6 Reasons Why Coconut Oil is Good For You

🥥 Coconut oil is one of the few foods you can truly call a superfood. Coconut Oils is also one of the most controversial foods on the market. 

🥥 It just takes 2 Tablespoons 🥄🥄per day…

There are 3 types of people you will meet when it comes to Coconut oil:

  1. Those that won’t touch it because it has “saturated fat” – they have been lead to believe that fat causes heart disease. They are wrong
  2. The person who sees the benefits of Coconut Oil but are scared to eat it because it is “too high in calories”. They have been led to believe that all calories are created equal. They are wrong
  3. The person that uses Coconut Oil it for everything 😍

I saw this video that explains why you should eat at least 2 TBSP of Coconut oil every. The article talked about Coconut Oil having an impact on losing weight, boost your immune system, lower inflammation and overall just and feel amazing. 

Just 2 Tablespoons per day to help with health.

Just so you know, I took this to heart and have been using 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil per day since I heard about this. So far I feel good, not negative effects, it certainly hasn’t caused me to gain weight. It has made me feel less hungry and my skin seems to be softer. 

🥥 #1 Coconut Oil to help you lose weight

Even though 1 TBSP contains 120 calories. These 120 calories don’t act the same in the body as say 120 calories of Canola Oil. 

The different kinds of foods we eat have different effects on our health. 

Coconut oil is more thermogenic compared to other foods and fats. 

This means that eating Coconut Oil tends to increase energy expenditure. 

So what that looks like then is when you eat coconut oil it helps to burn more calories. 

In order to lose weight two things need to happen

  • 1st you need to be in a calorie deficit. (This doesn’t really mean you need to eat fewer calories and exercise more)   

It means you need to eat foods that boost your metabolism, not suppress it. That way you can nourish your body so you can set your body up to let go of the trapped fat to be burned by your muscles. 

  • The 2nd thing that needs to happen to lose weight is hormonal balance. (This means maintaining healthy organs, specifically your liver, adrenals and thyroid). 

Coconut oil not only helps your body burn more calories than it takes in – if you are eating healthy food that is – but it protects your liver so your thyroid and adrenal glands can function at a higher level. 

Coconut for Weight Loss

Conclusion: Eat Coconut oil – lose Weight

Reason to eat Coconut oil #2:

🥥 #2 Coconut Oil is pro-health because it is Anti-everything

You have probably heard about anti-inflammatory foods that reduce oxidative stress on the body. 

  • Coconut Oil tops the list of Anti-inflammatory foods – it is also anti-bacterial
  • It stops bacteria causing gum disease, urinary tract infections and ulcers
  • It is also anti-carcinogenic – it keeps dangerous cancer cells from spreading while boosting immunity
  • It is also anti-fungal, destroying infection promoting fungus & yeast

Coconut Oil is anti-inflammatory, meaning that it suppresses inflammation and allows tissue to repair

Anti-microbial – it inactivates harmful microbes and fights infections. 

Antioxidant – protects from free radical damage. 

Anti-retroviral / anti-parasitic / anti-protozoa / Antiviral/ 

Coconut Oil rids the body of lice, tapeworms and other parasites. It can even kill viruses, measles, hepatitis and more.

Coconut Oil is Anti-inflammatory

Imagine how your health, immunity, and your ability to burn fat would improve if you choose to eat just 2 TBSP of this superfood each day!

🥥 #3 Coconut Oil stabilizes blood sugar and insulin levels

This may not sound like it makes sense – that coconut oils can help with insulin levels and blood sugar since it has no direct impact on blood sugar levels. The indirect effect is where the magic happens

Coconut Oil helps glucose enter your cell

When Coconut Oil enters the cells it is slowing and reducing insulin levels in the blood. It is important to eat balanced meals that contain all food types. 

It is especially important to choose high-quality fats like coconut oil. 

The healthy fat in Coconut Oil plays an essential role in regulating blood sugar

Because Coconut Oil slows the digestion of glucose this process allows for a slow steady stream of energy from your food. It does this by lowering the overall glycemic index of your meal. 

When you include Coconut Oil in a meal with carbohydrates the carbs are broken down into glucose more slowly. That way blood sugar levels remain steady even after you eat. 

Coconut oils consist of Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCT’s)

Coconut Oil helps with blood sugar control.

Coconut Oil is unlike modern vegetable oils like soy, corn, canola – which are made from Long Chain Fatty Acids (PUFA’s)

  • It is the important point out – oils that consist of long-chain fatty acids (PUFA’s) may actually decrease the cell’s ability to absorb blood sugar. 
  • This could cause or make worse – insulin resistance and diabetes. 
  • Healthy cells use glucose. Unhealthy cells do not. 

