Health Benefits & Research


Ginger

There’s no place quite like Wakaya Island, and no ginger quite like Wakaya Perfection. It’s not a supplement, but a pristine organic microfood that can enrich foods and support the body in a myriad of ways. And you never have to worry about additives, process, technique. For more information on the benefits of ginger, turn to these trusted independent sources for more information.

Benefits

  • Ginger may help with immunity by decreasing inflammation, particularly pulmonary inflammation, which deals with the lungs.1 It can also help reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory illnesses.
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  • Ginger is effective as an anti-nausea agent and as a possible colon cancer-preventing compound. The most common use of ginger is to alleviate the vomiting and nausea associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, and some types of surgery. Clinical data undoubtedly indicate ginger may be better than vitamin B6 in treating these symptoms. Ginger also appears to reduce cholesterol and improve lipid metabolism, thereby helping to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
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  • Today, ginger is used as a dietary supplement for post-surgery nausea; nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, or pregnancy; rheumatoid arthritis; and osteoarthritis.
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  • Ginger may help to control nausea related to cancer chemotherapy when used in addition to conventional anti-nausea medication.
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  • Ginger was reported to decrease age-related oxidative stress markers.
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  • The most common and well-established use of ginger throughout history is probably its utilization in alleviating symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
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  • Ginger may help prevent and treat mild to moderate cases of motion sickness. Studies have shown it to be as effective as dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) but with fewer side effects.
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  • Ginger has historically been used for arthritis and rheumatism. Studies have shown it to be effective at relieving pain and swelling in people with osteoarthritis.
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  • Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea effects, has a history of use in treating gastrointestinal complaints, from flatulence to ulcers. It has been shown to enhance intestinal movements that aid digestion.
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  • Anecdotal evidence suggests ginger may be used for migraines and the accompanying nausea.
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  • Ginger has been shown to be effective at reducing symptoms of vertigo.
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  • Herbalists often use ginger to decrease inflammation and the pain associated with it, including for those with low back pain.
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  • The Chinese herb bupleurum is included in two herbal formulas, sho-saiko-to and saiko-keishi-to. Both have been shown to be helpful for epilepsy.
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Turmeric

You may have heard a lot about turmeric, but there really is only one turmeric grown in South Pacific paradise in seven million year old soil, irrigated by nothing but island rain. Wakaya Perfection Turmeric is harvested by hand with nothing added. For more information on the benefits of turmeric, turn to these trusted independent sources for more information.

Benefits

  • Curcumin, historically known for its anti-inflammatory impact, has been shown to be a potent "immunomodulatory" (a chemical agent that modifies the immune response or the functioning of the immune system) agent proven over the last two decades that can modulate the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells and dendritic cells.
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  • Historically, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, primarily in South Asia, for many conditions, including breathing problems, rheumatism, serious pain, and fatigue.
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  • This bright yellow, bitter spice has also been used for years as an anti-inflammatory in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also, research shows that high concentrations of curcumin, which gives turmeric its distinctive color, can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage.
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  • Today, turmeric is used as a dietary supplement for inflammation; arthritis; stomach, skin, liver, and gallbladder problems; cancer; and other conditions.
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  • Preliminary studies found that curcuminoids may reduce the number of heart attacks bypass patients had after surgery.
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  • Preliminary studies found that curcuminoids may control knee pain from osteoarthritis as well as ibuprofen did.
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  • Preliminary studies found that curcuminoids may reduce the skin irritation that often occurs after radiation treatments for breast cancer.
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  • Turmeric may protect bones against osteoporosis, according to a recent laboratory study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
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  • Turmeric extracts containing curcuminoids prevent experimental rheumatoid arthritis.
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  • Turmeric has anti-inflammatory effects. One trial found curcumin (from turmeric) was more effective than anti-inflammatory medication for relieving postsurgical inflammation.
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  • Turmeric’s active constituent, curcumin, is a potent anti-inflammatory compound that protects the body against free radical damage.
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  • In a double-blind trial, turmeric was found to relieve indigestion.
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  • In a few studies of patients with depression, supplementation with curcumin significantly improved depression.
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Sea Salt

Only on Wakaya Island will you find Wakaya Perfection Kosher Sea Salt harvested from apple-green Fijian reefs, then solar dried under the island sun. Our large, sparkling crystals retain vitamins and minerals lost in regular salt. That’s one of the reasons so many people prefer our Sea Salt to table salt. For more on the benefits of sea salt, turn to these trusted independent sources for more information.

Benefits

  • The mineral content in Dead Sea salt has long been appreciated for its rejuvenating effects on the skin.
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  • Sea salt contains fluoride, which is beneficial for promoting dental health.
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  • Exfoliation with sea salts helps remove dead skin particles, tone up the skin tissues, encourage peripheral blood circulation, and also promote skin renewal.
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  • Sea salt is considered to be a natural remedy for the treatment of psoriasis, along with the appropriate medication. Treatment with it has shown noteworthy improvements in patients suffering from skin conditions like itching and scaling.
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  • Studies have demonstrated improvements in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis after treatment using balneotherapy with Dead Sea salt.
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  • Soaking your tired feet in a warm sea salt solution helps relax the muscles, and relieve the soreness and pain in your aching feet.
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  • Sea salts also help in maintaining balanced levels of blood sugar. It is effective in reducing the body’s dependency on insulin medication for the regulation of sugar levels.
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  • Sea salt baths have a calming and soporific effect, thus helping in inducing profound and rejuvenating sleep. They also help in preventing excess salivation that flows out of the mouth during sleep, keeping your body hydrated.
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  • Sea salt is beneficial in relieving muscle cramps and enhancing muscular strength. Essential minerals like magnesium and potassium have therapeutic and rejuvenating qualities, thus making sea salts a natural remedy to cure aches and pains.
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  • Sea salt aids in maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure and helps normalize irregular heartbeats. It has also shown beneficial effects in preventing the occurrence of various cardiac disorders.
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