12 Things to Throw Away in 2016

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A vital part of our well being is the “things” we surround ourselves with.  In 2015, I learned that in my cluttered home, I needed to make room for abundance and in doing so, great things have started to happen!  Following is a list of 12 things to throw away as we start the new year, including;

  1. Clothes you haven’t worn in the past year
  2. Books and magazines that you have already read or don’t plan to read
  3. Lazy habits – too much time on social media
  4. Old calendars – no need for reminders of the past
  5. Expired medicine and vitamins
  6. Any type of chachki that’s collecting dust
  7. Grudges
  8. Old electronics and accessories (cords and chargers)
  9. Unhealthy habits – consider giving up drinking soda
  10. Expired foods and holiday leftovers – all unopened candy accumulated over the holidays
  11. Junk mail and old receipts
  12. People who bring you down

As you move into the new year, consider picking up healthier habits and doing something everyday that makes you happy.  All of these ideas are self care items that should also be brought into your life on a regular basis.

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5 Ways to Be Healthy this Winter

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Since my family has started to use essential oils we are healthier and days kids stay home from school has dramatically decreased.  This has been due to a proactive approach we take, especially in the winter to stay healthy.  Following are a few tips to try:

1 – Frequent hand washing using the Protective Blend hand soap.  This is a habit that’s easy to get into when you use this fragrant soap.  It is filled with certified pure essential oils so not only does it smell good, but it’s also cleans and gets rid of the bad stuff. There’s also a some DIY hand wash using the essential oils that you can carry in your bag or backpack.

2 – The daily supplement pack we sell is what’s made all the difference for our family.  Taking these supplements daily increases your stamina and energy and boosts you immune system.  Because the supplements works on a cellular level, there is so much that’s happening to help repair damage cells and that will leave you less vulnerable.

3 – Decrease your sugar intake.  That may mean to ditch your 3:00 chocolate fix.  This is the hardest thing for me to do but doing this not only helps you to feel better, it helps to enhance the effects of using the special dietary supplements.

4 – Increase intake of clean foods.  This means eating more raw veggies, fruits and wholesome grains.  Eat less from any kind of packing and shop from the perimeter of the grocery store

5 –  Stay warm.  Some people say that catching cold doesn’t lead to catching a cold.  My experience is different.  When I allow myself to get chilled it usually end up getting sick.

6 – Increase oxygen to your bloodstream……yes, this means exercising, daily!

While these things may seem like common sense, I realized how if I’m not paying attention, bad things happen.  The use of essential oils can really help increase your effectiveness of supporting good health.

Busting Belly Fat Naturally

As I get older I am noticing the harmful effects of gravity on my body.  I pride myself in the amount of effort I exert each day at the gym trying to crunch, plank and cardio my way to better abs.  Then one morning, while in my cardio class, the instructor said “remember ladies, your abs are made in your kitchen.”  What? Did she just really just say that?  You mean, all this time and effort at the gym is meaningless if I continue to eat the way I do?  Preposterous!

Then, that very same day, as I went home and jumped on the computer and made my way to my email account I stumbled on this doosey of an article on MSN  and I realized I am going about this all wrong.

So… starting today, I have turned over a new leaf.  I work harder at home in my kitchen by watching what I put in my mouth and still do my work at the gym but with less worry and anxiety over whether or not it is actually working.

One other way that I am accelerating the effect of my work at the gym and to curb my appetite at home is using essential oil products to assist me in my journey.  These oils are very effective in trimming down and increasing my energy.  Be sure to ask me how.

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Diet Alternative: Emotions and Food Cravings

As I’m learning more about the emotional roots behind all of our health problems, it got me to thinking that there must be emotions at the root of our cravings.  As I researched, I learned the validity of this idea.  Here is what I found…..basically, there are three primary emotions behind our cravings for food.  1) anger:  this is manifest in the cravings for salt.  As we hold onto our anger we tend to subconsciously crave ways to release anger without having to yell at our spouse or our kids which also plays into our cravings for all things crunchy.  Combine the salt and the crunch and you have potato chips, nuts and other crunchy snacks.  So next time you have a hankering to down an entire bag of chips, stop yourself and think of the emotion behind it…..it’s likely anger.

