Copaiba

I was previously very impressed with Charlottes Web CBD Oil and would often recommend it to clients. But the pice tag was SHOCKING and still ran the risk of possible THC interactions 😔 If you don’t know about medical marijuana or hemp, aka CBD, then you need to know that there are two components that have an affect on our body systems – CBD and THC.

CBD interacts with our CB2 receptors and gives us incredible therapeutic benefits such as:

-tension relief

-decreased inflammation

-reduced anxiety

-nervous system support

-lowered insulin levels

-cardiovascular health

-and more!

*THC is the controversial component that interacts with our CB1 receptors which is responsible for causing the “high” associated with marijuana.

*What you may not know is that there’s a THIRD type of cannabinoid–BCP (aka Copaiba). BCP is the long lost relative we always hoped we’d find!

It was only just discovered as a cannabinoid in 2008. And while it’s different from CBD, it directly affects the same CB2 receptors and is a much more concentrated form.

For example:

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💧CBD derived from hemp has a 2-4% concentration.

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💧CBD derived from cannabis/marijuana has a 5-35% concentration.

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💧dōTERRA’s BCP? 60%! Wow!

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dōTERRA is the first company ever to formulate their Copaiba using 4 different species making it the highest concentrated cannabinoid available. Yet because it is not a cannabis derivative it will never show up on a drug test or alter your cognitive state out of a natural comfort range.

Lastly dōTERRA Copiba is 1/3 of the price of a good quality hemp CBD! I’d say that in my opinion. I feel Copaiba is the superior option. How about you?!?

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A deeper look into the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

We Live and We Learn 💙💚

Did you know there are alternatives to drinking this toxic YUCK. Well I didn’t 😔So last Tuesday into the lab I went and down the hatch IT went. I felt very uncomfortable and very ill within minutes! If you follow myself or know me personally you know that our family does not consume processed foods, dyes, processed sugars, gluten or conventional cows milk dairy. We eat very intentionally clean mindfully monitoring what we consume. So why in the WORLD would I drink this?!?!? Well I didn’t know I had options and I DIDNT ASK or do my own research for lack of information and time.

It took me until Friday to begin to recover from the massive shock and strain the Glucola put on my system. Here’s and shocker for you (NOT) I also failed the test! I wonder Why?!? It was days of MISERY while my body recovered and repaired just ask my husband 😜 So I have spent some time looking into this and speaking to other warrior Mommas like my sister in law 💜 and guess what I discovered? There ARE alternative options available for consumption allowing you to complete the test and also possibly get a more accurate reading. Especially if your like myself and do not consume much sugar or a “standard diet”. Am I disappointed this happened yes, but I’m so excited to have been given an opportunity to grow and learn!!! Begin a advocate for our own health and wellness is a ongoing journey. There are going to be set backs, opportunities to make changes and grow. I’m thankful to have been given another one. I encourage you to do your research always, even if it’s after the fact sometimes. Because yes we are all human even me and I am not a robot with unlimited time. But seeing the value and prioritizing my health is vital, something I take very seriously especially with a reminder like this one!

I am to go in and take the 3 hour glucose challenge tomorrow. My midwife and I have created a protocol that I am comfortable with and I will be writing more on the experience afterwards.

Stay Tuned 💫

But for now if you are looking for alternatives you here are a few by Dr. Romm;
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imple blood test that doesn’t require you to ingest anything prior. While there is no set level that determines gestational diabetes (there are levels for non-pregnancy-related diabetes), done early enough in pregnancy it can determine whether you already had undetected diabetes before even becoming pregnant, and a level of 5.45% may be associated with gestational diabetes, in which case you can make dietary changes and wait until 24-28 weeks gestation, when the glucose challenge and GTT are typically done, and then decide whether to test.

2. Consider an excellent diet and random glucose testing. This just requires finger stick blood testing which can even be done by you at home, and is a commonly used alternative for women who can’t tolerate the Glucola. However, one test result alone is not enough to diagnose or rule out GDM, so you’ll want to work with your doctor or midwife to come up with a reasonable schedule for testing and assessing your results.

3. Consider ‘The Jelly Bean Test.’ This test, which has you eat 28 jelly beans, which also provide 50 grams of sugar, has been popular amongst midwives for decades, and now there are GMO-free and naturally-colored brands to choose from. While some data suggests that the results are not entirely as reliable as using the oral glucose test drinks, an article published in a major obstetrics journal states that jelly beans are a reliable alternative that are actually preferred by women and have fewer side effects.” (source)

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doTERRA OnGuard Cleaner Consentrate

This is the liquid gold of the cleaning products!!

