!Happy September! We are just a few weeks away from fall. The kids are back to school and it's time for all things pumpkin spice. Basically the best time of the whole year! Can I get an amen? In honor of the new season, we've decided to take our newsletter digital with some great fall must-haves. We are excited to make it easy for you to get all the great info in a condensed, easy-to-access format at the beginning of each month. Please enjoy our first digital issue of the We Are Abundance Tribe Tribune. As always, we want to connect, encourage, and share all the wellness vibes with you!
Pumpkin Seeds: The lil' Pepita that Leads to Happiness and Sleep!
They say that in World War 2, sleep deprivation was one of the most successful forms of torture, producing severe anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Next to poor digestion, irregular sleep and anxiety are my most commonly heard complaints. Just as a cup of coffee too late in the day can keep you up, certain foods are known to relax the nervous system and help you get to sleep. When it comes to feeling happy, no one can deny that a good night sleep can work miracles.
The body uses the amino acid tryptophan to produce serotonin (aka "The Happy Hormone") and melatonin, both hormones that are essential for sleep. Serotonin is required to transmit nerve impulses from the brain and regulate mood in general. If you have trouble staying asleep or wake frequently throughout the night, you’re likely low in these two hormones. The good news is that pumpkin seeds have high tryptophan numbers, which will not only help you sleep but relax you overall. In fact, pumpkin seeds are the new ‘warm glass of milk’ when it comes to sleep remedies.
While pumpkin seeds have almost 600 mg of tryptophan, they also contain zinc, an important nutrient which assists the brain in converting tryptophan into serotonin. Many people suffering from depression and anxiety have also been found to suffer from low zinc levels. Hmm... Unfortunately, millions of people are zinc deficient and are completely unaware of their condition. What can cause this to happen? Well, one of the causes of zinc deficiency is simply a lack of it in our diet.
A quick (but critical) tangent on zinc...
Another very common reason for a zinc deficiency is an excess of copper in our body. When we have an excess of copper, even if we have enough zinc, copper will BLOCK the vital chemical action of zinc - so it's as if we are deficient in zinc. Copper in excess in the body largely affects the brain in some very negative ways, mainly causing excess estrogen and a decline in serotonin and melatonin production. Insomnia is a common symptom since copper causes your brain to work overtime. Are you somewhat hyper or are your children diagnosed with ADD-Attention Deficit Disorder? Your mind may be running at 55 miles per hour, and your body can't keep up -thus you may be on the hyperactive side. It's probably copper!
Anything that raises estrogen in the body, from the birth control pill to a copper IUD (intra-uterine device) to simple using products that contain toxins and petroleum, also raises copper. If you have enough zinc in your diet, you can handle the overload, but zinc is so hard to get today. Copper is easy to get, including copper sulfate sprayed on your vegetables in the supermarket. Copper kills algae, molds, yeast, and bacteria. That's why it's sprayed on vegetables. And of course, we eat the vegetables. Toxic levels of copper (non-usable) hinder this bacteria/yeast killing function by your body, and candida yeast may develop. YIKES!!! Now back to zinc...
One of the easiest ways we can increase zinc (and subsequently tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin) in our bodies is to eat foods high in zinc like pumpkin seeds and take a complete multi-vitamin like Young Living's Master Formula with the perfect balance of zinc and assisting nutrients for proper absorption and utilization.
Enjoy this twist on a basic pumpkin seed recipe for an awesome night's sleep! Soak seeds in Thieves, 1/4 cup salt, and water (1/2 -inch over seeds) overnight. Drain water from seeds. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir pumpkin seeds, cooking oil, honey, cinnamon, and salt until the seeds are evenly coated. Pour seeds onto a greased baking sheet with sides. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, or until golden and crunchy.
Written by Hannah Shields
FROM THE IRIDOLOGIST: The wolfberry AND EYE HEALTH
“The eyes are the windows to the soul” is an expression we often hear. Like windows, eyes work both ways. We perceive up to 80% of all impressions via our eyes. They are the most important organ of sense we have as they keep us safe and of a sharp mind. Reports have shown that people would rather be deaf than blind. It is vital that we keep our eyes as healthy as possible. Believe it or not, the only true way to accomplish this is via our diet.
Here’s the kicker though, the two most important compounds, Lutein (loo-teen) and Zeaxanthin (zee-uh-zan-thin), needed for healthy eyes, the body does not naturally make in amounts necessary. Therefore it must be supplemented.
