Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
"Before I vacuum, I take out the HEPA filter* and put a few drops of Thieves essential oil blend, or whichever oil I'm in the mood for at that particular moment, then I pop the filter back in. The air flowing through the filter dispels the wonderful aroma throughout the room."- Kelly G. Palazzi
* A few drops of essential oil can be dropped on paper vacuum bags if you don't have a filter.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Essential Oil Lemonade
Fill a glass pitcher (not plastic since EOs can dissolve some plastics)with ice cold water.
Add 10 drops of Young Living Lemon Essential Oil Supplement(do not use any other brand of EOs unless they are labeled as a supplement).
Add 1 tsp of pure stevia powder to sweeten.
Stir vigorously and taste. Add more drops of Lemon EO or stevia to your preferred flavor.
Fill glasses with ice, and stir lemonade well before pouring each glass.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Green Living: Improving Health Today and Tomorrow
by Bill Hawthorne with the maacenter
Much attention has been paid in recent years to what seems to be a growing environmental conscience in the United States. Going green used to be considered expensive and a luxury for those who could afford the trend. Now it appears that we are learning that not only is adopting more environmentally conscious attitudes good for our economic situation, but also our….health? Yes, if we dig a bit deeper we can see that dirty industries and backwards policy is actually harming the health of the earth for our children and the health of her inhabitants today.
How Does Environmental Policy Affect Public Health?
There are two levels of health consequences associated with dirty industry, both direct and indirect. The direct consequences are examples like increased asthma rates in areas with high smog indices. Chlorofluorocarbon release into the atmosphere has shown to decrease the filter of direct sunlight on the planet, resulting in more concentrated ultraviolet light reaching the surface of the earth. Perhaps it is no surprise then that in countries with depleted atmospheric gas, skin cancer rates are among the highest in the world.
The indirect health consequences are harder to see immediately, but closer examination reveals that these are, in fact, perhaps the most hazardous. Bi-products of dirty and backwards industries, such as coal and oil processing, include cancer causing substances like asbestos and benzene. A U.K. study conducted in 2002 indicated that coal and oil industry workers are at a much higher risk of developing pleural mesothelioma (associated with asbestos exposure) and leukemia (traced to benzene and heavy-metal exposure). Dr. Valerie Rusch among many other doctors who specialize in this area understand that these are substances that can be directly traced to antiquated pre-regulation equipment in industries whose environmental hazards are even more inherent.
Can we really afford to continue on the path we were on before? Investment in clean industry means not a healthier planet for our children and grandchildren, but also a healthier place for us to live today.
--June 25, 2009 Written by Bill Hawthorne with the maacenter
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thought I would join in the McLinky fun! The theme this week is "Three Things You Didn't Know About Me" so here goes.
#1 I had my heart set on being a horse trainer and riding instructor until a whiplash accident introduced me to massage, and then aromatherapy followed. I still love horses, but natural medicine truly is now my God-given passion.
#2 My husband and I met on Match.com!
#3 I love to sing! It nourishes my soul in a way that no other activity can match.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
There was a total of 30 entries counting the participants daily EC drop entries. Only participants that followed all the entry guidelines were counted in the total, not the number of comments.
The True Random Number Generator at Random.org chose number 19 and the winner of a Young Living Essential Oils Deep Relief Roll On is Split Rock Ranch!!
Congratulations and Happy Oiling!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Grab my new button for your blog, link it, and be sure to comment so I can visit you!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
will humble themselves and pray
and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,
then will I hear from heaven
and will forgive their sin
and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Here are some mental and physical consequences of stress to look out for and react to when you see them.
- Constant fatigue. Stress can wear you down and make you feel tired even after you’ve just woken up. It can also lead to chronic insomnia which doesn’t help your sleep situation either.
- Aches and pains. If your muscles feel tense, tight and ache for no obvious reason then you may be experiencing the effects of stress. Those under stress tend to tense up their muscles, causing them to fatigue, ache and cause discomfort.
- Weakened immune system. Constant stress can wear down your immune system and lead to the development of colds as well as irritating or causing more persistent conditions like Crohn’s Disease, eczema, and ulcerative colitis.
- Increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Being stressed out constantly can take a toll on your circulatory system, especially if you have a history of other heart related conditions or high blood pressure. One of the major factors in developing heart disease can be stress, so keep yours in check.
- Digestive issues. From ulcers to simple heartburn, stress can throw your whole digestive system out of whack. If you notice that you’re experiencing digestive difficulties, take a moment to consider whether or not they could be related to your stress level.
- Mood swings. Stress can cause individuals to anger or become upset easily and if left unchanged for too long can even lead to depression.
- Mental fogginess. Concentration, memory and judgment can all take a turn for the worse when you’re under a large amount of stress, in many cases compounding the already negative effects of a stressful situation.
- Weight loss or gain. Whether you eat too much to deal with stress or eat too little because you’re under so much pressure, stress can make maintaining a balanced and healthy diet difficult.
- Changes in appearance. There are few things that will age you more quickly than stress, and those who undergo extended periods of worry and anxiety will likely see more wrinkles, graying of the hair and hair loss.
- Sexual dysfunction. Sexual activity can be a good stress relief, but in many cases stress may make it difficult or impossible to engage in sexual activity.
The best way to avoid these kinds of health problems is to reduce the amount of stress in your life, or find a way to relax and release these stresses before they become a problem.
This post was contributed by Megan Jones, who writes about nursing colleges. She welcomes your feedback at Meg.Jones0310 at gmail.com