Why You Need To Fuck off Diets Forever if you want long term weight maintenence and health…
Low libido, Irritability, Saying ‘yes’ when you mean ‘no’, being wonderwoman, undereating, not sleeping, overexercising, working too much, isolating yourself, compulsive behaviours… they can all be linked to stress. So what can we do about stress and why is it important we take steps TODAY? Read on, sister!
I have had some real struggles bringing my hormones back into balance, overcoming sexual shame and generally with femininity and I sometimes can still! I am reading an amazing book right now about essential oils and hormones and there is so much fabulous in depth biochemistry on how pure CPTG essential oils such as doTERRA work within our body as plant medicine.
There are a few oils which I believe every woman should be using if she is struggling with anything related to hormones, femininity, stress, weight problems or mood.
There is nothing more isolating than the absence or loss of human connection. Humans need connection so that they can feel secure and happy. In fact, connection is one of the most fundamental human needs, before food and shelter. This is why when people experience serious painful times in their life, they avoid eating and do not even feel hunger because the pain of separation and loss is such a deep need to the human race that when we lose it, it is truly heartbreaking.
I was only 16 when my mother died. I strongly believe this was because she was living a heavily toxic life. With no obvious health conditions, people would have said she was healthy, but that was not the truth. My mother suffered terribly with drinking too much at the weekends, yoyo dieting, weight problems, used birth control, used toxic cleaners, shampoos etc, had severe anxiety and depression and probably much more I didn’t know about as a teenage daughter. But what I do know, is that no healthy 40 year old woman should die from a chest infection. If her body and organs were stronger and less burdened with 40 years of ‘average’ living then her body may have been able to cope with the demands of aggressive medications and an infection.
Why is it important we know about this stuff? Because it can majorly transform your health!
We all know that lack of focus at work, feeling unmotivated with our goals and so much more! It is so human to lose focus or to have those days where we feel the mid afternoon slump extend into week long slump. In fact, adult life can feel like week after week of saying ‘just get to the weekend’ like a mantra until you retire!
You gotta laugh, but also, you gotta take accountability that it is not normal to be that foggy, unmotivated and lack lustre. There are things we can do to support ourself with our focus.
Supplementation and Nutrition - The biggest thing that helped me to upgrade my mind was to ensure there were no gaps in my micronutrition. Sadly, mass production of food and quality of soil often means we have some gaps in our nutrients and it only seems respectful to our body to ensure we are using the very best supplements so that our body and mind do not suffer. If we lack certain nutrients, it really can play havoc with the mood, mental clarity and performance. For this reason, I like to have a clean diet, free from too many processed foods & always use Life Long Vitality supplement. It really is worth looking at as it contains bioavailable forms of vitamins, minerals and superfoods to support our body, cellular health, brain health, protect our DNA’s health function, liver health, digestive health and so much more.
Another powerful supplement is mito2max. It supports mitochondrial function and is fab in the morning and when the mid afternoon slump comes. You can also go for a walk in your lunch hour and this can have a similar effect, oxygenating the body :)
Movement - Get moving. I like to move in the morning always to get my mind focused and body moving. You can do walks, it doesn’t have to be anything huge. Just a gentle walk, swim or yoga.
Try these oils ;
Rosemary - Rosemary essential oil can promote production of acetylcholine. This can pick up the nervous system and promotes focus and alertness.
Motivate Blend - A powerful exciting blend. It contains Peppermint Plant, Clementine Peel, Coriander Seed, Basil Herb, Yuzu Peel, Melissa Leaf, Rosemary Leaf, Vanilla Bean Absolute. I love it for counteracting my feelings of hopelessness and lack of faith in myself.
Citrus Oils - These balance the neurotransmitters in the brain and also can help the emotions via working directly on the limbic system. I LOVE any citrus for focus.
Melissa - While focus is important, another key indicator of brain health is recall or memory. One essential oil in particular is helpful when it comes to the mild memory problems associated with aging is Melissa essential oil.* No matter your age, using Melissa oil can support your cognitive health and memory.*
InTUNE Blend - I have shared this with parents of autistic and ADHD children, with some powerful results!
Spearmint Oil - Not only does it smell good, it improves focus, clarity and wakes you up!
Douglas fir - Like the deep and grounded roots of a fir tree, the aroma of Douglas Fir gives you a sense of focus. It can also help you change your mood if you need a more positive outlook.
Sleep - Have a read of my article on sleep, it’s a huge component in our mental clarity and wellbeing.
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With so many patterns and thoughts fighting for survival in the boardroom of the subconscious mind, essential oils can be a tool, alongside professional help, to slow us down so that we can start to see them without letting them overtake us. This way we can start to actively shepherd the thoughts & beliefs rather than let them rule the roost.
In a society where the pace and demands of modern life is quite frankly, frightening, it is no wonder more and more humans are struggling with the symptoms of Anxiety or stress.
Anxiety tends to be a state in which we are in fight-or-flight. This is also know as a sympathetic nervous system response. In this state, it is harder for our body to restore, find hormonal balance, think rationally, digest food well, detoxify and burn fat. There are many more things which anxiety affects, but the psychological burden of anxiety can feel crippling, irrational and at times too painful to carry on.
Here are some essential oils that can support you.