Archive for June, 2013

EFA’s for fertility & pregnancy

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
 Many folks have asked me what I did that I thought helped my ability to naturally get pregnant and sustain 2 healthy pregnancies at the age of 43 and 47.There are several whole foods that I supplemented with, but the one that I feel helped the most was a good quality cod liver oil.  Sally Fallon author of Wise Traditions (www.westonaprice.org)  talks extensively about the need for supplementing with quality fat soluble A & D for fertility (esp. for older women trying to become pregnant) healthy pregnancies and of course healthy babies !  I started following her advice for diet many years ago, cut out refined sugar, white flour, prepared foods, canola oil and basically cooked from scratch.Most people cringe at the thought of cod liver oil but the company below is the only one in the country who are now preparing fermented, high vitamin cod liver oil – and guess what it tastes pretty OK !  I recommend the Blue Ice, emulsified Licorice flavor – I just put half a teasp or so in my mouth and wash it down with either water or milk (raw of course !) and I promise there is no yucky aftertaste or fishy burb back.

They can be found here and below is a snipet from their website.  You can get lost in a wealth of wonderful information there so be prepared !

 

Welcome to Green Pasture Products
We are a family owned business started by Dave and Barb Wetzel in 2000.  Our business focus is to provide high-quality sacred-food oils just as they were made prior to the industrialized food and farming revolution.

High-Vitamin Butter Oil is our foundation product that all our work has blossomed through. Dr. Weston Price discovered High-Vitamin Butter Oil back in the 1930’s but the pinnacle of his discovery was when he combined Cod Liver Oil with High-Vitamin Butter Oil.

Green Pasture Featured in Nebraska FarmerToday we produce the High-Vitamin Butter Oil, and we ferment the historically sacred cod and skate liver oils. Fermenting the livers of fish to extract the oil is an old world practice that may go back as far as biblical times. During the 1850s was the beginning of the industrial food revolution and the first time cod liver oil manufacturing changed from it’s historical sacred roots to an industrialized food.

We’ve turned back the clock and restored these sacred foods to their roots. We Are proud to offer these historical sacred foods prepared with the same great care and concern for our generational health just as our ancestors.

Dr. Price traveled the world studying the traditional diets of many cultures. In every culture he discovered sacred foods that were carefully collected and prepared to ensure the strong mind, body, and spirit of its people.

 

 

 

 

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Oil of the month – Peppermint

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Peppermint is one of my favorites to use in my office with my massage clients. I dont use it on my pregnant clients but save it if I perform an induction massage with them.  It is a cool, invigorating oil.   A must for home and office.

EXTRACTION METHOD/ORIGIN     – Steam distilled from leaves, stems, and flower buds        –         North America

PROPERTIES    – Great as an analgesic (pain relief), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic .

HISTORICAL USES -For centuries, peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath, relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn and indigestion

MY FAVORITE USES  FOR PEPPERMINT;   I use it daily with most clients, giving a wonderful cooling effect wonderful for tight neck and upper back, I use at the end of the session so clients dont feel cold during the session.

I put a few drops on some toilet paper and dangle it from  the face rest, when clients lie face down it helps to keep their sinses open.

When painting, peppermint is my favorite oil to use in the paint.  It effectively removes paint fumes and after smell.  Add one teasp of pure essential oil to one gallon of paint – stir vigorously and apply paint.  ( I sometimes take my oil to the paint store and add it to the gallon before they put it in the machine to mix it up – that way its all ready once you get home!)

I only use Young Living Essential Oils – they are the only company in this country that I am aware  of that uses the AFNOR European standard of quality for all of their oils.  The have their own organic farms throughout the US, France, Ecuador and Oman.

To learn more about Essential Oils  click on  “about YoungLiving” tab  it will give you a wealth of information about the use of essential oils.

Any questions about peppermint?   Please ask !

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Essential Oil intro

Friday, June 14th, 2013

I was introduced to the world of essential oils about 15 years ago by a client.  I immediately started to incorporate them into my massage practice and have gone on to train and study about their practical uses in every day life and how to blend them into my practice as a massage therapist ever since.

My goal is to have an oil of the month section on this blog.

I will choose an essential oil monthly and go into a little more detail of its origin, properties, uses and applications.

 

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