Noni, Ginger, Turmeric, Enzymes, and More For Your Health

Island Fire is a proprietary Noni juice product from Elements for Life. It is a raw, unpasteurized, Noni elixir with no added fruit juices or fruit sugars. Considered by health experts such as David Wolfe and Steve Adler to be the best Noni product on the market, it consists of Tahitian Noni, ginger, Hawaiian Turmeric, cayenne, lemon, apple cider vinegar, and trace minerals (both from colloidal, and plant and ocean-sourced ionic minerals). A shot or two in the morning will really get your metabolism and taste buds going! This is a daily health tonic focused on rejuvenation, detoxification, superior energy, good mood, and overall health.

The leading authority on raw foods and superfoods, David Wolfe, has mentioned Noni numerous times as the world’s most powerful fruit. It is found all over the Polynesian Islands and other tropical environments. In the last 15 years, all sorts of Noni products have been introduced to the market. Unfortunately, most of the benefits are lost in the pasteurization or dilution of the juice with other fruit juices and sugars.

For thousands of years Noni has been used in Polynesian culture, and is known in Polynesian lore to be a cure-all food. Noni contains has the highest natural concentration of polysaccharides than any other plant species. Polysaccharides are a type of complex sugar that stimulates the immune system to be more resistant to immune system disorders. As we learn more about this, the future of nutrition may one day lie in polysaccharides. Noni also contains a tremendous amount of the beauty mineral sulfur, which is especially good for our hair, skin, and nails.

Another superfood characteristic of Noni is its anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. This means it can assist in boosting your immune system. And because there is no added sugar to Island Fire (only 1 gram of sugar total per 1 ounce serving), there is no sugar stimulation when you have an ounce or two. Instead, there is long-term energy that is supportive of your immune system. Also, because it has never been flash heated, it is actually enzyme active and live. Island Fire actually contains more than 140 bio-active enzymes. These enzymes, and enzymes in general, are crucial for our health and energy. Enzymes are the “workers” that convert the food we eat into energy, enable our five senses, and break down food into usable nutrition and waste.

What puts Island Fire Noni Elixir leaps ahead of other Noni products besides being unpasteurized and organic is its added ingredients such as Turmeric and Ginger (as well as cayenne, lemon, and raw apple cider vinegar). Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant. It is actually the greatest anti-inflammatory in the Ayurvedic System. This assists in reducing joint inflammation if youre injured or after a workout. The ginger, because of its high sulfur content, is also wonderful for muscle recovery and tissue repair. Sulfur also helps rejuvenate our skin and protect it from the sun, free radical damage and wrinkling.

Island Fire Noni Elixir is a powerful tonic to use in supporting your overall health, immune system, and energy. The smell and taste can be quite interesting as first but can grow on you the more you drink it. If you’ve ever taken a shot of liquor before, you can definitely handle Noni though! You can sip Island Fire alone or on ice, just like you would a cocktail, you can take a straight shot of it in the morning to get your metabolism and energy going, you could even mix it with some coconut water or soaked and blended goji berries to sweeten it up naturally. It’s wonderful that Elements for Life has come up with such a healthy way to make Noni juice taste good though. Enjoy this one of a kind superfood Elixir.

Proposed bill would allow farmers to sell raw milk, other products to public

BISMARCK, N.D. – A bill at the North Dakota State Legislature drew so much attention Thursday, it needed to have a change of venue to accommodate the people who came to testify.

Dozens of family farmers showed up to support a bill that would allow them to sell raw milk and other food products to the public.

The bill’s sponsor says it’s a consumer bill, which allows for more freedom of choice for everyone involved. Some who produce raw products talked about how there are many misconceptions surrounding them.

“When raw milk is behind the scenes and it is buried, almost black market, we cannot do the full public education that we can when it is a legal product,” says LeAnne Harner, farmer.

Others testified about the health benefits about a diet centered around raw food products.

Health risks associated with raw food diets, Eau Claire vet says

Eau Claire (WQOW) – The risk factor of eating raw meat is no secret. You wouldn’t feed it to your family members on two legs, but what about the ones on four? The popularity of raw food diets is rising, but local vets said it might not be for the right reasons.

A common reason vets said people turn to all raw foods is to create a more natural diet, but they said what’s natural for wolves isn’t necessarily natural for pets who have been on dog food for generations.

“There’s a lot of things that have been attributed to it, positive effects that have been attributed to it that simply aren’t true,” said Dr. Dave Menard, a veterinarian at Northside Pet Hospital.  He said if pet owners aren’t careful with how the food is being prepared, they can also put themselves at risk.

