Did you know that carrying unwanted, negative emotions can not only affect your tranquility, but can also disrupt you body’s inner harmony with digestive issues and other difficulties? Along with digestive distress and weight gain, emotional baggage can cause a sluggish colon, undigested food, and built-up toxins. That means that if you struggle with bloating, heartburn, or gas, tending to your emotions is one of the best ways to help your body regain balance. To help you on your path to both emotional and physical wellness, Young Living’s Detoxzyme™ and Life 5™ help address common emotionally caused issues.
Detoxzyme—When the digestive system functions properly, it promotes the removal of poisons and toxins from the body. Detoxzyme combines powerful enzymes that complete digestion, help detoxify, and promote cleansing. The therapeutic-grade essential oils found in this formula promote the digestion of starches, sugars, proteins, and fats.* This may assist with the issues that accompany emotional baggage.
Life 5—Life 5 helps to build up friendly bacteria to aid in promoting a healthy and balanced digestive tract.* Strengthening the digestive system builds your core and empowers you to fight off unwanted emotions.
We all know that bad habits are hard to break—especially when it comes to our emotions. But with a little help from these Young Living products, you can get started on an emotional cleanse just in time for summer. This emotional cleansing is an excellent way to begin a healthy eating regimen and to let go of negative emotions!
Peace be with you,
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What blessings our beloved companion animals bring to our lives! Yet as we rejoice in the bond between us, we also recognize a deep responsibility for their welfare. One of the simplest, most powerful methods of enjoying our relationships with our pets is to keep them healthy, happy, and calm. Not every animal will be quietly calm; some will be bounding across the rooms. However, if your pet’s nervous system is balanced, he or she will be free of inner conflict and able to enjoy your shared bond.
Heart Talk is the unspoken sharing of love with our best friends in an array of furs, feathers, scales, and more; it’s a way of achieving even greater bonds with those we have rescued, adopted, or bought. Young Living’s Peace & Calming® essential oil blend can helps us achieve this wonderful sharing of emotions and assist our dogs, cats, horses, and more to feel at peace.
Keep in mind two important factors when using essential oils with animals:
1. Humans have about 5 million olfactory epithelial cells; cats have nearly 100 million and dogs can have up to 220 million of these smell sensors!
2. Because of their incredible sense of smell, the effect of essential oils on our companions is more powerful than it is on us. We only need to run a Young Living TheraPro™ Diffuser for 5 minutes on low and off for 20 minutes to assist our pets. For topical applications, dilute the oil according to species, weight, and age. For example, a horse does not need a diluted application, but a cat would need a 75 percent dilution, or more, depending on age and weight.
For an animal’s first introduction to essential oils, simply take one drop of Peace & Calming in your hands, rub them together, and then pet your friend as you normally would (keeping away from eyes and inner ears). This is the first step to helping your companion move toward a very healthy and peaceful feeling. You will notice how peaceful you feel, too!
Consider using Young Living essential oils in your car when traveling with your pet. Keep a Travel Fan Diffuser or an unbleached coffee filter in the vent for just these purposes. Three or four drops of Peace & Calming will be all you need. This is a perfect approach for going to the veterinarian’s office!
Watch for Part 2 of this blog post later in the month where we will focus on the ABCs of Heart Talk!
Wishing worlds of success to you and your companion,
Nancy Weber, RN, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, certified instructor in Raindrop Technique® and animal aromatherapy through Lightwing Center, and a medical intuitive whose book, The Gift of Interspecies Communication, has many Heart Talk exercises. A forthcoming book, Animal Aromatherapy: Your Pet’s Best Friend, is a collaboration sparked by a desire to share and educate. Nancy’s PowerPoint slides from her presentation on animals at Young Living convention from 2009 and 2010 can be found at www.animalscent.net, along with Animal Scent Newsletter PDFs for great testimonials. Nancy currently teaches in the U.S. and Europe on aromatherapy for people and companion animals.
Spring has arrived with fresh air and inspiration to get outdoors and exercise. With warmer weather, eating healthier also comes naturally. Springtime colors invoke two of my favorite flavors: lime and peppermint. I feel refreshed and energized with this dessert that offers tangy, sweet, and minty spoonfuls. The mousse base—avocado—may surprise you. Not only is this rich fruit the main ingredient for guacamole, but avocado can also be embraced for its creamy texture in sweet recipes. The compote is a mixture of spring fruits infused with Young Living’s peppermint essential oil.
When I incorporate peppermint essential oil as an ingredient in a recipe, infused into water, or dropped directly onto my tongue at the end of a meal, I discover that it curbs my appetite immediately. As a child, my mother would encourage me to brush my teeth before reaching for a second helping in order to keep me from over indulging. However, a toothbrush is not always convenient. A drop of peppermint oil is a simpler way to maintain reasonable portions. Incorporate peppermint oil into your dietary regimen and enjoy living fresh this spring!
