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Can This Superfood Really “Conquer Mountains & Destroy Weakness”?

 
Shilajit – A Superfood Panacea?
There is a reason for shilajit’s Sanskrit meaning of “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” Modern research is finally confirming what traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) has known for centuries: Shilajit has amazing health benefits ranging from mental clarity and boosting energy to immune support and cholesterol balance.
 
  • Shilajit has “strong antioxidant activity.”1 It has been found that antioxidants are ”essential for an efficient function of the immune system.”2 
  • Shilajit has been found to “mitigate the effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”3
  • Shilajit was proven to produce a “significant reduction in LDL [bad] cholesterol,” as well as “significant improvement in HDL (good) cholesterol.”1 Researchers concluded that this suggests “cardio protective activity.1
  • Shilajit was found to have “significant anti-inflammatory effect” pertaining to arthritis.4
  • Shilajit “decreased gastric ulcer index,” in a scientific study that ultimately “substantiated the use of shilajit in peptic ulcers.4
  • Shilajit has played a ”traditional role as an aphrodisiac” because of the way it affects the nervous system.5
  • Shilajit is capable of “improving cognitive disorders and [acting] as a stimulant of cognitive activity in humans.”6 has been recognized for its potential to “prevent Alzheimer’s disease.”6
 
“Shilajit is the most amazing thing in my life!” – Caley
 

 What is Shilajit?

Shilajit PowderShilajit comes from centuries old decomposed organic plant material that has been preserved by the intense pressures of high Himalayan rock layers. The soft, heavy shilajit resin oozes out of the Himalayan rocks and is carefully purified. The end result is a mineral-rich powder that is “very rich in fulvic acid,”6 which are soil-based microorganisms that contribute to “nutrient bioavailability”7 or our body’s ability to utilize the nutrients we eat. Not to mention that fulvic acid is also ”known by its strong antioxidant actions.”6
 
What People Are Saying About Shilajit
“I have been into health and raw and superfoods for years. I have also suffered from debilitating inflammation in my muscles and joints for the past 15 years. Despite having tried almost every natural approach, the only thing that could ever bring me real relief was taking over-the-counter NSAID medication. That is until I tried Sunfood shilajit.

After learning that it has been used for centuries in the Ayurvedic medicinal system to help treat inflammation, among many other things, I decided to give it a try. Within 3 days of taking shilajit, I experienced more pain relief and better mobility than I ever have before. I have now been taking it for 4 weeks and if I miss a day, I certainly notice the difference. I don’t ever want to be without this product.” – Jay
 
“This product has energized me and helped my libido.” – Catherine
 
“Knowing the amazing benefits from taking shilajit, I was determined to find a way to incorporate it into my life, even though the taste was a bit strong for me. So, I decided to encapsulate it and I’ve been taking it on a daily basis for the past month. Within a few days, my overall mood was more positive and my minor back pain subsided. Also my energy level and mental clarity is extremely improved. I used to drink an average of three 15oz cups of coffee just to make it through the day. But now my coffee use has decreased so that I barely finish my second cup and I still feel good at the end of my day. I’m so thankful for shilajit!”  – Holly 


 
 
How to Use Shilajit
Smoky Mocha Recipe, click to view  Shilajit is very potent so a little goes a long way! Mix 1/8-1/4 teaspoon in water, nut milk or a smoothie. It has a strong smoky flavor that goes great with cacao!
 
 
Check out this dark, chocolaty, rich Smoky Mocha recipe!
 
The Sunfood Difference
Unlike other lower quality products, Sunfood Shilajit is harvested from high in the Himalayas where only the highest quality shilajit exists. It is created without the use of high heat, fillers or solvents.

Shilajit has been praised used throughout history, from the ancient Indian text Charaka Samhita which states, “there is no curable disease in the universe that cannot be cured by Shilajitu,” to modern-day Olympic athletes who have used shilajit to increase stamina.

“Shilajit is a real fountain of youth. I am using this daily.” – HbsPrincessJoy
 
 
What can shilajit do for you and your family?


Sources: 1 – “Shilajit: Evaluation of Its Effects on Blood Chemistry of Normal Human Subjects,” SMS Medical College, India, 2003. 2 – “The role of antioxidant supplement in immune system, neoplastic, and neurodegenerative disorders: a point of view for an assessment of the risk/benefit profile.” Brambilla, D, The Nutrition Journal, 2008, 7:29. 3 – “Shilajit attenuates behavioral symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome by modulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and mitochondrial bioenergetics in rats,” Banaras Hindu University, India, 2012. 4 – “Antiulcerogenic and antiinflammatory studies with shilajit,” Banaras Hindu University, India, 1990. 5 – “Parasympathomimetic effect of shilajit accounts for relaxation of rat corpus cavernosum,” Dr. H. S. Gour University, Sagar, India, 2013. 6 – “Shilajit: A Natural Phytocomplex with Potential Procognitive Activity,” International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Feb. 23, 2012. 7 – “Theoretical study on fulvic acid structure, conformation and aggregation. A molecular modeling approach.” Alvarez-Puebla, RA, Science of the Total Environment Journal, Apr. 1, 2006. 

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Why Are People Going Crazy for This Plant?

“People are crazy about this plant. They use it for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, and many other illnesses.”1Isabel Abbott, former botanical chemist at the University of Hawaii
 
Noni Fruit
What Is This Amazing Plant that People Are Crazy About?
None other than noni fruit, a plant that grows on small evergreen trees in tropical regions of the world. Used in traditional food and medicine by Polynesians for over 2000 years, noni fruit is known to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and immune enhancing effects.2  After a lot of searching, we have found a high quality, raw/unpasteurized noni juice that meets our high expectations and maintains the qualities so many people find beneficial.
 
 
What Does Modern Science Have to Say?
Noni has finally been getting the scientific attention it deserves, with many studies confirming what tropical islanders have known for millennia:
 
Antibacterial
Polynesians have been traditionally using noni to treat infectious disease due to its antibacterial power.3 Lab studies concur, finding that noni inhibited the activity of such bacteria as E coli and H pylori.4

Antitumor
Researchers at the University of Hawaii reported the antitumor activity of noni juice in terms of prolonging the life of animal subjects with lung cancer by up to 75%.5 Encouraged by these findings, these same researchers later performed another study, conclusively attributing tumor growth suppression to the immune-stimulating effects of noni.6

Pain Relief (Analgesic)
Researchers have found that noni has pain relieving and tranquilizing potential. 7 An extract of the fruit showed “significant, dose-related, central analgesic activity [which] validates the traditional analgesic properties of this plant.” 7  Noni fruit was even found to be 75% as strong as morphine, while being non-addictive and side effect free.7

Anti-inflammatory
One study proved that the anti-inflammatory effects of noni juice surpassed the effect of Celebrex, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is taken for pain and particularly arthritis.8 The key is that noni juice has stronger results – without side effects.

Anti-diabetic
Research has shown that noni fruit has anti-diabetic effects in that it lowered blood glucose levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and significantly decreased LDL (bad) cholesterol. 9 The conclusion was that noni “can be employed as a functional health food for type 2 diabetes management.9

Immunity
Antioxidants fight free radicals that lead to aging and disease and noni juice has been proven to have significant antioxidant activity.10 Plus a 1oz serving of our noni juice has 20% of your RDA of vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the immune system and helps to fight off infections.11

One Noni Juice Stands Out from All the Rest
Add Noni Juice to Cart100% pure and certified organic, our Noni Juice by Hawaiian Herbal Blessings is harvested and traditionally processed on the island of Maui. It is unpasteurized (unlike other noni juices out there), traditionally fermented and cold pressed from only certified organic, grade “A” ripe noni fruit. This traditional processing helps maximize the potentially active microorganisms and beneficial components for which noni is known. There are no preservatives, colors, water, sugar, fruit juice concentrates or other flavors added.
 
Noni fruit typically has a very powerful pungency in its taste and smell, which has been compared to a very strong and tangy cheese. This noni juice is very mild compared to others. Although it still retains some of the characteristic pungency and odor of the fresh fruit, it has a pleasant subtle fruitiness with floral undertones, and much of the typical noni “bite” is absent.

Customer Review

After reading about this product and trying it for the first time today, I am LOVING it and feeling a difference in myself already!! I am looking forward to making noni juice now part of my healthier lifestyle! Thank you for carrying such an awesome product!!” – EMS
 
See for Yourself Why People Are Crazy About Noni Fruit!

Sources:
1 – “The geographic origin of the plants most commonly used for medicine by Hawaiians.” Abbott IA. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1985.
2 – “Morinda citrifolia (Noni): a literature review and recent advances in Noni research.” Wang, MY, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Dec. 2002.
3 – “Anti-microbiol activity and anti-complement activity of extract obtained from s elected Hawaiian medicinal plants.” Locher, CP. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1995.
4 – “Inhibitory activity of gut bacteria against Es cherichia coli 0157 mediated by dietary plant metabolites.” Duncan, SH. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 1998.
5 – “Anticancer activity of Morinda citrifolia (noni) on intraperitoneally implanted Lewis lung carcinoma in syngeneic mice.” Hirazumi, A. Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society, 1994.
6 – “Immunomodulation contributes to the anticancer activity of Morinda citrifolia (noni) fruit juice.” Hirazumi, A. Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society, 1996.
7 – “Analgesic and behavioural effects of Morinda citrifolia.” Younos C. Planta Medica, 1990.
“Selective
8 – Selective COX-2 inhibition of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) in vitro. The proceedings of the Eicosanoids and other bioactive lipids in cancer, inflammation and related disease.” Su, C. The 7th Annual Conference, 2001 Oct 14-17. Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
9 – “Antidiabetic Effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Fermented by Cheonggukjang in KK-A(y) Diabetic Mice.” Lee, SY. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012.
10 – “Chemical constituents of the fruits of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) and their antioxidant activity.” Su, BN. Journal of Natural Products, 2005.
11 – “Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview.” Chambial, S. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2013.

