Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

Cleansing Short and Simple

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

I have a friend from years ago who did a cleanse at the beginning of each new season.  I’ve done cleanses over the years and can verify that they are helpful.  They liked doing these cleanses for similar reasons to my own.  More energy, healthier skin, and to rid our bodies of toxins.

One of the reasons that I find cleansing to be important is to clear out toxins from our liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin.  In order for me to do that in my life I’ve chosen to use a product called Zendocrine.  You can take one capsule with morning and evening meals.

*pregnant women or nursing women and people with known medical conditions should consult your physician prior to taking supplements.

Zendocrine® Detoxification Complex 

The body’s filtering and waste management system is tasked with managing the body’s exposure to toxic influencers. dōTERRA Zendocrine® Detoxification Complex is a proprietary blend of whole-food extracts in a patented enzyme delivery system that supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin. *Pregnant women or nursing women and people with known medical conditions should consult your physician prior to taking supplements.

 

*Learn more about Zendocrine and shop here https://www.mydoterra.com/oilmd/#/

Staying Balanced

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

 

 

“Balance” is my goal.

How so many people are doing this is by using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

“Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness or anxiety. The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA®’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. dōTERRA® perfectly blends spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy with fractionated coconut oil to offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. This blend is for aromatic or topical use.”

You can use this blend as a perfume, a nice body massage blend and diffuse it in your home or office.  This “Balance” blend is for Women and Men.

“The Lotus diffuser uses a highly efficient real time atomization technology to effectively diffuse essential oils into the environment. The essential oils are atomized into minute ion particles and active oxygen anions, which are more easily absorbed by the human body than oils diffused by conventional diffusers. dōTERRA® is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of the Lotus diffuser to you and your family.”

I use this blend throughout my day to stay relaxed.  This blend is also nice before bed for a great night’s sleep.

Revving Up Your Metabolism To Lose Weight

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

It’s encouraging to know that with a good healthy diet and exercise we can turn our health around and lose those unwanted pounds.

In contrast to losing weight we know that if we consume the same amount of calories per day that we are burning we will maintain our current weight.

The question some of us have is how do we revv up our metabolism so we can lose?

For us to lose weight, we have to reduce calories taken in, and burn more calories.

One of my favorite ways to eat to see results is low glycemic fruits, like berries and green apples, lots of veggies, good protein, low starch, and if you’re going to eat cheese I suggest string cheese it is low fat, and to keep calories on track don’t eat added sugar.  Check labels before purchasing your food.  Being consistent with this will definitely work.

One pound of body fat equals 3500 calories, so to lose 1 pound per week it would take eating 500 calories less per day.

That’s 52 pounds per year.  Of course losing weight doesn’t work exactly like that because some weeks we may lose more than one pound and some weeks no lose.  If you stay consistent the weight will come off and it will stay off if you keep with the plan.  It’s a great way to lose weight, steady and slow.

It’s something to think about before you decide on what you put in your mouth.  Think about the calories you are going to consume and pick an alternative if you want to lose weight.

Rid your home of junk food, high fat, high sugar and processed foods.  Go for whole natural foods, rich in nutrition.  No need to be eating empty calories which equals empty nutrition.  Three Oreo cookies are 160 calories, there are 75 calories in 20 Lay’s Light Original Potato Chips, in one McDonald’s BiG Mac there are 576 calories, and 670 in Burger King’s Whopper, 350 in the Taco Bell Fresco Chicken Burrito Supreme.

A lot of us have stopped eating this way and have decided long ago to eat healthier, low sodium, low fat, high fiber, fish, chicken and less red meat.

It really is 80% of what we put in our mouths that makes the difference.  So to lose one pound per week we need to limit our intake and exercise.

Exercises like weight training, walking, running, push ups, sit ups, swimming, hiking or biking are pretty easy ones to do.  These exercises really are the ones that we all know and have done many times.  It is not hard, it is just making a decision to do it everyday. Once you do you will be glad you did.

Increase Your Basal Metabolism

“Metabolism is somewhat a function of genetics”, but you can increase basal metabolism by building muscle. Muscle cells are up to eight times more metabolically active than fat cells, and muscle burns more calories than fat. Adding weight-bearing or resistance exercise – such as weightlifting or exercise bands — is one of the only ways to increase basal metabolism.

An efficient metabolism also requires the smooth running of many complex body processes that rely on sufficient antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and the B vitamins.

