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Make Your Own Spray Deodorant

Make Your Own Spray Deodorant

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This is a wonderful alternative to the homemade stick deodorant recipe that I posted. Some found that they were having sensitivities to the baking soda base and so this offers another wonderful option and is very time friendly for those of us on a tight and busy schedule.  It takes a matter of mere minutes to make and there is NO clean up! That’s right, you read this correctly, NO clean up.  I don’t know about you but that alone is exciting enough for me.

I cannot take credit for this recipe as it belongs to Stacy McDonald over at Your Sacred Calling.  She has been kind enough to allow me to share her recipe with all of you.

Thank you so very much for the awesome recipe Stacy :D

 

Stacy’s Spritz Deodorant

These blends incorporate oils known for their antibacterial properties and they smell wonderful! I also like the fact that I’ve read several intriguing articles about studies being done on frankincense and cancer! What a good place to put frankincense! And these cute little bottles are small enough to throw in your purse for any “spruce ups” you feel the need for during the day.

Use one of the following blends in the above recipe or have fun creating one of your own.

Mediterranean Nights

  • 14 frankincense
  • 7 bergamot

Rainforest Dream

  • 10 drops orange
  • 7 vetiver
  • 3 drops frankincense
Stay tuned for an upcoming post of Stacy’s wonderful Dusting Powder Recipe to use along with your homemade spray deodorant!

To get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils!

Get started now! referenceguidesmallBy the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on Scentsable Living is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.


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You Can Do It! A Family Integrated Home Business

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I would like to share with you a guest post by Stacy McDonald who has been a wonderful mentor to me along the way.  I have been with Young Living for a little over 2 years now, and although I began it for personal use, there is something called the “accidental paycheck” that I stumbled upon and grew very excited in sharing with others about using essential oils, and the wonderful benefits my family and I have received.  If you are interested in learning more about Young Living essential oils after reading this post, please contact me so we can talk. And now, here is Stacy…

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Most families are separated during the work day, whether or not they want to be. Dad goes off to work. Maybe mom does too. If mom stays home with the children, there is often a harsh financial sacrifice.

But, what if your family could stay home together and work together on a family business? What if you could do it without some huge financial investment, without hours and hours of time and focus? What if mom could get it started by basically doing what she’s doing anyway (using and talking about her essential oils), and dad could help in the background if he wanted to – until her business exploded and he decided he could come home and be with the family all day, every day! Yeah. Really.

dreamstime_xs_29536991 home business faith family workIn 2010, when a friend sent me my first sample of oils, I discovered the huge difference between the essential oils I had been using and Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. I was blown away by the difference.  I had always assumed all oils were basically the same; but, the amazing results we began to experience proved me wrong!

Young Living oils are so pure and so expertly grown and distilled…this is what made the difference! We used them for cuts, scrapes, bruises, cold sores, ear aches, dizziness, headaches, attention span, sleep, snoring, pain management, stress, wart removal, fungus, household mold issues, air cleansing, pregnancy, muscle cramps, PMS, blemishes, bug bites, and the list went on! My husband stopped calling them my “snake oils” and started asking me what oil would work for whatever his needs were! Ha!

But, beyond the health benefits, we discovered that God had more in store for us! He not only wanted us to use the oils for ourselves, He also expected us to share what we had discovered with others! And, in the process, we found that Young Living was an amazing source of additional income for us, as well as for our family and friends!

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As I used my oils in everyday life, I started to get questions from others. Eventually, people wanted to know how they too could get started using essential oils. All I did was give them my member number, so that they could list me as the one who referred them (as their enroller). I quickly discovered just how generous Young Living’s referral program was!

A Family Integrated Business

As a homeschooling mom and pastor’s wife, I was convinced that I didn’t have time to “sell” anything. So, I resisted the “business” aspect of Young Living for quite a while. I simply used my oils and wrote about them on my blog.

