Essentials for Sleeping Soundly

How many of your are challenged with having a good night’s sleep or know someone who is? I know there are many tips out there to guide you to better sleep - and many of you have tried them.

  • don’t drink caffeine or chocolate within a few hours of bedtime
  • don’t watch television or be on your other electronics late in the evening
  • avoid processed foods and sweets in the evening
  • take a warm bath and read before bedtime
  • make sure it is quiet and dark in your room

These are all important for a good night’s rest, however for many, following these suggestions, though important, are still not enough. Here’s why….

The Real Reason Doctors Don’t Talk About Nutrition

Why are more doctors not talking about nutrition? Have you ever asked your physician about certain nutrition questions and didn’t receive the answer that you were looking for? It’s because it was not in our basic training as doctors. The great news is that many doctors are now seeking outside training to add to their toolbox. Listen to what a Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist has to say about doctors and nutrition.

Why and How to use Essential Oils internally

For centuries, essential oils have be used aromatically and topically, however it’s exciting to know that there are many internal benefits as well. More and more research validates the benefits of using essential oils for internal use providing the safety guidelines are understood and followed.

Essential Oils are NOT created equal: Soil and plant composition, the time of day harvested, the part of the plant used (stem, leaf, flower, etc.), and extraction methods can all greatly vary. If science is not documented behind the oils you are using, then don’t use them internally.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds pack a powerful punch in the health category. They may be one of the best sources of minerals in all of the nuts and seeds. Look at some of the amazing benefits of what sesame seeds can bring to your health. Not only can they help with reducing inflammation, they also can increase the overall immune system.They are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin.

Using Essential Oils Topically

The skin is the largest organ in the body and it needs protection from harmful substances and chemical threats. Most of us don’t realize how toxic and damaging some of the products are that you may be using topically. If you want beautiful skin, here are some foundational solutions.

   1. Real outward beauty starts from within - eating wholesome foods and drinking plenty of pure water is important.
   2. Avoid body care, skin care, and cleaning products containing chemicals and toxic ingredients which can create negative effects.
   3. Essential oils are found to be very effective in protecting, supporting and nourishing your skin.

The Spice of Life by Dr. Asa Andrew

It has been used for ages and claimed as the ultimate spice for just about every condition you can think about. From high blood pressure to blood sugar issues to one of the most potent antioxidants in our food supply, this spice has many therapeutic properties that can support your health in so many ways. Lets’ take a closer look into what cinnamon can do to support our health.

Some Essential Secrets for Your Health

As a young mother, I struggled with many emotional and physical issues. Gratefully I was referred by a friend to a Naturopathic physician who helped me start my journey to full recovery of all my ailments with pure tools found in nature: wholesome foods, herbal supplements, and nature’s medicines. In a short 5-6 months I experienced a complete transformation
emotionally and physically!

Over the years, I have come to understand that all disease and dysfunction stems from two basic things:

* lack of vital nutrition
* excess of toxicity

The Amazing Benefits of Fennel

If you are into herbs and spices as part of your healthy eating routine, you will be amazed at the benefits of fennel. Used for centuries for its healing benefits, fennel can help restore the body to a higher level of function both with our metabolism and immune system. The fennel bulb has unique health features that can help take your wellness to the next level. For example, fennel's aromatic taste is unique, strikingly reminiscent of licorice and anise, so much so that fennel is often mistakenly referred to as anise in the marketplace. Fennel's texture is similar to that of celery, having a crunchy and striated texture.

Using Essential Oils Aromatically

Essential oils have been used for centuries in many different ways. One of the keys is with aromatherapy. See how some of these powerful tips can help support your body with the essential oils.

There are three pathways of exposure to the body: 

  • the respiratory system 
  • the skin 
  • the digestive track 

Essential oils can be used in each of these three ways, and each has specific benefits: 

  • Aromatically through the respiratory system and brain/nervous system 
  • topically through the skin 
  • internally through the digestive track (providing they are a pure therapeutic source of essential oils) 

Aromatherapy is the oldest method of application in using essential oils and there are several ways for effective use: 

The Healing Benefits of Oregano In Our Everyday Diet

You may have seen a bottle marked "oil of oregano" in a health food store. There are good reasons why!  The volatile oils in this spice include thymol and carvacrol, both of which have been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Ancient cultures have used oregano to be a major part of their health lineup. Oregano has been known for it’s anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties that have been used both externally and internally.