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Happy New Year and a White Christmas video from Hawaii!

Last blog, just before Christmas, I had a snapshot of snow-capped Mauna Kea, in the northern part of the Big Island.  For Christmas, I went down to my new land at South Point, and it was a glorious, clear day with a full view of snow-capped Mauna Loa!  If you recall from last post, Mauna Loa, which means “long mountain”, is the largest cubic volume mountain in the world.  It is nearly 14,000 feet high, and still considered an active volcano.  Fortunately, my land is in Lava Zone 6, where it is highly unlikely to be affected by a lava flow.

I hope you have some amazing plans for 2018.  I’m planning to build on my land, and then have a Nutrition Grown(TM) orchard and garden, of course. Plus some horses!

Blessings for an awesome, dream-fulfilling year!  Dr. Jana

Food Forest Thriving with Beyond Organic Methods

Check out this food forest project in Hawi, Hawaii started about 1 year ago.

 

Another Blood Glucose Trial with Apples

Here’s another trial with Fuji apples–Conventional Growing vs. Biological “Beyond Organic” type growing methods. The conventional apples’ blood glycemic response (red line) spiked up quickly to its peak in only 20 minutes. It also descended quickly, going well below baseline and remaining there. These levels below baseline indicate a hypoglycemic response. Hypoglycemia can make one feel hungry, tired, and foggy-headed.

By contrast, the “Beyond Organic” Biologically-Grown apples’ blood glycemic response (blue line) had a much slower rise to peak–60 minutes. The peak was quite a bit lower at approximately 110 mg/dl, as opposed to the conventional apples’ glycemic peak at approximately 122 mg/dl. Furthermore, the “Beyond Organic” glycemic response curve dipped only slightly below baseline before quickly returning to normal levels.

I find this type of work absolutely fascinating and feel that it has great potential for not only diabetics, those with hypoglycemic and/or weight issues, but also for the health of our entire population.