Could It Be Your Liver? Kai Tan Shares About the Importance of Liver Wellness

 

Kai Tan • RevOILutionI woke up one day with a burning red rash on the right side of my torso and unexplained bruise-like marks. Over the next few days, I watched as the rash spread across the body and found myself retching due to serious indigestion. I was also extremely fatigued. It was casually dismissed as an allergic reaction in the initial consultation. I decided to seek my naturopathic doctor’s opinion when even the TCM anti-allergy medications yielded weak results. Finally, through my blood results, I was told that my liver was having a melt-down from stress.

The liver works 24 hours a day. It processes everything that we eat, drink, breathe or rub on your skin and these are just some of its’ 500 over different functions vital to life. It processes food, extracts nutrients and produces bile to digest fatty foods. A healthy liver regulates blood glucose levels, provides your body with energy, fights off infections and toxins, helps in blood clotting and regulates hormones.

My episode with my liver made me curious about its power and its functions. I began my journey of undertaking careful considerations on how best to love my liver, so as to stay dynamic and healthy.

As one of the most hardworking organs in our bodies, the liver is known to tirelessly work and tolerate our “lifestyle abuses”. As this hardy organ weakens, obvious physical signs are usually not evident until a later stage. This tricks us into believing we are all in great shape and in the pink of health. But in reality, our organs like the precious liver – was doing way too much over-time (OT) and paying the price for our stubborn or ignorant ways.

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Jane Grafton Shares Why Laughter is the Best Gift

 

jane Grafton • RevOILution“Laughter keeps us young in mind, spirit and body.  Laughter promotes happiness, confidence, positivity and optimism.  It is a wonderful stress buster, it improves clarity, alertness and focus by increasing the supply of oxygen to the brain and body.  It reduces rumination and negative thought patterns.  It naturally bonds us, relaxes us, stimulates creativity and brings joy and kindness in to our lives.   It helps us see a lighter side of life, be more playful, fun loving and develop an inner resilience. Laughter is completely natural and available to us at any time.  What a wonderful gift to possess!

In Laughter Yoga, we combine laughter exercises with awareness of breathing and give ourselves a powerful cardio workout; 10 minutes of hearty laughter equals 30 minutes on a rowing machine.  Through a series of gentle stretches and laughter games, which requires no special expertise, clothing or prior experience, the mind and body is literally transformed into a different state.  I have been practicing and leading Laughter Yoga for 16 years and never cease to be amazed by it’s benefits.  All it requires is a willingness to try it and see.

Essential Oils complement Laughter Yoga well as they naturally relax us and bring us in to a deeper state of equilibrium.  When we laugh we are living life more fully in the present moment, we are open more fully to what is around us, to our own authenticity and uniqueness.  We are more accepting of life as it comes and in a more natural harmony with all that is.  This alone changes everything. At the forthcoming RevOILution Wellness Expo experience this combination of Laughter Yoga and Young Living Essential Oils first hand. The laughter will enhance our capacity to benefit from the oils and the oils will enhance our capacity to relax, let go and enjoy.”

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Wellness Beyond 50 – Tips to Maintain Health & Fight Aging Naturally

Our nation celebrates its 50th birthday this month, and what better way to usher in our SG50 tribute than by honoring Singapore’s golden-aged pioneers? Their dedication to nation building has brought us the prosperity and stability that we enjoy today, and in appreciation for their contributions, one way we can give back is to help our folks age gracefully and meaningfully, and to live their life with greater vitality and joy.

The fifties are a wonderful time where one can enjoy the fruits of their labour, indulge in their passions and renew their zest in life. All kinds of opportunities are available – beginning new friendships or re-igniting old ones, starting a new business or an encore career, learning new skills or giving back to the community – the fifties are truly a stage in life for finding fulfillment.

Apart from that, the fifties are also a time to pay closer attention to health as any signs of aging and decline will be more pronounced. A great way to address this without causing any further damage to a body already burdened by half a century of work is to utilize the natural revitalization powers of nature!

