Category Archives: Immune Support

My Oily Sticker: Ningxia Red

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We are super pumped to bring you a wonderful “My Oily Sticker” collection to use with your planner/organizer/calendar of choice. Here is a fantastic Ningxia Red themed sticker to help you remember if you drank your NR today! Pour. Drink. Glow. Continue reading

New: NingXia Red 30 Day Challenge Planner Page

Here is a wonderful page to keep track of your NingXia Red daily intake, especially useful for those doing the “NingXia Red 30-day Challenge.”

What’s the NingXia Red 30-day challenge? This is where you commit to consume 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red each day, for 30 days. This page also provides a space where you can write how you feel each day, you could also use the space to keep track of your blood glucose levels, weight, and/or blood pressure.

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Click/Touch here to go to the blog post where you can download this planner page. Scroll to the bottom, in the “new” section, to find this particular page.

Oola — Now it can talk to YOU

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If you are like several of us on the Oil Posse team, finding time to read becomes more and more of an obstacle. It is this very reason why we were doing “happy dances” here at the Lavender Lobby office when we learned the Oola book was now audible. How cool is that? Continue reading

Turmeric: “Happy” Seasoning Recipe

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If you have not read or heard about all of the amazing benefits of turmeric, you should seriously take a few minutes to check it out. Due to federal regulations, we are not able to provide you with the specifics but it is a wonderful seasoning that will provide a lot of great support for your body systems. We call it our “happy” seasoning and use this on just about everything. It is beautiful on an omelet sprinkled with additional black pepper and parsley!

DIY “Happy” Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Onion Powder
1/2 Cup Oregano
1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar
1/4 Cup Turmeric
1/4 Cup Ground Mustard Powder
1/4 Cup Salt-Free Chili Powder
1/4 Cup Paprika
1/4 Cup Ground Cumin
1/4 Cup Black Pepper

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a dry VitaMix blender (or high speed blender of your choice) and blend on high speed for about 30 seconds (give or take) or until well blended.

Store in an air-tight container. Makes approx. 3 1/4 cups

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You can literally use this seasoning on just about everything! It is fantastic on omelets, veggies, meats, etc. Lightly cover broccoli with olive oil (we use a mister) then shake on this seasoning and roast the broccoli in a 375 degree oven for approx. 20-30 minutes (exact time will depend on how you like your broccoli cooked, longer roasting time equals softer broccoli).

This seasoning recipe made enough to fill my neat stainless steel dredge (seasoning shaker) and another container (see photo above)! I truly wish I could have showed you how beautiful the pork shoulder looked when it came out of the oven BUT my family dug into it too quickly. It really was that good!

Need some supplies? Here are some of our favorites . . .

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Seasoning Shakers: If you’re interested in the seasoning shaker shown above, you can click/touch here to purchase your own directly from Amazon. They come in a set of four, which is great because I love making my own seasonings!

Label Maker: If you’re interested in the label maker I use, click/touch here to purchase it directly from Amazon. We use ours all the time. Little tip, remove the top three batteries between uses and this will lengthen the life of the battery.

Vitamix Blender: Did you know a certified refurbished Vitamix is backed by a 5 year warranty? Sure does! Click/touch here to purchase your certified refurbished Vitamix directly from Amazon.

Ingredient sources (we use Frontier Co-op brand spices and seasonings and Nutiva brand for our coconut sugar)

1/2 Cup Garlic Powder

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1/2 Cup Onion Powder

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1/2 Cup Oregano

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1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar

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1/4 Cup Turmeric

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1/4 Cup Ground Mustard Powder

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1/4 Cup Salt-Free Chili Powder

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1/4 Cup Paprika

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1/4 Cup Ground Cumin

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1/4 Cup Black Pepper

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Enzymes: Today’s Modern Diet

 

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Our bodies must have enzymes to live. There are several types of enzymes; in this post we will discuss the three major enzymes that assist us with digestion. Enzymes are biological catalysts, which are made of proteins, that speed up chemical reactions. With regards to the digestion process, enzymes break down foods so we can obtain the nutrients we need from our food to not only survive but to remain at optimal wellness levels.

Enzymes are very specific and each type of enzyme will only “break down” one type of “food.”

Fats are broken down by enzymes called lipase and this process happens in the mouth. Lipase are in your saliva.

Proteins are broken down by enzymes called protease (aka pepsin) and this process happens in the stomach.

Carbohydrates (aka starches) are broken down by enzymes called amylase and this process happens in the small intestine.

Enzymes cannot work, however, without co-factors, and each enzyme is designed to work with a particular co-factor. You have heard of these co-factors, they are called “minerals.” Unless an enzyme is accompanied by its co-factor/mineral, or a substitute co-factor/mineral, it will simply sit around doing nothing. There are eighteen co-factor/minerals in human nutrition. They are, in alphabetical order: calcium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, fluorine, iodide, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur, vanadium and zinc. Some of these can substitute for each other, and in this way the body maintains a survival advantage in time of dietary imbalance.

Unfortunately, today’s modern diet often creates dietary imbalance with both minerals and enzymes. This is why supplements are important: they can help us maintain dietary balance so we can get the most nutrients from our foods. Young Living has several types of supplemental enzymes along with a mineral supplement. The below graphic helps focus on each of Young Living’s enzyme supplements along with their mineral essence supplement.

We hope this helps shed some light on why we think enzyme and mineral supplementation is vital for every person.

 

Below are a couple of videos that, while simplistic and short, may help those who enjoy and/or find visual cues helpful when learning:

Basic enzyme video (both are less than 5 minutes in length):
or this one
Would you like to order one of Young Living’s enzymes? Visit the Oil Posse Team’s “order” page for instructions on how to get your own enzyme and/or mineral supplement (click/touch the blue link above).
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Charts About Enzymes

by Dr. Lindsey Elmore with Young Living Essential Oils
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What is NingXia Red?

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NingXia Red’s synergistic, whole-body nutrient infusion energizes, fortifies, and revitalizes like nothing else. Have you had your NingXia Red today?

The Story

For centuries, residents of the Ningxia district of northern China have enjoyed the astonishing health and longevity supporting benefits of the wolfberry that grows there.* However, due to the Ningxia region’s physical and political isolation, knowledge of this potent superfruit remained relatively hidden from Western culture—until recently. Continue reading