BECOME A BETTER YOU!

Want to achieve better health and fitness? Contact Melanie to learn more about the coaching packages that give you one-on-one personal coaching for the best you!

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CHECK OUT THIS MONTH’S CLASSES & EVENTS!

See what classes, seminars, or local and national events are happening this month.

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WHATCHA GOT COOKIN’ THAT’S HEALTHY & TASTY?

Melanie is regularly posting new and tasty recipes with the healthiest foods on earth. Check back often for ideas on making yummy meals and delightful treats that have health benefits.

WHAT’S THE HEALTHIEST FOOD TO BUY?

Going to the grocery store or farmer’s market and not sure what to buy to achieve your best health or how to purchase good, quality food on a budget? Melanie’s food buying guide for healthy meals and snacks is here to help!

Why Use an Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser?

I recently got an essential oil diffuser and I love it!  There are different types and brands on the market, but the one that I got is one from NYR Organic.  It features LED color lights (changes colors) and also doubles as a mini-humidifier (really great in winter months).

You might know by now that essential oils don’t just smell good, but have healing properties, thus making them “essential” to good health.  But did you know that inhalation of essential oils is a great way to get the healing benefits from them?  This can apply to any condition, for the most part, but, of course, inhalation is particularly effective for conditions that involve the sinuses, throat, lungs, any part of the respiratory system, and the brain (including mental clarity and mood).

With essential oil inhalation, scent molecules travel through the olfactory system and affect the brain through a variety of receptor sites, one of which is the limbic system.  The limbic system is connected to parts of the brain that control things such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, stress, hormones, emotions, and mental functions (such as motivation, learning, and memory).  The limbic system is a complex set of brain structures and is the center of most of our emotional life.

So, why use an essential oil diffuser?  So that you can inhale essential oils into your system and affect your mood and your health.  Oh yeah, and because your air will smell good!

I’ll be posting for your benefit some essential oil blends for different mood benefits and some for better mental health.

*See what works for your diffuser, but I find that 2-3 drops of essential oil per ounce of water is highly effective for my diffuser.Diffuser

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