“This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is safe for loved ones as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room, leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.”

MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.

BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.

DISHES: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per gallon of water.

TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.

I personally have used it on many more ways then it is advertised! I use it for stains on clothes, added boost to my laundry, hand soap, you name it, I use it!

It’s absolutely brilliant and will never go back!!

Renewing Blend

Using essential oils for emotional and behavioural support is a tool I implement often, both in myself personally our family and when advising clients. I’m so excited to see more research coming out daily on these incredible tools!

Dr. Rena Szabo, PsyD, CAADC, MA, Med, Psychology Director of the Psychology Department in an Integrative Oncology Clinic, shared the research she did in her clinic using the dōTERRA Emotional Blends.

She began by testing the care providers before using essential oils and this was what she found:

37-44% of providers struggle with compassion fatigue

32-78% of oncology care providers experience symptoms of burnout

For the first 6 months no oils were diffused in the clinic. For the next 6 months, they diffused a different Emotional oil blend each month. Every employee was surveyed weekly.

Stress levels before oils were 69%. After diffusing oils, the rate dropped to 49%.

61% of the team felt overwhelmed before oils. After diffusing the oils it dropped to 32%.

There was a significant increase in positive feelings and a considerable decrease in negative feelings ( from 75% down to 58%).

The blend of Forgive had a 100% rate of effectiveness in significantly increasing positive feelings! Runners up were, Cheer, Passion and Motivate.

The most effective blend for decreasing negative feelings was ALSO Forgive. It was found to decrease negative feelings by 68% just by diffusing it in the room.

The results of Dr. Rena Szabo’s research are enormously enlightening. Sometimes, it’s the things we’re unconscious of not forgiving that hold us back. Using the oil of Forgive can help release us from the grip we have on old energy and past experiences.

I love what I do, Do you?

I love what I do but I often am looked at like I have two heads. I support not only one but TWO multi level marketing companies!!! And why would an individual with a fantastic education and career options choose to do this? For me its simple I see the amazing opportunity and the changing scene of our economy. But most importantly they allow me to further my personal mission of health and holistic wellness education support in such a beautiful way. As well as allowing me to remain at home with my children and continue homeschooling. I find that for most individuals who hold opposition to the industry simply have a lack of education and understanding of the Direct Sales market of today. Holding opinions based on misinformation and closed minds. I seek to bring us all to a place of full enlightenment, breaking down walls of superiority and judgment for that which we do not understand moving towards mutual respect for one another.

