A Healthier You for the New Year

By: Joy Kemp | Healthy Living Director
On: December 29, 2014

For many of us, the New Year is the signal for breaking unwanted habits and improving our health and well being. Are you simply seeking to maintain your good health? Wanting to exercise the holiday festivities away? How you nourish your body is vital to achieving extraordinary health.

Cleanse – Kick off with Garden of Life Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox kit. By following the recommended diet and supplementing with the included herbal formulas you can completely detoxify your liver, kidneys, and colon as well as promote the healthy elimination of toxins that can slow fat burning.

Maintain– Garden of Life Perfect Food Raw Alkalizer & Detoxifyer utilizes eight cleansing herbs for daily detoxification, raw organic lemon juice and parsley for alkalizing benefit, and organic raw coconut water to rehydrate and replenish electrolytes. Naturally sweet and easily blends into water or juice.

Get Fit– Great in tandem with any weight loss regimen, Garden of Life Raw Fit powder is high in protein to protect muscles and is organic with clinically studied ingredients to help you burn fat, maintain healthy blood sugar, boost your energy, lose weight, and look great. Add to almond milk on its own or with fresh fruits and veggies for a healthful shake you’ll love.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Essential Oils for Wintertime

Winter is here, bringing with it an increase in colds and flu. Many essential oils are naturally anti-bacterial and anti-viral, so using them in a room diffuser could potentially help to ward off the spread of these germs.*

Essential oils are the naturally occurring volatile oils obtained by steam distillation or cold pressing, having the characteristic aroma of the plant part from which it was derived. NOW Essential Oils are of the highest quality, undiluted, and unadulterated. They are grown free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and herbicidal residues. Adding a few drops of eucalyptus (antiseptic), rosemary (purifying), or tea tree (cleansing and purifying) to water in the NOW Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser will create a soothing and therapeutic atmosphere. It comes with a LED color changing night light, runs cool stream up to 8 hours, is BPA-free, quiet, and easy to clean. It’s great for your home or office as it automatically shuts off so you can set it up and forget about it.

Winter also brings us dry skin. Add lavender (soothing and balancing) to a carrier oil such as almond or grapeseed and massage into your skin for a natural moisturizer.

*Aromatherapy is not a substitute for complete medical care.