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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 – Vitamin B12

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 #vitaminB12. I hope you enjoy watching.

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.

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