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The reality is every business in our modern world has a tiered system. There is an owner or board, a CEO, upper level management, supervisors and staff from service to maintenance. In this system only one person can be at the top and there is not much room or potential for growth available to those below them. Even if we are a traditional business owner, your reach can only really extend within the capital and energy available to you. Your footprint in a specific field and these boundaries limit you and your potential. Why has it become less threatening and more comfortable for so many to support corporations over family and friends? Like somehow these multimillion dollar companies have your best interests at heart? I spend hours carefully considering my customers needs and researching option available to support them.  As well as countless hours personally supporting them on their journey and how to implement the tools and training offered by not only the companies I represent, but my life experiences and my secondary education. Not to mention the immense support within the communities aligned with the companies themselves. When a person is involved in network marketing they are often selling you an opportunity and the product is a sidenote. That has always turned me OFF!!! I have no interest in that! And I’m sure you don’t either. What I AM interested in though is a fantastic product that I would purchase on a regular basis whether or not there was a business opportunity involved. I personally feel very strongly that the direct sales industry is the new family corner store of our generation. Our economy shifted at such a rate that the overhead of maintaining a small family business became very difficult and sadly many were forced to shut down. I believe in the direct sales model because I feel it is putting the power back in the hands of the people; fighting back against a flawed system. I am encouraged by an honest (no they are not all honest – do your research) company choosing to redirect a large marketing budget to support the individuals who believe in their product and would be using, conversing about, and recommending it anyway. In turn the opportunity is given to share in the profits of the company’s growth. A hard-working individual is able to make a living and receive payment for as much or as little work as they choose to put in and the level of income will reflect their level of effort they chose to output. I am very thankful and encouraged by this changing economy. Technology advancements are excelling and with it job security declines. For many that is a very scary reality. But it opens doors to an opportunity for change. I see this as our generation’s push back and beautiful solution with equality for all, combating the flawed systems we grew up within – watching our grandparents retire and go to work at Walmart because there is little to no pension available to them. I have met incredible friends and mentored under some of the most brilliant people I have ever met.  I am so very lucky because I adore my job. It feeds my soul to support others. So many of our lives revolve around our job and the way we make our income. There has to be a better way than the current failing system. The direct sales model differs from a retail system in a few important ways. Those ways are what makes it superior and one of equal opportunity for all involved. I dream of a world were we link arms endless opportunity available for those who are committed and willing to work for it. That social status and western opinions on their education do not limit them. Technology is accelerating at such an incredible rate and job security as a result is declining right along with it! On Monday morning the heart attack rate increases by 35% that is an eye-opening statistic that paints a very clear and sad picture. Yes there are many practical career oriented majors available at various education centers to our children and ourselves. They are offered because we have created a need and appetite for them, not because employers necessarily value them. Many classified ads I see these days simply ask for a degree or certification. They are not even concerned about the area it was obtained in. Because all they are looking for is an intelligent well-rounded individual who is eager to learn and able to be taught. Having a certification helps lend towards the idea that you might fit into that category. Much like diamonds some secondary education programs hold only the value we have artificially placed on them. The fact that one has a degree in publishing, literature, graphic design or video game design does not mean someone is going to hire you in the field . Or provide the level of pay that would be required to both support your life and repay the large loan taken out for the degree. In fact these mentioned areas are more largely based on talent and skills. We can learn incredible skills from our elders and mentors willing to teach and foster us. WE all have unlimited potential within us and sometimes its best discovered and fostered by someone who truly cares for us and really sees it. We all had that “one” teacher. What if you could find that person you are truly feed and inspired by. Work with them and come away from it with a sustainable income? I love mentoring new business minded individuals in discovering their incredible personal potential. Now lets break down some facts about the industry. Direct sales are NOT a pyramid scheme. Pyramid scheme did not have a product! They are illegal and there are large regulating bodies in place to monitor any illegal activity. Within direct sales, a company and business builder can choose to avoid all the overhead involved with marketing and launching a product, hiring the staff, buying or renting space and conducting interviews to try to find a committed motivated passionate staff. In the direct sales model your staff comes to you driven and determined ready to align with you because they believe in what you offer it is a mutual respect that is mutually beneficial. When looking at companies to align with ensure the Product is something you believe in and would use regardless for the business opportunity or not. Investigate the compensation plan and if it is well written and fair and within it income potential is often only limited by the work you are willing to put into it. Did you know that its very simple to out rank and out earn the individual who enrolled and introduced you? Another very common misconception. You will get out of your business what you put into it. It is NOT a get rich quick scheme and if a company is marketed that way they are misrepresenting themselves and probably do not have a good product to share. Out of all the product users I have in the companies I choose to partner and align myself with only a small few are building a business. That is because the products themselves are amazing and offer incredible health and healing benefits creating the ability to stand alone regardless of the business. In 2013 the NFL grossed over 9.5 billion, Music industry 15 billion, Movie 88 billion, Natural Food industry 90 billion the direct sale industry grossed 178 billion in 2013 alone and there has been a steady increase yearly. Out of all of those industries we can’t all be in the NFL,. Movies or Music but we can all align ourselves with a reputable direct sales company and earn an honest sustainable income. For those I work with their income allows them to offset that cost of living holistically and green. One of the biggest challenges in today world is that of finances but is within your power and mine no matter our history to change that. Even Forbes is advising to find a good Multi level marketing company to get involved with to earn a fair, secure sustainable income. In 2016 over 20 million people in North America were involved in direct sales and the industry grossed 36 billion in growth from the previous year it was a 5% growth! That type of increase is rare in the growth is going directly to the people who have alighted with thees companies not a CEO. I feel that we have been taught to accept our current system as superior because it feeds the agenda of the 1%. It keeps the rich, rich and the middle man in the middle. Not only financially but mentally physically and emotionally. Over worked underpaid and under constant pressure. This does not lend itself towards an enviroment ripe for change. Personally I pray for equality in the world and I see this a beautiful opportunity to offer that. I am able to share my experience with those I love and care about. I am able to link arms and support them in their own business, teaching them to fish rather than giving them a one time gift. I have incredible value to offer this world and so do you. Please do not allow misconceptions and pre-judgment to limit your growth as a person and in your chosen career path. The face of our economy is changing and I desire to support everyone in true whole wellness lifestyle success. I am a heath and wellness coach who is rooted in early childhood development. I began my career as a Montessori educator who specializes in early years development. I loved my job and the families I was blessed to work with. But I was so drained by the mindset of a pill for every ill.  I knew that there had to be a better way and I have been searching finding freedom and teaching in it ever since Discovering true release from the conventional systems. I am a warrior woman for sure objective thought, that just because its “how things are done” dose not mean it is right or what going to work for myself or our family. I encourage you to truly consider the facts and thoughts presented here. This is a legitimate respectable career path with equal opportunity.  I would love to hear your thoughts. I truly enjoy engaging with my readers and am not afraid of respectful opposing options in conversation I believe in that space is where true growth can occur.

