2014 June

Food Affects Body Odor

Just as certain foods can make you feel better or worse, there are foods that can make you smell better or worse!

Dr. Sanjay Gupta recommends a combination of magnesium, Vitamin A and zinc for a fresher smell. Dark leafy greens, carrots and tuna make a great smell-good combination.

Foods to avoid?  Cabbage, peas, red meat, eggs, soy.

Did you know that lemons were introduced to the Americas in 1493 by Christopher Columbus given to sailors to treat scurvy and other vitamin deficiencies?

Diffused, lemon essential oil stimulates memory.

Topically, it strengthens nails, removes sticky stuff, and repels bugs.

Ingested, lemon essential oil is a good source of d-limonene (powerful antioxidant) helping to detoxify the liver and stomach.  This has been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumor growth in over 50 clinical studies.

I love adding a few drops of lemon essential oil to homemade lemonade for an extra lemony taste.

The Body and Enzymes

Enzymes are a special protein produced by living organisms and composed of amino acids. They are catalysts enabling many essential biochemical reactions in our bodies.  Without them we could not function.

Enzymes are not ‘consumed’ in the daily body processes but rather are like supervisors.  Without their supervision work would not be accomplished.  Enzymes have to build up in the body in order to function.  Without build-up some metabolic processes happen very slowly or not at all.

Every biochemical function of the body requires enzymes to facilitate the building of compounds, unlocking nutrients, and breaking down substances such as food, toxins, and chemical wastes in the body. So, when enzymes are disrupted, our bodies lose their ability to function properly.  Enzyme disruptors and destroyers include Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and antibiotics; chemotherapy or radiation therapy; and microwave cooking.

Applying, tasting, or smelling essential oils stimulate the production of certain enzymes in your body.  You may not be able to see the enzymes in essential oils under a microscope but think about this:  It takes a sperm and an egg to make a child.  After that child is conceived and begins to grow, you can’t find the sperm or egg, but they were there and their influence continues. The plant enzymes, the blueprints of their energetic signatures, are in the oil

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