Experiencing the Seed to Seal Process

Seed to Seal is Young Living’s guarantee of quality.  When using a Young Living essential oil you can be assured of the authenticity of the essential oil, the oil’s purity and that every essential oil contains the necessary compounds to classify it as therapeutic grade.  In this video Paul and I participate in Young Living’s seed to seal process when we visit Mona Lavender Farm in Utah.

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Join the revOILution

When people meet me and ask me what I do, I tell them that I am an independent distributor for Young Living Essential Oils. You can tell by the look on their faces and their eagerness to get away from me, that they have just judged me according to their previous experiences with Multi-Level Marketing companies. Who could blame them? Continue reading

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Young Living Grand Convention 2014

Many thanks for dropping by our website.  We are currently over in UTAH at Young Living Grand Convention learning more about new Young Living products and essential oil research.  During this time, please catch up with us on Social Media.  Twitter – Oils We Trust, Facebook – Essential Oils We Trust or click on the icons below.

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It’s Showtime!

10169332_613478218748429_703528755346790441_nPaul and I have been travelling around over the last few weeks participating in a number of regional shows along the Queensland coast. When mixing in large crowds of people, we all know it is important to fortify our defences against germs. However, I saw many people wiping their children’s hands with antibacterial wipes and waterless hand cleaner and this made me shudder. The active ingredient in antibacterial hand sanitizers is Tricolsan which has been regulated as a pesticide by the EPA since 1969.  Studies have shown that I am not alone in my concerns about the effects of over-exposure to this chemical. Continue reading

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NingXia Red

If there was a juice that had the potential to extend your longevity, helped improve your spleen and liver function, encouraged good eyesight, helped reduce high blood pressure, was high in potassium which helped decrease the potential for stroke, was high in antioxidants to help reduce the risk of cancer, was high in fibre, low in calories and tasted great, would you drink it?  Here are 35 reasons why you should….

