The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that influences virtually every cell in your body. Low levels are linked to poor bone health, as well as heart, brain, immune and metabolic dysfunction. Studies have shown vitamin D is a foundational factor necessary for normal insulin secretion, and that vitamin D improves insulin sensitivity. But vitamin D is equally important for your heart, brain, immune function and much more. There’s an important connection between insufficient vitamin D and insulin resistance and/or diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. Taking the right supplements is vital to a healthy body. It’s important to eat healthy and taking the proper supplements. Doterra offers several daily supplements that are unique to commercial vitamins because they contain all natural products and essential oils. Doterra Long Life Vitality supplements can meet all your needs.

iTovi Scanner

Not sure what your body is lacking? Why not use the iTovi Scanner to find out what you body needs? The @itoviscanner is a hand held device that scans your body frequencies using bioimpedance, pressure sensors, and temperature. It generates a personal report of your body, taking the guess work out of what’s needed.

Through scientific technology and a patented algorithm, the pocket-sized iTOVi scanner provides a personalized recommendation of supplements and oils. The scanner does not treat, cure, or diagnose any medical conditions, but rather focuses on personalizing recommendations of the best natural supplements and oils that the user responds to most.


Interested in learning more about iTovi? Click here to learn more.


Since every individual’s biological composition is unique, there is no single supplement or oil that works best for everyone. A scan from an iTOVi scanner may interpret what your body reacts to and suggests/recommends products that may improve overall health.

Lack of sleep, sickness, stress, and other health issues are only a few of the handful of factors that can prevent our bodies from reaching optimal equilibrium. Through the help of the iTOVi scanner, we can communicate better with our bodies to achieve this balance by knowing what supplements they respond to most.

The personalized results from a scan can help provide an encouraging roadmap to begin to achieve your body’s optimal equilibrium. It does this by sending small electrical currents through the body then measures the vibrational frequencies found within the body and compares them to frequencies contained in supplements, oils, and vitamins.

Once the scan ends, the frequencies are recorded, analyzed, and compiled into a personalized iTOVi report. The iTOVi mobile app will then recommend the oils and supplements that your body had the best reactionary response to.

Our Mission is to provide our customers with the very best innovative tool for their business and/or personal wellness. As we continue to research and develop the iTOVi scanner and our platform, we do so primarily with our customers’ health and wellness in mind.

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DIY Hand Sanitizer

Keep a stash of this On Guard Hand Sanitizer with you, to ward off germs and keep your immune system boosted! Here are 10 Germ Hotspots you want to wash your hands after using, or avoid all together.

1. Cell phones (even your own)
2. Gas Pumps
3. Restroom Door Handles
4. Restaurant Menus
5. Lemon and Lime Wedges
6. Condiment Dispensers
7. Grocery Carts
8. Airplanes
9. Free Food (everyone touches it)
10. Escalators

On Guard Hand Sanitizer
5 Tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
4 Tablespoon Water
8-10 drops Doterra On Guard Protective Blend
Small Squeeze Container

Emotional Support

What you feel emotionally becomes how you feel physically. So how do you best control your emotions? Everyone has to find out what works best for them. Whether it’s working out to get rid of pent-up anger and frustration, or listening to soothing classical violin concertos, there’s no wrong way to let go of negative emotions. doTERRA has developed an additional method for dealing with emotions, the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ line, now conveniently in our pre-diluted doTERRA Touch® line. We suggest using these oils in conjunction with the methods you already use to deal with emotions. Love going for long walks? Use doTERRA Forgive® Touch over your heart after your workout to finally rid yourself of unkind feelings to yourself or others. Needing to come out of a sad mindset? As you are listening to Beethoven’s Fifth, apply doTERRA Cheer® Touch to your temples. The great thing about emotions is that you are in complete control of them. It takes practice to learn to control them, but you can and will develop methods to take charge. Use the Determine Your Mood feature of the doTERRA Daily Drop App for more ideas of how and where to apply the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy blends. Kids get emotions too, as you are well aware. They can especially benefit from the safety and ease-of-use of the pre-diluted doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy Touch blends.

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Support your Cravings

Weight is a topic that often comes up in conversation. Slim & Sassy Gum is my go to for managing cravings and supporting a healthy metabolism. Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend Gum contain doTERRA’s proprietary Slim & Sassy essential oil blend in convenient chewing gum to promote weight loss in a healthy, natural way.* The flavorful blend of Slim & Sassy contains essential oils to help manage hunger throughout the day while boosting metabolism and promoting a positive mood. Slim & Sassy contains Grapefruit and Lemon essential oils, both of which have a high limonene content to help purify and cleanse the body while Peppermint aids digestion and helps curb the appetite.* Additionally, Ginger and Cinnamon provide healthy digestive and metabolic support.* When combined with healthy eating and exercise, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend can help you reach your weight management goal and maintain a healthy weight for life.* We also offer Slim & Sassy Softgels which are perfect for on-the-go or for those wanting an easy and convenient way to consume Slim & Sassy essential oil blend.

