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OHA Skincare

“In the lush isles of Hawaii, OHA means joyous life energy.”
OHA skincare line is made in the Pacific Northwest with locally sourced ingredients. Free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and gluten. Everything about this skincare line is made responsibly, from the glass packaging to the unrefined ingredients. Using very minimally processed plants keeps all the vital nutrients and energy in tacked. Unrefined ingredients like, aloe vera, green tea, coconut oil, berry seed oil, and tocotrienol E, provide the skin with trace minerals and anti-inflammatory benefits. Reishi mushroom extract is added to provide natural UVB protection and anti-oxidants, which can prevent cells from developing cancer. OHA formulas can help even the skins tone, texture, and you can customize it for any skin type. Whether you have sensitive, dry/mature, oily, combination, or you have troubled skin such as acne, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. This skin care line is as close to nature as it gets, while seeing results. If you’re looking for an incredibly clean and gentle skin care products that can also help reduce fine lines, these formulas are for you.
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Super Smooth Grain Free Plant Protein

Garden of Life’s new plant based protein is uniquely formulated to have a superior taste and texture, ideal for anyone looking for a clean protein free of common allergens like wheat, corn, soy, and dairy. Garden of Life is working closely with organic farmers in North America and Canada to produce the highest quality ingredients, so there are no chemicals or artificial ingredients. Organic pea, organic flax seed, organic cranberry seed, organic chia seed, and organic pumpkin seed provide 15g of a complete protein and 4g of fiber per serving. This protein is non GMO certified and USDA organic. It’s great for athlete’s pre or post work-out with more sustaining energy. Includes essential fatty acids, 13 enzymes, 1 billion probiotics, and it’s available in four delicious flavors. The Smooth Energy naturally energizes you with yerba mate and non GMO B12, providing 20mg of caffeine. For those who want a little extra boost, try the Smooth Coffee with 40mg of caffeine and organic Marley coffee. The Smooth Chocolate and Vanilla are creamy and delicious mixed with unsweetened almond milk or water. If you believe in the benefits of pure, whole food nutrition, you’ll love this new Organic Plant Protein.

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Metagenics Ultra Calm Bars

Millions of Americans are looking for ways to stay focused during the day, and at the same time reduce stress. Metagenics new Ultra Calm Bars are the perfect snack to help you stay calm and focused. With 200mg of L-Theanine per bar, they are designed to support relaxation and a healthy stress response. L-Theanine is an amino acid usually found green and black tea, and a small amount in mushrooms. In about thirty minutes it passes through the blood-brain barrier increasing levels of dopamine and GABA in the brain. Increasing levels of GABA and dopamine has shown to help with anxiety and improved concentration. Other benefits of L-Theanine include the production of nitric oxide, (a compound that causes the blood vessels in the arteries to dilate) which can improve cardiovascular health. Metagenics Ultra Calm Bars are also low glycemic with only 6 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber. It comes in dark chocolate and coconut flavor, without any spike in blood sugar! Enjoy this snack any time of day to relieve stress and curb cravings. Order your Metagenics Ultra Calm Bars at www.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.
References:
http://www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/…/l-theanine-pro-con…#
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-using-l-theanine-4…

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New From Genuine Health

Genuine Health’s new fermented Vegan Protein is the first fully fermented vegan protein on the market today. It has an extensive amino acid profile while promoting digestive health and healthy gut bacteria. Fermented foods have numerous health benefits such as, supporting the immune system, enhanced absorption of vitamins and minerals, and it’s easily digested.
This unique blend of ingredients (fermented pea protein isolate, fermented brown rice protein, organic hemp seed protein concentrate, organic quinoa sprouts , alfalfa protein, organic spirulina, mung bean sprouts) are fermented is small batches using nondairy probiotics by professional microbiologists who monitor the entire process to ensure a pristine quality product. Genuine Health’s fermented protein gives you 15 grams of protein and only 70 calories; gluten free, soy free, and made with non-GMO ingredients. This protein is offered in vanilla flavor and unflavored, and if you haven’t tried this fermented protein, you will be surprised by its delicious taste and creamy texture. Order your Genuine Health fermented vegan protein atwww.vitaminlife.com or come in to our Redmond Retail Store. Call us at 866-998-8855.
References:
http://www.genuinehealth.com/store/us/fermented-vegan-proteins

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Mental Clarity, Focus and Memory Support With Lion’s Mane

“Lions mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) is a medicinal mushroom and powerful superfood adaptogen for the brain, nerves and immune system.

