Sunday, October 5, 2014

Why I Don't Use Tylenol (And What I Do Use)


One of my favorite evidence-based alternative medicine websites, Green Med Info, has an extensive list of abstracts on the potential dangers of Tylenol use, particularly in kids. The studies listed examine an array of risks, such as asthma, autism, hearing loss, ADHD (associated with use during pregnancy), blood cancer, toxicity and death. Check it out here. Granted, many of the studies are making associations and not necessarily concluding causation, but the evidence is compelling. Plus, I'm the kind of mom and practitioner who likes to err on the side of caution and reasonable doubt, especially when it comes to man-made, chemical- and sugar-laden "medicine" or food-like products. I steer away from these and opt for natural solutions and real food instead. There is certainly a time and place for modern medicine, but most issues, other than acute life-threatening illness or injuries, can be treated at home with diet, lifestyle and natural medicine. Many doctor visits and hospital stays can be prevented altogether by using natural solutions at the first sign of illness. It is up to each and every one of us to educate ourselves on how to use natural remedies, as well as diet and lifestyle as our everyday prevention and treatment, if we want to live a life of optimal health and fulfillment. As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist/Health Coach and as a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I am passionate about teaching my clients, readers and doTERRA customers and team members how to use nature's gifts in order to keep themselves and their families healthy.

For fevers, the calmative, cooling essential oils like peppermint, lavender or Roman chamomile are excellent. I typically go right to the peppermint for higher fevers. For babies under 1 year, I recommend diluting 1 drop of lavender in 1 tsp of carrier oil, like doTERRA's Fractionated Coconut Oil. A good extra-virgin olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil works well, too. Apply the oil to the back of the neck and upper spine, as well as to the bottoms of the feet. Lavender is a gentle but widely effective oil, which is why it's great for an array of issues in infants, including infection. After 1 year, 1-2 drops of peppermint in 1 tsp of carrier oil can be used when needed, for babies 2 and under. For adults, the oil can be applied directly to these areas with no dilution, otherwise termed as "neat". These fever-reducing techniques work well, and at the very least, will take the edge off of a high fever, without completely shutting down this important defense mechanism. As far as I know, there are no associations between using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and any of the aforementioned issues associated with Tylenol use. In fact, CPTG oils work on many levels (body, mind and spirit) to make you healthier when you use them, rather than taxing your system and making you weaker and more susceptible in the long-run. And, of course, they also get the job done. That's my kind of medicine. Keep in mind that doTERRA is the only company that tests every batch/liter of oil produced for purity and potency. This is why I use the doTERRA oils in my home and in my nutrition practice. I want only the best and safest essential oils and supplements for myself, my family and my clients.

Always remember that in order for any treatment to work for you at its fullest potential, whether it be essential oils, acupuncture, massage, herbs, etc., you must be taking care of yourself on the most basic levels, including good nutrition and hydration and restorative lifestyle practices.

If you would like to learn more about how to use CPTG essential oils as a way to get and stay well, please feel free to contact me with questions. I provide both live classes as well as teleclasses. These are a great way to learn how to use CPTG essential oils and make the transition from synthetic over-the-counter meds and suffering, to natural solutions which help you to thrive.  If you would like to experience a sample of doTERRA essential oil, please contact me, and we'll decide which oil is the best for you to try, given your condition and concerns. To get started with some oils and buy a bottle or two of doTERRA CPTG essential oil, you can shop here at retail pricing. If you would like to start using essential oils in order meet your and your family's everyday wellness needs, while paying the lowest pricing (25% less than retail), consider creating a doTERRA wholesale account and choosing one of several available starter kits. I have posted instructions here. The enrollment kits, such as the Family Physician kit, the Home Essentials kit (this one comes with a diffuser) and others,  are the fastest and most economical way to makeover your medicine cabinet. One of the best ways to reduce your toxic load is to reduce your toxin intake. Making over/detoxing your medicine cabinet will make a huge impact where reducing toxic load is concerned and will help to free up nutrients and antioxidants for use in healing and repair.

