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Young Living Essential Oils

Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.

While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good.

Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

Young Living Essential Oils, the leading provider of essential oils, offers more than 300 essential oil singles and blends. All Young Living essential oils meet the YLTG standard. This means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Only YLTG essential oils should be used for the primary methods of application, which include inhalation and application.

 

Zyto Compass – Your Guide to Health

The ZYTO Compass System prioritizes your body’s preferences for specific nutritional supplements.  This information helps you make better decisions about which ones to purchase and use.

Making Better Decisions

ZYTO’s technology measures your body’s responses to a specific library of nutritional products, asking your body which it prefers; this is called biocommunication.  When you place your hand on the hand cradle, stimuli are sent to the body representing each individual product.  The software then records your responses whether positive or negative and ranks them.  Positive responses are referred to as biological preference.  The Compass then generates a report showing your biological preference, guiding your nutritional decisions.

What benefits should I expect?

Even though there are many excellent nutritional supplements to choose from, one size does not fit all and your individual needs change from time to time.  So what supplements are best for you, and what supplements do you need today?

You want to invest in supplements that will do you the most good.  The Compass puts you in touch with your body and helps you make those decisions.  By making the right choices you’re less likely to spend money on things you don’t need and you’re more likely to get the health benefits you’re looking for.

 

Acupuncture East West Health

Sally Adams, R.N., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.

Sally’s work in the healing arts span three decades.  Her twenty years of Western medical experience includes a career in Registered Nursing where she specialized in emergency medicine.  An interest in holistic healing inspired Sally to enroll in Graduate School where in 1993 she earned a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She is both nationally certified and licensed in Acupuncture by the Medical Board of the State of California.  Sally has a private practice in North County San Diego where she has enjoyed treating clients since 1995.  She brings to her work gentleness and a deep respect for nature’s healing wisdom.

As a form of environmental healing with ancient Asian roots, Feng Shui is a natural extension of Sally’s practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She is a Certified Fen Shui Practitioner through the Western School of Feng Shui  in Solana Beach, California.  www.lovingfengshui.com

 

The Good Herbs Difference

Quality of Herbs

Good Herbs uses either organic herbs or wild-crafted herbs. The quality is checked when an herb arrives and at several points during the extracting process.

Organic means growing plants without the use of conventional, non-organic pesticides, including insecticides, fungicides and herbicides. Wildcrafted describes how a botanical material is collected from its natural setting in the wild. These are grown without cultivation, herbicides or fertilizers and harvested in an ecologically sustainable manner by taking efforts to minimize the disruptive impact on local growing conditions and ensuring the continued vitality of the plot for reproduction.

Processing

The entire process at Good Herbs takes place at room temperature. No heat is applied in the herbal extraction process.

This is tremendously significant since heat breaks down the herb and makes it less effective. Heat kills some of the active properties and the more heat used, the less the nutritional content. Cold processing takes more time. Depending upon the herb, the cold processing can take from one to three months, and it is more costly. The result, however, is a high quality product that is so much more effective. There are cases where water extraction isn’t strong enough to pull the properties from herbs, but this is no reason to use toxic solvents. A combination of food-grade alcohol and quality distilled water, proven effective over many centuries, is as effective as commonly used toxic solvents that are detrimental to humans and to the environment.

Note: Glycerin is not used in Good Herbs products. It is not as good a solvent as alcohol and will not carry the active constituents into the blood as well as alcohol. Glycerin formulas require more processing than alcohol-based tinctures and important properties can be lost. Further, glycerin has a shorter shelf life…and it is the perfect medium for bacterial growth. Once a bottle is opened and the dropper exposed to air, it is easily contaminated. Alcohol-based tinctures do not have these potential problems.

Quality Water

Good Herbs uses the highest grade, contaminant-free distilled water possible. A special distillation process (unlike most distillation systems) removes volatile industrial and agricultural chemicals, heavy metals, radioactive elements, bacteria and viruses. The water is chlorine and sodium free. Further, any remaining dissolved gases are removed from the water. This process is completed twice: once before and once after the distillation. The result: A quality product that is cleaner, purer and more full-bodied.

Pure Alcohol

Pure Alcohol used in processing is derived from grain. Alcohol is the safest broad-spectrum solvent, carrier, and preservative available for most plants. Additionally, the potency of alcohol tinctures is greater and will retain potency approximately three times as long as capsulized herbs. Further, liquid herbs are highly absorbable because they do not have to be broken down by our digestive tract; rather, they are absorbed into our system immediately. Good Herbs uses no chemicals in the extraction process.

Most companies use harmful solvents (acetone, methanol, denatured alcohol, etc.) to extract properties from herbs. Residues are left from these solvents in the final product. This is a far cry from the purity that most people desire and expect from their herbs. This can be especially detrimental to people who are chemically sensitive.

Good Herbs

Good Herbs herbal products are non-standardized. This is becoming more and more difficult to find in the marketplace today. All properties of an herb exist in a genetically mandated relationship to each other. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and their co-factors exist along with their naturally occurring primary, secondary and tertiary active constituents. This synergy inherent in the plant/herb is the genetic signature of each and every botanical.

Standardization of herbs concentrates one constituent at the expense of other potentially important ones, changing the natural balance of the herbs components. A whole herb is just what it says: the whole herb, as God put it here for us to use. All the constituents of the plant are present, just as they have been used for hundreds of years by many cultures. Each herb has a synergistic relationship between all of its constituents. The rationalization used for standardizing herbs is that a compound thought to be .the active ingredient. is pulled and standardized. Further studies, however, and sometimes many years later, find this NOT to be the active compound once thought, or that it is only one of several. Additionally, different companies use different markers (active properties) or different amounts of the same markers to make up their standardized products. Another way of looking at this is that .the sum is greater than its parts. and the properties, for the herb to be most effective and safe, should not be torn apart with man deciding which properties should be utilized. Only the whole herb is used at Good Herbs.