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Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera promises natural energy boosts and weight loss

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Moringa Oleifera is derived from the Moringa tree, which is grown in remote places near Kenya, Ethiopia and the Hemilayas. There are many spiecies of the tree but all have been found to have similar benefits.

This supplement is thought to be beneficial because it's a superfood when compared to most other plants. Some claim it has the ability to help prevent more than 300 health conditions. This is because Moringa contains an impressive amount of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. As a point of reference, Moringa contains seven times the amount of vitamin C in oranges, four times the amount of calcium in milk, four times the amount of vitamin A in carrots, and two times the protein found in yogurt.

Dr. Oz featured the supplement on his TV show earlier this year touting that it contains three times more iron than spinach, which is essential for carrying oxygen around the body so it can function properly.

Other benefits of Moringa include increased energy levels without the stimulant caffeine, and weight loss because it slows the rate that sugar is released into the bloodstream. This is beneficial since excess sugar turns into fat in the body which leads to weight gain.

In this way Moringa is able to boost energy naturally while simultaneously burning fat and thus promoting weight loss.

Moringa can be taken in powder form, capsule form or as tea, which is the method Dr. Oz personally recommends. However, some believe that Moringa tea is not as potent as the capsules and powder so users may not see as great of results.

In Senegal, Africa Moringa has been and essential supplement to help counter malnutrition. The Moringa leaves are washed, dried and crushed in a mortar and pestle and the powder is then sifted like flour and used to sprinkle over dishes as a "spice" providing superfood benefits.

PRO
  • Naturally occurring
  • Easy to digest
  • Provides energy without chemicals or artificial ingredients
  • Found to be extremely beneficial for breastfeeding mothers and those who are malnourished
  • Provides a great number of health benefits through essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids
CON
  • Not proven to cause weight loss. In some cases Moringa has been used to help animals gain weight and females increase milk production because of its superior nourishing abilities.
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According to DietsInReview.com's registered dietitian Mary Hartley, RD, Moringa is a "highly nutritious, medicinal plant grown in the tropics with negligible calories but loaded with high-quality protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. It is a versatile food for livestock and humans in third-world countries, but there is no scientific evidence of Moringa being a weight loss supplement...It seems like Moringa powder could be a healthy supplement for anyone with a poor quality diet."

Moringa Oleifera is now available in a wide variety of forms for purchase online.

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CONCLUSION

Moringa Oleifera is thought to be beneficial because of its high concentration of vitamins and minerals and impressive amounts of amino acids.

Though Moringa Oleifera has been used to help animals gain weight and females increase milk production, there is no scientific evidence that it will cause weight loss. However, Diets In Review dietitian Mary Hartley, RD believes Moringa powder could be a healthy supplement for anyone with a poor diet.

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For many people suffering Crohn’s disease, the colostomy bag on which they rely, is something they hide away. But one make-up artist from Worcester has become an internet sensation after posting a photograph of her in a bikini online, exposing her colostomy bags to the world. The image of Bethany Townsend, 23, has already been seen by more than nine million people. And the positive feedback has given her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a model. Scroll down for video
Bethany Townsend, 23, became an internet sensation after posting a photograph of her in a bikini (pictured) online, exposing her colostomy bags to the world. It has been viewed by more than nine million people and the positive feedback has given her the confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a modelbikini ‘I didn’t expect this kind of reaction at all,’ said Mrs Townsend. ‘The photo has been seen by millions of people and it’s had 190,000 likes and over 10,000 comments on Facebook - it’s just gone ballistic. ‘I’m just so glad that it’s brought about more awareness of Crohn’s disease and it’s made me feel so much more confident about the colostomy bags. ‘If I can inspire or help other people in my position to feel a little more comfortable in their own skin then I’m really happy.  
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‘When I first had the bags fitted I was devastated - the reaction to this photo has really helped me accept them.’ The 23-year-old was fitted with her colostomy bags in 2010 after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of three. Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system, affecting the sufferer’s ability to digest food, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste. In extreme situations, like Mrs Townsend’s, it becomes necessary to remove the damaged section of the intestine and bring the healthy part out as a stoma - known as a colostomy.
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The make-up artist's Crohn's is still active and there is a possibility that she may have to have a bowel transplant to help treat the condition

