like. To remove soften with water and gently rub off. We recommend doing this about once or twice per month.
Did you know? Noni pulp promotes collagen which is anti-wrinkling.
Check back next month for additional tips!
To your health (and skin) from Hawaiian Organic Noni