NONI ACTS LIKE A POWERFUL IMMUNE BOOSTER:
- The immune system is important to cancer patients in many ways
- Cancer disease can weaken the immune system
- Cancer treatment can weaken the immune system
- A strong immune system may help your body to fight against cancer disease.
- Cancer can weaken the immune system by invading the bone marrow, where the cells that help fight infection are made. This happens most often in leukaemia or lymphoma. But it can happen with other cancers too.
- Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can weaken immunity by causing a drop in the number of white blood cells made in the bone marrow. Apart from bone marrow or stem cell transplants, this effect on the bone marrow is temporary.
- Some cells of the immune system can recognise cancer cells as abnormal and kill them. Unfortunately, this is not enough to get rid of cancer altogether.
ONE NATURAL FOOD SUPPLEMENT, THE NONI aims to use the immune system as a cure for cancer.
Noni, the botanical name Morinda Citrifoila is a medicinal plant that has been used worldwide for centuries. It is a natural nutritional food supplement. A considerate number of studies on the role of Noni in cancer preventive and therapeutic approaches have been carried out so far and their results have been published in various reputed scientific journals.
In 2001, at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, Noni was listed as one of the top ten alternative cancer treatments used in conventional settings. Research shows that more and more people are using alternative therapy in addition to, or in place of, conventional cancer treatment. According to cancer researcher Ralph W.Moss, Ph.D., surveys from the American Cancer Society done in 1989 found that 9% of cancer patients were using one or more alternative treatments.
Some of the most successful treatments by doctors are those that include a combination of all cancer treatments. Since cancer can be such a pervasive intruder, many medical professionals feel it is best to attack it from different angles.
IN WHAT WAYS DOES NONI HELP IN CANCER?
For primary prevention of cancer – “To take medicine only when you are sick is like digging a well only when you are thirsty — is it not already too late?” (Chi Po, c 2500 BC). This proverb suggests that prevention is more important than treatment
Noni exhibits antiangiogenesis effects on the malignant cells.
The cancer tumor has the ability to develop its own blood vessels around its, to get its nutrition for growth by the process of angiogenesis. Many phytochemicals present in NONI like Damnacanthal, Alizarin, Limonene, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), etc, are just a few among the 150+ phytochemicals present in Noni, that exhibit ANTIANGIOGENESIS effect on the malignant cells. Thus inhibits the growth and mutations of malignant cells and induces programmed cell death or apoptosis.
Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCg)-
EGCg is a polyphenolic flavonoid antioxidant that is found in abundance in Noni. EGCg in Noni inhibits the quinol oxidase (NOX) enzyme tumor activity property thus helps in antiangiogenesis. NOX enzymes are found in a variety of cell types and tissues where they react with oxygen to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS), the free radical forms of oxygen that damage the DNA of cells.
ROS is involved in mutations and tissue damage in diseases such as cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Normal amounts of NOX production are important to regulate cell growth. It is generally in-active during the normal cell division process in response to growth hormone stimulation, but it is active all the time in cancerous cells and responsible for the cancerous cell proliferation, cell motility, invasion and angiogenesis process, all of the prerequisites for tumor metastasis.
EGCg, a primary component of NONI inhibits the NOX activity of cancer cells. According to DR.Morre’s experimental studies, it is found that EGCg in NONI inhibits NOX carcinogenesis activity but does not inhibit the NOX activity of healthy cells.
Noni prevents the carcinogen DNA adduct formation on cell
Most chemical carcinogens need activation by our body enzymes to be transformed to an ultimate form that readily binds to genetic DNA to form DNA adducts. Carcinogen DNA adducts formation causes DNA damage. Carcinogen DNA adducts can be repaired by body enzymes. The unprepared DNA damaged cell will be responsible for mutation and the consequent cancer development. Therefore preventing carcinogen-DNA adduct formation is a key step for primary prevention in cancer at the initiation step of carcinogenesis.
Noni helps in the prevention or blocking the formation of carcinogen-induced DNA adducts. Hence it may prevent cancer at the initiation stage of carcinogenesis.
ROLE OF ANTIOXIDANTS IN CANCER PREVENTION
Oxidative stress in our body is the underlying cause of cancer. When excessive free radicals are allowed to exist near the nucleus of the cell, significant damage to the DNA of the cell can result. Free radicals can also wreak damage on the genetic structure of the DNA, which can then lead to abnormal growth of cells. As these cells continue to replicate, this mutated DNA is carried to each newly developed cell. when there is further oxidative stress to this mutated DNA of the cell, more damage occurs. The cell will then begin to grow out of control. It spread from one part of the body to other (metastasis), thus becoming true cancer.
