Jan 262016
 

Love your Ta Ta’s aka…breasts

I was reading the book, How Not to Die by Micheal Greger, M.D. and with Valentine’s Day approaching (I know it’s about the heart and love…but your breasts are very close to your heart!!) I thought I’d share some neat tidbits….

Specifically Michael Greger is discussing how to avoid getting breast cancer. Unfortunately each year about 230,000 American women are diagnosed and 40,000 die from it. But, there are things you can do NOW. Cancer doesn’t grow over night, it takes years, sometimes decades, to form.

“People who are doing the right thing by improving their lifestyles in hopes of preventing cancer may in fact be successfully treating it as well. Don’t wait until you are diagnosed to change your lifestyle, start NOW, it is NEVER too late.”

group MM class shot (8)Exercise:

Darwin said, it’s the survival of the fittest and when it comes to exercise…get fit. Sometimes we get caught up on how much we weigh but it’s deeper than that. Movement offers you a preventative measure against breast cancer (and more) because it tends to lower you circulating estrogen levels. Five hours a week of vigorous exercise can lower estrogen and progesterone exposure by about 20%.

Get Your Greens:

By adding cruciferous (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, kale, etc.) veggies into your daily diet you can significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer. For example, broccoli boosts the activity of detoxifying enzymes in your liver, therefore if you are eating a steak off the BBQ, having a side of broccoli will reduce your carcinogenic load.

Flaxseeds:

These are powerful little seeds that are one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, but even more exciting is their lignan content. Lignans are phytoestrogens that can dampen the effects of the body’s own estrogen. Tossing a tablespoon into your morning smoothie will help to reduce your risk of having breast cancer.

Massage Your Breasts:

In addition to those tips, I have been using the Breast Health Massage Oil from Living Libations for two years.  I absolutely love that I am taking a simple step to keep my breasts healthy.

By simply applying a few drops to my palms and then massaging around and on my breasts I am stimulating the circulation & lymph drainage thereby regenerating the movement of fluids in and to my breasts.

breast_oil_smallAbout your breasts & the massage oil:

ü  Cells in our breasts can regenerate. Continue reading »

Apr 282014
 

The skin is responsible for eliminating 1/3 of the body’s waste everyday – that can equal up to one pound!!! A super fast and effective way is to add dry brushing to your shower/bath routine.

Whether you use a natural bristle brush, a dry brushing mitt, a cheap loofah glove (I’ve tried them all and have finally found the VERY BEST from Living Libations which all my clients love as well), give your body a scrub and:

  • Loosen the dead cells to allow the toxins a quick and clear exit out of your skin!
  • Leave your skin SOFT and GLOWING
  • Reduce CELLULITE
  • Stimulate your immune system
  • Wake up your circulation
  • Move your lymph
  • And so much more!

Start at your feet and work up to your chest, then work down from your head and neck to your chest. The key is to make it FUN and a part of your day! Then jump in the shower or bath!

When it comes to Dry Brushing, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Living Libations. I use their dry brushes and lymph+ tonic as part of my routine before jumping in the shower or bath. Nadine, from Living Libations describes her brushes below and the Lymph Tonic to stimulate your lymphatic system.

 

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Facial Brush

This facial brush has soft bristles suitable for gentle brushing the face, neck and décolleté. Dry brush before cleansing and moisturizing with Seabuckthorn or Rose Best Skin Ever afterwards. Or coconut oil is another of my favorites!

Body and Breast Brush

This brush is the perfect size and texture to dry-brush the body and more delicate breasts. Dry Brush with one drop of our Lymph Tonic on the bristles. Follow with a bath, sauna or shower and then glide the Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever and/or Breast Massage Oil for radiant, healthy skin. Check out a great way to care for your breasts

Energy Brush

This energy brush uses fine bronze bristles made of a sensible alloy of copper and zinc. Due to the molecular structure of these fine bronze bristles, the ions which are important for our material and energetic well-being are generated directly on the skin, which makes them immediately available to the organism and the metabolism.

The central atom of the human body is oxygen, which makes up more than 80 percent of our organism. Our true elixir of life consists of the energetically charged oxygen ions which we take in from the air we breathe, the water we drink or in an especially concentrated form from hydrogen peroxide. This substance is also contained in the sea coast, waterfalls, rain and snow. These important negatively charged oxygen ions are created by air friction whilst using this Energy Brush for dry- brushing our skin.

Our Lymph system responds favorably to the gentle, circulation generating effects of essential oils. One of the best things for the Lymph system is dry-brushing (especially in the colder seasons). To activate dry brushing to its fullest potential, add one drop of Lymph+Tonic to the palm of your hand and glide the brush across your palm to apply the essence to each bristle, then begin dry brushing your entire body. Always brush in the direction toward the heart. Dry Brushing this way stimulates the endocrine, circulation, immune, and detoxifying systems.

