Recently, at our PGH Young Living meeting, we discussed support for our physical heart and the essential oils and supplements that aid the body in keeping the heart strong. It was interesting to realize that, according to the Essential Oil Desk Reference, magnesium is a crucial mineral for the heart, and the lack of it causes all sorts of heart issues. Certain essential oil blends such as Peace & Calming, Aroma Life, and Valor, and single essential oils such as Clove, Ylang Ylang and Helichrysum were mentioned frequently as being effective for supporting the heart in doing its job.
In a publication by Ronald Lawrence, MD, PHD, 15 New Discoveries That Will Stop Heart Disease, Dr. Lawrence quotes studies that state that free radicals in the blood cause oxidized cholesterol which is the real cause of heart disease. Antioxidants are key to eliminating this oxidized cholesterol, so foods rich in antioxidants (or essential oils, like those found in Young Living's Longevity softgels) are of great benefit. Interestingly, statin drugs do not decrease oxidized cholesterol.
NingXia Wolfberries are also high in magnesium and potassium, both needed for heart health. Young Living's NingXia Red juice (made from these remarkable wolfberries) has 3 times more antioxidant power than the next highest liquid supplement/specialty beverage. What a powerful heart support we have in NingXia Red and NingXia Nitro!
Another way to support the heart for Valentine's day, is to use essential oils to enhance a positive mood, release tension and stress, and help to stabilize emotions. Oil blends such as Release, Joy, the Freedom Kits, can assist with this. Essential oils such as Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, or Sensation essential oil blend, can enhance those special moments.
However you spend Valentine's Day, may it be a day that fills your heart with love and health.