Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small glass or metal bowl (essential oil will eat away at ceramic or plastic) and mix. This is our fish rub!
2. Place Spanish Mackerel on aluminum foil skin down and spread the rub all over the meat.
3. Fold fish back together & wrap up tight in foil.
4. Place foiled fish on metal baking sheet & bake for 30-40 minutes, or until meat falls off the bone. Mmm flaky funky fish meal!
In our household we’re awake at the first sign of light sneaking through the blinds and the sound of a pidder padder from our toddler’s feet running toward our bedroom door. Time? Early. Sometimes too early!
We all feel healthier and stronger than ever before! Collagen is like glue for our bodies, keeping us old folks stuck together. FOR-EV-ER. I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my daily yoga poses. Think: strong, balanced, twig.
There are five different collagen types in 1 large bottle and there is absolutely no weird flavor or powdery clumps when added to our smoothies.
Our digestive tract has about 100 trillion probiotic bacteria! When we think of bacteria, we usually think that they are unhealthy and that we should rid our bodies of all of them. However, our digestive system also contains good bacteria that can play a very important role in our digestive and immune health.*
PB Assist Jr. provides 5 billion live cells of 6 strains of friendly flora selected for both
their unique stability at room temperature as well as their remarkable ability to survive the harsh extremes of acidity, alkalinity, and digestive enzymes in the digestive system.
• Includes prebiotic FOS to help sustain a healthy balance of beneficial friendly flora*
• Maintains healthy intestinal microflora balance*
• Supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems*
• Supports the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon*
• Helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of nutrients*
• Probiotic administration during childhood offers a means of promoting healthy microflora balance and favorably supporting immune and gastrointestinal system function*
• Probiotic consumption during childhood has established health benefits and may support long-term well-being*
• Maintaining a healthy GI tract is also important for healthy brain and nervous system function*
• Promotes healthy lung and respiratory tract function*
• Contributes to an internal balance and support for the health of the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract, as well as the female reproductive system*
This powder has an amazing taste! If you’re a grown up who would rather take an encapsulated supplement, doTERRA has a time-released capsule that provides the same benefits as the powder. We prefer the powder form because our toddler loves the tastes straight from the sachet, as do we!
Now I want to share my absolute favorite concoction, as well as my toddler’s high protein, vitamin & mineral smoothie recipe (no PediSure in this household!).
First off: NO FISH TASTE OR SMELL! There is a fresh orange flavor of doTERRA Wild Orange CPTG® essential oil. IQ Mega contains the essential nutrients DHA and EPA to support healthy brain, cardiovascular, immune, and joint function.*
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are nutrients required for many key functions in the human body, including cell growth, brain development, muscle activity, immune function, joint health, and many others.* While some fatty acids can be produced inside the body, essential fatty acids cannot be produced by our bodies; we have to rely on the food we eat to supply us with these important nutrients.
Two primary essential fatty acids are omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Modern science suggests that, for optimal health, humans should consume a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of omega-6 fatty acids in vegetable oils and our increasing consumption of fried and fatty foods, the Western diet includes omega-6 fatty acids in a ratio as high as 15 to 1. While our diets must include some omega-6 fatty acids as essential nutrients for life, the disproportionate consumption of omega-6 fatty acids as well as unhealthy hydrogenated or trans fats has been linked to major health problems.
Studies also link low intake of omega-3 fatty acids to a higher prevalence of mental health issues.
Conversely, there is an enormous body of scientific information supporting the health benefits of increasing the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that increasing omega-3 fatty acid consumption has a positive effect on cardiovascular health and brain function, and helps support a normal immune response.* Increased consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has also been shown to have a positive impact on joint health, mobility, and skin health.*
The Omega-3 nutrient DHA is essential to support nerve cell communication throughout the brain, eyes, and nervous system.* As a determinant of brain growth and performance, DHA promotes normal memory, concentration, attention control, alertness, and positive mood.* A constant supply of DHA is also required for the retina and macula to deliver healthy vision.* The many roles of DHA make it one of the brain’s most important molecules.
