Health Benefits of Massage – More than a Luxury…

Massage is a MUST!It’s common to think of massage as a luxury,  reserved for those who have excess money at their disposal.  Massage is much more a necessity for those of us who believe in maintenance health care, and as insurance against much more expensive care in the long run.  While it is indeed a “feel-good” kind of experience, in truth, it can make you feel better and better as your body is given the ongoing care and attention that a trained massage therapist can provide.

Benefits of massage are many, but here are a few. Massage can:

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow — the body’s natural defense system
  • Alleviate low back pain and improve range of motion
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ — the skin
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • exercise and stretch weak, tight or atrophied muscles
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins — amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Relieve migraine pain

These are only a few of the many benefits of massage.  Take time to give your body the care it deserves, and it will reward you with more strength, flexibility, comfort and longevity.

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Spring Cleaning! 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse

5-Day Nutritive CleanseA GENTLE, EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO CLEANSING:  Many health experts recommend cleansing as a normal, preventive practice, yet a majority of people only cleanse after they are sick or diseased.  Young Living’s 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse eases the process with a simple, energizing program that helps you say goodbye to the obstacles and excuses that prevent you from cleansing.  A minimum of four, short, easy cleanses a year with Young Living’s 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse and continued nutritional maintenance will help balance the extremes of the modern diet.

THE DANGERS OF THE MODERN DAY DIET  Modern diets have degenerated into high calories, low-to-no-nutrients, very little fiber, and dangerously high levels of sweeteners.  These quickly digested “foods” flood the bloodstream, causing insulin levels to soar. High levels of insulin are associated with increased inflammation.  Recent research indicates that inflammation is at the root of all chronic diseases.(1)  Excess blood sugar and insulin surges eventually lead to chronic problems like diabetes and cardiovascular damage.  In addition, high blood sugar and insulin often play a pivotal role in problems like hypertension and kidney damage, weak and brittle vessels and veins, and a number of serious chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.(2) One noticeable symptom of excessive insulin and high blood sugar is abdominal obesity. (3)  About two-thirds of American adults are overweight.  One third are clinically obese. (4)  This condition also increases your risk for heart disease, cholesterol imbalance, cancer, female infertility, and gallstones. (5) Excess insulin and high blood sugar create a vicious cycle.  You crave simple carbohydrates because they enter the blood quickly.  Then, a surplus of insulin is produced which causes more hunger.  In response to hunger, you eat more.  overeating causes more body fat to accumulate and it activates more insulin.  This merry-go-round of insulin spikes leaves you tired, hungry, and unfocused. Balance-Complete

RESTORE BALANCE WITH BALANCE COMPLETE  Young Living’s Balance Complete is an energizing, super-food shake high in a Young Living proprietary fiber blend called V-Fiber.  Research from the Life Extension  Foundation shows that fiber blends produce more viscosity (thickness and absorption) and are more effective than one type of fiber alone.  Young Living’s cutting edge blend of soluble and insoluble fiber (11 grams per serving) is ideal for cleansing, weight-loss, and everyday health maintenance.* Ingredients found in this effective fiber blend have been shown to help maintain normal BALANCE COMPLETE INGREDIENTSblood sugar levels*  As the fiber mixes with water, it swells in the intestines, providing bulk that absorbs and removes toxins and excess fat from the digestive tract.*  While some cleanses negatively affect intestinal flora, the V-Fiber mix contains a probiotic fiber that nurtures beneficial microflora like Lactobacillus and Bifido bacteria while decreasing pathogenic bacteria.*(6) It should be noted that a sudden increase in fiber may initially cause a minor amount of gas and bloating for some people. This is partially due to the fact that the average American diet lacks fiber.  The American Food Nutrition Board recommends a minimum of 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women.(7)  Typical Americans eat only half of that amount.  If you experience gas or bloating, reduce the amount of Balance Complete and increase the dosage of Young Living’s progressive essential oil blend Digest + Cleanse.

DIGEST + CLEANSE DIGEST + CLEANSE is a totally unique Purely Oils product.  It supplies therapeutic-grade peppermint, caraway, lemon, and other essential oils directly to the intestine with Precision Delivery soft-gel capsules. research shows that enteric-coated peppermint is effective for gastrointestinal upset (8)  A blend of peppermint and  caraway oil, taken three times daily, is shown to reduce gas and soothe the intestinal tract.(9) Lemon oil, another key ingredient in Digest + Cleanse, has an equally long history.  Jean Valnet, famous medical doctor and practitioner of aromatherapy, says lemon oil stimulates gastrohepatic and pancreatic secretions. (10) Other supportive oils in Digest + Cleanse — ginger, fennel and anise — have a long tradition of cleansing and improving digestive function.  They are reported to soothe the bowel, improve gastrohepatic and pancreatic secretions.(10) Other supportive oils in Digest + Cleanse — ginger, fennel and anise — have a long tradition of cleansing and improving digestive function.  They are reported to soothe the bowel, improve elimination, and activate various digestive organs.* Take one capsule 30-60 minutes before each Balance Complete shake to greatly increase the effectiveness and comfort of the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse.

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NINGXIA RED’S reputation as a powerful, natural antioxidant and nutrient dense infusion is unmatched.  NingXia Red provides dynamic and sustainable energy, making it ideal for maintaining energy while cleansing. There are two distinct phases in the cleansing process.  In phase one, toxins are broken down and made water soluble.  Phase two removes these toxins from the body.  NingXia Red provides essential nutrients that enhance both phases of detoxification. NinXia Red is loaded with nutrients that nourish and support pancreatic and liver function.*  Like Balance Complete, NingXia Red contains constituents that may help maintain normal blood sugar levels.*  It is high in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, flavonoids, carotenoids, cerebrosides, pyrolles, and zeaxanthin.  Easy to digest, delicious to the taste, and with a glycemic index of only eleven, NingXia Red is an ideal part of any cleansing program.

5-Day Nutritive CleanseYOUNG LIVING’S 5-DAY NUTRITIVE CLEANSE PROGRAM  To get the greatest cleansing benefit, delete the snacks from your program.  If you have a high metabolism or if you experience excessive hunger, add the suggested snacks.A full eating chart for five days will be provided with your cleanse components.

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DAILY BUILDING + CLEANSING MAINTENANCE WITH CORE ESSENTIALS  Using Young Living’s 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse, you will experience gentle and effective cleansing to improve overall well-being.  After the initial cleanse, make Core Essentials part of your permanent daily nutritional regimen.

Logo Notes:

1.  Ann Undersood, “Quieting a Body’s Defenses,” Newsweek, Summer 2005, pp 26-28

2.  “Novel Fiber Limits,” Life Extension, Collector’s Edition, 2005, pp 86-87

3. Ibid.

4.  Alan R. Gaby, MD, The Natural Pharmacy, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006

5.  Ibid, 446-447

6.  “FiberAid,”, DKSH, Switzerland Ltd., http://www.dksh.com/…/dkah/central/resources.nsf/ingref/4

7.  “Benefiber,” http://www.benefiber.com

8.  Gaby, The Natural Pharmacy, 281

9.  Ibid

10.  John Valnet MD, The Practice of Aromatherapy, Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press., 1982, 150-155

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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