Basic Recipe for Home-Made Cough Drops
1/2 cup local raw honey
1/2 cup organic raw coconut oil
20 drops chosen blend of essential oils (doTerra ONLY)
1. Scoop coconut oil into a mixing bowl and beat with a hand or stand mixer until whipped.
2. Add honey and continue to whip until the honey and oil are mixed.
3. Add essential oils of choice. We recommend On Guard for immune support, Lemon for detoxification, and Peppermint to assist in supporting the respiratory system and airways.
4. Pour mixture into small ice cube trays or candy molds.
5. Freeze until they are hard; approximately twenty minutes.
6. Pop cough drops out of molds and cover in Vitamin C powder for additional protection.
7. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Enjoy! Essential oils can support the immune system with immense potency. Be sure to check out our numerous classes on essential oils and nutrition on our home page or find us on Facebook.
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Conventional chocolate is LOADED with cane sugar which has been known to create the inflammatory response in the body leading to a whole host of not so pleasant symptoms. But how can we go without chocolate?! Utilizing this recipe will take care of those "must have chocolate!" cravings without the guilt. One seriously satisfies instead of leaving you wanting more and more until the bag is empty or the bar gone......
Not to mention, this recipe is chock full of good nutrients including caprylic acid from coconut oil, antioxidants from raw cocoa powder, and protein from the almond butter! Use silicone molds to create cute designs for parties or add nuts and raisins to make turtle style creations. The options are truly endless! Delicious!
Five-Ingredient Paleo Fudge RecipeIngredients
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth almond or peanut butter
1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
First, melt the coconut oil. Then blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour into paper-lined muffin tin cups or silicon muffin cups and fill half-inch full. Chill for 30 minutes or freeze for 10 minutes. When firm, remove. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer and enjoy! Mmm-mmm!
Ever reached that plateau in weight loss? No matter how much exercise or diet control those last few pounds just will not seem to go away? That weight loss plateau is due to the toxins stored in the adipose (fat) cells. Without proper, cellular level detoxification these adipose cells will hold onto these toxins tightly to protect the other organs from damage.
Adipose cells are essentially a large droplet of lipids which are meant to aide with cushioning, insulation, energy storage, hormone release, and toxin storage. Healthy levels of adipose cells are roughly 30-40% of our body weight, however over 65% of the U.S. population is above this percentage. An excess of this can bring about negative concerns such as hormone imbalances, inflammatory conditions, respiratory concerns, and cellular mutation.
Lipolysis is the process in which the body burns fat for weight loss or maintenance. In order to lower the percentage of adipose cells in the body, methods must be used the speed up lipolysis and slow down the formation of new fat cells!
Since adipose cells are used as the body’s storage mechanism, the key to not creating more adipose cells would be to limit the need for this storage. Lowering the intake of toxins through organic and natural body care options, home-made cleaners, and of course proper nutrition is the first step in that direction.
All calories consumed are converted to adipose cells if in excess, not just those high in fat content. Carbohydrates are necessary for the production of glucose and glycogen, extremely important for energy upkeep. Proteins are necessary for the production of glucose and body proteins such as collagen or muscle tissue. However, both of these will also be converted into our adipose cells if consumed in excess. Balancing nutrition with activity levels is absolutely vital to prevent the formation of more adipose cells.
An additional method to creating fewer adipose cells in the body, priming the metabolism to consume those same calories at a quicker rate to prevent storage. Metabolism is the rate at which glucose, toxins, fats, and proteins are consumed. Healthy metabolism rates are based on insulin (a hormone produced in the pancreas) using the glycogen from proteins (stored in the muscle tissue) with the glucose from carbohydrates in the blood stream plus stored body fat for energy. Therefore, following a nutrition plan lower in carbohydrates aides the body in maintaining a healthy metabolism if the adipose tissues are not full of toxins. However, the average person has extremely high levels of toxins stored in their adipose cells, thereby preventing the deflation of these cells.
Toxins which are water-based will be filtered through the kidneys while toxins that are fat-based will be filtered in the liver. These fat-based toxins are then stored in the adipose cells if there is an excess of toxins that the liver can not process as quickly as needed to protect the body as a whole. Once stored, these toxins are almost impossible to release due to the hardening of the outer cell membrane as a protective mechanism for the body.
Enter essential oils. Essential oils have the ability to aide and support the body at the cellular level. Due to the minute molecular structure of approximately 40,000,000,000 molecules per single drop, these gifts of the earth are able to penetrate the cellular membrane and have access directly into the cells within the body. Therefore, essential oils have the ability to support removing toxins out of the adipose tissue. Due to the potency of essential oils, usually 50-70 times the potency of its’ herbal counterpart, those toxins that are now released into the bloodstream can be neutralized and flushed out! Now the adipose tissue can be deflated of toxins.
