Archive for July, 2013

Quality Vitamin C

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The 2 whole foods that I  took daily to increase the chances of naturally becoming pregnant in my 40’s were Cod liver oil, (mentioned in an earlier post) and Camu Camu.  Once pregnant I continued to take them throughout both pregnancies and beyond.

Camu Camu is a fruit that grows in the Amazon rain forest, rich in Vitamin C, bioflavanoids and a combination of phytonutrients unique only to the camu camu fruit.

As word spreads with any new product, other less quality ones reach the market and results are not as dramatic.

I do not gain anything from promoting these products but I do want to stress that the quality of them really does make a difference.

www.wholeworldbotanicals.com/info_royalcamu

I purchase the light powder as it is easier to digest with not having any of the skin blended with it.

As an Massage Therapist I qualified to purchase at wholesale, they have a 5lb min to order this way but it is the most cost effective –

I mix some of the powder daily with water and some stevia for sweetness and that is my morning cocktail !  My children also drink it calling it their lemonade as it does have a pleasant citrus taste to it.  I especially make a point of giving it to them in the cold winter months to help keep colds and germs at bay – it is a great overall tonic for the whole family.

 

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Oil of the month – Lavendar

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Lavendar is a universal oil that has traditionally been know to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need.  If in doubt, use Lavendar. Its a wonderful calming oil and like peppermint is one I usually use on most clients.

Great for headaches when used is specific spots on the body.  Gently eliminates a  headache that a client may come in with in 99.9% of cases!

Safe to use during pregancy, may help calm nerves or emotions for mom – to -be, and help with sleep disturbances.

EXTRACTION METHOD/ORIGIN   –  Steam distilled from flowering tip – France, Idaho, Utah.

PROPERTIES ; Analgesic, Anti-coagulant, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, sedative, skin regenerative, ant-inflammatory.

One of my fellow therapists mentioned that she puts a drop of lavendar in her mascara bottle to thin it out and get more shine from eye lashes.

I do not use mascara so cannot say either way , if you do  give it a try !

MY FAVORITE USES

Aside from always having a bottle at the office I also do at home.   Using it neat on cuts, burns and scrapes, it can help to dissinfect a sore area, and speed the healing process on burns.  Also great for stopping bleeding on major cuts – I cut my thumb badly headed straight for Lavendar and was amazed at how instantly the throbbing and bleeding stopped – I went on to have 7 stitches and did not need to take any of the pain killers as I just applied Lavendar every time it started throbbing.

NOTE:  Lavendar oil is one of the oils that is adultarated the most often with a cheaper hybrid called lavendin – it smells just like lavendar and is hard to tell apart with smell alone.    The chemical constituant of Lavendin is very different though – I would not advise putting Lavendar oil directly on a cut or burn unless you KNOW it is pure Lavendar oil – otherwise it will burn.

For the purest of oils please visit www.youngliving.org/mymassage – click “about Young Living” tab for a wealth of information

 

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