It was six months after her dream holiday that Mrs Townsend decided to share her holiday photos with the world to raise awareness about Crohn's disease. She got in touch with Crohn's and Colitis UK Facebook group to see if they would let her post something on their page
WHAT IS CROHN'S DISEASE? Crohn's disease is a condition that causes inflammation of the digestive system.Inflammation is the body's reaction to injury or irritation and can cause redness, swelling and pain.Crohn's disease is one of the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).The other common form of IBD is Ulcerative Colitis.Crohn's is described as chronic, meaning it is a life-long condition. Sufferers will have periods of good health, remission, as well as times when their symptoms flare up or relapse.There is currently no cure for the disease, but drugs and surgery can give patients long periods of relief from their symptoms.The cause of Crohn's disease is not well understood. Experts believe the condition is, in part, inherited, while an abnormal reaction of the immune system to certain bacteria in the intestines is thought to contribute.Viruses, bacteria, diet, smoking and stress have all been suggested as environmental triggers, but there is no definitive evidence that any one of these is a cause of Crohn's.Crohn's causes ulcers to form in the gut and inflammation that affects the body's ability to digest food, absorb nutrients and eliminate waste in a healthy way.Symptoms include: Abdominal pain and diarrhoea Tiredness and fatigue Feeling generally unwell Mouth ulcers Loss of appetite and weight loss Anaemia - a reduced level of red blood cells It's estimated around 250,000 people suffer from the condition in the
UK. It can start in any age, but usually appears for the first time
between the ages of 10 and 40.The disease can cause complications including perforations. They happen when a severe blockage ruptures the bowel, making a hole. The contents of the bowel can leak through and form an abscess. It causes pain and a fever.Source: Crohn's and Colitis UK
'I wasn’t sure, but in Mexico I finally realised he was right and decided to wear my bikini. ‘At
first I was nervous and worried that people would stare but it was
fine. 'I realised that the colostomy bags didn’t control me or define who
I am. ‘The staff at the hotel asked me about the bags on the last day of the holiday, but rather than being offended I was glad because it meant I could talk to them about Crohn’s and tell them what it is. ‘Ian’s always been my rock and supported me no matter what. 'We’ve had a tough few years but I know he’ll always be there for me.’ It was six months after her dream holiday that Mrs Townsend decided to share her holiday photos with the world to raise awareness about Crohn’s disease. She got in touch with Crohn’s and Colitis UK Facebook group to see if they would let her post something on their page. ‘I sent them the picture and my information, and it all blew up from there,’ she said. Mrs Townsend still suffers with Crohn’s disease and hopes for a cure. ‘Doctors had hoped that the colostomy bags would put an end to the Crohn’s but four weeks later it was back,' she added. 'I then underwent a stem cell transplant but unfortunately I caught MRSA of the skin and the blood and it nearly killed me twice. ‘Since then
my Crohn’s has still been extremely active, I’ve lost more weight and
now I’m waiting for the NHS to fund a drug that hasn’t really been in
the UK. ‘If
this doesn’t work a bowel transplant is in talks as I can’t have any
more of my intestine out as I haven’t got much left. 'But I’m still
really hopeful and after everything I’ve been through I know I’m a
strong person.’ Mrs Townsend is considering getting back into modelling - a career she gave up on after she was fitted with the bags. ‘I
feel confident enough now to put myself out there and pursue modelling
again,' she said. 'I did a little bit of work here and there before I
had the colostomy bags, but once I had them fitted I thought that was
the end of the dream. ‘I’m
looking forward to chasing my goals, and I know now that nothing can
hold me back. 'I won’t let the Crohn’s control me anymore.’
Mrs Townsend (pictured with her husband), said: 'I¿m looking forward to chasing my goals, and I know now that nothing can hold me back. I won't let the Crohn¿s control me anymore'

Mrs Townsend said that her husband taught her to accept her colostomy bags and encouraged her to show off her figure. 'I wasn't sure, but in Mexico (pictured) I finally realised he was right and decided to wear my bikini,' she said
Mrs Townsend added: 'I feel confident enough now to put myself out there and pursue modelling again'

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Mandy T,
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What an inspirational young lady.
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Ron625,
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I wasn't aware that it was possible to do a bowel transplant , but if that is the case I hope this pretty young lady is able to have one . Good luck to her for her cheerful courage .
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milla,
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I do admire her and what a brave young lady but has she got her bikini top on upside down?
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Andrea Rubin,
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This lady is amazing
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Think this lady is amazing
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She's absolutely gorgeous, well done Bethany x For those criticising her, she's showing others who suffer from debilitating illnesses that dreams CAN be achieved in site of illness.
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Catriona MacLean,
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Nancy Hany - it is bravery you need with this disease. It's relentless, slowly swallowing up pieces of your digestive system, exhausting you and making normal life feel like a fantasy. I was diagnosed at 17, ileostomy (basically the same but a different part of the bowel) at 21. Yes I look at people in bikinis and think "I wish" and no, I don't display it. I do wear a one piece for swimming and no-one can tell. When that choice had to be made, with the love of my friends and family and the duty that I owed to them and to myself to fight back, it was a positive decision. A way to control the disease rather than it controlling me. The fight with it still continues but now I'm a visitor to the bathroom instead of a prisoner. I went travelling to India, alone, with one. I couldn't have done that before for fear of a messy incident. If it comes to it, or you need to do it, be brave and think of the gains, not the losses. You'll be surprised at your resilience.
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Dan,
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I have a friend who suffers from Chrons and when it came out about Sam from TOWIE suffering too, she thought that there would have been more awareness, but instead people focused on how much weight Sam lost and how great she looked. Thats not what its about, you don't see the the real effects of a Chrons sufferer. My friend has a blog and I couldn't be more proud of her for telling her struggles.
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Articles from a stupid girl suing McDonald's for her own incompetence to this wonderfully brave woman. THIS deserves to be written about. You're beautiful, don't ever let anyone else say different.
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Sogomo,
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Good for her! My family has just gone through a similar experience and I cannot describe the emotional agony of a patient waking up to missing a part of their body and having to recover with "the bag". What was amazing was to discover how many people are going through this life changing event. Kudos to her for not being ashamed because a positive face brings awareness to not only the disease but to the many people dealing with bowel conditions be it through Crohns or Cancer. The negative commenting folks are the ones who should be ashamed.
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