Nature-based products contain no toxic chemical ingredients that are usually found in commercial products. Besides that, they are packed with vitamins and potent nutrients to rejuvenate cells and boost vitality. With that in mind, here are top tips that can help support our pioneers to achieve wellness beyond their fifties:

Skin & Hair Maintenance

As we age, fine lines and wrinkles become dramatically visible due to the loss of muscle, bone and fat under the skin. Changes in collagen and elastin in skin as well as decreases in natural oil production exacerbates the condition further. The following essential oils and essential oil infused products can help to combat aging skin:

  • Rosemary essential oil: A popular essential oil in skin and hair care products, rosemary aids in the appearance of healthy-looking skin and hair.
  • Progessence Phyto Plus: Specially formulated for women, this Young Living product is a careful balance of high quality wild yam extract and vitamin E that support healthy-looking skin. Pure Frankincense, bergamot, and peppermint essential oils infused in the serum enhance moisture absorption through the skin to smoothen the appearance of fine lines.
  • Boswellia™ Wrinkle Cream: Essential oils geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, and ylang ylang soothe and soften the skin, while frankincense and wolfberry oil enhance collagen formation in this Young Living product.

Mental Clarity

Cognitive decline becomes prevalent especially after the fifties; however, the good news is there are ways to influence the downturn for the better with proper diet, health habits and these natural products:

  • Cedarwood: This essential oil contains sesquiterpenes which supports healthy brain and memory function. An added benefit: its powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming and comforting atmosphere when diffused.
  • Brain Power™ essential oil blend: Oils high in sesquiterpenes like sandalwood and cedarwood are included in this Young Living essential oil blend created to clarify thought and support greater focus.

Bone Health

The effects of aging and inactivity are especially demanding on bones and joints due to the wearing down of cartilage, loss of lubricating joint fluid and weaker muscles. Strategies to keep joints healthy and flexible include exercise, a high-quality diet and a powerful joint-support supplement like Young Living’s BLM™ Capsules.

  • BLM Capsules: This formula combines powerful all-natural ingredients like type II collagen, MSM, glucosamine sulfate and manganese citrate to encourage joint health and fluid movement. It is fortified with Idaho Balsam Fir, wintergreen and clove essential oils to further support healthy cell function.

Overall Balance & Wellness

A strengthened body and immune system can help decrease the damaging effects of aging. Here are top products to do just that.

  • Longevity Softgels: A potent proprietary blend of fat-soluble antioxidants, Longevity Softgels are enriched with pure essential oils such as thyme, orange, and frankincense that supports brain function and cardiovascular health. It also protects DHA levels, promotes healthy cell regeneration and supports liver and immune function. It also contains clove essential oil, which is nature’s strongest antioxidant, for ultra-antioxidant support.
  • Myrtle essential oil: Myrtle has a clear, fresh, herbaceous scent, similar to eucalyptus. Supportive of the respiratory system, skin, and hair, it has been researched for its effects on glandular imbalances and its soothing effects when inhaled. It is also great in normalizing hormonal imbalances of the thyroid and ovaries, as well as balancing the hypothyroid.

Our pioneer generation has given us their all in order to bring to us the life that we enjoy today. Take this opportunity to thank them by supporting their wellness so that they can continue to pursue their motivations in life and achieve a better quality of life with health and happiness, naturally.

Grandma Lottie – A Wellness Journey

By Charlene Tan
Certified Newfield Ontological Coach,
Tension & Trauma Release Facilitator

I first came to know about Grandma Lottie after my first trip to Indonesia where I shared about Young Living Essential Oils.

A lady who attended my sharing session left with a bottle of ImmuPower. She had wanted to use it for herself but the scent was too overbearing for her. This is not uncommon as ImmuPower is an oil blend with several strong-smelling ingredients like Oregano, Cistus, Clove and Cumin! Unable to tolerate the scent, she eventually passed the valuable bottle of oil to her friend who was caring for her aged mother of 97 years.

A few months later, during my second visit to Indonesia, I was introduced to Grandma Lottie. Her daughter was excited to share with me the transformation she had witnessed with the use of Young Living’s ImmuPower. Grandma Lottie had regained much vitality! Her mobility, sleep and concentration level had improved and she was living an optimally healthy life with the use of Young Living products!

