“Fruit”, I hear you say? Yes, that’s right. Despite the name (and common opinion) coconuts are actually the fruit of the coco palm.
Coconuts come from one of the world’s most versatile trees, with virtually all parts being useful. The leaves are used for making fans, baskets and thatch. The husk fibre is great for mats, stuffing and rope. Coconut timber is highly regarded for its fine grain and high-polish finish. The nutshells make great containers, and even the root can be chewed as a narcotic.
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Inadequate levels of minerals in the human diet cause untold millions to suffer from all manner of avoidable diseases. The following are just a handful of the issues that are related to micro nutrient deficiencies. Of particular concern are the mineral and trace element deficiencies.
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What is Noni?
Scientific name: “Morinda Citrifolia”
The Noni plant (sometimes known as “Indian Mulberry”) is found growing throughout the Pacific islands, often along lava flows and in forest regions up to around 430 meters (1,300 feet). Many islanders refer to it as the “Magic Fruit”.
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Gingko Biloba is a natural extract from the leaves of the Gingko Biloba tree, believed by many to be the oldest surviving tree on earth. It probably is one of the world’s most widely used therapeutic herbs, being held in high regard by traditional Chinese and Japanese herbalists for millenniums.
And what have they been using it for?
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Co-Q-10 is necessary for energy production in every cell of the human body. This naturally occuring, vitamin like substance is found primarily in the heart. Co-Q-10 is a nutrient necessary to the functioning of every cell in our bodies. If body levels start dropping, so does our general health.
Co-Q-10 is also known as ubiquinone. It is a member of the quinone cyclic compounds that may be considered a relative of some potent Continue reading What can CoQ10 do for me?
Coconut Oil and the Skin
Coconut oil excels as a cosmetic lotion. Not just a patch-up cosmetic that leaves the skin without any real long-term benefit, Coconut oil assists the body to heal and repair.
Cosmetic creams and lotions based on refined vegetable oils are themselves prone to oxidization, leaving behind free radicals in the skin to cause permanent damage to connective tissue.
Not so with Coconut Oil. It aids in removing dead skin cells on the outer layers, penetrates the deeper layers and underlying tissue, and provides protection Continue reading Coconut oil and the skin
EU Calls For Investigation Of Aspartame And Stevia
by Betty Martini
The European Parliament has adopted resolutions to make sure that foodstuffs and drinks consumed in the EU are safe. It has called for an investigation of aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal/Canderel, E951, Spoonful, Benevia, etc.)
A document from the European Parliament says that “the use of aspartame increases the exposure to its metabolites methanol/formaldehyde and phenylalanine, and is reported to
provoke headaches, nausea and allergic reactions, especially in the case of vulnerable persons. Continue reading Aspartame