Friday, December 30, 2011

Curried Tomato and White Bean Soup

Curried Tomato and White Bean Soup

Curried Tomato and White Bean Soup...if you like Indian food you'll like this!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 tablespoon curry powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 (150z) cans of white beans such as great northern or navy beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28 0z) can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1 3/4 cup of water

1. Heat large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add oil and onions; cook 5 minutes or until onions are tender.

2. Stir in curry and ginger, cook briefly. Stir in beans, tomatoes, and water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes.

Coconut Pinenut Risotto

Coconut Pinenut Risotto

Trying to whip out some new flavor combos..this was pretty tasty.

1 (14oz) can coconut milk
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped green onions, white and pale green parts only
1 cup Arborio rice (for risotto)
1/3 cup white wine or veggie broth
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted

toast pine nuts in dry skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly.

1. Bring coconut milk, water and salt to a simmer in medium saucepan over medium high heat; stir to blend. Keep at a simmer over a low heat.
2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir in green onions 5 minutes or until tender. Add rice; cook 2-3 minutes or until inner kernel is chalky white, stirring constantly. Add wine, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir 30 seconds or until almost evaporated; reduce heat to low.
3. Add 1/2 cup of the coconut milk mixture; cook and stir until almost all liquid is gone. Continue adding liquid 1/2 cup at a time, waiting until almost all liqiud has been absorbed before adding more. Stir constantly. Cook 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender. Using additional water if necessary.
4. Stir in peas during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Stir in toasted pine nuts just before serving.

My favorite VEGGIE casserole!

My favorite VEGGIE casserole!

1 zucchini, sliced

3 potatoes, peeled and sliced

1 large eggplant, sliced

3 red peppers, cut in rings

1 large onion, cut in rings

1/2 cup Parmesan or Ramono cheese

salt and pepper to taste

5 cloves fresh glarlic, pressed

1 tsp. oregano

1 large can petite diced tomatoes

Place layers of veggies in greased baking pan alterating with 4 tblsp. grated cheese, salt and pepper. Combine garlic and oregano with tomatoes. Top the casserolewith tomatoes and grated cheese. Drizzle olive oil over top. Sprinke with shredded mozzerella. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. Uncover and bakeat 375 for 1 1/2 hours.
* We use vegan cheese in place of real cheese and nutritional yeast.

Taste Better than it sounds....Potato & Swiss Chard Curry

Taste Better than it sounds....Potato & Swiss Chard Curry

4 medium red skinned potatoes, unpeeled cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar or a natural sweetner like agave would be preferred
2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
3 cups Swiss Chard chopped
1 can (28oz) petite cut diced tomatoes undrained

1. Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Boil 4-6 minutes or until crisp tender.. Drain.
2.Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add potatoes, suguar or agave, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes.
3. Stir in tomatoes and Swiss Chard. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 5 minutes

Grilled Pepper Salad in Whole Wheat Pitas

Grilled Pepper Salad in Whole Wheat Pitas

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
4 large bell pepper..(your choice or combo of red, yellow, or orange)
4 pitas
4 cups of mixed baby greens
1/3 cups sliced black olives (optional)

Whisk together vinegar, 2 tbsp of oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper to taste in small bowl and set aside.

Coat clean grill rack with non stick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium high. Grill peppers, covered, 10 minutes or until peppers start to look blistery, turning occasionally.
Brush pitas with remaining one tbsp of oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill about 2 minutes on easch side or until lightly browned; set aside.
Place peppers in a large bag or tupperware containers, sealed and let stand about 10 minutes to loosen the skins.. Peel peppers (this part is a pain in the behind), remove and discard seeds. Coarsley chop or slice peppers.
Stuff each pitawith mixed greens, peppers, olives, and drizzle with dress

Roasted Potatoes & Artichokes

Roasted Potatoes & Artichokes

8 small red potatoes, quatered
1/2 cup halved water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp salt
Dash coursley ground pepper

Place potatoes and artichokes in a shallow baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper: stir to coat. Bake, uncovered at 425 for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring every 15 minutes.

