The food we eat plays a vital role in keeping us healthy and strong and reducing our susceptibility to environmental threats. Unfortunately, though, in the toxic world we live in today, we can’t rely on this alone for optimal nutritional health.
Our soil is depleted.
Two thirds of agricultural land in Australia is suffering from depletion of nutrients1.
Our diet is low in omega-3.
Modern science tells us that for optimal health we should consume a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-1 fatty acids, but in the typical western diet it is 20:1. Fish is a great source of Omega-3 but the level of toxicity and heavy metals in our oceans is prompting nutritional experts to warn against frequent fish consumption. Studies have linked low intake of Omega-3 to mood and cognitive function. A study published on Pubmed also found that Omega-3 may inhibit cancer growth and spread.
Our bodies are being exposed to more stressors than ever before – they’re in building materials, furniture, clothes, bedding, food, the air we breathe. Not to mention the artificial light and invisible pollution from electromagnetic frequencies and high level radiofrequencies that bodies aren’t used to.
There has been a thousand-billion-fold increase in the amount of man-made frequencies our bodies are exposed to every day in the past 25 years, according to Nicole Bijlsma, founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies. These frequencies throw our bodies out of balance, quite literally reduce the frequency at which our body operates and cause oxidative stress to cells.
It has never been more important to protect our cells from environmental stressors and feed them with the nutrients they need to function, to keep us feeling healthy and well.
The problem with a lot of nutritional supplements you see on shop shelves is not only is the quality and potency questionable, but they often contain synthetic binders and fillers that are actually harmful to our health, and heavy metals. An integrative GP I spoke to recently even commented on his disillusionment with the practitioner brands of supplements due to the lack of transparency and regulation on what’s in them.
DoTERRA’s best selling product is actually not it’s essential oils – it is it’s LifeLong Vitality Pack, which is Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) approved and made in Australia, and there is complete transparency about what is in them, and the dosage. This has been a welcome replacement to the cocktail of supplements I was on as I navigated my way through my environmental health challenges, it became incredibly overwhelming trying to remember what I needed to take each day.
Of course it can be hard to tell whether supplements are making any difference, can’t it? It’s what happens when I stop taking LLV that leaves me with no doubt about the good they are doing for my body.
I don’t get sick anywhere near as often as I used to, despite my immune system not being in great shape. I have had two colds this year – both times I had been in buildings with poor air quality, that I know have triggered the onset of symptoms. I had stopped taking my daily dose of LLV, which I find is key to giving my body the additional nutrient support it needs (even though I eat nutrient dense whole foods, my body doesn’t absorb them very well – this is common in people with chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), a.k.a ‘mould illness’).
I’m still living in a building with water damage in the basement, and work in an office two days each week in which I get mild symptoms, and am often surrounded by other sick people – but I’ve managed to get through winter without getting sick again, by giving my body the support it needs to respond to environmental toxins. My daily dose of LLV, and immune oils (frankincense and On Guard in particular) plus a nutrient dense diet has been key to this. I’ll often feel the onset of a sniffle or sore throat, when I do I’ll up my dosage of LLV (from 2 of each tablet to 4 of each) and immune oils, and have managed to get through winter without getting sick again.
I’ve also noticed a difference in my energy levels, which are much better on LLV than off it, my nails feel much stronger, and I feel mentally clearer.
LLV is formulated by DoTERRA’s chief Founding medical officer, Dr David Hill, to provide targeted levels of nutrients our bodies need for optimal health. Dr Hill and his team are at the forefront of scientific research through it’s partnerships with 113 leading medical research centres, hospitals and universities world-wide. And DoTERRA is completely transparent about what is in it’s products.
Let’s take a look at what’s in the LifeLong Vitality Pack and why it’s such a powerful weapon in your daily wellness toolkit.
Increasing intake of Omega-3 consumption has been show to improve joint health and mobility and skin health, as well as being really important for immune health, reproductive health, cardiovascular health and our nervous system.
I used to take fish oil but it’s far from pleasant to swallow and even less so when it repeats on you, which is why I love DoTERRA’s xEO Mega Essential Omega complex for my daily dose of Omega-3, it contains:
- a unique formula of marine (fish) and land (flax and borage oil) sourced Omega-3 fatty acid. Borage oil is GLA – a fatty acid, which supports hormones in men and women. GLA also contains antioxidants that keep the oils healthy (as other fish oil supplements often go rancid before you take them).
- essential oils: clove, frankincense, wild orange, cumin, thyme, peppermint, ginger, caraway and German chamomile
- Vitamins E and D.
For more info on what’s in xEO Mega click here.
Alpha CRS+ Cellular Energy Complex is formulated with natural ingredients to support cellular cleansing and energy production, and to protect our bodies from the damaging effects of free radicals that build up in our bodies as a result of exposure to environmental toxins.
Key ingredients that make Alpha CRS so powerful include:
- Coenzyme Q10 and Alpha lipoid acid (for energy production and antioxidant activity)
- Silymarin polyphenol – a powerful free radical scavenger
- Grape seed extract and milk thistle – rich source of antioxidants, milk thistle also supports liver regeneration and detoxification
- Turmeric and curcumin – a powerful anti-inflammatory (inflammation
can occur as a result of exposure to environmental toxins and is the root cause of all disease)
- Gingko, known to support mental clarity and energy
For more on Alpha CRS click here
Microplex VMZ food nutrient complex
Contains 22 bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in the modern diet and are essential for growth function and maintenance of cells:
- High in Vitamins C and B, broccoli and spirulina. It also contains essential antioxidant vitamins A, and E to fight free radicals
- Vitamin D
- Calcium, magnesium and zinc for optimal bone and metabolic health
- Peppermint, ginger and caraway and digestive enzymes to support healthy digestion
- Natural folate from lemon peel
- A botanical blend of kale, dandelion, parsley, kelp, broccoli, brussels sprout, cabbage, and spinach, and natural folate from lemon peel. For more on Microplex VMZ food nutrient complex click here.
For even more detailed info on the make up of each of these products click here – total transparency about what’s in these supplements and the percentage makeup of ingredients – that’s the way it should be, right?
If you have a doTERRA wholesale account, you can earn points each time you order your monthly supply that you can put towards free oils. For info on DoTERRA’s Loyalty Rewards Program click here.
LLV comes with a 30 day money back guarantee – if you take it for 30 days and don’t love it, DoTERRA will give you your money back. Nothing to lose, right?
1.Dr Mick Lumb, Agriculturalist, Land Use Planner and Adjuct Professor, RMIT University – Australian Collaboration www.australiancollaboration.com.au Land degradation fact sheet