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Our Secrets to Radiant Skin, Strong Nails & Lustrous Hair

Have you ever experienced dry skin, brittle nails or lackluster hair? There may be one critical mineral you’re lacking that could result in positivenoticeable changes in your hair, skin and nails!

Commonly known as “nature’s beauty mineral,” this nutrient is absolutely vital to maintaining smooth skin, strong nails, and shiny, full hair. We’re talking about sulfur. And the single best way to get sulfur into your body is with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). MSM is a naturally-occurring form of dietary sulfur that can be taken internally as part of your diet, or used topically in a lotion.

MSM Flakes and Capsules

What Makes MSM So Great?
The sulfur in MSM is vital for the production of collagen and keratin, proteins necessary for the health and maintenance of skin, nails and hair.1 Connective tissue and cartilage also contain proteins bonded with sulfur.2  When MSM is taken internally it has anti-inflammatory potential,3 and has also been shown in studies to release sulfur to form collagen and keratin, as well as essential amino acids and serum proteins — these are the basic ingredients of hair, skin and nails.4,5
 

 
MSM and Skin Conditions, Wrinkles, Scars, Acne and More
You can strengthen your skin, hair and nails from the inside out with MSM Powder, Capsules or OptiMSM Flakes. Taking MSM internally with water or mixed with your smoothies has been proven in studies to be effective against acne, as well as dry, scaly or itching skin.6 To help even further, you can apply MSM lotionsto target and revitalize particular areas of your skin.

When applied topically as ointment or lotion, MSM has been found to be helpful with acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash, burns, scars, and certain fungal infections.6,7 To address specific areas, use MSM lotions on scar tissue, wrinkles, blemishes, acne, skin irritations and burns — or just to have youthful, glowing skin!

 

 
What are People Saying About MSM?
OptiMSM Flakes:
Amazing! No more aching hands from sewing or cold mornings. Thicker hair. Moisturized skin. Stronger nails. I add 1/2 tsp to glass of water each morning, don’t notice any bitterness, just tastes like water.” – Regina

MSM Capsules:
I love MSM. My hair was starting to thin out really bad in the front. I started using MSM and in no time my hair was thickening. Thank God for MSM!!!!!!!” - Dinah

MSM Powder:
“This stuff is amazing, totally cured my Achilles tendinitis and has helped my knee tremendously after surgery.” – Jen

MSM Lotion, Lavender:
“I really enjoy putting this product on my face especially before retiring for the night. It feels wonderful and am certain it is helping blemishes to heal faster.” – Mikayla
 
MSM Lotion, Medicinal:
“I use MSM lotion as a facial moisturizer and also use it for anti-chaffing. It works better than anything I have ever tried. It even reduced a few dark aging spots on my cheek. I also put it on a wart that was forming on my arm and the wart disappeared. All around usefulness and very inexpensive.” - planlady

MSM Lotion, Coconut Rose:
“I’ve tried so many high-end face creams/lotions, and nothing comes close to this product in terms of… well everything really. The quick absorbency, the clean, light feel to it, the natural ingredients (including the fragrance!), and the nourishment it provides as a result – all for a VERY reasonable price.” – Kristya
 


 
The Sunfood Difference™
Our MSM is extracted from natural sources and is extensively tested to be free of contaminants. Lower quality brands of MSM are created using solvents that can result in toxic byproducts. Our MSM comes in a pure form that dissolves easily into water or juice. It is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach for maximum absorption. MSM also works very well in conjunction with vitamin C so we recommend mixing it with camu camu berry powder in water or juice.
 
We hold our MSM lotions to the same quality standards as our MSM supplements. All of our MSM lotions are made with the purest ingredients and are free of alcohol, chemicals and parabens. Vegan and never tested on animals, they are good for your skin and sustainably sourced!
 
Recipe!Check out this delicious MSM Lemonade!
 

 
One Last Thing… Got Gray Hairs?
There is one thing we haven’t mentioned yet – prematurely graying hair. This is where another mineral comes into play: copper. One study found that with subjects in their 20s with gray hair had significantly lower concentrations of copper in their blood when compared to controls, suggesting that copper deficiency may play a role in premature graying.8
 
Made by Mother Earth Minerals, our copper is a water-soluble, ionic (electrically charged) liquid mineral in angstrom form, which are 10,000 times smaller than colloidal molecules. These minerals are small enough to not just absorb into your body, but assimilate into your cells, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. 
 
If you are deficient in copper, Mother Earth Minerals copper is the most effective way to restore your copper levels.
 

 
For radiant skin, strong nails and lustrous hair, these mineral products are for you!
 


Sources:
1 – The Forgotten Nutrient MSM: On Our Way Back to Health with Sulfur. Ley, B.M., Health Learning Handbooks, BL Publications, California: 1998.
2 - “The MSM Miracle,” MSM Medical Information Foundation, 2005-2006.
3 – “The anti inflammatory effects of methylsulfonylmethane on lipopolysaccharide induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages.” Hallym University, Korea, 2009.
4 – “The Current Status of MSM in Medicine.” Jacob, S.W, Am. Acad. Med. Prev., 1983.
5 – “Incorporation of Methylsulfonylmethane into Guinea Pig Serum Proteins.” Richmond, V.L., Life Sciences 1986, vol. 39.
6 – “Dietary Products and Uses Comprising Methylsulfonylmethane.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,863,748: 1989.
7 – “Methylsulfonylmethane and Methods of Use.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,296,130: 1981.
8 – “Serum iron, zinc, and copper concentration in premature graying of hair.” Fatemi Naieni F, Biological Trace Element Research, April 2012.

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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This Could Be The Most Powerful Superfood on the Planet

What if there was one superfood that had more nutrients than most foods on the planet? What if all these nutrients gave it a solid reputation of boosting energy and feeding your brain? Read on to discover what could be the most powerful superfood in the world!
 
It All Started with Phytoplankton

“The future of nutrition is found in the oceans.” – Jacques Cousteau

 

Marine PhytoplanktonDid you know that human plasma has a remarkably similar chemical composition to seawater? It’s not surprising, therefore, that our bodies need the micro-nutrients and trace elements found in marine phytoplankton. These microscopic plants that live at the base of the marine food chain support all life in the ocean. This is important for us as well, because gram for gram, marine phytoplankton just might be the most nutrient-dense superfood on the planet, loaded with essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and trace minerals.
 
Even MDs Agree!
According to Dr. Hugo Rodier, MD: “There are very few products that provide all, or even most, of the raw materials to make new cells and sustain the existing ones. The problem is that we need all of them at the same time for things to work. One of those rare products that contains almost everything you need for life (and the rebuilding of cells) is marine phytoplankton. It contains all nine amino acids that the body cannot make. The essential fatty acids are also present (Omega-3 and Omega-6). Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D and major and trace minerals are all present in phytoplankton.”

 
The abundance of nutrients in marine phytoplankton naturally makes it a supercharged energy source. Check out what people are saying…
 
“It makes an amazing difference in my energy level, much younger people cannot keep up with me, they are always wondering how it is that I got so much energy.” – Roy
 
“Thank you for a very good product. I really needed more energy, and this does it for me.” – Kathy
 


 
Phytoplankton for Brain Health
It’s no secret that omega-3s essential fatty acids (EFAs) benefit brain health. One study concluded that supplementation with the omega-3 known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) “improved memory and the response time of memory in healthy, young adults whose habitual diets were low in DHA.”1 Another study found that fish oil exerted “exert positive effects on brain functions in healthy older adults.”2
 
Where do fish get their omega-3s? Marine phytoplankton of course, which is where the marine food chain begins. This superfood ensures that you acquire EFAs by going straight to the source and eating lower on the food chain. You also avoid mercury and other toxins inevitably found in seafood.
 
The Sunfood Difference
Our raw, certified non-GMO marine phytoplankton is carefully grown inside a highly-regulated, simulated oceanic environment. This is to ensure the purity of the phytoplankton and prevent contamination from chemicals and contaminants which are unfortunately found in our oceans. To create the unique liquid nutrient combination, the live marine phytoplankton biomass is transferred from a centrifuge and immediately blended into an ocean derived concentrated ionic trace mineral solution. This concentrated solution is highly beneficial to human health as it contains over 90 ionic and trace minerals and is produced using a natural evaporation process employing the sun and the wind, which eliminates 93% of sodium.
 
Recommended Use
Begin with a few drops and work your way gradually to a dropperful a day. Phytoplankton is best taken alone under the tongue, or you may also combine with a smoothie or water. Get creative and try this Super Green Marine Phytoplankton Dressing!


 
I love this product! Marine phytoplankton is a staple superfood for me.” – Mary Helen

“I started out mixing it with celery and cucumber juice, now I take it behind the tongue, then wash it down with the juice. This stuff is incredible.” – Manny
 
Marine Phytoplankton: jam-packed with nutrients for boundless energy and mental clarity! See for yourself…

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Sources:
1 – “DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2013.
2 – “Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Brain Function and Structure in Older Adults.” Cerebral Cortex, Oxford University Journals, June 24, 2013.

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Are You in the Know? Best of New Superfoods!