Oxidative stress is indeed the cause of cancer, antioxidants used to bring free radicals back into balance would lower the risk of cancer. Therefore the best strategy is to maximize your own body’s immune system and antioxidant defense and this begins by eating a healthy natural supplement that is rich in antioxidants. Noni is a rich source of antioxidants. The high antioxidant property of Noni helps to prevent the formation of carcinogen-DNA adducts. It was hypothesized that the antioxidants in Noni may have cancer-protective effects by scavenging reactive oxygen free radicals and quenching lipid peroxides.
Antioxidant activity of Noni
In order to explore the mechanisms of the cancer-preventive effect of Noni, the antioxidant activity was examined. It is known that oxidative damage induced by reactive free radicals is involved in the development of cancer. Epidemiological studies demonstrated that consuming fruits and vegetables reduced free radical-induced oxidative damage and the consequent lipid peroxidation, therefore reducing cancer risk. It is believed that fruits and vegetables are major sources of antioxidants. Noni is a medicinal plant that helps different health conditions in many different ways. It was hypothesized that the antioxidant activity of Noni may protect individuals from oxygen free radicals and consequent lipid peroxidation.
In order to examine this hypothesis, the antioxidant activity of Noni was analyzed. The study was designed to measure how well Noni scavenged superoxide anion radicals (SAR) and quenched lipid peroxides (LPO) by TNB assay and LMB assay, respectively. SAR scavenging activity was examined in vitro by a tetrazolium nitroblue (TNB) assay. In TNB assay, SAR reduces TNB into formazan blue, which absorbs at 602 nm. A SAR scavenger, such as Noni, reduces the absorbency by reacting with SAR. In this assay, a standard curve is produced when SAR is generated from NADH under aerobic conditions, with phenazine methosulfate as a catalyst. In LMB assay, LPO oxidizes leucomethylene to methylene blue in the presence of haemoglobin. The resultant blue colour can be quantified spectrophotometrically at 660 nm.
(a) In vitro Noni showed a dose-dependent inhibition of both LPO and SAR. The SAR scavenging activity of Noni was compared to that of three known antioxidants: Vitamin C, grape seed powder, and Pycnogenol at the daily dose per serving level recommended by US RDA’s or manufacturer’s recommendations. Under the experimental conditions, the SAR scavenging activity of Noni was shown to be 2.8 times that of vitamin C, 1.4 times that of Pycnogenol, and 1.1 times that of grape seed powder. Therefore Noni has a great potential to scavenge reactive oxygen free radicals.
CLINICAL APPLICATION OF NONI IN CANCER
Noni can be used as a supplemental cancer treatment. Many phytochemicals and the xeronine, the alkaloid of Noni helps in increasing the cancer cell membrane permeability to chemo agents. Thus potentiate the pharmacological action of the medication.
In 1992, Hirazumi, a researcher at the University of Hawaii, reported anticancer activity from the alcohol-precipitate of Noni fruit juice (noni-ppt) on lung cancer in C57 Bl/6 mice at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. The noni-ppt was shown to significantly prolong the life of mice up to 75 % with implanted Lewis lung carcinoma compared with the control group. It was concluded that the noni-ppt seems to suppress tumor growth indirectly by stimulating the immune system. Improved survival time and curative effects occurred when noni-ppt was combined with sub-optimal doses of the standard chemotherapeutic agents such as adriamycin (Adria), cisplatin (CDDP), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and vincristine (VCR), suggesting important clinical applications of noni-ppt as a supplemental agent in cancer treatment. These results indicate that noni may enhance the therapeutic effect of anticancer drugs. Therefore it may be of benefit to cancer patients by enabling them to use lower doses of anticancer drugs to achieve the same or even better results.
It suggests the important clinical application of Noni as a supplemental agent on cancer treatment.
