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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beet Juice and Detoxifier

      I have a cheap-o juicer, in fact it was free! ha,ha!!! Its kind of a pain in the ass and I can't wait to get a nice one, but that isn't what this is about. LOL!
      Do you love to juice? I do! That's why I deal with this one until I get my new one! ha,ha,ha, LMAO!
   Anyway~~~ I came up with this great recipe a few years ago. its a great detox, liver and kidney cleaner. Amend to it any way you want but it is sweet and you will feel every cell in your body soak up the goodness! ha,ha!!! This is the recipe in more to less of amount that I use. It takes a lot of parsley to make a little juice.
           Don't let it scare you when you do your regular business the next morning! ; )
      Below are all the benefits and cancer studies:  
                                 Most of the nutrient value of beets lies in the layer just underneath the skin, so simply wash this carefully so that it doesn't "bleed" and juice those beets. A beet is packed with nutrients, and contains vitamins C and A in the form of beta-carotene, the B-complex vitamins, thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2) and niacin (B3). Beets are also rich in the minerals calcium, for healthy bones, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium and also has lesser amounts of sodium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.
For centuries beetroot have been used as a cancer remedy in Europe and modern research has found that the selenium and other minerals found in this root vegetable have antioxidant properties which seem to particularly decrease the risks of breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers.
Beetroot juice is also thought to be cardio-vascular protective and can help to lower high blood pressure. A study undertaken by researchers at the University of Exeter, UK has shown that beetroot juice can help athletes as they need less oxygen to perform and this means there is less stress on the heart during exercise. It was found that the juice lessened fatigue and improved stamina but it isn't only athletes who can benefits from drinking it. It improves blood circulation and given the amounts of potassium in the juice, so you are less likely to have muscle cramps and cardio-vascular irregularities.
The trace mineral selenium is though to improve menopausal symptoms including hot flashes or flushes, and as it mimics the action of insulin is useful for diabetics, perhaps helping to prevent secondary symptoms such as macular degeneration and cataracts forming in the eyes. Selenium is also necessary for healthy hair and skin and is believed to slow the skin's ageing process, helping it retain its youthful elasticity. It also helps to increase the quality of a man's sperm and its production and also to help male potency. Perhaps this is why this vegetable was regarded as an aphrodisiac in ancient Greece and Rome. (They ate the green tops too as they are still eaten in the Mediterranean area.)