35 Reasons to Drink NingXia Red

  1. Chinese WolfberryThe wolfberries that Young Living selects for their NingXia Red™ breakfast juice come from the green certified Ningxia Province in China and have high nutritional value. They contain 8 essential polysaccharides, 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, 6 essential fatty acids and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C & E.
  2. Consuming Ningxia wolfberries may extend your life. The Chinese national census recently reported that the number of Ningxia residents living more than 100 years exceeds the national average by an amazing 400%. Ningxia locals believe the reason for their longevity is daily consumption of the locally grown wolfberry fruit.
  3. The phytochemicals in Ningxia wolfberry may help slow the ageing process. A study in 1991 showed that wolfberry fruit phytochemicals helped to prevent oxidation of DNA and helped to restore damaged DNA.
  4. The antioxidant potency of NingXia Red™ is so strong that drinking 30ml every day infuses the body with more free radical defences than could possibly be consumed through diet alone. A single 30ml serving of NingXia Red™ has the same antioxidant levels as 34 large onions, 100 oranges, 814 blueberries, 22 medium carrots, 59 broccoli florets, 73 medium strawberries, 93 apples or 130 tomatoes.
  5. In a recent study of whole wolfberry consumption, S-ORAC (Super-Radical Absorbance Capacity) was measured in the participants’ blood. It was found that there was an increase of 40% of the body’s ability to combat the most dangerous of free radicals.
  6. Drinking NingXia Red™ could also help spleen function. In a study published in the Journal of the American Nutriceutical Association, NingXia Red™ was found to increase spleen phagocyte cell counts by 81%. Having a large number of phagocytes in the spleen enables the body to more quickly eliminate foreign substances, including bacteria and disease-causing organisms.
  7. Ningxia wolfberries are the highest known source of zeaxanthin and lutein. ZeaxanthinZeaxanthina and lutein are found in very high concentrations in the human eye and are necessary for good eyesight. Zeaxanthin maintains central vision while Lutein maintains peripheral vision. A study done by Japanese researchers confirmed that long-term zeaxanthin and lutein deficiencies caused steadily diminishing vision.
  8. Ningxia wolfberries have 27 800 mcg per 100 gm of zeaxanthin which may also help the liver. In 2003 Seoul National University researcher Hong Kim discovered that the Zeaxanthin dipalmitate found in Ningxia wolfberries defended the liver against oxidative damage. Kim reversed virtually every sign of liver damage using high doses of Zeazanthin.
  9. 8098010797_974f282263_o Drinking NingXia Red™ may help reduce blood pressure. Research at Beijing Medical University in 1998 showed that Ningxia Wolfberry polysaccharide reduced systolic blood pressure by 23% and diastolic blood pressure by 21% in an animal model.
  10. Ningxia wolfberries are one of the richest known sources of potassium (1600mg per 100 gm) quadruple the amount found in fresh bananas. Steven Coco of Yale University School of Medicine says: “Increases in dietary potassium benefit several disease states. These include the treatment of hypertension, stroke prevention, arrhythmia prevention and treatment of congestive heart failure.”
  11. The wolfberry and pomegranate in NingXia Red™ may help to reduce cholesterol. Research has shown that consuming Ningxia wolfberry reduced serum triglycerides and cholesterol by up to 80%. In another study where volunteers drank 90ml of pomegranate juice daily for two weeks, they exhibited a 40% reduction in oxidized cholesterol (rancid fat).
  12. The pomegranate in NingXia Red™ may help with cardiovascular health. Scientists have tested pomegranate juice in mice and found that it combats hardening of the arteries (atherogenesis) and related diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes.
  13. The Ningxia wolfberry is one of the highest natural sources of chromium (79mcg per 100gm) which may help control diabetes. According to USDA researcher Walter Mertz, MD from Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, “Chromium potentiates the action of insulin.” A joint study in 1998 by the Affiliated Hospital of Qing Dao Medical School and the First People’s Hospital of Liu Zhou City examined the impact of wolfberry supplements on diabetic rats. They found that feeding 1 gram/day of wolfberry for two weeks lowered blood sugar dramatically, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) fell by 22% and fasting blood glucose plunged by 41%.
  14. NingXia Red™ is an excellent source of nutrition especially for diabetics. 50 grams of Ningxia Red Juice has a glycemic index of only 10.57.
  15. Each 30ml serving of NingXia Red™ juice contains only 20 calories.
  16. The high polysaccharide and fibre content of the Ningxia wolfberry may promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal system.
  17. Ningxia wolfberries may help boost the immune system. In a 1998 report published by the State Scientific and Technological Commission of China, people in the study who ate wolfberries had on average, a 700 point increase in white blood cell counts, a 10% jump in lymphocyte transformation rates and a 75% leap in immunoglobulin A (IgA).
  18. A 1989 study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine reported that Ningxia wolfberry extracts inhibited growth of gastric cancer cells by 88.4%. The same study found the wolfberry extracts stalled growth of human cervical cancer cells by 73.75%. Other studies showed the Ningxia wolfberry inhibited prostate and liver cancer cell growth and stopped the growth of leukemia cells.
  19. The pomegranate in NingXia Red™ may help prevent bacterial infection. In a 2005 Brazilian Study it was found that pomegranate extract completely inhibited the growth of Staph Aureus and Staph Enterotoxin.
  20. A study done in 2010 suggested that the punicalagins in pomegranate may help inhibit the growth of harmful yeast and fungal infections such as Candida. Candida colonization in the gastrointestinal system has been linked to Crohn’s Disease, headaches, chronic fatigue, heightened incidence of urinary tract infections, sinus infections and athlete’s foot.
  21. Pomegranate has three times the antioxidant activity of green tea or red wine.
  22. NingXia Red™ contains Orange, Tangerine, Lemon and Yuzu essential oils which are high in Limonene. A 1999 Study by the Osaka Medical Centre in Japan found that food supplemented with just 2% limonene cut gastric cancer by 50%.
  23. The vitamins and minerals found in NingXia Red™ may help to strengthen the brain’s neuro-transmitters against pervasive free radical activity, thus fighting against dementia and other forms of memory loss.
  24. The Ningxia wolfberry has B-Vitamins which are important for converting food to energy as well as forming healthy red blood cells.
  25. The Ningxia wolfberry contains Beta-Sitosteral, a remarkable anti-inflammatory which helps to reduce pain through inflammation.
  26. 8097997883_43c82e1794_oThe Ningxia wolfberry has the highest content of vitamin C of all known fruits and vegetables (148mg/100gm). Vitamin C is essential for building collagen, the structural material of bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissue. According to Nutrition Scientist, Jane Higdon from Linus Pauling Institute at Oregan State University, many studies show that eating foods rich in C can reduce the risk of developing cancer, particularly cancers that strike the mouth and digestive tract. Recent findings suggest it may also protect against Helicobacter pylori, bacteria linked to both stomach cancer and ulcers.
  27. The Ningxia wolfberry has higher levels of Beta carotene (12 600 IU/100gm) than carrots (11 000 IU/100gm) or apricots (2 500 IU/100gm). Beta-carotene is used to decrease asthma symptoms caused by exercise, reduce the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women and ovarian cancer in post-menopausal women, managing osteoarthritis and helping treat age-related macular degeneration.
  28. Ningxia wolfberries have more fibre than oat bran and double the fibre of buckwheat. Numerous studies have linked a high intake of soluble fibre with lowered blood pressure, lowered risk of heart disease, better control of blood sugar levels and lowered risk of cancer.
  29. Consuming wolfberries may help to improve physical endurance. A joint Chinese study has shown that administering wolfberries to mice extended their swimming times and reduced lactate levels during exercise thus reducing fatigue.
  30. Young Living only uses freshly picked premium certified organic Ningxia wolfberries (using the juice, peel and flesh) and processes them rapidly to maintain the enzymes, polysaccharides and other nutrients of the whole fruit in their NingXia Red™ juice. Each and every batch is verified to ensure you receive a quality product and is then packaged in nonporous and impermeable glass – NOT plastic or plastic-lined aluminium packaging.
  31. NingXia Red™ does not contain processed sugar or artificial sweeteners but contains natural stevia.
  32. NingXia Red™ contains no Propylene Glycol as a preservative or emulsifier. NingXia Red™ contains Sodium benzoate and Potassium sorbate as preservatives. They are used to maintain a product with consistent colour, flavour and antioxidant properties. The amount added is 0.001%. The preservatives are cleanly derived from corn, molasses, sorbic acid and salt of benzoic acid.
  33. NingXia Red™ tastes great!!!
  34. The United States Department of Agriculture Nutrition Research Centre stated Chinese Wolfberry Juice NingXia Red™ is the #1 Antioxidant energy drink on the market.
  35. 60ml of NingXia Red™ costs $3.30 per day, less than a cappuccino, a glass of wine or a can of beer.

This information is for Educational Purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website. Remember your wellness is our primary concern.

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Introduction to Essential Oil Chemistry by Dr Peter Minke

It is really important to understand the difference between the chemistry of pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and oils that have been adulterated with man-made chemicals.  I hope you enjoy this Introduction to Essential Oil Chemistry presentation by Dr Peter Minke.

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Everyday Oils

Enjoy this video Introduction to Aromatherapy Basics

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