Benefits of Essential Oils!

how to get startedIf you have been experimenting with oils lately, you are not alone.  Essential oils have many benefits in supporting wellness.

Why essential oils? The science behind essential oils varies slightly based on application, but basically, your olfactory receptors found in your nose communicate to your brain’s limbic system* to help you determine how to perceive different smells.

There are basic ways in which to apply Essential Oils:

-Aromatically (having an aroma omitted in the air)

-Topically (Placing on your skin or body parts)

I personally use New PURE™ Essential Oils – are available in 22 individual varieties, five exclusive blends and two carrier oils—Fractionated Coconut and Sweet Almond. Each bottle is defined by its complete purity, uncompromising quality, and unmistakable aromatic excellence. Lets look at some of these oils that are sure to get you excited about them.

Lemon oil – Cold pressed from lemon peels produced in Argentina, this oil has a clean, sugary, yet slightly sour, citrusy aroma. It can be applied on the chest or massage over the stomach, used in the dishwasher or laundry for added freshness, and diffused for a fresh, clean scent. It is known for its natural cleansing and purifying properties. No dilution is needed. PURE Lemon Oil pairs well with eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.

Grapefruit oil – Cold pressed from grapefruit peels produced in the U.S., this oil has a sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma. It is known for its natural cleansing and purifying properties and can freshen laundry, gym bags, kitchens, and more. It can be rubbed into the palms and inhaled, and like other citrus oils, it has an invigorating, energizing aroma. No dilution is needed. PURE Grapefruit Oil pairs well with bergamot, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, lavender, lemon, patchouli, rosemary, and ylang ylang.

Peppermint oil – Steam distilled from peppermint leaves grown in the U.S., this oil has an aroma that is fresh, very minty, hot, herbaceous, and vegetative. It should be diluted with PURE Fractionated Coconut Oil or PURE Sweet Almond Oil before use as needed. It can be diluted and applied to the abdomen, massaged on the temples, forehead and bridge of the nose, diffused, or put into a humidifier for a clean, cool, exhilarating aroma. It is also approved for use in natural insect repellents. PURE Peppermint Oil pairs well with eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram,  and rosemary.

Rosemary oil – Steam distilled from rosemary leaves grown in Tunisia, this oil has an aroma that is strong, fresh, camphor-like, woody, and balsamic. It is known for its protective properties and can be diffused or rubbed into the palms and inhaled to help stimulate confidence and clarity. It can be used in skin and beauty regimens or massaged onto the scalp, legs, and feet. It is also approved for use in natural insect repellents. No dilution is needed. PURE Rosemary Oil pairs well with bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, oregano, and peppermint.

Lavender oil – Steam distilled from flowering lavender tops grown in the France and Bulgaria, this oil has a sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma. It is wonderfully calming and versatile and can be diffused for a light but luxurious aromatic experience. It can help condition skin and be used as a skin fragrance. Try adding a few drops to a warm bath or your pillow at night or massaging it on your temples, scalp, and forehead. No dilution is needed. PURE Lavender Oil pairs well with bergamot, cedarwood, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, patchouli, peppermint, and rosemary.

Geranium oil – Steam distilled from geranium flowers grown in Egypt, this oil has a heavy, sweet, floral aroma. It helps calm, balance and foster positivity, and it promotes healthy-looking skin and hair. It can be diffused to create a peaceful environment. PURE Geranium Oil pairs well with bergamot, clary sage, clove, cypress, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, mandarin, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, and ylang, ylang.

Wintergreen oil – Steam distilled from wintergreen leaves grown in the U.S., this oils has a sweet, minty, fresh, slightly fruity aroma. This intense oil should always be used with care and diluted with PURE Fractionated Coconut Oil or PURE Sweet Almond Oil before use as needed. It can be diluted and massaged into large muscle groups or other areas of concern, diffused, or used in a humidifier for stimulating, fresh air. PURE Wintergreen Oil pairs well with marjoram, oregano, peppermint, and ylang ylang.

Eucalyptus oil – Steam distilled from eucalyptus leaves and twigs grown in China, this oil has a fresh, penetrating, woody, and camphor-like aroma. It should be diluted with PURE Fractionated Coconut Oil or PURE Sweet Almond Oil before use as needed. You can diffuse it or add a few drops to a humidifier, add it to the laundry for freshness, or rub two drops in your palms and inhale for a stimulating, clarifying experience. PURE Eucalyptus Oil pairs well with Cedarwood, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, and rosemary.