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2) If you are going through a difficult time and maybe you are missing someone significant in your life whom you lost to death or divorce, you will likely be reaching for a plate of home baked goodness, perhaps a plate of cookies, a cake or cupcakes.    As you begin to consume these sugar filled caloric treats, consider the emotion behind it is a need to comfort yourself.

chocolate chip cookies

Finally, there is a craving we have to help us overcome loneliness.  This is manifest in our desire for 3) all foods soft and gooey.  This often comes in the form of foods packed with high carbs like pasta smothered in cheese sauce.  Next time we have that craving for a plate of macaroni and cheese, consider the source and ask yourself, “am I lonely?”  Also consider that often we can feel lonely even when we are surrounded by family and friends.

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As you successfully identify the emotion behind the craving, next consider alternatives to satisfying the depleted emotions that may be in the form of other, more wholesome foods or a session of self care including meditation or exercise that will help to satisfy the unmet emotional need which will naturally dissipate the craving for unhealthy food.  Of course, it’s not always easy to tie our cravings for food to our emotional deficiencies and then quickly finding a more healthy alternative; however, I believe that consciousness is half the battle and knowing where these cravings are coming from sure helps to move forward in healthy, more productive ways.

As we effectively identify the emotions behind our cravings, there is always an essential oil that can be used to support our emotional health and lend to an alternative way to temper our eating habits.  For instance, some essential oils use to overcome feelings of  loneliness include marjarom, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh.  For anger, consider using Thyme, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, and Spikenard.  Some great comfort oils include the Clary Sage, Juniper Berry, Cedarwood, Jasmine and Rose.

 

15 Ways to Get Fit in 15

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Welcome 2015.  Time again to think about what the new year will bring.  Fitness goals seem to top most peoples lists of new years resolutions.  I am no different, at this time of year I am always thinking about what I can do to become more fit.  I am also a lover of lists, I am always making lists with bullet points, numbers and check boxes which really excites me.  Lists allow me to organize and track my life; it also allows me to focus my research while preparing blog posts.  Sooooo……here is the first list of the new year..here it goes….

  1. Write down your workout – if you write it, you manifest and affirm it and you are creating your workout program.  Don’t just write it once, write down what you plan to do every single week.
  2. Mix up your workout routine – especially for cardio exercise.  Doing this will help you to not plateau and will continually challenge your body.
  3. Sleep – The U.S. is the most sleep deprived country on earth.  Think of how healthy it is to sleep, so much occurs to our bodies during our sleep time, especially healing.   Sleep is the best form of self care.
  4. Change one thing about your diet – don’t make huge, sweeping resolutions to eliminate entire food groups, just start small, eliminate soda pop to start.
  5. Exercise at least 20 minutes per day.  You can always fit 20 minutes into a busy day.  Getting up 20 minutes earlier to exercise is doable.
  6. Focus on your gut – the best abs are created in the kitchen.  Also include a probiotic into your food regimen
  7. Eat Healthy Fats – avocados, nuts, olive oil, flax seeds.  Consume daily.
  8. Drink more water – add your favorite citrus essential oil to  8 oz of water for a refreshing flavor that will help with detox.  This is also a great way to wean from soda.  Drink 1/2 of your weight in ounces everyday.
  9. Eat a healthy breakfast that includes a protein.  Breakfasts is still the most essential meal of the day, don’t skip it and be sure to add an egg or a good protein shake to the menu.
  10. Always workout on Mondays.  This will set the tone for the rest of the week.
  11. Make your schedule more active.  Go on active dates, have a meeting while walking, walk to lunch, take the stairs, go on a bike ride instead of watching t.v.
  12. Try a new workout program – instead of going running, try Zumba
  13. Let go of the past  – if you didn’t meet your goals last year, it’s o.k. let it go and move forward!
  14. Push yourself physically everyday – do one more pushup, run one more lap, add 5 lbs to your barbell.
  15. Don’t overbook or over commit – make self care #1 and minimize the busyness in your day so you have time to get fit.