Finally, dehydration can contribute to an inefficient metabolism, by affecting body temperature. When you are dehydrated, your body temperature drops slightly, and causes your body to store fat as a way to help raise or maintain the temperature. Making sure you drink enough liquids, preferably at least 64 ounces of water per day, to avoid this metabolic pitfall.”

Increase the Thermic Effect of Food

“Resting metabolic rate typically increases as much as two to three times more after eating proteins versus carbohydrates and fats. Complex, high-fiber carbohydrates — like high-fiber vegetables and cereals, however — burn more calories than simple carbohydrates. You can increase the thermic effect on metabolism by focusing on quality protein, high-fiber fruits and vegetables, with an occasional high-fiber grain.”

High Fiber Foods aids in weight lose

Limit Complex Carbohydrates such as a baked potato is a complex carb, isn’t it interesting that if you eat a potato by itself it will digest quickly which as we know will

Slow digesting carbs are natural here are Eight Facts About Carbohydrates that I find very informative and important for us to know if we are going to boost our metabolism by eating the proper food.

The Slim & Sassy® Trim Kit – is how I have changed my metabolism.

Kick off your weight loss goals with the Slim & Sassy®Trim Kit. Slim down by using Slim & Sassy on a regular basis throughout the day—even topically, together with dōTERRA®’s new Trim Shakes. TrimKit includes 4 Slim & Sassy 15 ml blends and two vanilla TrimShakes (40 servings)—the product you need to keep you on track with weight-loss.

Using Essential Oils In Your Home

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Using Essential Oils  In Your Home can be easy and become your way of taking charge and becoming more health conscious.

I have been using essential oils in my home for many years now on a daily basis.  They have made an enormous transformation to our health and wellness.

My education first came when I took a year long course by Jane Buckle Ph.D., RN.

I have continued my education since that time and I am continuing to learn more and to put these precious oils to work.   As I do this, I’m gaining more understanding about their potency, and the chemistry behind these wonderful oils.

The constituents in therapeutic grade essential oils are different from other oils.  These essential oils are pure without contaminants.  I choose these oils for myself, my family, and my friends for two reasons, one is for their quality, meaning potency, and the healing properties that cerified pure oils like Frankincense, Myrrh, Lavender, Lime and Lemon  have on our bodies.

Secondly you get what you pay for so the investment is well worth it, you are investing in your future for healthy aging by using certified pure essential oils.  Have you ever heard the phrase you get what you pay for.  Well that is exactly my point, that is why I choose to use certified pure essential oils for myself, my family, and my friends. Contact me @ crgeiger@idealscentsllc.com for more information on how you can purchase these oils at wholesale prices.

Pure essential oils are very potent therefore you don’t need as much.  The benefits are too numerable to mention all at once.

I recommend the continued education of essential oils.  They have put me in charge of the varying complaints that go on in a household.

Here are a few suggestions: There are many more oils that can be used for these complaints, and I’m just naming a few.

**I use Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils to curb my appetite and help with my metabolism.

**Feed the Brain with these certified pure essential oils  Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus,

**Help your Respiratory system with these therapeutic grade oils: Laurel Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Eucalyptus Leaf/ Stem, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Ravensara Leaf, Cardamom Seed essential oils.

Cleaning and Disinfecting with Essential oils…Use a couple of drops of lemon & melaleuca in a spray bottle to clean bathrooms and kitchens.

There are many uses and recipes for the use of essential oils.  I’m experimenting in the kitchen with oils like cinnamon and clove.   The holidays are coming and we can use these oils to spice up our traditional recipes or have new ones.

I make a Foaming Hand Wash and I use two tablespoons of Dr. Bonner’s unscented Castile Liquid Soap, one tablespoon of fractionated coconut oil and 10 drops of my favorite certified pure essential oils.

I suggest one to two drops of essential oils with  2 tablespoons of a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil this will be beneficial when applying them to the body.   These oils are very potent and more essential oil is not necessary.  It would be better to apply the therapeutic grade essential oils more frequently than to use too much at one time.  Essential oils safety is something I take very seriously.

When applying essential oils to large areas of the body, diluting them with a carrier oil is best so that they are gentle to the skin, the recommendation is to dilute the oils as follows 15%-30% carrier oil is suggested.

There are several ways to use them.  One of the fastest ways to absorb them is when they are applied to the feet because of the large pores.

For Infants dilute one to three drops of essential oils to one tablespoon of a carrier oil.  For Children 2-5 yrs of age one to three drops to one teaspoon of a carrier oil.  The application of these oils for Infants and Children should be on the feet, then add socks or to the back, as well as a diffuser.

