The Essential Oil Revolution

191: Mind Your Brain

Stress not only feels awful, but studies show that stress increases or exacerbates many kinds of illness and disease. When we have unmanaged stress or trauma, our brain gets locked into “fight or flight” mode, causing inflammation and a host of other undesirable symptoms.  In this episode we explore how specific essential oils can literally assist our brain in returning to a normal state. Elizabeth Erickson, author of Mind Your Brain: Optimizing Your Life and Health Using Essential Oils, combines over a decade of experience in the trenches as a serial entrepreneur with her background in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience to help others understand their brains, businesses, and their individual identities. She tests theories and hard science while weaving ancient creative disciplines and methodologies to create a systematic and sure approach to decrease stress, increase creative output, and connect the dots in your life. 

Check out today’s episode to learn about how your gut affects your mental state, which essential oils are best for supporting a happy, healthy brain, and tools to help regulate emotions. 

190: Sobriety, Faith, and Oils

When you think of your life as a a vinyl record, trauma is the scratch that causes the song to skip and repeat one part over and over. In this episode, Kathleen shares her experience with healing those scratches and allowing the original song to come through. Kathleen Rodin is the author of the book “Reboot- Release Emotions and Remember Wholeness Using Essential Oils”….She shares her journey of growing up poor, with a single Mom in the late 60's and overcoming addiction. She was in treatment for the second time by the time she was 18 years old. Now, 38 years sober, she is a wife and mother and dedicated person of faith. 

To be alive is to experience ups and downs, bliss and trauma. Essential oils can help bring old memories to the surface where they can be processed and released, so that our original song can come through and be shared with the world.  

189: Citrus Oils for Everyday Life

Every essential oil user should have a working knowledge of oils in the citrus family. Today we learn about what makes these oils unique and discuss our favorite ways to cook, clean, and  secretly uplift the moods of everyone in our household with them! Lindsey Dietz, creator of All The Nourishing Things, loves sharing how nourishing and uncomplicated Real Food and holistic living can be. With simple, beautiful recipes and practical tips for incorporating nutrient-dense foods, natural remedies, and essential oils into our busy lives, Lindsey has been helping families eat their veggies and learn about holistic living for almost 10 years! 

Join us as we dive into the topic of citrus oils and discover how useful, versatile, cost-effective, delicious and uplifting they are!  

188: Happy Hormones with Essential Oils

Women in American are experiencing a whole lot of issues with regard to hormone health. The additional stress and toxic environment we are exposed to exacerbate the symptoms of the natural changes women’s bodies undergo and cause some very unwanted side effects. OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunction.  This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after becoming fellowship trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine. 

If you are in your 30s-40s are are experiencing unexplained weight gain, trouble sleeping, and anxiety, don’t do anything else until you listen to this episode. 

187: The Trenches of Trauma

Servicemen and servicewomen live in constant fear for their lives while in a combat situation. Combine that with the physical stresses and lack of basic resources of living in a combat zone, and it’s easy to see how it would be difficult to reintegrate into civilian society upon the return home. Jason Sapp is a former Army sergeant and Iraq war combat veteran. As a certified professional Life Coach, Jason guides people to alternative resources for wellness with a focus on those who struggle with physical, emotional and spiritual trauma, faltering relationships, domestic abuse, anxiousness and stress.  

 

“War changes the core of human beings. But that doesn't mean a veteran needs to dwell in darkness for the rest of their life. Facing, then moving past war-related experiences, is vital to achieving happiness and fulfillment. Finding their core value while recreating their identity keeps a veteran moving toward the magnificent life they deserve” -Jason Sapp 

 

186: Biohacking for Better Health

What if you had access to your body’s “cheat codes” and knew exactly what little changes and tweaks made the biggest difference in the way you felt and looked? In today’s episode, we chat with Allyssa LaScala, biohacking expert. Biohacking is the practice of making small lifestyle changes that enhance your body’s natural genetic potential. Allyssa LaScala is founder of Biohacking Bombshell and the 7 Day Reset. She is a virtual personal trainer and nutrition specialist whose personal health challenges lead her to the world of biohacking. From Lyme Disease to Adrenal Fatigue, and even Breast Implant Illness, Allyssa took her pain, turned it into purpose, and has now made biohacking a major pillar in the health and weight loss programs for her clients. Her mission is to help others navigate through all the fads, gimmicks, and hype of the wellness industry, and teach them how they can biohack their way to the results they deserve. 

Tune in to learn how biohacking (a.k.a. Nutrigenomics or Epigenetics) can optimize your body’s unique genetic code and make it work for you to experience the health you were meant to have.   

185: The C Word - Part II

Today’s episode covers the emotionally charged topic of cancer. Cancer affects 1 in 2.25 people in the Katie Leadbetter and Alyssa Garcia were both young when they were diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately they both emerged on the other side of illness, passionate about sharing what has worked for them in their journeys down the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Katie and Alyssa are the creators of CancerSurvivorsCourse.com. Together they support cancer patients of all types through holistic nutrition and lifestyle changes. They provide online courses, one-on-one consultations, and a soon-to-be cancer support box subscription program. Katie and Alyssa are both holistic Nutrition Consultants and Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coaches. 