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

34 ways to Use Young Living Lemon Essential oil

  I have been using Young Livings Lemon Essential Oil for a few years now in my drinks and cooking. I LOVE it! Its great tasting and invigorating.
  Here are some other ways to use Young Livings Lemon Essential Oil;
Please note: These uses are for pure, unadulterated essential oils, like Young Living.  Please know that not all essential oils are the same!  Most essential oils are fragrant/cosmetic/perfume grade oils, however, Young Living Oils are therapeutic-grade and are safe for internal use! 
  1. To clean non-carpeted floors, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5 – 10 drops of lemon, pine, or spruce essential oil. If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dish washing soap. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.
  2. To make a carpet freshener, add 16 – 20 drops of essential oils to 1 cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix ingredients together well and place in a covered container overnight so that the essential oil can be absorbed. Sprinkle over carpet then vacuum the powder up.
  3. You may also put 3-7 drops of Lemon essential oil on a cotton ball and place it into a vacuum bag – doing this scents the air while vacuuming. If your vacuum collects the dirt into water, simply add a few drops into the water reservoir before vacuuming. This refreshes both the carpet and acts as an air freshener.
  4. Some essential oils can act as gentle stimulants to the limbic system of the brain by their scent, increasing alertness and concentration enhancing the capacity for learning, improving memory, and assisting many other cognitive functions. A wide range of essential oils offer these benefits, such as: Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary and Melissa. To help increase these functions simply inhale the chosen essential oil directly from the bottle or put a drop on a tissue and keep in your pocket for use throughout the day.
  5. Use 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease, grease spots, glue and adhesives, and crayon from most surfaces. Tip: try a test area before to make sure you won’t ruin any finishes.
  6. Substitute lemon oil for lemon juice or lemon seasonings to flavor seafood, vegetables, beverages, and desserts. To use Lemon oil in place of the zest of “one” lemon – use 8 drops of Young Living Lemon essential oil.
  7. Combine 2–3 drops with water in a 4oz. spray bottle filled with water to help cleanse and sanitize kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
  8. Soothe or prevent corns, callous, or bunions by rubbing 1-2 drops of Lemon oil on the affected area, morning and evening.
  9. Fill a bowl with cold water, add 2–3 drops of Lemon oil, and drench fruit and vegetables in the lemon water to extend the shelf life of fresh produce.
  10. Add a drop to your dishwasher before the wash cycle for spot-free dishes.
  11. Lemon has antiseptic-like properties and contains compounds that have been studied for their effects on immune function. According Jean Valnet, M.D., the vaporized [diffused] essence of lemon can kill meningococcus bacteria in 15 minutes, typhoid bacilli in one hour, Staphylococcus aureus in two hours, and Pneumococcus bacteria within three hours. Even a 0.2% solution of Lemon oil can kill diphtheria bacteria in 20 minutes and inactivate tuberculosis bacteria. 
  12. Lemon has been shown to have antidepressant effects in research done by Komori, et al.,1995. Diffuse or inhale Lemon oil to receive the benefits of aromatherapy.
  13. Lemon oil may help brighten a pale, dull complexion by removing the dead skin cells. Simply mix a drop with your cleanser to help promote healthier skin tone.
  14. Lemon oil can serve as an effective insect repellent. 
  15. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night, may help it to disappear.
  16. Rub 1-3 drops of Lemon oil to clean a butcher’s block or other cutting surfaces to disinfect those surfaces.
  17. Add one teaspoon of lemon essential oil to one-cup mineral oil for an effective furniture polish.
  18. Homemade lemonade, in a blender mix 2 drops of Lemon oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and two cups of pure water. Adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your own taste.
  19. Put a drop of Lemon oil on bleeding gum’s caused by gingivitis or tooth extraction to help with healing and disinfecting.
  20. Rub 4-6 drops of Lemon oil with 1 teaspoon of V-6 Massage Oil on cellulite, may improve circulation and help eliminate waste from the cells.
  21. Rub 4-6 drops of Lemon oil with 1 teaspoon of V-6 Massage Oil on varicose veins, may improve circulation and relieve pressure on the veins.
  22. Some find lemon oil to help remove warts. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on a wart morning and night, may help it to disappear.
  23. Put 10-15 drops of Lemon oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
  24. Diffuse Lemon essential oil to freshen the air in your home or office.
  25. Add 1-2 drops Young Living Lemon oil to a glass of water, tastes yummy, no calories, and alkalizes the water. Tip: only use a glass glass as Lemon oil WILL dissolve items made from petrochemicals and styrofoam.
  26. Soak kitchen dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water with a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs.
  27. Rub a drop of Lemon oil on your hands after using a public bathroom to sanitize hands.
  28. Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures.
  29. Place a drop of Lemon oil on cold sores, herpes or other mouth ulcers to lessen pain, may aid in healing.
  30. Rub two drops of Lemon oil topically, may clear athlete’s foot.
  31. Heartburn is a burning pain felt behind the breastbone. It is most often the result of acid reflux, that is, when stomach acid rises up the esophagus where it irritates the lining. Lemon essential oil (which comes from the rind, not the pulp) is one of the best remedies for heartburn, as it causes the stomach to stop excreting digestive acids. Simply add a drop or two of Lemon oil to a small glass of water and drink.
  32. Relaxing & Rejuvenating Aromatherapy Bath Salt Recipe: 1 drop Grapefruit oil, 1 drop Lemon oil, 1 drop Orange oil, 1 drop Patchouli oil, 3 drops Ylang Ylang or Geranium oil, 1 cup Epsom Salts or Sea Salt. Add to running bath water. Soak for 20 minutes.
  33. NingXia Red Electrolyte Drink Recipe: Combine 2 oz. Ningxia Red
,16 oz. purified water
, 20 drops YL Mineral Essence
, 1 drop YL Lemon oil
, 1 drop YL Peppermint oil
, 1 teaspoon YL Blue Agave. Mix ingredients together in a glass bottle (I like to re-use my empty NingXia Red bottles to keep my water and mixes in, they’re nice sturdy bottles). You can make a more watered down version for the kids. More on NingXia Red.
  34. Refreshing Bacteria Killing Spray: You’ll need - 32 oz. spray bottle, 8 drops Spearmint oil, 8 drops Lemon oil, 6 drops Lavender oil, 6 drops Thyme oil, 6 drops Rosemary oil, 4 drops Eucalyptus globulus, and water. Fill spray bottle 7/8 of the way with water, add your Young Living essential oils. Shake the mixture well and periodically during use. This mixture smells as terrific as it is powerful at killing germs.

