Acai Berry – Its Past, Present and Future!

Its Past

The acai berry pronounced as “ah-sigh-ee” has been around and used as health supplements for thousand of years now but it was only in the 90′s when it was introduced and used in the Western world. Even before it was discovered by health experts and medical researchers, acai berries were already known to possess incredible health properties. The Amazonians were the very first people who used the miracle fruit. They used it as a cure for different kinds of ailments. It is also estimated that around 2000 known rainforest are used by the indigenous tribes for medicinal purposes. The Amazon is known as the world’s largest rainforest bordering eight different countries and possessing the highest diversity of freshwater fishes and birds and housing around one third of all the species of animals and plants that ever live on earth.

This fruit is only one of the thousands of fruits that have been discovered in the vast region of the Amazon. There are many tribes living in the Amazon and the Shuar tribes were one of the many tribes that kept the use of this fruit for medicinal purposes for centuries now. The Shuar medicine people or the doctors in this tribe are called the “uwishin”. They use medicinal plants to cure ailments and they are also the people who know even the deepest secret of the Amazon. Because they know everything about the Amazon, the “uwishin” are also the ones who discovered the fruit. They tried using it the first time and from then on, they knew that this fruit possesses natural antioxidant and cholesterol controller properties. According to the “uwishin”, the acai berry can help reduce the bad cholesterol deposits and increase the good cholesterol. The Amazon tribes knew of these acai berry properties and in addition, they also discovered that the acai berry helps build and boost the immune system, protect the heart, fight infection and control and prevent prostate enlargement. Aside from medicinal purposes, this fruit also served the tribes men as a great energy food.

Its Present

After the Amazonian tribe discovered the benefits of the acai berry, it was introduced to the Western world. The acai berry was first used by the modern people as an energy drink patronized mainly by surfers visiting Brazil. The acai berry was even used by the beach boys as a natural Viagra. Because of its growing popularity, the acai berry gained the attention of medical researchers and health experts and from a plain ordinary energy drink, it is now considered a miracle fruit. The importance of this frut is now greatly recognized not only by the Amazonians but also by almost all people who believe that health is very important in one’s life.

Its Future

This product is quite new in the market but the demand is rising since more and more people are now getting hold of this miracle fruit. In a few more years, the importance of acai berry as an antioxidant and health supplement will definitely be recognized by all people. Why not? It is the only fruit that is rich in natural vitamins and minerals that the body needs. It is rich in fiber, protein, vitamin E, essential omega oil and other minerals. It’s not only good to remove the toxins and poisons in the body, it can also help prevent cancer and has natural anti-aging properties.

What more can you ask for? The Amazonians have enjoyed the acai berry for a long time. It’s high time that you take advantage of all the benefits of acai berry for a better and healthier future!

Monogrammed Bathrobes For Kids – A Present Fit For A King

It was coming up to the birthday of my eldest son a few weeks ago. As a parent it gets harder and harder each year, as the children get more street wise, to find a present that is both acceptable to a teenage boy as well as enabling you as a loving parent to keep the coolness that every parent tries to hang on to.

After many weeks of trying to pre-empt what he would like as a gift imagine our surprise when he approached me one morning asking for a hooded bathrobe with his initials on it, just like he’d seen a pop star or other wearing some MTV programme or other. Where on earth was I going to find a hooded monogrammed kids bathrobe.

When I was a child my birthday present were usually pretty basic things, a new football or a book or something of that ilk, nothing too taxing for my parents, I don’t think they were too bothered about trying to keep any kind of coolness going, my amusement of wondering what my parents would say if I’d have asked them for a hooded kids monogrammed bathrobe did nothing to ease my worries as to where I was going to start looking.

In the back of my mind I couldn’t help but think what my son was hoping for with hooded kid’s monogrammed bathrobe; was he hoping to emulate his gangster rap heroes with his newly acquired fashion item or was he looking to achieve the appearance of a junior mafia don?

These thoughts were more of a puzzle than a concern though and would just pop into my head at random times through out the day, maybe as diversionary tactics by my brain to detract from the main issue, where would I get my hooded kids monogrammed bathrobe from?