Making the decision to implement lifestyle changes—changes in exercise, diet, and mental outlook—are a key factor in sustaining a state of remission. While conventional cancer treatments remove the physical cancer from the body, changing the environment in which cancer first appeared can help maintain our health for years to come. 

184: The C Word - Part 1

Did you know that hour of burning a candle is equivalent to the damage done by smoking a cigarette? Today we touch on the subjects of chemical awareness, as well as healthy and effective ways to use essential oils with children. Jackie Kartak is a mother of two and a passionate wellness advocate. She is a certified natural health professional, a doctor of naturopathy, and she’s the author of the children’s book, That Kids Book About Essential Oils. 

What is clean living worth to you? So many people make the choice to go cheap with their personal care products, with the mindset of “if it was that bad for me, it wouldn’t be for sale”. Jackie Kartak is here to remind us that the most common ingredients in our products are proven to be hazardous to humans (with the vast majority banned in other countries). It’s time to wake up to the patterns of illness in our culture, to the ingredients we and our children ingest and absorb, and to make intelligent choices about our health. 

183: Be a Chemical Awareness Advocate for your Kids

Did you know that hour of burning a candle is equivalent to the damage done by smoking a cigarette? Today we touch on the subjects of chemical awareness, as well as healthy and effective ways to use essential oils with children. Jackie Kartak is a mother of two and a passionate wellness advocate. She is a certified natural health professional, a doctor of naturopathy, and she’s the author of the children’s book, That Kids Book About Essential Oils. 

What is clean living worth to you? So many people make the choice to go cheap with their personal care products, with the mindset of “if it was that bad for me, it wouldn’t be for sale”. Jackie Kartak is here to remind us that the most common ingredients in our products are proven to be hazardous to humans (with the vast majority banned in other countries). It’s time to wake up to the patterns of illness in our culture, to the ingredients we and our children ingest and absorb, and to make intelligent choices about our health. 

182: Cinnamon Essential Oil + Cats + Science!

What natural substance can you use to clean your face, sanitize your house, AND increase your mental focus? Cinnamon essential oil! We love so many things about this oil, and its spicy invigorating scent is a total bonus. Join us as we chat with Rachel Andorfer, who originally trained in Biophysics and Bioengineering but came to essential oils through a chance reading of a paper about lavender oil and anxiety. After falling in love with natural medicine, she combined her love of science and essential oils to create The Essential Girl. Through her blog and online courses, she educates people about the science of essential oils on a fundamental level, because she believes you shouldn’t have to be a PhD to understand essential oils. 

Listen in to discover some of Rachel’s favorite ways to use cinnamon essential oil. She also sheds light on the controversial issue of using essential oils around cats, and why they process these substances so differently.  

181: Epigenetics, DNA, and Essential Oils

What does our great-great-great grandparents’ lifestyles have to do with whether or not we’re susceptible to certain diseases? Everything, apparently! Our genes determine everything about us, and our lifestyles influence how our genes are expressed, not only in our bodies, but in the bodies of our descendants! Today we discuss essential oils and genetics with David Krantz, certified Epigenetic Coach who specializes in boosting cognitive function and helping clients harness their creative and personal power. As a lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony. And, as a coach, he excels at fine-tuning those parts to create resonant harmonious health.  

Interested in how your unique genetic signature affects the way your body processes certain foods, tolerates different stress levels, and predisposes you to certain medical conditions? David shares how reading your genetic markers and recommending specific essential oils, foods, and exercise levels can make the all the difference between health and illness. 

180: Right Under Your Nose

Did you know that plants can unlock chemical aspects of the human body, like a lock and key? Human beings have evolved alongside the plant kingdom…it’s no wonder our bodies respond so beautifully to plant medicine. Kerry Hughes, principal for EthnoPharm, is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, and author with a 20-year record of success in natural product development. Hughes is driven by a “tenacious fascination with the potential health-enhancing role plants can play.”  

Tune in to learn how you can deepen your own relationship with plants, and how plants communicate with each other, with insects, and with us.

179: When Acupressure Meets Essential Oils

While the idea of letting another person poke you all over with needles may make some squeamish, acupressure delivers many of the same benefits without turning you into a pin cushion. Merina Ty-Kisera, author and Oriental Medicine practitioner, has been passionate about health and healing for as long as she can remember. Merina’s practice, Merina Wellness, specializes in releasing the root cause of stress, increasing stress tolerance, and helping patients move through the psychosocial/emotional issues underlying their symptoms. Ty-Kisera trained in Aroma AcuPoint Therapy and from that study developed her own version of acupressure with essential oils for her patients.  

Tune in to discover what happens when you combine the healing powers of essential oils with the ancient healing technique of acupressure. Merina shares some of her favorite combinations for everyday wellness. Try it for yourself! 

