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Do you have an addiction to SUGAR?
Many of us do and we feel so powerless to do much about it. We like to think we are in control of our bodies and how we treat it, and so we often feel like we are not being able to eat what we want when we want it. This creates an emotional response from us that we have a hard time controlling.
But wait, there is something that we can try and has been helpful to many of us with that sugar addiction. It is using Aromatherapy, just a whiff away. You might want to give this a try. I have read a book about this and it makes a lot of sense when your sensory brain comes in contact with the aroma of the essential oils and creates a response from your brain. Certainly, there is more than one essential oil that may help.
Some test studies have proven for these oils to have the effect of helping curb your addiction to sugar.
Two of the top essential oils which are preferred for weight loss and sugar addiction are Pink Grapefruit and Peppermint. One of the Doctors involved in a study found that Peppermint specifically helped with the full feeling and is excellent to use so you don’t overeat, or helps if you have persistent cravings.
Peppermint is also a digestive aid and helps with some digestive problems stomach aches and pains. Peppermint Oil is a clearing of energy and helps with reducing fatigue and also refreshes and stimulates the mind.
Pink Grapefruit is a natural weight loss and appetite suppressor. It’s uplifting and clearing reduces tensions and leads to a happier feeling. It can also prevent water retention and help to dissolve fat in the body.
If you are under a lot of stress, you can be at risk for many health problems.
The best way to use Essential Oils is by inhaling them. At first, inhale in each nostril every two hours at the beginning and whenever you experience a craving for sugar. It is very important to use an Essential Oil of a high therapeutic grade. You can inhale from the bottle as often as you feel the need. Be sure to tightly recap the bottle and keep your oils in a dark and cool place. You can also put your oil inside an inhaler and open it to breathe in when needed. It is easy to carry these oils along with you. I would suggest keeping these in a plastic bag in case of leakage.
You can inhale before each meal. After the second week of using every two hours, you can do it every four hours and whenever a sugar craving hits. If you are still feeling cravings for sugar, go back to every two hours for another week. If not, you can slowly work down.
There are so many diffusers on the market.
Give it a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Cautionary Note: When using essential Oils, remember to test inside your elbow with a cotton pad or ball for an allergic reaction before using a new to you oil. Most essential Oils should never be put in your mouth. Not all essential oils should be used. “They should also not be used if you are pregnant (particularly in the first trimester).” “Carriers are necessary to “carry” or transport other substances, such as essential oils, that cannot be directly applied to the skin by itself.” There are choices for carriers, such as vegetable, nut and seed oils
Reference: Aromatherapy – A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils by Valerie Gennari Cooksley
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless