Essential oils have been used for centuries in cultures around the world in perfumes, rituals and ceremonies, and for medicinal purposes. There is evidence that the use of essential oils dates as far back as 3000 BC with the ancient Egyptian use for burial. The ancient Greeks and Romans used essential oils in perfumes and massage, as well as treating injuries. Use of essential oils can be found in the Ayurvedic medicine in India, which is used to balance the body naturally. The use of essential oils spread to China with the opening of trade routes.
Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The egg or the chicken? Undoubtedly, you have heard this conondrum before. But have you ever wondered why? Some of you wonder why anyone would eat a filthy chicken or its eggs in the first place. Others, just the opposite - they love it and would eat it daily! In the wake of the never ending firestorm of commercials, books, ads, etc., you have been overwhelmed by the sheer ability of the billion dollar ad companies to tell that what you were told you were supposed to hear and is absolutely the answer to your problem.
Summer is here!Keep your cool with essential oilsThe summer months have begun, school's are winding down and we are all ready for the slower pace of summer. Take time to re-energize your body during the longer days ahead. Getting plenty of fresh air and sunlight can help the body to re-balance itself naturally. Visit your local farmer's market to take advantage of all of the fresh fruits and veggies coming in to season.
So, since I got you attention with that silly title, just want to let you know there are no such things as superfoods. Sorry to upset you about that. There are foods that we know that are good for us though. Veggies anyone? Also, this post is about what the media relays as "research" and then there is research and totality of evidence. So, don't fall for the latest and greatest media article on "superfoods" or this food will cure your weight loss woes. How to help yourself understand nutrtion better? Here are some tips
I have suffered from seasonal allergies every spring since I was a teenager. May was always the worst month for me. Everyone would be outside enjoying the beauty of the earth re-awakening from the ice and cold of winter, and I would be inside sneezing and rubbing my eyes that itched so bad I could hardly stand it. A year ago I was introduced to DoTERRA and as someone who is interested in more natural remedies, I tried a few of the oils and was pleased with the results.
Living “bodyrite” has become a common household phrase in the BodyRite community. My clients know that I am all about lifestyle and “walking the code” as I call it. I spend the majority of my speak time during training sessions with clients talking about nutrition, metabolism and wellness…for the long haul. Functional fitness is my passion, but it is the science of food that can heal people from within.
Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness. In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices. Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend and I hope you all will enjoy my blog post this week. Today I want to address the major issue that I'm still coming across as a personal trainer and lifestyle coach. It all comes down to food yep, one of the most important element for living a healthy and happy lifestyle and yet people continue to make the same old mistakes every time.
Marketing, one of those things that can create confusion especially in our world of fitness. Here is what I think are some of the phrases we hear in fitness that may confuse consumers. We have all seen it from the words "toning" "lean" "weight loss" and the most infamous, "long lean muscles". Also "six pack abs" "bigger", "stronger", "shredded", and just get "jacked". I don't know if you noticed, but marketing words used as my examples definitely target specific genders.