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Improving Vitamin D Absorption

Vitamin DArticle by: Dr Z

Up until recently, the true significance of vitamin D has been relatively uncovered. Traditionally, because it is well known for assimilating calcium from the foods that we eat, vitamin D is usually associated with being essential for bone health. Today, however, researchers are discovering that it can help protect against a host of other, more serious health problems such as: type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and even multiple sclerosis!

Common Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency
Relatively unheard of 100 years ago when people regularly spent time outdoors (regardless of the temperature or weather conditions!) vitamin D deficiency is quickly becoming an epidemic.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), hypovitaminosis D (low vitamin D levels) is usually a result of: Continue reading →

What are Cataracts & Some Natural Treatments

cataract1Article by: Dr Axe

What’s it like to have cataracts?
Imagine looking at everything through a fogged-up window and you’ll have somewhat of any idea what a cataract sufferer deals with.

  • The older we get, the more likely cataracts become.
  • Over 22 million Americans who are 40 or older currently have cataracts to some degree.
    Cataracts don’t appear out of nowhere.
  • Typically, a cataract takes several years to slowly develop.
  • Cataracts are not caused by overusing the eyes and cannot be spread from one eye to the other.
  • Most people opt for surgery when cataracts really start to interfere with their vision, but there are natural ways to prevent and slow the progression of a cataract.
  • The majority of studies have been done with foods rather than supplements so fresh, whole foods really are your best weapon against cataracts.
  • Natural treatment can help cataracts stop progressing even if they don’t go away completely on their own.
  • There might soon be eye drops containing an organic compound that non-invasively treat cataracts.
  • A healthy lifestyle, especially a diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, is key to overall eye health.

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A Detoxification Blend of Essential Oils

zendocrinedoTERRA Zendocrine® Detoxification Blend

Article From: doTERRA.com

Primary Benefits

  • Supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances*
  • Supports healthy liver function*
  • Purifying and detoxifying to the body’s systems*

Ingredients
Tangerine Peel, Rosemary Leaf, Geranium Plant, Juniper Berry, Cilantro Herb essential oils.

Description
Zendocrine essential oil blend supports the body’s natural ability to rid itself of unwanted substances.* It supports the healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin.* This powerful blend combines Rosemary, Cilantro, and Juniper Berry, known for their detoxifying properties and ability to support healthy liver function, while Tangerine and Geranium have purifying effects against unhealthy substances.* Zendocrine helps cleanse the body of toxins and free radicals that can slow the body’s systems down, leaving a heavy, weighted feeling.* Continue reading →

Insulin Resistance and Your Brain

insulinresistanceArticle by: Georgia Ede MD

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Is Easier Than You Think
Science shines new light on root cause of memory problems.

Do you have Insulin Resistance?
If you don’t know, you’re not alone. This is perhaps the single most important question any of us can ask about our physical and mental health—yet most patients, and even many doctors, don’t know how to answer it.

Here in the U.S., insulin resistance has reached epidemic proportions: more than half of us are now insulin resistant. Insulin resistance is a hormonal condition that sets the stage throughout the body for inflammation and overgrowth, disrupts normal cholesterol and fat metabolism, and gradually destroys our ability to process carbohydrates.

Insulin resistance puts us at high risk for many undesirable diseases, including obesity, heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

Scarier still, researchers now understand that insulin resistance is a powerful force in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Continue reading →

Healthy No-Bake Cookies

no bake cookiesHealthy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

From: Mama Z ‘s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup grass fed butter
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond butter
  • ⅓ cup raw honey
  • ⅓ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup gluten free quick oats
  • * 1-2 drops peppermint essential oil

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Running Barefoot

barefootMay actually improve your cognitive performance…

Article from: doTERRA Science

Fitness is an interminable series of fads, some backed up by legitimate science, others quickly debunked. The evolution of running is a perfect example of this—a fascinating and completely cyclical evolution. Over the last decade it has become increasingly popular to “run like our ancestors” in very minimalist footwear or even totally barefoot. Like any other craze, there are benefits and disadvantages to so-called “minimalist running,” but science has recently uncovered a fascinating benefit that has nothing to do with your half-marathon time.

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A Protective Blend of Essential Oils

protective blendI want to dedicate my 1st post as a doTERRA Certified Site to this product because it was probably the most influential product for me choosing doTERRA as the Essential oil company of my choice.

dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend
As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
  • Protects against environmental threats*
  • Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
  • Promotes healthy circulation*
  • Energizing and uplifting aroma

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Exercise: Good Medicine?

exerciseSee: full Article by Dr Axe

If you’re trying to lose weight, there’s no doubt about it, changing your diet is more important than exercising. (That’s the topic of one of my favorite mythbusters, in fact.) But does that mean you should skip exercising altogether? Absolutely not. Exercise reduces chronic disease and can sometimes even replace medication.

While working out might not be the number one factor in shedding pounds, it’s vital for so much more than weight loss. Not only do the benefits of exercise include feeling happier and boosting energy levels, but it’s a proven way to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and cancer — who doesn’t want that? Continue reading →

Sandalwood Essential Oil

SandalwoodThe sweet, woody aroma of Indian Sandalwood is a reflection of the soothing benefits of the essential oil—which can be used for skin imperfections or to enhance mood during meditation.