A recent unpublished study completed by Dr. Wang and coworkers demonstrates that a cytotoxic effect of Noni on cultured leukemia cell line at various concentrations. The cytotoxicity of Noni on cultured cancer cells showed a dose-dependent manner by inducing cancer cell necrosis at high doses and apotosid at lower doses. The synergistic effects of Noni with known anticancer drugs have been found. At a sub-optimum dose, both prednisolone and Noni could induce apoptosis. When the dose of prednisolone was fixed, and the dose of Noni increased, apoptotic cells were significantly increased. Therefore, Noni is able to enhance the efficacy of anticancer drugs such as prednisolone. When a single dose of Taxol induced a lower percentage of apoptosis in leukemia cells, Noni enhanced the rate of apoptosis to 100 %. This data indicates that Noni is able to enhance the therapeutic effect of anticancer drugs such as Taxol. This finding may be significant for the combination of anticancer drugs with Noni. It may allow one to decrease the dose of synthetic anticancer drugs, increase the tolerance of patients to the toxicity of anticancer drugs, and increase immune function. This creates a new method for treating cancer patients.
In 1993, Hiramatsu and colleagues reported in Cancer Letters the effects of over 500 extracts from tropical plants on the K-Ras-NRK cells. Damnacanthal, isolated from Noni roots, is an inhibitor of Ras function. The ras oncogene is believed to be associated with the signal transduction in several human cancers such as lung, colon, pancreas, and leukemia.
Hiwasa and coworkers demonstrated that damnacanthal, an anthraquinone compound, isolated from the Noni root, was reported to have a potent inhibitory activity towards tyrosine kinases such as Lck, Src, Lyn, and EGF receptors. In his study, he examined the effects of damnacanthal on ultraviolet ray-induced apoptosis in ultraviolet-resistant human UVr-1 cells. Consequently, the ultraviolet light-induced a concurrent increase in both phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinases and stress-activated protein kinases. After pretreatment with damnacanthal, there was a stimulatory effect on ultraviolet-induced apoptosis.
Dong reported that two glycosides extracted from noni-ppt were effective in inhibiting cell transformation induced by TPA or EGF in the mouse epidermal JB6 cell line. The inhibition was found to be associated with the inhibitory effects of these compounds on AP-1 activity. The compounds also blocked phosphorylation of c-Jun, a substrate of JNKs, suggesting that JNKs are a critical target for the compounds in mediating AP-1 activity and cell transformation.
Clinical application as immunotherapy in cancer:
NONI-ppt, the polysaccharide-rich substances present in NONI develop an anti-tumor response by stimulating the release of various cytokines mediator of the immune system of our body like
- Nitric oxide
- Tumour necrosis factor
- Natural killer cells
Thus they help for controlling carcinogenesis by inhibiting the growth and mutation of the malignant cells
Pretreatment with Noni followed by ultraviolet irradiation increased the levels of phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK) and stress-activated protein kinases (SAPK) enzymes in the body. Activation of SARK and ERKs plays an important role in triggering apoptosis. Thus their activation proves the stimulatory effect of Noni on ultraviolet-induced apoptosis
High potassium contains Noni relieves the malignant cachexia syndromes in cancer
The Xeronine, the alkaloid of NONI enhances the cell permeability for intracellular absorption of K and prevents the formation of lactic acid from glucose, thus helps in relieving the malignant cachexia symptoms in cancer patients.
Reduction of side effects caused by chemotherapy.
Noni contains a mixture of Anthraquinone, organic acids, xeronine, several vitamins (such as beta-carotene, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, etc), some minerals, iron and calcium. The potassium content of Noni is very high. It is a powerful antioxidant. Thus this natural product, INDIAN NONI JUICE, can be used to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments.
Thus Noni’s effect on cancer most likely deals with the fact that both Noni and cancer work on a cellular level. It is further believed that Noni enhances cellular structure while cancer, of course, destroys it. One of Noni’s key components, Proxeronine, is sent to “sick” cells within the body by the Golgi apparatus and reticuloendothelium. These sick cells attract Proxeronine and an enzyme, Proxeroninease. The interaction creates Xeronine, a cellular enhancer.
Noni is a selective COX-2 inhibitor – Pain, redness, heat, and swelling, which are the markers of inflammation, follow the release of prostaglandins. Pain killers reduce prostaglandins by blocking an enzyme that helps to produce them, called cyclooxygenase (COX). There are two COX enzymes in the body – COX-1 and COX-2. COX1 is easily identifiable and is important in regulating cell function. COX2 enzyme is largely responsible for causing pain and inflammation. Noni is a selective inhibitor of COX-2 enzyme. In addition, the Noni did no damage to the COX1 enzyme. Hence it relieves a lot in case of pain in cancer patients.