“There have been a lot of cases of listeria bacteria and salmonella bacteria being shed by these dogs after on a raw diet because they’re infected with it from the diet, from the raw meat,” Dr. Menard said. “Those are very common bacteria that are found through the butchering process that can contaminate the meat. It can be quite serious. They shed, and we get exposed to them. They affect people so there’s zoonotic bacteria and can make people very very sick.”

Vets said there can be a benefit to feeding dogs a raw diet if they have allergies to something that’s in dog food, but said a very small percentage of dogs have these allergies. They said the most important thing to keep in mind is to just make sure your dog has a balanced diet.

Curing Gout Naturally

What is gout?

Gout is a form of joint inflammation that is caused by excess uric acid in the body. This happens due to poor diet, stress and not enough sleep. Gout causes a sudden and severe pain — you’ll notice the skin over the affected joint is usually red and glossy. Often times, gout attacks come on as fast as overnight. Men between 30 and 50 years old are mostly affected by gout, for pre menopausal women, the uric acid level is lower, but after age 50 uric acid tends to increase along with the increase of gout incidents.

Primarily, gout affects one and sometimes two joints at a time; more often it attacks the feet and ankles. Even without healing, the pain subsides for about a week. It takes months or years before it returns, during this time attacks become more frequent and more severe, more joints are now involved. And when gout becomes chronic, the damage to the joint is deforming and crippling.

Can gout be cured naturally?

Curing gout naturally takes time, especially if a body has accumulated toxins over a lifetime, but it will be well worth the effort. Cleansing your system of accumulated toxins promotes proper functioning of your body and puts you on the road to natural good health.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Maintain a healthy weight and diet. It is not recommended to be 30 pounds (or more) overweight, as this increases the risk of gout.

2. Loose weight if you need to. By losing weight you reduce the pressure on weight-bearing joints and also lower uric acid levels. You don’t want to use practices that encourage rapid weight loss such as fasting as it can raise the uric acid level temporarily.

3. Avoid excessive eating of high protein foods. It is suggested for a person to eat no more than six ounces of lean meat, fish and poultry, especially those who already have gout. A high-protein food increases the blood level of uric acid.

Natural treatment for gout

Eating simple and natural food in proper combination and preparation helps your body restore and maintain vibrant health. The best diet for people with gout is 80 percent raw food or if possible organic food; these include live foods like sprouts, wheat grass, and fresh picked garden salads, and more grains, fruits and vegetables in place of protein.

The protein you need can come from non-animal food sources like legumes, such as beans, peas and lentils. Nuts are also essential and can include almonds, apricot nuts, and hazelnuts, as well as seeds such as hemp seed hearts, flax, and sesame.

A substance in some foods known as purines is a danger to gout patients and should be limited or avoided as much as possible.

The foods that contain high levels of purines include,

o Organ meats like liver, brain, kidney, tongue, tripe, and sweetbread

o Anchovies, herring and mackerel

o Meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, fish roe, scallops

o Peas, lentils, and beans though they have small amounts of purines, they should still be avoided by people suffering from gout.

Balancing the pH in a person’s body is a crucial factor in curing gout; proper pH produces a healthy immune system and internal environment. Healing of chronic illness occurs when the blood is restored to normal or slightly alkaline pH.

Exercise is another essential for curing pains caused by gout. Stretching increases and maintains a range of motion in the joints and helps to strengthen and stabilize them. This also increases the endurance and stamina of the body overall.

Reducing repetitive use of joints, and avoiding sports injuries by including proper warm-ups are also important, as it choosing suitable sports equipment for exercising.

Another way is treat gout naturally is to avoid alcoholic beverages; consuming excessive alcohol like beer inhibits the excretion of uric acid and can lead to gout. It is advised for a male to have two drinks of alcohol per day, one drink per day for women. It is best for a person who is having a gout attack to refrain from drinking alcohol.

Drinking water and is also a natural way of curing gout because it has the ability to dilute uric acid in both blood and urine.

Drew Barrymore reveals the disgusting things she ate for her new zombie show

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Drew Barrymore stars on Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.”

Drew Barrymore really dedicated herself to playing a zombie for her new comedy, Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet.”

On the show, Barrymore plays suburban wife and mom Sheila, who inexplicably begins to grow ill and crave human flesh, among other symptoms of the undead. In the role, Barrymore vomits… a lot, tears into people with her teeth, and eats newly killed animals and human flesh.

Barrymore said she came to the role quite hungry, because she was on a diet for the job.