🥥 #4 Coconut Oil lowers your risk of Heart Disease

Populations that eat Coconut Oil are some of the healthiest in the world. They also have the strongest hearts. 

Coconut oil does not oxidize when exposed to oxygen like many other oils. 

The Oxidation of fats is linked to oxidative stress in your body. 

If you have a history of heart disease in your family switching to coconut oil will have an immediate positive impact on the health of your family members. 

🥥 #5 Coconut Oil boosts Thyroid Function

Coconut Oil has a unique fatty acid that stimulates better Thyroid function. It is interesting that there are many published studies that back this up. 

Why are 34 % of Americans affected by metabolic syndrome?

The consumption of polyunsaturated fats has increased in the last 20 years. 

Are we any healthier?

There are published studies on the relationship of coconut oil, the thyroid and metabolism. Coconut oil has unique fatty acids that stimulate metabolism. These Fatty Acids supply the body with tremendous energy and promote weight loss. 

Most people are unaware that Hypothyroidism is an Autoimmune disease

This is the reason that medications for Hypothyroidism are not very effective.

It stands to reason then that initiating Thyroid Hormone replacement therapy without addressing the underlying immune imbalance is like changing the oil in your engine with the hopes that the transmission will stop failing – it doesn’t work that way… 

To reduce thyroid problems you need to reduce inflammation because inflammation stops the change of T3 to T4 (Thyroid Hormones). T4 is the inactive form of Thyroid Hormone. Coconut Oil stops inflammation – allowing for a healthy liver and the production of proper thyroid hormones. 

Coconut Oil can help Thyroid issues, Auto-immune disorders & brain fog

🥥 #6 Coconut Oil kills Candida Fungus

Research has revealed the Coconut Oil can fight a bloodstream infection caused by  the Candida Albicans fungus – often referred to a “yeast infection”

Symptoms of Candida overgrowth

  • Skin and nail fungal infections such as Athlete’s foot
  • Feeling tired, worn down for example – Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia and
  • Digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea

Candida overgrowth can even be at the root of autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, ADD, ADHD, and brain fog. 

Skin issues like Eczema, Psoriasis, Hives, Rashes, Irritability, Vaginal itch and UTI’s, severe Seasonal allergies & Itchy ears can be from digestive imbalance caused by Candida overgrowth. 

Strong sugar and carbohydrate cravings all these are symptoms of Candida as well.  

70 % of people are affected by Candida – a fungal/yeast infection.

I know, it’s hard to believe you could have a fungus growing throughout your body. 

Coconut Oil is excellent at stopping Candida in it’s tracks! 

🥥 Eating Coconut Oil will give you a flat belly by helping you burn stubborn belly fat

Coconut oil helps you burn off “visceral fat” – (the most dangerous fat of all) 

Visceral Fat is highly associated with many Western diseases. 

Coconut Oil will give you glowing skin, radiant hair, and a clear brain. If you like hearing things like that then you are in luck. 

About that – Flat Belly

A study of 40 women with abdominal obesity, supplemented with 2 Tablespoons of  Coconut Oil per day led to a significant reduction of BMI and waistline circumference in a period of 12 weeks. 

So to be clear – a flat belly won’t disappear overnight or even after your 1st day, it takes weeks or maybe even months after starting your daily coconut oil habit.

The things that are the most worth it take time. 

It is a universal truth, when you avoid shortcuts and really work for something and enjoy the process, you will not only receive what you want but you will hold on to it. 

So I put together a recipe that helps me enjoy my 2x a day Coconut habit

Coconut Bites

  • 1 Cup Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • ½ Cup Organic Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon Natural Food grade Beeswax
  • 1 Teaspoon unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Dropper full of Stevia
  • A dash of Sea Salt

Warm Cocoa Powder and Bees wax on the stove until completely melted and blended together. Add your Coconut oil and continue to heat on low just until all ingredients are blended together nicely. Add Stevia to taste and a dash of Sea Salt. 

Next make a sink of cold water and add ice to it to make a cold water bath – about 2 inches in your sink. Set the hot pan down in this sink and continue to stir until all ingredients mix well and the Coconut Oil begins to harden again. 

Spoon this int ice-cube trays and freeze. Then pop out of trays and store in the refrigerator. 

Each Coconut Bite is about 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil. Enjoy!

Are you ready to have a flat belly in as short as 4 weeks? Is this a habit worth continuing?  

Your answer will determine your habits. See you in the coconut oil aisles! 😎

Coconut Oil for Health

Unrefined Organic Coconut oil is pretty easy to find in the grocery store but if you would like me to make a recommendation for you – drop me your email address. 

I’ll even give you a 20% discount for your 1st order. 

Resource for much of this article:

From Stuck to Success

Social Ecstasy Emotional Diagram

The Secret Skills to Success are

  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Ecstasy

Some of us wake up drained

Some of us wake up re-charged. 

The hormones in the body that affect which way the body shows up are: 

Happy Brain Chemicals

Dopamine – Functions include: Pleasure, Fine Motor Skills and Preservation of our body. 

Oxytocin – Known as the maternal hormone, but also arises when we have physical contact with another human. 

Serotonin – A mood regulator related to happiness. Lowered levels are noted in people with depression. 

Endorphins – Reduces pain, boosts pleasure and overall gives us a feeling of wellbeing. 

Cortisol – This chemical controls your fight or flight and can leave you feeling fearful and drained if not managed. It also manages blood sugar, metabolism & inflammation. 

We need to learn how to trigger these different hormones because they charge up our batteries to enhance our creativity and critical thinking. 

Being able to do this sets us up to develop skills. 

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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The Cause of Acid Reflux, Heartburn & GERD

I’ve had someone close to me suffering with this and thought that you or someone in your family may be suffering from this as well. My friend got to having such bad heartburn that he quit eating anything spicy. Even high acid food like tomatoes and many other things in his diet would trigger acid reflux. Another friend of mine is taking anti-acids but doesn’t seem to think it is fixing anything because the symptoms come right back when he stops the medications. 

Healthy vs GERD graphic

If you look up GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder) You will find that it is the loss of pressure between the sphincter and the stomach. Medical experts say it is a relaxation of the sphincter (valve) at the top of the stomach. 

Heartburn is often a symptom of GERD caused by acid reflux. So it appears as if all of these issues are linked back to this one root cause.

Esophagus, esophageal sphincter, pyloric sphincter

Are you struggling with any of these symptoms? If so, you may learn from the struggles my friends have experienced.

Another friend of mine was having digestive issues, so he cut all fermented foods out of his diet. It worked to an extent, but limited a lot of foods he could eat because he also had to also remove many raw foods from his diet as well. 

I don’t know if you’ve thought about how frustrating this is, but for me when I want to eat healthy, having handy raw foods around just makes things easy. Would you agree? It is easier to eat healthy when you can prepare a nice bowl of fresh vegetables you can grab a few pieces of throughout the day… They are just so handy!

Healthy stomach, GERD Stomach, Acid Reflux
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Better Health- What Does it Mean to You?

Inflammation – What is it?

Irritated joints, irritation in the digestive tract, even high blood pressure and allergies can be a sign of inflammation.

Autoimmune disorders can crop up from unmanaged inflammation.

Inflammation culprits can be many and depending on who you are. Things that irritate me could be different from what irritates you, and vice versa.

Inflammation doesn’t only affect joints. You may not have known that irritation of the digestive tract often follows that of the joints. 

Take a guess at what the # 1 inflammatory food is? You guessed it. Sugar.

Sugar the #1 Inflammatory food
Sugar is found in some surprising places

Did you know that sugar is more addictive than cocaine in rat studies?

This is a shocking observation, but the reality is that it’s everywhere and extremely hard to avoid.

Besides sugar, there are many foods we eat that the body processes just like sugar. 

White flour products such as donuts, cakes, white bread & desserts are all broken down and used by the body in a very similar way.

When is sugar the most dangerous?

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Find Inspiration & Make Every Thought Count

Put yourself in positive surroundings – a walk, pleasant places in nature, calm spaces, images that lift you up. We have identified 4 things that may help to inspire you in your day, and in your life. 

Four Things to Inspire You

  • Adventure
  • History
  • Be Inspired
  • Journal

1. Adventure

Break your pattern of routine and do something that is adventurous to you. A walk, a bike ride… or something even more intense. What is something you can do physically to activate your brain, your body, and your breath? Those things energize you and open you to new ideas and thoughts.   

Get outside your norm and go somewhere completely different from your typical routine. They are good for you even if you have to schedule your adventure out for a future time in your life. Make those bucket lists. Those are some of the things that will enrich your life. 

Get outside your norm and go somewhere completely different from your typical routine.