Particular essential oils are also able to help control appetite levels and promote positive mood, lowering Cortisol levels. Higher cortisol levels due to stress have been shown to increase the storage of the body’s excess in the adipose cells.
Which essential oils are most useful for this purpose? Using a blend containing grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils such as DoTerra Slim N Sassy is most beneficial. This metabolic blend aides with extracting toxins out of the adipose cells, healthy insulin balance, healthy appetite responses, and overall positive mood. Use 2-3 drops of this blend in a glass water bottle, a few times daily to see the best results! Otherwise, use this blend on the soles of the feet with fractionated coconut oil numerous times per day or inhale deeply.
Creating a healthy metabolism with essential oils can help overcome that weight plateau by leading to a greater level of burning the remaining adipose cells!
*For more information on weight loss with essential oils, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or attend our May 22nd Body Wrap & Detoxification course listed on our Facebook page under events!
Absolute best "skinny" chocolate shake ever! This also provides the body with great fats that aides in decreasing the inflammatory response and boosts fat burning! Let me know how you like it!
Combine in blender:
2 cups almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tbsp raw cocoa powder
3 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp Terra Greens *provides all your vegetable and fruit intake needed for the day plus enzymes too!
Crushed ice added makes this taste like a chocolate shake! Yum!
Who has time to spend 12 or more days in the bathroom during a cleanse? Have you read the side box of most cleanses available on the market? Yet, it is difficult to deny that with all of the toxins we encounter in our every day lives (water supply, food system, body care items, cleaners, and even the air we breathe!), that each of us does not desperately need a good cleansing of our systems! Even if our diet is the absolute best available, we should still do a consistent cleansing of our detoxification organs. So what do we do?
What if there was a cleansing system available that was easy to incorporate into your daily life, extremely cost effective, and easy to obtain? Would you take the time to clean out the internal filter of your personal body unit? Your in luck! Our daily regimen has been used by hundreds over the past two years to bring about better digestion and elimination, clearing of that darn brain fog, and an obvious increase in energy!
Let's look at three easy steps to incorporate into your daily routine that will provide profound benefits for your body and mind. First, start by adding doTerra Lemon essential oil into your water (and drink lots of water!). One to two drops (at only $0.03 per drop) per 8 oz of water in a GLASS container, three to four times per day is all it takes. That is less than $0.30 per day! Did you know that this oil is one of the only ways to break down and eliminate trans fats and petrochemicals (plastic !) from our liver and other body tissues? For more information on where to purchase this oil at the lowest cost available, please contact us at www.mydoterra.com/pereiraproduceandhealth
Secondly, you will also want to make sure to keep your Lymph system working properly as you clear the toxins from your body. The lymphatic system is a complex network of fluid-filled nodes, vessels, ducts, and glands that bathe our cells and carry our body’s “sewage” away from the tissues and neutralize it. This system not only carries cellular waste from the bloodstream but also handles internally produced toxins that are the result of normal metabolic processes in the body. Our Lymph & Mineral tea helps to clear the lymph system and keep waste moving through the proper channels, restores mineral content to the body through the detoxification process, and helps boost immune function with a high dose of bio-available vitamin C. This tea should be used 2-3 cups per day for a week out of each month. Steep 2 Tbsp of the mixture for 15 – 20 minutes per 1 cup of water. Lymph tea can be purchased directly from us via purchase information on face book or by emailing us at email@example.com .
Finally, what do we need when our food supply can no longer sustain our nutrient needs or when worse, causes an abundance of free radicals in our system ? The answer? The Lifelong Vitality Pack supplements by doTerra! After researching most major whole food vitamin companies, our personal opinion and the feedback from our customers, leads us to put these above the rest. This supplement pack includes your antioxidant blend to eliminate those free radicals, a multi-vitamin and multi-mineral blend to sustain proper body function, and a potent Omega 3 blend utilizing both marine and plant based oils (there is a plant based only if you are Vegan!). Plus at only $40 for a months supply, total cost, these are by far the most cost effective whole foods (not synthetic!) vitamins on the market. For more information on these and how to purchase them at this cost, please contact us at the email or website listed previously in this post. We look forward to helping you feel your best on your own personal journey to health!
Cold and Flu season is definitely upon us! So far this season seems to be full of stomach bugs, sinus drainage, and coughs that just won't go away! Let's elevate our immune systems so we do not have to miss time from work and school to recuperate. Remember, the thought is all about preventative health care. Our proven recommendation?
Adult - Daily:
2 On Guard essential oil soft gels
1 oz Elderberry Syrup
*The kit to make this can be found as an option on our produce page and can be picked up with your produce shares! Directions below.