The mushroom looks quite different than other mushroom varieties. Instead of caps and stems they grow in globular masses and have long flowing spines. Known for its powerful effects as a brain tonic, Hericium erinaceus is rumored to have been used as a tea for centuries by Buddhist monks to enhance brain power and heighten their ability to concentrate during meditation.

Mycologist Paul Stamets says,

Unlike any other food substance known, the mushroom has been studied to be extremely effective at encouraging and inducing Nerve Growth Factor in the brain.

We consider lion’s mane the perfect superfood for those who have experienced seizures because of this ability to elicit nerve regeneration. It can be extremely helpful for those with epilepsy or who have experienced Gran-mal seizures, both of which are thought to cause nerve cell injury in the brain and affect cognitive function.

Lions mane, like other medicinal mushrooms, contains high amounts of antioxidants, beta-glucan and polysaccharides that are made available when the mushroom is heated or prepared as a hot water extract. These health components are powerful immuno-modulators that support “deep immune health.”

The specific active ingredients in the mushroom, including beta-glucoxylan as well as four other polysaccharides and polypeptides, are responsible for significantly enhancing the immune system and currently being research for their effects at decreasing tumor growth.

Brain and Neurological Support

Lion’s mane is a potent catalyst for brain tissue regeneration and helps to improve memory and cognitive functions.

In studies conducted in Japan, by Dr. Hirokazu Kawagishi, it was discovered that the mushroom stimulates the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). This is the primary protein nutrient responsible for enhancing and repairing neurological disorders.

What is Nerve Growth Factor?
Nerve Growth Factor (or NGF) is a protein that plays a major role in the maintenance, survival and regeneration of neurons. A lack of NGF is considered one of the major causes of Alzheimer’s disease. It is required by the brain and important sensory neurons to keep the entire nervous system strong and healthy. Nerve growth factor is also known to stimulate and develop “new neuron growth” in the central and peripheral systems.

When various neurological disorders occur, the brain is unable to manufacture its own internal source of NGF. To make matters worse, the semi-permeable membrane, called the myelin sheath or blood-brain barrier, inhibits the body from delivering external sources of NGF and deterioration of brain neurons begins to slowly occur over time.
Lions mane mushroom has been shown to be exceptionally active in stimulating the synthesis of Nerve Growth Factor, containing the two unique compounds: hericenones and erinacines. Hericenones has the ability to activate the brain to produce more NGF.

The erinacines compound found in the mushroom mycelium is one of the most powerful NGF inducers of all natural compounds. It can actually pass through the blood-brain barrier to encourage the production of new neurons within the brain itself.

In a 2013 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms it states, ” In conclusion, the aqueous extract of H. erinaceus contained neuroactive compounds which induced NGF-synthesis and promoted neurite outgrowth in NG108-15 cells.”

The mushroom was proven effective for its ability to efficiently stimulate neuron growth, improving muscle-motor response pathways in Parkinson’s and repairing neurological trauma in stroke victims.

In addition, lions mane mycelium has been studied to reduce amyloid plaques that interfere with brain neurotransmission. Amyloid plaques are clumps of beta-amyloid proteins, which originate in the fatty membrane surrounding nerve cells. When these smaller proteins break off they can block the signals between cells, which is thought to play a role in Alzheimer’s and various neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s.”

References:

(n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://www.superfoods-for-superhealth.com/lions-mane.html
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Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

“Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver, kidney, and gall bladder problems. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells.
Although a number of animal studies demonstrate that milk thistle can be helpful in protecting the liver, results in human studies are mixed.

