Day 2: Insulin Resistance
We have so many tools….. and we also have tools with so many uses! A Swiss army knife of plants if you will.
We tend to think of Ginger as a wonderful support tool for digestion, but did you also know it’s quite the tool for supporting healthy insulin levels too?
There are lots of studies out there when you do just a wee bit of digging.
How about this one….. a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. ( even better…. not funded by any organization with a conflict of interest.)…. The Effects of Ginger Powder Supplementation on Insulin Resistance and Glycemic Indices in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes:
8 weeks into the study, the “ginger group” reduced their fasting blood sugar by 10.5%.
Additionally, insulin sensitivity increased significantly in the ginger group.
Here’s another one: The Effect of Ginger Consumption on Glycemic Status, Lipid profile, and some inflammatory markers in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. https://www.tandfonline.com/…/10.3109/09637486.2014.880671 (go read the abstract….. fascinating stuff!)
There are sooooo many more studies out there. Per the Young Living website, Ginger “may support healthy weight management when combined with exercise and a healthy lifestyle regimen as a dietary supplement.”
While we will never be able to out-supplement poor lifestyle choices, we can use tools like ginger to help mediate and support good choices! I’m thankful for the many tools in the toolbox such as Ginger Vitality!
What is it about clove that makes it an Autumn favorite? It just smells and tastes like a cooler month’s season!
Good word from Seeds of Thyme . My two all-time personal favorite ways to use Frankincense are:
as an ingredient in my easy-peasy DIY face serum
as an ingredient in the most miraculous DIY “pain bomb” capsule
(ok, 3 ways!)
as an ingredient in my easy peasy all purpose nasal spray. (I’ve probably gifted a couple hundred of these bottles of amazingness over the last 10 years and taught hundreds more how to make them).
God-given goodness .
Kicking off September ya’ll! Can you believe we are already well into the second half of 2023? In addition to football and falling leaves, Fall always brings an uptick of unwell days in households everywhere. Thankfully, WE HAVE TOOLS! Since you are here…. you have access to them, and this month some of the best wellness tools are FREE with qualifying purchase.
Orange Vitality: Orange is such an amazingly charming secret weapon. Sure, it smells amazing, but pretty is as pretty does. It offers digestive support and immune support (among many other things. Don’t forget to check out the scientific research available on the Young Living website. A quick peek there on orange revealed 6 studies (there’s way more than that out there in Pubmed should you really want to dive deeply).
Thieves Chest Rub: I’ll just say this….. It’s silly not to take advantage of this freebie right now, because when the hits the airways, you want ALL the tools handy right then right now. Thieves Chest Rub (on the chest, back, and/or bottoms of feet) is a massive game changer. You’ll pat yourself on the back for getting this freebie before you actually need it.
Nutmeg: Now, you might be thinking…. what can I use nutmeg for besides making some killer fall recipes? Nutmeg supports cognitive and immune function. A lesser-known fact (we should all do a challenge and try using it this way for a month)…… nutmeg may be useful for people who tend to wake up too early or in the middle of the night! I’m excited to try this for a month before bedtime and see if I notice a change in my own sleep patterns!
Just like Thieves Chest Rub, when the proverbial poop hits the oscillator, you need tools on hand STAT. Raven is one you need on the bench to run in and play. It plays well with its teammates. There are some great study articles on the YL website (go look!). Here’s a peek at a few titles for the nerdly inclined like me
“Suppression of inflammatory and infection responses in lung macrophages….”
“Effect of eucalyptus oil inhalation on pain and inflammatory responses after total knee replacement: a randomized clinical trial”
I might just be most excited about the FREE NingXia Greens as this month’s freebie. We’ve been drinking it regularly since it was introduced last year. (My favorite power drink is NingXia Greens + YL Inner Beauty Collagen + NingXia Red + Zyng ). The NingXia Greens is a daily dose of 60+ fruits, vegetables, herbs, algae, and mushrooms. I challenge you to find a better way to get all that micronutrient-dense, digestive and immune-supportive help in a single supplement. This is a supplement that has been on my order every single month since it was introduced….. but not this month since we will be getting it for free . (and that YL-branded glass is pretty cute too!)
Did you learn something new in this post about a product you thought you knew? What are you most interested in trying for the first time or using in a different way than you might have used in the past?
Happy Game Day!
Happy June friends! My heart did a little pitter-patter when I saw this month’s gift with purchase. Almost exactly 10 years ago, Sulfurzyme was a YL freebie for the month, and it literally changed my life. I CANNOT wait for you to have the same free (ah-ha!) opportunity I had. I’ll get to the rest of my Sulfurzyme story here in a little bit….. but first, let’s talk about how the rest of this month’s freebies may benefit you!
10 extra points for Loyalty Orders 100PV and over. Remember, this is literally like getting 10$ back on your order (in addition to the 10%, 20%, or 25% you are already getting back in points). For example, you’ve been a Loyalty Rewards subscriber for 4 months now…. you qualify for 20% back on your order. If you purchase 200PV worth of products, you’ll get 40$ +10$ worth of points back (to use on more products for free!).
Roll On bottle Trio…… Are you making roller bottles, or do you tend to use your oils “neat” (undiluted)? A little oil goes a loooong way, and in most cases (with a few exceptions) you will get more bang for your buck by using your oils diluted with a quality carrier oil. Other advantages to diluting oils (or using a roller bottle)…..ease of use… so much easier to roll than drip! when you dilute with a quality carrier oil, you are slowing down the evaporation rate of the oil, effectively creating an “extended-release” version of your oil of choice. when you dilute, you are able to create a less potent version for sensitive skin situations (this includes little kids and elder skin).
Purification is a house favorite, especially in seasons where there are biting bugs . It’s a blend of 6 oils that both repel bugs and also create an environment for healthy healing soothing support of bites and stings! Use those roller bottles you’re getting for free and add them to your “on the go” first aid kit. I keep one in my purse all year long. Bonus points…. Purification is also really good at neutralizing odors (eg: put a few drops in stinky sweaty shoes ).
Bergamot is happy in a bottle. If you are a tea drinker, you might recognize bergamot as the distinctive flavor of Earl Grey Tea. It has some pretty significant mood-lifting qualities…… if this is something that appeals to you, this freebie opportunity would be a great chance to try diffusing bergamot daily for a solid month. Keep a journal on your emotions…. you just never know what you might discover! (NOTE: Bergamot is one of those oils that may cause photosensitivity…. so if you apply it to the skin, make sure it’s an area that won’t see the sun’s summer rays!)
Sulfurzyme tho….. If I could give everyone the gift of Sulfurzyme, I would! When it was a freebie 10 years ago, I didn’t know a thing about it, but it was free…. so I thought, “What the heck”, I’m going to try it. Sulfurzyme is the friend of pretty much anyone who has chronic inflammation. In my case, I lived with a VERY inflamed bladder…. which meant I felt like I had to pee constantly. I had already changed my diet, and that helped by about 50%. Still, getting up several times a night to go to the bathroom (again, my story was inflammation) was really cramping my sleep style. It took about 3-4 weeks to fully kick in, but the effects have been incredible for me….. literally life-changing! Since then, I’ve had a pretty severe accident and was told by my surgeon that I would probably have pain and walk with a limp for the rest of my life. Granted, I eat right, move/exercise daily, stay well hydrated… all the things…. AND I take BLM (another YL product for bone, ligament, and muscle support), and I have no pain (or limping) on any given day. We have tools ya’ll! I have been praying that they would give Sulfurzyme as a freebie again for years….. people just need the opportunity to try it. I personally take 2 capsules twice a day….. and a bottle taken that way will last 75 days (2 1/2 months)….. it’s probably one of the most economical wellness tools out there when it comes to healthy inflammation support.
Enjoy your day and Happy June friends!