At first, I just earned enough to cover the cost of my oils, plus a little extra; but, as I became more deliberate with my sharing habits (offering samples, giving gifts, talking and writing about the oils etc.), it became clear that I was building a growing, thriving organization.

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And it only got better! Other homeschooling and stay-at-home moms—moms who absolutely loved their oils—started to contact me with questions about how to make Young Living a home business. Some of them had already “accidentally” earned paychecks. Others were interested more out of necessity—they needed more income in their households for various reasons (husband’s layoff, medical needs etc.).

Before I knew it, James and I had a strong, growing group of leaders in our organization who were in turn establishing their own strong leaders. And we continued to grow…like crazy!

Stay-at-Home Daughters

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Jessica McDonald, Young Living Senior Star

Recently, our 23-year-old daughter established her own business in our organization, Therapeutically Yours. We found this was a wonderful way for her to earn an income from home—an income from a business she will be able to take into her future marriage. And all that she’s learned about essential oils will be invaluable to her in  her own family someday.

At the same time, we are able to help her build—we work on it together as a family. Even our youngest children like to share with others how much the oils help them!

Multi-Generational

Which brings me to another great reason to make Young Living your family business! The very business structure of Young Living is based on biblical principles. That isn’t to say that Young Living is a “Christian company,” or that it’s run by all Christians, but the business model itself requires that you help others. You cannot succeed in Young Living unless you help others to succeed. If you focus only on yourself, you will never get anywhere. It’s just the way it works.

Which also makes it ideal for helping your children to establish their own business—a business that is ultimately tied to your business, making it easy to invest in their success. It’s a win-win situation for everyone!

Five of our adult children have now established businesses in our organization. Some are thriving and others are just getting started, but they all have reachable goals; and we’re able to invest in their success in a way that also helps us to reach our own personal goals for the future too!

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Blanchard Family
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Hector Family
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Just Getting Started!

Reasons to Consider a Home Business with Young Living

  • Low cost investment (Your only initial investment is a $150.00 starter kit containing products you use!)
  • Stay-at-home mom (and daughter) friendly
  • Stay-at-Home Dad (and son)-friendly
  • Homeschool family-friendly
  • Invest as much or as little time as you want!
  • No bookkeeping
  • No inventory to manage
  • No employees to manage
  • No shipping
  • Self-paced efforts
  • Helps and serves others
  • Finances your family’s healthy lifestyle
  • Tax benefits
  • Travel opportunities (visiting and volunteering at one of the farms would make a great homeschool field trip!)
  • You’ll have help to establish and grow your business by people who have an incentive to teach you everything they know!
  • You decide how much you want to make by how much time and effort you put into it
  • A chance to develop a residual income that offers more time for family and ministry, as well as old age security

Whether you’re simply interested in earning your first Accidental Paycheck or your family is ready to establish a thriving Young Living business, I am here to help you get started!

People get involved in Young Living as a business for various reasons. Here are a few:

  • A desire to help and bless people
  • Need extra income
  • Get out of debt
  • Education costs
  • Looking to build a residual income
  • Vacation/Travel

caleb and mommyTo get started using therapeutic grade essential oils with your family, I recommend purchasing our Premium Starter Kit! This way, you’ll enjoy wholesale prices all the time! It includes eleven of Young Living’s most popular essential oil singles and blends, an ultrasonic diffuser (worth $100.00!), essential oil samples for sharing, and 2 NingXia Red immune boosting drinks! In addition, I’ll send you a free essential oil reference book to help you learn how to start using your essential oils! Get started now!

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By the way, I am not a doctor – just a mom who uses essential oils in her own family. Please know that any information provided on The Common Scents Mom is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

~Thank you so very much Stacy for the opportunity to do a guest post today.  If you are interested in getting started with Young Living and have any questions, please feel free to contact me. ~


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Scented Autumn Pumpkin Craft for Kids

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This is a fun project we did this year to decorate a little for fall.  It’s simple, great for all ages (hey, I’m an adult and love paper crafts, lol! :D ) and a fantastic way to work on shapes with little ones.  The simple shapes to make each pumpkin are by using 3 ovals for the body and 1 rectangle for the stem. When completed with the project, simply spritz with a little cinnamon bark essential oil and hang.  You home will smell wonderful with the scent of fall.

