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MCT Oil – What is it? What makes it so great?

MCT (Medium-Length Chains) oil is a supplement often added to smoothies, bulletproof coffee, and salad dressings. As the name suggests, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil contains medium-length chains of fats called triglycerides. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are easily digested and many health benefits are linked to the way your body processes these fats.

I have been adding MCT Oil to my Power Coffee, smoothies and salad dressings. I really like it – it is super slippery, doesn’t have a strong coconut scent and overall I like it. 

Where Does it Come From?

MCT oil is most commonly extracted from coconut oil, as more than 50% of the fat in coconut oil comes from MCTs. These fats are also found in many other foods, such as palm oil and dairy products. 

MCT Oil helps you burn fat

MCT oil has been shown to increase the release of two hormones that promote the feeling of fullness in the body: peptide YY and leptin. For this reason they are beneficial in weight loss.

MCT oil can help optimize the growth of good bacteria and support the gut lining, which could also help you lose weight.    

The Healthful Fatty Acids Found in Tropical Oils

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Energizing Fuel Pull – All Day Sipper

I have been drinking the “Fuel Pull” All day sipper drink (they are very slimming) I found on the THM website and LOVE it! It tastes AMAZING!

What is great about this recipe is that it is packed with nutrition, energy, protein, fiber & is low carb friendly. It can also be low fat friendly.

Add a full Tablespoon of Coconut Oil to give you the energy to make it through your whole morning.

I like to throw in a handful of frozen Spinach or Kale and a few pieces of frozen Okra.

Adding the extra vegetables, the smoothie still tastes great while at the same time giving you some fiber to detox the body a bit.

Here is the recipe to share today:

Hello Health Sipper (FP)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp Just Gelatin
  • 1 Tbsp cool water (for the gelatin)
  • 1 tbsp just off the boil water (for the gelatin)
  • 2 tbsp Boabab Boost Powder
  • 4 to 6 pinches mineral salt
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp MCT Oil
  • 1 to 2 tsp Integral Collagen
  • 1/8 tsp Sunflower Lecithin
  • 2 to 3 doonks Pure Stevia Extract Powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 red mini sweet peppers (or 1⁄4 red bell pepper)
  • Chunk of a red jalapeño (optional, for us feisty tigers)
  • 3 drops of Wild Orange or Tangerine Essential Oil (optional)

Instructions
Place the gelatin in a 1-cup measuring cup. Add the cool water and stir until dissolved, then add the boiled water and stir. Fill the measuring cup with enough cool water to come to 1 cup and place in the blender. Now fill the measuring cup with 1 more cup cold water and add to the blender. Blend for a few seconds.

Add all the remaining ingredients and blend on high until all is creamy and the peppers are completely broken down. Pour this concentrate into a quart jar. Fill to the top with ice, add water only if needed to reach the top, and stir well. Taste and adjust the flavors to “own it” and sip your health into renewal.

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Nurse Mary here – Signing off, Until Next TimeBe Well!

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Energizing Fuel Pull Health Sipper

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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Vegetable Wash

I found this great recipe for a home-made vegetable wash. This is so easy to make and so handy to use. Vinegar and lemon essential oil have many antimicrobial properties so it works well to your vegetables with.

Why use Lemon Essential Oils to wash your fruit? 

Lemon Essential Oil helps cut through the oily and waxy substances that are used on fruit and vegetables. Some of those substances on the fruits and vegetables are pesticides, some are substances stores use to make the fruit shine and stay fresh looking longer. 

Recipe for Vegetable Wash

Recipe for Vegetable & Fruit Wash
  •  1 cup filtered or distilled water
  • 3/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 10 drops of Lemon essential oil 
  • 16 oz glass spray bottle

Spray this on your fruit or vegetables and wait a little bit – then wash.  The other way is to put a 2 teaspoons in a basin of water and wash fruit with it. 

Emulsify your Essential Oils for your Veggie Wash

The essential oils tend to float to the top of your spray so be sure to shake well before each use.  Unless you emulsify the oils into the baking soda – We will show you how to do that on the video.

Vinegar and Baking Soda are important ingredients to help remove the pesticides from the fruit.  While lemon has powerful abilities to kill bacteria. 

Remove dirt, chemicals and bacteria from your fruits and vegetables naturally.

Morning Tea – Evening Tea

A morning tea and an evening tea

I have spent a lot of time this week talking about teas but replacing other beverages in our life with non-caloric drinks can make life just a little more interesting and break up your day a bit. 

