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Maintaining Your Health With Megan: Colon Health

LeLivN

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeLivN is a blood and liver cleansing blend. LeLivN is designed to digest and eliminate fatty cells and their load of toxins from the liver. The cleaner internal environment created by LeLivN ensures that the new cells created in the liver are healthy and better able to carry oxygen and nutrients to the cells of muscles, organs, and connective tissues. The effects of the extra nutrients and oxygen in the body are far reaching. A healthier liver, cleaner blood, and healthier cells result in the lowering of cholesterol and triglyceride levels and can have a positive influence on type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, for example. LeLivN improves immune function and increases energy levels and stamina. For more information on fatty liver see the description of ledum

GENERAL INFORMATION: In most cases, use LeLivN for major cleansing programs and LeRevitalize for routine maintenance of a healthy liver and bloodstream. LeRevitalize, being a little bit milder, might a be used for mild detoxification programs following periods of increased stress or poor dietary habits.
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LeMillenia

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: "Chiropractor in a bottle" is a good description of this blend except that LeMillenia aligns so much more than just physical structures. LeMillenia aligns the electrical energies of the body, balances every meridian, and energizes every chakra. In addition, LeMillenia maintains the integrity of the connective tissues that wrap, connect, and protect every organ and balances the emotions connected to each organ. LeMillenia balances the moisture and fluid levels in the body.

One of my favorite uses for LeMillenia is in working with ADHD and hyperactivity. Applying LeMillenia to the feet at least once a day can make a profound difference in a childs ability to sit still and concentrate. I use the feet because it is an excellent place to draw essential oils into the body. I also like the feet because the person (it is often a little boy) can put his shoes back on, go to school, and no one teases him because he "smells like flowers." Also consider using LeTranquility along with LeMillenia.
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LeWeightless

EMOTIONALl/PHYSICAL ASPECTS: This delightful blend is designed to function on both the physical and emotional planes, even more than is usual for essential oils. LeWeightless increases metabolism, especially fat burning, and helps to dissolve cellulite. It is a lymph drainer and blood purifier and can be helpful with acne. Emotionally it lightens the weight of our own negativity which is so often the trigger for "binge" eating or junk food consumption. LeWeightless is used in programs for eating disorders such as anorexia.

LeWeightless relieves stress, but it takes a minute. If you can remember to reach for the LeWeightless when you are craving that chocolate bar, then exercise a little self-control for a moment or two, you may find that you move on to something else in your life and the chocolate loses its allure!! This blend also has an effect on the mind, helping it to function more clearly and quickly.
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Anthopogon

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Perhaps anthopogon's most important characteristic in the physical realm is on the immune system. It has been used in Nepal for various types of blood disorders and systemic infections for a very long time. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Padova in Italy has done extensive research as well as gas chromatography and mass spectrometry on this essential oil. Their results, published in a renowned scholarly scientific journal which targets important new discoveries, claim that anthopogon essential oil reduced cancer cell growth in all types of cells tested, using varying treatment protocols and varying concentrations of essential oil. The cancers anthopogon was tested against were ovarian, cervical, and colon-certainly three of the deadliest and fastest moving cancers known. The research team speculated that the high pinene content was responsible, at least in part, for this action. This is truly important new research!

Anthopogon was also shown effective against candida, e-coli, and several other strains of bacteria. Anthopogon is a stimulant essential oil, with a particular affinity for the liver and digestive system. It can stimulate appetite during illness or convalescence. This oil is useful for gouty arthritic conditions. It is strongly anti-inflammatory when applied to fibrous tissues, ligaments, and joints.
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Petitgrain

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Petitgrain has a fresh and revitalizing orange aroma that almost sparkles through the air. Because petitgrain is made from the bark and twigs of the tree, the aroma of petitgrain is stronger and stays in the air longer than other citrus oils.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Emotionally, petitgrain presents us with new ideas and new beginnings. Petitgrain brings us to a state of mind where calm, natural growth, without feelings of being pressured, can occur. It is powerfully stabilizing to high-strung temperaments and volatile dispositions. Petitgrain seems to help lower the defenses and harsh qualities that are often seen in people who are insecure about their worth or place. Petitgrain helps overcome pessimism and insomnia due to anger from feelings of betrayal. It reestablishes equilibrium in the nerves. Petitgrain stimulates the mind, supports memory, and gladdens the heart. Click to Visit Full Page

