Jul
15

Aromatherapy For Anxiety

by Martin

Aromatherapy For Anxiety

Anxiety is an excellent warning system, when it is warranted and justified. It is that feeling in your gut that tells you that you should not be in the place or situation, or that you are making the wrong decision. But over 40 million US adults are experiencing frequent anxiety even when there’s no real threat or concern. Prolonged periods of anxiety cause high level of stress and emotional pain.

The medical system will recommend pharmaceutical drugs, especially benzodiazepine drugs like Ativan, Xanax, and Valium. They will numb you, but in the long term these are not only ineffective, but also capable of destroying your mental health.

The list of side effects of Xanax, for illustration:

depressed mood,
thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself,
unusual risk-taking behavior,
decreased inhibitions,
no fear of danger;
confusion, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, hallucinations;
feeling like you might pass out;
urinating less than usual or not at all;
chest pain, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
uncontrolled muscle movements, tremor, seizure (convulsions); or
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

drowsiness, dizziness, feeling tired or irritable;
blurred vision, headache, memory problems, trouble concentrating;
sleep problems (insomnia);
swelling in your hands or feet;
muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, slurred speech;
upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea;
increased sweating, dry mouth, stuffy nose; or
appetite or weight changes, loss of interest in sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.

Many of these anti-anxiety drugs activate dopamine in your brain, the gratification hormone, that you soon will find hard to give up. Ironically, the symptoms of withdrawal from many anxiety medications include extreme states of anxiety – some of which are far worse than the original symptoms that gave reason for treatment originally.

There is a safe, natural alternative for treating anxiety: aromatherapy.

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Watch the interview with Ian Clark about the health benefits of marine phytoplankton, specifically the Nannochloropsis gaditana.

There is something different about marine phytoplankton. It is the food source at the very base of the entire food chain on Earth. It is the most basic form of life, converting sunlight (energy) and minerals (building blocks) into living stored energy. You could think of chlorophyll as the photons slowed down to a stand-still, ready to release their energy when ingested.

phytoplankton bioreactor

bioreactor

There are thousands of species of marine phytoplankton, some are great for krill, others for fish. The bigger animals depend on the little ones as a source of food, as a source of energy. The Phytoplankton is the life form that feeds them all.

Some are much more suited to human nutrition than others. After 30 years of research, and tens of millions of dollars spent, a team of European doctors, marine scientists, and microbiologists have isolated a strain of micro-algae that contains outstanding nutritional values of multiple nutrients, including all the essential amino acids, all the essential fatty acids (including the important omega 3s), all the trace minerals, vitamins and hard to get antioxidants, phospholipids, electrolytes, nucleic acids, enzymes, co-enzymes, in the perfect proportions needed to repair and rejuvenate your brain, heart, lungs, immune and digestive systems right at the cellular level.

That means it has a great chance to positively impact any degenerative health condition.

It can be grown in a Bio-Reactor, not in the open ocean with its increasing pollution. You can stop worrying about radiation, or industrial effluent. They use only highly purified sea water.

Chlorophyll ? the green pigment that activates photosynthesis and produces oxygen. Chlorophyll produces cancer-fighting carotenoids, purifies the blood, supplies magnesium, neutralizes free radicals before they can cause oxidative damage and accelerate aging, and helps regulate more than 300 metabolic processes.

Carotenoids ? rich in disease-fighting carotenoids—such as zeaxanthin, canthxanthin and astaxanthin—which strengthen the immune system, optimize gene expression, preserve the lining of the digestive tract, improve the resiliency of the skin, and defend against cancer.

DHA ? predominant structural fatty acid in the central nervous system that supports brain development and maintains a healthy retina. According to Dr. Oz, DHA is the most important food supplement you can take, and the Nannochloropsis gaditana strain contains more DHA than any other food source!

EPA ? an essential fatty acid that works synergistically with DHA to produce nearly every nutrient the body needs. Together, they lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cognitive decline, macular degeneration (disease of the retina) and colon and prostate cancers.

Vitamins ? Nannochloropsis gaditana contains your favorites: Vitamin C (which protects against cancer, immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration) and vitamin B complex, which is crucial to the metabolism of fats, carbs, protein, and to the smooth functioning of the nervous system.

The common health benefits of marine phytoplankton are to regenerate all tissue cells, purify your body of toxins, and provide a jolt of natural energy when added to a drink.

