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.
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 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.
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Over and over we are told the world is ending for modern medicine regarding the fight against germs and viruses of every form. We now know people are dying in hospitals from flesh-eating bacteria and the elderly are succumbing from upper respiratory infections by the hundreds of thousands.
What if all of this was simply due to patents and control of the marketplace, not medicine? It’s true. Let me explain.
Ways to use On Guard Essential Oil
Ways to use On Guard Essential Oil. How On Guard can send the flu packing. On Guard is a protective blend of oils with Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary and Wild Orange in it.
Scratchy throat bugging you? Keeping you from resting? Want to fortify your immune system? These 2 On Guard products are easy to take and are must-haves…
Yup! And the Lymphatic system is extremely important in protecting our body from harmful elements in the environment.
The lymphatics don’t have a system that moves the fluid like the veins, the movement we get in the lymphatics system is moved by us. We have to walk, run, jump or otherwise actively stimulate our lymphatic system.
Lumps and bumps in the lymphatics can be things that your body is protecting you from.
Lymphatic massage or even something as simple as dry body brushing or dry cellulite brushing is a great way to stimulate the lymph nodes and help them to function normally.
Here is a YouTube video about Dry Skin Body Brushing
that you may find helpful.
As with any form of detox you are doing with your body, it is very important to drink lots of clean water when you are moving lymphatic fluids. Drinking water is the best way to rid your body of the toxins as you move them, to avoid the possibility of illnesses that can be caused as you move toxins around.
These Lymphatic Exfoliating brushes do a great job at stimulating your Lymphatic system.
Here is a dry brush kit that looks good:
Dry Brushing Body Brush – Best Complete Exfoliating Brush Set – with Exfoliating Gloves, Konjac Sponge & Pumice Stone, Back Scrubber with Natural Bristles – Great for Circulation, Skin Beauty & Health
Need to Improve your immune system during cold and flue season?
Here are a few herbs that can support the immune system:
Clove, Cinnamon, Rosemary & Eucalyptus
Also any of your citrus family both the fruit or the rinds – Lemons, Limes, oranges, tangerines etc.
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.
Supports healthy immune and respiratory function*
Protects against environmental threats*
Supports the body’s natural antioxidant defenses*
Promotes healthy circulation*
Energizing and uplifting aroma
doTERRA On Guard Protecting Throat Drops provide the immune-supporting benefits of the doTERRA On Guard proprietary essential oil blend in the convenience of an all-natural throat drop.
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Iodine is an element that’s required for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones. Since the body does not produce iodine on its own, it needs to come from dietary sources—and striking the right balance is key. Inadequate levels or overconsumption of iodine can lead to or worsen thyroid disease, as well as cause other significant health concerns.
Iodine is one of the most important minerals required by the body for healthy cellular and complete metabolic function. Breast tissue, the uterus, the ovaries, the thyroid, the brain and the prostate depend on iodine. But typical intake levels for most people are not optimal.
Iodine supplementation can be life-changing!
This article was captured by my friend the HealthRanger on Twitter.
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(NaturalNews) Not all honey is created equal. While the benefits of raw, unprocessed honey have been well-documented over the centuries, Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics.
Manuka honey is produced by bees that forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or New Zealand’s Manuka bush, as well as tea trees, native to Australia and New Zealand only.
This remarkable type of honey not only effectively kills bacteria, but none of the bugs killed by it have been able to build up immunity. In a world where many of the last resort antibiotics are failing against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, Manuka honey may hold the key to fighting resistance issues, saving thousands of lives worldwide.
Manuka honey fights superbugs
Dr. Dee Carter from the University of Sydney’s School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences noted that antibiotics not only have short shelf lives, but the bacteria they attack quickly become resistant as well, making them useless over time.
The report, published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, claimed that Manuka honey killed almost every bacteria and pathogen it was tested on. Unlike all antibiotics available on today’s market, none of the bugs tested were able to survive the honey treatment.
According to Dr. Carter, there are particular compounds, like methylglyoxal, in the Manuka honey that cause multi-system failure in the bacteria, killing them before they are able to adapt and build up immunity.
What Manuka honey can do for you
Manuka’s biological properties range from antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antibiotic and wound healing, to immune-stimulatory. However, what separates Manuka honey from the rest is that its antibacterial powers challenge even the toughest superbugs, such as the life-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Manuka honey is marketed for cancer treatment and prevention, high cholesterol, chronic inflammation, diabetes, the treatment of gastrointestinal problems, and eye, ear and sinus infections. However, it might be most useful in treating skin wounds and leg ulcers.
According to one study, published in the scientific journal Peer J, chronic wounds are becoming a major global health problem, due to antibiotic resistance issues. They are costly and difficult to treat, and bacterial biofilms are important contributors to the delay in healing. There is an urgent need for new, effective agents in topical wound care, and honey has shown some great potential in this regard.
For their study, researchers reviewed Manuka honey in particular as an alternative treatment for wounds because of its broad-spectrum antibacterial activity and the inability of bacteria to develop resistance to it. Their study indicated that honey might prevent bacterial biofilms and eliminate established biofilms. Furthermore, they reported that Manuka honey could successfully be used to kill all MSSA and MRSA biofilms in a chronic wound, supporting the use of this type of honey as an effective topical treatment for chronic wound infections.
In recent years, word of the biological benefits of Manuka honey has spread to every corner of the world, turning it into one of the most popular superfoods out there. Its fame and the over-demand, however, have caused shortages, resulting in fake, usually cheaper, products to enter the market. So, if you are going to spend your money on honey to reap its benefits, make sure you are buying the real thing.
Grapefruit oil is useful for so many different things.
But one of my favorite benefits of the oil is that it can uplift your mood.
I like to apply it to my temples and wrists on a rough day. It leaves me feeling refreshed and happy!
It is also very Pleasant to diffuse .
Did you know that doTERRA Frankincense is made up of a complex mix of monoterpenes such as alpha-pinene, Limonene, alpha-Thujene, and beta-Pinene.
These unique chemicals constituents contribute to the oil’s ability to support diverse cells in the body when taken internally.
Article 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:
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.Read More…
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.*Read More…
Add 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.Read More…