Role of Scopoletin in pain – Another reason for Noni’s pain-fighting qualities may stem from several of its constituents. Noni has been shown to contain Scopoletin, which has anti-inflammatory effects and pain-reducing ability.
Role of Noni in reducing high mental stress of cancer patients:
the cancer patient always in a state of high-stress condition about his diseases and cancer treatment. The cause of stress is due to the low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin, also called 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT), is the brain’s `happy chemical.’ Serotonin is often referred to as the body’s natural mood-altering drug and changes in serotonin levels can quickly alter the mood. If serotonin levels drop too low levels, depression is almost sure to follow. It is manufactured in our body using the amino acid tryptophan. When tryptophan is readily available, the body can use it if needed to increase serotonin levels. Manufactured by the body, it is found along with its receptor sites in the brain, blood platelets, and lining of the digestive tract. Noni juice is a normal and safe way for us to increase the effects of this feel-good hormone. NONI juice elevates serotonin levels naturally. It contains 17 amino acids among the total 20 amino acids including all 10 essential amino acids. The amino acid tryptophan plays a great role in manufacturing this neurotransmitter serotonin. When tryptophan is readily available, the body can use it if needed to increase serotonin levels
NONI acts as an Immune enhancer in cancer patient
Immunity plays a greater role in cancer –patients. The person with low immune power is most susceptible to attack by cancer. Cancer also depresses the body’s immunity power a lot. The standard cancer treatments also add fuel in reducing the immunity level more than before. So it is highly necessary to keep the immunity level balance of the cancer patient as well as in the standard cancer treatment.
NONI helps a lot in enhancing the immune power of cancer patients naturally. NONI-ppt, the polysaccharide-rich substances present in NONI helps in improving the immune power by stimulating the release of various cytokines mediators of the immune system of our body. Those cytokines are Interleukin, Interferon-gamma, Nitric oxide, Tumour necrosis factor, Natural killer cells. Those help for controlling the carcinogenesis process by inhibiting the growth and mutation of the malignant cells.
The natural integrity of Noni is only part of the reason for its immune-modulating character. There are two additional reasons contribution to NONI’s immune-enhancing property-
Unique Combinations of Substances
Noni has an impressive combination of ingredients.
It has a rich complement of vitamins and minerals; including A, B vitamins (including the rare B-12), C, E, Iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, zinc and several trace minerals. It also has 17 of 20 amino acids. Terpenes, fungicides, adaptogens, glycosides, polysaccharides and other unique ingredients that even in small amounts can have significant physiological effects can be found in Noni.
The synergy of its Substances
The many known, and even some of the unknown substances, come together in a way that support the needs of many of our internal systems, concurrently. As the word synergy implies, these substances work far better in combination than they do separately. Many of the ingredients in Noni are found in varying amounts in other foods or herbs. There seems to be no known food or herb with either the rich list of substances or the high amounts of key substances all put together in one superfood. Noni aids the body’s natural healing abilities.
Hence Noni is very helpful in any cancer as Primary prevention purposes, primary therapeutic purposes, supplemental to conventional treatment purposes, reduction of chemo and radio side effects cases, secondary prevention purposes in the future, and to keep the body immunity power strong enough to fight for the diseases
WHY SHOULD YOU USE NONI WITH CHEMOTHERAPY?
Noni may enhance the therapeutic effect of anticancer drugs
From an experimental study report on the lower animals at the University of Hawaii, USA it has been shown that Noni may help to potentiate the action of many anticancer drugs. Thus it may suggest an important clinical application of Noni as a supplemental agent in cancer treatment. Therefore it may be of benefit to cancer patients by enabling them to use lower doses of anticancer drugs to achieve the same or even better results.
Noni acts as a powerful immune booster
The immune system is important to cancer patients in many ways. Cancer can weaken the immune system. Cancer treatment can weaken the immune system. The immune system may help to fight your body’s cancer
Noni develops an anti-tumor response by boosting the body immune power in the process of stimulating the release of various cytokines mediator of the immune system of our body like Interleukin, Interferon-gamma, Nitric oxide, Tumor necrosis factor, Natural killer cells Thus they help for controlling carcinogenesis by inhibiting the growth and mutation of the malignant cells. It suggests the important clinical application of Noni as a supplemental agent on cancer treatment
Reduction of the side effects caused by chemotherapy.
