If it take an average of 21 days to create a new habit, I am wondering how many bad habits myself and my kids managed to create in the past TWO YEARS! One of these habits for certain has been an uptake in sugar and processed foods consumption! I am most certainly a comfort food ( sugar and high carbs ) for hard times, celebrations, and the snacky times sort of person, so are my kids. So we made some poor habits because those were HARD TIMES and are now we are all feeling it.
So what are the repercussions of our bad habits and why do we need to change them?
First here is what was happening: Sugar cereal for breakfast, granola bar for snack ( chocolate covered, yummy maybe two of these ) Lunch NOODLES and cheese, or nachos and cheese Dinner maybe a couple slices of cucumber, meatloaf, and potatoes. and then some gummies, or licorice or sour kids. My kids kept getting sick, run down and not bouncing back.
Here's the short story: sugar and processed food create inflammation. I knew that...but I didn't understand it. BUT I sort of figured that this is why my kids ( and I ) weren't well.
So, as a health teacher ( oh the shame ) I had to do some digging to understand more about the impacts of sugar and explain to my kids why there were getting sick all the time ( they are teens, they only sort of listen to me ramble on about health facts ) But they were sick and tired of being SICK AND TIRED.
I read the book The Glucose Revolution, by Jessica Inshaupe ( big life changer ), went deeper into the work of Julie Daniluk, anti-inflammatory food expert ( all made sense now ) and started to look into the metaPWR system doTERRA was coming out with, and why they made this system. AND I started to make small changes. And as I went along, I started to keep track of what I did and made it into a classroom and facebook group to support others.
Here's the real miracle my kids started to listen as they witnessed MY LIFE CHANGED.
My health improved, I wasn't getting the coughs and sniffles, my energy increased, they could see that I was more resilient to hard times and happier ( this probably impacted them the most ) and I released weight.
So my kids started taking what I was doing seriously and ASKED to do the same and now their health is bouncing back!!!!!
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I have had my mind blown in this past two month when it comes to how little I understood in regards to the impacts that glucose ( and fructose ) have on our bodies. I read the Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchaupse, a biochemist who KNOWS and STUDIES the science behind spiking glucose levels and the effects it has on our bodies. It changed my outlook on food and how I eat. But what was even more coincidental is that doTERRA is releasing a supplement that supports our body in managing glucose levels on September 14th, 2022...this is less than two weeks away.
As a wellness advocate I am reaching out to all those I know who would appreciate hearing this first and learning more about how taking control of their glucose spiking can help them better manage their overall health in profound ways.
If you come across this post, know that it is your invitation to take part in learning more about this fabulous product and possibly even joining my wellness group to transform your own life.
Hello friends, as we journey back to fall here in the northern hemisphere I am taking stock of the essential oils that are good to have on hand for immunity and and for the routines that support my wellbeing. Having essential oils is one thing, but using them is what makes all of the difference, so let's learn together.
Here is an excellent infographic that highlights the top oils for immune support.
IMMUNE SUPPORT: On Guard and more...
OILS FOR WELLBEING - Anxiety and Overwhelm
Adam Baralet knows his oils, in this YouTube he talks about the oils that help to group us and de-stress our bodies, which in turn helps to keep our immune system strong.
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I hope that you are finding some time for yourself as we come into the spring. I use my time over spring break to rest/reset, and educate myself, as I love learning about natural solutions to chronic health issues.
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The TOP 5 doTERRA oils for Sleep.
Most importantly, using therapeutic grade essential oils makes all the difference to how your body feels.
You will notice a difference. more info here: www.doterra.com/CA/en/cptg-testing-process
What are the best oils for sleep?
#1 - Lavender. ( This is well know and well tested )
Lavender essential oil contains a plant chemical called linalool, this is a known natural chemical for relaxation and a perfect oil for diffusing at bed time. It is perfect for adults and children.
- diffuse with any or all of the oils in this post
- apply 2 drops to bottoms of feet and temples for sleep ( diffuse near bedside )
- allergies, apply diluted and topically to chest as well as take one drop internally with lemon and peppermint
#2 - Vetiver ( not as well known but SO effective )
If you are looking for one of the more powerful oils when it comes to sleep, THIS is the oil.
It is a thick sap like oil from a grassroot, and has a caramel, smoky smell.
- apply 1-2 drops along spine for sleep issues
- balances PMS emotions, apply to lower abdomen
- supports PTSD management , diffuse
#3 - Cedarwood
Cedarwood essential oil is an excellent choice for diffusing after a long day. It is a plant that is used in traditional medicine ( here in North America especially ) for millennia.
- excellent for eczema
- supports executive functioning
- blend with Lavender for sleep
#4 - Tangerine
Tangerine has a sweet and refreshing smell. It is uplifting but contains the properties of relaxing the mind as well.
- excellent for nervous exhaustion, apply to your wrists or diffuse 4 drops
- you can take a drop under your tongue before bedtime to calm the nerves
#5 - Serenity
This is the restful blend. It is the oil of tranquility and is excellent diffused and applied topically no need to dilute.
- use for anger, stress and anxiety and most of all, sleep issues.
-apply to bottoms of feet and pulse points.
Look at what's inside the bottle:
Lavender Flower, Cedarwood, Ho Wood Leaf, Ylang Ylang Flower, Marjoram Leaf, Roman Chamomile Flower, Vetiver Root, Vanilla Bean Absolute, Hawaiian Sandalwood
Three Tuesday evenings a month I host a free workshop for all of our essential oil wellness members, and this month is the month of LOVE.
I LOVE these oils and the magic they bring to my emotional wellbeing.
If you are looking for the purest and highest quality essential oils that are tested for their therapeutic properties and effectiveness, doTERRA oils are your oils of choice.
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Here is a sneak peek as to why I LOVE these three TOP doTERRA essential oils what they do for me, and what they can do for you.
My reasons to bath?
- A bath after a stressful day helps me to relax into my bed at night.
- A bath after a stressful workout or ski day helps to ease my sore muscles
Kids love baths for the same reason adults do, baths are so calming. And bath salts help to increase the calm when you add certain essential oils.
Here is my recipe for bath salts:
- 2 cups pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt ( I get these at the farm store in bulk )
- 15 drops doTERRA* Lavender essential oil
- 10 drops doTERRA* Grapefruit essential oil * link to oils here: purchase
It is so easy to make: mix in a bowl and put into jars.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup to your bath, soak and enjoy!
Great as gifts!!!