One of my favorite ways to use essential oils is to diffuse them throughout the day in my home.

Please note these recommendations are for use with therapeutic grade essential oils.  Please use with caution and keep out of the reach of children.

 

Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.

Introducing the Systems of Our Bodies and How We Can Keep Them Healthy

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Health and Wellness in the 21st Century can be your number one priority for healthy aging, here I will remind you about the systems of the body, what they are, how they work and how to keep them running strong, healthy and vibrant.

* Circulatory system: pumping and channeling blood to and from the body and lungs with heart, blood and blood vessels.

How to Strengthen the Circulatory System. http://www.ehow.com/how_2125841_strengthen-circulatory-system.html

* Digestive system: digestion and processing food with salivary glands, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines, rectum and anus.

Foods for a Healthy Digestive System. http://www.foods4health.info/2011/05/foods-for-healthy-digestive-system.html

* Endocrine system: communication within the body using hormones made by endocrine glands such as the hypothalamus, pituitary or pituitary gland, pineal body orpineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids and adrenals, i.e., adrenal glands.;)

Understanding the Endocrine System.    http://commonsensehealth.com/Health-Conditions/Endocrine_System_Diagram_for_Understanding_Hormones.shtml

* Integumentary system: skin, hair and nails.

How to Keep the Integumentary System Healthy. http://www.livestrong.com/article/156574-how-to-keep-the-integumentary-system-healthy/

* Lymphatic system: structures involved in the transfer of lymph between tissues and the blood stream, the lymph and the nodes and vessels that transport it including the Immune system: defending against disease-causing agents with leukocytes, tonsils, adenoids, thymus and spleen.

Learn About a Healthy Lymphatic System. http://www.naturalnews.com/026500_lymphatic_system_health_massage.html

* Muscular system: movement with muscles.

How to Maintain a Strong Muscular System.  http://www.livestrong.com/article/105707-maintain-muscular-system/

* Nervous system: collecting, transferring and processing information with brain,spinal cord, peripheral nerves and nerves.

Healing Foods for the Nervous System. http://www.healingfoodreference.com/nervous_system.html

* Reproductive system: the sex organs, such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, mammary glands, testes, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis.

For Men: http://www.ehow.com/how_5458748_keep-male-reproductive-system-healthy.html

For Women: http://www.ehow.com/how_2076825_care-female-reproductive-system.html

* Respiratory system: the organs used for breathing, the pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs and diaphragm.

How to Keep your Respiratory System Healthy. http://www.livestrong.com/article/352871-how-to-keep-my-respiratory-system-healthy/

* Skeletal system: structural support and protection with bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.

How to keep your Skeletal System Strong.  http://www.ehow.com/how_5104518_keep-skeletal-system-healthy.html

* Urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra involved in fluid balance, electrolyte balance and excretion of urine.”

Ways to Keep the Urinary System Healthy.   http://www.livestrong.com/article/104279-keep-urinary-system/

Promoting Wellness Through Nature

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Promoting Wellness Through Nature is a trademark of the OilMD, James L. Geiger MD .

Promoting “Essential Oils” for Healthy Aging is a passion of mine.

I use essential oils everyday, and frequently throughout my day for personal use and then at home I put essential oils in diffusers.

Essential oils are perfect to use as a mood booster, and they supply your home with wonderful smells as well as protection from airborne viruses and bacteria.

The benefits of essential oils in the home are fantastic if you want to live “green” it’s another avenue to stay healthy and reap the results for your entire family.

“Essential Oils” have so many healthful benefits.

I have been complimented many times for the calming, refreshing, mood boosting and aromatic atmosphere that I have in my home from the uses of essential oils.

At the top of my list to stay balanced throughout my day is the “Well Balanced Lady”  It will definitely lift you up and if you are experiencing PMS, Peri-Menopause, or Post Menopause it will help keep you feeling refreshed.

In February 2011 I wrote two blog posts on essential oils, Jasmine for Women and Essential Oils for Women and Men.  They are educating and inspiring.

We are aging, no one is immune from the aging process…so the phrase Anti-Aging really isn’t true in my opinion. The phrase “Healthy Aging”  I heard many years ago from Dr. Andrew Weil, so now I use it.

Healthy Aging makes perfect sense to me and the way we do it, is by taking care of ourselves on a daily basis. Of course there are many aspects to healthy aging.  A couple of the ones that come to mind are a positive attitude, exercise, healthy eating and the use of essential oils.