 

Ylang Complete

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Ylang ylang balances the male-female energies and hormones in the body by stimulating the adrenals and thymus glands. This can balance sexual energy and bring joy, harmony, and passion to relationships. The hormonal support properties of ylang ylang make it useful for the symptoms of PMS and many other hormone related complaints. Ylang ylang is a uterine tonic. Dilute and apply to the abdomen for this function.

As ylang ylang's hormonal properties work in conjunction with its nervine properties, ylang ylang becomes exceptionally effective for depression, irritability, anxiety, rapid breathing, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hypertension, nervous tension, physical and mental exhaustion, nervousness, and insomnia. Ylang ylang is also excellent for routine skin care, more serious skin problems, and hair loss. Ylang ylang is also used to regulate circulation, fight intestinal infections, and alleviate constipation.
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LeAngel, LeReflections, LeRefreshMint,
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Ledum

(Ledum Groenlandicum)

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Ledum has a high sesquiterpene count. Essential oils containing sesquiterpenes cross the blood/brain barrier carrying nutrients and oxygen to the brain. These oils are very calming. This effect is felt, not just by the nervous system, but throughout the body.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Ledum acts as an enzyme to remedy liver dysfunction and aid in liver detoxification. Ledum's action on the liver sets off a chain reaction of improvement throughout the organs of the body. A stronger liver creates a balanced thyroid, a stronger immune system, better functioning kidneys, and clearer skin. Ledum has been used in programs for weight management, obesity, edema, and water retention. A review of recent literature indicates that ledum may be even more anti-carcinogenic and anti-tumoral than frankincense.
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Sunflower Oil

Sunflower carrier oil contains linoleic acid, oleic acid, lecithin, carotenoids and has a high vitamin E content. High oleic sunflower oil has at least 82% oleic acid, giving it greater emollient properties and a longer shelf life. Sunflower oil restores proper moisture balance in skin, whether the problem is dryness or excessive oiliness, while providing a protective barrier that resists infection, especially in premature infants.

Sunflower oil is reported to be helpful for bruises and with leg ulcers.

This oil is quite heavy and rarely used by itself; best as a small percentage of a carrier oil composite blend.

Rosehips

Rosehips have been recognized for generations as a wonderful source of vitamin C. Enough cannot be said about the need for vitamin C and the benefits of ingesting plenty of it on a regular basis.

One not so well known fact about vitamin C is that it is necessary for the absorption of iron from the foods we eat. Folic acid is also required for iron absorption. Folic acid is often found in the same food sources as vitamin C and this is certainly true of rosehips.

 
 
Clementine
(Citrus nobilis)
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of clementine is delightful. It can only be described as absolutely "yummy."
PHYSICAL / EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Clementine is gentler, softer, and sweeter than its parent plant, red mandarin. It is uplifting and gently revitalizing. Clementine is often used for insomnia.
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Eucalyptus (Blue Mallee)
(Eucalyptus polybractea)
PHYSICAL ASPECTS: This variety of eucalyptus, though milder in aroma than globulus, seems to penetrate more deeply into the lungs and bronchial tubes. The aroma makes one feel like trying to take a deep cleansing breath.
GENERAL INFORMATION: Like other eucalyptus varieties, blue mallee gets more antiseptic and effective as it ages.
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Fir Balsam
(Abies balsamea)
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Fir essential oil is excellent during the recovery stage of serious illness, whether the illness is of the body, the mind, or the spirit.
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Grapefruit Pink
(Citrus paradisi)
AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Grapefruit is uplifting to the mind and spirit. It is hard to be negative or anxious in the presence of this oil, because it promotes feelings of joy, confidence, and spontaneity. Grapefruit should be diffused or inhaled for performance stress or to cope with jet lag.
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Juniper Berry
(Juniperus communis)
EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Juniper berry essential oil is suited for people who fear growing up or growing older. The use of juniper berry essential oil is about maturing into wisdom; not just ordinary wisdom but wisdom with compassion. It is about cultivating an understanding of the continuity of life, coupled with a sense of humor. Juniper gives us a feeling of gratitude for the privilege to have learned from the experiences and lessons of life. Juniper berry helps to elevate spiritual awareness and reverence for sacred things. It can open the soul to direction by inspiration and religious principle.
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Pine Needle
(Pinus sylvestris)