“I was so hungry when we started,” she told reporters at a Netflix event on Wednesday. “I was trying to lose 20 pounds, that was my goal. I was 144 when we started and I ended up at 124. In order to do that, you have to eat really sensibly. Listen, she was eating humans. And if you’re on an all-protein diet, you would thin out. There’s just no question about it. So it gave me a goal line that I committed to.”

But Barrymore said that the actual things she had to eat for “Santa Clarita Diet” were almost as gross as what viewers see on the show.

“It was always different stuff,” she said. “Some days it was dehydrated apples made to look fleshy. Some days, it was this weird edible rubber that tasted like Jolly Rancher. Sometimes it was like a wet cake to be a fake piece of chicken. Sometimes, it was like a soup that had gone bad to portray vomit, that had actually curdled. It was always a fun cornucopia. Every day was interesting.”

Of all that, the 41-year-old actress said there was one fake food that surprised her when it made her sick.

“The raw beef, that one almost made me yak in the sink,” Barrymore said. “It had a cream and it curdled. It was fake raw meat. It didn’t taste very good. Weirdly, of all the things, the raw meat was one that got me. That was one that took me down and almost made me throw up.”

A source from the show’s production told Business Insider that the fake raw beef was made of “a yucky pasta.”

Pet 101: Is It Better To Use Kibble Or Raw Food?



Ah, the age-old question. Dr. Matt Carriker of Vet Ranch settles the debate over the type of food you should give to your dog. The answer may surprise you.
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German Recipes and Cuisine

In other countries, German food often has a reputation for consisting of large amounts of red meat, simply cooked. While it is true that red meat dishes, especially beef and pork, but also game (including wild boar, venison and rabbit), are popular in Germany, there is much more to German cuisine than simply roasted meat. Additionally, Germany has an international reputation for its sausages – and there are an incredible choice of sausages available – at least 1,500 varieties!

Traditionally in Germany, people eat a fairly light breakfast (German: frühstück) which may include breads and some meats (such as salted meats like salami, ham, or meat spreads such as leberwurst), a fairly light evening meal (German: abendessen or abendbrot), and have their main meal at lunch (German: mittagessen). Sometimes, a “second breakfast” (German: zweites frühstück) also be eaten during mid-morning, and because of modern working patterns is quite common now for the day’s main hot meal to be eaten in the evening instead of at lunch time.

Here are some popular German dishes:

– Blood sausage (German: Blutwurst) – A sausage made from blood, meat and barley (similar to English black pudding). Blutwurst is often made from fatty pork meat with cow’s blood, but in the Rhineland area, horse meat with is traditional. A popular variation is “zungenwurst” which includes pickled pig’s tongue in the sausage mix. Although the sausages are ready cooked and ready to eat, blutwurst is almost always heated and served hot.

– Weißwürste – White sausages made from pork fat. Originally from Munich (German: München), this dish is often eaten as part of “second breakfast” (German: zweites frühstück).

– Frankfurter sausage – A sausage made with smoked pork. While it is eaten hot with bread and mustard, it is not exactly the same as the American “frankfurter” sausage.

– Bratwurst – Bratwurst are a popular variety of sausages made from pork or beef (or sometimes veal), and normally eaten hot with mustard and ketchup. Bratwurst is also used as an ingredient for some other dishes; for example, currywurst is made by slicing bratwurst and dipping the slices into a tomato-based curry sauce.

– Sauerkraut – Finely sliced cabbage, fermented in an airtight container. It can be eaten as a relish, dressed with oil and onions as a salad, heated and served hot, or used as ingredient in other dishes.

– Schupfnudeln – Sauerkraut cooked with potato noodles.

– Spätzle – The German version of noodles. A simple dough is made from flour, eggs and salt, and it is then cooked in boiling water. Spätzle is often eaten as a side dish with meat, but may also be used as an ingredient in other dishes too.

– Linsen, spätzle und saitenwürstle – Spätzle cooked with lentils and frankfurter-style sausages.

– Kässpätzle – Spätzle mixed with grated cheese and fried onions, then fried or baked.

– Krautspätzle – A cooked mixture of spätzle, sauerkraut, onions and butter.

– Gaisburger marsch – A traditional beef stew, contained cubes of beef, potatoes and spätzle. The stew is topped with onions fried in butter.

– Eisbein – Braised leg of pork, served with gravy, klöße and sauerkraut. In Berlin, eisbein is cooked with pea puree.

– Labskaus (also known as “Lapskaus”) – Corned beef boiled in broth, and then minced with beetroot, onion, potatoes, and herring or ham, and finally fried in lard. Traditionally accompanied with rollmops (pickled fillets of herring).

– Hasenpfeffer – A stew made from marinated rabbit meat, with a sour taste created by adding wine or vinegar.