Many studies have shown these antioxidants to reduce the risk of chronic eye disorders, including AMD, glaucoma, and cataracts. In some reports, people eliminated their cataracts altogether.
By far, the richest source known for Zeaxanthin is the wolfberry. Enter in Ningxia Red for the rescue! Ningxia Red’s main ingredient is the wolfberry, also reported having high amounts of lutein thanks to the essential oils infused within this powerful supplement. I’ve read several testimonials whereby just adding Ningxia Red, people have not only avoided cataract and lens replacement surgery but achieved 20/20 vision.
As an Iridologist, I get the pleasure of seeing the eyes physically shift when Ningxia Red is added to one’s diet. I myself have improved my eyesight (reduced contact lens Rx twice) along with many other benefits. Some of my favorite shifts I see within the eyes is the reduction of the cholesterol ring (see example 1 where the white ring has reduced in density) and lymphatic congestion (see example 2, thickness of lymphatic dramatically reduced and the fibers in the eye can now be seen. Notice also the top left tissue damage has repaired).
In efforts to have further physical proof of the power of Ningxia Red, starting Sept 15th, both Beth King and I will start taking 6oz a day, changing nothing else. With the new YL GO + we are taking the savings from shipping and using it towards buying more Ningxia Red. We will post our iris pictures and have our eyesight exams retaken. Can’t wait to report back on our progress!
Written by Elle Scott - To have your eyes scanned, please email email@example.com
➕Clove Vitality 5ml (ER exclusive): Let me break it down friends, Clove oil is the most concentrated antioxidant known with an ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of over 1,000,000. By comparison the ORAC score for blueberries is only 2,400. So yeah, we’re talking immune system support! Also wonderful to dilute and rub on the gums for oral health. Any bakers? Just go google Clove Oil and fall recipes and you will come up with lots of fun ways to use Clove Vitality. Aromatically, Clove encourages sleep, stimulates dreams, and creates a sense of protection and courage.
➕ Digize 15 ml (ER exclusive): also comes in Vitality, As the name states, this oil is fantastic for supporting healthy digestion. I often like to tell people that oils are most effective when continuously used and I still stand by that but this oil is instant gratification for most people . Your tummy is feeling off? Over ate? Use it and sweet relief within minutes ! Some love this directly dropped under their tongue or massaged under the navel on stomach. Did you know many of YoungLiving's farms actually use this blend on the soil to encourage good bacterial balance in our farms' dirt!? Cool Right!?
➕ Inner Defense : We call this supplement the first responder in our house. When someone needs some immune support and ALWAYS when we travel, we take this. This supplement contains Oregano, Clove, Thyme, Lemon, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus Radiata, Rosemary and Cinnamon. It’s basically like Thieves but with Oregano and Lemongrass added in. So The power of thieves and then some. Pretty much this: 💥👊= Inner Defense. I also suggest taking with food! Lots of hot oils in there.
➕Thieves Hand Foaming Soap: Plant based, gentle and power packed with Thieves, lemon and orange essential oils. Contains no sulfates, dyes, synthetic fragrances or harsh chemicals. If you haven’t started replacing everyday household items in your home yet, now is the time to do it for free. Young Living is so much more than oils and supplements. The majority of my ER order isn’t actually oils - it’s life style products! Once you fall in love with this you can order the hand Foaming soap refill and fill her up.
➕5 ml Manuka: Gorgeous skin is never out of season friends. Boy do I love this oil for my skin. It has very similar properties to tea tree oil but the aroma is completely different , woodsy and thicker to the touch. Blemish prone skin? This plus our Acne Treatment and you’re set. It’s also wonderful for a healthy scalp - add a couple drops to your shampoo.
➕ImmuPower 15 ml: 😱😍🙌 Is how I feel about this one! Do you guys know what this oil does?!! Ok so the name pretty much says it but let’s break it down. This blends includes, Hyssop, Mountain Savory, Cistus, Camphor, Frankincense, Oregano, Clove, Cumin, and Dorado Azul. 😳That’s Like half the oils in the Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit (and remember those oils are like raindrop oils - they do all the things) plus some power houses like Dorado Azul, Oregano and Cumin Seed oil. Use this daily. Your cells and DNA will thank you!
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We would like to welcome our newest tribe members and recognize our current members for an amazing August. We are so thankful for you all!