Coffee is not that healthy for you

Coffee is not that healthy for you in large amounts – more than one cup a day. Finding something warm to drink in the fall and winter feels like a must. I have actually grown to love hot teas (and cold herbal teas) and hope you will too. Watch our short VideoRead More…

Bugs Be Gone

Homemade Bug Repellent Recipes that work!

We have a few essential oil bug spray recipes that are easy to make and very effective.

3 DIY Bug Sprays that work!

Watch our quick video and then download the recipe, the info sheet about these oil and a separate pdf of you want to print your own labels.

Bugs B gone Spray

  • 2 oz bottle
  • 8 drops Cedarwood
  • 6 Peppermint
  • 6 Lemongrass
  • Water to fill the bottle

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Evening Tea With Ginger

Relax in the Evening with a Caffeine Free Ginger Tea Plus Essential Oils

One of my favourite evening routines is to make a cup of tea. I have several favourites that are caffeine free.

This ginger tea is a spicy tea so it satisfies the energizing tea need and still be caffeine free for an evening routine.

I like to add Cinnamon and Cardamon essential oils to my tea.

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Rise and Shine

Good morning!

Wake your kids on the right side of the bed with this energizing diffuser blend. The sweet aromas of Tangerine and Lime blend perfectly with the minty, fresh scent of Spearmint for a perfect morning aroma.

Rise & Shine – Good Morning Diffuser blend

 

Place in your favorite diffuser.

The Spearmint Plant has a sweet refreshing aroma.

There are many uses for doTERRA Tangerine Essential oil is an aromatic citrus oils that promotes feelings of happiness.

Lime Essential oil from doTERRA is both refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste.

YOUR Wake up and have a great morning blend!

Clean Laundry Diffuser Blend

Do you love the smell of clean laundry?

Add these Essential oils to your favorite diffuser and enjoy!

  • 2 drops Purify,
  • 3 drops Siberian Fir, and
  • 3 drops Cypress

That smell of clean laundry, nothing like it!

Purify essential oil has many benefits.

Research shows that lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree oil all possess l antimicrobial properties that, when evaporated, can begin eradicating airborne fungi and bacteria within 30 to 60 minutes.

Siberian Fir Promotes feelings of easy breathing

Cypress Essential Oil has benefits to help circulation.

Don't you just love the smell of clean laundry?

This little diffuser works quite well:
InnoGear 150ml Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Itchy Red Patches of Skin

You know those itchy inflamed patches of skin? Anyone got a guess as to what I might be referring to?
Here is some topical assistance: 

Apply to red patches of inflamed and or itchy skin. 

Also remember that when these inflamed skin conditions are present often the culprit is on the inside, a food sensitivity some of those are things like milk, sugar & white flour.

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Clear Thoughts Rollerball

Rollor recipe to Clear the Brain Fog:

put in 10 ml roller & fill with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil

Roll on temples, to the back of the neck or spinal area as often as you like.

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Bone Broth Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • Any combination of these items: Raw grass fed organic bones
  • Chicken: frames, thigh bones & 2 wings per frame, neck bones
  • Beef/Lamb/Pork: marrow, meaty rib bones, any meaty bones that still have cartilage attached
  • Up to 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Cup Wild Rice
  • Sprouted beans are a great addition too
  • Green Onions cut up   and/or
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 celery stalks + tops
  • Filtered water
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste. Optional herbs & spices: parsley, garlic & turmeric (to be added at the end)

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Shortbread Peppermint Cookies

Holiday cookie time is here. These Shortbread Peppermint cookies are delicious and so easy to prepare! They will make any Holiday gathering a success (and a great dōTERRA introduction)!

 • 2½ cups all purpose flour

 • ¾ cups sugar

 • 1 cup butter, cubed (and cold)

 • 4 drops Peppermint

 • more sugar to coat cookies before baking if desired Instructions 

1. Combine flour and sugar in a large bowl. 2. Use a pastry blender to cut in butter into very fine crumbs. 3. Stir in the Peppermint. 4. Use your hands to knead the dough until it comes together and forms a ball. 5. Shape dough into a log about two inches in a diameter and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for two hours. 6. Preheat oven to 325F. 7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 8. Cut slices of cookie dough about ¼ inch thick and place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until cookies are set. Do not over bake.

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