Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Healthy Eating During the Holidays

As you prepare for the upcoming holiday parties and special occasions, remember these tips and you’ll be in good shape come the New Year:
  1. Don’t skip meals—It may be tempting to skip lunch in anticipation of a turkey feast, but cutting back during the day often leads to eating excess later. If you eat regularly during the day and focus on healthy snacks, you will be much less tempted to splurge as the day goes on.
  2. Control your portions—As with any good diet, moderation is the key to maintaining your health. You can go ahead and enjoy your favorite dessert, just treat yourself to a reasonable serving.
  3. Eat slowly—There’s no need to be in a rush! Concentrate on conversing with friends and family. Take small bites and chew completely. Then, once you are finished with your meal, leave the table to avoid further temptation.
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Monday, November 28, 2011

Leaping Over Emotional Hurdles

Golden Touch 1™ Oil KitToo many people don’t understand this connection. Instead of releasing emotions and healing, individuals continue to push their emotions deeper and deeper. Left unchecked, negative feelings like anger, pain, and fear can move into the stomach, kidney, liver, heart, or other vital systems—essentially taking over the body and mind. In turn this drives emotions deeper into the body, creating a negative downward spiral.
 Young Living essential oils offer natural solutions to combat and overcome negative emotions. The Golden Touch 1™ kit, along with sacred frankincense, can be used to release deep, negative feelings, which will help you overcome emotional hurdles.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Why I Like the New TheraPro Premium Essential Oil Diffuser

Young Living recently unveiled two new diffusers—TheraPro Premium Diffuser and Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser. One of these two diffusers will fit your style of diffusing Young Living essential oils. In this post, I really like the TheraPro diffuser.
TheraPro Premium DiffuserTheraPro Premium Diffuser
If you’re after serious therapeutic diffusion, TheraPro is the best choice.

The engineer who partnered with Young Living created this all-in-one model, making sure the oil droplets coming out of the atomizer are the smallest ever—between one and three microns. Small micron size means quick respiratory absorption for quick therapeutic action. To test it out, simply slip in a 15 ml bottle of any eucalyptus Young Living essential oil in and experience the difference.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Roll It On

Here are a few tips to remember when using the Roller Fitments:
  1. The fitments and caps are designed to fit on both the 5-ml and 15-ml bottles.
  2. To insert the fitment, remove the bottle orifice, insert the roller fitment into the bottle opening, and tighten the cap while pressing down until the fitment ring is flush with the bottle opening. Properly securing the cap is critical to avoid leaking and to ensure the fitment is properly inserted.
  3. Roller fitments were designed for use with the majority of Young Living bottles. With that in mind, there are certain bottle designs with which the fitments are not compatible. You can be sure your roller fitment will work with your bottle if the “Sb” logo is located on the bottom of the bottle.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Finding Strength and Comfort through Essential Oils

The essential oils I used most with him were frankincense, Valor®, Peace & Calming®, lavender, PanAway®, peppermint and Deep Relief™ Roll-On. I chose these oils for their relieving and calming properties. I would apply them to his feet, anywhere he was uncomfortable, and on his pillowcase so he could easily inhale them while he rested in bed. I can honestly say that every time I put the oils on him, he either told me or showed me that he got a little and sometimes a lot of relief from what he was feeling. He would also become less fidgety and feel calmer and more relaxed.

A few hours before my dad passed, the Hospice home caregiver and I gave him a sponge bath with warm water infused with Peace & Calming. Afterwards I anointed his whole body with frankincense. I believe these essential oils helped me remain calm and strong throughout this difficult process.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Five Secrets to Having More Energy and Vitality, part I

According to polarity therapy, a system for healing based on ayurvedic medicine, each element corresponds to certain emotions coupled with specific body-mind connections. Introducing the sense of smell through the use of essential oils allows the limbic system to be addressed through stimulation. Because the limbic system is where the brain stores all emotional memory, this is vital for releasing stuck or dormant emotions.

Energy Secret No. 1
Ether is the element needed for stimulating, activating, harmonizing, and balancing all of the other elements. Without ether, the rest of the elements won’t function properly. A sore throat, an indication that ether is out of sync, can be caused by not speaking our truth, difficulty asking for what we need and want, holding back grief, or feeling like you just don’t have any space in your life.

Essential oil recommendations for balancing ether includes frankincense, lavender, peppermint, Believe™, Thieves®, Deep Relief™ and Valor®.

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What’s in Your Hair Care?