So how exactly do Young Living products support our overall wellness, you may ask. The simple truth is, Young Living essential oils contain vital plant compounds, many of which have been studied scientifically for their positive effects. These compounds offer the greatest potential benefits in their natural, unadulterated state. These oils are infused in our supplements for better absorption by the body. Our aromatic products are also quick to ease our daily tension and stress. Simply inhaling the essential oils can boost our emotional state, allowing us to experience relaxation and tranquillity.

By focusing on achieving wellness, purpose and abundance, we are able to live a healthy and meaningful life. Grandma Lottie’s wellness journey is an inspiration to me and the many who had come to know her. Grandma Lottie turns 98 in 2 months and she loves getting oiled and shares her toothless smiles whenever she gets praises about her amazing body. I am already looking forward to our next get-together and am planning to attend her 100th birthday celebration.

I’ll be sharing more about Grandma Lottie and other amazing wellness stories at RevOILution (Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Expo Hall 404) on 20 June 2015, Saturday.

 

Catch Charlene’s Workshop @ RevOILution on June 20th:

PAIN AND STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR ALL AGES

It is without a doubt that stress and pain are closely related. More often than not, our physical aches and pains are an indication of chronic stress. Chronic pains can affect people from all age groups: young adults in school, working professionals, sportsmen and the elderly may all be victims. Come and learn how essential oils can support you in achieving physical and emotional well-being, and simple techniques to bring relief to the stressed-out body and mind.

Self-Empowerment with Gifts from Mother Nature

All of us could use a little help whenever we are navigating life’s ups and downs – from gathering up willpower to rise out of adversity, to bolstering up confidence during important events. However, during times of extreme stress when our mental or emotional wellbeing is unbalanced, self-confidence can be hard to find. So how can we find the motivation to fearlessly rise above the challenge?

Awareness of Your Emotions

Contrary to popular belief, humans are mostly emotional beings and 99% of life’s decisions are made emotionally. Stress, anxiety, depression and mental fatigue can affect our emotions and subsequently, mar our decision-making process. Since emotional health is of great importance, it is crucial to stay clear of negativity and develop a positive outlook in life. Emotional support from loved ones can only do so much if one has a chronic bleak view of life; hence it is always ideal to be empower yourself with adequate exercise, sleep, the right foods and Mother Nature’s living energy – essential oils.

How Essential Oils Affect the Brain

The aromas of therapeutic essential oils stimulate the brain’s limbic system, which is directly connected to our olfactory system. Emotions are largely housed in the limbic system and this area of the brain plays a crucial part in the formation of our memories. Just by sniffing in aromas, essential oil molecules bypass our rational minds to alter our moods or bring forth inspiration.

Essential Oils for Self-Empowerment

Many essential oils are greatly for relaxation and bringing balance to your emotions, but did you know the following essential oil blends could help you to find inspiration within yourself to move past setbacks?

  1. Highest Potential™ Essential Oil

Highest Potential™ is an exotic blend designed to increase your capacity to achieve your highest potential. Jasmine is added to enhance self-confidence, while ylang ylang calms, soothes, and harmonizes.

How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the crown of your head whenever you need a boost of confidence or a sense of peace and awareness.

  1. Believe™ Essential Oil

This blend is formulated with Idaho blue spruce, ylang ylang and contains Idaho Balsam Fir and Frankincense essential oils that may encourage feelings of strength and faith. The combination in this blend may help assist as you to move past emotional setbacks and barriers, helping you reach your true, unlimited potential.

How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the heart or throat chakra to help encourage self-expression and communication.

  1. Sacred Mountain™ Essential Oil

This blend of conifer essential oils, including spruce, fir, and cedarwood, evokes the feelings of sanctity found in the mountains promoting feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection that are a result of being close to nature.

How to use: Apply 1-2 drops on the solar plexus to encourage feelings of empowerment and grounding.

 

As you learn to manage your emotions with the help of essential oils, as well as adopt healthier ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and relating to others, self-empowerment comes with the confidence that you’ll always be able to rapidly bring your emotions back into balance.