Monthly Archives: May 2012

Motivational Interviewing: an introduction by Dr. William R. Miller

Explore at UBC Vancouver the nutritional needs of the human brain and find out what is required to function optimally and remain clear and focused. Learn how to maintain strong memory function – a common concern both for busy people and those who wish to avoid forgetfulness, memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease in later life. This course also teaches you how nutrition can affect mood problems, including depression and anxiety.

For more information and registration: http://cstudies.ubc.ca/a/Course/Feed-the-Brain-for-Better-Performance-Memory-and-Mood/LC115/

Richard J. Davidson will be available for a Q&A Interview on Friday, May 18, 2012 2:00-3:20 pm Eastern Time. Listen to this eminent psychologist, neuroscience research director, and author–Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. Bring all your questions. TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE THE RECORDING, just visit: http://www.mentorcoach.com/davidson/

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care is offered at UBC Vancouver. Social service and health care providers increasingly recognize the benefits of using Motivational Interviewing (MI) in relation to overcoming resistance, increasing readiness, and initiating and guiding conversations that support health related change. In this two-day workshop, you gain basic familiarity with MI core elements, clinical style and strategies that are helpful in addressing health concerns such as substance use, diabetes, mental health, chronic illness and disease prevention. No previous experience in MI is necessary.

For more information and registration: http://cstudies.ubc.ca/a/Course/Introduction-to-Motivational-Interviewing-in-Health-Care/LC500/

Moringa Oleifera is energizing the World, as featured on Dr. Oz Show, and a free Kindle book released today. Moringa Oleifera is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, potassium, powerful antioxidants and has three times more iron than spinach.

To celebrate Moringa Oleifera appearance on the Dr. Oz Show, the book ”Moringa Oleifera benefits: enrich your life with the Miracle Tree” has been made available on Amazon Kindle Bookstore. The book does not require an Amazon Kindle device, it can be read on PC and Mac. This book is the results of extensive research about Moringa Oleifera. Readers do not need to believe to what is said about the “Miracle Tree”. They are provided with the tools and pointers to make their own research on scientific, peer-reviewed journals.

Moringa Oleifera, native of the pristine Himalayas, is popular in Asia and Africa for its benefits: Moringa Oleifera is known to be beneficial for diabetes relief, healthy skin, anti-aging and overall well-being. After being featured on Dr. Oz Show and Discovery Channel, this wisdom is now coming to the West.

Quoting Dr. Oz: “The leaves of the Moringa Oleifera tree […] are extremely nutrient-dense. They contain three times more iron than spinach and are loaded with tons of other vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium, as well as powerful antioxidants”. Moringa Oleifera is already used by millions of people, as a nutritious supplement, to purify water, to cook tasty meals, as a healthy and energizing alternative to coffee, etc.

Moringa Oleifera has several benefits. This is just an overview of what science and native wisdom discovered about the benefits of the different part of Moringa Oleifera.

Moringa Oleifera flowers are used for:

– improving the quality and flow of mothers’ milk when breast feeding

– being a powerful cold remedy, as a tea (flowers are boiled in water)

– solving urinary problems, because flower juice encourages urination

Moringa Oleifera seeds are used:

– against skin-infecting bacteria, because they contain pterygospermin (antibiotic and fungicide)

– to treat arthritis, rheumatism, cramp. The seeds are roasted, pounded, mixed with coconut oil and applied to the problem area. Or seed oil is used

Moringa Oleifera pods are used as:

– de-wormer, and as a treatment for liver and spleen problems. They are eaten raw

– a treatment for diarrhea, thanks to their high protein and fiber content

Moringa Oleifera seed-cake, left after Moringa Oleifera oil has been extracted from the pods, are used to purify water.

Moringa Oleifera benefits can be brought to your table with repices like this:

Moringa Leaves and Beans
1 cup fresh Moringa leaves
1 cup of beans. Example: pintos.
2-3 cups of water
1 small onion
1 medium tomato
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp of sauce
Optional: 1/2 cup of fish or meat

Steps:
1) Boil the beans
2) Sauté the onions, garlic and tomato
3) When beans are tender, add the tomato, onion, garlic
4) Strip the Moringa leaves from the stems
5) Add sauce
6) Add fresh Moringa leaves
7) Salt and pepper to taste

Moringa Cocoa
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
3 tsp Moringa Powder
3 tsp Raw Organic Cocoa Powder
1/5 tsp Stevia

Steps
1) Pour 1 cup water into pan
2) Boil water
3) Remove pan from heath
4) Place Cocoa powder and Moringa powder into the water
5) Strain into a cup
6) Pour hot water into it
7) Add milk if desired

Moringa Oleifera is already widespread in Hawaii, especially in the form of small cultivation for personal use.

One example of wider-scale cultivation of Moringa Oleifera in Hawaii is Moringa Mama. It was founded by Hephzihah Ene Anderson on the principle that herbs and plants were given by God for purposes of healing (Rev 22:2).

These are some pictures of Moringa Oleifera taken in away:

Moringa oleifera Hawaii

Moringa oleifera Hawaii

Moringa oleifera Hawaii flowers

Moringa oleifera Hawaii flowers

Moringa oleifera Hawaii

Moringa oleifera Hawaii

東南アジアでは、果実、葉が野菜・スパイス・民間薬などに用いられる。また、花に強い芳香があり、庭木としても用いられている。種子からとれるモリンガ油は、時計用にも用いられるような最高級のマシンオイル(機械油)とされている。たんぱく質、繊維、各種ミネラル、各種ビタミン、アミノ酸などの栄養素を極めて高いレベル、しかもバランス良く含んでいることから栄養補助食品として利用が注目されている。Moringaはタミル語から。

ワサビノキ (山葵の木、Moringa) は、アブラナやフウチョウソウに近縁の属で、単型のワサビノキ科 (Moringaceae) を構成する唯一の属。M. oleiferaが広く栽培され、ワサビノキという場合にはこの種を指すことが多い。

ワサビノキ
ワサビノキ科 Moringa oleifera
界 : 植物界 Plantae
門 : 被子植物門 Magnoliophyta
綱 : 双子葉植物綱 Magnoliopsida
亜綱 : ビワモドキ亜綱 Dilleniidae
目 : フウチョウソウ目 Capparales
科 : ワサビノキ科 Moringaceae
属 : ワサビノキ属 Moringa

ナミビア、マダガスカル、東アフリカとアラビア半島、インドの熱帯から亜熱帯にかけておよそ13種が分布する。樹高10mくらいまでの落葉高木で、幹は直立し、葉は1-3回羽状複葉で非常に大きい。葉・花・樹皮・果実の鞘などに、ワサビに似た香味があるところから名付けられたといわれる。

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