If you incorporate all 15 points into your fitness regimen, you will feel stronger, emotionally balanced and have increased energy during the up-and-coming year.

Source: MSN

New Products Introduced at Convention

The essential oil company’s annual convention is a lot like Christmas, there’s always so much anticipation around new essential oil products rolled out during the event.  This year was no exception and after spending the last 30 days really trying them out, I’m happy to report that each new product is a hit!  There continues to be additional essential oil uses in 2014

So……here’s what’s new:

New oils:  Arborvitae

Known as the “tree of life,” Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in therapeutic benefits. Arborvitae essential oil has a high content of tropolones, a group of chemical compounds that protect against environmental and seasonal threats, have powerful purifying properties, and promote healthy cell function. Hinokitiol, one of the tropolones in Arborvitae, protects the body from harmful elements while supporting normal cell activity. This compound also contributes to Arborvitae’s natural insect repellent properties. Thujic acid, another tropolone found in Arborvitae, has been studied for its ability to protect against common threats in the environment. Native to Canada, all parts of the Arborvitae tree were used extensively by Native Americans for health benefits and for building vessels, totem poles, baskets, and clothing. Because of its natural preserving properties, Arborvitae prevents wood from rotting, which makes it popular in woodcraft and for preserving natural wood surfaces.

 

New Product:  Cardamom 

A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as being the most expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used to help reduce indigestion and nausea, and to soothe stomach discomfort and promote digestion. Its distinct scent can lessen motion sickness while promoting a positive mood. Cardamom has profound effects on the respiratory system due to its high 1,8-cineole content, which promotes clear breathing and respiratory health. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, yet minty aroma and flavor. TōDERRA Cardamom essential oil is extracted from Cardamom seeds grown in Guatemala, using our strict CP testing standards. Through a collaborative and responsible sourcing arrangement, we are able to have a significant impact on the lives of local partners, ensuring that these farming communities enjoy improved livelihoods.

 

Product Update: Respiratory Blend with Cardamom

Enhanced with the powerful respiratory benefits of Cardamom, Breathe is a remarkable blend of essential oils that combine to help you breathe easier. A staple in the essential oil line, Breathe supports healthy respiratory function when seasonal threats are high and can be used safely by all members of the family to soothe airways and promote clear breathing. This proprietary blend consists of Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Ravensara, and Cardamom essential oils, all known for their positive effects on the respiratory system. The Respiratory Blend can be applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused at nighttime to calm the senses and promote sleep.

 

New Product:  Respiratory Blend

Respiratory Blend is a long-trusted essential oil blend and has helped many with oils such as Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and now Cardamom. These type of issues are not fun and we all turn to anything that will help, but very little ever does. Respiratory Blend essential oil is a tried and true support to this age-old foe. Respiratory Blend all-natural drops are a blend of selected oils from Certified Pure essential oil blend mixed into a respiratory drop to make it more convenient to enjoy the benefits of these oils. Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Melissa, and Cardamom essential oils all help to clean and soothe airways and now they can be delivered straight to your mouth and throat in these great-tasting lozenges.

There’s much more products added but due to extremely compliance regulations, I am unable to share them here.  Please email me and I will get you more detailed information.

 

New Product: Digestive Blend Soft Gel Caps

Last week was so exciting to see all of the new products roll out. One that I’m most excited about is the Digestive Blend Softgels.

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Digestive Blend Softgels are a convenient and easy way to obtain the benefits of the proprietary Digestive Blend essential oil blend. Each vegetarian softgel contains 120 mg of Digestive Blend, the oil blend you know and trust for overall digestive health.

Digestive Blend contains a unique combination of Ginger, Peppermint, Tarragon, Fennel, Caraway, Anise, and Coriander to aid in digestion and ease stomach discomfort in a soothing, natural way—all in a vegetarian softgel that dissolves easily. Digestive Blend Softgels are perfect for on-the-go or for those wanting an easy way to consume Digestive Blend essential oil blend.

