Aromatherapy and Your Health
The Aromatherapist strives to help balance the entire system knowing that first and foremost,
You are what you Eat!
- AND -
You Achieve what you Believe!
The energy and intellectual focus necessary for a productive and joyous life along with vibrant skin, hair and nails will primarily be determined by a balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and whole grains, avoiding as much processed food as possible, and limiting processed meats and dairy.
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Essential Wellness for
Mind, Body & Spirit

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Victoria Bender
Vscentials - Essential Wellness for Mind, Body & Spirit
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A good rule of thumb when grocery shopping is to avoid
the center isles as much as possible.
 
You will find that the center isles are not your friends.  They are loaded with foods that are both over processed and loaded with preservatives and salt and are therefore void of any true nutrition.  Beware of labels that say they are fortified with vitamins.  If food has to have vitamins added for nutritional benefit then they are saturated with synthetic vitamins that may or may not be bioavailable. 

Focus on yogurts with active yeast cultures and limit heavy cheeses.   Load those whole baked potatoes with reduced fat yogurts instead of butter and sour cream - you may be surprised at just how satisfying the flavor is while you tremendously reduce fat and cholesterol.  Experiment with plain yogurts and add your own fresh fruits - they explode with flavor and nutrition.  Try to choose meats that are free range and are free of hormones, reducing the intake of red meats as much as possible.  Incorporate more fish and chicken in your diet and try substituting nuts, legumes, or whole protein grains such as Quinoa or Barley in place of meat in more of your meals.  You will be surprised at how much better you feel and how much more energy is available to you when you begin to incorporate some of these simple changes, not to mention how much weight you may begin to lose without struggle if you are overweight or lethargic.
Get enough rest, relaxation and exercise.
You do not have to run out and join a gym.  I have them and they simply are not necessary for good strong bones and muscles if they are not your thing either.  Just start walking and stretching every day.
Short Morning Ritual
You can begin to change your life in so many positive ways with simple techniques that take very little time.  Either burn a few drops of Uplift essential oil blend in a diffuser or spray the Uplift atomizer all around you and on your clothes.  Close your eyes and breathe into your belly as deeply as possible and hold the breath as long as comfortably possible, then release the breath slowly.  Do this for 10 repetitions.  When your body and mind have then been filled with plenty of life giving oxygen, keep your eyes closed and then think of at least three things that you have to be grateful for.  Just acknowledge that you are grateful for these three things - they can be big or small, significant or insignificant, it does not matter - just be grateful for them.    Once you have acknowledged your gratitude, follow this wonderful, simple exercise sequence that will help circulation and will make you feel more energized if done for even just a few minutes:  Stand straight with your arms out and parallel to the floor with your feet spread wide, but comfortably and make sure your feet are planted firmly.  Begin to twist at the waist turning right and left.  Let your head float with your shoulders and just turn back and forth as far as you comfortably can.  Try it for two minutes. Then, standing in the same position, bring light into yourself and exercise your heart, lungs, shoulders and arms by just flapping your arms up and down clapping your hands on your thighs and bringing them up to clap together over your head or as close as you can.  Just fly like a bird and bring energy in and light all around you.  Just try the sequence for a few minutes to see how much better you feel.   The Uplift essential oil is optional, but you will find that every time you smell a component of the essential blend (which is citrus by design) you are transported back to this rejuvenated state of being. 

Also, you may want to carry the Uplift with you to recapture the feeling at any time during the day when you are feeling tired or overwhelmed.  Just take a moment to close your eyes and inhale the sensation of gratitude and energy.  It can help you get through even the toughest days!
Aromatherapeutic Skin Care
Please avoid synthetic chemicals, preservatives, emulsifiers and extenders in all products that you apply to your precious instrument.  Your body will love you for it.

I cannot stress enough the importance of a healthful diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and whole grains with limited caffeine, stimulants, red meats and processed foods for healthy skin, hair and nails.

Try to always use only natural organic botanicals for all of your skin care.   Understand that performance for your longevity and appearance will be enhanced and improved, however, natural products that do not have harmful additives will look, feel, and be used differently from the over the counter products that you have become accustomed to.  They will not always look as pretty because they do not have emulsifiers and nice, but deadly, synthetic colors.  They will have to be shaken and sometimes stirred, and because they do not have preservatives or extenders they will usually come in smaller containers as they are more concentrated and will need less volume for effective use.  Also they will have to be discarded usually within 6 months to a year of purchase so be sure to follow the label instructions.
Evening Ritual

The Quality & Quantity of your sleep can make all the
difference in your overall health and happiness.

Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference!
Optimal sleep and adequate rest is imperative to good health.  Medical studies now show that lack of a sound and full night’s sleep is detrimental to good health and can be precursory to a number of illnesses and life threatening diseases such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, weight gain, memory problems, impotency, headache, ADD, ADHD and the list goes on.  For more information please visit www.sleepfoundation.org to better understand the importance of a good night’s sleep.

Of course it cannot be overstated that good nutrition supported by a diet of plenty of fresh and, whenever possible, organic produce, whole grains, plant proteins and enzymes will always serve as a good foundation for optimal health and should help to support a good night’s sleep.
Top Tips for Better Sleep
1.  Create a sanctuary in your bedroom, clear out the clutter and develop an environment that is
      dark, quiet and comfortable and regulate the temperature.
2.  Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
3.   It is most important to establish a relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath and
      then listening to soothing music or reading a book followed by a simple meditation.  Vscentials
      offers wonderful Calm sprays, diffuser blends and nurturing bath oils that are carefully
      designed with natural and organic botanicals proven to work through the central nervous
      system to balance and calm the mind and body for optimal sleep and rest.  Every purchase
      comes with a meditation instruction sheet to help you to begin to train your mind and body to
      relax and respond for better health and happiness.
4.  Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex.  It is best to take work, computers and T.V. out of
      the sleep environment.
5.  Finish eating and exercising at least two hours prior to bedtime.
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