I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of seeing people tout the weight loss benefits of Jenny Craig, Nutri System, etc. and Weight Loss pills like seen on TV, where they show you their 6 pack abs at the end. Aside from being photo retouched, these programs tell you to include an exercise program, and to ONLY eat their food and/or diet plan. This is the real world people, and life is too short for me to eat microwave cardboard food and spend a few thousand dollars on a tread climber! My wholesale price of drinking 1 bottle of NingXia Red per month, and adding a bottle of Grapefruit oil per month costs me $40.00 per month, and I eat anything I want, including my favorite Entenman’s cake. That’s a whole lot cheaper then any other weight loss product on the market, and I reap the benefits of all the other health benefits of the NingXia Red “super” Juice and Grapefruit Oil..
I’m now 50 years old, and over the last 2.7 years, I had put on 50 pounds. I had no idea why or how this happened. I didn’t change my eating habits, as a matter of fact, if anything, I was eating less then I had ever eaten. I was less active, as I was recuperating from a botched total abdominal hysterectomy, which put me into full blown menopause overnight. No matter what I did, I could not lose any weight… not 1 single pound. Talk about frustrated! I went from a size 9 to a size 16.
I have no desire to follow any exercise program, starve myself, buy any weight loss food program where you can only eat their food, or go to public weigh in meetings. I think they’re all ridiculous, because no one is going to stay on them for life, so, what happens when you go off them? You re-gain the weight of course.
About 9 months ago, I started drinking 2-3 ounces of NingXia Red a day. I added 2-3 drops of Young Living Therapeutic Grade Grapefruit Essential Oil to this for emotional balance and digestion. All of a sudden, I noticed my pants were not so tight. I got on the scale about 1 month after starting this, and I had lost 10 pounds! Yippee!! I had no idea how, since I had not changed a thing. The next month, 10 more pounds! It is now about 9 months later, and I’ve lost 47 pounds, without doing anything for weight loss except to drink my NingXia Red with a few drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil daily. As a matter of fact, due to our extremely hot and humid summer, a broken shoulder and collar bone on the left, and a degraded shoulder replacement on the right from 18 years ago, I’ve actually had absolutely no exercise at all. I’ve been laying in bed watching movies with my daughter all summer, as doing anything outside has been completely impossible. I’ve also been eating more then usual, so if anything, I would’ve thought I would be putting on weight.
I stopped drinking my NingXia Red for 30 days (because I ran out of it), so I added a drop of Therapeutic Grade Grapefruit Essential oil to my vitamin water a couple times a week. I lost 4 pounds during that month, and ate ¼ of Entenmen’s chocolate cake with marshmallow icing every day!. Go figure. My weight loss has slowed, and I’m only 10 pounds away from my very thin goal weight, which would make me a size 5. If I don’t reach that, it’s perfectly fine, as the weight I’m currently at is thinner then I was before the hysterectomy and menopause. I look thin, I feel thin, I’m a size 7, and I’m certainly very happy! My personal feeling is that this combination will bring me to what my body considers to be its’ ideal weight. I’ll never be a size 3, no matter how much I drink, as I don’t feel that would be a correct weight for my body, but I do believe I will lose the last 10 pounds a become a size 5/6.
I would never ever consider taking any of the preposterous weight loss pill products you see on TV and are for sale at pharmacies and vitamin centers. The heart problems associated with them are numerous, as well as a long list of medical side effects. To say that they are not safe is an understatement! They are ALL unhealthy, and in some cases life threatening..
Young Living essential Grapefruit Oil has a multitude of health benefits:
SALT LAKE CITY—August 19, 2011—“Researchers at Vanderbilt University have conducted a study investigating the effects of grapefruit on weight loss when the fruit is consumed as a “preload” before a meal. Grapefruit was selected for the study because of its reputation for facilitating weight loss.”
“The study revealed that grapefruit, whether consumed in a solid or liquid form, demonstrated a measurable weight loss effect in participants, as well as providing other benefits. Click here to read more about the study.* The study shows that weight loss increased by 13.3% when subjects were using grapefruit in any form as a “pre-load” (taken before a meal). I only took mine once a day in the morning, and I never ate breakfast, yet I still lost all this weight.
Learn more about Young Living’s Grapefruit Essential Oil.
From the Essential Oil Desk Reference for Grapefruit essential Oil:
Medical Properties: Antitumoral, metabolic stimulant, antiseptic, detoxifying, diuretic, fat dissolving, cleansing for kidneys, lymphatic and vascular system, antidepressant. Rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumor growth in over 50 clinical studies.
USES: Alzheimers, fluid retention. depression, obesity, liver disorders, anxiety, cellulite Fragrant Influence: Refreshing and uplifting. A 1995 Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression.