Pretty decent recipe..very easy.

Grilled Tofu with Veggies and Orzo

Grilled Tofu with Veggies and Orzo

Very decent. I might use a little less tofu next time..or cut the pieces smaller.

1/2 to 1lb extra- firm water-packed tofu, drained, cut crosswise into slices
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cups peeled, diced eggplant
8 large asparagus spears
1 cup diced zucchini
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 cup uncooked orzo
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley

1. Place tofu slices on paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand, weighted, 20 minutes. Remover paper towels and dice tofu into 1-inch chuncks. Thread chunks onto skewers (if using wood skewers be sure to soak them in water for about 30 minutes )and seasonwith salt and pepper to taste; drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil.
2. Coat grill rack with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high. Thread eggplant andzucchini on skewers. Grill skewers and asparagus spears 5-7 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Place tofu skewers on grill rack and grill 2 minutes per side or until browned. Let cool.
3. Meanwhile, cook orzo according to package directions, omitting salt; drain.
4. In large bowl combine grilled veggies, sun-dried tomatoes, and salt and pepper to taste. Add orzo and tofu, tossing gently. Stir in remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and parsley. Serve warm, or chill at least 30 minutes. I prefer it warm!

Horseradish Tater Balls...Love this appetizer!

Horseradish Tater Balls...Love this appetizer!

*3 large baking  potatoes
*4 tblsp unsalted butter
*3 tsp. fresh ground horseradish
*1 tsp sea salt
*1/8 tsp. pepper
*1/8 tsp. paprika
*1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
*6 slices of lime

 1. Bake potatoes and let cool off. Cut & scoop out warm potato centers. Mash the potatoes adding the butter, salt, pepper, and horseradish.

2. Divide the potato mixture into about 15 balls. Roll the balls into perfect circle until smooth in palms. Sprinkle the balls with the paprika and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle juice from 1 lime slice over balls. Garnish the plate with remaining lime slices.

Vegan Corn Chowder...nice kick to it~

Vegan Corn Chowder....nice kick to it!

*1 tblsp coconut oil (heated to liquid form)
*2 medium onion finely chopped
*1 red bell onion finely chopped
*1 cup carrots, peeled and chopped
*2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced
*1 tsp dried rosemary
*1 tsp thyme
*dash of black pepper
*1 tsp sea salt
*3 cups veggie broth
*3 cups corn kernels
*1 large sweet potato, cleaned, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch chunckes
*1 bay leaf
*1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
*1/4 cup rice milk

In stock pot, saute onions, bell peppers, carrots, and jalapenos over medium heat for about 5-8 minutes.Add rosemary, thyme, salt & pepper.Saute for another minute or 2. Add broth, corn, sweet potatoes, bay leaf & cayenne pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender. About 20-25 minutes.  Remove the bay leaf. Puree 1/2 the chowder (I prefer the vitamix) Pour puree back into soup. Add rice milk and reheat pot for another 10 minutes and serve.

Red Cabbage Jicama Slaw

Red Cabbage Jicama Slaw

*1 small to medium red cabbage, shredded
*2 cups shredded carrots
*1 medium jicama, peeled and shredded
*2 t.ablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

3/4 cups cold pressed olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 drop of agave
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
pinch of sea salt

Combine all in blender or processor and blend well.

Combine together, pour dressing over slaw and mix well. Sprinkle with seeds and serve.

Awesome Eggplant Recipe

Awesome Eggplant Recipe

 *one small eggplant
*12 ox fresh baby spinach
* half  an onion chopped
*14 oz can diced tomatoes
*3 cloves garlic
*1 tablespoon coconut oil
sea salt and pepper to taste

Peel and slice the eggplant. Layer eggplant on the plate with paper towels separating the layers. Place a heavy pot on top and leave for about 20 minutes. Place coconut oils and minced garlic in a skillet on simmer for about a minute. Add fresh spinach, eggplant, diced tomatoes, onions, and seasoning. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until eggplant is completely cooked.