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Supplies needed:

* an oval shape cutter (there are great die-cut machines available to do this, or simply hand cut with scissors)

* a couple of sheets of orange cardstock

* A small strip of brown cardstock for the stem

* scissors

* glue or tape runner

* string to hang pumpkins from

* Cinnamon Bark essential oil

* a small spray bottle for mixing the water and essential oil to spritz on finished project

 

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I was able to cut 27 small ovals from one piece of cardstock (making a total of 9 completed pumpkins), depending on your die cut you may end up with more or less so a couple of pieces of cardstock may be necessary to achiever your desired results.

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Cut the strip of brown cardstock into 9 rectangles, this will be used for the pumpkin stems (size & width isn’t important as long as you have 9).

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Place 2 ovals side by side.  With the top oval, apply a little glue or adhesive from the tape runner to the under side and gently press onto the 2 bottom ovals.  Add a little adhesive to the bottom of a rectangle piece and gently press to the underside of the pumpkin with just enough showing to form a stem.

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Turn you pumpkins over so that the undersides are facing up (not shown in above photo), and tape your string to the backside.  Add 3-5 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil to a small spray bottle filled with about 3 oz. of water.  Spritz your finished project and than hang up to display your child’s artwork (or yours ;-) ).  Spritz some into the air as a room freshener as well.  For health benefits of Young Living’s Cinnamon Bark essential oil, visit here.

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There are so many ways to use these little pumpkins, you can even use on on the front of a homemade greeting card to send a warm fall greeting to someone you love.

Have fun making fall memories with your children.


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Essential Oils and Chemtrails

As a little girl, I remember laying in the grass, looking up at the clouds and soaking in the warm summer weather.  I remember cloud formations and trying to see what shapes each one looked like to me.  I even remember looking up and watching the trails that would come from the airplane overhead and how it would slowly disappear as the plane flew further across the sky.  Today though, have you noticed?  The trails behind the planes are not the same.  Instead of dissipating, the trail lingers and actually widens, rippling through the sky, overlapping in a criss-cross pattern with another trail.  Later in the day, or over the next couple of days, the sky is no longer clear but instead hazy with rippling cloud-like formations and overcast.  We’ve seen them by the airports, we’ve noticed them over our city, and even above our house.  Many are now referring to them as chemtrails.

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It wasn’t until seeing a picture on the internet that my interest peaked in wanting to learn more.  It was a picture exactly like that of what I have personally noticed in the sky and it was called, What Are They Spraying Into Our Skies (see video below).

So what are chemtrails and what does this have to do with essential oils?  First let’s take a look at what they are spraying into our air and than we’ll get into essential oils, please take a moment to watch this video…

(The above video is part 1 of 7 and will introduce you to what is going on.  All 7 parts are worth the watch and can be done so by clicking on the video above and clicking on “YouTube.”)

Toxic Chemicals Being Sprayed Into Our Air:

Here is a list of contaminants found in a recent sample of chemtrails in Phoenix, Arizona, these contaminants are considered beyond the toxic limits to the human body–

  • Cadmium 126 times the toxic limit,
  • Chromium 282 times the toxic limit,
  • Nickel 169 times the toxic limit,
  • Aluminum 6,400 times the toxic limit,
  • Iron 28,000 times the toxic limit,
  • Magnesium 5.3 times the toxic limit,
  • Potassium 793 times the toxic limit,
  • Sodium15.9 times the toxic limit,
  • Barium 278 times the toxic limit,
  • Manganese 5,820 times the toxic limit, and
  • Zinc 593 times the toxic limit.

This raised many questions in my mind, some of them being why are these chemicals being sprayed into our air?  Are they making people sick?

Chemtrails have been reported to cause:

I came across this information via Global Skywatch which lists the following symptoms as being associated with chemtrails:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sinus pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Frequently cracking joints
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Anger issues
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Looping thoughts or songs
  • Salty-metallic taste to the air
  • Chemical taste to the air
  • Swelling/inflammation
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Changes in eyesight
  • Near or farsightedness
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Accelerated heart beat
  • Heart pain
  • Skipping heart beats
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of balance
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Stomach pain
  • Frequent illness
  • Difficulty achieving deep sleep
  • Vivid or restless dreams

There are reports that after heavy chemtrailing in a particular area, visits to the ER for respiratory issues tend to increase!  For me personally, I experience sever pressure and burning in my sinuses accompanied with headaches.

“These symptoms are being experienced by a rapidly-growing number of people around the world. They are commonly associated with the appearance of chemtrails.

Most of these symptoms are commonly associated with mercury poisoning. A few other items are associated with aluminum and barium toxicity.”

Some even call it the chemtrail flu.  You’re sick. Your nose is stuffy. Your body aches, You’re sweaty, coughing, sneezing and you don’t have enough energy to get out of bed.  You can read more about it from Global Skywatch here.

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(photo taken from my cell phone at an intersection by our home)

Essential Oils to Help Detox from Chemtrails

How can I protect myself from the effects of these chemicals, especially knowing that my sinuses are triggered in such an intense way after these overhead sprayings? Essential oils have the ability to bind to the metals and also to petrochemicals and pull these substances out of the tissue, blood and brain. This is the protocol that I have currently been using with many thanks to Essential Survival for sharing (link posted at bottom of article) and will share other products that are known to be heavy metal detoxifiers as well.

Purification   I currently use two essential oils that assist in the detoxification of metals after heavy spraying of chemtrails over our area.  Those two23562_322426862496_291337217496_3451881_5761499_a essential oils are Purification and Helichrysum.  I simply apply a drop to my finger and swipe the inside of my cheek with one or both oils, sometimes I simply place a drop of each under my tongue.  I will repeat this process every 10 minutes for the first hour and than about every 2 hours throughout the remainder of the day. I than do this about 2-3 times a day thereafter and continue through the remainder of an entire week.

As with any detox, I am sure to drink LOTS of water to help my organs move these substances through my body.

 I have also used both of these oils first thing in the morning along with an oil pulling routine.

Upon further research and interest in wanting to learn more about essential oils in detoxing from these chemicals and metals, I learned that Gary Young developed the following blend, Juva Cleanse, originally to help his wife Mary release from her blood a heavy load of uranium, lead and mercury, (unknowingly exposed during her early years whilst working in gold mines in Central America). Gary Young was convinced that assisting and supporting the liver is the number one step in any detoxification program. Juva Cleanse is a most powerful liver cleanser as well as a nerve tonic.

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JUVA CLEANSE

This oil blend has become one of the most important Young Living oils addressing heavy metal detoxification. It contains: Helichyrsum, Celery seed, and Ledum

Ledum (shown in clinical studies to protect the liver and improve bile
function) functions as an enzyme and digests the fat cells in the liver

Helichyrsum, acts as a major chelating agent of metallics and chemicals

Celery seed
is a diuretic and purges/ transports the water out of the fat cells as well as addressing the microbes that feed on the heavy metals

Ledum and Helichyrsum are synergistic – dissolving fat cells, that hold the toxins, releasing them out of the liver into the colon (colon cleansing is crucial to!)

At the Young Life Clinic Juva Cleanse has become the #1 detox oil for heavy metals and petro-chemicals.

Using Juva Cleanse:  JuvaCleanse was created for Mary Young to chelate high levels of heavy metals out of her blood. In six months, her tests were normal. Taking two capsules a day is more effective than chelation therapy.  JuvaCleanse oil is for the chelation of chemicals and metals, it reduces fat deposits in the liver, improves liver enzymatic function, releases emotional blueprints (which we all carry around, i.e. anger, etc.), improves Human Growth Hormone, may improve digestion, eyesight, skin and hair condition.  Gary Young has had numerous reports from various distributors that JuvaCleanse has reduced depression and addictions in people and has seen remarkable results.  This essential oil blend was created for dietary, topical and applicable use.

