02 March 2017

How to live healthier....longer

The following healthy practices of eating right, exercising, resting & managing stress, reducing toxic load, practicing informed self care, and taking a proactive role in your healthcare will help you live healthier, longer.

Eat Right

The foundation of our health begins with nutrition - which is what we put into our bodies, as well as how well we assimilate (or digest) the nutrients. In fact, optimal health depends on the optimal functioning of our digestive system - the most important factor in our physical health. Your diet needs to have an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. The food we eat should be low-fat sources of protein, moderate amounts of complex carbohydrates, and healthy sources of fats.

Eating right means choosing fresh, whole, unprocessed foods and avoiding foods that are over processed and contain high levels of simple sugars and saturated fats. Hydration, fibre, digestive enzymes, probiotics, essential fatty acids, physical activity, stress reduction and eliminating allergens are all beneficial for digestive health. Once your digestion is performing as it should, and you are getting proper nutrition and hydration, you have created a solid foundation for optimal health and wellness!


Regular, moderate exercise is essential for feeling your best - physically and emotionally. Coupled with proper nutrition, regular exercise can help you maintain healthy body weight and composition. Healthy activity begins with such things as taking the stairs, walking whenever possible, and generally having a "mentality of movement." A more complete exercise program includes aerobic activity, flexibility exercise, and strength training.

10 November 2016

Is it safe to ingest essential oils?

Depending on who you talk to, there are differing opinions on the internal use of essential oils. Today, I have a guest blogger to speak to this subject, Dr. Joshua Yorgason, MD - Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon), and a member of doTERRA's Medical Advisory Board.

Each type of oil contains a mixture of natural chemical compounds unique to that species of plant and to the environment in which the plant is grown. For thousands of years, humans have ingested plants in the form of food as well as plant parts and extracts as herbal health products and teas from leaves and flowers, which contain essential oils.

One could argue that it should also be safe to ingest essential oils in small quantities, just as we have been doing when ingesting plants containing essential oils. Because they are produced naturally by plants, essential oils are found in naturally balanced mixtures. Then why is there an ongoing concern about the internal use of essential oils? Internal use can not only be very effective, but is also safe. Oils first have an effect on local tissues.

31 October 2016

Essential Recipe: Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies are a delicious and nutritious twist to a traditional chocolate brownie. You might be nervous about baking with black beans, but don't be - they have a very mild flavor and are extremely rich, creamy, and full of protein. You can also boost the flavor of your brownie with essential oils such as Peppermint, Wild Orange, Cinnamon, or even Lavender.

Health Highlights:

Since these aren’t your typical brownies, the ingredients contain some pretty impressive health benefits. Here are just a few health highlights of Black Bean Brownie ingredients.

27 September 2016

What is Your Worth?

Where do you stand on this within yourself? And how did you come to determine what your value is? Imagine a newborn baby. Any sane person with a heart views a baby as a valuable human being. Why then might any person's sense of value depreciate over the years? Wouldn't you think that as a person gains life experience, and they develop their innate gifts, that their value would appreciate? If we were to believe (as any sane person with a heart would) that every person has something valuable to offer - a reason for being - imagine how much happier and self-fulfilled each person, hence the whole human race, would feel. And the thing is, this is absolutely true. You matter. You belong here. You are valuable.

05 April 2016

Essential Recipe: Healthy Digestion Smoothie

This green smoothie is packed with digestion-enhancing and immune-boosting foods.

Take on the world! Loaded with vitamin A, C, B6, iron, potassium, magnesium, protein, healthy fats, beneficial bacteria, and dietary fiber.

  • 1 c frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 c packed, fresh parsley leaves
  • handful of baby spinach, kale or any leafy green
  • 1/2 c filtered water
  • 1/2 c coconut water
  • 3 Tbs raw hemp seeds
  • probiotic powder from a PB Assist+ capsule*
  • ginger - 1 tsp fresh grated, or 1 drop ginger essential oil*

Put all ingredients together and blend on highest speed until smooth. Enjoy!

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