Super You - Healthy Living & Well-Being Newsletter from Sunfood
 
We introduced some awesome new products last year, everything from raw noodles to almond butters… Check out what you may have missed!
 
It’s no secret that processed carbs (bad carbs) should be avoided – they’re loaded with empty calories, extra sugar and can lead to unwanted weight gain. Unfortunately, common foods we crave such as pasta and noodles are one of the leading ‘bad carb’ culprits. But don’t worry! Breaking up with your carb-rich entrée is much easier, and tastier than you may think. Learn more…
 
 
Imagine dipping a crisp autumn apple into creamy, silky smooth almond butter… except this isn’t your typical almond butter. This one is supercharged with energizing red maca, warming cinnamon, aromatic vanilla and sweet coconut palm sugar. It has all the rich almond flavor you love, with the nutrition and benefits of certified organic superfoods! Learn more…
 
 
In 2012, breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. at 29% of all cancers reported. Chances are you know someone who has been affected by this disease. Our friend Joyce Sobotta did something about it. Learn more…
 
 
 
In 2006, Brad was the typical American guy – overweight, high cholesterol, low energy, didn’t sleep well. Sound familiar? Brad began to seriously reevaluate his life. He was at least 40 pounds overweight, mildly depressed because of a recent business failure, and prescribed the drug Lipitor to normalize high cholesterol levels. Learn more…
 
 
We fell in love with a new breakfast food! It’s called Seven Sundays Muesli (pronounced “muse-lee”), a mix of nutritious grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Unlike most cereals and granolas, there are no added sugars, oils or preservatives. Learn more…
 
 
Meet the latest product that absolutely blew our minds here at Sunfood – Bliss Mix by Divine Organics is out-of-control delicious; we literally couldn’t stop eating it! The fact that Bliss Mix is packed with pure superfood deliciousness is only part of the appeal; we also fell in love with Divine Organics, maker of Bliss Mix, because of the story behind this conscious company. Learn more…
 
 
Trying to avoid high calorie sweeteners that cause your glycemic index to go through the roof? Our new organic Liquid Stevia extract by Omica Organics is just what you’re looking for – it’s got zero calories, zero glycemic index and zero carbs. The best part is that it has no bitter aftertaste like other stevia products on the market! Learn more…
 
 

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Wake Up! Top 3 Energizing Superfoods

Top 3 Energizing Superfoods
Who hasn’t ever felt that lull in the middle of the day? Or just woken up feeling sluggish? We’ve been there and we have just the superfood solutions for you. These healthy alternatives might even replace your coffee and energy drinks…
 
 
#1. Cacao: Raw Chocolate Energy!

Contrary to popular belief, cacao contains negligible amounts of caffeine. However, the extraordinary bean from which our beloved chocolate comes contains theobromine, a stimulant that does not affect the nervous system the way caffeine does (think: energy spike!). Instead, theobromine is known to support heart health1 and create a slow release of energy throughout the day.
 
As if a boost of energy wasn’t enough, cacao is loaded with anandamide, a neurotransmitter which stimulates feelings of happiness while blocking feelings of pain and depression. Cacao also contains phenylethylamine (PEA), the pleasure chemical found in the brains of people in love—that’s why chocolate and romance go together so often.
 
Our cacao is raw, organic, non-GMO, and tested for purity to ensure it’s the cleanest cacao out there. Mineral-rich and full of antioxidants which support the immune system2, cacao is one of the most energizing superfoods on the planet!
 
Cacao Powder:
“I put this in my superfood smoothie every morning and have noticed a huge difference! My energy and mood have really improved. I can’t imagine starting my day without it.” – Nikki
 
Cacao Nibs:
I dip my banana in a tiny bowl of these in the morning, yum! Super-charged!” – Mary

 

#2. Maca Powder: Incan Powerhouse!

Maca is a superstar root vegetable that has a solid reputation as a powerful enhancer to energy, stamina and even libido. Used as a food and medicine in South America for centuries, maca is said to have been consumed by Incan warriors before long journeys and even battles. Today it is recognized as an adaptogen which means that it can help the body deal with stress and provide energy without overstimulation.
 
Our raw, organic, non-GMO maca is grown high in the Peruvian Andes in areas untouched by pollution and low-temperature processed to bring you the highest quality maca available.
 
Maca Powder:
“My hubby was beginning to lose his stamina because of work and not eating properly. I then had to take over and start making sure he’d get proper rest and eat right. He all of a sudden start feeling vibrant again, and looking so much better! All thanks to his green veggies and the magic energy food (Maca). I have recommended it to many friends and family! Thank you!” – Very happy once again in Chicago, Illinois
 
Red Maca:
“This turned the clock back 20+ years and restored male energy in my 50s that I had decades earlier. My wife also takes it and has no menopausal troubles.” – Re-energized husband
 
Maca Extreme: (3-4 times the concentration of regular maca!)
“I liked the texture and rich flavor. It’s been awhile since I had regular maca, but do feel a bit more zoom zoom than I remembered from the regular maca. I have never had a power/energy drink before, with all the amazing superfoods and products like maca. This is the way to go.” – Jordana 
 
 
 
#3. Platinum: The Power of the Elements!

Element #78 on the Periodic Table, Platinum (Pt) is a precious earth metal. It is a vital element for cellular longevity and vitality, exhibiting a powerful ability to greatly increase energy levels. Like its close neighbor, Element #79, (Au – Gold), platinum molecules stimulate brain cells to provide deeper, more restful sleep patterns. While gold is best taken in the evening for relaxation, platinum is best taken in the morning to provide energy throughout the day.
 
Our platinum by Mother Earth Minerals is a water-soluble, ionic (electrically charged) liquid mineral in angstrom form, which are 10,000 times smaller than colloidal molecules. These minerals are small enough to not just absorb into your body, but assimilate into your cells, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients.
 
“Platinum greatly increased my energy level and also gave me a deep sense of wellbeing” – Sara
 
Say goodbye to lethargy – Supercharge your day with these energizing superfoods!

 

Sources:
1 – Chocolate Consumption in Pregnancy and Reduced Likelihood of Preeclampsia.” Elizabeth W. Triche, Yale University, 2009.
2 – Polyphenols in chocolate, which have antioxidant activity, modulate immune functions in humans in vitro.” St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan, 1997.

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4 Superfood Snacks That May Have Flown Under Your Radar

Hey Sunfoodies!
Whoever says that healthy snacks don’t taste good has clearly never tried these yummy treats! Check out our favorite superfood snacks that you may not have experienced yet… super scrumptious and healthy, too!
 
Imagine a luscious gourmet chocolate bar infused with a superfood layer of antioxidant-rich maqui berry and the delicate aroma of rose. Our Rose Maqui Cacao Truffle Bar by Righteously Raw is a decadent delight that’s raw, organic, non-GMO, and kosher, so you can enjoy a delicious dessert and get a superfood boost at the same time!

“Normally I’m not into floral chocolate bars, but this is the one exception that absolutely blew me away! The maqui berry and the rose really compliment each other and go so nicely with the cacao. A real exotic treat!” – Ilyse

Check out the touching story of how it all began from Audrey Darrow, President of Earth Source Organics, maker of Righteously Raw chocolate products:

“Earth Source Organics started as a need to find affordable raw, organic foods as I was just recovering from a very aggressive breast cancer and money was tight. I saw that raw chocolate was selling for $14 a bar and I assumed that many others could not afford the luxury either. After going through treatment, I had severe allergies and quickly learned that this was a huge problem for children and adults. I felt I needed to produce foods that others could enjoy without all the worry. We continue to grow and are so very grateful for our wonderful customers and the amazing companies that allow us to sell our products to them!”

Check out our other gourmet truffle bar flavors by Righteously Raw – Goji Cacao Truffle Bar, Caramel Cacao Truffle Bar, Maca Cacao Truffle Bar, and Acai Cacao Truffle Bar. Yum!

This is not just a cereal; it’s a raw superfood powerhouse! Made with sprouted, gluten-free, organic grains like buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa, Chia Ginger Superfood Cereal by Living Intentions is amped up with chia and flax seeds for a boost of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Did you know that omega-3s are crucial for brain health and that symptoms of deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, and depression?1 This is a super tasty way to get your brain food in the morning!
 
Light and crunchy with a hint of coconut and a dash of sweet currants, Chia Ginger Superfood Cereal is loaded with complete proteins, healthy fats, antioxidants and fiber. It’s just pure food ingredients with a spicy twist of ginger to make this the best cereal ever!
 
“Delicious! Love this cereal, buying my 2nd batch now :)  ” – Jeanette

Check out our other super tasty superfood cereal flavors by Living Intentions: Acai Blueberry, Cacao Crunch, and Hemp & Greens.

 
 
Beyond superfood cereals, Living Intentions strikes again with Gone Nuts – raw, gluten-free nuts with explosive taste and satisfying crunch. They’ve got all the flavor and crunch of roasted nuts, but better because they’re raw, preserving the nutrients that high heat processing typically destroys.
 
Spicy Chipotle Pistachios & Pumpkin Seeds starts with raw nuts which are sprouted for optimal digestion, then gently air-dried to protect vital enzymes and nutrients. One serving contains 15% RDA vitamin A, 11% iron and 4% calcium. A organic chipotle spice blend is added to the mix including chilies, garlic, onion, Himalayan salt and a splash of unfiltered olive oil for a hot and spicy kick to tantalize your taste buds!
 