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Pine essential oil is useful for moving on from regrets and self-judgement. It can bring relief from feeling the necessity to "carry the whole world" on our own shoulders. Pine helps us to establish a healthy respect for our own needs, including the need to rest and rejuvenate from time to time. Pine is also for those who confuse the acquisition of more and more "facts" as wisdom.
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Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

LeExhilaration

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of this essential oil blend can aid us in maintaining confidence and courage while it helps us improve our overall attitude. It is almost like being given a fresh new outlook and start in life.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeExhilaration is especially beneficial in those situations which appear hopeless and discouraging. With the use of this blend we find our emotions strengthening and stabilizing until we are able to see new and different solutions to old problems. It is as if there are now several paths available to us, but we previously could only see one way out of the woods. Suddenly we are able to see our surroundings in a more comprehensive way. LeExhilaration is also used to release emotional blocks and help us let go of negative feelings and perceptions.

Recent studies have shown that it is in the amygdala (located in the temporal lobes of the brain) where solutions to problems are developed. When we look at a situation, wanting to know what we should do, the amygdala "lights up" and begins to present our minds with possible solutions. Activity in the amygdala increases with the use of LeExhilaration. This increased brain activity gives us more ability to see various new solutions to old problems.
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While weight loss is important, what's more important is the quality
of food you put in your body - food is information that quickly
changes your metabolism and genes.
~ Mark Hyman~

Indium

Indium is said to enhance the absorption in the body of several other minerals and to support hormonal and immune activity.

Glandular malfunction—hypothalamus and the pituitary
Absorption issues
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Colon Health
By Megan Westover

A healthy gut is a hidden key to weight loss and a healthy life. Our large intestine is responsible for carrying the indigestible food out of our bodies, absorbing water, salts, and producing vitamin K. It also digest some of the fiber that the small intestine can't. These might not seem like a lot of things, but when your colon isn't able to do these few things efficiently, we suffer the effects in many ways.

First and foremost, there must be enough water in your colon to be absorbed back into your body as well as move the waste along. When we don't drink enough, the result is constipation. It is harder for our colon to expel waste, as similarly, some of that waste might get stuck in the folds along the way. This blockage might not be noticeable at first but reflects in your health. Vitamins and minerals do not easily digest where there are no receptor sites available. If this gets prolonged, leaky gut and other digestive issues arise. More water will also give us more energy because the energy spent on moving food along when it was so compromised will be spent somewhere else. Bottom line, drink more water. It is a simple fix to a multitude of problems.

Our colon is home to over 700 species of bacteria. These healthy bacteria are needed in our gut to promote normal gastrointestinal functions, regulate metabolism, and help fight infection. They make up at least half of our immune system as well. If our gut is happy, so are we! We can notice a difference in our digestion when we have good bacteria on our side.

Gut flora is different for people who are obese and diabetic compared to someone with average weight and no metabolic irregularities. Healthy flora is helpful in breaking down some of the fiber our small intestine can't, and keeping the yucky stuff in check. It kills the "bugs" so to speak that we want to be expelled and not digested. Having healthy bacteria helps us use the fiber efficiently and absorb the water and vitamins we need. When there is an abundance of bad bacteria, this then can increase the absorption of fatty acids and carbohydrates making you store more calories as fat, because they are unable to breakdown to the core building blocks we can use. Therefore, someone with bad bacteria in their gut can eat the same amount as someone with good gut bacteria and store more of those calories as fat; thus gain more weight.