Because of growing anxiety over the levels of toxins and heavy metals present in many of the world’s oceans, daily fish consumption as a source of omega-3 fatty acids is not acceptable to some consumers. As a solution, one daily serving of IQ Mega® provides 1,300 mg of pure, micro-filtered marine lipids with 900 mg of DHA and 400 mg of EPA omega-3 essential fatty acids tested to exceed the requirements for toxins and heavy metals.
Again, another supplement that tastes amazing! There is no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. How often do you see this in the supermarket aisles?
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty details of this supplement.
Cellular stress is predominately from free-radicals that attach to other healthy molecules and can cause damage. Cells are equipped to defend against free radical damage by employing electron-rich molecules called antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E and others (such as those in the superfood and Alpha CRS®+ blends) to neutralize free-radical molecules.* In addition to providing exogenous antioxidant protection against free-radical damage, the polyphenols in doTERRA a2z Chewable also support endogenous production and recycling of antioxidants made by the body.* doTERRA a2z Chewable also supports healthy cell function by providing antioxidant protection to cellular DNA.*
In addition to antioxidants, doTERRA a2z Chewable includes a cellular energy blend of B vitamins, which are important metabolic factors of cellular energy.* A growing body of evidence shows no matter how much we eat, we are obtaining less of the essential nutrients vital for optimal health than we have in the past. doTERRA a2z Chewable provides a balanced, high-quality supplement formulated to provide the essential micronutrients known to support optimal vitality and wellness that may be insufficient in your or your child’s diet.* doTERRA a2z Chewable is ideal for children as well as adults that prefer chewable tablets. The chewable tastes great and is perfect for those looking to increase their consumption of essential nutrients and antioxidants that support healthy cell development and longevity.*
Well there you have it! Our daily smoothies are full of yummy tummy nutrients and we’d love to hear your favorite smoothie recipes below in our comment section!
Many blessings for a Happy Gut Life!
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Craving a little restaurant style cilantro lime rice? Heck yeah!
But how can I make a home-made version of that cilantro lime rice without cilantro and without a lime?
Simple! Our handy-dandy essential oils to the rescue! Not only does the rice taste AMAZING, but the aroma of cilantro and lime in the air as the rice is cooking is simply FAB-U-LOUS!
The culinary uses and additional benefits of Cilantro have been documented for centuries. Internal use of doTERRA Cilantro essential oilpromotes healthy digestion and supports healthy immune and nervous system functions. Applied topically, Cilantro is very soothing and cooling to the skin, and it adds a fresh, herbal aroma to any essential oil blend when diffused. Cilantro’s culinary uses are endless, adding a flavorful twist to meats, salads, dips, and guacamole.
Cold-pressed from the peel of fresh limes, doTERRA Lime essential oil is refreshing and energizing in both aroma and taste. Limes are frequently used in entrées and beverages for their fresh, citrus flavor. Due to its high limonene content, Lime provides internal cleansing benefits* and can be diffused to help purify the air. It’s also an effective and natural surface cleaner. Lime is known for its ability to uplift, balance, and energize. Lime is frequently used in facial and body cleansers for its purifying properties and uplifting scent.
Here is the quick recipe to throw into your rice cooker:
1. Rinse Jasmine rice.
2. Toss the Jasmine rice, water, olive oil & cilantro leaves into the rice cooker**.
3. Press button to begin cooking.
4. Add essential oils to rice after cooked & mix well.
Looking to add a little more “spice” to your spice cabinet? Essential oils are magnificent additions to your everyday cooking and baking! Check out the Essential Oils page for more information.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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As a stay-at-home mom, I have a ton of free-time. So much time I can constantly spend every single second watching my toddler son grow.
Just kidding. I wish!
I wish we had a full-time chef to make foods that comply with all of our allergy-laced diets, a maid to clean up constantly after a messy toddler, and a handyman to fix everything that breaks throughout the day. Oh and a gardener! A gardener would be fabulous!
Since we obviously don’t have a lot of time and definitely do not have a chef, I needed to a quick dessert to whip up for my husband’s work picnic over the weekend. Something I could make in my “spare” time and could last in the fridge until we were ready for go-time. I also had to take into consideration dietary restrictions. Vegetarians consuming no gluten. Easy peasy.
