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Quick Guide to Nutrition

Posted on December 21st, 2010 | one comment

In your busy daily routine, remembering to grab the right vitamins and supplements can sometimes be a challenge. To help you grab and go, Young Living has developed a color-coded quick-reference system that helps you select the right supplements your body needs.

YL_ProductBlog_MultiGreenGreen: Foundational/Core Nutrition: Products labeled in green offer a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and other basic nutrients to give you a boost and keep you going all day long. These supplements are intended for daily use. Check individual labels for dosage instructions.

YL_ProductBlog_ComforToneBlue: Cleansing Support: Products labeled in blue can support healthy digestion with clinically proven and time-tested essential oils, nutrients, and enzymes. Take a dose every day or as needed.

YL_ProductBlog_BLMRed: Targeted Support: Red-labeled products have specific ingredients targeted to different areas of your body, such as your bones and muscles, endocrine system, kidney, bladder, cardiovascular system, and more.

Young Living Inner Defense Dietary SupplementGold: Essential Oil-infused Support: Look for the gold nutrition labels lined with green, blue, or red for vitamins and supplements infused with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils. These precision-delivery liquid softgels dissolve at the precise moment needed in your system for maximum results. See individual labels for dosage instructions.

As always, if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, please consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Check out our full line of nutrition products here.

Jennifer Vance
Associate Product Manager, Nutrition

New Video from Gary Young

Posted on December 17th, 2010 | no comments

Check out Gary’s latest video on our YouTube channel. Learn about the frankincense harvesting and distillation operations from one of the leading essential oil experts:

Gary Young Talks About Young Living's Oman Distillery

The New Resin Burner on YouTube

Posted on December 16th, 2010 | no comments

Three Effective Steps for the Next Emotional Breakthrough

Posted on December 14th, 2010 | no comments

We all face difficulties in our lives as we move through each day with hazards, barriers, and other defeating behaviors. “The hips are too big.” “I’m not going to fit into those pants.” And the list goes on and on. Young Living essential oils used with self-talk and affirmation can help us stay calm and break through emotional barriers.

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

1. RELAX
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.

2. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS
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.

3. BELIEVE
Put Present Time™ on the front of the neck. This oil is very effective to enhance positive self-talk. When you start to struggle again, breathe it in, stay calm, cool, and collected. Keep repeating to yourself a positive phrase as you apply the oil of Present Time. Stay with this until you feel a shift in your body. Use these three steps to change the negative self-talk.

Peace be with you,

Kaye Lynne
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Omega Blue: Fatty Acids the Way Nature Intended

Posted on December 13th, 2010 | one comment

If you’ve taken a trip to the grocery store lately, you may have noticed that your bread, milk, even your peanut butter is touting a new phrase: “Now with added omega-3!” Omega-3 fats, most typically found in fish oils, are more popular now than ever thanks to recent findings about their support of heart, circulatory, skin, respiratory, eye, and brain health.

The American Heart Association and the FDA have both given omega-3 fatty acids their endorsement. In fact, the American Heart Association has been recommending fish oil supplementation to heart patients since as early as 2002.

Young Living Omega BlueThough the benefits of omega-3 fish oils are wide-reaching, consumers should note that not all omega-3 supplements are created equal. When choosing a fish oil supplement, you must consider the freshness of the fish oil as one of the most important factors. In fact, fish oil can be so fragile that some cultures prefer to buy live fish to avoid dangerous rancidity. This rancidity can invite millions of harmful free radicals into your system. To avoid this potentially harmful side effect, a fish oil supplement is best when it is strengthened with natural antioxidants to preserve and protect freshness. In addition, consumers should stay away from supplements with concentrated fish oils that have been overly processed.

Enter Young Living’s best-selling Omega Blue™ with pure fish oil and Omega Enhance™. Omega Blue provides clinically proven omega-3 fatty acids that are harvested from fish raised in environments free of pollutants, dioxins, PCBs, pesticides, and heavy metals. Young Living’s Omega Enhance preservation system—a blend of pure blue chamomile, lemongrass, clove, and myrrh essential oils—increases the shelf life by up to ten times, ensuring freshness not only throughout preparation but also during metabolism in the body. Precision Delivery softgels then release in the intestines for three times the absorption with no fishy aftertaste.

So the next time you see a cereal box or concentrated supplement bottle asserting its omega-3 health properties, you’ll be able to sit back and relax, knowing that you’re already getting the pure, clean essential fatty acids your body needs.

Jennifer Vance
Associate Product Manager, Nutrition

December’s Recipe Using Clove and More!

Posted on December 7th, 2010 | no comments

Young Living RecipeOh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree…how lovely are thy seasonal fruits! Mixed with fresh baby greens, this makes a festive holiday salad with colors that glimmer like twinkling lights. I like to introduce this dish by separating the ingredients for my children to design their own edible Christmas trees. I encourage them to decorate any way they choose and then we take pictures of their artwork. They are more excited to eat their creations when they have had their hand in the creative play—and I am thrilled to see them eating healthfully!

Clove, cinnamon, tangerine, and orange YLTG essential oils electrify the taste buds for a delicious, tangy, sweet, and spicy start to any holiday celebration. As we sprinkle drops of orange oil on the salad (see recipe instructions), I like to share with my children the story of how in times of hardship, seasonal fruits and nuts were given as presents instead of toys. The drops of oil nestled within the fresh greens represent oranges as presents under the Christmas tree. The surprise is revealed when tasting the hint of oil throughout each bite. Brighten this time of the year with health and vitality from the gifts found in nature.

Until next post: January’s Chipotle Party Pepper Poppers

Happy Eating!

Chef Mandy

Clove Cinnamon Seeds

1 c. soaked and dried pumpkin seeds

1 c. soaked and dried sunflower seeds

3/4 c. maple syrup or maple sugar

¼ c. Nama Shoyu or wheat-free Tamari

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 drops YLTG clove oil

1 drop YLTG cinnamon oil

This component should be made at least two days ahead of time. Combine ingredients and pour onto solid dehydrator sheets in one layer. Dehydrate 24 hours @ 105° Fahrenheit. Flip the gooey mixture onto mesh sheets. Continue drying until crisp, approximately 24 hours. Store in the freezer until ready to use.

Tangerine Pomegranate Vinaigrette

1/3 c. raw honey or maple sugar

1/4 c. pomegranate juice

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar

1 c. grapeseed oil

1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes

1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes

1/4 tsp. ground mustard powder

1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt

1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper

3 Tbsp. poppy seeds

4 drops YLTG tangerine oil

Half one pomegranate and juice both halves in a citrus juicer, as if juicing an orange. Reserve 1/4 cup extracted juice for the dressing. Blend first three ingredients in a Vita Mix blender. On slow speed, add grapeseed oil until emulsified. Pulse chop the remaining ingredients. (Before adding the tangerine oil, I like to taste the dressing first. Then, I add the oil drops to taste the difference. I truly appreciate how delightful the oil flavors the recipe!)

Orange Holiday Greens

1 lb. mixed baby greens

4 Fuyu persimmons, julienne

4 red pears, julienne

2 baby cucumbers, sliced

Seeds from 1 pomegranate

4 drops YLTG orange oil, per serving

1 starfruit, sliced (optional to top the tree)

Toss baby greens with vinaigrette. Mound salad greens in the center of each plate. Drop 4 drops orange oil throughout each mound of greens. Arrange ingredients around plate for everyone to decorate their own Christmas tree. Top the mound with a slice of starfruit (optional).

Positive Energy and the Feelings Collection

Posted on December 1st, 2010 | no comments

Feelings Collection by Young LivingLet go of those negative emotions once and for all and replace that space with positive light and energy. A very effective way to release negative emotions is with the essential oils found in Young Living’s Feelings® collection. Here are a few ways to easily work these oils into your daily routine. It’s surprisingly easy and a lot of fun!

Valor®
Apply Valor to the shoulders to relax the body, find courage, and discover your inner strength.

Release™
Put Release over the liver then focus on any negative stress, tragedy, or bad memories. Bring your awareness to the liver area, connect with your inner self, and let go of the emotions. Feel how free it is to let go of unwanted emotions!

Inner Child™
Place Inner Child over the navel to help connect with your inner power. Give yourself time, open your awareness, and allow yourself to let go.

Harmony™
Put Harmony on the side of the body and concentrate on the present moment. Simply focus on how it feels to let go of the negative and become one with your self.

Forgiveness™
Use Forgiveness over the heart. Feel the powerful effects as it breaks down strong emotional layers.

Present Time™
Rub a few drops of Present Time over the back of the neck. Leave the past and come into the present moment. Feel the power you have. Focus on the here and now; enjoy the new you.

With the Feelings collection you will begin to peel back the layers of unwanted emotions. Express gratitude to yourself for releasing and letting go. Experience how good it feels to be free of negative emotions that you may have carried for years. Let yourself feel joy, the wonderful space you have created and the new power within! Focus on the new inner power!

Peace be with you,

Kaye Lynne
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