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Essential Oil Usage Guide A-Z

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Essential oils help to enhance your life and improve your family’s health and well being. Start building up your child’s immunity and get rid of all the germs and bacteria in the house. A healthy child makes a happy mom!
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Food Allergy and Intolerance

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Many different names are used to describe adverse reactions to foods, including food hypersensitivity, food intolerance, food allergy and many other medical and non-medical terms. Food allergies were a rarity just 40 or 50 years ago, but today an estimated one out of every 13 children has a food allergy -- and the incidence is increasing. According to UK data, hospitalizations for food allergy increased by 500 percent from 1990 to 2006.
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Migraine - is my thyroid to blame?

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Have you ever had a migraine? If not, you are a lucky one. I used to get them frequently. At one point they became part of my daily life – I didn’t know when one ends and another starts. I also did’t know that it could be my hormones, especially thyroid and mineral imbalances in my body to blame for my suffering. The World Health Organisation has classified headache as a major health disorder and found it to be the sixth highest cause worldwide of years lost due to disability.
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Do I have a Thyroid Disease

200 million people worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder.
Of the 30 million people above about half are undiagnosed.

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Thyroid imbalance could be the source of your biggest health problems. But many people don’t realize that their symptoms are frequently caused by a thyroid disorder or imbalance. Continue reading [...]

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Acupressure with essential oils for thyroid disease

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Every day, more people are turning to a holistic approach to life. For those of you embarking on a quest to learn more, may try acupressure and pure essential oils and to incorporate them in your everyday life to improve your thyroid health. Performing pressure point stimulation with essential oils, add an extra bonus in healing thyroid condition and speeding up recovery. By learning how to stimulate your own pressure points, you can relieve minor or moderate symptoms, and reduce the need for nonprescription drugs. Unlike most drugs, relief is usually immediate.
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Thyroid Neck Check

If your thyroid is not working properly, neither are you

You need a glass of water and a handheld mirror.

Your thyroid is located - on the lower front area of your neck, above the collarbones and below the larynx. Don't confuse the Adam's apple with the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located further down on your neck, closer to the collarbone.


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If you see any bulges or protrusions in this area, see your physician. You may have an enlarged thyroid gland or a thyroid nodule that should be checked.

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How Does My Temperature Tell Me About My Thyroid and Adrenals?

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Most of the chemical reactions that take place in the body are catalyzed by enzymes that depend on normal temperatures for optimal function.  (For example - the result is poorer detoxification via your liver) So your temperature can be one of many clues of your metabolic health!

As a hypothyroid patient or you suspect to be one, taking your temperature can be an important aspect to differentiate from adrenal problems because many symptoms are similar or the same in people with thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.

Your temperature: 
  • can help you diagnose your hypothyroidism
  • can help you assess your adrenal status 
How to take your basal body temperature to diagnose Hypothyroidism

“Basal” means “base,” and your basal temperature is your body temperature taken the very first thing in the morning before you’ve moved out of your sleeping position.

Once you get out of bed, the movement of your muscles heats up your body, so it’s essential that you follow these instructions closely to get an accurate reading.

The normal basal temperature averages 36.5-36.8 C (97.8-98.2 F). Treatment  is recommend if the temperature averages 36.4C/97.6F or less. The temperature should be taken for five days. However if the temperature is 36C/97.0 degrees F or less for three consecutive days, you do not need to take the last two temperatures. Mercury thermometer is considered more accurate, while digital thermometer tend to be off up to a degree one direction or the other.

Instructions:

1.)   If using a Mercury Thermometer, shake it down before going to bed. In the morning, as soon as you wake up, put the thermometer deep in your armpit for 10 minutes and record the temperature.  Lie back and relax, keeping your armpit closed over the thermometer.

2.)   If using a Basal Digital Thermometer, in the morning, as soon as you wake up, place it under your tongue until it beeps. 

How to take your body temperature to diagnose Adrenal problem

Take three temperatures approximately three hours apart, starting approximately three hours after waking up, but avoid taking temperatures after activity or eating and drinking for at least 20 minutes:

  1. 3 hours after you wake up
  2. 3 hours after that
  3. then 3 hours after that 
  4. then you take the average of those 3 temperatures and plot it on the graph
  5. make notes of any changes — for example, if something stressful happens or if you change something such as the amount of supplements you are taking.
Recognizing Adrenal and Thyroid Correction Patterns


Dr. Rind's Metabolic Temperature Graph™ is a method for measuring and interpreting daily temperatures to gain insight into metabolic energy issues associated with both adrenal and thyroid function.

Use these Unmarked and Sample graphs to get started 

- PDF file http://www.drrind.com/forms/tg_blank.pdf

- XLS file http://www.drrind.com/forms/tg_blank.xls

Interpreting Results:
  • Wide variability in daily temperatures indicates a weak adrenal function since the adrenal glands help the body maintain stability. Good adrenal function produces a stable temperature.
  • In a hypothyroid state, the day-to-day averages are low and very stable
  • In a hypoadrenal state including adrenal exhaustion or adrenal stress, the temperatures are low and unstable
  • If your temperature is high, yet you have hypothyroid symptoms - this is a clue that you may have an antibodies attack on your thyroid, called Hashimotos Disease
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Note:

  • For pre-menopausal women, the temperature should be taken starting the second day of menstruation. That is because considerable temperature rise may occur around the time of ovulation and give incorrect results. Check your temps before days 19 – 22 of your cycle, with the first counted day being the day you started your period.
  • Do not perform the test when you have an infection or any other condition which would raise your temperature.


The Metabolic Temperature Graph™ is a powerful tool that graphically depicts our metabolic state (adrenal and thyroid) and guides us on the path to recovery.


References:

Dr. Bruce Rind The Metabolic Temperature Graph™



Disclaimer

Information in this document is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.  This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice or medical care of a qualified health care professional and you should seek the advice of your health care professional before undertaking any dietary or lifestyle changes.  Please understand that you assume all risks from use, non use and misuse of this information.  The material in this document is for educational purposes only.






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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

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For years you have been trying to improve your health, lose weight and feel full of energy. Science tells us that losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise.

Is body weight just a mathematical calculation of calories?

Most people still believe that body weight is simply a matter of calories in via diet versus calories out via exercise.

But the truth need not be too mysterious or perplexing. The explanation that frequently makes far more sense is Adrenal Fatigue [...] and for part 2 [...]

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The oil pulling benefits with coconut oil you didn’t know about

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Oil pulling is an amazing health ritual I try never to forget. Simple, easy and clean, oil pulling is one of nature’s most efficient ways to detoxify the body. Why?

It has so many benefits that whole books have been written on the topic, but here are my TOP  REASONS for making oil pulling a part of YOUR morning routine: [...]

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7 Easy Tips to Balance your Hormones Naturally

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Hormone issues have increasingly become more of a focus in health discussions because they affect men and women throughout their lives, and keeping hormones balanced should be a health priority.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms:

Fatigue
Skin issues
Weight gain
Weight around the middle
Trouble sleeping
Depression or anxiety
Fibroids
Unusual menstrual period patterns
PMS
Endometriosis
Infertility
PCOS or other issues,

then the chances are you that you have a hormone imbalance. This applies to both women and men [...]

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