Liver disease from alcohol
Milk thistle is often suggested as a treatment for alcoholic hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis. But scientific studies show mixed results. Most studies show milk thistle improves liver function and increases survival in people with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis. But problems in the design of the studies (such as small numbers of participants and differences in dosing and duration of milk thistle therapy) make it hard to draw any real conclusions.

Viral hepatitis
Milk thistle is widely used in the treatment of viral hepatitis (particularly hepatitis C). However, studies show mixed results. Some found improvements in liver function, while others did not. In one study of 16 patients who didn’t respond to interferon and ribavirin therapy, milk thistle significantly reduced the viral load of hepatitis C. In 7 of the subjects the virus decreased to undetectable levels after 14 days of therapy.

Mushroom poisoning
Based on traditional use, milk thistle has been used as an emergency antidote to poisoning by deathcap mushroom (Amanita phalloides). Animal studies have found that milk thistle extract completely counteracts the toxic effects of the mushroom when given within 10 minutes of ingestion. If given within 24 hours, it significantly reduces the risk of liver damage and death.

Cancer
Early laboratory studies also suggest that silymarin and other active substances in milk thistle may have anticancer effects. These substances appear to stop cancer cells from dividing and reproducing, shorten their lifespan, and reduce blood supply to tumors. Some studies suggest silymarin may favorably supplement sunscreen protection and may help reduce the risk of skin cancer. More studies are needed, however, to show whether milk thistle has any effects in the body (not just in test tubes).

Plant Description
Milk thistle is native to the Mediterranean region. It is now found throughout the world. This stout thistle usually grows in dry, sunny areas. The spiny stems branch at the top, and reach a height of 5 – 10 feet. The leaves are wide, with white blotches or veins. Milk thistle gets its name from the milky white sap that comes from the leaves when they are crushed. The flowers are red purple. The small, hard skinned fruit is brown, spotted, and shiny. Milk thistle spreads quickly (it is considered a weed in some parts of the world), and it matures quickly, in less than a year.

What’s It Made Of?
The active ingredient — the one that protects the liver — in milk thistle is known as silymarin, a chemical extracted from the seeds. Silymarin is actually a group of flavonoids (silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin), which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol and other toxic substances. Silymarin also keeps new liver cells from being destroyed by these same toxins. It reduces inflammation (which is why it is often suggested for people with liver inflammation or hepatitis) and is a strong antioxidant.
Most milk thistle products are standardized preparations made from the seeds of the plant. Most preparations are standardized to contain 70 – 80% of silymarin.

Available Forms
Capsules of standardized dried herb (each capsule contains about 120 – 140 mg silymarin)
Liquid extract
Tincture

Silymarin phosphatidylcholine complex
A few studies show that a silymarin-phosphatidylcholine complex may be absorbed more easily than regular standardized milk thistle. Phosphatidylcholine is a key element in cell membranes. It helps silymarin attach easily to cell membranes, which may keep toxins from getting inside liver cells. People who have alcohol-related liver disease should avoid alcohol extracts.

How to Take It
Pediatric
There are no studies showing whether it is safe to give milk thistle to a child. Liver problems can be serious and should be diagnosed by a physician. Talk to your child’s health care provider before giving milk thistle to a child.
Adult
If you think you have a liver problem, you should see a health care provider. Liver disease can be life threatening.”

Source: Milk thistle | University of Maryland Medical Centerhttp://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/milk-thistle#ixzz3QJmsQ3qv
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Amazing Health Benefits of Cacao

“Cacao beans are seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree, a small evergreen tree grown in Mexico and South America. Cacao beans are roasted and ground to produce cocoa and, after further processing, are the basis of chocolate. When the beans are dried at low temperature, however, they are called raw cacao beans, which can be consumed whole, broken into pieces called nibs or ground to produce raw cocoa powder. Cacao beans are rich in natural antioxidant compounds with many health benefits.