Medical research tells us that: “Hormone treatments using natural progesterone (for women) and testosterone (for men) may be one of the most powerful treatments for obesity. In women, progesterone levels drop dramatically after menopause and this can result in substantial weight gain, particularly around the hips and thighs. Using transdermal creams to replace declining progesterone can result in substantial declines in body fat.”. Let’s consider that. HRT, or hormone replacement therapy has had great controversy over the years, as multiple HRT’s have been proven to cause female cancers, and have been pulled from the market because of these proven cancer risks. Because I am a nurse, I weighed the pro’s and con’s, and decided the “con’s” far outweighed the pro’s, so I decided that no matter what I weighed, HRT was not an option.
Diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils can have an immediate positive impact on moods and appetites. Olfaction is the only sense that can have direct effect on the limbic region of the brain. Studies at the University of Vienna have shown that some essential oils and their primary constituents can stimulate blood flow and activity in the emotional centers of the brain.
Fragrance influences the satiety center in the brain in such a manner that frequent inhalation of pleasing aromas can significantly reduce appetite. Dr. Alan Hirsch, in his landmark studies, showed dramatic weight loss in research subjects using aromas from peppermint oil and vanilla absolute to curb food cravings.
EO APPLICATION METHODS:
Inhalation: DIRECT, 5-20 times daily or as often as needed
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“Functional imaging of effects of fragrances on the human brain after prolonged inhalation.” Chemical Senses. 1994;19(4):359-62. Hirsch AR. Inhalation of Odorants for Weight Reduction, Int J Obes, 1994, page 306
I started drinking the NingXia Red and Grapefruit Oil combo as a whole food wellness product and for digestion, not for weight loss. It has the highest ORAC and SORAC score of any other super juice on the market.
What I think is that although Therapeutic Grade Grapefruit Essential Oil has been successfully studied proving it promotes weight loss, I firmly believe the NingXia Red has played a major roll in my weight loss as well by providing a synergistic effect in combination with the grapefruit oil. Upon looking up the NingXia Red today in my EODR, I see the pomegranate juice study: “Pomegranate juice supplementation to atherosclerotic mice reduces macrophage lipid peroxidation, cellular cholesterol accumulation and development of artherosclerosis“ “Pomegranate (Punica grangium) Juice (from concentrate) is an extremely high antioxidant nutrient that has been shown to prevent heart disease in clinical studies.6,7,8 “ Pomegranate, 2001, Israel, Kaplan, Hayek, Raz, Coleman, Dornfeld, Vaya, Aviram, Journal of Nutrition”
Young living’s NingXia red juice far surpasses ALL other Super Energy Juices on the market like Noni, Gogi, Monavie, etc, and is has Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils in it, which NONE of the other super juices have. I’ll discuss that in my next article.
The ingredients of NingXia red are as follows:
NingXia Red (Juice) This is the highest antioxidant liquid dietary supplement from whole food sources. It is rich in ellagic acid, polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals.
INGREDIENTS: • Ningxia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) juice is one of the highest known antioxidant nutrients. It is rich in polysaccharides that have been studied for their ability to combat cancer and strengthen the immune system. It is rich in polyphenols, carotenoids, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. • Blueberry Juice (from concentrate) is one of the highest anti oxidant foods according to ORAC research developed by USDA researchers at Tufts University. Animal studies at Tufts University have shown that blueberry extracts can reverse many of the signs of aging. • Grape pomace seed/stem extract is one of the most potent antioxidants known • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) helps preserve color and increase shelf life. • Raspberry Juice (from concentrate) is rich in ellagic acid, a vital anti-aging nutrient which provides powerful protection against cell mutation. • Pomegranate (Punica grangium) Juice (from concentrate) is an extremely high antioxidant nutrient that has been shown to prevent heart disease in clinical studies.6,7,8 • Apricot Juice (from concentrate) contains high concentrations of caroti noids, a class of highpowered antioxidants that includes beta carotene (provitamin A). Apricots are also rich in rutin, which strengthens blood vessels. • Organic Blue Agave Nectar is an extremely low-glycemic sweetener from the desert cactus Agave tequilana. • Potassium sorbate (preservative) • Sodium benzoate (preservative) • Blueberry Flavor ESSENTIAL OILS: • Orange (Citrus sinensis) is very high in limonene, a supernutrient that has been studied extensively for its ability to prevent cellular mutations and reverse cancer. Over 50 peer-reviewed research papers have investigated limonene against a variety of cancers, including breast, lung, and colon. • Lemon (Citrus limon) promotes leukocyte formation and increases immune function.