2. Learn About history

Be inspired by visiting places where people from history thrived. These are archives of great accomplishments. 

Even though they are from the past they can still inspire you to look forward. These people just lived their lives, they didn’t know that they were shaping history. 

Visit places that people from history are remembered.

3. People Should Inspire You 

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The Secret Benefits of the Little Known Vitamin K2

Have you ever struggled with heavy bleeding? Hemorrhage or even simply really heavy periods? How about menopause issues? How about Cysts, Ovarian Cysts or Endometriosis? 

If you experience heavy bleeding during periods, it may signal a lack of vitamin k2

Some of my very close friends and I have suffered with these issues. It is really important for me to share what I came across. In fact, I don’t understand for the life of me why it is not being shared more publicly! 

As uncomfortable as it is for me to talk about, I’ll tell you that I had some major bleeding issues while going through Menopause. I didn’t want to have to talk about it or even deal with it but it was affecting my productivity in a major way in my life. As a Mom, as a wife, at my work, at managing my home, it felt like it was all caving in on me. 

From my medical background, I had heard of Vitamin K but had dismissed the idea of using it because it causes blood clotting so quickly that the conclusion was it was dangerous to take as a supplement. I decided I wanted to try just a little of it to see if it would help me. 

Talk about opening a can of worms. I found out there is a huge difference between vitamin K1 & Vitamin K2 – Vitamin K1 is just what I had know about. It helps the blood to clot and has very little other function in the body. 

Vitamin K2, on the other hand, has so many benefits that you must to hear about! It is good for young women, older women & even men 🙂 

It supports the heart, the brain, and has a major role in calcium absorption in our body. 

Here are the details of my research if you would like to read it: 

Find balance in your brain and hearth health

The little known Vitamin K2

Health benefits and sources of vitamin K. Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels. The body needs vitamin K to produce prothrombin, a protein. Prothrombin is a clotting factor that is important in blood clotting and bone metabolism.

What is the Vitamin k2 good for?

Vitamin K is also given to treat and prevent vitamin K deficiency, a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough vitamin K. It is also used to prevent and treat weak bones (osteoporosis) and relieve itching that often accompanies a liver disease called biliary cirrhosis.

The K Vitamins 

Vitamin K activates proteins that play a role in blood clotting, calcium metabolism and heart health. Controlled studies in people also observe that vitamin K2 supplements generally improve bone and heart health, while vitamin K1 has no significant benefits. 

Vitamin K activates proteins that play a role in blood clotting

Vitamin K1’s primary function

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Imagine You Healthy…

Be Intentional

Small steps over time – and be intentional about those steps. 

Be intentional that you want “change” and what that ideally looks like to you

For example, what are the intentions you want? 

  • To feel better?
  • To have more energy?
  • To do more of the things you love to do?

Maybe even to have a better outlook on life?

Be True to YOURSELF

We live in a world where we worry about what others think, about being judged by others. Being “liked” by others…

Are you ready? Being intentional with your desire to make small changes and commit to long term health.
Are you ready to make a change in your life?

Sometimes this clouds our judgment. You will find that showing up as yourself (really digging in and deciding what better health looks like for you) is when being better to yourself and making healthier choices truly works.

If you can find a way to put the fear of what others are going to think aside when it comes to being more active, eating better, taking a certain supplement or avoiding a certain medication, you will be significantly more likely to succeed.

Desire to Change 

Desire Change - Sometimes the hardest part is recognizing the need to make a change

Change by moving away from something – you want less of and – move toward something you want more of.

I am passionate about helping you on a path away from things that are holding you back in life to leading you to open up your life to a place of abundance. I am beyond excited – to help you with that…

The desire to change is going to be that thing that helps you push through on those days when you just don’t feel like doing it. Days when things feel hard or you don’t feel motivated. 

inspiring a sense of urgency

A sense of Urgency

Giving yourself a sense of urgency will help you get going and do something to propel you forward even if it is not perfect.

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Herbs that lower Blood Sugar

I recently found this image and thought it such helpful info I had to share:  

Herbs that lower blood sugar: Cinnamon,  Clove, Rosemary,  Oregano, Sage, Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Cayenne & Marjoram.

 

Cinnamon – How does it help the blood sugar?

Cinnamon works by lowering insulin resistance. Researchers found that cinnamon cut cholesterol by about 18% and blood sugar levels by 24%.

Cinnamon

Probably the most enjoyable of herbs that lower the blood sugar to take.

You can use the Cinnamon spice or you can use the essential oil.