Are you using Tylenol or other toxic OTC meds for yourself and/or your children? If so, please contact me to schedule a FREE essential oils Wellness Consultation. 

 Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions about how to use these essential oils in your everyday life, which kit or oils to choose, or for support in creating your wholesale account. I am here to support and guide you along your path to optimal wellness, if you so desire. This is my passion and my purpose in life.

Be well,
Angie


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW: Class In a Box Kit

If you are considering entering the business side of being a doTERRA Wellness Advocate (beyond just getting your oils at wholesale pricing, which there is no shame in), but you don't feel confident enough to teach a class, you're not alone. We’ve all been there in the beginning.  You want to share these amazing oils with those you love, but you don’t know what to say or how to explain it.  Well, the doTERRA leadership is aware and have stepped up to the plate with a solution for you.  With the Class in Box Kit, you just hit play and you & your friends can watch a DVD to learn about these amazing essential oils and the business opportunity.  Get your kit today and start sharing! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Western Docs & Essential Oils

Nothing makes me more hopeful for the future of medicine and our society than knowing that even Western physicians are seeing the benefit of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and are not only using them in their personal lives, but integrating them into their practices. Check out this inspiring video from the 2013 doTERRA Convention and see what these docs had to say about doTERRA essential oils!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Essential Winter Wellness


Essential Winter Wellness Teleclass
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:30 PM MDT/7:30 PM Central
Dial-In: (712) 432-1212
Meeting ID: 173-910-952

Want this to be your best winter EVER? Discover the power of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils from doTERRA and ditch the toxic OTC meds! In this call, I will be discussing a few key essential oils that will provide you with a natural, safe option for prevention and management of Fall and Winter illnesses. As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist, I'll also throw in some nutrition and supplement tips! Don't wait until you or your kids are bed-ridden. Learn how to deal NOW, naturally, for less illness, less money and time at the doctor's office, less school and work absences and 
LESS STRESS! Enjoy your life this winter. Talk to you Thursday!

Want to win FREE Oils?
Call in LIVE, email your name and telephone number (for verification purposes ONLY) to gourmethelaer@gmail.com, and be entered to win a 5 ml bottle of On Guard Protective Blend, the MVP of Winter Wellness oils! 

Want more FREE Oils?
Invite your friends to join the call LIVE. If at least 2 friends join LIVE for the duration of the call, you will receive 3 free essential oil samples and a pocket-size Modern Essentials Guidebook! 

Want EVEN MORE FREE OILS? 
Host a class at your home or another space, by ensuring a minimum of 5 guests (from different households and not already doTERRA members), and get a free 15 ml bottle of essential oil! Offer is valid for New Mexico, although if you live in another state, contact me to discuss the possibilities!  FYI: I will be in Texas, during the first week of October. 





Thursday, August 21, 2014

September Detox Challenge!


The 21-day Detox Challenge is a step-by-step, Functional Medicine-based detoxification program.

Participants will receive:
  • Daily instructional support via e-mail
  • Downloadable tools, including the Dietary Guidebook and Tracking Journal
  • Weekly webinar calls with me, Deanna Minich, PhD, with special Functional Medicine guests
  • Online support and Q&A led by Functional Medicine practitioners in a private Facebook group
  • New expert speaker audio interviews on detox

The Detox Challenge starts September 4, 2014, and ends September 29. September is the new January! Now is the time to register and mentally prepare. There will be a few days in the beginning of the challenge to prepare and shop as well. This is a great way to start transforming your health or to continue on your path to improved and optimal wellness! I am taking this challenge, and I challenge you to do so as well. I encourage you to recruit your family, friends, church groups and other social groups to take the challenge with you. We know that when we surround ourselves with people who have the same desired outcomes, we create the conditions for inevitable success. 





