Which one do you suffer from?
If you're frequently tortured by migraine pain, you might consider a massage. Researchers at the University of Auckland found that those who suffered from debilitating headaches reported fewer migraines and more restful sleep after receiving massage therapy for several weeks.
Research indicates that massage therapy can reduce inflammation of skeletal muscle damaged through exercise. A study by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Ontario, Canada found evidence that massage therapy may provide relief from inflammation (which is often the reason behind post-workout aches and pains), similar to how anti-inflammatory medication helps swelling go down.
Get your Blood Moving......
Massages stimulate blood flow, which is why regular gentle rubbing and kneading might keep your face looking healthy and radiant. Skin care expert Kimara Ahnert told Women's Health that massage plumps slack skin, encourages lymphatic drainage (moves toxins out of cells so nutrients can travel in), and adds vitality to a dull complexion.
Thieves can help get rid of germs not only extermally but when taken internally. Thieves helps support a healthy immune function*, and it includes Eucalyptus radiata essential oil, which may help maintain a healthy respiratory system.*
Thieves oils were developed from a legend of four 15th-century French thieves, who formulated a special combination of ingredients (clove, rosemary and other oils) that they would rub on their bodies to protect themselves from the Black Plague and then would go out in the community and rob the dead and dying.
The thieves were captured and given a lighter sentence in exchange for their recipe.
Essential Oils can be a very valid part of your natural medicine cabinet.
Feel free to contact me, should you want more information about how Thieves can help your family.
*Not all essential oils are created equal and these statements have not been evaulated by the FDA. This is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent disease.
1 Butternut squash
2 organic apples, cored and chopped
1 onion, peeled and chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons curry powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch sea salt
4 cups chicken or veggie broth
1 bunch organic kale, chopped
Chopped cilantro, lime wedges, coconut cream (optional)
Roasting is my favorite way to cook butternut squash, so easy no need to peel! Slice the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Rub with extra-virgin coconut oil and place face down on a shallow roasting pan lined with parchment paper for quick clean up. Bake at 400 degrees for about an hour, or until tender. Add the apples during the last 20 minutes. Scoop out the squash. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute about 5 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and spices and cook for another minute. At this point your family smells the yummy aroma and joins you in the kitchen. Then add the broth, squash, apples, and any roasting pan juices. Using an emersion blender puree until smooth. Add the kale and heat until soup is warm and kale is wilted. Serve bowls of soup garnished with cilantro, lime, and coconut cream. Enjoy!