A therapeutic grade essential oil has a nice kick to it and can grow on the taste buds making it very enjoyable to use several times a day.

I like to put 2 or 3 drop on a teabag or on loose leaf tea leaves, then make tea as usual and the oil emulsified into the tea.

As you build a tolerance to it you can drop 1 or 2 drops under the tongue

cloves are good for diabetics. A research shows that the compounds found in cloves may help keep blood sugar under control. As little as one teaspoon of the super-star spice is enough to reap benefits.

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Top 5 Essential Oils & DIY Allergy Relief Home Remedies

Natural remedies for allergies. So a friend of mine asked me, Mary, what kind of things would you use if you were struggling with allergies right now?

What essential oils are good for seasonal allergies?

Pollen Is high these days, right away my mind comes back to the basics. Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint. They have such an amazing synergistic effect.

What essential oils are a natural antihistamine?

Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint are natural antihistamines. Combining the three together they complement each other well.

If you would prefer to listen to this content here is a handy video:

Natural Remedies for Allergies

How do you use essential oils for allergies?

There are a few ways you could use Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint to help you with your allergies:

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Reduce Your Joint Inflammation With Food

Thank you for your reply to my article “From Walking with a Walker to Walking 5 Miles“. I had so many replies and requests to write about this subject that I thought I had better not put it off too long.

What is an Anti-inflammatory Diet?

When we think about anti-inflammatory foods we have to think about 2 aspects of an anti-inflammatory diet. Foods we can eat and the foods we need to avoid. Some foods irritate the digestive system and ultimately the joints and some foods calm the digestive system causing less body system irritations. We will look at several of these pieces.

The other piece of this is that it will look different for you than it will for me and different for me than someone else you know.  There may be some family similarities but not always.  

Try a 30 day Whole food re-set

One thing to you might consider if you are really ready to figure out what foods are bothering you the most is to try a 30-day whole food re-set. I have done one and it is really eye-opening. I am not the best guide on one of these so I will refer you to a book if you are interested in doing that.

Whole: The 30 Day Whole Foods Challenge

What I will do for you though is help you with some basics. There are actually groups of inflammatory foods. So you may be sensitive to one but not the other. That is why eating a clean diet for 3 weeks to 30 days is so helpful when beginning this journey.

Sugar – The Most Inflammatory Food!

Sugar is probably the most inflammatory of all the foods. We have a list of sugars and hidden names for sugars. Most sweeteners are really not safe either because they are highly processed foods. The only sweetener that I trust is Stevia. There are some good stevia choices now that don’t leave a bitter after taste. Let me know if that is something you are interested in.

61 Hidden Names for sugar

Here is a handy list: 61 Hidden Names for Sugar

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doTERRA Essential Oils Price Per Drop