The Detox Challenge is primarily a food-based detox, and is not about deprivation. It's about removing toxic foods and emphasizing foods that are known through scientific research to upregulate detoxification enzymes and support normal detoxification processes.  I highly recommend using doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to enhance your detox and manage stress. The citrus oils in particular, are excellent at helping to round up and clear out chemicals found in plastics and petrochemicals, which we are inundated with on a daily basis. Other oils can be helpful in getting you through any crankiness or food withdrawal symptoms, such as lavender or frankincense for calming and centering, and On Guard, black pepper or clove oil for breaking food or substance addictions. For more information or questions about the Detox Challenge, or if you'd like to set up a wholesale account in order to get the best pricing on doTERRA essential oils for your detox, emotional and everyday needs, please email me, at gourmethealer@gmail.com, or contact your doTERRA Wellness Advocate. I look forward to detoxing with you in September! 

Be well,

Angie

Angie King-Nosseir MS, RD, LD
doTERRA Wellness Advocate 68019
Integrative & Functional Medicine Dietitian 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Essential Wellness 101 Teleclass


Essential Wellness 101 Teleclass
When: August 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm MDT/7:30 pm Central
Call-in Information Below 

Unleash the healing power of essential oils into your life! The time to change your life with better health is NOW. This is a great introduction to the what's, when's and how's of using essential oils in your everyday life. I'm bringing this info to you via teleclass, because as a work-from-home mom, I know how busy things can get.   Do a little prep work ahead of time the day of the call to make sure that you can listen in. When it's time for the call, just dial the number, enter the pin number, put your phone on speaker/pop your headphones in and either sit and listen or do a little multi-tasking if you need to! You're going to be glad you called in when hear what guest speaker Jaime Alcone, essential oils expert, and I have in store for you! 
  • Find out just what essential oils are, if you've been wondering, and why I consider them to be nature's "gateway drug" to optimal health and wellness. 
  • Find out why doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are the purest, safest and most effective essential oils on the planet (I wouldn't use them if they weren't). 
  • Get a good understanding of a few of doTERRA's most popular and useful essential oils and how to use them. 
  • Learn how to treat your family's everyday issues, like cold/flu, ear infections, congestion, cuts/scrapes, burns, skin irritations, indigestion, warts, fatigue, poor sleep,etc., in a safe, non-toxic way. 
  • Learn how to get your doTERRA essential oils for FREE and then some (Or a lot. It's up to you)! 
To join the call, dial 1-712-432-1212; when prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 173-910-952. For those who listen LIVE, you'll be able enter a drawing for a FREE doTERRA Intro Kit! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wild Mahi Mahi Ceviche

I was asked to a lunch date by my husband today, and instead of going out, I'm taking a homemade lunch to take to him at our indoor soccer arena. Now, we could go out for sushi, but I try to keep that to a minimum. We live in New Mexico, so I'm leery of the quality, especially when most restaurant owners can't tell me where their fish is from. The truth is, most sushi fish is farmed under who-knows-what conditions. That said, we love when we get the opportunity to visit coastal areas and seek out restaurants that are using freshly caught wild fish. That's not our typical reality, though. So today, I'm making Wild Mahi Mahi Ceviche that I purchased frozen and then thawed in the fridge. I'm a stay-at-home mom of a 14 year-old and 1 year-old, and I also work from home (can't put down my passion for nutrition education), so my days are packed. Luckily, this lunch takes no time to make, and it will be divinely healthy and delicious! 



Ingredients:
 1.5# wild-caught mahi mahi, diced
Marinade: 1/4 c raw apple cider vinegar, juice of 1 lemon and 2 limes, 1 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1/3-1/2c minced cilantro, 2 minced cloves of garlic, 1 small minced onion, 1 tsp ground cumin, pinch of ground cayenne, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 drop doTERRA ginger essential oil or 1 tsp fresh grated ginger, 1-2 drops doTERRA lemon essential oil (optional). Also optional, diced mini cucumber, which I added today. 
Instructions:
Mix marinade and pour over fish in a flat-bottom glass dish. Marinate for at least 10 min, up to 10 hours. Fish will turn almost white when "cooked". serve with guacamole on a crunchy medium, like black bean chips or rice cake. Pair with a veggie, such as sautéed collard greens or mixed green salad! Talk about YUM!