Cacao Antioxidants
Cacao beans contain natural chemicals called flavonoids, a type of antioxidant compound that promotes general health and might lower your risk of several diseases. One type of flavonoid, called anthocyanidin, is especially high in cacao beans, along with other compounds called epicatechins. These compounds are powerful antioxidants and, according to a study in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” published in 2003, are especially concentrated in cocoa, a product of cacao beans. In that study, researchers compared the antioxidant capacity of black tea, green tea, red wine and cocoa, concluding that cocoa has the highest antioxidant activity among the four products and the greatest potential for health benefits.

Antioxidant Benefits
Antioxidants stabilize and ultimately destroy free radicals in your cells and tissues. These potentially damaging chemicals are natural by-products of metabolism. They also form when your body breaks down environmental toxins such as cigarette smoke and organic solvents. Free radicals can injure your cells by interfering with cell membranes, damaging DNA and altering other cell components. Over time, a buildup of free radicals can accelerate aging, contribute to vascular changes that lead to heart disease and raise your risk of developing cancer. In addition to removing free radicals, antioxidants also help decrease inflammation that can contribute to arthritis and other diseases, and they can prevent changes in platelets that might produce blood clots
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Cardiovascular Benefits
Flavonoid antioxidants in cacao have significant benefits for your cardiovascular system, according to Silvina Lotito, Ph.D., of the Linus Pauling Institute. She indicates that proanthocyanidin compounds in cocoa powder can help decrease oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL. Often called bad cholesterol, LDL is oxidized and then deposited in plaque. Plaque produces fat accumulations in arteries that can lead to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Because cacao antioxidants block LDL oxidation, they can prevent plaque formation, improving circulation and lowering your risk of heart disease.

Cancer
The Linus Pauling Institute indicates that flavonoid antioxidants such as those found in cacao might interfere with the development of cancer. In one laboratory study published in 2002 in “Cancer Letters,” anthocyanidins from cacao reduced the incidence of chemically induced pancreatic and breast cancer in laboratory animals. In a review of evidence from human subjects, published in 2009 in “Nutrition and Cancer,” researchers concluded that compounds in cacao might prevent cancer or improve the outcome when the disease is already present. However, they state that more extensive studies with larger populations are needed to confirm this.”

References:

Antioxidant Benefits of Raw Cacao. (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2015, from http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/antioxidant-benefits-raw-cacao-3990.html

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Health Benefits of Goji Berries

“Goji berries (Lycium barbarum) are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. They are a member of the nightshade family (Solonaceae), which contains many other common vegetables such as potato, tomato, eggplant, and pepper, as well as some poisonous plants like belladonna and deadly nightshade. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well.

Although they have only been introduced in Western countries in recent years, gojis have been used for thousands of years in Tibet and China, both as a culinary ingredient and medicinally.
Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the humble goji berry is a nutritional powerhouse.
This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds. Their powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides help to boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the goji is said to act on the Kidney and Liver meridians to help with lower back pain, dizziness and eyesight. They are most often consumed raw, made into a tea or extract, or as an ingredient in soups.
Gojis are most commonly available in dried form, and make a great snack eaten as is, added to trail mix, muesli or oatmeal. They can also be soaked for a couple of hours in enough water to cover them. Then the soak water can be drained off and makes a delicious drink, or both water and berries added to smoothies.
Please note that there can be adverse interactions if you consume goji berries while also taking medication for diabetes, or blood pressure, or take the blood thinner warfarin. So be sure to consult your health care provider if that is the case.”

References:

The Health Benefits of Goji Berries • The Healthy Eating Site. (2010, February 13). Retrieved February 10, 2015, fromhttp://thehealthyeatingsite.com/the-health-benefits-of-goji-berries/
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Nip Flu-Like Symptoms in the Bud!

What is homeopathy? What are homeopathic medicines?

Homeopathy is a therapeutic method that uses diluted substances to relieve symptoms. The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines include diluted plants, animals or minerals that relieve the same symptoms they cause at full strength (i.e., a micro dose of coffee bean helps to relieve nervousness).

Homeopathic medicines have been used for more than 200 years. They are manufactured in strict accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and drug Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Today, homeopathic medicines are used by millions of patients and recommended by health care professionals around the world to relieve many acute health conditions such as allergies, coughs, colds, flu, stress, muscle pain and teething.