By: Jo Jean Keesling

2019 Essential Oil Cost Per Drop Retail & Wholesale Chart

This price per drop sheet is based on

  • 15 ml bottle = 250 drops
  • 5 ml bottle = 83 drops

Single Essential Oils

Essential OilUnitRetailWholesalePer Drop Retail*Per Drop Wholesale*
Arborvitae5ml$29.33$22.00$0.35$0.27
Basil15 ml$32.00$24.00$0.13$0.10
Bergamot15 ml$40.00$30.00$0.16$0.12
Black Pepper5 ml$29.33$22.00$0.35$0.27
Blue Tansy5 ml$113.33$85.00$1.37$1.02
Cardamom5 ml$34.67$26.00$0.42$0.31
Cassia15 ml$25.33$19.00$0.10$0.08
Cedarwood15 ml$17.33$13.00$0.07$0.05
Cilantro15 ml$34.67$26.00$0.14$0.10
Cinnamon5 ml$32.00$24.00$0.39$0.29
Clary Sage15 ml$48.67$36.50$0.19$0.15
Clove15 ml$21.33$16.00$0.09$0.06
Copaiba15 ml$46.67$35.00$0.19$0.14
Coriander15 ml$33.33$25.00$0.13$0.10
Cypress15 ml$20.67$15.50$0.08$0.06
Douglas Fir5 ml$30.00$22.50$0.36$0.27
Eucalyptus15 ml$22.67$17.00$0.09$0.07
Fennel (Sweet)15 ml$20.00$15.00$0.08$0.06
Frankincense15 ml$90.67$68.00$0.36$0.27
Geranium15 ml$41.33$31.00$0.17$0.12
Ginger15 ml$54.67$41.00$0.22$0.16
Grapefruit15 ml$24.00$18.00$0.10$0.07
Green Mandarin15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Helichrysum5 ml$93.33$70.00$1.12$0.84
Juniper Berry5 ml$25.33$19.00$0.31$0.23
Lavender15 ml$30.67$23.00$0.12$0.09
Lemon15 ml$14.67$11.00$0.06$0.04
Lemongrass15 ml$13.33$10.00$0.05$0.04
Lime15 ml$17.33$13.00$0.07$0.05
Marjoram15 ml$25.33$19.00$0.10$0.08
Melaleuca15 ml$28.00$21.00$0.11$0.08
Melissa5 ml$153.33$115.00$1.85$1.39
Myrrh15 ml$78.67$59.00$0.31$0.24
Oregano15 ml$29.33$22.00$0.12$0.09
Patchouli15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Peppermint15 ml$29.33$22.00$0.12$0.09
Petitgrain15 ml$33.33$25.00$0.13$0.10
Pink Pepper5 ml$29.33$22.00$0.35$0.27
Roman Chamomile5 ml$60.00$45.00$0.72$0.54
Rosemary15 ml$21.33$16.00$0.09$0.06
Sandalwood5 ml$93.33$70.00$1.12$0.84
Siberian Fir15 ml$26.67$20.00$0.11$0.08
Spearmint15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Spikenard5 ml$66.00$49.50$0.80$0.60
Tangerine15 ml$24.00$18.00$0.10$0.07
Thyme15 ml$39.33$29.50$0.16$0.12
Turmeric15 ml$37.33$28.00$0.15$0.11
Vetiver15 ml$54.67$41.00$0.22$0.16
Wild Orange15 ml$13.33$10.00$0.05$0.04
Wintergreen15 ml$29.33$22.00$0.12$0.09
Yarrow Pom30 ml$126.67$95.00$0.25$0.19
Ylang Ylang15 ml$49.33$37.00$0.20$0.15
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Essential Oil Dilution Chart: Sensitive Skin, Aromatic, Topical and More!

When to dilute the Essential Oils

Essential Oils have many different usages. Knowing what essential oils should be diluted on sensitive skin (S), what essential oils should always be diluted (D) and what essential are safe to use directly on the skin – Neat (N) – is very important.

Application Methods of Essential Oils

The Safest Ways to Apply Essential OilsAlong with that information, it is also important to know what Oils can be used where. We have put together a list of Application Methods.

All the oils can be used Aromatically (A) this would mean things like smelling them from the bottle, placing them in a diffuser or applying them to a natural diffuser, like jewelry, reed diffuser or other items. Many oils are safe to use Topically (T) on the skin. Then several essential oils can be used internally (I) if the oils are a Therapeutic grade of essential oils.

 ~  SKIN SENSITIVITY APPLICATION METHODS  ~ 
  N – Neat – Can be used topically without dilution A – Can be used aromatically  
  S – Sensitive – Dilute for young or sensitive skin T – Can be used topically  
  D – Dilute – Always dilute before using Topically I – Can be used internally  

We have put together an extensive chart below for your reference. This Video will help describe some of these details. It will also show you how you can easily use this quick reference chart.

Essential Dilution and Application Chart

Click on the headings of interests 2 times to bring up your area of interest. 

NameNeatSensitiveDiluteAromaticTopicalInternalOther
ArborvitaeNAT
BasilNATI
BergamotSATI
Black PepperSATI
Blue TansyNAT
CardamomNATI
CassiaDATI
CedarwoodSAT
CilantroNATI
Cinnamon BarkDATI
Clary SageNATI
CloveDATI
CopaibaSATI
CorianderNATI
CypressNAT
Douglas FirNAT
EucalyptusSAT
Fennel (Sweet)SATI
FrankincenseNATI
GeraniumSATI
GingerSATI
GrapefruitNATI
GreenMandrinNATI
HelichrysumNATI
Jasmine TouchNATusually used diluted
Juniper BerryNATI
LavenderNATI
LemonNATI
LemongrassSATI
LimeSATI
MaagnoliaNATusually used diluted
MarjoramNATI
MelissaNATI
MyrrhNATI
NeroliNATusually used diluted
OreganoDATI
PatchouliNATI
PeppermintSATI
PetitgrainSATI
Pink PepperNATI
Roman ChamomileNATI
RoseNATusually used diluted
RosemaryNATI
SandalwoodNATI
Siberian FirNATI
SpearmintSATI
SpikenardNAT
TangerineNATI
Tea TreeNAT
ThymeDATI
TurmericNATI
VetiverNATI
Wild OrangeNATI
WintergreenSAT
Yarrow / PomagraniteNTI
Yland YlangNAI

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Grass Fed Meats

Omega Fatty Acids: Getting down to the Grass Roots

by Mary Howard, RN

We will look at why some meat is better than others for you and why some fats are better than others for you. What are these Omega fats, anyway? We will also look at why the fat ratio of meat and eggs can be affected by the animal’s feed and living conditions. We’ll also touch on the fact that, just because an animal was raised on organic feed it still may not have the nutrients needed to make their meat healthy.

