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“Green" living is the new black, but many people are still unsure how to live a healthy, natural lifestyle. After spending the last 15 years experimenting on how to best balance health, work, finances, with family and everyday life ... Natural Living Family pioneer couple Dr. Eric and Sabrina Ann Zielinski, authors of The Healing Power of Essential Oils & The Essential Oils Diet, have cracked the code. This podcast goes deeper into their NLF world. Tune in to discover the behind-the-scenes mishaps and success stories that have inspired Dr. Z & Mama Z to help millions of people master the art of living an abundant life in this faith-based, family-friendly show.

Natural Living Family Podcast Dr. Eric Zielinski and Sabrina Zielinski (Dr. Z and Mama Z)

    • Alternative Health

“Green" living is the new black, but many people are still unsure how to live a healthy, natural lifestyle. After spending the last 15 years experimenting on how to best balance health, work, finances, with family and everyday life ... Natural Living Family pioneer couple Dr. Eric and Sabrina Ann Zielinski, authors of The Healing Power of Essential Oils & The Essential Oils Diet, have cracked the code. This podcast goes deeper into their NLF world. Tune in to discover the behind-the-scenes mishaps and success stories that have inspired Dr. Z & Mama Z to help millions of people master the art of living an abundant life in this faith-based, family-friendly show.

    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Can EOs Be Used for Infertility?

    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Can EOs Be Used for Infertility?

    So, let’s talk about how essential oils can be used for infertility.
    I’ve had women, desperate for help, ask me about how to use essential oils to increase their odds of conceiving and avoiding miscarriage, and I’m always at a loss for a definitive answer because the research is so quiet in this area. What really confuses people is that if you search “essential oils for infertility” online, you’ll get 2.5 million hits on Google (up from 536,000 at the time I wrote my first book, two ago) linking you to articles that offer all sorts of infertility solutions using essential oils.
    Let me be the one to burst the bubble here: Most of the so-called fertility blends and lists of oils you see out there in the blogosphere are nonsense. There is absolutely no scientific evidence suggesting that they really work.
    What we do know is that stress, diet, comorbidities (other health issues), prescription drugs, prior use of birth control, and a number of other factors can play a role in the fertility of both partners. We also know that oxidative stress is a leading cause of male infertility and antioxidative supplementation (including essential oils) can produces an improvement in sperm motility (how well the sperm are able to move).
    Whatever course you choose, never lose hope. Keep trying different options, and I pray that you find the answer that you’re looking for!
    Just do me a favor and keep me posted. I always love to read the “medical miracles” that flow through my inbox telling me how essential oils have changed people’s lives! 

    • 6 min
    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Skin Healing Serum

    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Skin Healing Serum

    So, let’s talk about… Mama Z’s Skin Healing Serum
    For decades, Sabrina's dad has battled melanoma on his head and has also recently developed precancerous lesions on his arms and hands.
    During his most recent bout with skin cancer, he showed her the cream his doctor prescribed. One of its side effects was cancer! Isn’t that crazy?? I still can’t get over the insanity behind an anti–skin cancer cream prescribed by a medical doctor that can cause cancer in other parts of the body.
    Her dad had been applying this cream on his skin for months after having several tumors removed. Unfortunately, this approach didn’t really help at all. In fact, the skin began to scale and resembled a candida infection.
    Mama Z asked him if he wanted to be healed and he said, “Of course!” She asked him if he’d be willing to try her favorite DIY anti-aging skin cream and he said yes, but only if he could finish off the prescription stuff he was using. I said, “Fair enough,” and went to work.
    She ended up making her dad two varieties of her anti-aging cream for him to try: one with lavender oil only and another with a blend of lavender, tea tree, and frankincense. He used both her cream and the prescription stuff for a short time and ended up using my concoctions alone. From what we can tell, the precancerous lesions were not a sign of a candida infection and they simply disappeared and didn’t progress to melanoma.
    Within six weeks, his hands and arms were completely clear, and now he’s a believer in the power of DIY with essential oils!
    Praise God!

    • 5 min
    Giving the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

    Giving the Gift of Health This Holiday Season

    At Christmastime, people often give gifts that are not-so-healthy and we want to empower you to give the gift of health instead! Just think about it: loads of sugar (tasty treats) and lots of chemicals (smelly body care & perfumes) are just the tip of the iceberg.
    This year, join us in starting a NEW tradition and let’s bless the people around us with healthy gifts that will truly be appreciated!
    In today’s episode, we’ll explore the best gifting options to fit any budget. Whether it be a DIY gift that you pour your heart into, healthy events that you can do together, or simple gifts like an essential oil, we have you covered. We’ll even tell you how to figure out what to give, and how to put it together super fancy!
    We’ll also share lots of recipes and other ideas to bless loved ones and the people with natural gifts that help them share in the abundant life this holiday season.
    Join us to get your holiday gifting started!
    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:
    Diffuser reveal, testimonial time & topic introduction (3:06) Why give the gift of health? (9:37) Healthy gift-giving tips and ideas (16:32) DIY gifts & recipes (25:46) DIY toothpaste gifts & recipes(33:15) More DIY gifting tips (37:43) Gifting single essential oils (49:06) The gifts of the magi (1:00:21) Natural living tip and episode wrap (1:05:25)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: The Power of Scent and Managing Your Weight

