Do You Know the Foundation of Health?

 

Do you wake up tired?

Do you wake up in the morning full of energy or still exhausted ?  If this reflects how you feel it may tired dogbe your hormones.  Sometimes the constant stress of our busy lives deplete crucial hormones from the adrenal gland and we end up just plain tried.  I  sure sign of  adrenal exhaustion is being tired in the morning.  You may rally later in the day or get a second wind in the evening but the morning  takes a great effort to get started. This can be especially true for health care professionals, teachers, working moms.  Lots of jobs are non-stop and demanding, if you have one you understand. There are also some other signs you can look for:  increased hunger, crave sweets/salt, irritable, poor concentration,  tired but wired.

There is help even if you can’t get a vacation.  Here are some tips to get your energy back.

Take Vitamin C – critical for adrenal health

Use whole food Pantothenic Acid –which is B5 to restore adrenals

Never use synthetic B vitamins – they make the adrenals worse!

Avoid sugar

Get plenty of protein and healthy fats in the diet

Take a complete multi-mineral formula

Pink Himalayan salt is supportive for adrenal function

One thing to remember, restoring your adrenal function takes time.  Unless you are at rest are still stressing the hormones daily.  Be patient and get your energy back!

 

 

 

 

 

Balance Your Hormones with nature

clary sageI have been very focused on helping women with hormone imbalances lately.  So I thought I would pass along a few tips for you ladies in the perimenopausal years late 30’s to 50’s.  Symptoms come from a variety of imbalances but here are just a few essential oils that really support balance, moods and sleep.

The first work horse is clary sage. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling Clary Sage promotes feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.

Thyme oils is another favorite to improve the body due to it purifying and cleansing properties.  When the organs and systems are cleansed and functioning efficiently the hormones they produce are in better balance and improving hormone usage.

Another essential oil to grab is basil. You may only think its for pesto but look at all the benefits:• Soothes sore muscles and joints • Assists with clear breathing • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin • Promotes mental alertness • Lessens anxious feelings • Enhances memory function • Reduces stress and tension • Reduces tension when applied to temples and back of neck • Soothes minor irritations • Sharpens focus while studying or reading • Soothes minor skin irritations

See anything you need?

 

Basil                              Clary Sage                                   Thyme

As Always Health and Blessings!  Doctor Leesa “The All Natural Pharmacist”

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BONUS!!!!!!

I am adding this to this post because sleeplessness can be a hormone imbalance too so  don’t forget to get your free copy.

The Hidden Causes of Sleepless Nights

Energy for Keeps

If there is anything we all want its more energy!  Keeping up with a busy schedule puts great demands on our energy reserves.  Reaching for that energy drink, full of caffeine and sugar, is a quick fix to be sure but you feel even worse when it wears off.

The real source of energy is from a little powerhouse inside our cells called the mitochondria.  They provide all the energy in the body for metabolism and all cellular function.

Trillions of cells make up each human body. It is remarkable to reflect on the synergy that occurs between those cells. The “energy” for life comes from within the mitochondria of each of these cells. As we age, our body’s mitochondrial function becomes less efficient. This leaves us with lower levels of energy and more toxic cellular exhaust. The sports and activities we enjoyed in our youth can become less enjoyable. Some people try to boost their energy levels through caffeine and other stimulants that can provide a quick buzz but often leave us feeling worse. Using a proprietary energy and stamina complex that enhances mitochondria function, supports stamina and endurance, helps the body adapt more quickly to the diverse activities of life, and helps increase mental energy.* Acetyl-L-carnitine, a primary ingredient, supports mental health, mitochondrial function, and circulation to the brain.* Oligonol®† is a unique and powerful antioxidant blend that combines biologically active polyphenols from lychee fruit and green tea in a form that allows them to be quickly absorbed and is effective at protecting cells against free radicals and oxidation.* Oligonol also helps support improved circulation and energy, both of which are important to overall healthy aging.* Ashwagandha root extract, which has been called the “herb of the ages” due to the many uses it provides, has been studied for generations and has been utilized for boosting energy levels and supporting immunity and libido, while also having positive effects on mood, sleep, and stress.*

You can grab your bottle of energy and stamina support in my essential oils store.  Just click on CELLULAR ENERGY.

The Impact of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation seems to be the hallmark of modern society but it is not harmless.  Artificial light has turned night into day with a possible 24 hour work day.  The end result is a major decrease in sleep time.   The loss of sleep is associated with an increase in stress to be sure but other body functions as well.

One of  the first effects of sleep deprivation is seen as an increase in higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the early evening.  Normally the stress hormone is decreasing in the latter part of the day as we relax and unwind from the day.  The higher level of cortisol can lead to an  inability to stay asleep.  More than the lack of sleep it leads to insulin resistance , a risk factor for diabetes and obesity.

Sleep restriction can also impact the thyroid.  It has been shown to decrease the thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH)  by more than 30 percent.  Therefore thyroid levels are effective which regulate the metabolic rate of the body and can lead to weight gain.

Sleep and eating are also related.  It turns out that our hormone that controls appetite, leptin, is markedly dependent on sleep duration.  Even in as little as three nights of restricted sleep leptin decreases and the hormone that increases the appetite, ghrelin increases.  Unfortunately ghrelin gives us those craving for high carbohydrate foods.  All leading to more weight gain.

Clearly you can see how profoundly sleep impacts the rest of our body and puts us at risk for major chronic diseases.

To get my  FREE handout for sleep support that makes a difference

Click Here –  The Hidden Cause of Sleepless Nights

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Doctor Leesa “The All Natural Pharmacist”

 

 

The Fragrance of Christmas

It is that magical time of year when the glitter comes out and the friends come over to spread laughter and cheer.   There are so many memories being made during this season so add some happiness to your home by diffusing oils that lift the mood.

Some of the best blends are:

wild orange and Protective blend with all the smells of ginger, clove and cinnamon ( also supports your immune system)

Douglas Fir, Wintergreen, lemon, or rosemary also combine for a wonderful smell of outdoors and Christmas trees.

You can find all these at my Essential oils store so stock up and have some fun but most importantly smile for all your blessings!

 

Relieve Anxiety with Essential oils

Isn’t it funny how many memories are triggered by a smell.  That is no accident we are hard wired to do just that. There is literally a gland in the brain called the amygdala (for those that care) that can only be stimulated by our sense of smell.

That same gland plays a major role in storing emotions.  So as you can see stress can be highly influenced by the powerful complex smells  essential oils.

So let me break this down for you-

Mints and Florals are best for – worry, anxiety, hurt, apathetic or fearful feelings.  Like lavender, clary sage, spearmint, peppermint, ylang ylang, chamomile

Citrus and Spices are best for – gloomy, discouraged, bored, or discouraged feeling. Like wild orange, coriander, cassia, cinnamon, vanilla, cardamom

Grasses, herbs and trees are best for – sadness, grieving, angry or disconnected feelings. Like bergamot, juniper, myrrh, frankincense, thyme, cypress

You can buy these in individually or in blends but next time your emotions need some support reach for essential oils for fast relief.

CLICK HERE- TO RECEIVE MY REPORT – THE TOP 20 ESSENTIAL OILS THAT CRUSH STRESS

And if you want to start to bring these wonderful oils into your life go to my Essential oils store and sign up as a wellness advocate TO GET WHOLESALE prices every day.

Doctor Leesa

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