What are Omega Fatty Acids?

To figure out what Omega fatty acids are we will touch on just the basics. Fats are compounds called Lipids. They are chemical compounds of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Fatty acids are the refined fuel forms of fat and some cells, like the heart, prefer them over glucose (sugar). Fatty acids are named according to the number of carbons in their chain, for example: Omega 3, Omega 6. Because there are fewer carbons in an Omega 3’s chain has some to do with why they are better for you. Your HDL (good Cholesterol) comes from Omega 3’s.

Now we need to know this because there are certain Fatty Acids that are considered “Essential” meaning that we need to get them from the foods we eat. They are Linoleic, Linolenic and Arachidonic. But actually Linoleic is the only one that our body can not make so it is dependent on diet.

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doTERRA Compliance

Understanding my WHY – My doTERRA Compliance Journey

My friend Josh was here at my office one day, he works a lot with folks on  “Search Engine Optimization” and Google Analytics. We were talking about some things to write about, and I said, “Well I can’t write that, it wouldn’t be compliant. He said, “That’s just dumb. You should be able to talk about what you want to.” I said “No it’s alright.”, and explained why.

I’m Mary Howard RN with Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOUR’s where we come alongside you and help you in your day with some Natural Solutions.

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It’s About Recovery – Athletic Recovery

By Dr Jerry Petermann ND

Okay, let’s talk about Recovery….

No, not THAT Recovery….recovery from athletic competition and general strenuous physical exercise.

Resveratrol Helps with Athletic Recovery

Ask any competitive runner, “What is the one thing that keeps you from improving your times?” and they will tell you, “Recovery time.”

There you have it; the most common complaint from any athlete on the planet. People who train must have time for their muscles and tendons to mend and their aerobic systems to adapt. Precious time. They often take every form or vitamin and mineral ever devised by humans and yet, it still takes time…no matter what.

Well, maybe.

Here’s a true story about a man named Chuck Cash. He was formerly in the U. S. Army for 20 years, retired and begin working as a successful salesman at age 47. His favorite pastime was competitive running; 5K’s, 10K’s, full marathons and rapidly fading dreams of one day competing in Tri-Athlons and pure fantasies of being a ranked Iron Man.

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The Miraculous Benefits of Resveratrol

What is Resveratrol?

Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a class of compounds produced by many plants when they are infected by pathogens or physically harmed by cutting, crushing, or ultraviolet radiation.

What are the benefits of Resveratrol? 

Resveratrol has many health benefits but the simplest way to describe it as a supplement that nourishes the Mitochondria in the body. It seems to roll back the effects of aging on the cells.

Here are a few of the major things we covered in this video:

Resveratrol Helps Athletic Performance

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The Benefits of Sauerkraut

The Benefits of Sauerkraut –
Old time foods made easy

What is Sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut is finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by the formation of natural lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor. During the fermentation process the natura sugars in the cabage leaves are used up leaving a tangy, crunchy, Kraut.

Here is a short video we did that explains what we did and the health benefits.
Our video will show how to make Sauerkraut in a Jar

Here is our recipe for Sauerkraut

  • 1 cabbage grates or finely shredded
  • 1 onion grated
  • 2 cucumbers finely sliced
  • 1.5 TBSP  of pickling salt. (You want to use an Iodine free so your kraut stays crunchy)
  • 2 – 1 quart jars
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Eczema – A Grandmother’s Journey

Jo’s Journey with her Grandson who had Severe Eczema

What is Eczema you ask?

Eczema - Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis – is dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin can cause it to turn red, and to swell and itch even more.

Here is a real story with amazing results with just a few simple dietary suggestions as a result of a BioMeridian Scan.

Jo’s Grandson suffered from Eczema and had been to many doctors. The family was frustrated with no real good answers to how to best help this child. They went to Dermatologists and tried multiple kinds of creams and other remedies without good results.

