Inflammation, our worst enemy

Inflammation: “Reduce inflammation to treat the root of many issues. If your gut isn’t working right it can cause so many other issues.” ~ Jay Woodman I recently found out that Bob Nielsen, a dear professor from my undergraduate years, and part of the reason I started this blog, passed away. He had struggled withContinue reading “Inflammation, our worst enemy”

Inflammation, our worst enemy

I recently found out that Bob Nielsen, a dear professor from my undergraduate years, and part of the reason I started this blog, passed away. He had struggled with prostate cancer for years, as well as diabetes. I remember watching as he checked his sugar during our independent study session that followed the lunch hour.Continue reading “Inflammation, our worst enemy”

Ah, Peppermint: What you do for me.

    Ah, peppermint. Where do I start? You might have a love relationship with peppermint if you put it in some water to boost digestive health and relieve gas symptoms. You might have a love relationship with peppermint if you rub it into your temples when you have a headache, or onto the backContinue reading “Ah, Peppermint: What you do for me.”

“Oh, my stomach…”

Oh, my stomach….. What did you eat last night at that unfamiliar restaurant that caused you so much discomfort the whole night through? Not sure? I’ve been there too.  Traveling in new places and dining out can expose your system to unforgiving foods, or just ways those foods are prepared cause tummy issues. It’s essentialContinue reading ““Oh, my stomach…””

Poor Air Quality Abroad? Get R. C.

Sometimes the air conditioning units in hotels just make my nose stuffy. That is when I reach for RC, Young Living essential oil. RC is a blend of oils known to help with allergies, sinus issues, and colds. Basically, RC stands for Respiratory Conditions. This blend of eucalyptus, myrtle, marjoram, and pine (among others) isContinue reading “Poor Air Quality Abroad? Get R. C.”

Travel with Panaway Essential Oil

Today’s post will also focus on an essential oil you should not be without, Young Living’s Panaway. The main ingredients in Panaway are wintergreen,  helichrysum, clove, and peppermint. If you enjoy sports or outdoor activities,  don’t leave home without this essential oil blend. Its aspirin-like properties work well for muscle and joint pain. My motherContinue reading “Travel with Panaway Essential Oil”

Travel with Copaiba essential oil

Traveling without the benefits of Copaiba essential oil would be a great mistake. Its smell is light and balsamic, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not a powerful oil. Though this is a lesser known oil, copaiba is in the YL Premium Starter kit as an everyday oil because of its versatility.Continue reading “Travel with Copaiba essential oil”

Lovely Lavender

Lavender is one of those oils one cannot live without. Its scent is floral, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic and woody, and packs so much punch it has been used since the medieval times. The French suggest that lavender is an equalizer in which its properties are used by the body wherever needed the most. This essentialContinue reading “Lovely Lavender”