*1 bag baby new potatoes, cleaned and quartered.
*1/2 onion chopped
*1 1/2 TBSP McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning.
* vinegar

On stone baking sheet coat potatoes and onions with olive oil and McCormick's Montreal Steak seasoning. Pre warm oven to 400 for about half an hour to 45 minutes. Once browning on edges give a quick sprinkle of vinegar over potatoes not saturating.


Potato Salad My Way!

Potato Salad My Way!

*2lbs red potatoes scrubbed
*1 1/2 cup veganise or mayo
*3 Tblsp spicy mustard or dijon mustard
*1 1/2 tbsp horseradish
* 6 boiled eggs (optional- I try to make this recipe depending on the crowd I am serving and their needs)
*1 stalk celery cleaned and chopped
*1/2 green pepper, diced
*1/2 red pepper. diced
*5 scallions, cleaned and sliced
*soy bacon, cooked and chopped

Boiled potatoes in salted water until soft. Cool, chop, and set aside. Chop eggs. In large bowl mix potatoes, and all veggies. In separate bowl whisk the veganaise, horseradish and mustard. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Licensed Spiritual Healer

Yay! I passed my final yesterday. This morning I submitted my application for my license to be a Spiritual Healer. I wanted to share some information with you on the matter. 

Being licensed as a spiritual healer is not a license to practice medicine, counseling, psychology or any other health, wellness or nutrition profession without a license.

Licensed Spiritual Healers Have These Rights

Being licensed as a spiritual healer gives you the right to practice any profession for which you are properly licensed and/or certified. It gives you the right to practice these things in a spiritual manner.
Being licensed as a spiritual healer gives you the right to use prayer, contemplation, meditation, reading and sharing scripture, laying on of hands, anointing with water or oil and any other spiritual techniques approved by your spiritual licence board.
Being licensed as a spiritual healer gives you the right to demonstrate any techniques or interventions your clients can learn to do for themselves in order to manage and improve their health, wellness or nutrition, reduce their stress or resolve their emotional issues. You also have the right to demonstrate anything within the scope of practice or of a spiritual nature.
Being licensed as a spiritual healer gives you the right to train your clients in any techniques or interventions your clients can learn to do for themselves in order to manage and improve their health, wellness or nutrition, reduce their stress or resolve their emotional issues. You also have the right to train anything within the scope of your practice or of a spiritual nature.
Being licensed as a spiritual healer gives you the right to teach your client any techniques or interventions your clients can learn to do for themselves in order to manage and improve their health, wellness or nutrition, reduce their stress or resolve their emotional issues. You also have the right to teach anything within the scope of your practice or of a spiritual nature.
Being licensed as a spiritual healer gives you the right to coach your clients to empower them to manage and improve their health, wellness or nutrition, reduce their stress or resolve their emotional issues. You also have the right to coach your clients concerning anything within the scope of your practice or of a spiritual nature.

I have chosen the Quantum Healing Hands as my fellowship for membership. Here is a little about them:


The mission of the Quantum Healing Hands Fellowship is to bring together spiritual healers of all spiritual healing hands traditions for the purpose of helping all people receive and accept Divine spiritual healing on every level of their being.
The mission of the Quantum Healing Hands License Board is to license all qualified healing hands applicants as Licensed Spiritual Healers, certify all qualified instructors as Certified Quantum Healing Hands Instructors and accredit all educational organizations that meet our stringent requirements.


We believe all healing is spiritual healing and that everything in the Creation has the right to receive and accept or reject Divine healing of their own free will. We believe Divine healing heals us on all levels of our being including, but not limited to spiritual, electrical, mental, magnetic, emotional, energetic, psychological, astral, physical, causal, etheric, spirit, soul, ego, shadow and our relationships of every kind. Please read about our healing paradigm for more information. 