Obviously I didn’t want to disappoint my kid so I thought I’d better take a bit of time to research what options were available to me as far as hooded kids monogrammed bathrobe go.

After much research I discovered that there was indeed quite a demand for hooded kids bathrobes, generally the ones available are of a lightweight soft cotton weave bathrobe which are used by many of the finest tropical hotels but I didn’t think that this is quite what my kid had in mind, he wanted a rough and tough looking hooded kids monogrammed bathrobe that had attitude, not something straight out of Fantasy Island.

Imagine my amazement when on my travels around the country I was thumbing through a local newspaper only to see an advertisement for a Turkish company that were in town for one week only selling bathrobes of the very finest quality in all shapes and sizes, I had to make contact with them while I could.

I found a contact number and after much confusion finely described what it exactly was that I needed, a hooded kid’s monogrammed bathrobe, and when I wanted it for.

I chose a blue bathrobe, terry interior cotton outside with gold piping and with a plush feel to it. I gave them my kid’s initials and the order was placed.

The order for the hooded kid’s monogrammed bathrobe was e mailed directly to the Turkish bathrobe manufacturers [http://designer-bathrobes.com/The_News/Latest_News/Turkish_Bathrobes] and within 3 weeks a parcel arrived on my doorstep, a week earlier than quoted.

The bathrobe was magnificent, my son’s face was a real picture on his birthday, I was the coolest Dad in town and everything was perfect.

I have to say I love the hooded kids bathrobe so much I’ve ordered myself one.

Like father like son.

Online Beginners – Build a Successful Business Online From Just a Few Traffic Building Techniques

You only need to have real success in a small number of traffic building areas to achieve a successful business online. It is a serious mistake to try to tackle too many things at once and find that you don’t do any of them properly or only half do them so you don’t find out if they could work.

The real problem is that there are so very many ways of making contact with people via the Internet so it is easy to be tempted into trying everything. Even if you’ve got great products and a great website you’ve got to get traffic to that site.

When I first started online, I signed up for one expensive video course which listed 17 main ways of generating traffic and went into considerable detail on most of them. The course instructor said that you should only select some of these and become an expert in them before moving on to others techniques.

Sound advice, but despite that I still tried as many as I could to find out what suited my style. Unfortunately, I didn’t even become a ‘Jack of All Trades’ because of insufficient technical knowledge. So I just kept spinning my wheels for months by trying one method and then another and then back to one I had tried before.

Finally I decided to try to define what sort of traffic I really wanted when I eventually got some experience. I tried to identify what areas I should really be concentrating on given my lack of skill in such things as video marketing, which I was told is the big one for the future. Maybe it is, but it would be a good idea to catch up with the present first if you’re a beginner online!

Obviously, having taken an ‘educated’ guess at the visitor profile I should be targeting, I was able to eliminate some of those 17 ways of generating traffic ether because they didn’t fit the profile I had thought up or because they were too difficult.

By this time, I had virtually gone full circle with traffic methods but having done so I’ve come back to good old fashioned keyword research which is the basis of so many other traffic techniques. I know this sounds elementary but it’s so easy to get confused by all the ‘novelty’ methods that experts throw at you every day.

Therefore, I recommend that you spend quality time on keyword research for your niche and then concentrate on Article Marketing and posting on Forums. The best method I’ve discovered is to use Google’s AdWords research tool which is great for finding keyword phrases that are frequently searched but which have relatively little competition according to the indicators on this site.

But in addition to Articles and Forums, advertising sites like Craigslist, USFreeAds and maybe BackPage might be good – they are only classified ads but have a huge circulation and they are easy to use. Again keywords can play a major part.

Whatever methods of traffic generation you use, you must have a good looking website so that visitors will want to see what you’ve got for them. I’ve found that as an online beginner, I didn’t know what a good website consisted of so I got a professional to build one for me.

Unfortunately, I ended up with a website that looked good but definitely wasn’t in tune with the style of the site content. Even worse, I didn’t know how to tweak it and I certainly dare not carry out any major alterations. Once again the experts had got the better of me!