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Adrenal Self-Healthy Nutrition

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We have come to truly understand the significance of our daily intake of whole food nutrition and basic foundational nutrient supplementation. Your adrenals are on the clock. This clock is one that is timed to the light of day.

From sunrise to sunset your adrenals are monitoring and adjusting your energy levels based on natural cycles. Your body needs you to be consistent in your timing of when you eat and what you eat and how you eat. We would like to share with you some general guidelines for nutritional adrenal support. Please know that we will be updating and expanding this information often.  En~joy!

  • It is always best to eat a wide variety of whole, organic, minimally processed foods. This is body wisdom for all of our systems.
  • It is recommend that one who desires to step out of adrenal exhaustion to eat a fat, protein and carbohydrate source with every meal.
  • You will greatly benefit from eating lots of vegetables with each meal…especially ones that are brightly colored..
  • If you can, avoid fruit in the morning. Experiment with having these potassium rich foods a little later in the day?
  • Mixing 1-2 Tbs of Essential Oils into your grains or vegetables on a daily basis will certainly bring a smile to you adrenals. ( Learn about Macadamia Nut, Kukai Nut and Black Current seed Essential Fatty Acid Blend, that really makes the veggies sing and also supports your Adrenals wonderfully)
  • Eat the best quality food you can afford. Some would say that this is a Self-Health Essential in all facets of your wellness. As you know, your food becomes you!
  • For those with moderate to severe adrenal depletion, increasing your protein intake and decreasing the whole grains and fruit from your food plan will better serve you. Please know that as you make these simple shifts your body will respond. How quickly is truly a personal experience, is it not? Patience is a gentle herb that will do wonders for your adrenal replenishment.
  • A consistent whole food nutritional lifestyle will really help your adrenals. We have also found  that for an already deficient body, we benefit greatly by adding low-stress supplements that are easily absorbed and created to replenish a body that has little extra energy to use for breaking down nutrients. 
                  

We highly recommend that as with any general guideline you go within your own reference systems and carefully choose the foods that are best for you!

This inner reference system is one that we develop with intention, skill and sometimes guidance. It is our sincere wish for your Self-Health; that with these educational offerings you will develop your own personal Self-Health guidance system, this could be a health essential!

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Nutritional Solutions for Mood Disorders and Depression Part I

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Did you know that it is our brain that makes us distinctly human? It is the basis of our emotions, memories, behaviors and moods. Because of our brain, we can read, write, compose and appreciate music, communicate with others and plan for the future. A balanced brain is the foundation for a life that is happier, more satisfying and one that can sustain healthy aging.  In this article we are looking at the importance of balancing lifestyle with nutrition to support each of us in a healthful approach to mood disorders.

 

Researchers believe most mood disorders are caused by complex chemical imbalances in the brain. The body responds to all sorts of factors both internally and externally from the thoughts we think to the kinds of foods we put into our body. In the field of nutritional science, we are looking for the most natural ways to support and balance those conditions using diet, supplementation, mind-body exercises and creative relaxation techniques.

Each year, almost 44 million Americans experience a mood disorder. 7-14% of children will experience an episode of major depression before the age of 15. While 20-30% of adult bipolar patients report their first episode during their 20s. Almost everybody will be challenged by depression at some point in their life. Research is showing that children are even more impacted by mood disorders than ever before. Statistics are showing pre-schoolers are the fastest-growing market for antidepressants. At least four percent of preschoolers — over a million children– are considered clinically depressed.

There are two primary classifications for mood disorders. They are bi-polar (also known as manic-depression) and depression alone.

Symptoms of Depression can include:                                                              

Sadness Difficulty Sleeping
Fatigue Hopelessness
Despair Sense of Inferiority
Dejection Exaggerated Guilt
Changes in Appetite Feelings of Incompetence
Loss of Interest Inability to function effectively

The second classification is Bi-Polar. It includes all of what is listed above with these following signs added:

Rapid, unpredictable emotional changes
Racing thoughts, flights of ideas
Increased interest in activities, overspending
Over-inflated self-esteem
Poor judgment

What Can I do?

 

 

 

 

  1. Create a plan, which works on changing your depression that includes: nutrition and dietary supplements, exercise and learning more about how to reduce stress and cortisol levels by more rest.
  2. It’s important to realize that rest does not need to mean deep sleep. Listening to relaxing tapes or watching fish in a bowl can be restful. People with active mood disorders may need more rest because of the exhaustion from the emotions.
  3. Breathing exercises are also very effective in bringing down anxiety or lowering tension and stress.
  4. As a dietary strategy, one can use the Ziquin products as part of a nutritional plan for people who are challenged by mood swings and stress. The Mind and Body Tonic, EFA Complete and All Xymatic are foundational to finding balance between mind and body health. They can be useful in balancing the blood sugar, which helps people to stabilize cravings for sugar, feelings of irritability and loss of confidence.  It is important to keep nourishing the body since most people who suffer from depression will stop eating or eat too much of the wrong foods. Eating too many carbohydrates, sweets, caffeine drinks, drugs or alcohol can imbalance the brain. In the Mind and Body Tonic the vitamin B and D help to produce serotonin and melatonin which support the body to rest and relieve distress.