If you are interested in these services let me know and we will set something up. As always I'd like to thank everyone for their continued support on my journey!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

60 Lab Studies Now Confirm Cancer Link To Vaccines...

*I would like to thank Kathy Kouwe for this information.

60 Lab Studies Now Confirm Cancer Link to a Vaccine You Probably Had as a Child

Dr. Maurice Hilleman made astounding revelations in an interview that was cut from The Health Century -- the admission that Merck drug company vaccines had been injecting dangerous viruses into people worldwide.
Bear in mind that Dr. Hilleman was the developer of Merck's vaccine program. He developed over three dozen vaccines, more than any other scientist in history. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization. Hilleman was one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines.

The video above has circulated for awhile, and some of you may already have seen it. But I think it's important to revisit and remember history when it comes to vaccines, especially in light of current developments.
For starters, the HPV vaccine Gardasil, which is being vigorously pushed on unsuspecting young girls and women to theoretically guard against cervical cancer still has never been proven to actually prevent cancer. On the contrary, evidence suggests that under certain circumstances the vaccineincreases your risk of precancerous lesions by nearly 45 percent, and an ever increasing number of girls are being seriously injured by this unnecessary vaccine.
As of December 13, 2010, 20,915 adverse reactions had been reported in the United States alone, including 89 deaths, 297 miscarriages or stillbirths, and 370 reports of abnormal pap smears post vaccination.
All of this from a vaccine that has only been on the market for four years!
Making matters worse, as of 2009 the US FDA approved Gardasil for use on young boys as well, and the first male death has also been reported. In September of last year, a young boy died just eight days after being vaccinated with Gardasil.
So what's going on here?
Is it possible that vaccines sold by drugmakers like Merck are causing lethal disease? Judging by history, the answer may be yes.

Contaminated Polio Vaccine Responsible for Human Cancer Cases

In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases that were occurring each year.
What was it contaminated with?
SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors he was studying. Since then, 60 different lab studies have confirmed the results, and SV40 has been found in a variety of human cancers, including lung-, brain-, bone-, and lymphatic cancer.
At first no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population.
But in the censored interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman above, Hilleman admits Merck's responsibility in unleashing this virus via their polio vaccine, as well as the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading the AIDS virus in the same manner.

Just Who is Dr. Maurice Hilleman?

Now, for those of you who may think Dr. Hilleman was just another crackpot (he passed away in 2005), think again. He was, and still is, the leading vaccine pioneer in the history of vaccines. He developed more than three dozen vaccines-more than any other scientist in history-and was the developer of Merck's vaccine program.
He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization.
When he was chief of the Department of Respiratory Diseases with what's now the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, he discovered the genetic changes that occur when the influenza virus mutates, known as shift and drift. He was also one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines.So Dr. Hilleman knew what he was talking about. And in his own words, "vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20th Century."

Vaccines Can Cause the Very Disease They're Meant to Prevent, and Worse

For years, researchers suggested that millions of vials of polio vaccine, contaminated with SV40, infected individuals between 1953 and 1963 and caused human tumors, and by 1999, molecular evidence of SV40 infections were showing up in children born after 1982. Some experts now suggest the virus may have remained in the polio vaccine until as late as 1999.
Still, the FDA and health authorities turned a blind eye.
In addition, just like Gardasil may well increase your risk of cervical cancer rather than reduce it, the live polio vaccine has also been found to cause polio. And, in rare instances the virus in the vaccine has even been known to mutate into a much deadlier version.  As reported by MSN News in 2009, genetic analysis has proven such mutated viruses have caused at least seven separate outbreaks in Nigeria.

