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Must Have Essential oils for the Holidays

Reach for the lavender if anxiety levels start rising over the holiday to-do lists. Apply 1-2 drops on your wrists and hold your wrists up to your face to take at least 5-10 deep inhalations or add approximately 5 drops to a hot bath. This can help calm your mood almost instantly.

Lavender has also been shown to significantly reduce pain from headaches or migraines. In this case you should be inhaling the lavender essential oil for about 15 minutes.

 

Micronutrient Mondays – **Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)**

Conenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is part of a family called the ubiquinones and is a powerful antioxidant! Humans can synthesize CoQ10 so it’s considered nonessential, but nonetheless, deficiencies can arise. One of the biggest risk factors for deficiency is treatment with a cholesterol lowering statin medication, like Lipitor. It’s established that patients on statin medications have reduced CoQ10 levels. Some studies have shown statins can drop CoQ10 levels by as much as 40 percent.

 

Micronutrient Mondays – Chromium

Chromiuim is an essential trace mineral that’s important for optimizing INSULIN function and regulating BLOOD GLUCOSE.

When you consume food, blood sugar (glucose) levels rise, then your body releases insulin from the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing glucose to enter your body’s cells.

 

Micronutrient Mondays – Selenium

I love sharing information and I’m really passionate about using food as the primary way to keep your body healthy! I’ve decided to film a video every week featuring a different micronutrient. This video is all about #selenium. I hope you enjoy watching.

 

Just say no, the end of the people pleasing era

Hi, my name is Natalie and I am a people pleaser… Let me just say that “people pleasing” is my specialty, my weakness, my default mode. Ask me to do something for you and I will say yes. I will say yes if you’re my mother, my boyfriend, my friends, a police officer, a stranger, […]

 

Winter Blues: See ya Seasonal Affective Disorder, wouldn’t wanna be ya!

I’ll be the first to admit that my patience and general cheerful mood was grossly challenged over the past winter. Those winter blues got me,  and with temperatures as low as -40 with the windchill, who could blame me?? That frigid cold made it harder to get out of my cozy bed in the mornings, […]

 

Colds and flus – keep those pesky viruses at bay

My boyfriend once said while sick, “I like my fever, I feel like my body is at least not being a bitch and is fighting back”. Well what can I say, he has a way with words….But he also has a point. This article is about is letting immune system do it’s job, the job […]

 
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