© Self-Health Essentials LLC 2012

 


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Matrix Energetics…Reality game?

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Liver Renewal, PMS Balance, Thyroid Support!                       

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Hi, This is Tessa of Self-Health Essentials.

I have been enjoying a book called "Juicing For Life" by Cherie Calbom and Maureen Keane.
Mind you, Robert and I have juiced for decades now…we have actually worn out a Champion juicer…which is hard to do if you know your juicers!

This book is so well done with a few exceptions (research has disproved their theories about soy) and a couple of other small points. I really like the way they share simple and tasty vegetable juice combinations. Cherie's Cleansing Cocktail blew my mind at how a little ginger, a beet, an apple and carrots could taste sooooo good and have my body singing the Alleluia Chorus at the same time!

Anyway…I wanted to share another recipe that I have been enjoying from the book.They include it in their "Seven-Day Liver Cleansing Diet Guideline" pg 312

  • Take one cup of very finely shredded carrots or carrot pulp from your juicing. The carrots should be shredded to a mushy consistency with a food processor or fine grater.
  • Combine 1 Tablespoon of organic extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. You can add more but never less.
  • Pour this over the carrots and if you like, stir in currants and pineapple.
  • If you want a gentle and effective cleanse do this each day for seven days. If you miss a day you need to start over.

My body is loving this simple yet effective nutritional action step. According to Dr. Peat, Ph.D. in his book From PMS to Menopause, eating raw carrots in this version can eliminate PMS, headaches and allergies. The use of oil and vinegar or fresh lemon juice intensifies the bowel-cleansing effect of the salad. If you wanted to try coconut oil instead of olive oil it could offer a thyroid promoting alternative.

Don't take my word for it….make your step to self-health…..it could change your life!

 ©Self Health Essentials LLC 2012

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Regular Rejuvenation with Essential Oil-Enhanced Supplements

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Cleansing is an excellent way to get a jump-start on a healthy diet. Experts suggest that participating in a mild nutrient and fiber-rich cleanse four times a year allows your digestive system to take a break from the high-calorie, low-nutrient diet typical of many people. As little as five days spent on a gentle cleansing program likeYoung Living’s 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse™ can eliminate junk food cravings while cleaning out any residual waste.

5-Day Nutritive Cleanse

Young Living’s 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse comes with everything you need to gently and effectively rid your body of built-up toxins. This mild program utilizes three key products: Digest + Cleanse™, Balance Complete™, and NingXia Red®.

  • Digest + Cleanse™: Reduces the digestive discomfort and bloating that sometimes accompanies high-fiber cleansing.

  • Balance Complete™: Great-tasting, high-fiber meal replacement.

  • NingXia Red®: Nutrient-infused wolfberry drink designed to energize, fortify, and replenish your body.

Young Living’s Most Popular Products for Cleansing

  • 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse™: Facilitates gentle and effective cleansing to improve overall health and well-being.

  • Life 5™: Probiotic that builds and restores core intestinal health.

  • Di-Gize™: Provides valuable aid for digestive concerns.

Healthy Weight Management with Essential Oil Supplements

Proper nutrition is a vital component of healthy weight management. Many individuals find it difficult to maintain an ideal weight and often turn to fad diets to shed unwanted pounds. The problem with most diets is that they are difficult to follow and, once finished, people often revert back to bad habits.

The only way to effectively maintain a healthy weight is by continually evaluating dietary choices and incorporating weight-management guidelines into our daily routine.

Using a nutrient-dense, essential oil-infused meal replacement, like Young Living’s Balance Complete™,Power Meal™, or Pure Protein Complete™ is an excellent way to manage weight without leaving the body deprived of essential vitamins and minerals.

The Value of Meal Replacements

Meal replacements are nutrient-dense formulations that, when substituted for one or more of an individual’s daily meals, can support weight management. An easy solution for cutting calories without compromising vitamin and mineral intake, meal replacements are an easy way to incorporate healthy choices into daily routines.

Young Living’s Most Popular Products for Healthy Weight Management

 

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Self-Health Essentials LLC suggests a way of life for reaching and maintaining peak health. It is based on the best of the latest research and the best of the time-tested methods. Although the medical profession encourages us to take more responsibility for our health, seeking wellness should be done in cooperation with a doctor. More and more physicians are becoming aware of the benefits to be derived from preventive methods, among them optimal nutrition. Self-Health Essentials LLC and information on this site is not to be considered a prescription. You are unique. You have your own set of individual variations-physical, mental, and emotional. Only the doctor who knows, examines, and treats you can prescribe for you. For this reason, the authors, writers and researchers of Self-Health Essentials LLC cannot take medical or legal responsibility of having the contents of this website considered a prescription for anyone.