Keep Your Immune System in Balance

Keep Your Immune System in Balance

Touch of Earth’s Immunity blend combines specific essential oils to target the body’s immune response. Using only the purest essences, the compounds in our essential oil blend can level out an overtaxed immune system by balancing several different responses, boosting hormonal responses and alleviating outside attacks. With the seasons beginning to change, and our lives shifting to the indoors, we will be in closer contact with friends, neighbors, co-workers and yes, germs. The most prevalent germs (and arguably the most reviled) are the common cold and influenza (the flu). What’s worse, these germs are getting more and more resistant to inoculations. So, the best defense is prevention. The Immune System Defined The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. The cells involved are white blood cells, or leukocytes, which come in two basic types that combine to seek out and destroy disease-causing organisms or substances. Our bodies are constantly bombarded with outside agents, bacteria, viruses, and many more pathogens every day, every hour, every minute, in our homes, at work, and even walking through the park. Our immune responses are designed to attack foreign bodies that prevail upon our cells growth, function and transport. But, as so often happens, our bodies are overtaxed with the stresses of our lives, fatigued and poorly nourished (coffee is not a meal, people). The effects on our bodies can be itemized by how our system responds. In other words, what hormonal signals send messages throughout the body or to the brain to release a specific neurotransmitter, and then (depending on whatever toxins are present)...
Just Breathe: Respiratory Grande – the First Defense

Just Breathe: Respiratory Grande – the First Defense

Breathing comes naturally and is the essence of life. Respiration is the transport of oxygen from the outside air to the cells within tissues, and the transport of carbon dioxide in the opposite direction. Each of our cells respires metabolically, where nutrients are converted into useful energy. Touch of Earth’s Respiratory Grande blend is designed to maximize the breath of life throughout the body, enriching oxygen flow to all the vital organs, muscles and more. Poor air quality, pollen, dust, allergens and even fragrances can impact the upper respiratory system negatively. That’s why we’ve created a blend of essential oils to boost the active transport of oxygen into the bloodstream. The body breathes in through the nose and mouth, where all oxygen and external bodies may be introduced. From there, a series of the body’s defenses attempt to prevent the entry of foreign bodies into the pulmonary system, such as cilia, mucous membranes and mast cells. After being breathed in, air is transported through the esophagus to the lungs, where tiny bronchioles open and close (dilate and constrict) to allow free passage of air. Within each bronchiole are several thousand blood vessels or capillaries that control the diameter of the bronchiole’s opening. When the bronchioles don’t get enough oxygen, when they get inflamed or even fatigued, their ability to perform regularly and reliably is impacted. Ineffective or inefficient oxygen transport can lead to a series of breakdowns in the body that can make one sick. Leveraging the vasodilating properties of eucalyptus, the antiseptic and circulatory properties of palmarosa, cinnamon, lavender and frankincense, and the overall combination of stress-reducing benefits from each essence, Respiratory Grande provides a...
Bugz Be Gone, Dengue fever, chikungunya – Oh, My!

Bugz Be Gone, Dengue fever, chikungunya – Oh, My!

I’ve recently had a few Bugz Be Gone orders and it was a reminder that many folks, especially from colder parts of the country travel to Florida and other warm places in the winter. There are insect borne diseases that have made their way to the U.S. and neighboring islands in the past few years. Dengue fever has been in the U.S. for some time but there are also cases of chikungunya (sounds like chicken gun ya) showing up here. These bites can be more serious then the usual mosquito bite. Just a friendly reminder that Bugz Be Gone has been around the world and always the same feed back,’this stuff really works’. Available in an 8 oz. spray bottle, a 4 oz. lotion and a 10 ml...
Save Daylight and Stress Less

Save Daylight and Stress Less

Here we are in early November. Daylight savings time shifted us back an hour this past weekend. The days grow shorter, temperatures cooler and we come into the darker cycle of our solar year. A good way to keep ourselves warm, healthy and our mind and spirits uplifted is to diffuse essential oils. Uplifted spirits also help strengthen the body.The evergreen oils are a good choice since they tend to be calming to the nervous system. A great blend for this purpose and time of year is Stress Less. It contains the beautiful tree oils of cedar, pine and spruce. Besides a great diffusing blend I personally use it almost daily to help balance my endocrine system. You know, the poor overloaded system which helps us keep our stress in balance. This is important since too much stress can lower our immune system. It’s on sale this month with my other great immune blends, Respiratory and Immunity. Check it out at...
When diet is wrong…

When diet is wrong…

A friend shared this proverb today. “When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” Ayurvedic Proverb. How true this is. I’m a huge fan of Hippocrates. You know the guy who said …’let food be your medicine and medicine your food..’? Did you also know he cured many of a major plague in Athens back around 400 B.C.? The best way to good health is still a good diet, enough sleep in a dark room, some quiet time each day to breathe and let go, be it a walk, a yoga class or whatever that looks like to you. The cold and flu season is off to an early start again. There are many good preventive herbal supplements that support prevention. Since our throat is one of the first lines of defense, I love a good herbal throat spray. And of course don’t forget essential oils. These really are some of the most potent natural medicines of the 21st century. I recommend Touch of Earths Immunity, Stress Less and Respiratory for these times. If you’re feeling anxious and need something calming Inner Peace is your blend. To purchase go to...