The Digestive Blend aids in the digestion of foods, soothes occasional stomach upset and maintains a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

Try it out today!

Bad Year for Bugs

Is it me or has it been a really bad mosquito year?  It seems like everytime I go outside, I get attacked.  What’s more, they are getting into my house and biting us all while we sleep.  There’s nothing worse than laying in bed at night and hearing the annoying little buzz of a mosquito hovering above your bed.  Recently, I have received notices from my kids’ school that the fields and playgrounds are infested with mosquitos and that they are doing abatement as fast and frequently as possible.  Still, I decided not to take any chances.

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I’m always reluctant to use any repellant that has deet so I only used bug spray when it was absolutely necessary.  However, I have found that the Repellent Blend is a terrific natural, herbal bug repellant and it smells good to use.  What’s more, it’s a blend of essential oils for the skin.  Diluted with some fractionated coconut oil, it can be put in a spray bottle and really goes a long way.  It’s safe, it’s affordable and it is a very valid alternative to store bought, deet infused bug repellant.  Ask me about it today!

Cellular Complex Essential Oil

One of essential oil’s claim to fame is the ability of its supplements to work at a cellular level.  This means that rather than stimulating cells to renew or replace energy, the supplements work to replace mitochondria providing a more natural source of energy.  The use of essential oils for health can be found in the actual use of oils in the composition of the essential oil company’s supplement line.

 

Product Description
Essential Oil Cellular Complex is a proprietary blend of essential oils combined to support healthy cell biogenesis, function, and renewal. This blend includes the pure aromatic compounds of  frankincense, wild orange, lemongrass, thyme, summer savory, clove, and niaouli that  have been shown in clinical studies to support cellular health and vitality.*

Concept
As the basic structure of all living things, cells perform three primary functions: they make  copies of themselves, they perform a specialized function, and they self-destruct when they  are not performing their first two functions correctly. As we age, cellular function can be  compromised by poor nutrition, obesity, stress, and exposure to harmful environmental
influences such as infectious microorganisms and toxic chemicals. When cellular DNA and  other structures are compromised, cells can fail to regenerate, fail to function as programmed and fail to initiate the normal and healthy process of cellular turnover and renewal.
Cellular Renewal through Apoptosis
Cells have a limited lifespan for performing their many unique and specialized functions in  an organism. A normal and natural mechanism for maintaining optimal cell function is a  process of cellular renewal called apoptosis in which older cells are eliminated through a  process of self-regulated destruction, and new cells are made to replace old cells. Through
this process, humans replace the approximate equivalent of their body weight in new cells  every year! If cellular apoptosis and regeneration are compromised, sub-optimal health  conditions may follow. Staying young and enjoying a long life of vitality begins with healthy  cellular function.

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Free Radical Molecules and DNA

Free radical molecules are molecules with one or more unpaired electrons that can potentially damage cellular structures including cellular DNA. Found in the nucleus of each cell, DNA stores the instructions for cellular regeneration, function, repair, and apoptosis. When DNA is compromised, cell function can be compromised and unhealthy conditions such as the early onset of degenerative conditions associated with aging can be accelerated.  Antioxidants are molecules with one or more electrons to spare. Antioxidants can neutralize free-radical molecules stopping their destructive cycle of damage to cellular DNA and compromised cellular function. Although our bodies can produce some antioxidants, we primarily depend on dietary sources of antioxidants to neutralize free-radical stress on cells.  Eating foods that are rich in natural antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, managing stress, and limiting our exposure to external sources of toxic free-radical molecules can help support cellular longevity and vitality.

Essential Oil Cellular Complex

Essential Oil Cellular Complex is a proprietary blend of  essential oils that have been shown in clinical studies to help protect cells against free-radical damage while supporting healthy cellular function. The blend includes clove, thyme, and wild orange essential oil, providing powerful antioxidants that help protect cellular DNA from free-radical damage. It also includes essential oils from Boswellia frereana (frankincense), lemongrass, summer savory, and niaouli that have been shown to support cellular apoptosis and renewal.