Lymphatic fluid exists close to the surface of the skin and bathes all of the cells of the body with oxygen and nutrients. A happy lymphatic system helps support healthy overall immune response and circulation. Lymph does not have a pump like blood does with the heart. Lymph is filtered in the lymph nodes and then re-circulated into the bloodstream. Interestingly, swollen lymph nodes are the body’s way of transforming an infection. So the lymph system has the important function of bringing in nourishment and carrying out wastes and toxins. Use Lymph+Tonic regularly to support this very vital body system. Dry-brushing, exercise, breathing, hot/cold plunges, and proper hydration will also help to sustain a healthy lymphatic system.

For generating Lymphatic flow, pour 1-2 drops of Lymph+Tonic on the palm of your hand; glide a dry brush across your palm, then use for dry brushing the body. This tonic may also be used in massages, body oils and baths.

Enjoy adding this to your bathing routine.

Tanya

 

 

Feb 142014
 

Caring for your breasts with Breast Health Massage Oil

 

I have been using the Breast Health Massage Oil from Living Libations for almost a year.  I absolutely love that I am taking a simple step to keep my breasts healthy.

By simply applying a few drops to my palms and then massaging around and on my breasts I am stimulating the circulation & lymph drainage thereby regenerating the movement of fluids in and to my breasts.

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About your breasts & the massage oil:

ü  Cells in our breasts can regenerate.

ü  The skin on the chest is thin and breast tissue contains a great deal of fat, which readily absorbs the protective blessings of lipophilic essential oils and infused-herbal oils. Working synergistically, these botanicals may

  •  prevent and reverse cysts,
  • rejuvenate cells, and
  • increase immune cell activity.
  • Several essential oils show promise in preventing or reversing imbalances that accumulate in adipose and lymph tissue.

ü  Breasts contain an abundance of lymph vessels that support the circulatory system in maintaining proper fluid balance.

ü  The health of our lymphatic systems is intimately connected to our breast health.

  • Lymphatic flow can be obstructed by tight bras, poor posture, lack of exercise, shallow breathing, and tight neck, shoulder, chest and back muscles.

The Breast Health Oil contains cypress, yarrow and laurel oils which generate the movement of the fluid that removes toxins and supplies fresh nutrition to the cells. Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt, the author of Advanced Aromatherapy, stated that simply “rubbing a few drops of bay laurel on swollen lymph nodes may have an immediate, noticeable effect.”

Massage encourages the body to:

  • release excess stored estrogen
  • move debris-fluid away from the spaces between cells
  • and return the fluid to the bloodstream to be eliminated.
  • Over time, massaging the breasts may also enhance the elasticity of the ligaments in the chest providing improved breast support.

How to apply Breast Health Oil and Massage your Breasts

  • Our breast tissue extends from the breastbone in the center of the chest to the underarms and from below the collarbone down to the sixth or seventh rib.
  • Put 1-2 drops of Breast Health Oil on each hand and place your hands under the breasts.
  • Massage inward and upward in a circular motion, slowly covering the entire chest.
  • Use this time to become familiar with how your breasts feel.

Breast Health Oil Ingredients: Broccoli Seed Oil, Cumin Seed Oil, Calendula Oil, Saint John’s Wort Blossom Oil infused in Organic Olive Oil, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Rose Otto, Laurel, Cypress, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang, and Chamomile essential oils

Additional healthy breast practices include:

dry brushes

  • dry brushing with Lymph Tonic
  • ensuring sufficient intake of dietary iodine and magnesium
  • creating healthy intestinal flora with fermented foods and probiotics
  • avoiding aluminum
  • eating organic, real food, and only caring for your body with authentic, organic botanicals

 

For more information on Dry Brushing, please read Tanya’s 5 Beauty Secrets for skin and hair

To order your breast health oil, dry brushes & Lymph Tonic, click here

 

FYI: Dry Brushing with Lymph+Tonic: Living Libations’ Lymph+Tonic is an undiluted blend of circulating essential oils for generating Lymphatic flow. Used in combination with dry brushing, Lymph+Tonic helps the rivers of the lymphatic system to flow and function optimally. Pour 1-2 drops on the palm of your hand, then, glide a dry brush across your palm, and dry-brush from up from toes to head, always towards the heart. This invigorating tonic may also be used in massages, body oils and baths. Pure Organic and/or Wildcrafted Ingredients: undiluted and circulating oils of cypress, rosemary, laurel, eucalyptus and yarrow.

Thanks again to Nadine from Living Libations for her poetic descriptions & keeping us pure, clean and healthy!!

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