“Anyone who likes chipotle will love these! They are hot and sassy!” – Lila
 
Check out these other Gone Nuts flavors to wow your taste buds: Mesquite Maple Walnuts, Cilantro Lime Mojo Pistachios & Pepitas, Rosemary Garlic Pistachios & Almonds
 
 
 
Bring the ultimate zesty boost to any meal with Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy, made with a mouthwatering combo of sprouted seeds, flavorful herbs & spices, cheesy nutritional yeast, and superfoods like spirulina, chlorella, dulse, and kelp. That means that in each serving, you’re getting 10% iron, plus protein and vitamins A and C – not your average spice blend!
 
“I like to add to this to every single salad I eat. I even keep it in my car so I can jazz up any normal boring salad on the go. I also use it in my recipes for kale chips and cashew “cheese” to add a nice herbal flavor to the mix. It’s like nutritional yeast, supercharged!” – Eric
 
Did we mention that all Living Intentions products are made with raw, organic, gluten free, ingredients which are sprouted for optimal digestion and nutritional vitality? Perhaps the best part is the taste – deeee-licious with cheesy herbs and spices! Sprinkle Salad Booster Vegan Cheesy on salads, soups, veggies, noodles, or any dish for an extra zing!
 
Satisfy your sweet or savory cravings with these superfoods treats!

 

Sources:
1 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide. 

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Incredible Story: How Tocotrienols Changed A Life Forever

Super You - Healthy Living & Well-Being Newsletter from Sunfood
 
Incredible Story: How One Superfood Changed a Life Forever
We are lucky to hear some amazing superfood success stories from our customers, and sometimes we find one we feel is truly powerful, heart-warming, and worth sharing. Below is Danny’s remarkable story…

 
“You are amazing and your products are life changing” – Danny

“I had to send you a message all the way from the UK. It’s a long story so I will be brief. I was attacked and robbed leaving a bank 3 years ago. I was left in a coma for 11 months and I’ve needed 39 operations. I’m on huge amounts of medications and I’m disabled now, but I have a strong mind. My skin was dry and my hair fell out after one of the surgeries. I guess the stress was too much for my body to cope with. My skin dried up and was so sore and red and irritated all over my body. My joints ached and I aged maybe 15 years in a matter of 2 years.

“Then I went online, read up about tocotrienols and I bought a tub of your product. I ate it and used it as a skin treatment. I literally covered the bad areas in it like a body mask. Within about 30 days, I noticed my skin changing. It became smooth and supple and glowing. People started to comment on how well I was looking. My hair started to grow back thick, dark and shiny. My joint pain calmed down and my whole body feels revitalized totally. I look younger – I actually think I look better than before all of this happened.

“As I had more surgeries, I let the staples heal, then applied the tocotrienols mixture to the scarring and it made them go flatter and fade. On my face, my skin is so smooth and soft. Even the dermatologist was amazed and asked what I was using. No words can thank you, really no words, as you helped me to get my life back after such a terrible time. Thank you with all my heart.”

(Click here and scroll down to see Danny’s review and others on Sunfood.com)

 
 
How could Tocotrienols/Rice Bran Solubles have such an effect?
Until recently, vitamin E was thought to be composed of several tocopherols. A new class of compounds related to the tocopherols has been discovered, and these compounds are called tocotrienols.

The typical use for our tocotrienols (stabilized rice bran solubles) is to add to a smoothie, but Danny got creative. He used tocotrienols directly on the areas that needed it most, knowing that vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects healthy cells from free radical damage.1

Scientific research has revealed some amazing findings. One study stated that “tocotrienols possess powerful neuroprotective, anti-cancer and cholesterol lowering properties that are often not exhibited by tocopherols.” 1 This report further noted that your body can’t produce its own vitamin E and it must be obtained through food or supplementation. 1
 

 
The Sunfood Difference™
There are currently four named tocotrienols: alpha, beta, gamma, and delta tocotrienols. All 4 of these are contained in our Tocotrienols/Rice Bran Solubles, a vegan and pesticide-free product.
 
 
Food For Thought
Vitamin E has been found to be physiologically the most important fat-soluble chain-breaking antioxidant.2 Most notably, it has been revealed that alpha-tocotrienol has 40-60 times more potent antioxidant activity than alpha-tocopherol.2
Be sure to get your vitamin E, and especially the super powerful tocotrienols!

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Sources:
1 – “Tocotrienols: Vitamin E beyond tocopherols.” Life Sciences Journal, March 27, 2006.
2 – “Free radical recycling and intramembrane mobility in the antioxidant properties of alpha-tocopherol and alpha-tocotrienol.” Free Radical Biology & Medicine Journal, 1991.

 

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Invisible Toxins: 5 Ways to Detox from Fukushima Radiation

Fukushima Japan

The News You May Not Have Heard
Approximately 70 sailors who were aboard the USS Ronald Reagan when it first responded to the Fukushima disaster in 2011 are now reporting cases of thyroid disease, testicular cancer, leukemia, and more.1

Navy sailor Lindsay Cooper, age 24, tearfully told the New York Post about her radiation sickness: “My thyroid is so out of whack that I can lose 60 to 70 pounds in one month and then gain it back the next. My menstrual cycle lasts for six months at a time, and I cannot get pregnant. It’s ruined me.”1

What happened to these sailors affects you, too.

It has been reported that radiation from the Fukushima disaster has hit the U.S. west coast and is in our food supply, specifically in fish, sea vegetables and crops growing near the Pacific Ocean.2

It is likely that the human health effects of the Fukushima disaster will take years to fully ascertain. It doesn’t make sense to wait for symptoms of radiation sickness to appear. The safest thing for all of us to do is detox now with radio-protective superfoods and supplements.
 


 
Top 5 Ways to Detox from Radiation
 
1. Spirulina: Successfully Used to Treat Radiation Sickness after Chernobyl Disaster
Spirulina CrunchiesThe microalgae spirulina was part of a regimen used to treat victims of the catastrophic nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the former Soviet Union in 1986. Patients diagnosed with radiation sickness experienced “long-lasting remission” from radiation damage as well as reconditioning of cellular functions.3 Another incredible study found that children with radiation sickness reduced radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days with five grams of spirulina administered per day!4

Our spirulina is raw, non-GMO, and grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. It is also rigorously tested to be free of pollutants such as pesticides, heavy metals and bacteria to ensure that it is the cleanest spirulina out there. Click here to view.

 
 
2. Chlorella: To Prevent and Protect Against Radioactive Damage
Chlorella TabletsSimilar to spirulina, chlorella is a microalgae that can protect from radiation, as well as restore your body after the damage has occurred. One study observed that chlorella produced “a significant radio-protective effect” against both acute and chronic radiation damage.5 Another study found that chlorella increased survival rates among mice who were irradiated with lethal doses of gamma rays, as well as increased the production of bone marrow and spleen stem cells which are vital to blood health and immunity.6

Our chlorella is sourced from Taiwan, which is currently considered to be the cleanest and purest source of chlorella in the world. Raw and certified non-GMO, it is extensively tested to be free of contaminants and contains no binders or fillers. It’s just pure chlorella. Click here to view.

 
 
3. Iodine: Protect Your Thyroid
IodineDid you know that Japan distributed 230,000 iodine tablets to evacuation centers in Fukushima in 2011?7 Specifically, the tablets were potassium iodide, a salt of stable (not radioactive) iodine that can help block radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland.8
Why should you be concerned about your thyroid right now? Your thyroid is the part of your body that is most sensitive to radioactive iodine.8 One study found that radioactive iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California.9

The iodine that we carry here at Sunfood is not a compound like potassium iodide. Made by Mother Earth Minerals, it is in its purest elemental form and is nothing but iodine. It is a water-soluble, ionic (electrically charged) liquid mineral in angstrom form, which are 10,000 times smaller than colloidal molecules. These minerals are small enough to not just absorb into your body, but assimilate into your cells, which is the key to fully utilizing the benefits of mineral nutrients. Click here to view.

 
 
4. Brazil Nuts: Eat 3 a Day & Get Your Selenium
Brazil NutsThe mineral and antioxidant selenium has been shown to have radio-protective properties.10 One study in particular found that selenium “significantly increased” the survival rates of irradiated mice. 10 Another study reported that selenium restored enzyme activity and even cellular deformities after subjects were exposed to radiation.11

Just three of our unpasteurized, raw, organic, non-GMO Brazil Nuts contain 100% of your RDA of selenium. If Brazil Nuts are not your thing, Mother Earth Minerals, the same company who makes the iodine recommended above, also makes a liquid selenium supplement. Click here to view.

 
 
5. Zeolites: Volcanic Minerals with Detox Effects
ZeolitesA group of volcanic minerals formed eons ago, zeolites have a unique molecular structure resembling a cage that creates the potential to trap toxins and flush them from the body. In addition to the more well known use of zeolites to detox heavy metals such as aluminum, arsenic, lead and mercury,12 zeolites have also been found to have radio-protective properties.13 Specifically, zeolites increased the survival rate and average lifetime of mice exposed to radiation.13

Super-Z-Lite Liquid Zeolites is the purest and most effective form of zeolites. This is because it’s made of the smallest possible particle size of activated zeolities, combined with ionic trace minerals and humic and fulvic acids to create a highly bioavailable and potent formula for detoxification and restoration. Click here to view.

 

 
 
Don’t wait for the symptoms of radiation sickness to appear. Detox now!
 
