Ingesting Essential Oils Safely

Oral Allowance with Essential oils   The key difference between eating the whole food and eating its essential oil is potency. Essential oils are powerfully potent, concentrated plant energy! For example, the aromatic molecules of 60 roses must be distilled to make 1 single drop of rose essential oil. For clarity, let's compare this with coffee drinking. Drinking a cup or two of coffee is enjoyable and may benefit your health. Drinking a pot or two of coffee is probably imprudent, though. Similarly, eating a reasonable amount of an essential oil can be enjoyable, healthy, and safe though guzzling a whole bottle is ill-considered. W...

Watercress - an Unsung Superfood!

Watercress is One of the Unsung Super Foods Watercress is a worth adding to your salads, sandwiches, soups, juices and/or smoothies. It is so great for our health as you will see below. And speaking of healthy greens, if you are not getting 4-6 servings of green and colorful veggies EACH day, then start supplementing with a high-quality green powder that will provide several of those servings a day. For you doTERRA peeps, consider Terragreens.   But back to watercress. It: has been shown in studies to lower blood pressure. In a watercress study, participants lowered their di...

Be Careful of the Hand and Surface Sanitizers you Choose....

Many Popular Hand and Surface Sanitizer Create New Problems... With the pandemic being front and center in everyone’s life, hand and surface sanitizers became front and center as well. We already know that frequent contact with chemical disinfectants is linked to various health problems. Now this constant exposure is becoming a problem or risk to almost everyone. A few months ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released "List N," which lists ...

Flintstone Vitamins May do more Harm than Good!

Stop Giving Your Kids Flintstone Vitamins!   It is truly scary that Flintstone Vitamins claim to be “Pediatricians #1 Choice. Why? Because this vitamin, created by Bayer, doesn’t just contain one harmful ingredient but actually more like 9.  See for yourself.   Aspartame is linked to 40 different adverse effects due to the fact that it converts into highly toxic methanol and formaldehyde in the body. It is a neurotoxin and carcinogen.    Cupric Oxide is included as a source of copper. Accordin...

Check out Bergamot

Check out this funny-looking fruit! Are you familiar with this funny-looking green fruit? It’s bergamot, also known as Citrus bergamia.  It has an orange-blossom scent in the wild. And if you are an Earl Grey tea drinker, then you have smelled and tasted it. I’m not sure there is enough bergamot in the tea for you to derive its health benefits. The smell is quite appealing- clean and uplifting and the essential oil that is expelled from the bergamot peel is quite popular. As an oil, it is most often used to lift spirits, calm anxiety and promote positivity about oneself.  While I’m not allowed to share more about the properties of bergamot essential oil (strict FDA compliance req...

You have the Ability to Change your Gene Expression

You have the ability to literally change your gene repression While it is true that certain genes you are born with can predispose you to illnesses such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, the little-known game-changer is that this predisposition does not necessarily have to express itself in your body. And that the key to whether they actually do express or not is in your control – influenced or determined by your lifestyle, diet, self-care, emotional wellbeing choices.   As well-known functional medicine doctor, Mark Hymen says, “Ninety percent of our current health is controlled by the environment in which we bathe our genes—the food we eat, our exercise regimen, our resilience ...