Moringa Oleifera Nutrition

Moringa Oleifera Tree also known as the "drumstick" tree.

Moringa Oleifera Tree
also known as the “drumstick” tree.

Moringa Oleifera is referred to a “the miracle tree.” Unlike the supplements found in your typical super store vitamin aisle, Moringa Oleifera nutrition is completely absorbable and plant-based.  Moringa Oleifera contains over 90 verifiable, cell-ready vitamins, minerals and amino acids as well as 36 anti-inflammatories and 46 anti-oxidants (which fight cancer).

When I began using Moringa Oleifera in November 2012, I had been taking anti-depressants for 12 years and was in constant daily pain from arthritis.  I typically bought ibuprofen and acetaminophen in the largest bottles I could find available because I alternated between these 2 over-the-counter pain relievers every single day.

 

All this nutrition packed into a single plant:  Moringa Oleifera

All this nutrition packed into a single plant: Moringa Oleifera

A nurse/coworker introduced me to the health benefits of Moringa Oleifera because I was constantly drinking coffee at work just for the stimulation of the caffeine to keep me moving.  My coworker had had positive benefits from taking Moringa Oleifera (this was a real person I knew personally and not some paid actor or actress giving a phony product endorsement).  I trusted her enough to give Moringa Oleifera a try. At first, I had no idea what personal health benefits I would experience but I was encouraged to give my body the nutrition it really needed and allow it to heal itself.

As a Registered Nurse, I know that healing takes time. Nothing happens overnight. Every 120 days your body is making completely new red blood cells based on the overall health of your body at the time those new cells are made. With that in mind, I knew I would need to give my body at least 3-4 months to experience the positive benefits of Moringa Oleifera on my own natural path to health.

Those who take Moringa Oleifera nutrition experience health benefits based on their consistency of use. Results come from giving your body the nutrition it lacks and needs.  What I experienced after about of month of daily use surprised me.  I realized that I was no longer reaching for ibuprofen and acetaminophen on a daily basis because I was no longer in pain!  Eventually I threw the remainder of my over-the-counter pain medications away. It had been so long since I needed them that their shelf life eventually expired.

Despite taking anti-depressants for 12 years, before Moringa Oleifera, I still battled feelings of depression. My doctor wanted to increase the dosage and add additional drugs. Instead, I resisted and made my own informed decision (using Hippocrates’ philosophy) to let my food be my medicine. Within 3 months I was completely off antidepressants (with my doctor’s approval).  I did not stop anti-depressants suddenly.  My doctor and I worked on tapering the dose over a period of weeks.  (Always, always get your doctor’s opinion and guidance before making a decision to change or discontinue a prescribed medication.)

I no longer have the dark clouds of doom sailing over my head on an otherwise sunny day. It has been 2 years, (February 2014) since I totally came off antidepressants and I have never felt better.

This is my true testimony of the health benefits I experienced from Moringa Oleifera. Every body is different. Because it is natural and plant-based, your body absorbs Moringa Oleifera, within 15 – 20 minutes after you drink it. (It is not a pill or capsule; it comes in a packet that mixes in a 20 oz. glass of water.) What will having the plant-based nutrition your body needs do for you? I’d love to hear your stories after you try it!

Pam Baker, RN

PamBakerRN.com

 

 


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  • Robin H says:

    Hi! I am on Wellbutrin and Effexor and wonder 1) is this what you were on and 2) was it easy to taper off the Effexor? I have heard you cannot.

    Thank you!

    -Robin

    • Pam Baker says:

      Robin,
      I previously took Wellbutrin, but when I tapered off, it was on Effexor 150 XR. Yes, it CAN be done. (By the way, when one anti-depressant doesn’t work, it is fairly common for an additional anti-depressant to be prescribed.) They also wanted me to ADD another, but I refused. (I have that right!) I tapered off Effexor with my doctor’s knowledge and approval. I told him I wanted to taper off and he told me how. Don’t be surprised if you encounter resistance because these are drugs they’d like you to take for a lifetime. When I took anti-depressants, I suffered far more with feelings of depression than I ever have off of them! I was taking Vitamin D3 20,000 IU per day, making sure I ate english walnuts and salmon (be sure you get extra omegas) while I was doing the taper. If I started to feel a little gloomy, I made sure I got extra omegas via food choices. (I kept a handful of english walnuts and some really good dark chocolate in my desk drawer at work.) I have never felt better OFF anti-depressants. This was not how I wanted to live my life……having that gray cloud sail over my head on a perfectly sunny day! Now I don’t feel down even when it is rainy and gray outdoors. Be sure NOT to stop any drug or make changes without your doctor’s knowledge. Quitting cold turkey is NOT a safe way to do it. I hope this helps you too, Robin!

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