How to use: When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 ounces of liquid (i.e., goat’s or rice milk).  For topical application, it can be applied to Vita Flex points on feet and especially over the liver.

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During the process of a heavy metal detox it is important to replenish the body with healthy minerals and Young Living’s Mineral Essence is a wonderful supplement to assist the body in doing so.   It is a balanced organic, ionic mineral complex with more than 60 different minerals. Without minerals, vitamins cannot be properly assimilated or absorbed by the body. Mineral Essence has a natural electrolyte balance, helping to prevent disease and premature aging, and minerals are necessary for proper immune and metabolism functions.

Mineral Essence also includes essential oils to enhance bioavailability. To demonstrate this, a group of volunteers consumed a teaspoon of liquid trace minerals without essential oils. Each volunteer experienced diarrhea within 24 hours.  Following a washout period of several days, the same volunteers were given double the dosage of the same liquid trace minerals blended with essential oils. None experienced diarrhea.

INGREDIENTS:

• Purified water is needed to dilute the minerals for liquifying
this blend.
• Honey is an emulsifier and natural sweetener.
• Royal Jelly is a substance fed to queen bees that allows
them to live thirty to forty times longer than worker bees. It is
very rich in amino acids, minerals, and vitamins B5 and B6. It
stimulates the adrenal glands to increase energy.
• Trace mineral complex includes beryllium, bismuth, boron,
bromine, calcium, carbon, cesium, chloride, chromium,
copper, gallium, germanium, gold, hafnium, indium, iodine,
iron, lithium, lutecium, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum,
eurogen, nickel, niobium, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium,
rubidium, scandium, selenium, silica, silver, sodium, strontium,
sulfur, tantalum, thallium, tin, titanium, tungsten, vanadium,
yttrium, zinc, and zirconium.

ESSENTIAL OILS:
Lemon (Citrus limon) promotes leukocyte formation and
increases immune function.
Cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum) is antiinfectious,
antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic and
anticoagulant.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) promotes healthy digestion
and mineral absorption.

Some of this information sourced from the Essential Oil Desk Reference Fourth Edition.

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Please note that I am not a conspiracy theorist and am just your average person who has noticed a change in our skies and feeling the effects because of it.  It wasn’t until I noticed a similar picture on the internet that I learned of chemtrails and have looked further into them since than.  If you are interested in learning more about them, I would encourage you to do so.

The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.

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Sources:

Natural News

Global Skywatch

Essential Survival


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Essential Oils, a Serving Spoon, and a Bandage

20130709_101301-1      My son sprained his wrist playing football with a few neighborhood friends.  After assessing the situation and having him move his fingers, move his hand up and down along with side to side we were able to determine that there wasn’t a break.  He had lost a little bit of strength, which is common in the way he had landed, so we settled on supportive splinting along with  strategies to minimize inflammation and discomfort.  This is where our essential oils, a serving spoon, and a bandage came in.  :-)

      First we needed to determine which essential oil single or blend to use.   <— You can view a printable chart in the link provided.

       Using the essential oils that we had on hand, we opted for YL Marjoram to treat the muscle, YL Lemongrass to treat ligament, YL Clove for the pain and YL Peppermint for a cooling, soothing feeling that would also help alleviate any swelling (Young Living’s Deep Relief roll-on is another excellent choice and  would have been my “go to” if I had it on hand during this incident).

       My objective was to get the oils onto him, support his wrist and wrap it right away.  I made up a blend using coconut oil as my carrier oil and to it added a couple drops of each oil mentioned above.

       For the support, my first thought was to use a ruler to help keep his wrist straight, but my little sister mentioned something with more of a “natural” curve that he could cup his hand over and than said, “You know, like a soup spoon or something.”  GENIUS!!!!  The serving spoon handle was straight which allowed for the stability and yet it’s natural curve allowed his hand to be wrapped in a comfortable, natural position.