I did a little search for essential oil recipes and came across Wild Orange Power Bites. Cooking and baking with essential oils is SO MUCH FUN! How many people can say they’ve knowingly eaten something laced with essential oil? It’s so exciting to take that first bite! Any way to spread the essential oil love, I’m going to do it and I might as well do it creatively!
Wild Orange oil is amazing! It has an energizing aroma and multiple health benefits.* High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function.* It can be taken daily to cleanse the body* or used on surfaces as a natural cleaner. Diffusing Wild Orange will energize and uplift the mind and body while purifying the air. Ahhhh refreshing!
1. Place all ingredients into metal or glass bowl, reserving 1/2 cup of the shredded coconut in a separate bowl to the side.
2. Mix until well combined.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and coat in the reserved shredded coconut.
4. Store in the refrigerator.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
For the past few years I’ve listened to how broken our healthcare system is through various outlets. I’ve haggled with hospitals, clinics and insurance agencies over bills that should’ve been covered by our health insurance. If we were dealing with this paperwork struggle, there had to be others doing the same!
Coming up with a solution to the healthcare problem is tough. Thank goodness for doTERRA! doTERRA is paving the way for a greener, cleaner more natural approach to dealing with everyday health! I am so excited to share this crazy awesome movement and hope to empower you to become interested in making the world feel WELL!
Change is coming…
The U.S. healthcare system is broken. Out-of-pocket costs are rising and accessing quality care in a timely manner is increasingly difficult for many Americans.
doTERRA is leading an innovative movement in healthcare in which medical providers take an integrative approach to keep their patients healthy and thriving. Proven methods of healthcare delivery – including traditional western methods, essential oil treatment, and wellness services – are utilized in an effort to prevent disease and maintain optimal health.
Why the healthcare system is broken…
Despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, the average life expectancy in the U.S. is lagging behind all other high-income countries at 78.9 years.
The U.S. has the highest body mass index of any high-income country. More than one-third of U.S. adults suffer from obesity.
Compared to 35 other high-income countries, Americans have spent more money on healthcare every year since 2000.
The U.S. has the highest infant mortality rate of any high-income country.
Our current healthcare system is increasingly expensive and ineffective.
Increase in total spending on prescription drugs since 2003
Increase in out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures since 2000
National healthcare expenditures as percent of GDP (comparable countries average ~10%)
doTERRA Healthcare Survey Results…
Likely to join a membership-based clinic that offers integrative medicine
Want essential oil and other integrative solutions offered by provider
Have a doctor who currently offers integrative solutions (including essential oils)
Lower healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes by incorporating essential oils and other integrative approaches into the healthcare system.
Implement a patient-centric clinical healthcare model that utilizes integrative medicine.
Prove through research the efficacy and cost savings of essential oils.
Better access to doctors
Patients will have 24/7 access to their doctors via telemedicine and more face time when they meet with their doctor in person.
Patients pay a monthly membership fee that covers the cost of their clinical care; there is no need to bill insurance or make copayments.
Highest quality medical providers
A team of dedicated doctors (MDs and DOs), nutritionists, essential oil experts, and wellness coaches will ensure that patients receive the highest level of care.
Wide range of services
Medical services include primary care, urgent care, wellness coaching, nutritional counseling, essential oil support, genetic testing, and more.
How doTERRA’s bringing healthcare to you
Owned and operated by doTERRA
Flagship clinic located in Pleasant Grove, UT
Initially open to doTERRA employees (beginning 2018); later open to Wellness Advocates and the public
Oversight from doTERRA
Collaboration on data and research efforts
Many locations around the US
(Beginning early 2018)
Affiliated Clinics and Telehealth
Access to doTERRA training and research
doTERRA has enlisted a team of expert healthcare professionals and partners to establish medical clinics across the country. Our vision is to change healthcare in America, and essential oils are at the heart of this movement. Clinical research will validate the efficacy of essential oils in improving patient outcomes and lowering the cost of patient care.