    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: The Power of Scent and Managing Your Weight

    So, let’s talk about how essential oils can help you reach your weight-loss goals. Trust me, it’s not hocus-pocus. There is an entire branch of science that validates why essential oils “work.”
    Scent can communicate to your body that it’s time to burn fat. According to one study, “Olfactory stimulation with scent of grapefruit oil excites the sympathetic nerve innervating the white adipose [fat] tissue. It [the scent] can also reduce appetite and body weight.”  Pretty cool, huh? But let’s go a little deeper.
    Inhaling volatile organic compounds has a direct effect not just on your body but also on your brain. That’s because these compounds affect the limbic system of your brain (aka your primal brain) that controls emotions, mood, and memory. This explains why certain scents can be associated with certain memories and can even trigger post-traumatic stress.
    Here’s how it works: When you smell a rose, for example, the volatile organic compounds in the rose oil dissolve in the mucous lining on the roof of your nasal cavity and stimulate olfactory receptors. Sensory neurons carry signals from your receptors to your brain’s olfactory bulb, which filters and then processes the input signals of the rose scent. Next, mitral cells carry output signals to the olfactory cortex, which allows you to perceive and recognize the rose scent. This system is amazingly complex, but even more amazing is that it happens within an instant.
    The Limbic Brain and Weight Management
    What role does the limbic brain play in weight management? In simple terms, the scents of various essential oils impact your brain’s responses. A response to grapefruit oil can decrease your appetite and even stimulate fat breakdown. Orange oil can help alleviate depression, making you less likely to reach for (junk) food to cheer you up. Peppermint oil boosts your energy level by relaxing bronchial smooth muscles, thereby expanding your lung capacity so you can breathe in more oxygen. The result is that your cells burn fat more efficiently.

    • 5 min
    Holiday Hospitality: Tips from a Professional Host

    Holiday Hospitality: Tips from a Professional Host

    Showing holiday hospitality, especially at this time of year, is a great way to serve and show your love for others. However, for some of us, hosting holiday events can be intimidating, stressful or downright scary -but it doesn’t need to be!
    If you don’t know how to get started, we’re here to help make it easy. In this week’s podcast, we will provide expert tips from Mama Z’s years of experience as a “hospitality pro.” Tune in to learn everything you need to know to host a smooth function, from planning to clean up.
    And if you’re attending an event and don’t know what to do, we have tips for you as well. From what to bring to a potluck, to setting the mood when hosting, we have it all covered so you can have a blessed and joyous holiday season with those you love!
    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 
    Topic introduction, diffuser reveal, book news & an announcement! (2:28) Your reviews (7:08) A system for holiday hospitality (11:01) Why holiday hospitality is important (20:48) Advice for those who are uncomfortable hosting (26:32) What to bring to a potluck & what you get out of hosting (29:13) How to get things ready for your event (36:30) Planning recipes & to-go items (42:11) Making time for prayer and more on potlucks (48:51) Timing your meal and setting the mood (57:32) Mama Z’s final holiday hospitality tip (1:03:05) Natural living tip and episode wrap (1:05:30)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Importance of Carrier Oils

    Essential Oils Apothecary Tip: Importance of Carrier Oils

    So, let’s talk about Thinking Safety First
    Your skin soaks up chemicals like a sponge, so you need to be extremely careful about what you put on it. (The same goes for what you put in your body.) Even though essential oils are bioactive compounds, these highly concentrated ingredients can interact with your skin, possibly causing an allergic response or contact dermatitis (also known as sensitization).
    This is not to scare you away from using essential oils. They are actually at the bottom of the list of chemicals that can cause reactions with overexposure. Believe it or not, it is safer to use essential oils than to plunge into a chlorinated swimming pool!
    Still, your body is not designed to have these oils slathered on “neat.” Rather, you need to dilute them with what is called a carrier oil.
    Trust us, friends don’t let friends use essential oils neat. As a general rule of thumb, you will use three drops of essential oils to each tablespoon of carrier oil in topical applications. If you have particularly sensitive skin, you might want to start with half that much essential oils.
    Carrier oils are fatty extracts, usually cold-pressed from such sources as almonds, olives, and coconuts, that make an excellent medium to disperse the more concentrated essential oil across your skin. Unlike essential oils, carrier oils are nutritive. They also have healing properties of their own, such as being soothing and anti-inflammatory.

    • 8 min

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