Here’s a fun read with ten quick tips for your good health!
Weight Loss – KISS (Keep It Simple Sweetie)
The key to weight-loss is highly personalized. You might respond to a vegan diet while another person sees results with a low carb diet. One large research study’s findings go along with the old phrase “keep it simple.”
In easy to understand terms, calories in should be less than calories out if you are trying to lose weight. In this ongoing study of over 10,000 people who lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for five years, most all of them had made a habit of eating less and exercising more (1).
Did you know…Some people believe certain aromas can help curb an appetite?
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Sleep Well with Aromatherapy
Can you smell your way into slumber? Actually, there have been multiple human studies demonstrating that the aroma of lavender may help you get to sleep (2, 3, 4)? Other scents for catching some ZZZs include: German chamomile, neroli, and patchouli.
Do You Drink Enough Water?
The National Academy of Medicine recommends that women should drink at least 72 fluid ounces of water each day and men should drink at least 104 fluid ounces (5). Here are a few more tips:
- The color and amount of urine you have can help notify you to drink more water.
- Caffeine and alcohol can have a diuretic effect and require you to get more fluid.
- About 1/5 of your total water intake comes from the foods you eat, like soup, a fresh salad, or a juicy peach (6).
Drinking enough water can help quench your thirst and improve your skin’s texture. Plus, certain carrier oils are especially nourishing. Here are three great oils to try topically:
- Avocado Oil - (Persea americana) is thick, and loaded with omega-3 fats and vitamins (including vitamin E). It is especially nourishing for dry or chapped skin.
- Jojoba Oil - (Simmondsia sinensis) is the carrier oil most similar to our skin’s own sebum, and absorbs well with a non-greasy texture. It also has a long shelf life.
- Evening Primrose Oil – (Oenothera biennis) is rich in omega-6 fats that nourish and softens dry skin. It penetrates deeply and is especially good for mature skin.
“A distracted brain is a dumb brain,” according to Earl Miller, neuroscience professor at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT (7). Our brain power strengthens with endurance exercise, which, for the brain, is prolonged and uninterrupted concentration. So, put your cell phone down and focus on a great book or crossword puzzle.
Three Great Aromas to Help Improve Concentration
The Skin is Our Body’s Largest Organ of Absorption
Most of us would agree: eating clean and avoiding chemical ingredients is good for our health. But, did you know that what you put on your skin is also very important? The skin is porous and represents about 16% our total body weight, soaking in what you put on (8)!
Animals Make Great Friends
If you need a mood boost, try talking to your dog, petting a kitten, or watching tropical fish swim. Scientists have shown that animals can impressively improve your mental health.
In one study, stressed adults were asked to pet a rabbit, turtle, or toy. The ones who chose a live creature (rabbit or turtle) experienced stress relief, while the toy petting had no effect (9).
CBD Products for Your Furry Friends
How can CBD Help Take the Edge Off?
These days, everybody is talking about the stress relieving benefits of CBD. So, what’s all the buzz?
CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants that doesn’t get you high, but can offer beneficial body changes. It works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of receptors that run throughout the human body, and can relay messages to relieve pain, anxiety, and more. While more research is needed, scientists think that CBD’s anxiety reducing effects relate to ECS receptors through the body, and serotonin and GABA receptors in the brain (10).
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Pump Up Your Positive Attitude!
A positive attitude isn’t just good for you mentally. It can also improve your health! According to research, here are some health benefits of keeping your glass half full (11):
- Live longer.
- Live happier.
- Have stronger immunity.
- Improved your cardiovascular health.
- You are better at coping with stress.
Three Happy Aromas
All We Need is Love
Love is good for our mental and physical health! It gives us happiness, security, companionship, and so much more. One 2010 study linked loving relationships (romantic, or with friends and family) to living longer (12).
Hugs are the best!
1. National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) http://www.nwcr.ws/Research/default.htm. Accessed 9/16/2021.
2. Lari, Z., et al. (2020). Efficacy of inhaled Lavandula angustifolia Mill. Essential oil on sleep quality, quality of life and metabolic control in patients with diabetes mellitus type II and insomnia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 251, 112560.
3. Lucena, L., Santos-Junior, J., Tufik, S., & Hachul, H. (2020). Effect of Lavender Essential Oil on Sleep in Postmenopausal Women with Insomnia: Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial. Sleep, 43(Supplement 1), A190-A191.
4. Polonini, H., et al. (2020). Intranasal use of lavender and fennel decreases salivary cortisol levels and improves quality of sleep: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 34, 101015.
5. The National Academy of Sciences. Dietary References Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. https://www.nap.edu/read/10925/chapter/6#102. Accessed 9/16/2021.
6. The Nutrition Source: Water. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/water/. Accessed 9/16/2021.
7. Heid, M. (2021). Can We Use More of Our Brain? Special Time Magazine Edition: Your Body: A Guide to Total Wellness.
8. Venus, M., Waterman, J., & McNab, I. (2010). Basic physiology of the skin. Surgery (Oxford), 28(10), 469-472.
9. Oaklander, M. (2010). Why Do Animals Make Us Feel So Good? Special Time Edition. Your Body: A Guide to Total Wellness.
10. Blessing, E., Steenkamp, M., Manzanares, J., & Marmar, C. (2015). Cannabidiol as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders. Neurotherapeutics, 12(4), 825-836.
11. Positive Thinking: Stop Negative Self-Talk to Reduce Stress (2020). https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/positive-thinking/art-20043950. Accessed 9/16/2021.
12. Ducharme, J. (2021). Five Ways Love is Good for Your Health. Special Time Magazine Edition. Your Body: A Guide to Total Wellness.