Directions: Drink at least one ounce once a day. To maximize benefits, drink at least one hour before meals. Companion Products: Wolfberry Crisp Bar, and Longevity Pomegranate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin converting enzyme and reduces systolic blood pressure” Pomegranate, 2000, Israel Aviram, Dornfeld Atherosclerosis 7″Pomegranate juice consumption reduces oxidative stress, atherogenic modifications to LDL, and platelet aggregation: Studies in humans and in atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice,” Pomegranate, Free Radical, Heart Disease, 1999, Israel Aviram, Dornfeld, Rosenblat, Volkova, Kaplan, Coleman, Hayek, Presser, Fuhrman American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Pomegranate juice supplementation to atherosclerotic mice reduces macrophage lipid peroxidation, cellular cholesterol accumulation and development of artherosclerosis” Pomegranate, 2001, Israel, Kaplan, Hayek, Raz, Coleman, Dornfeld, Vaya, Aviram, Journal of Nutrition
Essential oils can work through inhalation, ingestion, topical application, or rectal/vaginal retention. Although topical use is perhaps best known, dietary use of essential oils may be one of the most effective ways of unlocking their health benefits. Many essential oils have been used as food flavorings or as a part of patent medicines for centuries, endowing them with a long history of safe use. Recent research suggests that certain high ORAC essential oils act as potent antioxidants that can actually raise antioxidant levels in the body and prevent premature aging. Many of the oils listed in this section are classified as “GRAS” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This means they are “generally regarded as safe” for human consumption. An appendix of GRAS oils appears in Appendix C. of the Essential Oil Desk Reference. This refers solely to Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. DO NOT TAKE ANY OTHER BRAND OF ESSENTIAL OILS INTERNALLY!
Topical application is probably the most common means of using essential oils. According to researcher Jean Valnet, MD, an essential oil that is directly applied to the skin can pass into the bloodstream and diffuse throughout the tissues in 20 minutes or less. More recent studies have also documented the ability of essential oils to penetrate the stratum corneum (the upper layer of skin) to reach the subdermal tissues and blood vessels beneath.
1,2Some of the compounds in essential oils that work synergistically to enhance permeation include alphapinene (frankincense, valerian, basil, cistus), betapinene (galbanum, hyssop, fir, rosemary), alphaterpineol (bay laurel, Melaleuca ericifolia, ravensara), 1,8-cineole or eucalyptol (Eucalyptus globulus, E. radiata, E. dives, rosemary) and d-limonene (white fir, tangerine, orange, lemon, grapefruit). NingXia red is high in d-limonene.
Inhalation is also an effective means of therapeutically using and delivering an essential oil. The fragrance of an essential oil can have a direct influence on both the body and mind due to its ability to stimulate the brain’s limbic system (a group of subcortical structures including the hypo thalamus, the hippo campus, and the amygdala). This can produce powerful effects that can effect everything from emotional balance and energy levels to appetite control, heart, and immune function.
2.) Some researchers believe that the inhalation of an essential oil can also enhance the body’s frequency, which can have a direct impact on disease. Disease and emotional trauma foster a negative frequency that may be disrupted or broken by essential oils. Oils with higher frequencies can elevate the entire frequency of the body whether topically or orally administered, thereby creating an internal environment that opposes the establishment of some disease conditions. 1. Taiwan Huang, Fang, Hung, Wu, Tsai “Cyclic monoterpene extract from cardamom oil as a skin permeation enhancer for indomethacin: in vitro and in vivo studies.” Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 1999 Jun;22(6):642-6.2. Ogiso, Iwaki, Paku “Effect of various enhancers on transdermal penetration of indomethacin and urea, and relationship between penetration parameters and enhancement factors.” Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 1995 Apr;84(4):482-8.
Here’s a recipe for a cool, delicious and nutritious summer dessert:
NingXia Red Sorbet
- ½ c. water
- ¼ c. agave
- 2 c. NingXia Red®
- 2 12-oz. bags frozen raspberries
- 1 orange
In a small sauce pan, simmer Blue Agave and water for 1–2 minutes or until agave mixes easily with the water. Set aside to cool slightly. In a blender, puree NingXia Red and one bag of raspberries. Transfer mixture into a metal bowl and stir in the zest of half the orange. Next, squeeze half the orange into the mixture. Place agave and water mixture into blender along with the remaining bag of raspberries and puree. If mixture becomes too thick, simply add a cup of the mixture in the bowl. Pour into bowl and fold in until well mixed. Place in freezer and freeze for two hours. Serves 12–15.
I hope my amazing experience will encourage you to try drinking the utterly delicious NingXia Red Juice with a few drops of Grapefruit Oil. I suspect you too will experience the profound weight loss just as I did!Tammy Baile Young Living Essential Oils Distributor # 1156558 I'm looking forward to helping you get "on with living" in a happy, healthy, chemical and pain-free way as I, my family and our pets have. Contact Tammy Order essential oils and wellness products here!