Primary Benefits

  • Promotes healthy looking, smooth skin
  • Reduces the appearance of scars and skin imperfections
  • Enhances mood
  • Frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties

Sandalwood is a name given to a class of fragrant woods that, unlike other aromatic woods, can retain their fragrance for decades. Both the wood and oil have been highly valued for centuries and Sandalwood has a documented history of many applications. It was traditionally used as an incense in religious ceremonies and for enhancing meditation, and the Egyptians used sandalwood for embalming. Sandalwood is very beneficial to the skin; it can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and it promotes a healthy, smooth complexion. Sandalwood has a sweet, woody aroma that can enhance mood and is frequently used in meditation for its grounding effects.

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Why Frankincense Essential Oil?

FrankincenseArticle by doTerra Science

Frankincense essential oil is derived from the resinous tears of trees that have been carefully scored, or “bled.” If cared for properly, frankincense trees can produce tears for hundreds of years! After a careful distillation process, the essential oil has a complex mixture of monoterpenes:

  • alpha-Pinene
  • Limonene
  • alpha-Thujene
  • beta-Pinene

This complex chemistry contributes to its renewing effects. Frankincense essential oil is great at supporting the diverse types of cells in the body.* It also is effective at relaxing and focusing the mind. Continue reading →

Fresh Chopped Salsa

Fresh SalsaLHere is a super simple Garden Fresh Salsa Recipe that we have been making this summer:

3 medium sized tomatoes (one yellow tomatoe gives it a fun color)

  • 1 or 2 bell peppers
  • 1/2 to 1/4 of a Cayne pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 mild onion – chopped fine
  • 1/2 clove of fresh garlic chopped fine
  • Celery leaves or parsley copped fine (optional)
  • 1 drop Cilantro Essential Oil
  • 4 or 5 drops of Lime Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste

Stir and eat with your favorite corn chips.

Healthy Info:
Cilantro: Is helpful for cleansing and detoxifying. Can also Assist with digestion.

Lime: Supports healthy immune function and antioxidant support. Can positively affects mood with stimulating and refreshing properties.

 

Pineapple Nectarine Salsa

SalsaSee the Complete Article

Pineapple Nectarine Salsa with Lime and Cilantro essential oils:

Ingredients:
1 pineapple, sliced and diced
2 small nectarines, diced (if you want more nectarine, feel free to put more in)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup red onion, diced (about half a medium onion)
5 drops Lime essential oil
2 drops Cilantro essential oil
3 tsp sea salt

Instructions: Continue reading →

Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint Essential OilSpearmint has a sweet, minty, fresh flavor and aroma. It is great to diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil. Also Great for cooking.

  • Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset*
  • Promotes a sense of focus and uplifts mood
  • Cleanses the mouth and promotes fresh breath

Uses
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Keep away from eyes and sensitive skin.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thyme Essential Oil

  • ThymeAdd Thyme to your favorite daytime diffuser blend to promote a sense of alertness
  • Add to your winter routine to support a healthy immune system*
  • Provides cleansing and purifying effects for the skin
  • Use one to two drops in place of dried Thyme in your favorite recipes
  • Thyme has a stimulating aroma
  • Naturally repels insects

Thyme is commonly used as a seasoning, but it also produces a potent essential oil that has cleansing and purifying effects for the skin; however, due to its high thymol content, Thyme should be diluted with a Carrier Oil before application. Thyme has specific chemistry that supports a healthy immune system.* Continue reading →

Tapioca an Alternative to Wheat Flour

Tapioca See full article by Dr Axe

With the rise in popularity of gluten-free baking in recent years, tapioca flour has become a staple for many people. Because cassava roots, from which tapioca is derived, are naturally very high in carbohydrates, tapioca starch is able to be extracted and made into gluten-free flour or “pearls.” These are used as a thickening agent in various kinds of foods or recipes — everything from pizza dough to pie filling.

Tapioca tastes mild and slightly sweet and is one of the purest forms of starch there is. Besides carbs/starch, it’s very low in other macronutrients or micronutrients (like protein, fats, and most vitamins and minerals). However, it’s totally gluten-free, low in calories and free from sugar — so it’s still overall useful in healthy, gluten-free cooking or baking, much like cassava flour.

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White Fir Essential Oil

White FirWhen working through difficult circumstances at home or at work, diffuse white fir to reduce stress.
After strenuous activity, massage into skin for soothing comfort.
On a day when deadlines are approaching, add one drop of White Fir to your shower to evoke feelings of energy and empowerment

  • Diffuse for an energizing effect
  • Evokes feelings of stability
  • Place a few drops on your terra-cotta ornaments for a bright holiday scent

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Diffuser Essential Oil Recipes

orange essential oilThis is a much-loved combo, and for good reason! It’s perfect to increase alertness, or when you need a quick pick-me-up:
2 drops wild orange essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

This blend is wonderful for creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. It’s bright and fresh:
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops rosemary essential oil Continue reading →

Wild Orange Essential Oil

Wild Orange Essential OilAdd a drop to your water for a burst of flavor and to promote overall health.* During colder temperatures, take one to two drops of Wild Orange in a capsule to support a healthy immune system.*

During clean up, use Wild Orange to cleanse and purify counter-tops, tables and other surfaces.  To improve your home’s scent and to purify the air, place a few drops on your air filter

Place one drop Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Frankincense in your hand. Rub hands together and inhale deeply for an energizing aroma. Continue reading →