Well – Le’ts let Jo Tell you in her own words:

Somewhere between the age of 1 and 2 my Grandson started being treated for Severe Eczema –

His Primary Care Doctor and even a Dermatologist continued to prescribe Steroids and other creams –

I helped my daughter with home remedies and she eliminated milk and other foods.

At one point the Dr did a blood test to identify allergies but nothing healed his skin.

The raw patches on the back of his knees, legs and feet were so severe that he got a staph infection,

I turned to Evelyn

Her scan results showed Gluten (which earlier I said we had eliminated foods but it was her total results that made the difference)

Sun Screen also showed as skin issue – which putting Sun Screen on his fair skin was always a fight and he would fuss and this we passed it off as just being difficult. We studied Gluten and became aware of everything that has Gluten – It was summer and we switched to a Zinc Sunscreen.

Evelyn suggested Digestive Enzymes, a Vitamin B Complex, and a Calcium Magnesium supplement.

The Little Guy detoxed for about 30 days and then his skin became clear and that little 5-year-old was so happy! He took over his health even at his young age, being aware of what he ate, and would remind you he needed the Enzymes.

This was something we struggled with for over 3 years and so Grateful for Evelyn and how she helped us.

In conclusion:
It was amazing to find out that the root of his skin problems came from within. That his digestive tract was yelling for help through his skin. His Eczema became so bad that he had sores on his legs. At one point the sores became infected with staph.

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Herbs That Support The Adrenal Glands

Do you struggle with Adrenal Fatigue?

Some of the symptoms of Adrenal Conditions

Do you struggle to feel a balance in your body?

Are you having difficulty sleeping, racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating on tasks?

Are you struggling to have enough energy and difficulty with your weight?

Herbs to help the Adrenal Glands

Often these things can be adrenal glands that are out of balance.

When your adrenal glands are out of balance often your hormones become out of balance.

There are a few herbs that help to support your adrenal glands and we wanted to share a few of those with you.

Hi, I’m Mary Howard RN

With Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOURS. Where we try to come alongside you in your busy life and give you a few extra tools to help you in your day.

Licorice Root

  • Licorice can stimulating the adrenal gland, stimulating your body to have a healthy level of cortisol.
  • Licorice Root can speed the repair of the stomach lining and restore balance there as well.
  • There are more than 300 different compounds in licorice, some of which have antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Hawthorn Berry

  • Hawthorn has a history as the herb to strengthen your heart – both physically and emotionally.
  • Hawthorn Berries are known to be vasodilators, having some blood pressure lowering activity by relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart.
  • Because of this it is also used to reduce anxiety.
  • It seems to lower cholesterol by increasing the excretion of bile, reducing the formation of cholesterol, and enhancing the receptors for LDLs.

Fennel

Fennel is used for various digestive problems including heartburn, intestinal gas, bloating, loss of appetite.

  • Fennel can relax your muscles — including your digestive muscles.
  • Fennel can helps regulate the Blood Pressure.
  • Fennel can also be useful to flush out toxins and sludge from our bodies, thus helping to cleanse the blood.

A few Additional Herbs that Support the Adrenal Glands

Ginseng – helps with energy, blood sugar, memory and mood

Echinacea – Helps with anxiety and inflammation

Gotu Kola – Great to help with memory, focus and to fight fatigue

Ginger – helps with inflammation as well as improving Blood Circulation

St John’s Wort – Helps improve the mood, fight depression and elevate certain neurotransmitters in the body.

Herbs that Support the Adrenal Glands

See our Article: Adrenal Fatigue and what you can do about it for more information.

Adrenal Fatigue – What YOU Can Do About It

Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress

By managing your stress, changing what you eat, when you eat and getting enough sleep you can do a bunch to help yourself.

What Are the Adrenal Glands?

The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can’t live without. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones.

The Adrenal Glands – Beyond Fight or Flight

We all know they control your fight or flight but how does this help or hinder us in today’s fast pace high pace environment?

We are no longer being chased by tigers but to say we don’t have stress would be an understatement for most of us.

Managing stress is an important thing but not always 100% do-able.

What do the Adrenal Glands Do?

The Adrenal Glands help the body keep the balance so that we can feel good and be on top of our game when we need to:

  • During our workday
  • During stressful driving situations.
  • Being calm in annoying situations

but what happens when we have too high a demands on our adrenal glands?

Adrenal Fatigue

What if we work ourselves into a situation where we depend on the fight or flight body management of our adrenal glands all the time?

You guessed it these glands become “fatigued”

Hi – I’m Mary Howard RN with Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOURS. Where we try to come alongside you in your busy life and give you a few extra tools to help you in your day.

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