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Sources:
1 – “Navy sailors have radiation sickness after Japan rescue.” Laura Italiano and Kerry Murtha, New York Post, December 22, 2013.
2 – “Fukushima Radiation Hits ‘US West Coast.’” DNA, topinfopost.com, December 29, 2013.
3– “The adaptive potentials of those who worked in the cleanup of the aftermath of the accident at the Chernobyl Atomic Electric Power Station under the influence of different treatment methods.” Lik Sprava, Ukraine, Apr-Jun 2000.
4 – “Spirulina- natural sorbent of radionucleides.” Research Institute of Radiation Medicine, Czech Republic. Belarus, Sep 1993.
5 – “Evaluation of radioprotective action of a mutant (E-25) form of Chlorella vulgaris in mice.” Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 1993.
6 – “The radioprotective effects of aqueous extract from chlorococcal freshwater algae (Chlorella kessleri) in mice and rats.” Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 1989.
7 – “Iodine tablets: how iodine protects the thyroid from radiation.” Eryn Brown,
Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2011
8 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Potassium Iodide
9 – “Elevated airborne beta levels in Pacific/West Coast US States and trends in hypothyroidism among newborns after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown” Open Journal of Pediatrics, March 2013.
10 – “Radioprotection by metals: selenium.” Advances in Space Research, 1992.
11 – “Radioprotective role of selenium after single-dose radioiodine (¹³¹I) exposure to red blood cells of rats.” Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, 2011.
12 – “The influence of Parachlorella beyerinckii CK-5 on the absorption and excretion of methylmercury (MeHg) in mice.” The Journal of Toxicological Sciences, Feb. 2010.
13 – “Effect of prolonged dietary zeolites on survival rate and intestinal reaction toward irradiation in mice of different age.Radiats Biol Radioecol, Russia, 2001.

 

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Cancer: A Story of Rebirth

Super You - Healthy Living & Well-Being Newsletter from Sunfood
 
In 2012, breast cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. at 29% of all cancers reported.1 Chances are you know someone who has been affected by this disease.
 
Our friend Joyce Sobotta did something about it.

Healthy Girls Breast Oil

A Story of Rebirth

For six years, Joyce Sobotta watched her younger sister struggle with breast cancer.

“One night,” Joyce said, “the family had gathered, and as we helped her from hospital bed to chair, she looked at me and she said, ‘Joyce can I come to your house?’

“I said, yes you can come. I knew she couldn’t come because she was too weak. But she smiled because she had a place to go. Later on that evening, she passed.

“Her spirit had let go of her physical body but there was so much more to do. I knew I wanted to help women accept and love their bodies.”

At that moment, Joyce decided to dedicate her life to educating women about breast health. Her idea came to life in the form of Healthy Girls Breast Oil.

 

 

What Is Healthy Girls Breast Oil?

Made of 8 therapeutic oils grown with the highest standards of purity and sustainability, Healthy Girls Breast Oil is designed to be used with loving, lymphatic self-massage.

The lymph system’s primary function is to isolate toxins and filter them out of the body. Because lymph fluid moves slowly, inactivity can seriously restrict its flow. Muscle contraction (as in the diaphragm with deep breathing), and manual manipulation (as in massage), are the primary means for our lymph to circulate and drain from the body. Lymphatic self breast massage can reduce tenderness, breast pain, inflammation, lumps, cysts, and fibrocystic breast tissue. It also encourages loving self-care!

 

What Practitioners Are Saying…

“I am a NUCCA doctor in Ames, Iowa, and have been offering Healthy Girls Breast Oil to my patients, and they love it. I feel confident recommending it to patients because I know it’s safe and effective.”– Barbara, DC

“It feels wonderful to do the breast self massage, love the aroma, no greasy feeling and I know I’m giving a fabulous treatment to my breasts.” – Sharon, CMT
 

Each oil in Healthy Girls Breast Oil has a specific purpose to work synergistically to improve breast health: 
Jojoba – Most like the oil in your skin, jojoba has anti-inflammatory properties. Suitable for all skin types, it unclogs pores, stimulates blood circulation and skin elasticity, and helps heal scars.
 
Lemon – With an invigorating scent, lemon is high in the nutrient d-limonene, improves the immune system, and helps with cellulite and lymphatic cleansing.
 
Sweet Orange – Also rich in d-limonene, orange has been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumor growth. It improves the immune system, promotes tissue repair and has an uplifting aroma to reduce depression.
 
Lavender – This restorative, relaxing oil is used for holistic balancing. It aids in relaxing the nerves, relieving headaches, reducing high blood pressure, and improving skin conditions.
 
Geranium – Opening up the liver to discharge toxins, geranium balances skin, circulatory and emotional conditions by helping regenerate tissue and nerves.
 
Frankincense – Helping to strengthen the immune system, frankincense wards off infection and oxygenates cells.
 
Nerolina – This soothing, softening oil helps to balance and detoxify as an antibacterial and antifungal.
 
Marjoram – Known in folklore as “Joy of the Mountains,” marjoram aids to warm the body and ease congestion in tissues which can be a cause of pain. It is calming, relaxing and known to increase longevity.
 
Rose Demascena – Beautiful for the skin, this oil brings a feeling of wellbeing and unconditional love to the body. It also aids in circulation and emotional balance.

Using Healthy Girls Breast Oil for lymphatic massage will not just aid in detoxification, it will focus loving energy on your breasts, instead of fear or lack of acceptance.
 
“To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” – Albert Schweitzer 

 


 
Other Ways to Support Breast Health

Mangosteen Powder – Mangosteen fruit has been used for centuries by the people of Southeast Asia to treat an incredible array of ailments. One study found that the phytochemicals known as xanthones found in the rind of mangosteen killed breast cancer cells and inhibited metastasis (spreading) in surrounding lymph tissues.2
 
Omega-3s – Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk and progression of breast cancer.3 One study found that when women who were diagnosed with breast cancer increased their intake of omega-3s, they experienced a 25% reduced risk of additional breast cancer events, as well as reduced risk of mortality.4
 
One of the best plant sources of omega-3s is our sacha inchi oil with 48% total content being omega-3s. The best part is that it’s on sale now for 30% off with a best-by date of March 31, 2014. Click here to read more about how this amazing oil can feed your mind heart and skin.
 
Overall Diet– Eating GMO-free, pesticide free, organic whole foods is always an excellent strategy to fuel your cells and organs and help you reach peak health.  

Thermography – Digital infrared thermal imaging involves taking a series of photographs with high definition cameras that record images of skin thermal patterns. This non-invasive method for breast cancer screening can detect cancer in the early stages without the compression and radiation induced by mammography.
 
Balance Your Energy and Emotions – Healing practices like yoga, meditation, journaling, or simply taking a walk in nature are wonderful ways to relieve stress.

 


Increase self-awareness with loving lymphatic self massage. Instead of looking for something wrong with your breasts, focus on loving them! One bottle of Healthy Girls Breast Oil helps to balance and detoxify, as well as stimulate the immune system.
 
“I love the scent and how it makes me feel as I apply it to my breasts and under arms in the morning after my shower, and in the evening before I go to bed. I believe it helps me into a relaxing sleep. During the day I sometimes use it on my neck to bring calmness and contentment. ♥ “ - Joyceelove 
 
Bottom line: love yourself and give your body the best! 


 

 

Sources: 
1 – “Cancer Facts & Figures 2012.” American Cancer Society. 
2 – “α-Mangostin extracted from the pericarp of the mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana Linn) reduces tumor growth and lymph node metastasis in an immunocompetent xenograft model of metastatic mammary cancer carrying a p53 mutation.” BMC Medicine, June 3, 2011. 
3 – “Marine Fatty Acid Intake Is Associated with Breast Cancer Prognosis.” The Journal of Nutrition, Feb 2011.
4 – “The effect of omega-3 FAs on tumour angiogenesis and their therapeutic potential.” European Journal of Cancer, Aug 2009. 

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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One Superfood to Feed Your Heart, Mind & Skin

Don’t Let This Deficiency Bring You Down
If you’ve ever felt depressed, sluggish or forgetful, there could be one simple reason for it. It’s a vital nutrient that has been proven in countless studies to not only affect brain health, but correlate to the risk for heart disease. The lack of it could even be the reason your skin is dry.

The nutrient in question is collectively known as omega-3 essential fatty acids. These fats are called “essential” because they must be acquired through diet and are vital to your health. The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough.

According to researchers at Harvard University, a lack of omega-3 intake is the sixth leading cause of deaths from preventable diseases in the US, with 72,000-96,000 deaths annually.(1)

Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, and depression, to name a few.(2) Beyond brain health, omega-3 levels are connected to heart health, and even the condition of your skin. 


 
 
Secret of the Amazon
An Amazonian vine known as sacha inchi has been used by indigenous cultures for hundreds of years for its health-giving properties. The oil from the star-shaped sacha inchi seed is one of the highest plant sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids on the planet. Raw and sustainably grown, our cholesterol-free sacha inchi oil is one of nature’s best sources of omega-3s, with 48% total content.
 
Feed Your Brain
One study concluded that supplementation with the long chain omega-3 fatty acid found in the brain known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) “improved memory and the response time of memory in healthy, young adults whose habitual diets were low in DHA.”(3) Low levels of DHA have been associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and cognitive impairment.(4) Similarly, people suffering from depression were found to have lower levels of omega-3s than healthy volunteers.(5) If that weren’t enough, depression has been found to accelerate cellular aging(6), once again bringing us back to the importance of getting your omega-3s to feed your brain!
 
Feed Your Heart
Countless studies have shown the correlation between heart health and omega-3 levels. Increased omega-3 levels been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, as well as inflammation in the cardiovascular system, arrhythmia, and stroke.(7) Because of the large body of scientific research associating omega-3 intake with decreased risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish at least twice a week. For those who are vegetarian, vegan, or simply concerned with global mercury contamination in fish(8), sacha inchi oil is a safe, healthful solution to get your omega-3s without ingesting the toxins found in fish.
 
