Healthy Lifestyle, Travel

Snacks on the go

Do you “fall off the wagon” when making food, beverage and snack choices while traveling?

You pull in for gas or a “pit stop” and the choices for snacks and beverages are often well below the wellness standard you try to maintain at home.

I am so thankful for the many great options Young Living offers to keep me hydrated and satisfied; and because of that, I find most convenience store choices less appealing.

  • One of my favorites is NingXia Red. In fact, if you toss a few of the single travel packs in the freezer, they make a great cold pop snack for the kids!
  • I love the Chocolate Coated Wolfberry Crisp Bars. They satisfy my cravings for chocolate and fill me up in a healthy way!
  • When I need some energy to keep going, I reach for a NingXia Nitro shot.
  • And for a cool refreshing burst of energy and taste, there is NingXia Zyng.

These are just a few of my favorites. But there are a lot of great options available. And get this: I rarely have to purchase these items, because I save up my product points and get them for free!

In my newsletter called Oils On The Go, you also will find other suggestions for making better choices when you are on the go or traveling. And you can contact me to learn how to get free products.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health professionals of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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Food for thought

Your next meal

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Baby formula

Source: GreenMedInfo.com

Is the baby formula you are using safe? You might want to take another look. But looking at the label is not a guarantee of safety.

Sayer Ji of GreenMedInfo recently said this:  “The USDA organic label is supposed to protect the consumer against GMOs and avoidable chemical exposures, but the sobering fact is that USDA-certified infant formula manufacturers are not only being allowed to use a pesticide in their formulas, but are advertising it as a ‘healthy’ mineral to unsuspecting consumers.”

He goes on to say, “Surprisingly, all that regulators do is ensure that those ingredients are there in the amounts deemed necessary, and that some basic quality control measures are followed during the manufacturing process.”

A recent review summarized the U.S. rules as follows:

“Infant formula, like no other food, is regulated by its own law, the Infant Formula Act of 1980 as amended in 1986. The act sets lower limits on 29 nutrients (so-called “table nutrients” because they appear in table form. U.S. Code of Federal Regulations 21 CFR 107.100). . . . Manufacturers are required to follow “good manufacturing practice,” but no requirement for sterility is specified. . . . Powdered formula is not guaranteed, nor required to be free of pathogenic organism” (Baker, 2002).

If our babies are not protected in their critical first months, what health issues will they face as they mature?  What are you doing to protect your health and that of your children and grandchildren?

It’s questions like these that confirm in my mind how important it is to buy products from companies that have full disclosure of their ingredients. I am proud to be associated with Young Living Essential Oils. It is a company I can trust and recommend without reservation.

To learn more about how to purchase Young Living products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

 

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Proposed Changes to American Nutrition Labels

Source: FDA.gov

This weekend I was listening to a radio show where they were discussing some proposed changes to labeling required by food and supplement manufacturers. Some of the proposals are just downright frightening. Bottom line is that after these are implemented the next step will be to make more supplements unavailable without prescriptions from a medical doctor and as a result, take away our ability to be in control of our own health and wellness.

Let’s face it, most doctors receive very little training in nutrition.  One doctor says in 12 years of training in med school, only 30 minutes was devoted to the topic of nutrition. Yikes.  Don’t get me started!  But I digress.

Usually I try to give the “Cliffs Notes” version on a topic I have come across. But today, I feel compelled to ask you to carefully read a recent article written by Dr. Mercola; I mean the whole article! This article states the problem in a way I cannot. This is information you NEED TO KNOWClick here to read the article. But don’t forget to finish reading the rest of this post first!

I strongly encourage you to read the part about Folate very carefully. And put your thinking cap on when you do. You will be appalled. If you are not concerned after you read that article, you might want to start reading up on nutrition. Talk to someone whom you consider to be knowledgeable in natural health… maybe even a “health nut”! Maybe that person is a little too far out there for you, but they may broaden your horizons. You might be shocked at how fearfully and wonderfully your body is made, and you might be pleasantly surprised at how great you can feel when you feed your body what it needs and wants to be well!  Truly well.

I read constantly on topics concerning health and wellness. I can link you up with natural wellness professionals if you desire some help. Please take charge of your health starting today and let me know how you are doing!

To learn more about how to purchase Young Living products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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What’s Causing the Rise in ADHD?

ADHD

Excerpts from an article by Dr. Mercola:

According to a 2010 US government survey,1 1 in 10 American children now has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003.

The cause of ADHD remains elusive, although there are many contending culprits, including poor nutrition and environmental toxins ranging from food and vaccine additives to agricultural chemicals.

Mercola says there are five factors to address if your child has ADHD:

  1. Too much sugar
  2. Gluten sensitivity
  3. Too few beneficial bacteria
  4. Animal-sourced omega-3 deficiency
  5. Food additives and GMO ingredients

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Young Living offers some great products that could assist with the above nutritional concerns.  Check them out!

 

 

To learn more about Young Living products, please visit my website and contact me.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Information, products and/or techniques mentioned is provided for educational purposes and not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with the health authorities of your choice. The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Don’t expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic grade essential oils and supplements. The author assumes no responsibility to or liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from the use or misuse of any information provided here.

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Diet Soda

Why Diet Soda Could Be Your “Un-healthy” Label

By the National Wellness Institute, April 2012

While evidence is clear that sugary sodas are causing waistlines to increase in addition to other health issues, what do we really know about diet sodas? Are they good or bad for you? The jury is still out, but a new study sheds light on the impact that zero-calorie drinks may have. Previous studies have linked diet soda consumption as a cause of cardiovascular disease. However, others have suggested such drinks may be a viable tactic for people who are trying to lose or control their weight. The past research generally focused on individuals’ consumption patterns or their overall dietary habits, but failed to distinguish how those two aspects interact to affect people’s health.

To address this problem, a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined not only people’s beverage consumption patterns but also the diets of those who consume diet and sugar-sweetened beverages. Researchers studied data collected over 20 years from more than 4,000 young adults who participated in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. In terms of eating habits, participants fell into two groups: people who ate what researchers dubbed a “prudent” diet (one with more fruit, fish, whole grains, nuts, and milk) and individuals who consumed a “western” diet (which had higher amounts of fast food, meat and poultry, pizza, and snacks. The findings appear in the April issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The results? Similar to previous studies, the new analysis found that people who consume diet beverages tend to be less healthy than people who do not consume them. People who were healthiest tended to be those who ate a prudent diet and did not consume diet beverages. They had a lower risk of high waist circumference, high triglyceride levels and metabolic syndrome (22 percent, 28 percent, and 36 percent lower, respectively, than people who ate a western diet and did not drink diet beverages. But the second healthiest group was individuals with a prudent diet who also consumed diet beverages. In contrast, individuals who consumed the western diet had increased risk of heart disease, regardless of whether or not they drank diet beverages. The UNC researchers found that many dietary factors contributed to a person’s overall health. Without taking diet beverage consumption into account, people who ate the prudent diet had significantly better cholesterol and triglyceride profiles and significantly lower risks of hypertension and metabolic syndrome than those who ate the western diet.

The bottom line: Drinking diet soda is not a substitute for a balanced, healthy diet. To be truly healthy, focus on the food first, add water, and if you must, drink diet soda in moderation.

Reference: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012, March 28). Health impact, interplay of diet soft drinks and overall dietunraveled. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 30, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120328172257.htm

Young Living Essential Oils offers a healthy alternative to energy drinks…NingXia Nitro!  And we also have a full line of weight management products.  Check out the Slique and NingXia products at my website http://www.sharescents.com

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