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Support Your Immune System

Our immune system is an especially important part of overall health.
It is especially important to be mindful of our immune system during transitional times of the year, for instance, the beginning of a new school year when exposure to germs increases.
Many lifestyle factors can also weaken our immune system, including stress, lack of sleep, exposure to toxicity, and poor nutrition. Managing each of these areas and adopting a model of consistency that actively supports the immune system is an excellent way to maintain health throughout the year. Although the physiologic functioning of the immune system is complex, it can be broken down into two main parts–fixed and mobile immunity. Fixed immunity serves as the body’s first line of defense against potential threats by preventing harmful elements from ever entering circulation. This type of immunity is composed of the various protective barriers that exist between the delicate internal environment of the body and the outside environment, (for example, the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and skin). We also have mobile immunity that is activated if the body does become infected. Specialized immune cells quickly congregate at the site of infection to initiate the healing process.
The combined work of both aspects of immunity is critical for staying healthy. Take proactive measures to enhance the body’s ability to protect itself. I recommend diffusing essential oils every day. Lemon and On Guard Protective Blend contain powerful cleansing properties that purify the air we breathe, delivering positive effects on the immune system.

Essential Workout!

It’s 2017!  New Year, New You!
If you’ve committed to a healthier you, and you plan to start a workout program, let Doterra help you stay healthy with essential workout oils.


Whether in competitive arenas or a local gym, activity is a cornerstone of health. As anyone who has ever donned workout shoes will tell you, athletic activity can tax your body, and make it sore. The doTERRA Athlete’s Kit was designed with athletes in mind, and is perfect for supporting healthy lifestyles from competitive to health-minded. The kit includes key products for those with an athletic lifestyle: 5mL bottles of doTERRA Breathe, doTERRA On Guard, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint and a 120 mL tube of Deep Blue Rub presented in a compact, reusable zippered pouch. With the Athlete’s Kit, you can enjoy implementing athleticism in your life.

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doTERRA partners with athletic facilities to provide elite athletes with the beneficial properties of essential oils. This same kit is now available to all sports enthusiasts and athletes. Packaged in a convenient carrying case for use wherever your activities take you, this kit is geared toward active individuals who are new to the benefits of essential oils and doTERRA.

Kit Benefits

  • doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend (5mL): doTERRA Breathe has been used by a variety of individuals seeking to minimize the effects of seasonal threats.
  • doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend (5mL): doTERRA On Guard essential oil assists athletes with the protection against environmental threats necessary to keep up with an active lifestyle.
  • Lavender (5mL) essential oil oil is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. Lavender can be diffused at night, after an event, or applied to soothe the skin.
  • Melaleuca (5mL) essential oil, one of our most popular and versatile oils, can be used for a variety of athletic needs for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin.
  • Peppermint (5mL) essential oil promotes a boost when feeling fatigued or low on energy.
  • Deep Blue® Rub (120 mL) is perfect for the athlete in your life. Massage Deep Blue into lower back after an energizing day.
  • Compact, reusable zippered carrying case

Part Number: 20980001     Wholesale: $75.00    Retail: $100.00    PV: 65

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Surviving the Holidays in a Healthy Way

Research studies show that most adults gain 2 pounds over the holidays. This may not sound like much, but studies have found that most of us never lose that 2 pounds, and this weight gain year after year can cause serious health problems that can lead to  obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. A recent study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years, there’s been a sharp decrease in exercise, while caloric intake has remained steady.

Holiday meals tend to be large, buffet-style and include second and third helpings. A common mistake is eating large portions of foods that are perceived as healthy.

The holiday season might not be the best time to lose weight or start your new exercise routine, but it doesn’t have to be a time to lose your health. Don’t wait until New Years to start being healthy – it is possible over the holidays. It’s important to include nutrient-rich foods in your diet, but also remember that these foods have calories as well and should be eaten in moderation. Using this approach at the holiday dinner table will allow you to maintain a healthy eating plan and keep the extra weight off.

As you enjoy this holiday season with friends, and family and delicious, seasonal food, remember these simple strategies to enjoy the holiday food without adding extra pounds:

1.Be realistic. Don’t try to lose pounds during the holidays, instead try to maintain your current weight.
2.Plan time for exercise. Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevent weight gain. A moderate and daily increase in exercise can help partially offset increased holiday eating. Try 10- or 15-minute brisk walks twice a day.
3.Don’t skip meals. Before leaving for a party, eat a light snack like raw vegetables or a piece of fruit to curb your appetite. You will be less tempted to over-indulge due to the increase in fiber intake.
4.Survey party buffets before filling your plate. Choose your favorite foods and skip your least favorite. Keep your plate balanced by choosing vegetables and fruits.
5.Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Eating small portions.
6.Be careful with beverages. Alcohol can induce overeating; non-alcoholic beverages can be full of calories and sugar.
7.If you overeat at one meal, go light on the next.
8.Practice Healthy Holiday Cooking. Preparing favorite dishes lower in fat and calories will help promote healthy holiday eating.
9.Cheat a little, but only once a day. If you must indulge in a holiday treat, allow yourself 1 small serving, then compensate later on by reducing your calorie intake or burning a few extra calories through exercise.