Noni contains a mixture of Anthraquinone, organic acids, xeronine, several vitamins (such as beta-carotene, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, etc), some minerals, iron, selenium, magnesium and calcium. The potassium content of Noni is very high. It is a powerful antioxidant. Thus this natural product, INDIAN NONI JUICE, can be used to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments Thus Noni’s effect on cancer most likely deals with the fact that both Noni and cancer work on a cellular level. It is further believed that Noni enhances cellular structure while cancer, of course, destroys it. One of Noni’s key components, Proxeronine, is sent to “sick” cells within the body by the Golgi apparatus and reticuloendothelium. These sick cells attract Proxeronine and an enzyme, Proxeroninease. The interaction creates Xeronine, a cellular enhancer.
High potassium contains Noni relieves the malignant cachexia syndromes in cancer
The Xeronine, the alkaloid of NONI enhances the cell permeability for intracellular absorption of K and prevents the formation of lactic acid from glucose, thus helps in relieving the malignant cachexia symptoms in cancer patients.
A POLYNESIAN DELIGHT
During the first three-quarters of this Century, a great deal of traditional medical wisdom was overlooked as medicine became more scientific and engrossed in technology. This resulted in large segments of the population putting their care along with their personal choices into the hands of physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and hospitals.
As the pendulum has swung back toward natural healing one surprising rediscovery has been the Noni fruit or Morinda citrifolia, Rubiacae. This botanical panacea has attracted the attention of botanists, researchers and doctors. Phytonutrients represent a step beyond what we traditionally call vitamins. They are specialized plant compounds that have beneficial functions in our bodies.
Examples of good sources of phytonutrients you may already be familiar with include ginseng, licorice, ginkgo Biloba and aloe vera.
Noni fruit juice is known to contain many different kinds of phytonutrients. These include a glucopolysaccharide that is known to boost the immune system, a compound that inhibits viruses and cancerous changes in DNA, and the precursor to an alkaloid called xeronine that improves the functioning of your enzymes and cell wall receptors. These compounds work together to boost each other’s effectiveness. They have been designed and formulated by the wisdom of nature rather than by someone in a laboratory.
Optimal functioning of your immune system is vital to your overall wellness, every biochemical reaction in your body utilizes enzymes and all of your cellular communication mechanisms use cell wall receptors. Because Noni juice works on such basic levels, you can well imagine that it has many uses.
Noni juice is simple. It is just juice. It is as safe for you as orange juice or apple juice. It has many powerful therapeutic benefits. If you were severely deficient in vitamin C, you would have a condition called scurvy. Vitamin C, among other things, helps with the production of collagen, the main ingredient in our connective tissue.
Scurvy is a condition where your body is literally falling apart. If you had scurvy, a glass of orange juice would have powerful therapeutic benefits. A glass or two of orange juice per day would prevent it altogether. This analogy applies to Noni in that many of us are severely xeronine deficient.
Nutrient-depleted soils, environmental pollution, the stress of everyday life, aging, diseases and certain food additives all work together to deplete our xeronine. Noni fruit juice supplies the necessary nutrients so that our bodies can make more xeronine.
THE HISTORY OF TAHITIAN NONI
Ancient peoples of what is now known as French Polynesia colonized islands throughout the South Pacific. As they made their voyages from island to island in ocean-going canoes, they brought with them sacred plants from their home islands. These plants contained the basic foods, construction materials, and medicines used by the Polynesian colonizers.
Perhaps the most important of these plants was simply known as Noni. Noni was highly valued for its healthful qualities. Ancient manuscripts handed down from generation to generation cite the Noni fruit as the primary ingredient in their natural health preparations as well as a fundamental part of traditional Polynesian medicine.
The surprising properties of the Noni fruit Morinda citrifolia, Rubiacae has attracted the attention of botanists, researchers and doctors. Scientists have studied the Noni plant for many years hoping to unlock the secrets of its tremendous impact on the body. In study after study, Noni has been found to be exactly what the traditional Polynesians have always known, a perfect natural gift worthy of our greatest attention.
WHY NONI WORKS
Researchers have identified over 50 compounds in the Noni fruit that have therapeutic value. Two of these compounds, Anthraquinones and scopoletin have been proven to be helpful against bacteria, fungus, inflammation and allergies. Another category, Terpenes, is also found in essential oils, help rejuvenate cells.
French scientists had success testing Noni’s pain-killing elements. Japanese researchers found a compound named Damnacanthal that inhibited pre-cancerous cells. Dr. Ralph Heinicki, Ph.D., discovered that Noni contains an appreciable quantity of a compound that he identified and named, proxeronine.
