Happy Healthy Holiday Season: Tips for Success

Happy Healthy Holiday Season: Tips for Success
October is here, the candy aisles are full, and we are beginning to plan those holiday parties. 

Holidays tend to bring a lot of laughter, family, and fun--but it can also be a time of stress, sickness and overindulgence if we don't have a plan. 

Here are my tips for holiday season success!

1. Have a celebration survival plan before the holiday season begins. Eat healthy meals leading up to bigger parties and celebrations, drink your water, and use your oils and supplements! My biggest friends are nutrient rich balance complete and ningxia red, and digestion support with Digize Blend, peppermint vitality, essentialezymes and detoxzyme! 

2. Know your weakness! What or who gets you every time? Plan to give in (guilt-free) or fight
the temptation. Put the 80-20 rule into place--enjoy a treat and let other things go that won't support your wellness goals! 

3. Apply the 3-day rule. Get rid of or give away anything left over before or after the 3rd day--like the endless desserts and desserts.

4. Have boundaries and keep them! Let friends and family know, "I really don't want my kids to have that," or "we made a commitment to change, and I hope you understand." 

This is YOUR holiday season, and you don't owe anyone a thing, except to spread kindness, love, and peace. You are in charge of your choices, and I know you will feel better sticking to your goals! 

Coming up in the next weeks...
  • How to deal with emotional stress for the holidays, 
  • Fun recipes for desserts with vitality oils from Young Living
  • Ningxia Red cocktails & mocktails
  • Plus... an entire Holiday Feast that will be shared for Thanksgiving! 
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Elisa McClure
Living My Joy Let's Discover Yours!  elisa@elisamcclure.com

Stress: How it Hurts Our Immune System

Stress: How it Hurts Our Immune System
Stress-How does it really hurt our immune system? 
Stress has two main effects on our body: ALERT us to danger, and HELP us fight off that danger
This happens by our body secreting hormones, known as cortisol and corticosteroids. 

When we have stress in small doses (like preparing for a big project, running a race, a child in danger, etc.), this stress gives us the signals we need to act quickly. These hormones are VITAL to handle these situations. 

But….When we constantly have low levels of stress, because we don’t know how to cope with life's stressors, we become flooded with these stress hormones. The cortisol reduces the body’s ability to produce lymphocytes necessary to fight off invaders that create infections!

Also, when we have stress, we look for other “feel good” hormones, and we tend to cope with poor choices: unhealthy food, sedentary activities (due to lack of energy), and other things like smoking or drinking. This is the perfect storm for an illness to brew. If we don't practice self-care daily, we will have a problem on the horizon! This chart shows the common ways stress affects our bodies. 

The BEST way to prevent it is to learn healthy coping mechanisms and to practice self care daily. Here are my biggest tips and my top oils for stress. Each oil is linked to a scientific study on that specific oil. Please check them out! This is your chance to do some research! 

Frankincense- For mental clarity and normal cell growth.     Apply to forehead or back of the neck. Inhale daily. 
Lavender- For hormone balance and nervous system regulation.   Apply to chest, neck, and temples before bed. 
Peppermint- Supports heart and cardiovascular system.   Apply to stomach or inhale when digestive upset occurs. 
Clary Sage- Mental Support and Anxiolytic Effect   Females: Apply to lower abdomen to balance hormones. 
Vanilla- Supports Mood!    Use in stress away blend. Diffuse or apply to feet, head, wrists daily for mood!

Ready to try some of these oils out? Here is a bundle of all the oils I mentioned today! 
Living My Joy Let's Discover Yours!  elisa@elisamcclure.com

Raindrop for Immune Support!

Raindrop for Immune Support!
Raindrop Technique is one of the most useful tools an aromatherapist, health coach, or even a mama/grandma can have in their tool belt. When sickness starts, our amazing body knows exactly how to respond but sometimes the body needs a little bit of help. 

Raindrop begins by using 9 oils on the feet and they are applied in a special way called vita flexing. Then we move to the back and work on feathering the oils up the spine. Detox can be immediately seen when doing this technique and the clients almost always leave feeling better than they arrived. Sometimes it can take a day or two to feel the effects, but overall this protocol has proven to be relaxing, energizing, and highly therapeutic. 

Essential Oils

Oregano-Highly antimicrobial and resistant to microorganisms 
Origanum vulgare (Oregano) oil
Thyme-Highly Antiviral
Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) oil
Basil- Known for Phenols and the ability to support the Digestive System and Muscles
Ocimum basilicum (Basil) oil
Wintergreen- High in methyl salycilate, which mimics the action of cortisone! 
Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen) leaf oil
Marjoram- Excellent for tight muscles and creating a relaxed and calm environment
Origanum majorana (Marjoram) leaf oil
Cypress-Best for the Cardiac System, and supportive of the heart! Very grounding and emotionally balancing. 
Cupressus sempervirens (Cypress) leaf/nut/stem oil
Peppermint-Soothing, supportive of digestive system and also the catalyst that is used at the end of Raindrop. 
Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil
Aroma Siez™
Ocimum basilicum (Basil) oil, Origanum majorana (Marjoram) leaf oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil, Cupressus sempervirens leaf/nut/stem oil
Valor ™
Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Cananga odorata (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) seed oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil, Picea mariana (Northern Lights black spruce) leaf oil, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower oil, Picea pungens (Idaho blue spruce) branch/leaf/wood oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil, Cistus ladaniferus (Cistus) oil, Cinnamomum cassia (Cassia) leaf oil, Artemisia pallens (Davana) flower oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil
Ortho Ease®
Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen) leaf oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil, Juniperus osteosperma (Juniper) oil, Eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, Cymbopogon flexuosus (Lemongrass) oil, Origanum marjorana (Marjoram) leaf oil, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) root oil, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Oil, Prunus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf Oil, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil
Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil.

As a CARE instructor, and a Raindrop Technique Specialist, using these tools has greatly impacted my Health Coaching business and guiding people towards their health goals and creating a commitment to self care. 
When you have the tools to do the raindrop technique, it is easy and quick! Want to learn more?  

Some former students have shared their experience

Living My Joy Let's Discover Yours!  elisa@elisamcclure.com

Vibrational Harmonics in Paducah!

Vibrational Harmonics in Paducah!
I just returned from an intense week of learning, practicing, and testing for my license in Vibrational Raindrop Technique and other unique modalities we can do with tuning forks! 

Vibrational Raindrop first caught my eye while learning Raindrop for my family's health. I began to study the tuning forks, colors, gems, and oils specific to helping the body become "in tune" and at the correct frequency level. 

Want to learn more about Vibrational Raindrop? CLICK HERE

Traveling is a way that I invest in self-care. Learning healthy modalities is another form of self-care. These particular investments of time and energy have gifted me with the blessing of awareness, healing, and time to surrender my emotions and let go of stress. 

A few photos of my travels.....

Living My Joy Let's Discover Yours!  elisa@elisamcclure.com

What is our Immune System?

What is our Immune System?

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