1 drop Frankincense essential oil on base of skull
1000 mg Liquid Vitamin C
5,000 iu Liquid Vitamin D
2 capsules XEOmega Omega 3 Supplement
For children, use On Guard essential oil and Frankincense on the child's feet daily instead of the soft gels, in addition to the remainder of the above protocol.
Already sick? Here are a few options to help you speed up recovery! Use the above immune suggestions in combination with the below remedies. Remember, essential oils can be purchased retail through the following link or with your own wholesale account. Don't have one yet? Ask us how you can save 25% on all of your essential oils!
Fever - Use 2 drops each Peppermint and Lavender essential oils up and down the spine and on the soles of the feet in order to bring a fever back down to a healthy state
Congestion - Use 3 drops Breathe essential oil with 1 tsp coconut oil and rub onto chest to aide with loosening mucus in the chest or nasal cavities. Breathe in deep! Immediately thereafter us 40 drops of a Goldenseal tincture to dry up the mucus itself. This regimen also helps immensely in cases of sinus infection.
Cough - Use 1 drop Lemon essential oil on a 1 Tbsp of raw honey to help soothe the throat. Couple with 1 Breathe cough drop for relief! At night diffuse Breathe in a diffuser in the room of the affected person.
For other suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact us for one-on-one help via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elderberry Syrup Instructions:
Place all ingredients except honey plus 6 cups room temperature filtered water in a sauce pan for 10 minutes. Turn the heat on; bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for approximately five minutes. Stir often and mash up the berries. Allow to sit overnight to steep into a good strength. Strain. Add the honey. The more honey that is added makes it more syrup like and sweet. Label & store in an amber bottle or glass mason jar for up to 3 months in the refrigerator. Take 2tsp every 2 hours for children and 2 oz every 2-3 hours for adults to heal or 1 oz daily to prevent illness.
Elder berries are known to be effective against 8 strains of influenza. In a clinical trial, 20% of subjects reported significant improvement of symptoms within 24 hours, 70% within 48 hours, & 90% claimed complete cure in 3 days.
So its Halloween time and chocolate is every where! How do we keep ourselves from feeling deprived without giving in and tasting those sweet but devastating treats filled with processed sugar? Make your own!
Paleo chocolate is one of the easiest things you will ever make. It takes all of ten minutes and barely any supplies to sweet, creamy, satisfying chocolate that will light up your taste buds but not your inflammation! How you say?
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
1/2 cup high quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup smooth raw almond butter
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
Melt the coconut oil. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender. That easy! Pour into desired molds. These can be poured into silicone character molds and pop out looking just like the mold itself! Or if short on molds, these can simply be poured into empty muffin liners in a muffin tin to yield chocolate cup style treats. Place molds or muffin tin in freezer for 30 minutes and voila! You have absolutely the best chocolate you will ever taste but with good -for - you protein from the almond butter, anti-bacterial properties of the honey, good fats from the coconut oil, and antioxidants from your raw cocoa powder. A treat you can feel good having!
Get creative! Add other ingredients after pouring such as walnuts, almonds, shredded coconut, dried (unsulphured) fruit, cocoa nibs, and more. The options are endless for making your own delightful creations! I look forward to hearing about your new combinations below! Enjoy!
So you ask, "Alright, so what did you do and how did you eat? What do I need to change?". The easiest overall approach that I can give to each of you, would be to stick to a strict Paleo style diet but without the chicken and pork. The book "Against All Grain" by Danielle Walker should be your go-to guide with the additional recommendations in this post. Eating this type of diet not only helps with weight loss and overall energy, but also massively lowers inflammation in the body. Why is this important? Inflammation tends to be the root cause of most of our daily gripes and pains. Eliminate the inflammation and feel great!
The key? Don't get overwhelmed! Slowly change over your pantry and start switching meals. Create meal plans each week so you are never caught hungry and in a hurry! This method is not costly nor is it time consuming, but it does require pre-planning of your meals. I will try to list bi-weekly dinner ideas on this blog to help you along but you'll see that once you get on a roll, creativity will just flow into the pot!
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After three years of struggling with my health and weight, with absolutely no help from the doctors, we knew there had to be a different option available to heal myself! After much research, it was obvious that nutrition, body care products, cleaners, and other avenues of chemicals getting into my body had to be the root cause of my many ailments. After incorporating a more plant based eating plan tailored to my specific sensitivities, changing my body care and cleaning products, and becoming a massive ingredient checker, within three months ALL of my symptoms plus 60lbs of unwanted weight simply disappeared. Inflammation was the root for all of it. May the posts of this blog help to lead you as you embark on this new journey to health. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have along the way!