Friday, July 25, 2014

Will Moringa Help Me Lose Weight?

This is one of the main questions I answer several times a week.  There are plenty of rumors that advertise Moringa as a weight loss aid. You need an honest answer for a change, rather than the hype most sites offer:

#1:  Moringa is first a food, highly nutritious, dense food. If you lived in India or other areas where it naturally grows,  you would go to the tree in your back yard to pick the leaves, pods, or flowers. If there was not a tree in your yard, you would shop for it in the local marketplace. You would receive branches with leaves on them. You would take them home and eat them at a food. 

Moringa does have medicinal properties, but it is first and most importantly a super food.  

Moringa is a super food, meaning it contains all the nutrients needed for survival including protein, calcium, iron, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, iron and antioxidants. 

These nutrients are present in higher density than in most other plants you eat. That is why it is being used in projects to end the starvation and death that happens every hour in those countries.

#2: Most websites selling Moringa as a weight loss product contain other herbs as well in the formula. These other herbs included in these formulas are typically used for weight loss.  

They are not pure Moringa products. 

An example is Zija XM Burn.  The label is listed below right off of their website.  It does contain Moringa in the ingredients but Green Tea and vitamins have greater importance.  The natural caffeine gives you a buzz energy, that many are looking for. The other ingredients in this formula are doing more for the decrease in appetite and the burst of energy than the Moringa in it. Moringa is important because while you are dieting, your body needs high quality nutrition.  The Moringa is feeding the tissues and organs top nutrients to be healthy.

I am not endorsing their products, only using this one to help answer the question of this blog, Is Moringa a weight loss supplement?  Will it help me lose weight?

Supplement Facts for Zija's XM Burn below...a advertised weight loss product.  ( I am not endorsing this but using it as a example. I do not sell this nor have I ever sold this or any other Zija products.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 15mg, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 2mg, Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12) 6µg, Chromium 120µg, Proprietary Blend 201mg, Natural Caffeine 110mg 

Ingredients: Proprietary Blend (Green Tea Extract (60% ECGC), Moringa oleifera Blend (Leaf Powder, Seed Cake, Fruit Powder)), 4-Amino-2Methlpentane Citrate (Pouchong Tea), Natural Caffeine, Higenamine, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Silica, Rauwolscine, Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6), Stearic Acid, Chromium Polynicotinate, Mecobalamin (Vitamin B12), Gelatin (Kosher) Capsule. 

Directions For Use: Adults take one (1) capsule, preferably before exercise, on an empty stomach. Consuming late in the day may impair sleep. Do not take more than two (2) caps per day.  (This is because of the caffeine in it)

 What is Pouchong tea in this ingredient list from the label above.
"Pouchong is also known as Chinese Green tea by some. However, it is a slightly fermented tea (10%-20%), which differs from Green tea, a completely unfermented tea. When brewed, it produces a light yellow hue, a mild aroma, and a delicate flavor. Pouchong tea, originated in the Pinlin region outside of Taipei, Taiwan. In Taiwan, Pouchong is only produced in this region and this region's Pouchong is recognized as the finest in the world. Pouchong has a milder flavor than Oolong tea yet stronger than Green tea. Its taste is appreciated by tea connoisseurs worldwide."

The chromium is this formula helps on sugar cravings. The vitamins add to your energy. The green tea, the first ingredient in this formula helps with energy and water retention.. It also contain natural caffeine as well. Pouchong tea is also in the formula.  

The negative to XM Burn and similar products is the caffeine they contain, which most people drink too much of already.  

The more ingredients in a product, the more chances of allergies. This is not a product for children with all the added caffeine.  If you are pregnant, you had better ask your doctor.  

It is not pure Moringa......

Will pure Moringa, nothing added,  give you energy?

Yes, but not like a bolt of 5 hour energy or a caffeine drink.  If you substitute Moringa for coffee, you will end up with a caffeine withdrawal headache. 

Moringa in its pure form gives a natural, more gentle energy lift. You find you can do more, walk more, get more done than before you were taking Moringa. You feel overall more energy and stamina.  This may take time depending on your health problems. If your adrenals are wasted from stress and fatigue, it may take awhile.

Moringa, pure Moringa,  does not contain caffeine.

Is pure Moringa beneficial for weight management and weight loss?  Yes, with qualifications.   

Pure Moringa, by itself, no enhancements can help with weight loss by giving optimal nutrition to your body tissues.  That supports all the tissues and organs that keep you healthy and your weight healthy.It feeds the thyroid, the adrenal glands, the entire endocrine system which in turn creates healthier metabolism and overall better health.

  • There is research to back up its effects on helping stabilize blood pressure and blood sugar. 
  • There is research to back up its effect on supporting immune function and adrenal function. 
  • Its superior usable nutrition helps to feed and restore healthy tissue. 

Step to healthy weight management: 

In the end it is still necessary to eat with more nutrition, cut out sugar, junk food, fast food, exercise, reduce stress, and live a healthier life style as a whole.  

If you have lost weight on pure Moringa, I would like to hear from you. This is using Moringa, pure, organic, no fillers, no caffeine, no added herbs. Email me at

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Why Comments Do Not Appear Automatically: Bog Comment Rules

 Blog Comment Rules

There have been real problems lately with spam comments: What are spam comments?

1: Comments that have nothing to do with this website or topics but are just a commercial for your business. 