               My little guy was happy and comfortable.  The pain of his wrist dangling was no more and the support of the serving spoon was quite welcomed.  The essential oils went to work to provide relief and encourage healing and this makes a Mama feel encouraged and empowered to know that with simple supplies around the home, and my Young Living essential oils, I was equipped to take care of his pain with a quickness.

After the oils were applied and his wrist supported and wrapped, we prayed giving thanks to the Lord for His protection, and for equipping us both with what we needed to care for our loved ones, ministering to their pain.

Should this happen again (I have boys, it’s a matter of time) I now know that the next sprain is only some essential oils, a serving spoon, and a bandage away.  ;-)

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Don’t forget to click on the link to view which essential oils to use for which (muscle, bone spurs, ligaments, etc…if you missed it, don’t worry, you don’t have to scroll up, simply click here :D


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Ningxia Wolfberries: Powerful SUPERfood! Shelf Stable – A Prepper’s Delight!

Ningxia Wolfberry  What is a Superfood?

“Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients, and essential amino acids. Goji berries contain an extraordinary amount of unique nutrients and anti-oxidants that give them amazing power as a superfood in our diets.” (via Natural News)

Ningxia Wolfberries are one of the top superfoods for a good reason. Not only are they loaded full of antioxidants and benefit the immune system, they are also effective against cancer in the body, prevent fatigue and improve eyesight.

From personal experience we have seen my mother-in-law’s blood pressure dramatically decrease over a two week period and resulted in her no longer needing medication, that was over a year ago.  She continues to take Ningxia Red daily.

Nutritional Profile of Wolfberries

NutrientsInWolfberry1      In the mid-1980′s when biochemists at the Ningxia Institute of Nutrition analyzed the Ningxia wolfberry, they found that it is 15 percent  protein (dry weight), and contains at least 21 essential minerals, as well as significant levels of vitamins such as thiamin (B1),  niacin (B3),  and vitamin C.  In fact, the Ningxia wolfberry is the richest known whole-food source of natural vitamin B1 or thiamin, which is essential for proper energy production, carbohydrate metabolism, and thyroid function.

Protein: The Ningxia wolfberry contains as much protein as raw oats and is one of the richest known sources of plant protein.  Just as important as the total protein content are the amino acids (building blocks of protein). Wolfberries contain 18 kinds of amino acids (six times higher than bee pollen) and contain all 8 essential amino acids.  The wolfberry is rich in the essential amino acid leucine, as well as the semi-essential amino acid L-arginine.   Leucine is not synthesized in the body and therefore it is critical that foods containing leucine be included in one’s diet as it is the only dietary protein that has the capacity to cause the growth of muscle tissue.  In studies it has shown to slow muscle atrophy.  Arginine is considered an important nutrient for healthy immunity.   At 1% dry weight, the wolberry contains a higher percentage of this amino acid than any other plant source.  A large number of clinical studies show that supplemental L-arginine boosts non-inflammatory components of immunity such as the gamma interferon and natural killer (NK) cells which are very powerful immune cells that can detect virally infected or mutated (cancerous) cells and tag them for destruction.

Protein is also a vital building block of white blood cells and antibodies, which are some of the most prolifically reproducing cells in the body.

A healthy thymus gland is vital for optimum cell-mediated immunity.  It acts as a training camp to physically condition and train SWAT teams of T-lymphocytes to recognize and wipe out disease-causing infections or growth-crazed cancer cells.  Studies have shown that in autopsies of protein-deficient children, the thymus gland is shrunken and nonfunctional.  Doctor’s refer to it as the “barometer of nutrition,” because lack of protein shrinks the thymus gland, thereby impairing immune response.