Feed Your Skin
Your skin is a reflection of what is going on inside your body. Omega-3 deficiency has been shown to result in dry skin, rashes, and even poor wound healing.(9) With its rich omega-3 content, sacha inchi oil can help hydrate your dry skin from the inside out. If your skin cells are strong and full of moisture with adequate omega-3s, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can decrease. Our sacha inchi oil is best taken internally, and it is even light enough to be applied topically to your skin to maximize its anti-aging properties.

 


 
“Truly one of the most delicate oils I’ve ever tasted. The flavor is so light and heavenly! As expected, great when applied topically also. Amazing oil all around.” – Kristya
“This stuff replaced my fish oil – much healthier and nothing harmed in its process. It also made my skin glow.” – Rena
 

 
Ways to Enjoy Sacha Inchi Oil
Sacha inchi oil has a delicious, mild nutty flavor. It’s perfect for drizzling over salads, mixing in with soups, or making a homemade salad dressing…check out our scrumptious recipe for Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup!
 

Creamy Carrot Ginger Soup

“I love sachi inchi oil and use it every day in my morning smoothie. It has a great mild, nutty flavor and is full of omegas.” – Beth

 

 
The Sunfood Difference
Most sacha inchi products are roasted, which can damage delicate oils and nutrients. Our sustainably grown sacha inchi oil is created using a low-temperature, cold-press process that keeps nutrients intact. When you and your family enjoy sacha inchi oil, you’re getting your omega-3s and helping to protect the endangered fertile land in the Amazonian rainforest from being razed for raw materials that are less sustainable. It’s good for you, and the planet!
 
Key to Health
With our sacha inchi oil, you’ll never be deficient in omega-3s again!
 

Sources:
1 – “The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors.” Harvard School of Public Health, 2009.
2 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide. 
3 – “DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2013.
4 – “Fatty acid analysis of blood plasma of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, and cognitive impairment.” University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2000.
5 – “Lowered omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in serum phospholipids and cholesteryl esters of depressed patients.” Clinical Research Center for Mental Health, Belgium, 1999.
6 – “Major depressive disorder and accelerated cellular aging: results from a large psychiatric cohort study.” VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands, 2013.
7 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: New Recommendations From the American Heart Association.” Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ, 2003.
8 – “Mercury as a global pollutant: sources, pathways, and effects.” Environmental Science & Technology Journal. May 21, 2013.
9 – “Essential fatty acid deficiency in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition.” University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998. 

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Top 3 Superfood Secrets to Weight Loss

Top 3 Superfood Secrets to Weight Loss
Happy New Year! Now that the holiday feasting has come to a close, let’s talk about the topic gripping so many minds at the turn of a new year – weight loss. Before you take up the latest diet craze to embark on your New Year’s resolution, check out these superfoods that have the potential to help you shed those holiday pounds—and we’ve got the science to prove it!
 

 
1. Yacon Syrup Is Back – Low-Glycemic Sweetener to Help You Lose Weight!
Yacon SyrupBelieve it or not… It’s true! An all natural sweetener derived from an Andean root vegetable, yacon syrup has been scientifically proven to produce “a significant decrease in body weight, waist circumference and body mass index” in obese premenopausal women with insulin resistance.1 It was also found that fasting glucose levels were not affected by the syrup treatment.1

How can this be?

Yacon is high in dietary fibers known as fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which the body recognizes differently than glucose. Therefore it has little, if any, effects on blood sugar levels. It also contains inulin which functions as a prebiotic to help control flora in the intestine, giving signals for probiotics to grow. This translates to metabolic and digestive support. It is possible that the prebiotic power of yacon is the reason behind the women in the study successfully losing weight.

 
Our yacon syrup is completely pure, unlike many other yacon products which have popped up to capitalize on the media’s recent highlight of this product as a weight loss aid. You can rest assured that ours is organic, completely pure, and free of any additives or fillers.
 


 
2. Eat Fat and Lose Weight?
Coconut OilSounds counter intuitive, we know, but the answer is yes – depending on the type of fat you consume.
 
Dr. Bruce Fife, C.N., N.D., author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, found out the truth of how different fats affect the body for himself. After failed diet attempts, he simply replaced processed vegetable oils with coconut oil, as well as reducing his sweets and increasing his fiber intake. He did not monitor his calories at all.
 
A few months later he was shocked to realize that his pants were loose. He hadn’t expected anything to happen at all, but when he got on the scale, he discovered that he’d lost 20lbs.
 
Several years later, he eats foods cooked in fats and desserts which contain fat, but the fat he eats almost exclusively is coconut oil. The 20lbs never came back.
 
Dr. Fife writes in The Coconut Oil Miracle, “I found a way of eating that wasn’t like a weight-loss diet because it worked without my trying. It was great. I look better and feel better about myself.”2
 
Just what is it about coconut oil?

The key is that it is an excellent source of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which are quickly broken down by the body and used as an energy source. On the other hand, long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), the most common type of dietary fat found abundantly in meat and vegetable oils, tend to get stored in the body as fat and result in extra pounds.

 
The science confirms what Dr. Fife experienced. Because MCFA are easily absorbed and quickly used for energy, they can actually increase metabolism and even help burn off fat stored in the body.3
 
Because the body uses MCFA immediately rather than storing it as body fat, human studies have shown that the simple act of replacing LCFA with MCFA can produce weight loss with no changes in caloric intake.4
 
No crash diet necessary! Just replace other oils with coconut oil and see what happens. Unlike other coconut oils, ours is truly raw, unrefined, organic, and non-GMO—the best out there!

 


 
3. The Power of Seaweed
Maine Coast Sea VegetablesOcean vegetables like kelp and bladderwrack contain alginate, a dietary fiber that has the incredible ability to reduce the digestion of fat by over 75%.5 Researchers at Newcastle University in the UK discovered that these carbohydrates curtail the absorption of fat better than most over-the-counter anti-obesity treatments. 5 
 
“There are countless claims about miracle cures for weight loss but only a few cases offer any sound scientific evidence to back up these claims,” explained Dr. Iain Brownlee, one of the lead scientists in the study.5 
 
Researchers concluded that because alginate significantly reduces fat digestion, “seaweed could hold the key to tackling obesity.”5 
 
Our bladderwrack and kombu kelp by Maine Coast Sea Vegetables are the cleanest seaweed products we have found. Certified organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO, they are sustainably harvested in remote areas of the Gulf of Maine. They are then tested to be safe from radioactivity and heavy metals, low temperature dried, and hand-packed to bring you the purest sea vegetable products available. 
 

 
Your New Year’s resolution is calling you…

Check out these superfood weight loss aids – made by nature, backed by science!
 

Add Yacon Syrup, 8oz to Cart Add Yacon Syrup, 16oz to Cart Add Maine Coast Bladderwrack Powder, 1lb to Cart Add Maine Coast Kombu Kelp, 2oz to Cart

 

Add Coconut Oil, 16oz to Cart Add Coconut Oil, 24oz to Cart Add Coconut Oil, 1 gal to Cart

Sources:
1 – Yacon syrup: beneficial effects on obesity and insulin resistance in humans,” Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, 2009.
2 - The Coconut Oil Miracle. Fife, Bruce. 1999. Avery. P.86-87.
3 – “Enhanced thermogenesis and diminished deposition of fat in response to overfeeding with diet containing medium chain triglyceride” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Apr 1982
4 – “Thermic effect of medium-chain and long-chain triglycerides in man.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nov 1986.
5 - Seaweed to tackle rising tide of obesity.” Newcastle University, United Kingdom, March 22, 2010.

 


 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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#1 Best Tasting Chocolate Alternative!

Naturally Sweet, Mineral Rich, Stimulant Free
100% raw and delectable, our Carob Powder offers an amazing chocolate alternative that can be used in a variety of drinks, dishes and desserts. An excellent source of calcium, carob is low in fat and contains protein, B vitamins, magnesium, iron, and copper. Unlike chocolate, carob is naturally sweet, and free of the stimulants caffeine and theobromine, as well as oxalic acid, which prevents the body from using calcium and zinc.
(click here for Nutrition Facts)

“This is the tastiest Raw Carob Powder ever! I’ve had raw carob powder that wasn’t very good, but Sunfood’s tastes incredible!” – Ricky

 

The Sunfood Difference

Our carob powder is made from organic, sustainably harvested carob pods, which are a member of the legume family. There are no additives, fillers, preservatives, or alternate processing aids. Unlike other carob powders, our raw processing keeps nutrients and enzymes intact while preserving the delicate sweet flavor naturally found in carob.
Add Raw Carob Powder, 1lb to Cart

Carob is naturally sweet, so less can be used when substituting for raw cacao powder in desserts or drinks. It is especially delicious with mesquite, which has a sweet and nutty flavor. 

Almond Carob Mousse recipe

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Can You Avoid Aging, Disease & Weight Gain?

Discover the Power of the Superfood of Superfoods

The 3 Most Common Conditions We Strive to Avoid:
 
  • Aging
  • Disease
  • Weight Gain
 
 
What if there were a single superfood that could fight all three?
 
 
Meet the acai berry.
 

First of all, just to clarify, acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) really isn’t a berry at all! It’s actually a palm fruit with a single seed that grows in floodplain areas of the Amazon River.

OK, technicalities aside, acai is often touted as “The Superfood of Superfoods” due to its long list of health benefits.

But watch out – many acai products on the market have reduced nutritional value because they’re adulterated with additives and fillers. Rest assured, our acai powder has none of these, nor is it an extract or a concentration; it’s simply the beautiful deep purple pulp of the acai fruit – freeze-dried, certified organic and non-GMO.

