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The increasing demand for processed foods, detection of microorganisms in some of these products, and consumer preference for “natural” over synthetic preservatives have driven research in essential oils (EOs) known for decades to have antimicrobial properties. In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that lemongrass EO and its volatiles can inhibit a range of bacteria and fungi known to be the major causative organisms for several storage and food-borne pathogens.

March 18, 2017

By Young Living

Iodine is a necessary mineral that your body can’t produce itself. It must be consumed from an outside source through food or an iodine supplement. The USDA recommends that most adults consume 150 micrograms of iodine per day, and pregnant and nursing women should consume about twice that much.

An iodine deficiency is not something to take lightly. If you’re not getting enough, it can pose a risk to your health. Pregnant women need to be especially proactive about meeting their daily requirement. Just a few decades ago, so many Americans were iodine deficient that as part of a public health initiative, many U.S. salt companies began adding iodine to their salt. When you go to the supermarket today, most salt packaging says: This salt contains iodine, a necessary nutrient. With the new trend of low-sodium diets, however, many people are saying no to salt and are looking for other options to meet their daily iodine quota.

February 27, 2017

By  Sarah Cooke

You’ve probably heard that it’s important to be mindful of the oils you cook with. Many of us know the benefits of cooking with coconut oil or using olive oil in recipes. But did you know that there are a number of essential oils that are excellent for cooking as well? This is good news because essential oils have a wide range of therapeutic effects. Here are a few that you might want to consider adding to your favorite recipes. 

Our sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers for emotions and memory. Diffusing special fragrances into your home during the holidays is a special treat that invites a special experience that you can reminiscence about in the coming years.

Our sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers for emotions and memory. Diffusing special fragrances into your home during the holidays is a special treat that invites a special experience that you can reminiscence about in the coming years.

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