Bergamot Oil – Cold pressed from bergamot fruit grown in Italy, this oil has an aroma that is fresh, spicy, floral and citrusy. It is known for being a natural deodorizer, and it can help soothe troubled skin. It should be diluted with PURE Fractionated Coconut Oil or PURE Sweet Almond Oil before use as needed. Try diffusing it to help unwind, uplift and promote relaxation. PURE Bergamot Oil pairs well with citrus oils, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.

Once you become familiar with these basic essential oils, branching out and creating your own combinations is simple and fun. They can easily be incorporated into your daily life, whether it is as a home remedy or even just aromatherapy to boost your mood.

Are you ready to start experimenting with essential oils?Then give these oils a try.  They are sure to help you break into the world of oils easily and with great enjoyment!  Aromatherapy can easy help us feel better…

Always check for contraindications, especially during pregnancy or a condition requiring medical treatment.  Just because they are natural doesn’t mean you don’t need to use them with caution!

*The limbic system is a set of evolutionarily primitive brain structures located on top of the brainstem and buried under the cortex. Limbic system structures are involved in many of our emotions and motivations, particularly those that are related to survival. – http://biology.about.com/

Your Metabolism

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  • Accelerate metabolism*
  • Slow sugar absorption*
  • Break down and burn fat*
  • Increase calorie burn

If you have a slow metabolism, like I DO…is harder for your body to convert what you eat and drink into energy.

What If….There is a product that will help you boost your metabolism and support your body’s ability to slow sugar absorption, burn fat, and burn more calories.

Let me tell you about – NutraTherm™

Ingredients: clinically tested ingredients at effective levels…

Green Coffee Bean Extract – Unlike most green coffee bean extracts, this proprietary version is standardized to contain at least 45% chlorogenic acid. This natural compound is what powers the glucose regulation and fat burning effects from green coffee bean extract.*

Green Tea Phytosome Complex – Clinically shown to deliver up to three times the beneficial properties of traditional green tea extract, this highly bioavailable, caffeine-free complex provides a thermogenic effect that helps promote fat utilization and greater calorie burn.*

Capsaicin Pepper Extract – The capsaicinoids in this highly concentrated hot pepper extract have been clinically shown to provide powerful, controlled-release thermogenic and lipolytic (fat mobilization) benefits without the worry of gastric or oral discomfort.

If you are looking for a stimulant free metabolism boost that will help you burn fat naturally, look into NutraTherm™

 *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.

DEET-free

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, also called DEET (/dt/) or diethyltoluamide, is a slightly yellow oil. It is the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It is intended to be applied to the skin or to clothing, and provides protection against mosquitos, ticks, fleas, chiggers, leeches, and many other biting insects.
No one likes getting bitten by mosquitoes. They’re an annoyance and their bites can be itchy and extremely irritating–enough to ruin any outdoor activities.   Furthermore we run the risk of the West Nile Virus that has sprung up all over the country in recent years (most at risk are the elderly, young children or people with compromised immune systems).

The majority of insect repellents out there are loaded with toxic chemicals, including the pesticide DEET, which is so poisonous that even the Environmental Protection Agency says you should wash it off your skin when you return indoors, avoid breathing it in and not spray it directly on your face. Think about it–if this chemical can kill mosquitoes, it can likely do some harm to other life forms, right?

The good news is that there are natural alternatives out there that can keep mosquitoes away while keeping you safe. My 11040940_884560528253380_6724303179031628313_nfavorite is Natural Insect Repellent – 99% effective against mosquitoes and ticks.   It’s made from Peppermint Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Lemongrass Oil , Thyme Oil and Geranium oil, but most important is DEET-free, . You may also be able to find other varieties in health food stores, but be sure to read the label to be sure they’re truly chemical-free.

TIPS:

  • Stay indoors from dusk to dawn, the peak mosquito biting hours.
  • Wear long sleeves, pants and socks when possible.

What is Diabetes?

Here are some key points about diabetes. diabetes

  • Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels.
  • In 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes (Williams textbook of endocrinology).
  • Type 1 Diabetes – the body does not produce insulin. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.
  • Type 2 Diabetes – the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function. Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type.
  • Gestational Diabetes – this type affects females during pregnancy.
  • The most common diabetes symptoms include frequent urination, intense thirst and hunger, weight gain, unusual weight loss, fatigue, cuts and bruises that do not heal, male sexual dysfunction, numbness and tingling in hands and feet.

A major study predicts that 40% of adults in the United States are expected to develop type 2 diabetes. The prospect looks even worse for some ethic minority groups with one in two predicted to develop type 2 diabetes.