So how can acai help fight aging, disease and weight gain?

It all starts with antioxidants. Ever see an apple turn brown once you slice it? That’s oxidation. Antioxidants works against this process by fighting free radicals in the body which lead to aging and disease.

Acai PowderAcai berries are jam-packed with antioxidants, a fact that has been confirmed time and time again by scientific research. One study observed “individual increases in plasma antioxidant capacity of up to 2.3- and 3-fold for acai juice and pulp, respectively” when comparing the antioxidant levels in the blood of healthy human volunteers taking acai versus control groups.Basically, this means that acai pulp tripled the antioxidant levels of the people taking acai.

Another study confirmed acai’s anti-aging potential, observing that “acai has the potential to antagonize the detrimental effect of fat in the diet and alleviate oxidative stress in aging.”2

“Amazing acai powder! I have so much energy. I am 61-years-old but I still work a like a young person – 9 to 11 hours. Thank you for acai powder!” – Hye

 
Know Anyone Affected by Heart Disease or Diabetes?

Sad but true: Most of you will likely answer yes to this question. The good news is that acai has shown some promising potential in reducing the risk factors for these two diseases; one study revealed that overweight individuals taking acai experienced “reductions in fasting glucose and insulin levels…there was also a reduction in total cholesterol levels.”3 These results led researchers to conclude that “consumption of acai pulp reduced selected markers of metabolic disease risk [which is defined as] a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and/or type-2 diabetes.”3

 
Let’s Talk about Weight, Before It’s Too Late

Acai PowderHow can we discuss heart disease and diabetes without addressing the subject of weight? According to the National Institutes of Health, “The  higher your BMI [body mass index], the higher your risk for certain diseases such as heart  disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems,  and certain cancers.4

Here comes the power of acai once again. Researchers have found that ”body weight [was] reduced by ASE [acai seed extract].5 Because the study also found that acai reduced “plasma triglyceride [fats in the blood], total cholesterol, glucose levels, and insulin resistance,” researchers concluded that acai provides ”an alternative nutritional resource for prevention of MS [metabolic syndrome].5
  
So, can acai help fight aging, disease, and weight gain? Science indicates YES! Now you decide…

“Great way to start your day! I love acai powder and use it every morning in my smoothie! I love the color and it makes my smoothie taste even better!!” – E.M.S.
 


 
The Sunfood Difference
Not an extract or concentration, our acai powder is certified organic, non-GMO, and free of additives and fillers. It’s the purest acai available, ensuring that the nutrients are alive and ready to deliver the health benefits to you.
 
 
How to use Acai PowderAdd to juices, smoothies, nut milks or yogurt. Check out this delicious recipe for Essential Acai Fudge!

“This stuff tastes real. It’s totally delicious, and I can feel the pure vitality from it when I eat it. It’s so yummy mixed in smoothies and looks gorgeous too!! Definitely a daily staple.” – Em

One superfruit to fight aging, disease and weight gain!

Experience the benefits of the “Superfood of Superfoods” today!

Sources:
1 – “Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanins and antioxidant effects after the consumption of anthocyanin rich acai juice and pulp (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in human healthy volunteers.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2008.
2 – “Açai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet.” Experimental Gerontology Journal, Mar 2010.
3 – “Effects of Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry preparation on metabolic parameters in a healthy overweight population: a pilot study.” Nutrition Journal, May 12, 2011.
4 – National Institutes of Health: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
5 – “Effects of an extract obtained from fruits of Euterpe oleracea Mart. in the components of metabolic syndrome induced in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet.” Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Dec. 2010.

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“Typical American Guy” Changes His Life & Creates Amazing Superfood Snacks!

Going Raw – a Life Changing Experience
In 2006, Brad was the typical American guy – overweight, high cholesterol, low energy, didn’t sleep well. Sound familiar?

Meet BradBrad began to seriously reevaluate his life. He was at least 40 pounds overweight, mildly depressed because of a recent business failure, and prescribed the drug Lipitor to normalize high cholesterol levels.

Then he decided to adopt a predominantly raw food diet, and something truly remarkable happened. Within months, Brad felt like a completely different person. He had shed over 40 pounds, lowered his cholesterol levels, and discovered a youthful vigor and energy he hadn’t experienced since his mid-20s.

While Brad was completely invested in this new way of eating, he did miss traditional American snack food – something, as he says, “to put some crunch” in his diet. He started experimenting with raw chips made from fresh vegetables, sprouted flax seeds, buckwheat and an array of spices. 

He dehydrated the chips, keeping the temperature below 115 degrees, so as not to break his commitment to a raw diet.

His delicious homemade snacks were met with so much enthusiasm that a new company was born: Brad’s Raw Foods. His snacks are so healthy and tasty, he even decided his dogs shouldn’t be missing out, and made raw dog treats as well!

Best Raw Chips EVER!

Brad's Raw Chips

Brad's Raw Chips

A serious statement, we know! Truly, we have never had raw chips as tasty as Brad’s. Not only are they organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and kosher, but they have a delectable, light crunch that is irresistible! So many other raw chips are often tough and too dry. Not Brad’s. Made with locally grown vegetables, seeds, herbs and spices, the flavors are out-of-control savory and zesty – we had to force ourselves to stop eating them!
 
Sweet Potato
Subtly sweet, a favorite for adults and kids alike.
 
Sun Dried Tomato
Craving Italian flavors? Tomato, basil and garlic make this the one for you.
 
Red Bell Pepper
For happy taste buds, eat out of the bag or dip in salsa or guacamole.
 
Beet
Sure to be a hit whether you’re a fan of beets or not.
 
Perfect for dipping, eating right out of the bag, or crumbling on soup or salad!
 

Mouthwatering Raw Leafy Kale! Brad's Raw Leafy Kale
Brad's Raw KaleAgain, we are not exaggerating here – these light, crispy kale chips are the best we’ve ever had, hands down! Imagine kale, one of the most nutritionally dense leafy greens, with pizzazz! Coated with flavorful, organic ingredients like raw cashews, sunflower seeds, & spices. The texture and flavors will have even the most staunch skeptics gobbling them up.

Naked
A delicate and delicious way to enjoy the simple things in life.

Nacho
The tastiest cheesy snack around… without the cheese, that is.

Vampire Killer
Fresh garlic to keep the vampires away.

Nasty Hot
Add a little spice to your life with a kick of jalapeno.
 


Dog Treats Reinvented
Brad's Raw 4 PawsBecause Brad is such an animal lover, he decided to create the healthiest dog snack imaginable – Raw 4 Paws. The Yappy Yam flavor simply contains kale, yams, buckwheat, carrots, maple syrup, coconut oil, Himalayan salt, turmeric and lots of love.

Just like all Brad’s products, Raw 4 Paws are vegan, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, hand-crafted in the USA, and gently dehydrated below 115 degrees to keep enzymes and nutrients intact. Each chop-licking treat is made in cute little doggie bone shapes. Your pooch will love ‘em!

Last But Not Least

You can rest assured knowing that Brad’s Raw Foods is a conscious company. This means that great care is taken every step of the way, from how the foods are grown – locally sourced, organic, non-GMO – to the way they are processed – under 115 degrees, not baked or fried, in a gluten-free facility. Even the residual production materials are composted and returned to the fields.

From start to finish, Brad’s Raw Foods has blown our minds and wowed our taste buds with the most delicious, consciously made raw snacks for you and your canine friends too!

 

Add Brad's Raw Chips Sweet Potato to Cart Add Brad's Raw Chips Sun Dried Tomato to Cart Add Brad's Raw Chips Red Bell Pepper to Cart Add Brad's Raw Chips Beet to Cart Add Brad's Raw 4 Paws Yappy Yams to Cart

 

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Do You Want to Stay Young, Limber and Flexible?

The Mineral No One’s Talking About, But Everyone Needs

When it comes to bone health, the importance of calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D is no secret, but there’s another nutrient that is just as crucial. It’s just that most people are unaware of it despite the fact that deficiency can induce bone deformities, poorly formed joints, and reduced contents of cartilage and collagen(1) — conditions that are all too common as we age.

Organic silica, also known as silicon, is the mineral that deserves big recognition, considering how vital it is.

 

Silica and OsteoporosisSince the 1970s, studies have confirmed that silicon is an essential mineral for bone formulation(2) and mineralization.(3) One study even proved that silicon supplementation induced a significant increase in bone mineral density in women with osteoporosis, more than the prescribed medication known as etidronate.(4) And osteoporosis is no joke – it’s estimated that as many as half of all women and a quarter of men older than 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.(5)

The only silica products that we support here at Sunfood are Orgono Living Silica Liquid and Skin Gel because they consist of a unique form of organic silica which is highly absorbable and bioavailable. This is key when it comes to gauging the effectiveness of any supplement. Orgono products have been used throughout the world by healthcare practitioners, chiropractors, and naturopaths for more than 30 years as the best silica products on the market.

 

The Magnitude of Silica –  Beyond Bone HealthSilicon plays a role in the resilience of connective tissue, namely in cartilage and ligaments.(6) It’s even in your tendons, heart, liver and kidney.(7) From bones to vital organs, silicon plays a role in all body tissues, even including skin, hair and nails!(2)

 

“Living Silica Skin Gel is amazing! I love this product. I purchased this to use on my hands to keep the skin nice for as long as possible as I am 55 now. I love the way my hands look — youthful. The huge plus is that my nails are incredibly strong!” – O.A.