When it comes to functional natural hair care products, not only is it about how they perform and what’s in them, it’s important to know what’s notin them. In formulating our new Signature Hair Care line we wanted to bring you a natural solution that’s the safest, most effective option available. So we’ve made it a point not to include some of the common ingredients found in most hair care products (listed below) or feature any questionable naming tactics others companies may use to disguise the truth.
Lavender Mint Shampoo
Here’s what you won’t find in our new Signature Hair Care line and what we mean when we say full disclosure about our products:
  • No Phthalates: Phthalates are a class of chemicals often used in consumer products like shampoos as softening agents. They are commonly listed as DBP or di-n-butyl phthalate and DEP or diethyl phthalate. Phthalates can cause a wide range of adverse health problems including liver, kidney, and lung damage as well as reproductive system and sexual developmental abnormalities. Phthalates are classified as “probable human carcinogens.”
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Amazing Essential Oils

Blue cypress is very exclusive, and you are going to love what this essential oil adds to these four products. Gary Young harnessed the power of this Australian secret and created four incredible blends:
Australian Blue is a powerful, aromatic essence that unites ancient aboriginal wisdom with today’s scientific knowledge about essential oils to uplift and inspire the mind and heart. This exotic essential oil blend has sweet, earthy undertones responsible for its calming and stabilizing effects.
Brain Power gives your brain a boost with essential oils that are high in sesquiterpenes. Use it to clarify thought and develop greater focus.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vitality with Enzymes

This post is for those of you that may be struggling with uncomfortable stomach concerns—things like bloating, or stagnant, undigested food. It can be difficult to determine which foods contribute to the problem, but fortunately Young Living just launched a handful of new products to help!

D. Gary Young announced two great new enzyme products at last month’s Orlando convention, Essentialzymes-4 and the newly formulated Essentialzyme. Each has been specially formulated to support various stages of the digestive process.

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Dr. Purser To Address Women’s Health

As women mature, the most pressing health concern is menopause. Menopause is inevitable, it is unavoidable, and it can be extremely difficult. There are 35 known health effects associated with menopause including:
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Increased wrinkles
  • Weight gain and muscle loss (sarcopenia)
  • Memory issues
Luckily, progesterone—a naturally-occurring human hormone—can combat or decrease many of these negative effects. Progesterone is known to decrease foam cell formation, endothelial inflammation, and plaque formation—thus promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. Unfortunately, as the body ages levels of progesterone decrease. In order to stay healthy, it is recommended that most women supplement their progesterone levels.

Dr. Purser’s go-to supplement for relieving the discomfort associated with menopause is Progessence™. “In my own office practice,” Dr. Purser attests, “Liberal use of Progessence dramatically decreased hot flashes and day and night sweats.”


Progessence™ is comprised of a variety of ingredients specially combined for women’s health. Progesterone, as mentioned above, is known to mitigate many of the health effects associated with menopause; pure geranium, fennel, and sage essential oils improve estrogen receptor function; and black and blue cohosh and wild yam help support proper levels of progesterone for women.

Read more of how to take care of Women's Health, click here!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting Started in Physical Fitness

The first order of business with any exercise plan, especially if you are a “dyed-in-the-wool” couch potato, is to consult with your health care provider.

If you have cardiac factors, your doctor may want to perform a stress test to establish a safe level of exercise for you.

Certain complications of some diseases will also dictate what type of exercise program you can take on. Activities like weightlifting, jogging, or high-impact aerobics can possibly pose a risk for people with diabetic retinopathy due to the risk for further blood vessel damage and possible “retinal detachment.”

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cooking with Essential Oils

Here’s one of the special recipes using essential oils.

Imperial Palace Vegetable Soup

* recipe 1 potato
* 1 carrot
* 1 onion
* 2 tsp. reduced-salt soy sauce or Braggs
* 1 tsp. cashew butter
* 1-1/4 cups water
* dash black pepper powder
* 1 Tbsp. parsley
* 1 drop Tangerine oil

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Monday, November 14, 2011

You Just Need to Believe

Believe™Since 1999 I have been using Young Living essential oils with my students, private bodywork clients, friends, family, and of course for myself. In all of my experience I can’t think of an essential oil blend that’s had a more profound impact on me than Believe™. It’s the perfect balance of Idaho balsam fir essential oil (Abies grandis), rosewood essential oil (Aniba rosaeodora), and frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carteri). Gary Young must have been truly inspired when he created this blend, which I refer to as “sunshine in a bottle.”

I have found success using this blend for communication or throat chakra issues. The throat chakra is the energy center for expressing our emotions, speaking truth, and the ability to grieve. I personally use Believe neat (undiluted) on the back of the neck and throat area before I make important phone calls or have business meetings. Most recently I have needed to make specific requests and set boundaries with people and I have found that Believe helps me be concise and clear while still maintaining kindness and compassion in my communications with others.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Reasons to Quit Quick Diet

To know more about these fad diets that are selling like hotcakes in the market today, here is a list of some telltale signs that would tell you not to try it even once.
Here they are:

1. Skipping meals
Does your diet plan require you to skip meals? If it does, then, it is a fad diet.
Abstain from food completely is not a healthy habit. It may even cause some serious complications or problems especially for people who are sick with diabetes.
Skipping meals will only cause a hypoglycemia, or the condition wherein your blood sugar is really low, and will probably only be effective in making you eat twice as much at the next meal.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

How To Disease Proof Your Home

Diffusing essential oils in your home is easy to do, but it's knowing what to do and doing it that matters. To begin, essential oils are volatile. That is, they quickly evaporate, which makes them ideal for purifying the air within a home or office. People may place a drop or two on the vents of a furnace or air conditioner. The air passing over the vent will disperse the oil vapor. Other methods employ the use of a fan by placing a few drops of oil on the fan housing. But the most efficient method uses a device made specifically for diffusing called a diffuser.

