Mention peppermint and many people instantly think of candy canes or those delightful after-dinner mints, but peppermint is (as many of you know) a powerful essential oil. In fact, peppermint is one of my Top 5 MUST HAVE essential oils.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The crisp air is a refreshing change from the sweltering summer heat. But there is so much more to enjoy from this season as well! Pumpkin spice, warm sweaters, hot cups of tea… and those fall colors!
Lemon, the little yellow citrus fruit has several uses in our food, but it also has plenty of health purposes! Here are ten of the most important:
Dragon fruit (a.k.a. “pitaya”) is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is football-shaped and has a leathery, leafy skin that is deep red or pink in color.
Living in South Florida there is one thing you cannot escape—INSECTS! Mosquitoes, fire ants and a whole slew of other bugs that like to bite and sting just come with the territory. Thankfully, we rarely have to deal with too many of those pests in our urban areas, but if you enjoy being out in nature (as I do)—watch out!
Probiotics are bacteria that helps keep your GI system on the right track and functioning well. Some research has also concluded that probiotics aid in inflammation reduction. Inflammation can happen to different parts of your body and can even play a factor in illnesses and diseases that can range from colds to heart disease to mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
You might have seen it in the stores. You might have had some with sushi. You might even see your friends snacking on the dried versions. Seaweed. Last year, everyone was gaga over kale; this year it is all about seaweed. The name doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? Well, let’s learn a little more about it to help ease your worries, anxieties, and inhibitions.
I have some exciting news to share with you! Sprouts! is now part of a really cool and global startup with the similar name Sprout, and I am continuing the journey as Vice President of Corporate Sales for North America! Sprout is a company that makes sustainable pencils that you can plant and watch grow into flowers, vegetable or herbs—a perfect match for my business.
Most everyone wants to lose weight. If you’re like most people, conquering your appetite is one of the biggest challenges you face in your fitness and weight loss journey. As soon as the word “diet” crosses your lips, you may find yourself craving all the junk you know you’re not supposed to eat. The secret is eating the right foods to help calm the cravings for the wrong ones.
The New Year is a time of reflection and introspection, inviting you to contemplate what you would like to create in your life in the upcoming year. Whatever your goals or resolutions may be—from expanding your social network, enriching relationships or creating a deeper spiritual connection—using essential oils can help support your success in 2016 and every year!