What to Buy After the Premium Starter Kit Young Living

What to Buy After the Premium Starter Kit: Young Living

The question of what to buy after you’ve explored and enjoyed your Premium Starter Kit from Young Living is one I often get asked. The world of Young Living can be very overwhelming and it can be hard to know what to buy after the Premium Starter Kit. I will be adding to this post shortly to include some of Young Living’s wonderful personal care and home care products, but for now, I’ll stick to the oils. Read more about What to Buy After the Premium Starter Kit: Young Living

Does Perimenopause Cause Fatigue

Does Perimenopause Cause Fatigue?

I get asked this question frequently in my acupuncture clinic. I see a lot of female patients around mid-life (during perimenopause) who are experiencing extreme (also known as “crashing”) fatigue. Does perimenopause cause fatigue? It absolutely can. Many women going through perimenopause, or the initial stages of menopause, experience this overwhelming fatigue. It is absolutely debilitating. Often, the sufferer finds herself unable to continue with her regular day, as she simply must lie down and nap. If she is driving, she may need to pull over at a rest stop and close her eyes. Read more about Does Perimenopause Cause Fatigue?

Back to School Essential Oils

Back-To-School Essential Oils: My Toolkit

Back-to-School Essential Oils: my must-haves for my students

So for the very first time in the history of their lives, my two children, aged 11 and 14, are attending bricks-and-mortar schools–that’s “real school” to all you non-homeschooling folk. They’ve been homeschooled since the beginning (of time, it sometimes felt like…) and both expressed a desire to attend school, so here we are. I’ve put together a back-to-school essential oils kit that I keep separate from my other oils so I can easily grab them when I need them, so check it out below. Read more about Back-To-School Essential Oils: My Toolkit

Accepting Yourself for Who You Are

Accepting Yourself for Who You Are

Accepting yourself for who you are can be really…challenging.  There are constant pressures from society, from family, from friends to be someone you are not. And it can be hard to hear that quiet inner voice that is truly you, because that’s the real voice you should be listening to. And only by listening to that inner voice can you begin to accept yourself for who you truly are. Read more about Accepting Yourself for Who You Are

Essential Oil For Clarity

The Best Essential Oil for Clarity and Mental Focus

Did you know that essential oils can help with clarity and mental focus?  All of us suffer from mental fogginess from time to time. Sometimes all we need is more sleep, or to upgrade our diet or exercise more. But what if that isn’t enough? There are other options, including essential oils. The best essential oil for clarity, particularly mental clarity, is a fantastic blend from Young Living called, appropriately, Clarity Blend.  This blend combines a number of oils useful for mental alertness and concentration, and is extremely useful for those times when you need a mental boost: before an exam, a job interview or while writing a paper. It is, of course, very useful for students of all ages.  It can be diffused with a diffuser, or can be used by dropping 2-3 drops on the soles of the feet or wrists. Read more about The Best Essential Oil for Clarity and Mental Focus

Is Shrimp Safe to Eat

Is Shrimp Safe to Eat…or Ethical? The Awful Truth Behind Cheap Shrimp

Are you a fan of shrimp? I was. Then I learned how shrimp farming ruins the environment and often enslaves foreign workers in a horrific inescapable hell, I thought shrimp was safe to eat relatively ethical alternative to meat. But I was wrong. Read more about Is Shrimp Safe to Eat…or Ethical? The Awful Truth Behind Cheap Shrimp

turmeric black pepper cancer

Can Turmeric and Black Pepper Kill Cancer Cells?

Two common spices have been shown in laboratory testing to deliver a one-two punch to cancer cells: turmeric and black pepper. Turmeric and black pepper kill cancer cells by inhibiting their growth and by targeting stem cells, thereby preventing reoccurence of the cancer. Read more about Can Turmeric and Black Pepper Kill Cancer Cells?

Factory Farming Water Pollution

Factory Farming and Water Pollution. Who is the WORST Offender?

When it comes to the pollution of our nation’s waterways, some companies are bad, and some companies are much, much worse. Factory farming has been linked to water pollution for decades, and the problem is only getting worse. The concentration of animals in factory farming facilities is not only horrifically inhumane, it leads to a MASSIVE amount of feces, the runoff of which often ends up in our waterways. In the United States, factory farmed animals currently produce 3 to 20 times the waste of the country’s entire human population. Large factory farms often produce more waste than some U.S. cities, with a farm operation of 800,000 pigs producing over 1.6 million tons of waste annually. The difference between human waste and animal waste? Legally, human must be treated. But animal waste? Currently, zero treatment plants exist to treat animal waste. Read more about Factory Farming and Water Pollution. Who is the WORST Offender?