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Using Essential Oils to aid Detoxification

by Guiomar Campbell TCM, Dipl Sh. RN
Essential oils not only enhance beauty and well being, they also detoxify the body, balance emotions, and carry nutrients inside the human body.
We can be seriously affected by imbalances in our lifestyle, our environment and emotional patterns. These imbalances result in an accumulation of toxins in our body, creating free radicals, which degenerate our cells and cause health crises.
Essential oils have the ability to repair cells and remove toxic waste from the body. Pure grade “A” essential oils support the natural systems of elimination in the body including liver, colon, lymph, skin, and kidneys.
Read how to create your own detox with essential oils

Getting started with essential oils

Since essential oils are highly concentrated substances, they need to always be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, grape seed, sunflower, jojoba or wheat germ. Look for oils that are organic or cold pressed to provide extra benefits to the body. These are easy to find in any health food store.
Please avoid using essential oils if you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant without consulting an aromatherapist. It is always recommended to seek medical advice or talk to your aromatherapist about choosing the most appropriate oils for your concerns.

There are several oils which are excellent for detoxifying the body in specific ways:

•    Juniper helps the body to throw off toxic wastes, improves elimination and improves skin conditions
•    Lemon is beneficial for liver detoxing and bringing clarity to the mind. It also stimulates white blood cells to defend the body against infection
•    Grapefruit aids the digestive system and skin, and helps detox from substance abuse
•    Fennel helps with nausea, flatulence and constipation and is wonderful as an afternoon tea
•    Bergamot is very relaxing and directly influences the appetite control centre in the brain by regulating cravings. It also lifts spirits
•    Rose geranium has a tonifying effect on the liver and kidneys. It helps the body to eliminate fluids more efficiently, thereby helping the lymphatic system to detox

Useful applications

To cleanse the lymphatic system of high levels of toxins and improve digestive and elimination tract, use fennel, juniper, and lemon essential oils.
Start by massaging the oils on the feet, then moving up toward the legs, belly, and chest, following the direction of the lymphatic system.
You may also apply the oils in the acupressure points located near the lymph nodes, such as below the clavicle bone, under the arm pit, the inguinal area, and behind the knees.
It is also important to drink lots of water after the massage, as it helps to flush the wastes from the body naturally.
To release emotional trauma from the body and detox the liver, combine bergamot, grapefruit, lavender, rose geranium, and sandalwood, and apply the blend to the back of the neck, on the temples, and over the liver and solar plexus area. It is highly effective in calming symptoms of anger and frustration.
Detoxing with essential oils is a very simple and effective procedure and needs to be done on a regular basis for optimum results, whether you choose to use them in bath water, spritzer, compress, massage, or simply as a perfume.
For a full aromatherapy consultation or shiatsu massage, come in for an appointment with Guiomar at Lotus Arts and Wellness- 416 986-9270
The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. ~Hippocrates
This information is intended to educate the public on other alternative approaches to health and not to cure diseases. Please consult your Doctor if you need any help.