According to the CDC the last case of wild polio in the US-meaning polio caused naturally and not due to the live polio vaccine-occurred in 1979. From 1980 through 1999, there were NO wild polio cases in the US. Instead we had 144 cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by live oral polio vaccine.
Polio outbreaks in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 2002 were also traced back to a strain of oral polio vaccine (OPV) that mutatedback to virulence.
According to a report by Neil Z. Miller of the Global Vaccine Institute, the live polio virus from the vaccine can remain in your throat for one to two weeks and in your feces for up to two months. So not only is the vaccine recipient at risk, but he or she can potentially spread the disease to others.
In 1999, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that the United States replace the live-virus vaccine with an inactivated "killed" virus vaccine, which is what remains in use today. However, the inactivated polio virus vaccine has not been without its share of serious side effects either.

Rotavirus Vaccine Contaminated with Pig Virus

Last year, the US FDA suspended the rotavirus vaccine Rotarix after an independent lab discovered it was contaminated with "a substantial amount" of DNA from the porcine circovirus. In pigs, this virus causes poor growth, weight loss, weakness, enlarged lymph nodes, skin rashes, difficulty breathing, jaundice, stomach ulcers, and sudden death.
As expected, both the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline spokespeople stated that the contaminated Rotarix vaccine carried no known human health risks. However, this is easy to say since there are no studies to confirm or deny a link between these viruses and human disease.
In the case of the polio vaccine, the link between the SV40 virus and human cancer wasn't discovered until 40 years later!  It is actually surprisingly common for vaccines to contain various animal matter, including foreign animal tissues containing genetic material (DNA/RNA).
Once the Rotarix contamination was discovered, new technology was used to test eight infectious attenuated viral vaccines, and in addition to Rotarix, two others contained "unexpected viral sequences":
  1. A measles vaccine was found to contain low levels of the retrovirus avian leukosis (AVL) virus-a virus known to cause cancer in chickens. This despite the fact that vaccine manufacturers have been required to use eggs from leucosis-free stocks for over 40 years.
  2. Rotateq, Merck's rotavirus vaccine, was found to contain a virus similar to simian (monkey) retrovirus-the SV40 virus previously linked to human cancer.
Are you willing to bet that they a) know what they're talking about, and b) are telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth about the potential health dangers of all these vaccines?

The horrors of vaccines is the very reason I became involved with Young Living this is why I am sending this information.  Do yourself a favor and watch the video:


Kathy Kouwe
Believe Essentials

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cooking With Essential Oils

Enjoy therapeutic oils in more ways!

Cooking with essential oils, here!

For more information contact Lennea @ 843-655-0555 or email

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nail Health

hands site for more ideas on balancing your health.