Ningxia Wolfberry

Location, Location, Location: Silt Water and Minerals

The Location where the Ningxia Wolfberry crop is grown is a large, contributing factor to the rich mineral profile of the Ningxia wolfberry.   The Yellow River flood plain, where the Ningxia wolfberry crop is concentrated, derives its water from the foothills of the Himalayan range, the Bayan Har Mountains, in Qinghai Provence.

As this water flows down through mountain gorges and valleys, it becomes charged with minerals.  By the time it reaches the Ningxia province of Northern China, it is mineral-rich silt water.  Silt concentration in the river is so high that the Yellow River is named for the coloration these minerals impart to the water.

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Vitamins and Minerals: Key to Long Life

Vitamins and minerals often work in pairs, such that many minerals cannot be assimilated in the body without the process of a specific vitamin.  It is interesting to note that the Ningxia wolfberry contains many of these vitamin-mineral pairs.  Also, wolfberries contain up to 21 trace minerals (the main ones being zinc, iron, copper, calcium, germanium, selenium and phosphorous) and more vitamin C (500 x’s more), by weight, than oranges. 

Some of the many functions that minerals perform in the body are:

  • electrolyte balance in the cells
  • nerve conduction for muscle contraction
  • bone and teeth formation
  • enzyme action

Minerals are so important that every process in the body depends on them.

Potassium: Increasing your intake of potassium can potentially slow the age-related decline of GABA and growth hormone.  The Ningxia wolfberry is the highest known, whole-food source of potassium.

Zinc: Ningxia wolfberry is a vegetarian source of zinc, a mineral critical for healthy immunity.  The dried berry has five times as much zinc as brussel sprouts and more zinc than raw eggs.  Zinc plays an important role in the production of the natural killer cells, IgG, gamma interferon, and tumor necrosis factor alpha.  Zinc also enhances the microbe-killing activity of macrophages.

Fiber: With over 21% fiber by weight, the Ningxia wolfberry has more fiber than oat bran and double the fiber of buckwheat.  It is also rich in soluble fiber, which is highly efficient in removing triglycerides and cholesterol from the blood and lowering the risk of heart disease.  Numerous studies show a high intake of soluble fiber with lowered blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health.  Cholesterol is one of the few compounds in the body that cannot be broken down into smaller components and excreted.  The only mechanism by which cholesterol can be flushed from the body is through bile acids.  Besides lowering cholesterol, a diet high in fiber has been directly linked to a lower risk of cancer, increased stability of blood sugar levels and a lowered risk of heart disease.

More than Vitamins, Minerals, and Amino Acids

The Ningxia wolfberry is more than just a whole food high in minerals and vitamins; it also contains many unique phytonutrients that have been shown to protect the liver, eyes, heart, and cellular DNA from age-related degeneration and disease.

Carotenoids: As one of the richest sources of carotenoids (more beta-carotene than carrots), the Ningxia wolfberry can provide significant immune-boosting potential. Some of these carotenoids are zeaxanthin, lutein, and beta-cryptoxanthin.

  • Zeaxanthnin & Lutein – Zeaxanthin is a pigment concentrated in the eye.  Both zeaxanthin and lutein have been shown to protect against skin cancer and protect the eyes against such diseases as age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of blindness in older people.
  • Beta-cryptoxanthin – has been shown to inhibit cancer.  It has also been researched for stimulating bone growth and linked to an 18 percent reduced incidence of glaucoma in a Harvard study.
  • Cerebrosides & Pyrroles – In 1998 Korean researchers discovered special compounds in wolfberries that afford powerful protection for the most important organ in the human body: the liver.  Known as pyrroles and cerobrosides, these nutrients have been shown to protect against liver damage caused by both toxins and hepatitis.
  • Polysaccharides – the Ningxia wolfberry ranks high in a protein-sugar complex known as polysaccharides which are known to have documented cardioprotective, anticancerous, and immune-stimulating properties.  The first wolfberry polysaccharide was identified in 1994 when Chinese biochemists extracted a protein carbohydrate complex (also known as a glycoprotein) from the wolfberry.  The Lycium barbarum polysaccharide is a low-glycemic, long-chain molecule which could be responsible for the many immune-boosting, anticancer, and cardiovascular protective benefits.