 

Skin, Nails and Joints
One study found that oral and topical applications of silica caused “clear improvements” in psoriasis symptoms such as scaling, reddening and hardening of the skin.(8) Improvements were also observed with the nail disease known as onychopath.(8) Even joint pain “was reduced by half” for patients suffering with joint abnormality.(8) Silica is serious stuff!

While silica is essential for health, no RDA has been established. However, deficiency can lead to the deterioration of bones, joints, cartilage and collagen.(2) It is not wise to ignore the importance of this vital mineral!

 

How to Ensure You’re Never Deficient in SilicaOrgono Living Silica is an organic dietary supplement specially formulated for optimal absorption and bioavailability — the extent to which a nutrient can be used by cells in the body. No other colloidal silica, silicic acid or plant extract based silica supplements in the marketplace provide higher bioavailability than Orgono Living Silica.

If you want to focus specifically on your skin, Orgono Living Silica Skin Gel is intended for direct skin application without chemicals, unwanted cosmetics, or oils and is unscented for unisex and everyday use.
 
 
How to Use Silica
Begin with one tablespoon per day of Orgono Living Silica Liquid. It should be taken at least 20 minutes before or after a meal, one hour before or after medication, at any point during the day. It is best to hold in the mouth to 1 to 3 minutes before swallowing.

For best results with Orgono Living Silica Gel, apply a small dab and let rest undisturbed for up to 20 minutes before gently rubbing in. The longer Orgono Living Silica Gel is left on the skin undisturbed, the greater the potential for smoother skin, reduced scarring, and reversal of wrinkles. Try combining with Peppermint Liniment, Magnesium Oil and/or MSM lotions to restore youth to your skin, joints, and connective tissues.
 


“Together with magnesium oil this product (Orgono Living Silica Skin Gel) has really helped the appearance of my face. From many years in the sun I had dark patches on my skin. After using these products for just a short time – the spots are gone!” – Nanz


 

How can your body benefit from silica?

Orgono Living Silica, 33.85 fl.oz.Orgono Living Silica Skin Gel, 5.07 fl.oz.

Sources:
1 –  “Silicon and bone health.” The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, Mar-Apr 2007.
2 – “Silicon: a requirement in bone formation independent of vitamin D.” Calcified Tissue International, Carlisle EM, 1981. 
3 – “A relationship between silicon and calcium in bone formation.” Federal Proceedings, Carlisle EM, 1970.
4 - “Effects of silicon, fluoride, etidronate and magnesium on bone mineral density: a retrospective study.” Centre Hospitalier de Toulon, France, 1993.
5 - NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
6 – “A Bound Form of Silicon in Glycosaminoglycans and Polyuronides.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, May 1973.
7 – “The chemistry of silica and its potential health benefits.” The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging, Mar-Apr 2007.
8 – “Colloidal silicic acid for the treatment of psoriatic skin lesions, arthropathy and onychopathy. A pilot study.” Journal of International Medical Research, Jul-Aug 1997.

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Top 5 Recipes to Stop Holiday Weight Gain

Skip the Holiday Weight Gain This Year!

At this time of year, we feast with our loved ones and when the celebrations are over, the reality sets in as many of us struggle to squeeze into our pants. Yes it’s true – we packed on a few extra pounds. Hastily, we set our New Year’s resolutions to lose the extra weight and rush to join the gym, until next year when the cycle awaits to repeat itself.
 

Stop right there!

This holiday season, you can stay away from bad fats and processed sugars that pack on the pounds, while never sacrificing your pleasure principle! Here are our favorite holiday superfood recipes that are so delicious, everyone—including any health food skeptics in your family—will only think one thing: yum! The fact that they’re so healthy can be our little secret…

Raw Superfood Stuffing

A healthy revamp of a traditional favorite that will have everyone coming back for more.

Surprise your guests with a healthy, raw superfood side dish, perfect for holiday dinners or parties! This raw stuffing is loaded with protein, minerals, antioxidants and LOVE! The fresh herbs in the recipe make all the difference for an incredibly robust flavor.

Peppermint Cacao Smoothie recipe

Sweet, minty, and chocolaty with a boost of minerals and antioxidants.

This luscious smoothie is like a superfood chocolate candy cane in a glass! Loaded with minerals and antioxidants, cacao brings on the chocolate flavor you crave without the junk food.

Raw Pumpkin Pie recipe

Indulge in a delicious dessert – raw and guilt-free.

This recipe is sure to be a crowd and family pleaser for your holiday party! You can use anything from a fresh heirloom pumpkin all the way to butternut squash and/or sweet potato.

Lucuma Eggnog

The taste of classic eggnog, dairy-free with a superfood infusion.

This recipe is absolutely perfect for fall and the colder months of the year. Lucuma adds a rich caramel flavor, and the coconut sugar and vanilla powder round out the recipe.

Golden Berry Fudge

Fudge that’s so delicious, no one would ever guess it’s healthy!

This fudge is super easy to make and delicious to eat! It is the perfect treat when you need just a bit of something sweet. Plus, if you need a quick gift, these are perfect for giving!
 

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Here’s to Healthy Eating!

- The Sunfood Team

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Give a Gift to Help Save the Planet

Give a Gift to Help Save the Planet

Are you ready to make a positive impact in your world?
Did you know that Americans are throwing out over 33 million tons of food every year? It’s single largest component of U.S. municipal waste with nearly 40% percent of all edible food lost from farm to fork to landfill. That’s equivalent to $165 billion a year, and one of the largest contributors to methane emissions in the US.(1)

BerryBreezeBut you can help cut those numbers down. If you’re tired of wasting food, throwing your money away, and would rather be a part of the solution, now is the perfect time to add BerryBreeze™ to your home - or give to someone you love this holiday season. While you’re saving money and reducing waste, Mother Earth will be thanking you.

A Simple Way to Help Stop Food Waste

  • BerryBreeze is the only refrigerator product to use a superior patented technology that produces activated oxygen that can help stop food waste.
  • BerryBreeze keeps your fruits, vegetables, and other food in your fridge from spoilage and decay 2-3 times longer, while maintaining freshness and nutritional value.(2)
  • BerryBreeze saves an estimated $2200 per year per household. That’s about $183 per month.(1)
  • BerryBreezecompletely eliminates all unwanted odors, tastes and smells from your refrigerator and your food.
  • BerryBreeze™can help feed the planet. If we save just 15% of wasted food, it would be enough to help feed 25 million people.(1)
 
 
Here is a Short Video on How it Works!
  

 
“This is the best product I have bought in years. I have had cauliflower in the refrigerator for 5 weeks. It was huge. It still looks like it did the day I bought it.” – Carol
 
 
The technology is simple. BerryBreeze™ is a small, lightweight, battery-operated, activated oxygen (O3) generator. It has no filters to clean and there is no maintenance required. By circulating pure, activated oxygen, this revolutionary product keeps your food fresh while completely eliminating all unwanted odors, tastes and smells from your fridge and your food.
 
 
 
“I already have one BerryBreeze™ and just love it! Mushrooms last for weeks, now! WOW! This will go in my second fridge!” – Alice

“Saves you a lot of money…imagine not throwing away fruits and veggies after a week.” – Sara

“I purchased BerryBreeze™ with high hopes that it would sustain my fruits and veggies for weeks, and that it would sanitize my fridge and eliminate any mold/bacteria that causes odor. To my delight, and my husband’s surprise after 2 weeks of use, my refrigerator never smelled so fresh, and the produce purchased 2 weeks ago is still fresh! I would highly recommend this product, it truly works, and it truly does pay for itself in what you save in wasting spoiled produce.” – Debarah

 

 
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BerryBreeze™ keeps food fresher for longer so it ends up on your plate, not in a landfill. It’s a simple way for you to make a difference in your life and in the world!

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Sources: (1) National Resources Defense Council August 2012   (2) R&D Enterprises of Walnut Creek, CA

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Raw Superfood Stuffing

Raw Superfood Stuffing recipe

Surprise your guests with a healthy, raw superfood side dish, perfect for holiday dinners or parties! This raw stuffing is loaded with protein, minerals, antioxidants and LOVE! The fresh herbs in the recipe make all the difference for an incredibly robust flavor.

Serves 4

1 cup cremini or white mushrooms, chopped
¾ cup celery, finely chopped
½ cup onion, finely chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
¼ cup raisins           
¼ cup goji berries
1 apple, finely chopped
1 tsp maca   
2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped                       
2 tsp fresh sage, chopped                           
2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
3 Tbsps fresh chopped parsley
3 tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsp Nama Shoyu or tamari soy sauce
Kalahari salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients into a large bowl, mix together gently, and enjoy!    

Recipe by Elyssa Mercado                                                                            

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Golden Berry Fudge

Golden Berry Fudge recipe

This fudge is super easy to make and delicious to eat! It is the perfect treat when you need just a bit of something sweet. Plus, if you need a quick gift, these are perfect for giving!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup cacao butter, melted
1 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla powder
½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
2 tsp lucuma powder
1 cup cacao powder
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup golden berries

Procedure:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a high power blender – EXCEPT the goji berries and golden berries – in the order listed. Blend until well combined.
  2. Place blended batter in a mixing bowl and add berries. Hand stir all ingredients well.
  3. Line an 8×8 glass baking dish with non-stick paper. Evenly spread fudge batter in dish.
  4. Place glass dish in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until batter has hardened.
  5. Once hardened, remove fudge from dish simply by lifting the edges of the paper. Peel paper away from fudge and then cut into bite-sized pieces.
  6. Will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks, or the freezer for months, in an airtight container.
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