Are there clinical studies on Oscillococcinum?

Yes. Two studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, show that Oscillococcinum helps to reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu-like symptoms.1-2 The most recent study showed that 63 percent of the patients who took Oscillo at the onset of flu-like symptoms showed “clear improvement” or “complete resolution” of their symptoms after 48 hours, vs. 48% with a placebo.2

1Papp R, Schuback G, Beck E, et al. Oscillococcinum in patients with influenza-like syndromes: a placebo-controlled, double-blind evaluation. Br Homeopath J. 1998;87:69-76. 2Ferley JP, Zmirou D, D’Adhemar D, Balducci F. A controlled evaluation of a homeopathic preparation in the treatment of influenza-like syndromes. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;27:329-335.

How do I take Oscillo?

Dissolve the entire contents of one tube under the tongue every 6 hours, up to 3 times a day. As with all homeopathic medicines, Oscillo should be taken in a mouth free of strong flavors or anything that may coat the mouth. We recommend taking the medicine 15 minutes before or after eating, drinking or brushing your teeth.

How long should I take Oscillo?

If your symptoms have not improved after the first day, repeat the dosage instructions – take one dose every 6 hours, up to 3 times a day, for 2 more days. If after three days you show no improvement, we recommend consulting your health care professional. If your symptoms improve and you would like to take Oscillo for a longer period of time, please consult your health care professional.

Will Oscillo make me drowsy? Does it have any other side effects?

Oscillo does not cause drowsiness. It has a low risk of side effects and no contraindications. It can be safely taken with other medications.

Can I take Oscillo if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ask your health care professional before taking any medicine, including Oscillococcinum. If your health care professional needs more information on our medicines, he/she can contact us at 1.800.BOIRON.1.

Should I avoid touching the pellets with my hands?

We recommend touching the Oscillo pellets as little as possible with your fingers or hands. Introducing any moisture to the pellets will begin the dispensing of the medicine, and any oils on your skin may coat the pellets and hinder absorption once the medicine is in your mouth.

Can Oscillo be taken in conjunction with other medicines?

Oscillo will not interact with other medications, herbs, or supplements. It is safe to take Oscillo with other homeopathic medicines.

Does Oscillo contain sugar?

Oscillo pellets contain sucrose and casein-free lactose. Each dose of Oscillo contains 1 gram of sugar.

Can I take Oscillo past its expiration date?

No, we do not recommend taking Oscillo past its expiration date.

Newtown Square, Pa. – Experts agree that the sooner cold and flu symptoms are treated, the better chance there is for a quick recovery and minimum disruption of lifestyle. Yet people hesitate to take action at the crucial early stage. Typically, they wait until they are “sick enough” to take medications that simply mask full-blown symptoms.

“I see it all the time,” says Robert Schiller, M.D., department chairman of Family Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. “Patients take great proactive steps like washing their hands frequently and taking a multivitamin. They don’t know what to do, though, when they start to get sick. They wait until their condition gets so bad that they can’t sleep at night or function during the day, so they have nothing to lose by taking something that will put them in a fog.”

Instead of waiting to mask symptoms, the key is to start with a medicine like Oscillococcinum® that nips symptoms in the bud. Oscillo® is a homeopathic medicine that works with the body to help it rebalance and heal itself.

Clinical studies show that Oscillo helps reduce both the severity and the duration of flu-like symptoms. In fact, when patients took Oscillo within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms, nearly 63 percent showed “clear improvement” or “complete resolution” within 48 hours, according to the latest study published in a British scientific journal.

Since it doesn’t cause drowsiness or interact with other medications or supplements, there’s no reason to delay taking Oscillococcinum at the moment you feel achy and run down with headache, chills and fever. Its sweet-tasting pellets dissolve quickly under the tongue and are recommended for everyone, from two-year-olds to seniors.
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What are the Top 10 Uses for Oregano Oil

10 Uses For Oregano

“Hands down, oregano oil is one of the best natural supplements you can get. It’s produced from the perennial herb oregano and loaded with free-radical-crushing antioxidants. A growing body of research has shown that oregano oil offers many positive health benefits and is one of the most potent natural remedies in existence. In particular, there has been significant evaluation of its effects against harmful organisms; investigations even been made by major pharmaceutical companies. Let’s take a look at why there’s so much interest in oregano oil and its 10 best uses.