Until next post: Lemon Papaya Strawberry Boats, Nutmeg Macadamia Cheese
Key Lime Mousse
1. 2 Tablespoons lime zest
2. 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
3. 3/4 cup creamy, raw honey
4. 5 ripe avocados
5. Pinch Himalayan salt
Blend zest, juice, and sweetener in a Vita Mix blender until zest is blended smooth. Add the avocados and salt to the blender and continue until creamy. Chill until ready to serve.
Raspberry Mint Compote
1. 4 fresh bananas, diced
2. 2 pints fresh raspberries, halved
3. 6 fresh kiwis, peeled and diced
4. 2 Tablespoons raw, creamy honey, warmed in a dehydrator
1. 1 drop Young Living peppermint essential oil
Prepare the fruit. Combine honey with the peppermint oil and gently toss with the fruit. Top mousse with compote and garnish with fresh mint.
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. If you’re not already familiar with this best-selling, thyroid-supporting supplement, take a look at the ingredient information below:
- Iodine is an element needed for the production of thyroid hormones. Because the body does not produce iodine on its own, it can only be obtained through diet or supplements. Iodine is a key component of Thyromin, giving you 1,158 mcg per serving.
- Vitamin E supports enzymes in the body that convert inactive thyroid hormones into active thyroid hormones. Likewise, Thyromin contains 30 IUs, 100 percent of the daily value.
- Under-performing thyroids can also cause potassium deficiency, which can lead to imbalances in many other important minerals in the body. Thyromin contains 66 mg of potassium.
- The essential oils in Thyromin—peppermint, spearmint, myrtle, and myrrh—may have a synergistic, protective effect on your hormonal and immune systems.
- Peppermint essential oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs and is known for aiding digestive efficiency and supporting the liver and respiratory system.
- Spearmint essential oil is a rich antioxidant that helps support the nervous system and overall balance in the body.
- Myrtle essential oil is supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, and it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances.
- Myrrh essential oil contains some of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes, which are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdalae, the seat of our emotions.
If you are desiring thyroid support, or if you’d like to help safeguard your body from future issues, check out Thyromin and the entire QuadShield product kit at www.youngliving.com. Best of luck on your journey to optimal health!
—Jennifer Vance, Associate Product Manager, Nutrition
Spring is finally here and it’s a good time to ensure your whole being is in resonance with the season! I want to share some tips that will help you clear and clean out the old, heavy energy of the winter and lighten up on all levels—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
According to the principles of yoga, doing poses (or asanas) that twist and turn the body—such as the Belly Twist Version A—massages the inner muscles and organs, essentially wringing out toxins while bringing in a rush of fresh oxygen and nutrients. This flushes impurities from inner tissues and helps organs perform their functions properly. This is an effective method for improving sluggish digestion. Other benefits of this pose include the stretching of back muscles, realignment and lengthening of the spine, and hydration of the spinal disks. The contraindications of this pose are recent or chronic injury to the knees, hips, or back.
Practice combining the Belly Twist with Young Living’s Di-Gize™ essential oil blend to enhance your body’s ability to digest properly and eliminate waste. This blend of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli helps support a healthy digestive system.
1. Lie on your back with your knees bent. This will take pressure off your lower back and soften your abdominal muscles.
2. Apply two drops of Di-Gize diluted with a small amount of V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to your abdomen. Gently massage your abdomen in a clockwise motion, beginning on the right side of your lower abdomen, working up the right side to the rib cage, crossing the abdomen just below the diaphragm, back down the left side of the abdomen, then back across the lower abdomen to where you began. Drop into the sensation of the massage and begin to slow down and deepen your breathing. This clockwise abdominal massage traces the motion of your large intestine’s elimination process and can assist with constipation. Repeat this 7–10 times.
Belly Twist Instructions:
1. Remain lying on your back and bring your arms out to the sides with the palms facing down in a T position. Bend both knees into the chest.
2. Exhale and drop both knees over to the left side of your body, twisting the spine and low back. Slide the knees as close to the left arm as possible. Look at the right fingertips.
3. Keep your shoulders flat to the floor, close your eyes, and relax into the posture. Let gravity pull the knees down, so you do not have to use any effort in this posture.
4. Breathe and hold for 6–10 breaths.
5. To release, inhale and roll the hips back to the floor
6. Repeat on other side.
7. Go back and twist on the side you started at and switch again.
After the Belly Twists, remember to drink several glasses of water to keep your body’s cleansing process in motion.
Spring is a great time of year for planting the seeds for your intentions. When our bodies are properly eliminating, we have more energy for creating and manifesting.
Tracy Griffiths, RPP, RPE
Tracy Griffiths is a Registered Polarity Practitioner and Registered Polarity Educator. Tracy directs of the Life Energy Institute/Grace Aroma Wellness, which offers continuing education for nurses in California, acupuncturists, and massage therapists nationally. Tracy teaches the essential oils component of the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program and is also the author of Aroma Yoga®: How to Use Essential Oils in Your Yoga Practice. Visit www.aromayogaguide.com for Tracy’s upcoming classes and workshops.