I would like to continue to show you the benefits of one of my favorite essential oils, ” Sandalwood” and its uses.

If you’re going to use essential oils use them throughout your day to get the full range of their benefits.

The Essential Oil of Sandalwood is extracted through steam distillation of pieces of wood from matured Sandal trees which are 40-80 years old (ideally it should be 80 years).

The OilMD’s “Well Balanced Lady” has sandalwood in it.  This is why I love it so much.

Organic Facts shows the capabilities of this unique essential oil.

carminativeis/ a herb or preparation that prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract.  diuretic/diuretics increase the excretion of water from the body, although each class does so in a distinct way.  disinfectant/ substance that is applied to non-living objects to destroy microorganisms that are living on the objects.  emollient/soothing to the skin expectorant/drains mucus from the lungs hypotensive/helps lower blood pressure.  memory booster/boosts memory.  sedative/ reduces irritability and excitement. tonic/An invigorating, refreshing, or restorative agent

I encourage you to stay on your quest for Healthy Aging.

Join me in a healthy living journey with essential oils.  I have an opportunity for you to be a consumer and/or business builder with do Terra Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils come visit Dr. Geiger and myself @http://www.mydoterra.com/oilmd/

Healthy Aging for Women and Men with Essential Oils

Friday, February 25th, 2011

I do promote Essential Oils for Healthy Aging because I have seen the results in myself, my family and friends.

Dr. James Geiger the oilMD offers in his book “The Sweet Smell of Success” guidance for the use of “Medical Aromatherapy in the 21st Century”.

“Essential oils are extracted oils from plants that give off aromatic and fragrant smells, they also act to normalize and regulate the systems of the body.”

“Essential oil phytomolecules impact intra-cellular synthesis pathways. Embodied in the chemical constituents found in these plant distillates are the energy and informational building blocks that produce complex emotional and intricate physiological effects in humans and animals.”

“Food is medicine. The FDA classifies essential oils as food. Learning the art and the science of aromatherapy is one avenue to increase health in this revolution of wellness.”

Essential oils are noted for their medicinal properties that  are exceedingly high in ORAC value (oxygen radical absorption capacity) to scavage free radicals associated with disease and aging.

Free radicals are harmful to the body. The human body is composed of many different types of cells.  Free radicals hurt these cells.

In brief “free radicals attack the nearest stable molecule, “stealing” its electron. When the “attacked” molecule loses its electron, it becomes a free radical itself, beginning a chain reaction. Once the process is started, it can cascade, finally resulting in the disruption of a living cell. Of particular importance is that free radical damage accumulates with age.

“Essential oils have crossover properties in clinical areas, for instance, oils of ginger, helichrysum and frankincense are true dual inhibitors of inflammation.”

“Since virtually all pain is due to inflammation, it is particularly dangerous when that inflammation in the human body is stealth enough that it does not cause pain. Because silent inflammation in the human body mostly means silent damage.” In my opinion this could mean silent disease.

In closing I would like to encourage you to make yourself your number one priority on a daily basis and use Essential oils and Essential nutrition. It is extremely important for healthy aging.

Lose Weight With More Fiber and Protein In Your Diet

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

A HIGH FIBER DIET is an essential part of a healthy diet for healthy aging.

I read an article that suggested we eat a salad for lunch everyday, why it recommended this is so that we keep our calories low, and to add more fiber to our diets.  There are so many varieties of salad you should not get bored with it either, so make yourself a delicious salad for lunch, or order one at one of your favorite restaurants.  It will also eliminate the question…what should I have for lunch?

The recommended daily requirement is 35 grams of fiber each day.

Eating a higher-fiber diet has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels, improve and prevent constipation, and eating enough fiber will also slow the rate that foods pass through the digestive system.

A suggestion would be to double your intake of fiber from 15 grams per day to 35 grams. This will help reduce caloric intake, because when we eat enough fiber we feel satisfied after we finish a meal, so we don’t overeat.

Add Protein to Your Diet

Let’s add  protein to this salad meal as well.   Why? Because emerging research has hinted that protein may be able to satisfy hunger better than either fats or carbohydrates. Remember every morning when we wake we have the privilege to take care of our bodies so we can live healthy, vibrant lives.   One way to do this is to keep our weight at the recommended level for our height.   Obesity levels in the U.S. are rising higher at an alarming rate.  You ask how much protein should I be getting everyday?  For every 2 lbs that you weigh you should be getting .8 grams of protein.  Example if you weigh 100 lbs that is 45 kg, x .8  that equals 36 grams of protein needed that day.