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Undamaged Plant Oils Extracted With INSTAPRESS Technology

It is becoming exceedingly obvious that essential fatty acids are required for cellular health, and that means overall health, too. Every cell membrane is built from lipid complexes that control the permeability, the process of letting the nutrients in, and the spent metabolites out.

These fats are available from plant seeds, and from animal sources, especially in the form of fish oil, or emu or ostrich oil. Animals produce these fats from the foods they eat.

Seeds produced by plants store the genetic information and the energy required to support new plant growth. The seeds are packed full of life-giving nutrients, all tightly packed in a neat and tiny protective shell.

There is a long tradition of using seeds as food, enjoying their rich and distinctive flavors and health promoting nutrients.

Yes, you can add whole seeds to your daily diet, but unless they are finely milled, they nutrients remain locked up. Adding concentrated seed oil is an important way to capitalize on the seed nutrients that can feed your body at the cellular level.

Like any other food choice, quality matters. High quality organic seeds and oils produce best results. The method of extraction is perhaps the most important aspect.

Most seed oil companies use extraction methods that damage the nutrient value of the oil. These methods include hydraulic and cold expeller pressing as well as solvent extraction. Because of the damage done to the oil components during these extraction methods, these oils must be either refined or refrigerated.

The INSTAPRESS™ Technology used to make Panaseeda oils is delicate yet powerful so that nutrient qualities of seeds are preserved. The result is high quality oil that needs no refrigeration and that lasts for up to a year in your kitchen cupboard.

All Panaseeda oils contain the DNA “blueprint of life” and are an excellent blend of nutritional seed oils containing abundant Life Energy. They are made from fresh-harvested USDA certified organic seeds, pressed using the proprietary INSTAPRESS™ technology, extracted in a fraction of a second, sealed in a light-protective Miron Glass Bottle, to preserve freshness.

Adding the Panaseeda Undamaged Seed Oils to your kitchen will be a blessing.

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What Are the Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt?

If you sweat (from work or heat), you are losing minerals, and need to replace them, or deal with cramps or dizziness. Sodium helps to regulate blood volume, blood pressure, and controls muscle contractions, nerve transmissions and heart functions.

Let me be clear, not all salt is good for you. Most of the bad news about salt comes to us from the use of refined salt. Refined salt has been stripped of all trace minerals, and has had flow agents added to it. When we supplement with whole salt, the body responds differently.

Himalayan salt comes from 250 million year old deposits that contain other essential minerals. Himalayan salt is considered healthier than common table salt because it does not contain additives or chemicals.

Salt has equal importance with water. So if we are required to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, we have a daily requirement of salt in a day so that hydroelectric energy can be generated from our body. It will also help our digestive and nervous system, muscles and brain to function properly. But the salt that we need is not the regular table salt.

Our salt was harvested by hand from small mines, washed in salt brine, and dried in the sun. The milled salt was processed in stone mills (big granite wheels, and a wooden shaft), so it had no contact with steel, nickel, or other metals than commonly contaminate industrially processed salt.

Himalayan salt is used as a brine treatment. Use a quarter-teaspoon of salt (or one teaspoon of saturated brine) in a pint of water every morning to help hydrate and mineralize your body. Use more in your sports bottle to help rehydrate during and after serious workouts. Several Marathon runners that used our Himalayan salt reported much shortened recovery times, by fifty percent.

The health benefits of using Himalayan Salt include better digestion, better sports performance, faster recovery, and most of all – greater enjoyment of food. You won’t believe just how much better food tastes when it is salted with natural whole salt. Himalayan salt, especially fully crystallized salt, is one of the best in the world.

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Which Are The Best Nutritional Supplements?

Are you wondering if you should be using nutritional supplements at all? All the stories about essential fatty acids, omega 3, vitamin D, or resveratrol from the red wine make you wonder if you are missing out?

The thing is: if you were growing your own food, on mineral-rich soil, with lots of humus and rich microbial terrain, that you could freshly harvest and take to your table, you would not need to use any nutritional supplements.

But that’s not the situation today. Your food is grown with the help of fertilizers, which means that even though it looks good, it did not have the time to extract the full profile of nutrients from the soil. The food you can buy in the store was selected not for its nutritional value, but for its looks, and its ability to withstand transport and storage.

We (at Life Enthusiast) take the effort to find the best nutritional supplements from around the world. We test them on ourselves, on our friends and our families, and we make sure they make up for the deficit in the foods we are able to buy in our stores.

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