As the Autumn season starts to unfold, our bodies start to make adjustments of their own. Use this Fall Wellness Guide as a gentle form of encouragement towards little, yet powerfully proactive habits that can create a positive ripple of effects for your over all health and wellness during the cooler months.
The foods we eat on a daily basis help determine the baseline for how well our body functions and responds to the world it lives in. Taking dōTERRA 's Lifelong Vitality® (LLV) supplements daily is crucial in that it not only helps narrow the gaps between missed or nutrient deficient meals, but provides the body 4 key benefits - increased energy, less inflammation, hormone and mood balance, and immune support. Here are some other benefits of making the Lifelong Vitality Supplements part of your daily routine:
We are learning more and more that the gastrointestinal tract is not only responsible for helping the body absorb nutrients and eliminate waste, but also plays a large role in supporting the immune system. Let dōTERRA 's line of digestive supporting products help you as proactive gut health practices become more paramount. When the microbes in the GI tract are in balance, we can expect to become less sensitive to seasonal changes, experience less internal discomfort throughout the body, along with decreased digestive upset, fewer skin sensitivities, and even promote more restful sleep.
dōTERRA stresses the importance of gut health, and backs it up with numerous products that you can use to support your efforts in keeping your gut healthy and balanced. The products you can use will be based on your needs. I'm only going to share my personal top 3:
dōTERRA PB Assist+® is double insulated (preventing absorption in the stomach, to release only in the intestinal tract) and is comprised of pre and pro probiotic fibers, plus strains that promote and encourage the balance of healthy bacterial growth in the GI tract.
dōTERRA TerraZyme® is a propriety digestive support blend that includes a variety of 10 whole-food enzymes and cofactors that help with the healthy digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fiber.
dōTERRA DigestZen® comes as an essential oil blend or in a convenient softgel. DigestZen® contains a unique combination of Ginger, Peppermint, Caraway, Anise, Coriander, and Fennel to aid in digestion and ease mild or occasional stomach discomfort in a soothing, natural way.
STRESS & SLEEP SUPPORT
The benefits of managing stress and getting restful and restorative sleep go hand-in-hand, in turn promoting less body tension, better focus, more energy, all while encouraging healthy immune, respiratory, digestive & cardiovascular functions. As stress often shows up as the physical representation of the tension within our emotions, proactive habits benefit mental and physical wellness, alike. Sleep is vital to mental and physical wellness in that it not only allows the body to rest, but also provides the opportunity to restore bodily systems that hold tension and feel depleted. Again, dōTERRA provides a plethora of essential oils and products that can support your efforts to reduce your daily stress and ensure that you're getting quality sleep every night.
I tend to lean on dōTERRA's Adaptiv™ System to help my body and mind stay balanced during life’s stressful moments - which in all honesty seems to be a lot more these days with a son in high school and continued unpredictable nature of the world around us.
Aside from my focus on helping caregivers, my passion topic is sleep because I corrected a 20-year battle of insomnia. To keep it super simple I'm going to recommend one essential oil (which should be used in conjunction with the Lifelong Vitality Supplements) and that's dōTERRA Serenity® Oil. This is the restful blend and has a calming aroma that creates a restful environment at bedtime. My trick for falling asleep quickly - use one drop on the bottom of your big toe.
The network of biological processes that help protect the body from illness is what makes up the immune system. Another area that we have dōTERRA's full support. They have an entire line of products made with their protective blend called On Guard. dōTERRA On Guard® is a proprietary essential oil blend that provides a natural and effective alternative for immune support. Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary are the powerhouse oils in this blend known for their ability to support us in maintaining healthy immune function. The On Guard® line of products includes the oil blend, supplements, hand soap and sanitizers, cleaning products and more. So we can protect our immune system from every angle.
Proactive habits that help maintain healthy immune functions:
- Eating healthy meals & snacks
- Taking daily supplements, specifically the dōTERRA Lifelong Vitality® pack
- Drinking enough water
- Supporting healthy digestive functions
- Stress management
- Restful sleep at night
The lymphatic system not only plays a key role in supporting the immune system, but also helps maintain healthy fluid balance, promotes healthy circulation, and helps facilitate the absorption of fats and fat-soluble nutrients in the digestive system.
Practices that stimulate and help maintain healthy lymphatic functions:
- Drinking enough water
- Dry brushing skin (can incorporate any of the above oils)
- Sauna (infrared if you can)
- Massage (AromaTouch® & Cypress with carrier oil)
- Alternating shower temps (hot & cold) every two mins for a total of 6 mins (start small & work your way up)
- Using a facial roller
- Apply any of the above oils down the spine or to the bottoms of the feet with carrier oil
- Take 1-2 drops of any one of the following oils internally in a vegetable capsule: Slim & Sassy®, Lemon, Zendocrine®, DDR Prime®, Wild Orange, Juniper Berry, Geranium, Lime
Breathing is essential to life and supporting respiratory health is as important as ever. While there are several essential oils and products (some pictured above) that can support your respiratory system, the one that I want to highlight is dōTERRA Breathe®. This respiratory blend includes Laurel Leaf, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Lemon, Cardamom, Ravintsara, and Ravensara. It help to maintain feelings of clear airways and easy breathing while minimizing the effects of seasonal threats. It's best applied topically to the chest, back, or bottom of feet, or diffused. Try it at nighttime to calm the senses and promote a restful sleep - think "snore-no-more."
BODY TENSION & NERVOUS SYSTEM SUPPORT
Imbalances in the body often shows up in forms of physical discomfort and stress. There are tons of oils and products that can help soothe and calm tense muscles, achy joints, and everything in-between. It's hard for me to highlight just one product, so I'm going to share with you my top 3:
Copaiba - I want you to think CBD, but better! Although Copaiba does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids, the main component caryophyllene interferes with the brains receptors that receive and interrupt signals from the body. It's also safer and more effective due to the reliability of the sourcing. Plus it’s a versatile oil, like Frankincense, providing antioxidant support, cellular health, cardiovascular, immune, digestive, respiratory, and nervous systems support to name a few. It comes as a softgel for easy internal consumption as well as an essential oil, great for teaming up with other supportive oils/products.
Deep Blue™ Stick - Infused with dōTERRA Deep Blue® Soothing Blend, plus the beneficial properties of Copaiba, the Stick is powerful, targeted relief in a fast-acting solid. It provides maximum OTC strength plant-based menthol and delivers temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, sprains, strains, and bruises.
Turmeric - come in both an essential oil and as a supplement, but the cool thing about the supplement is they’re dual chamber capsules – they combine both the oil and Turmeric powder creating a uniquely powerful synergy of turmerones and curcuminoids, in order to maximize the effectiveness and benefits of both compounds for a healthy inflammatory response.
As a holistic health & lifestyle coach I understand that every persons body and situation are unique and with so many choices out there you might not know where to start. Well, you can start by reaching out to me I offer complementary wellness consultations and am happy to share with you a simplified plan to getting started on working towards your health goals. For those more serious about change and needing accountability I offer coaching with protocols and wellness plans to help amplify your results quickly. Are you ready? I'm here!