Proxeronine helps the body make an important alkaloid called xeronine. Dr. Heinicke, a leading authority on Noni juice, pioneered the search for the active ingredient in Noni fruit. In 1957 he discovered an alkaloid in healthy human cells that he named xeronine.
Xeronine is very important to the body because it regulates and strengthens the protein in our cells. Protein is found everywhere in our body and comprises the bulk of the organic material within the cell. Hemoglobin, insulin, collagen, as well as muscle and skin, cell membranes, blood vessel walls, blood clots and many hormones, are also made of protein. Xeronine’s impact on protein may help to explain Noni’s effectiveness for so many different conditions.
Heinicke found that insufficient amounts of xeronine in cells can lead to major health problems. Only a negligible amount of free xeronine is actually in the Noni fruit, but the precursor of xeronine, proxeronine, is present in the fruit in significant amounts. The xeronine becomes active when it’s ingested into your body.
HOW XERONINE IS MADE IN THE BODY
Proxeronine and proxeronase are abundant in the juice of the Noni fruit. Proxeronine is the precursor of the alkaloid xeronine, the basic building block of this important substance. Proxeronase is the enzyme necessary to complete the chemical reaction which produces xeronine.
Proxeronine and proxeronase combine in the large intestine to produce xeronine. Xeronine is then absorbed in the cells of the body. Noni fruit also contains the inactive form of the enzyme needed to release xeronine from proxeronine. For Noni to be effective, this “proenzyme” must be properly activated.
Noni should be taken on an empty stomach so that the critical proenzyme is able to escape digestion and enter the intestines, where it can be activated and used by your body. Many locations in the body have proteins with receptor sites for xeronine absorption. Research done by A. Hirazumi and others shows that Noni significantly increased the life span of mice with lung cancer. The Noni juice seemed to act indirectly by enhancing the host immune system.
Noni can also be an effective burn treatment. Xeronine activates a specific protein-digesting enzyme that quickly and safely removes dead tissue from burns. Noni makes people feel better because xeronine converts certain brain proteins into active receptor sites for endorphins, the well-being hormones. It can also improve digestion because it enables larger molecules of digested material to pass through cell membranes.
Other health problems that Noni favorably effects are high blood pressure, menstrual cramps, arthritis, gastric ulcers, sprains, poor digestion, atherosclerosis, blood vessel problems, drug addiction, pain and many others. The administration of Noni’s simple alkaloid causes an unbelievably wide range of physiological responses making Noni juice a valuable herbal remedy.
Dr. Steven Hall, MD, who specializes in the treatment of chronic conditions such as chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain, has found that these are the conditions that Noni helps the most. “Not only does Noni juice provide many benefits on its own, but it also increases the effectiveness of other treatments,” said Dr. Hall.
Hall also agrees that the major key to Noni’s effectiveness is that it contains significant amounts of proxeronine, which becomes xeronine when ingested. Xeronine is important because it helps the body turn enzymes on and off. Trying to operate your body’s enzyme systems without xeronine is like driving a car with a sloppy link in the steering column — your steering is sluggish and it’s difficult to control the car. If your body has enough xeronine, it’s like having the tight, precise steering of a race car.
Some of Dr. Hall’s best results with Noni juice were with patients that had inflammation problems such as arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. In our culture 30-40% of the calories we get are from sugar. This makes it hard for our bodies to regulate themselves. He believes Noni helps the body reach another level of cellular and molecular regulation, which can control the inflammatory process. Noni offers help to people who have not been helped by traditional medical science.
There are several Noni fruit juice products on the market. Some are powdered and in capsules, others are liquid. Of the liquids, a few contain extracts of the roots and leaves of the Noni plant. Recipes that follow a pure extract of the Noni fruit juice contain the perfect mix of the pulpy and watery part of the fruit. This is important because these two fruit components, though essentially similar, have unique properties. Together they are a dynamic pair.
Noni grows in practically all tropical regions of the world, from Puerto Rico to India. However, the soils of the world simply aren’t the same. The best Noni grows in unspoiled, nutrient-rich soil such as that of the remote Polynesian island of Tahiti in the South Pacific. There the Noni fruit is gathered in the same way now as it was 2000 years ago, from soil that has not been depleted of nutrients and minerals, thereby maintaining the vitality of the therapeutic properties of Noni juice.
