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Longevity with Healthy Lives
Saratoga CA, 18 December 2003

Daily Consumption of a Whole Food, Ashitaba, for Health, Beauty and Economy

Ashitaba from Japan, a medicinal plant for disease prevention, is grown and processed here by a retired microbiologist, Linda Hayano, whose own experience is a resounding endorsement.

"At age 69, I decided to grow this herb when I saw my neighbor from Taiwan cure his gout in one week by eating fresh Ashitaba. I have no fear of aging now. My biological age is 50. I am busy, happy and healthy," said Mrs. Hayano, now 74.

The product is a dehydrated organic whole food. Her face is wrinkle free and her energy level is enviable. No longer does she have insomnia, hypertension, joint pain, osteoporosis, or thinning hair. She attributes this reversal of aging symptoms to drinking Ashitaba tea daily over the past five years.

Ashitaba is an Asian green vegetable rich in antioxidant—chalcone. Recent studies in Japan and the U.S. have shown that chalcone helps guard against heart problems, cancer, oxidation of LDL cholesterol, osteoporosis, diabetes, and even Alzheimer's disease.

Donald Buhler and his colleagues at Oregon State University found that minute amounts of Chalcone in hops were six times as potent as those antioxidants found in citrus fruit, almost four times as potent as those in soy, and two times more potent than those found in green tea.

Due to Ashitaba's blood purifying and detoxifying properties, cells stay healthy and thus metabolism, immune system, and all other body functions, especially liver and kidneys, can maintain proper balance, Hayano said. As a result, the aging process is retarded on a cellular level and degenerative diseases are prevented.

"Ashitaba has been consumed as a vegetable and medicine for many hundreds of years by inhabitants of Seven Islands of Izu (Longevity Islands). In Japan, Ashitaba is used to treat hypertension. As a diuretic, it has no side effects such as western medicines frequently have. Ashitaba is very useful in treating menstrual cramps and pains. It helps to make menopause more comfortable," said Dr. Kevin Lance Jones, O.M.D. Further, Ashitaba is useful in the treatment of a wide variety of gynecological conditions and provides women with therapeutic alternatives to hormone replacement therapy and hysterectomies.

Studies by Dr. Kimie Baba of Osaka University show that Ashitaba has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-ulcer, anti-thrombus and strong anti-tumor effects, inhibiting skin and lung cancer. The Biomedical Group in Takara, Japan recently found that the plant can stimulate the production of nerve growth factor (NGF) is an added benefit to diabetics and to brain health.


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