·   White fingernails with pink coloring near the tips can be a sign of cirrhosis of the liver. If the entire nail is white it could mean kidney or liver disorders or anemia. JuvaTone, K&B
·  White lines across the nail may also indicate a protein deficiency or liver disease, while white lines in a horizontal fashion may indicate heart disease, high fever or arsenic poisoning. A half white nail with dark spots on the tip could indicate a kidney disorder. JuvaTone, K&B, Pure Protein
·If the moon part of the nail area turns red, heart problems are suspect.  If the moon area turns blue, then possible heavy metal poisoning or lung problems may exist. JuvaCleanse
·  Cuts and cracks in nails may indicate the need for more water intake. Water with NingXia Red added
·  Two white lines that do not seem to move as the nail grows indicate hypoalbuminemia which is a protein deficiency in the blood. Pure Protein Complete, Essentialzyme
·  Abnormally thick nails might be due to the blood not circulating properly in the vascular system. NingXia Red, Aroma Life
·  Yellow nails can mean there are problems with your liver, diabetes, respiratory disorders or problems with the lymphatic system. Core Supplements, JuvaTone, NingXia Red
·  Dark nails that are flat and/or thin, or are spoon shaped, can be a sign of vitamin B(12) deficiency or anemia. Core Supplements, Super B
·  Brittle nails are often a sign of iron deficiency and thyroid problems. You could also have impaired kidneys or problems with circulation. Thyromin, Endogize, Rehemogen
·  Nails that are very bendable could be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis. ImmuPower, NingXia Red
·  Pitted brown spots or split fingernail tips may mean you have psoriasis or that vitamin C, folic acid or protein are needed. Pure Protein, NingXia Red, Core Supplements, Super B and Super C
·  Very deep blue nail beds can indicate pulmonary obstruction or emphysema. RC,  NingXia Red
·  Nail's that crack, peel and chip easily mean a general nutritional deficiency and insufficient hydrochloric acid production which facilitates the digestion and absorption of protein.  More protein and minerals may be needed in your diet. Mineral Essence, NingXia Red, Core Supplements, Essentialzyme
·  Thyroid problems can be seen in nails that are brittle, soft, shiny, without a moon, separate from the nail bed, have ridges or like a bumpy road. Thyromin, Endogize, EndoFlex
·  Nails with coloring hammered brass indicate a tendency toward partial or total hair loss. NingXia Red, Endogize, Thyromin, Cedarwood and Lavender on scalp, YL shampoos & conditioners
·  Flat nails can indicate Raynaud's disease. This disease affects the circulatory system, which in turn affects the limbs. It leaves hands and feet continually cold. Aroma Life, NingXia Red,  Omega Blue
·  Unusually wide nails that are square can mean a hormonal disorder. Endogize, Femigen, Progessence Plus
·  Red skin at the very bottom of your nail bed could indicate a connective tissue disorder. BLM, Sulfurzyme, NingXia Red
·  Greenish tints to nails can signify a fungal infection of the nail or a bacterial infection in the body. See fungal oils in recipe section. Additional good friendly gut bacteria - probiotics - may be indicated. Life 5
·  Black splinter like bits under the nails can indicate infectious endocarditis, a serious heart infection. Inner Defense. Black bands from the cuticle outward to the end of the nail, can be an early sign of melanoma.  In either case you should seek professional help immediately.
·  Lack of B vitamins cause nails to become fragile, especially indicated with ridges.  Lack of vitamins, minerals or protein causes hangnails. NingXia Red, Super B, Core Supplements
·  Dryness and brittleness together often indicate a lack of Vitamin A and calcium. Zinc deficiencies can show up as small white spots on the nails.  Iron deficiency may result in "spoon" shaped nails or vertical ridges. Core Supplements, Thyromin
·  Lack of sufficient gut bacteria can contribute to nail fungal infections. Life 5, Inner Defense

Many women with not-so lovely nails often have acrylic nails glued on top of their natural nails.  This is an extremely bad practice.  The glues and acrylics are toxic and can penetrate into the bloodstream; the fake nails cut off oxygen to the nail making it weak and thin; and many a nail fungus had it's beginning with a manicure or pedicure.  The area where the acrylic nail attaches to the natural nail bed is a breeding ground for bacteria.

For the sake of your health-let your natural nails grow out and take steps to make them strong and healthy by getting your whole body in balance.  Yes, for a while you will have soft nails; keep them cut short and they will improve in a short while.

 Sulfurzyme, by its very nature aids the body in ridding itself of viruses, so if you begin a regimen of Sulfurzyme and begin to feel rather puny, just reduce the amount you take and build up to 6-8 capsules per day for a healthier you.  Here are a couple of simple recipes that nourish the nails.

Nail Ointment

1 jar Rose Ointment

10 drops V6 oil

4 drops geranium oil

4 drops Palo Santo

4 drops Citrus Fresh

4 drops myrrh

Scoop out Rose ointment into a stainless steel double boiler. Warm the ointment until it melts.  Remove from heat and pour into glass measuring cup with a pouring spout.  Add V6 oil and essential oils, swirl gently with a toothpick.  Pour back into Rose ointment jar, re-label or pour into smaller jars, label and give as gifts.  Using a cotton swab, apply a small amount to nail bed and massage in, twice daily.
Nail Butter

2 tbls beeswax

2 tbls cocoa butter

3 tbls jojoba oil*

1 tbls grape seed oil*

20 drops essential oils-rose, carrot, rosemary, geranium and sandalwood-4 drops each.

