Boom Generation Fitness

Mind - body fitness and health strategies for powering thru later years

The blog is aimed at the generation that was born between 1946 and 1964 - the so-called Baby Boomers.

We are now into our middle-age and very interested in staying fit and healthy until well into our senior years.

This blog provides some of the tools to do just that. You can find posts here and lots more by clicking on the links to THINK FIT and THE FITNESS PAPERS (see left side column).

These pages are about any and all matters concerning wellness, mind, body and spirit and, of course, physical exercise of all sorts. A special feature is an emphasis on individuals who can provide examples for us all of a healthy, energetic and positive life.


Geoff Quartermaine Bastin

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Monday, November 26, 2007


Sea Buckthorn is a thorny shrub known to the Romans who fed the protein-rich leaves to horses and to the Chinese who have used it medicinally for 12 centuries. The sea-buckthorns (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) are deciduous shrubs, often used ornamentally, with beautiful grey leaves, sharp thorns and shiny orange berries. They are found in cool upland locations particularly in the Himalayas, but also in Europe and North America. Sea-buckthorn berries are multi-purposed, edible and nutritious. They are rich in a variety of antioxidant chemicals (vitamins C and E; several carotenoids, including beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A); flavonoids; certain enzymes, and other substances). The claim is that the extract from the seed (once the berry pulp is removed) will tackle prostate and breast cancers. Bioactive oil has also been obtained from the young branches and leaves and has been incorporated into an ointment for treating a wide variety of skin damage,including burns, bedsores, eczema, and radiation injury. A true superfruit, perhaps? We will be researching the subject in the context of work being done in Pakistan by our associated company, FoodWorks

There are a number of source links where you can get more information
International Centre for Research and Training on Sea Buckthorn,

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