Commercial diffusers typically disperse the oil in micro-fine or molecule size vapors, which quickly saturate the air. Because the vapors are micro-fine, they can remain suspended for up to several hours. By using such a diffuser, everyone, pets included, will inhale the vapors as they breathe. As the vapors reach the interior of the respiratory tract, the chemical molecules of the oil go to work against invaders and penetrate into the blood stream. The whole body benefits as the oils work synergistically with the body's defenses.

Better diffusers consist of an air pump, oil well and a glass nebulizer connected by flexible air tubing. The pump can be set on the floor or under an end table out of sight. Many people hook diffusers up to a timer, which allows it to turn on and off automatically. The whole assembly is easy to assemble and to clean[...]

Source: How To Disease Proof Your Home

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Why Do You Super B?

I’m constantly amazed at the great testimonials we receive from our members. They send us great product use ideas, heartwarming testimonials, and practical application advice.
Here are a few we’ve recently received on Super B™:
“My son, Jesse, had a hard time holding his temper and kids at school discovered they could push his buttons. However, I got him to take YL’s Super B and he reported to me that he felt more in control and could walk away from a potential fight. He really felt a difference!”
“I love Super B. I have taken many different B vitamins over the years, but have found Young Living’s Super B to be the best. Amazing energy.”
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Drying Chamomile

Usually, people pick just the flowers. And that is a waste of good herb: the stems of chamomile (Matricaria recutita) are perfectly useful, if weaker than the yellow flower.

It’s easiest to just pull up a bunch of whole plants, roots and all – they’re annuals which lean on one another, and their taproots are really pretty small.

Pic: Drying chamomile. Discard any flowers and stems with aphids, pick off snails, discard flowers with spiders, and check for other infestations.

If your plants are in full flower, they’re about 1/2 m tall (perhaps 1.5′). The lower half is mostly yellow leaf, if your bunch was pulled up in a lushly growing spot. Break the stems one by one where the leaf turns green, and spread the top bits on a bit of old bedsheet laid on top of a thick layer of newspapers.

Let dry in a shady airy spot for 7-10 days.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Love Your Liver, Take JuvaPower

JuvaPower helps combat the negative effects of a modern lifestyle by providing many of the world’s best liver-supporting, nutrient-rich foods: rice seed bran, spinach leaf, tomato fruit, beet root, flax seed bran, oat seed bran, broccoli floret/stalk, cucumber fruit, dill seed, barley sprouted seed, and many other natural ingredients, as well as Young Living’s essential oils anise (Pimpinella anisum) seed and fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seed.

These ingredients are known for their acid-binding properties, which essentially counteract the acids found in the liver in order to stabilize the pH level. A balanced internal pH level means a balanced, healthy body.

But the ingredients don’t stop working there. When these whole-food fibers are consumed, the body generates this food power to optimize normal liver function and to promote healthy intestinal cleansing. Essentially, your body not only gently cleanses, it also replenishes and fortifies with these amazing nutrients.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Three Effective Steps for the Next Emotional Breakthrough

Here are three easy steps that can help you break through emotional barriers:


A mistake that people get wrapped up in is negative thinking. You might be meaning well by criticizing yourself with defeating behavior, but this allows the negative emotions to dig deeper in the body. Apply Release™ to the liver area to break down the walls of negative thinking.

Place Forgiveness™ over the heart after negative thinking starts to change in your mind. Change your thoughts by using statements with powerful words. Staying focused on these goals can keep you away from distractions. This helps acknowledge current hazards and avoid feelings of panic.

Find out what is the next and last step, click here!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thyromin 101: Basics You Should Know

Thyromin™ plays a key role in Young Living’s new, fortifying QuadShield™ four-product kit by supporting the gland that is often most susceptible to radiation exposure—the thyroid.
Consider the processes the thyroid influences in the body: metabolism, growth and development, body temperature, etc. Young Living’s Thyromin contains a proprietary blend of bovine-derived thyroid powder, adrenal extract, and pituitary extract, as well as herbs, amino acids, minerals, and essential oils that support healthy thyroid function.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nourish Your Body With True Source

Young Living created True Source™ using dried superfood powders, whole-food vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients. The result is an impressive formulation that will change the way you look at daily multivitamins. True Source supplies a broad spectrum of what you’ve come to expect in a multivitamin: B vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E, and K, folic acid, selenium, zinc, potassium, iodine, and magnesium.

So before I leave the house each morning I make sure I grab my packet of True Source; it’s just about as easy as eating an apple a day and it’s much more effective! With a good night’s rest, a morning workout, and proper nutrition, your body will thank you.

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