* In place of these two oils you can substitute 4 tbls V6 oil.

Combine beeswax, cocoa butter and jojoba oil in a saucepan and warm on low heat in a double-boiler until cocoa butter and beeswax have melted.  Remove from heat and add the essential oils.  Stir well, let cool slightly and pour into jars.  Use a Q-tip swab or orange stick to get a small amount of the cream from the jar.  Apply to nails and massage with your fingers.


Quick Nail Growth Oil

10 drops Frankincense

10 drops Lemon oil

10 drops Myrrh

Combine in a small vial or bottle.  Apply with a paint brush to bare nails twice per day.

Other nail health tips:

Oils that soften cuticles:  Eucalyptus & Peppermint

Oils for fungal infections:  Melaleuca alternafolia, oregano, Purification, Thieves, thyme, Ravensara.

Debra Raybern
Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Nutritional Consultant, Internationally Certified Aromatherapist
Author of Gentle Babies -  - Essential Oils and Natural Remedies for Pregnancy, Childbirth, Babies and Young Children

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Essential Oil Emergency Bag

Here is some great information provided by Diane Mora:
by Diane Mora

Several of you have asked what Young Living products would be good to have in a bag to run out the door with if one had to leave in a hurry -- an emergency of some sort.  It seems like there have been a lot of them around the world lately!  Here are some ideas. 

The ultimate protection against most anything is a strong, healthy immune system.  Put Thieves oil on your feet every day and/or take it in internally. Take Longevity capsules.  Purify your water with peppermint or lemon oil.  Use a few drops of Di-Gize in your water regularly to prevent stomach upsets and take a capsule of peppermint or Di-Gize when you do have discomfort there.  Also, peppermint will bring down fever naturally, help with hot flashes and cool you off on a warm summer day. 

Please understand that this is a long list and it probably isn't even practical to have all of these items ready to go.  Make choices for what would be most important for you and your family.  These are not in any particular order. 

1. Thieves blend and all the products it is in.  The oil can be rubbed on the soles of the feet and also taken internally, between 5 and 15 drops in a capsule, swallowed with water.  Brush your teeth with the oil or the toothpaste and rub it on the soles of the feet every day to build your immune system.  All of the Thieves products are so valuable -- the essential oil blend, spray, lozenges, toothpaste, mouthwash, bar soap, Household Cleaner, Foaming Hand Soap and Waterless Hand Purifier.  Use the Thieves Spray in your mouth, on unclean surfaces, in a place when people are coughing, etc.   

2.  Inner Defense has essential oils in a softgel.  It contains Thieves, oregano, and thyme, along with others.  Reach for this when you're "getting something" -- bacteria, virus or fungus -- or it's already here.     Gary Young has said that when you have a serious health challenge, you should deal with it in an aggressive manner.  Take up to six or eight capsules per day for several days, depending on the severity of the illness and the size of the person. 

3.  Peppermint for digestive upset or nausea, to cool the body, purify water, for headaches, to improve mental concentration and alertness, to deter unwanted ants, flies and other insects.   

4. Trauma Life essential oil blend -- for any kind of trauma, past or present, physical or emotional.    

5.  Lavender oil for cuts, burns, scrapes, eczema, sunburn, insect bites, cleaning wounds, diminish headaches, stop a nosebleed, help a person relax -- and many, many more uses.  We call it the Swiss army knife of the oils -- it does just about everything!
6.  Purification for disinfecting our surroundings, for bug bites after you've been bitten (it neutralizes their poison) and as an insect repellent to keep them away! 

7.  White Angelica for protection.  Can also help to dispel negative energies. Many massage therapists and other body workers apply White Angelica before working with clients.

8.  Helichrysum and/or PanAway for discomfort, to reduce inflammation and bruising, to stop bleeding, and for discomfort anywhere on the body.  Idaho balsam fir is also excellent for many of these same problems. 