– Schwenker – Grilled pork steaks, prepared with a marinade of onions and spices.

– Saumagen – Translated literally, saumagen means “sow’s stomach”. It is probably best understood as being the (rough) German equivalent of haggis. Basically pork or beef with onions, carrots and a variety of spices and flavors is cooked in pig’s stomach. It should be noted that the stomach itself is not eaten, but is just used as a casing when cooking. The usual accompaniments are mashed potatoes and sauerkraut.

– Klöße – Traditional German dumplings made from grated potato or dried bread, with milk and egg yolk. In Bavaria and Austria, it known as “knödel” or “knödeln”.

– Schwarzwälder kirschtorte – Known as “Black Forest gateau in the United Kingdom, and “Black Forest Cake” the United States, Canada and Australia – Layers of chocolate cake, with whipped cream and cherries between each layer. The cake is then decorated with more whipped cream as well as maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings. In Germany, kirschwasser (a clear brandy made from cherries) is traditionally used in making the cake, although in other countries this is frequently substituted (for example, in Austria, rum is often used instead), or omitted entirely.

– Stollen – A bread-like fruitcake with citrus peel, dried fruit, almonds and spices, often eaten at Christmas. The most famous variety is Dresden Stollen from the city of Dresden, which is marked with a special stamp, and only available from 150 bakers.

– Lebkuchen – Cookies made from gingerbread, also often eaten during the Christmas period.

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This is part 1 of my personal raw diet series. I have been feeding raw from day one and have had no issues thus far. I truly believe that nature has all the answers for all the questions and that the natural way is the best way. I start pups at 3 weeks weaning them to save mama from stress when their teeth come in. I have not had a pup have any issues with allergies or issues in development yet and hope I am blessed and continue with phenomenal progeny. My dogs stay lean and i don’t over feed keeping them always ready to go and never ever sluggish. They are super healthy and look like it too. Please listen to the video in its entirety if you love your dog because if your balance is off you could do more harm then good. HAPPY RAW FEEDING ITS MORE WORK BUT WORTH IT

Dog Food Company Recalls Products That May Contain Pentobarbital : The Two-Way : NPR

Citing the possible presence of pentobarbital, a chemical used to euthanize animals, pet food maker Evanger’s has issued a partial recall of its popular Hunk of Beef Au Jus product. Several pugs grew ill after eating it on New Year’s Eve; one of the dogs died.

As the company says in its FDA recall notice, “Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.”

The Hunk of Beef cans in question were manufactured in June 2016; they bear lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB and have an expiration date of June 2020. And although the cans that prompted concerns were all sold in Washington state, the company says the voluntary recall covers all Hunk of Beef cans that were produced in the same week.

Based in Wheeling, Ill., Evanger’s says this is the company’s first recall in its 82 years of operation. And while its meat suppliers are all approved by the USDA, the company says, it has cut ties to the supplier of meat used in the recalled products.

“We feel that we have been let down by our supplier, and in reference to the possible presence of pentobarbital, we have let down our customers,” Evanger’s says. “Despite having a relationship for forty years with the supplier of this specific beef, who also services many other pet food companies, we have terminated our relationship with them and will no longer purchase their beef for use in our Hunk of Beef product.”

Evanger’s first learned of the incident in Washington state when the pet’s grieving owner posted an image to Instagram. The company then offered to pay the veterinary bills incurred by the family whose dogs were ill — but it wasn’t until weeks later, Evanger’s says, that it learned of the possible pentobarbital contamination.

“This beef supplier provides us with beef chunks from cows that are slaughtered in a USDA facility. We continue to investigate how this substance entered our raw material supply,” the pet food maker says.

The incident also brought out the worst in some online commenters, forcing the family-owned company to ask for more civility, even as it extended its sympathies to Nikki Mael and her family over their pet’s death:

“Our hearts go out to the Mael family for this difficult time, as well as because unkind things have been posted on social media that have needlessly been [directed] at both of our families as a result of these claims. We ask that the public discontinue any and all threats and harsh words to either party, as this has been a hard time for everyone involved.”

When the FDA studied the possible presence of pentobarbital in dog food, it was primarily investigating whether the presence of trace amounts might make the anesthetizing agent less effective in animals that are undergoing veterinary procedures.

As part of that study, the FDA’s scientists also checked pet food for signs of dog or cat DNA — looking at the possibility that a euthanized animal might have been included among the rendered meat supply for dry dog food. After the study found no trace of dog or cat DNA, the agency concluded, “Presently, it is assumed that the pentobarbital residues are entering pet foods from euthanized, rendered cattle or even horses.”