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Starting the Year Right with Ashitaba

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I’ve been busy with a lot of things and events recently, yet it’s never too late to greet my readers a HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂

Speaking of “New Year,” I know there are a lot of people who have a list of New Year’s resolutions. Pushed by media and peers, most of us have promised ourselves to keep a healthier lifestyle and diet this year.

I’m taking a wild guess that everyone wants to become healthy. Why? It’s a popular pledge that I’ve been seeing a lot in social media—but thanks to temptations here and there (think ice cream, cakes, other sweets, fatty food, and all things unhealthy appearing as appetizing and yummy), it’s one pledge that usually gets nowhere or at least is kept until the end of January.

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To make your resolution count, why don’t you turn it into a more concrete agenda? Take time to do a fresh start from the time you read this entry and decide to take ashitaba every day. To get off on the right foot, arm yourself with the benefits of ashitaba and wonder how it can be good for your body.

On other news, as I’ve been constantly doing more research about ashitaba, I found great sources of information and ashitaba products as well. These sources are not exactly new but this is the first time I’m sharing them on this blog.

I discovered some great sorces for ashitaba

Many people have contacted me to inquire about where to get ashitaba plant (in pots), where to get ashitaba tea, where to get ashitaba leaves, where to get chalcones (the liquid sap extracted from ashitaba) and where to get ashitaba in capsule form.

My answers: if you want tea, you can buy tea bags as packaged in Amazon. If you want to buy the ashitaba plant (whether in pot, the leaves, the stem, including the chalcones), you can search via sulit.com.ph and look for real ashitaba or if really interested, ask me for the local address. Ashitaba seeds can be bought from Horizon Herbs (packet of 20).

For buyers in the Philippines

Some interested buyers are out of the Philippines and sad to say, the shipping cost is too high (way higher than the ashitaba product), making the purchase not worth it to ship from here. I have good news for those folks: Nizar Joe from Lombok, Indonesia has commented in one of my posts and he told me that they have a vast plantation of ashitaba. View this site to know more.

You may inquire about the prices for their authentic quality ashitaba products via +62 8180 4063653 or his email address nizarjoe[at]me.com.

Scientist studying ashitaba

New Studies

I am happy to be update you and to share these new studies that have are examining in more detail about the effects ashitaba has on us it’s users. Specifically, the journal, Beneficial Effects of Ashitaba (Gynura nepalensis): Users’ Testimonies, has been published last March 2013 and produced by IAMURE Multidisciplinary Research, an ISO 9001:2008 certified by the AJA Registrars Inc.

The case study was conducted by Dr. Florida U. Ursulom from Rural Improvement Club (RIC), San Clemente, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur and Engr. Ancieto R. Rialubin from University of Northern Philippines, Vigan City. To give an overview, their research was intended to “widen the dissemination of the beneficial effects of ashitaba based from testimonies of users.” They used quota sampling, interviewed users with guide questions, and analyzed results by frequency, percentage and rank.

I’m sure you’re most interested to know the findings. Read the whole journal here. Don’t worry, it does not contain any virus so it’s safe to download and save. 🙂 Based on findings, it is concluded that “ashitaba (G. nepalensis), is a health enhancer, medicine and good for health maintenance.”

Further, it is recommended that the result of this study be widely disseminated to be of help particularly to the poor, rich, pharmacologists, food businessmen, researchers, and other interested identities. I say amen to that.

You can also help start disseminating by sharing this article to friends and people you know who you think would be most interested. Thanks for reading and again, Happy New Year!

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