  • Comments must apply to the topic of the blog.  It is apparent by some comments that are expressed, you never read the blog.  It is a commercial. 

2: Comments that don't make any sense with a link to your product.

3: Comments that are added with a link to your website about weight loss products and other products.

4: Comments from a Dr in a foreign country who says he cures HIV.  I have received pages of them. I do not know any thing about this clinic so will not advertise it or give it support.  It may be legitimate or may not be...but I have no knowledge on it.

5: Comments that are rude, slamming, and do not contribute to valuable discussion here. 
  • Comments are cleared by me first before publication for that reason.  You can enter them but they will not be published.  If you have a comment on this blog content or my blog in general.....enter it.  If not, do not bother to post here.  


    I have now made it so that only registered members may comment. If you register and then spam my blog, your IP address will be banned.  This had to be done to cut down on spam comments. 


    I cannot answer medical or personal health questions here on this blog. That is called prescribing without a license. I am not a doctor.  I do not legally have the right to do that.  If I do that, my blog and website can be taken down by authorities.  


    If you are pregnant, it is necessary to clear supplements you take with your doctor.  He is the only one who knows your health history.  


    That is why supplements contain the warning, "Do not take while pregnant." or " Please talk to your doctor before taking this supplement".

Is Organic Food Healthier? New Research Results

Our home grown organic tomatoes.....sweet and exceptional!

There is continued controversy on Organic food and its benefits. Those of us who grow our own food certainly know the difference in a home grown tomato and one brought from the store. We don't have doubts but for those of you who do, here is a study that ought to interest you.

A meta-analysis was carried out on 343 peer-reviewed publications regarding the differences between organic and non-organic crops and crop based foods by a group of researchers listed at the end of this blog.

  • Organic crops and foods are higher in antioxidants.

  • Pesticide residues were 4 times higher in conventional grown crops

  • Conventional raised crops contained more Cadmium, a toxic metal and other heavy metals. These heavy metals end up in the food via conventional kinds of farming methods. 

Research was carried out by the group below:
  • 1School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University,Nafferton Farm, Stocksfield,Northumberland,NE43 7XD,UK.
  • 2Human Nutrition Research Centre, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University,Agriculture Building, Kings Road,Newcastle upon TyneNE1 7RU,UK.
  • 3School of Biology, Newcastle University,Ridley Building,Newcastle upon TyneNE1 7RU,UK.
  • 4Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, Washington State University,Pullman,WA,USA.
  • 5Department of Agricultural Sciences,School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna,Viale Fanin 42,40127Bologna,Italy.
  • 6Department of Pesticide Control and Phytopharmacy,Benaki Phytopathological Institute,GR 14561 Kifissia,Athens,Greece.
  • 7Department of Organic Farming and Food Technology,Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands,Iosif Momferatou & Ilia Miniati PC28100,Argostoli, Cephalonia,Greece.
  • 8Faculty of Human Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences,Nowoursynowska 159c,02-776Warsaw,Poland.
  • 9Department of Animal Physiology,Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw,Miecznikowa 1,02-096Warsaw,Poland.
  • 10Biotechnology and Food Research, MTT Agrifood Research Finland,FI-31600Jokioinen,Finland.
  • 11Department of Gene Bank,Crop Research Institute (CRI),Drnovská 507/73, 161 06 Praha 6 -Ruzyně,Czech Republic.
  • 12Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL),Ackerstrasse 113,CH-5070Frick,Switzerland.
  • 13INRA, UR407 Pathologie végétale,67 allée des chênes,F-84143Montfavet Cedex,France.
All for Today!

Important Fruit and Baked Goods with Fruit Recall – Listeria Contamination

It seems these days, we have more and more recalls on food. At least in this country we know about them. In third world countries you just get sick and the company goes on producing contaminated food.

Two Companies and Food involved: 

If you bought fruit from Trader Joe’s, Cosco, Kroger, Food 4 Less, or Walmart, you should read this warning.   

The company who is recalling the fruit is Wawona Packing Company, located in Cutler, CA.  The dates on the fruit in question are June 1 through July 12th.  You either need to throw the product away or take it back to the store where you bought it from.

Same goes for the baked goods from the Wegmans chain that has fruit in it that comes from Wawona Packing Company, based in Cutler, CA

What is Listeria monocytogenes? One form of food poisoning.
Listeria is a bacterium that can be found in soil, water, unpasteurized milk, produce contaminated with Listeria in it. 

Symptoms: fever, headache, muscle stiffness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms and their severity depend on the immune system of the individual. 

Severity of Symptoms: Complications of Listeria.
The symptoms may be mild or deadly in the case of young children and the elderly, whose immune function may be compromised.   If you are pregnant, it can cause a miscarriage or stillborn death.   In can be deadly in cancer and HIV patients whose immune function is already compromised. 

Listeria can also travel through the spinal cord to the brain and  meninges causing meningoencephalitis.  Basically this is an brain inflammation which will put you in the hospital and can kill you. 

So if you even think you have some of this contaminated fruit, throw it away. Do not take chances. 

If you feel you may have Listeria symptoms, go to Urgent care for treatment. Penicillin is the drug usually given as treatment. If you are allergic to Penicillin, make sure you alert the doctor to that.

To learn more about the recall, customers may contact the packing company at A link exists as well for information concerning the products being recalled:

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