This blend is available as a pure blend in a 30 ml bottle, or in a liquid capsule format that includes Nanosomal Lipid Assimilation System for improved bioavailability and digestion.

Primary Benefits

Some of the benefits of essential oils, blended specifically in the Cellular Complex include:

  • Supports healthy cell proliferation and lifespan by reducing oxidative stress to DNA and other critical cell structures
  • Supports healthy cellular apoptosis and renewal

What Makes This Product Unique?

A proprietary blend of  essential oils of frankincense, wild orange, lemongrass, thyme, summer savory, clove, and niaouli

• One 8-drop serving (480 mg) has an ORAC 5.0 score of over 5,000

• Available in a 30 ml bottle, or as a liquid capsule with Nanosomal Lipid Delivery System

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

A Vital Organ Cleanse

A Detoxification Complex

Product Description:

The Detoxification Complex is a proprietary blend of whole-food extracts in a patented enzyme delivery system that supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin.

How it Works:

As part of requisite body functions of eating, breathing, and coming in contact with our environment through our skin, our bodies are exposed to numerous toxins and microbial pathogens (poison).  One of the primary functions of vital organs like our lungs, liver and kidney is to act as protective filters against such harmful agents. The largest organ of the body, the skin, has a primary protective function against toxic exposure and infection. The lungs help filter the air we breathe from particulates and pollutants. The gastrointestinal tract from the stomach to the colon of the large intestine also perform significant cleansing and filtering of toxins entering our bodies with the food we eat.  If toxins make it past these organs on the first line of defense, other organs such as the kidneys and liver perform additional filtering functions to rid our bodies of chemicals and pathogens that can cause us harm.

The body’s filtering and waste management system is quite capable of managing a certain amount of exposure to toxic influencers. But in a modern world of environmental pollutions and harmful chemicals found in prepared foods, beauty products, treated water, etc. the body’s filtering system can be significantly challenged. Just as a filter in a car, furnace, or coffee machine can plug up over time, your body’s filtering organs can also become “plugged” with toxins.  Healthy organs have the capacity to “clean” or “unplug” themselves under normal conditions, but many sub-optimal health conditions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin can result from an overexposure and buildup of toxicity in these vital organs.

Supporting healthy cleansing and filtering functions of these organs begins by limiting exposure to environmental toxins we breathe or touch and by eliminating foods that have artificial chemicals or that have been treated with pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Hydrating frequently with clean water is also essential for healthy function of our cleansing organs. Additionally, supplementing our healthy diets with functional nutrients that provide targeted support for specific organs can support healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the body.

Detoxification Complex

Each whole-food botanical extract was selected specifically to support organ capacity to both provide protective cleansing and filtering functions for the body and to support the organ’s own capacity to rid itself of stored toxic waste products. Zendocrine also uses a patented enzyme assimilation system to help with whole-food extract absorption and is packaged in SLS-free vegetable capsule.

Targeted organs and their whole-food extracts

• Liver – Barberry leaf, Milk Thistle seed, Burdock root, Clove bud, Dandelion root, Garlic fruit, Red Clover leaf

• Kidneys – Turkish Rhubarb stem, Burdock root, Clove bud, Dandelion root

• Colon – Psyllium seed husk, Turkish Rhubarb stem, Acacia Gum bark, Marshmallow root

• Lungs -Osha root, Safflower petals

• Skin – Kelp, Milk Thistle seed, Burdock root, Clove bud, Garlic fruit

Primary Benefits

• Supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin

• Supports normal self-detoxification functions of the cleansing organ

What Makes This Product Unique?

• Proprietary blend of 14 active whole-food extracts targeting specific cleansing organs

• Patented Enzyme Assimilation System of Amylase and Cellulase with their natural mineral cofactors Magnesium and Manganese

• Whole-food formula made with sodium lauryl sulfate-free HPMC vegetable capsules