The quality of one’s life really depends on one’s sense of wellbeing. But what exactly is meant by a sense of wellbeing? Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness. It's a complex combination of a person's physical, mental, emotional and social health factors. Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. In short, wellbeing could be described as how you feel about yourself and your life.
Without our health, we are cannot fully live a life of happiness and joy Without vitality we cannot achieve all that we desire. Without true nourishment, our cells cannot thrive. Without optimal heath we can never experience a true sense of wellness.
Every aspect of your life influences your state of wellbeing. On the top of the list of factors that contribute to a state of wellbeing is the experience of optimal health and vitality. To achieve optimal health, it is necessary to nourish the body with healthy foods, get adequate daily exercise, manage stress and have deep, restful sleep.
The more our body is healthy and balanced the more we have the energy and a sense of inner peace and optimism to face each day. A healthy body is intimately linked to a positive and happy outlook on life.
Noni - Nourishment for Wellbeing
The secrets for good health is always to be found in nature. The greatest nourishment that provides our body with the vital nutrients it needs to heal and repair are found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and roots. Unlike the processed, industrialised food of the 21st century, eating close to nature is the true source of health.
There is one plant that has been renown for it many health and nutritional benefits for literally thousands of years. This amazing plant is called Noni. The Noni plant has quite an illustrious history. Its origins stretch way back into the distant past. It is believed that its medicinal properties were first recognized as far back as 3000 years ago in the subtropical part of ancient India. Noni was defined as a balancing agent which helped to stabilize the body and give it perfect health.
As ancient people explored new lands, they valued the medicinal properties of Noni so much, that they always brought the Noni plant with them on their travels. Noni has traveled far and wide over the millennia. It is now found throughout tropical climates of Southeast Asia, Australia, Africa and the Caribbean.
But Noni is most well known for its cultivation in the South Pacific Islands where it has become an integral part of the Polynesian culture. Over the centuries, Noni fruit became the primary food choice for people in Fiji, Rarotonga and Samoa, where the people consumed Noni both raw and cooked.
Noni is a fruit produced by a tropical flowering tree whose scientific name is Morinda citrifolia. Modern research now understands why the Noni fruit has been so highly revered and utilised by the many different cultures around the world for health. It has been found to contain more than 165 compounds have been recognized as beneficial for supporting optimal health. The fruit contains phytochemicals that act as antitumor, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, hypotensive, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and immune enhancing.
The challenge to a sense of wellbeing is the result of living in our modern, stressful, fast food world. The many nutrients found in Noni help the body react to or recover from the deleterious effects of modern-day stress. It has been proven to combat stress-related disorders such as regulation of blood sugar levels, constipation, circulation, blood pressure, inflammation, ulcers, indigestion, immune system deficiencies chronic fatigue and asthma. Studies have also shown that Noni’s stress mitigating ability can help protect the brain from cognitive decline.
Noni also excels at enhancing relaxation leading to a calmed nervous system, improved sleep and an overall sense of wellbeing. If you want the natural high of wellbeing, Noni can get your there because it is renown for regulating the release of endorphins, your natural “ feel good” inner chemistry!
Just what makes Noni such a powerful food for supporting our overall wellbeing? Noni has been found to contain many different kinds of phytonutrients. In fact, researchers have identified an amazing amount of health-promoting compounds in Noni fruit which have therapeutic value. Noni contains a rich assortment of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, vitamin C, carotene, vitamin A and fatty acids. For instance, the Noni fruit has twice the naturally occurring levels of vitamin C than an orange.
One of the keys to insure a sense of well-being is the ability to manage stress. Stress is the most debilitating factor for health. Physical stress, emotional stress and environmental stress all leave their impact on the many systems of our body.
Certainly plants have the ability to assist the body to adapt to stress and maintain and inner equilibrium. Such plants are called adaptogens. Since adaptogens have a global balancing effect on all body systems, they are able to successfully manage to all forms of stressors. Incorporating these plants into our daily nutritional regime give us the insurance to successfully manage the physiological effects of our modern day stress-filled life.
Noni is revered as the "premiere" adaptogen. The traditional use of Noni was not just to cure health conditions but, even more importantly, to insure optimal health. With the help of a daily dose of Noni, all the systems of the body are optimized to be able to repair, regain balance and maintain healthy functioning.
Noni is truly a gift from nature that supports our overall wellbeing. Drinking a glass or two of Noni juice on a regular basis is our best insurance for maintaining a healthy, vital and resilient body. In a sense, we are gong back to the future. We are discovering what so many cultures have known, the gift of the Noni plant is truly the gift of life.