What are the Top 10 Uses for Oregano Oil?
1. Fights Infection

There’s a lot of evidence to show that oregano oil is a powerful tool against the harmful organisms that lead to infections. One study straight from the United States Department of Agriculture reported that oregano oil has such a strong action against germs that it could easily fight Salmonella and E. coli.

These findings were echoed by researchers the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center:

“New, safe agents are needed to … overcome harmful organism infections. Based on our previous experience and that of others, we postulated that herbal essential oils, such as those of origanum (oregano oil)…offer such possibilities.”

2. Protection Against Harmful Organisms

If you’ve consumed undercooked meat or impure water, or countless other risky actions, harmful organisms are likely to be residing inside of your body. Thankfully, oregano oil has been shown to be extremely useful for helping to get rid of these unwanted invaders. One study examined the relationship between oregano oil and harmful organisms and found that taking 600 mg of oregano oil daily prompted a complete disappearance of harmful organisms in the body.

3. Source of Essential Nutrients

It’s not exactly a multivitamin but there’s no denying that oregano oil is loaded with vital nutrients like magnesium and zinc and vitamins C and E. It’s sufficiently high in iron, calcium, potassium copper, manganese, and niacin. As a secondary approach, oregano oil might help bridge the gap that so many people have between their nutritional intake and requirements.

4. Digestive Aid

I’ve said it a million times, health begins in the gut! Good digestion is absolutely required to experience good health. While I recommend using an oxygen-based colon cleanser periodically to clean out your digestive tract, stopping the build up in the first place also needs to be part of the plan, and oregano oil can help. Oregano oil is known to stimulate the flow of bile into the digestive organs, enhancing the digestive process.

5. Menstrual Aid

Irregular, uncomfortable periods and negative menopause effects are a big problem for many women; one of the best natural remedies is oregano oil. It may actually help support regular menstruation and protect against negative menopause experiences. For women, this is a substantial bonus to the already lengthy list of uses and effects of oregano oil.

6. Supports Graceful Aging

Perhaps the hottest health trend of the past few years is the science of combatting aging. It’s important to understand that aging is largely the effect of oxidation and free radicals, which is why antioxidants are so effective. Oregano oil offers a huge amount of antioxidants that can aid in the defense against these aging-accelerators.

7. Allergy Support

If you suffer from allergies and environmental sensitivities, the soothing properties of oregano oil are likely to be highly appealing. Oregano oil can produce sedating effect on the hypersensitivity of allergies, which ultimately encourages relief. For those wishing to avoid harsh medications and the accompanying side effects, oregano oil may be a natural alternative for curtailing the undesirable effects associated with environmental sensitivities.

8. Weight Loss

In addition to its reputation as a natural immune booster, oregano oil also packs a punch against unwanted body fat. Its active ingredient, carvacrol, is thought to modulate genes and reduce irritation in white adipose tissue. In one study, when fed a high fat diet, mice not given carvacrol quickly became obese. In contract, mice given carvacrol gained significantly less weight and even had lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in their blood.

9. Eases Discomfort

Aches and stiffness can wreak havoc and really impact quality of life. Many people use oil of oregano topically and say that it feels like it goes deep inside their skin to relieve soreness and muscle discomfort. Simply create a 50/50 mixture of organic oregano oil and organic olive oil and apply topically to the affected area for relief. If you suffer from sore muscles, sports injuries, and backaches, this is one benefit you’ll appreciate.

10. Combats the Cold

Oregano oil isn’t a cure for the cold but it can add a layer to your immune system. Many people claim that when they start to feel under the weather they place 3-6 drops into an empty capsule and take 2-3 times daily before meals. A 5-10 day regiment has been reported as doing wonders.”
References:

10 Uses for Organic Oregano Oil. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2015, fromhttp://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/10-uses-organic-oregano-oil/
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