Love and Many Blessing B ❤ @simplewellnessmomma

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Drink to your Health

I want to begin sharing on the basic foundations of health. My aim is to support a undersanding and general awarness. You do NOT have to be a professional to have a fantastic grasp on the functionality of your body and how to best support it. I want to empower individulas to full awaness, objective though and taking their power back from a broken medical system that is sadly dissapointing and failing so many of us!IMG_7545 

     Water does you body good! Chronic dehydration is a condition which affects many individuals and they are more or less unaware. It contributes to degenerated disease, shortens life span and negatively impacts general quality of life. Water is essential for the proper mechanical and physiological functioning of everything within our bodies. It is the most common molecule in the human body without it your body cannot function normally. Next to oxygen water is the most essential element for your survival. Most common cause of daytime fatigue is mild dehydration. Water helps your body maintain a HEALTHY WEIGHT. Weight management is one of the top reasons individuals seek support and guidance. But we really do have all the tools we need to manage our general heath and wellness on our own. Adequate water intake is one of those tools. It enables your body to excrete  excess waste through our elimination system. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush your system of unused matter, as do your intestines. Water plays a key role in helping move the food you’ve eaten through your intestinal tract. If we are consuming predominantly beverages that are NOT water we are increasing our bodies work load, and it is forced into tons of unnecessary extra work filtering through the beverage to get to what it actually needs. This is increasing the amount of unnecessary waste and taxing your systems. Without adequate water intake is very difficult for the body to remove unused matter so it is often stored unnecessarily causing various health issues from minor to major. How much water should we be drinking? A few factors come into play when considering how much you should consume. Your activity level, any medications you may be on, if you drink coffee and how much muscle you have. A simple formula is to divide your body weight in half then divide by 8 to find the number of cups per day you should consume. But if that is too much math aim for 3L. Increasing your intake over a few days to gradually get to 3L. 

 

  1. Water generates electrical and magnetic energy inside each and every cell of the body; it provides the power to live.
  2. Water prevents DNA damage and makes its repair mechanisms more efficient – less abnormal DNA is made.
  3. Water greatly increases the efficiency of the immune system in the bone marrow, where the immune system is formed (all its mechanisms) – including its efficiency against cancer.
  4. Water is the main solvent of all foods, vitamins, and minerals. It is used in the breakdown of food into smaller particles and their eventual metabolism and assimilation.
  5. Water increases the efficiency of red blood cells in collecting oxygen in the lungs.
  6. Water clears toxic waste from different parts of the body and takes it to the liver and kidneys for disposal.
  7. Water is the main lubricant in the joint spaces and helps prevent arthritis and back pain.
  8. Water is used in the spinal discs to make them “shock-absorbing water cushions”.
  9. Water is the best lubricating laxative and prevents constipation.
  10. Water prevents clogging of arteries in the heart and brain, and helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  11. Water gives us power and electrical energy for all brain functions, most particularly thinking.
  12. Drink to a healthier you!
  13. Water is directly needed for the efficient manufacture of all neurotransmitters, including serotonin.
  14. Water can help prevent attention deficit disorder in children and adults.
  15. Water restores normal sleep rhythms.
  16. Water makes the skin smoother and decreases the effects of aging.
  17. Water decreases premenstrual pain and hot flashes.
  18. Dehydration prevents sex hormone production – one of the primary causes of impotence and loss of libido.
  19. Water reduces the incidence of morning sickness in pregnancy.
  20. Water helps prevent the loss of memory as we age. It helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  21. Water helps reverse addictive urges, including those for caffeine, alcohol, and some drugs.

Drink up and cheers to a healthier you ❤