178: Olympic Gold Medalist Bryan Clay Shares His Love for Essential Oils

Bryan came to the essential oil world the way so many husbands do…after finally trying an oil his wife recommended and being amazed by the results! From a small town on the Island of Oahu to the World Stage, Bryan Clay reached the top of the Olympic Podium against all odds. Diverted off the troubled path of his childhood, he went on to become one of the most decorated Decathletes of all time. Today, Bryan is sharing his story of redemption all over the world as a motivator, advisor, husband, father and ambassador of active, healthy living.   

Bryan’s message is one of balance and being conscious of all the substances we expose our bodies to. Learn how easy it is to make the move from the over-the-counter painkillers to nature’s original healers…plants.  

177: Yoga Nidra and Learning to Rest

Why are women having such a hard time getting the rest they need to function optimally? How would your life be different if you woke up every day feeling perfectly rested? Karen Brody decided to tackle this common issue head-on. Karen is a mother, writer, and founder of DaringtoRest.com, an online community dedicated to helping women (and brave men) take back rest. She is the author of the book, DARING TO REST: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation, a 40-day program that “makes yoga nidra relevant and accessible to 21st-century women, who may need this practice more than any previous generation.” 

Check out today’s interview with Karen and learn about how these highly effective tools, yoga nidra and essential oils, can help you reboot and recharge so that you can show up at your absolute best! 

176: Conquer Anything! Mindset, Meditation, and Essential Oil

How can we harness the power of our minds in order to help us through life’s challenges? Is meditation the answer? How can essential oils play a role in that journey? Join us as we discuss the role of meditation in shifting mindset with Brenton Dunnington.  Brenton enjoys helping people achieve their goals through guided meditation & visualization.  He leads The 21-Day YL Mindset Meditation Challenge: Young Living Specific Guided Visualizations, Affirmations, & Meditations to help overcome negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, and common fears in your business. Don’t worry if you’re not a Young Living business builder…everyone can benefit from these exercises! 

Tune in to learn about how the combined power of essential oils, meditation, and visualization can reduce stress and inflammation, break through our self-worth and abundance blocks, and even reverse the aging process! You won’t want to miss this one! 

175: Homeopathy Educator Joette Calabrese Shares All

We all have some sort of desire or intention that we would like to see become reality. Ritual is a tool that can help us take that intention and ground it into our subconscious to actually manifest it in our lives. Amy Leigh Mercree, Holistic Health Expert and best selling author of 10 books; A Little Bit of Mindfulness, A Little Bit of Meditation, and Essential Oils Handbook, dives into the topic of ritual and intentionally transforming the unwanted into the wanted. Amy’s latest book, The Mood Book: Crystals, Oils, and Rituals to Elevate Your Spirit, breaks down five different moods and offers holistic rituals, quizzes, and advice to optimize your life based on your mood.  

Why settle for OK when you have the tools to cultivate AMAZING? Tune in for tips on living the way you want to live, and the tools to help make it happen. 

174: Boosting Your Mood w/ Amy Leigh Mercree

We all have some sort of desire or intention that we would like to see become reality. Ritual is a tool that can help us take that intention and ground it into our subconscious to actually manifest it in our lives. Amy Leigh Mercree, Holistic Health Expert and best selling author of 10 books; A Little Bit of Mindfulness, A Little Bit of Meditation, and Essential Oils Handbook, dives into the topic of ritual and intentionally transforming the unwanted into the wanted. Amy’s latest book, The Mood Book: Crystals, Oils, and Rituals to Elevate Your Spirit, breaks down five different moods and offers holistic rituals, quizzes, and advice to optimize your life based on your mood.  

Why settle for OK when you have the tools to cultivate AMAZING? Tune in for tips on living the way you want to live, and the tools to help make it happen. 

173: If Plants Could Talk

Did you know that different plant preparations can impart different aspects of a plant’s medicine? Join us as we speak with Heather Irvine, the Herbal Academy’s Herbal Mentor and Ambassador. For over ten years, Heather worked as an herbal product maker running a successful herb business in Vermont, selling products made from plants she grew or gathered herself. Now, she is focusing on herbal education for students, consumers, and healthcare practitioners helping them understand and talk about how herbs work.  

Plants are more intelligent than you know! Tune in to learn about how to use these natural tools (and why you’ve likely heard WAY more about pills than plants!) 

172: Dr. Eric Z - The Essential Oils Diet

If you want to get healthy and regain a balanced metabolism, choose quality over quantity! In this episode, we dive into the main factors preventing Americans from experiencing the natural health and balance that is the human birthright. Join us as we speak with Dr. Eric Zelinski, author, aromatherapist, public health researcher, chiropractor, and natural living educator, about the role of nutrient-dense, bioactive foods and essential oils in creating and maintaining a vibrant, healthy lifestyle.  

“Just Say No!” to the status quo! Listen in to learn how to reclaim your natural health and vitality. No need to exclude entire food groups or follow fad diets. Simply choose high quality whole foods and essential oils, and watch your body reset to health.  

 

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