9.  Frankincense - all purpose healer and antidepressant. 

10.  Sleep Essence softgels and Stress Away Roll-On to help you relax. 

11.  The Feelings Kit or some of the oils in it for emotional upliftment.  Some great ones are Harmony, Present Time and Valor.   I’d also have White Angelica and Trauma Life on hand. 

10.  AlkaLime to neutralize acid in the body.  Taking AlkaLime during the day or before bedtime will help preserve the body's pH balance.   

11.  ImmuPower essential oil blend rubbed up the spine and on the soles of the feet. 

12.  Melrose, lavender, PanAway and/or helichrysum for wounds, scrapes or cuts. 

13.  And of course -- NingXia Red -- the most powerful antioxidant juice.  Builds the immune system, gives energy, and helps with so many of the body's challenges.  There's lots of information available on NingXia Red website
(  Young Living sells it by the liter or in the one ounce singles.  These one-ounce packs require no refrigeration and are great to grab and go, whether at work, on vacation, or in this emergency bag!  

15.  Wolfberry Crisp Bars and Apricot and Apple-Cinnamon Manna Bars.  These are easy and delicious meal replacements.    

16.  Young Living's dried wolfberries - a must have!  There's lots of information available on this topic! 
Young Living's Power Meal is so tasty, easy to prepare and it is such a perfect food.  I’ve attached my favorite recipe on the end of this!  It is predigested protein, non-dairy, non-soy, and you can literally live on it.  When some of my friends went through the hurricanes in Florida in 2005, one wrote to me and said that while everyone else was panicking because they couldn't cook, she was happy and healthy with her Power Meal, Wolfberry Crisp Bars, NingXia Red and dried wolfberries.  

To survive whatever nature may have in store for us, we just need to have a strong, healthy immune system and many of the oils and oil-infused supplements provided by Young Living.

Remember -- the best time to get healthy was many years ago.  The second best time is right now! 


by Diane Mora
Power Meal was formulated in 1997, and ever since then, I’ve been using this recipe with some modifications from time to time.  I often add Pure Protein Complete (delicious!), but both are great with just water so you can actually use either or both.  This is my favorite way to make it --
+  Put about 10 - 12 oz. cold water in large electric blender or VitaMix.  I don't measure -- if it needs more water, add more
+  1 or 2 scoops of Power Meal
+  1 or 2 scoops Pure Protein Complete
+  2-3 Tbsp. flax seeds, freshly ground each time you make this drink**
+  Blend and then add enough ice cubes to achieve desired thickness.  You can make is really thick like a milk shake or not so thick –- your choice.
+ Add some Grade B maple syrup or agave to taste - optional. 
+  Add at the very last, some fresh, raw sunflower seeds, unsalted, unroasted.  I use a small handful.
Directions:  Blend all except the sunflower seeds.  Add ice cubes or water or whatever you wish to make it the way you want it -- thinner or thicker.  At the very end, I add the sunflower seeds and blend for just for a couple of seconds -- leaving them crunchy.
When I do this recipe, I make probably three 8-ounce glasses.  You can drink this for several hours, and you won't be hungry for a long time!  Power Meal is some of the finest nutrition you'll find anywhere.  It contains no dairy and no soy, and you can literally live on it!
**I have a small coffee grinder and I grind about two or three tablespoons of flax seeds every time I make this shake.  It just takes seconds and you know it's fresh!
It would be your option to add other things – even essential oils!  I'm thinking orange - Citrus Fresh - Christmas Spirit - tangerine ??  Not all at once, but it'd be fun to experiment with these individually.  Remember -- every time we ingest oils, we're getting more oxygen!   Enjoy!                                                 
Many hugs,
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Information provided here is for educational use only and is not intended to replace proper medical advice.  It is not for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease.  Every individual is different, and what may work for one may not work for another person.  If you have a health challenge, see the health professional of your choice.  

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