Monday, November 30, 2009

A Toast To Ningxia Red

Get a taste of the RED life! Available in liters and single serving packets at my Young Living Essential Oils website.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

AromaTalk Tip of the Week: Dry Eyes

"I have had dry eyes for many years and when I had Lasik surgery about 6 years ago, it was discovered that my tear glands did not work well at all. I used many, many bottles of liquid tears over the next couple years.
Then I read in a testimonial that Lavender essential oil caused the tear glands to work when it is placed on the bridge of the nose. I immediately began to do that and it is wonderful. When I put oils on my feet in the a.m. and p.m., I apply a drop of Lavender to the bridge of my nose and if I need some in the middle of the day I reapply it. It works better than anything else I have ever used. AND I'm not getting all the chemicals etc from the liquid tears." ~Grace Hays

NOTE: Essential oils are never to be dropped into the eyes, just safety FYI!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November is Eyecare Month

  • did you know?
  • According to the Vision Council of America, numerous prescription and non-prescription medications may alter the quantity or quality of vision and even pose a threat to future eye health?

    These medications include:

  • Cardiac drugs
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Anti-histamines
  • Antibiotics

With regular eye exams, an optometrist can detect problems early and prescribe proper treatments to delay or prevent vision loss. One in three adults over age 4o has a vision problem and once in this age group. your risk for serious eye diseases dramatically increases.

Vision threatening conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts often have no warning symptoms yet usually can be detected by an eyecare specialist such as an optometrist.
What can you do for eye wellness?

  • Wear 100% UV protected sunglasses.
  • Eating dark leafy green vegetables and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Avoid prescription medications and antibiotics
  • Supplement your dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin
Zeaxanthin is the key to protecting the macular pigment which defends the eye against oxidation. Recent research has determined that the pigment at the very center of the macula is over 70% zeaxanthin and 30% lutein. It is the zeaxanthin that holds the key to preserving central vision, because it provides the filtering pigment that protects the sensitive rod and cone cells of the macula.

Zeaxanthin can be very difficult to get into our diets. Most carotenoids have a higher ratio of lutein, often 10 to 15 times more than zeaxanthin. In 2002, Eurofins Scientific, an independent lab, tested dried Ningxia wolfberries for their carotenoid content. The results were stunning!

There were 278 micrograms of zeaxanthin and 2 micrograms of lutein per gram of wolfberries. This concentration of zeaxanthin was unheard of in natural foods. That amount is 17 times the zeaxanthin content of red peppers and 92 times that of raw spinach.
Weller P. Breithaupt DE, "Identification and quantification of zeaxanthin esters in plants using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry." J Agric. Food Chem., 2003 Nov.19;51 [24]:7044-9

Ningxia Red juice by Young Living Essential Oils is a convenient source of this vital nutrient in concentration. I drink at least an ounce each day and it tastes delicious! I love the fact that not only is it more nutrient rich than other "health" juices available, it can be ordered from the same company where I get my therapeutic grade essential oils! Young Living truly is a one-stop-shop for wellness.

This juice is available for purchase at my website. If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of the Ningxia wolfberry, please subscribe to my Ningxia Red newsletter.

Monday, November 23, 2009

AromaTalk Tip of the Week: Abundance

"I love to use Abundance essential oil blend when I pray. When I wear it, it helps me remember to thank the Lord for the abundance in my life and for the opportunity to provide abundance in the lives of others."

~Karen Douglas

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Winner of Terra Cotta Diffuser Pendant Giveaway!

Drum roll please.....out of the 13 entries for the Terra Cotta Diffuser Pendant/Ornament giveaway, chose entry #8 Charlene at Coffee With Pokie! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quote of the Week

"And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." And he said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will my son." ~Revelation 21: 5-7

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Midterm Exam and Other Excuses

Sorry, I have been away from the Blog Sweet Blog for awhile. Here are my reasons:

1. Beautiful autumn weather arrived in Wisconsin at last.

2. My husband went on a 4 day business trip and my mom came to visit.

3. I had to cram my head full of anatomy and physiology facts to pass my midterm this week.

4. My almost three year old son no longer naps in the afternoon.

5. I was baking up a storm for the SAMmy's mom's ministry bake sale.

6. The laundry REALLY needed to be done.

Will be back to the blogsphere soon I promise!