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The 12 Must Have’s when Looking at Opportunities

With so many companies to choose from how do you know which one is the right one? Ultimately the products need to fit you, the timing must be right for you and it should be parrallel to your beliefs…. BUT If you are looking do yourself and your future a favor.  Ask some big questions about the company.  Make sure that your decision is calculated.  23 Years ago a list of 12 points of analysis was put together by one of the most successful people the direct selling industry has ever seen.  This list still stands true today.

COMPANY TRACK RECORD
• Most companies fail within the first 5 years. Ground floor opportunities can often create wealth quickly but there is no argument for sustainability.

FINANCIALLY SOUND
• Look before you leap – will it last?  What’s the track record?Recently I had conversations with someone who told me their company had been around since the 70’s.  That’s stable… they didn’t know their company filed for bankruptcy in the 2010’s… Time doesn’t necessarily constitute “sound”.

STRONG MANAGEMENT
• Who is in charge?  What is their history?  Will they leave this to start something new in the future?

HIGHLY CONSUMABLE
• Is it is a “Potion” or is it really part of the everyday economy?  Who are your competitors and what is the demographic you will be marketing too?

COMPETITIVELY PRICED
• Value can best be described as science + performance + PRICE.  Residual from products must be priced right but also is a major factor to attrition.

HIGH REORDER RATE
• If  your residual is solely based on recruitment you run a HIGHER risk of failure.   Many companies have good products, the re-order rate will tell the whole story.

LOW ATTRITION
• Attrition is a natural element to any business.  Make sure you are giving yourself your best chance at success by analyzing these statistics.  If the company won’t share…. walk away.

LOW PERSONAL PRODUCTION REQUIREMENT
• What do you have to do to earn income?   How do you get paid?  It amazes me everyday that people will partner with a company without understanding the comp plan.  When I worked in the corporate world, I wouldn’t take a job unless I knew my benefits package or what I get for pay and vacation…

LOW ENTRY FEE
• Membership fees, website fees any other small print.  Does your money pay your sponsorship and how?

TIMING 

• What are the company goals?  How are they financially and more importantly… where are they going?

NO BREAKAWAYS
• You should never be penalized for bringing in someone better than you!
• Your organization is yours – it should never be available for someone else’s taking.  Did you even know this can happen???  It does.

NO RISK [Money, Time, Reputation]
• what guarantees exist?  What are you putting your shoulder into?

WHICH ONE OF THESE 12 POINTS WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO TAKE OFF THE PAGE AND STILL THROW YOUR TIME, ENERGY & REPUTATION INTO IT?

Are you looking for the next one, or are you looking for the last one?

 

 

OBESITY: The Physical, Emotional and Financial Costs

According to Webmd.com Up to one out of every five children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and this number is continuing to rise.

All About Healthy Choices

This is a difficult subject to write about because it involves subject areas that are politically sensitive. I will attempt to convey this sensitive material factually while attempting to be respectful.  This is a very important topic that affects better than 30 percent of the adult population and approximately 18-25 percent of children. If we include the category “overweight”, the adult percentage shoots up to approximately 70 percent and the child/adolescent increases to approximately 33 percent.

A BRIEF HISTORY:

What changes have occurred over the decades that have lead to this current epidemic?  From the 1950’s to the 1970’s food accessibility and selection was very different.  We had significantly less fast food and less processed food.  There were significantly less households with both parents employed full time.  There was significantly more outdoor activity time and schools had more hours devoted to physical education.

Today, with the advent of technology, students and…

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Inflammation – What you didn’t know…

Inflammation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We all have suffered from the common sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle your typical inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune — your body’s defense system — to infection and trauma.

This kind of inflammation is good. We need it to survive — to help us determine friend from foe.

The trouble occurs when that defense system runs out of control, like a rebel army bent on destroying its own country.

Many of us are familiar with an overactive immune response and too much inflammation. It results in common conditions like allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, and asthma. This is bad inflammation, and if it is left unchecked it can become downright ugly.

What few people understand is that hidden inflammation run amok is at the root of all chronic illness we experience — conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia, depression, cancer, and even autism.

Dr. David Perlmutter is one of the doctor’s pioneering the link between inflammation and the proper functioning of our brain.  Lets listen to what he has to say:

https://youtu.be/oS2zB9y53u0

The latest research indicates a strong link between proper nutrition and inflammation. We invite you to review recent findings in a study conducted at the University of Freiburg in Germany. The study reviewed the effects of an established vitamin and mineral delivery system and affects on inflammation were profound.

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For more information regarding the study, the findings, and the vitamins let’s connect.