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All Sugars Are Not Equal

The Ningxia wolfberry is shown to have one of the lowest glycemic indices of any food.   A glycemic index is a measure of impact a food has on blood sugar levels two hours after ingestion.  The lower the rise in blood sugar levels, the lower the glycemic index.

The consumption of low glycemic foods is very important for minimizing the insidious denegenerative damage caused by long term, elevated blood sugar levels, which are strenuous to the heart, kidney, pancreas, and circulatory system.  Over time, the injury can become cumulative, shaving years off one’s life.

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Many More Benefits

  • Ningxia wolfberries have a high ORAC value which helps prevent oxidation and also decreases aging by preserving the cells in the body.
  • Most fitness experts will recommend consuming Ningxia wolfberries daily and in smoothies or as snack to a meal because studies have shown it to help greatly in weight loss and in keeping the body youthful and looking young.
  • Studies have shown that Ningxia wolfberries reduce fatigue and improve circulation greatly.
  • Research has shown that Ningxia wolfberries not only enhance the sexual function in men, but also are good for enhancing fertility in women.
  • Ningxia wolfberries can be classified as an adaptogenic aid in that they enhance the body’s ability to successfully adapt to stress.
  • And MORE!!!

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Ancient Chinese say it ‘replenishes the vital essence’ and ‘fortifies the life force.’ Modern science shows that Ningxia wolfberries confirm the legend.

The Ningxia wolfberry is revered as one of the world’s most powerful antioxidant fruits, higher than any other wolfberry. It contains an array of nutrients, including 18 amino acids, vitamin C, essential fatty acids, ellagic acid plus vitamins, minerals and protein.

These premium quality, whole dried wolfberries (Lycium barbarum) are exclusively sourced from the Ningxia province in northwest China, holder of the prestigious Green Certificate, the equivalent of organic certification in the USA. Most importantly, they are free of nitrates and air dried using no sulphites, retaining their natural goodness. When you eat Young Living’s dried wolfberries, you are guaranteed of the highest quality available.

Use whole dried Ningxia wolfberries as a snack for growing children (see recipe below). For a nutritional boost for all ages, add them to breakfast cereal, porridge, salads or any recipe using dried fruit.

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A Prepper’s Delight!

Young Living’s Ningxia Wolfberry is Green Certified and shelf stable.  The only ingredient in the package is the dehydrated Ningxia Wolfberries itself, no sulfites, no nitrates.  Considering all the health benefits provided, it is an excellent addition to any survivalist/prepper pantry.

Toss some into oatmeal for a complete breakfast, make some homemade granola (see recipe below).  Use it as a nutritious snack for everybody and it’s a great way to get your fruit in during those times where access to fresh fruit may be limited.

The wolfberry can also be made into a tea, which has been used in Asia to help with treatment of diabetes and help regulate high blood sugar.  When taken internally as a tea, it is also helpful with digestive issues and has been noted to aid in digestive related problems and illnesses such as ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome.

As if that weren’t enough,  Ningxia wolfberries contain a tremendous amount of hydrogen which is very important in times when water is scarce, it’s a critical part of survival.

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Recipe

Evelyn’s Vanilla Wolfberry Granola Recipe:

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  • 4 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Spelt Flour
  • 1/2 cup Blue Agave
  • 1/3 cup Hemp Seed Oil
  • 1 cup NingXia Wolfberries (slightly rehydrated)
  • 1 cup Hazelnuts (I used almonds)
  • 4 Tablespoons pure Vanilla Extract (I recommend the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract it’s the best tasting by far!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 325°.

In small bowl add wolfberries, add enough hot tap water to cover, let sit for 4 minutes, then drain.

In large bowl combine all ingredients and stir well until mixture is evenly moistened. Spread entire mixture onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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Sources for this article:

Essential Oils Desk Reference by LSP

 NaturalNews.com

Health & Survival

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