Noni is taken to improve overall health and well-being, to boost the body’s immune system and to help support your body’s natural healing processes. Noni helps to better absorb the nutrients from foods and from other supplements. It provides your body with nutrients that are not found in many foods today. It strengthens your body’s enzymes, cell receptor sites and cell proteins in order to help them work better.
When your body receives Noni for the first time, it may recognize that the Noni is filling a nutritional need. The immediate effects you may feel could be your body’s way of communicating its gratitude: “Yes, this is what I want!” Changes in lung capacity and eyesight are easy for most people to notice. The body is naturally cleansing itself of toxins and metabolic wastes all the time.
Your body was already primed for cleansing, and Noni just provided the supportive boost needed to proceed. If you have been drinking less than two glasses of water a day toxins have been building up in your body. When taking Noni, make sure you are drinking at least eight glasses of purified water a day, to flush the metabolic wastes your body naturally produces, plus the toxins your body collects from your diet and from the environment.
If you have not been drinking enough water and you get a cleansing reaction, your symptoms can go away if you simply drink more water.
Although cleansing reactions have a reputation for being associated with unpleasant symptoms, they can also be positive. Unfortunately, positive cleansing reactions don’t last as long as we might like them to. They can include a surge of creativity and new ideas, an extraordinary sense of well-being, considerably more energy than usual, greatly improved memory or remarkably clearer thinking.
Naturally, we welcome the positive cleansing reactions, but try not to be disappointed when they go away. Your body will soon adjust to a greater level of health, and the positive reactions will lessen as you settle into a new healthier state of “normal”. Continue to take Noni to help maintain this higher level of health.
Loose stools tend to occur when you are taking more Noni than you need. Ideally, using Noni should allow you to detoxify gradually and feel good at the same time. Then, if you do have a cleansing reaction, adjusting the amount of Noni you take and how you take it can help you detoxify more comfortably.
One person who had positive results with Noni was a woman with degenerative arthritis who’d been in pain for approximately twenty years. She’d had knee replacements in 1990, but that didn’t solve the problem. She had to walk with a cane and had a hard time getting up from a sitting position.
Alter being on Noni for three days, she was able to throw her cane away, get up from the sofa, and run most of the way across the room without pain. She knew Noni had done it because it was the only thing she had changed in her life. There was also a patient with macular degeneration, a dark spot on the back of her eye who was helped by Noni. Her vision had deteriorated so much that she was essentially blind.
She’d been to some of the best ophthalmologists and top medical centers, but they hadn’t been able to help her. After two-and-a-half weeks on Noni, her ophthalmologist documented that there was a regeneration of cells in her eye to replace the ones that had deteriorated. Another woman had a cyst on the back of her neck. She had felt it under the skin for months. Noni was able to draw the cyst out to the point that it could be lanced and removed without a problem.
Noni juice also dramatically improves high blood pressure. One woman’s blood pressure was 170/100 and we could not budge it. After two months on Noni, it’s 130/80. All of these results stem from Noni’s enhancement of the activities of the pineal gland.
This vital gland is where serotonin is produced, from which melatonin is synthesized. Melatonin helps regulate sleep, mood, puberty, and ovarian cycles. In the brain, serotonin and melatonin affect conditions like multiple sclerosis. With MS, a pigmented area in the brain called the substantia nigra is missing some of the needed pigment.
Noni juice restores this chemical material to the brain, causing a favorable response in people with MS. There are serotonin receptors in the digestive tract as well. Noni can improve digestion. Noni also balances the body’s pH levels, which affect one’s ability to absorb minerals and vitamins. Noni enhances the junction of the thyroid and thymus glands, helping to ward off infections and other problems with the immune system. It can even reverse depression because it allows neural hormones to work.
Noni juice helps the pancreas to balance blood sugar. Women who drink Noni juice have fewer cramps, and men who drink Noni have less swelling in their prostate. Noni basically enhances whatever medical treatment a patient is receiving. I’ve spoken to ancient healers in Hawaii who consider this to be a sacred fruit and they aren’t at all surprised by the incredible medical results we’ve had with Noni.
The modern world of medicine is finally starting to catch up to the knowledge of ancient times. We now have the equipment necessary to evaluate what it is about the Noni plant that allows it to cause such dramatic improvement in so many areas of the body. Noni, an ancient remedy, is finally being validated by breakthroughs in modern technology.