Essential oils can help reduce cravings, suppress appetite, and detox your liver.
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Slim & Sassy® Metabolic Blend
Designed to help boost your metabolism and manage hunger cravings, Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend
can be used as part of a weight management plan when combined with exercise and healthy eating.
Use
Add to water or tea and drink before working out for a revitalizing energy boost.
Consume before meals to help control appetite and overeating.

Part Number: 31370001 Wholesale: $24.50 Retail: $32.67

Crave Control Blend
1 drop of Peppermint essential oil
1 drop of Grapefruit essential oil
1 drop of Lemon essential oil
Add these drops to a 16oz. glass of water to help control cravings.

Enjoy the holidays in a healthy way!

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The Multivitamin Revolution

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Having created some of the most sophisticated and best-selling multivitamin/mineral supplements in the industry over the last 20 years, I’ve seen the products and their underlying research evolve in stages. Usually, it takes the products about 5–10 years to follow the research. Now, we have reached yet another critical point when research creates a new paradigm shift for multivitamin/ mineral supplements. With our new Daily Nutrition Pack, doTERRA leads the way so that you can be among the first to reap the full benefits of a truly expertly formulated, all-in-one daily multinutrient supplement.
Do I Need a Multivitamin?

The short answer is a resounding yes. Anybody in the scientific community who seriously studies vitamin and mineral nutrition agrees that virtually everyone’s nutrition falls short in meeting even the bare minimum requirements for many nutrients (known as the RDI—Recommended Dietary Intakes). Trying to get the RDIs of all 26 essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements—micronutrients—from foods alone is next to impossible, even if you eat a wholesome, balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are rich in these micronutrients, plus they contain important phytonutrients (carotenoids, polyphenols, essential oils, etc.). The problem is that hardly anyone eats enough fruits and vegetables. A recent analysis of WHO/FAO data (Murphy et al., Br J Nutr 112(6):1004, 2014) shows that this is a world-wide problem: three out of four people on this planet don’t even meet the minimum recommended five daily servings of fruits and vegetables! Instead, modern diets are high in refined foods and beverages devoid of micronutrients and full of empty calories.

In the U.S., nine out of ten adults do not meet the RDIs for vitamins D and E, and over half of us don’t meet the RDIs for vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium (Fulgoni, et al., J Nutr 141(10):1847- 54, 2011). Even if you are vegan or vegetarian, you’re unlikely to get enough vitamin D, B12, calcium, iron, and zinc. Long-term, these nutrient deficiencies cause lack of energy, poor immunity, weak bones, cognitive decline, and a host of other health problems.

Experts agree that you should try to eat a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables and take a multivitamin/mineral supplement. Now, the real question is which supplement should you take and how should it be formulated? Are the RDI amounts even sufficient? We know today that for most micronutrients they are not, and that optimum intakes are often higher than the RDIs. But how much higher? And what happens if we get too much? These questions have kept scientists busy for the last 50 years, and recent research makes it clear that it’s time to rethink again.

Multivitamin Evolution

The first multivitamins hit the retail shelves in the ‘50s and ‘60s and remain a staple in today’s retail and mass markets. These inexpensive products deliver the RDI of most vitamins and lesser amounts of most minerals. Their mineral sources are often poorly absorbed and utilized by the body and they lack phytonutrients and essential omega-3 fatty acids.

Then, research in the ‘80s and ‘90s suggested that above-RDI amounts of certain antioxidant vitamins, some B-vitamins, and trace elements have additional health benefits, and these studies paved the way to the current generation of micronutrient supplements popular in the specialty and direct-sales markets. These comprehensive products often include mega-doses (10x RDI or more) of vitamins, better quality minerals, omega-3 fatty acids and phytonutrients, and some make you take 16 or more capsules or tablets a day. In fact, competition is fierce and many companies are playing a horsepower game where more must be better.

Most recently, however, the results of very large, long-term studies have shown that mega-doses of micronutrients like vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, folate, and selenium don’t work. In fact, some of these studies found negative effects at high doses previously assumed to be safe. Unfortunately, the supplement industry is still taking a defensive position belittling or dismissing these studies.

Multivitamin Revolution

The good news for you is that doTERRA never believed in the “more-is-better” horsepower game. In fact, we are now in the unique position to embrace all the recent micronutrient research—positive and negative—and create a completely revolutionary concept of formulating multivitamins. How?

Let’s take a step back. I mean a giant step back to when we humans first roamed this planet. Our genes change very slowly and they can take thousands of years to adapt to dietary changes. For most of our history we ate hunter-gatherer diets. Only recently, our diets and lifestyles changed dramatically with the introduction of agriculture. And in the last 100 years, even more drastic changes occurred due to the industrialization of our food supply. So modern diets today are very different from the diets our genes are used to.

Now, take a good look at the dosages used in all of the micronutrient studies, and compare them to the amounts that we used to get from diets we are genetically programmed for. That’s what we did, and it soon became clear that problems only arise when we consume much more or much less than what we could possibly get from the natural diets our bodies are genetically used to. This makes a lot of sense, and we used this approach to set a new standard, one that embraces the concept of natural balance. For each micronutrient we now have a range of natural intakes that our bodies were made for, and they coincide with the amounts needed for optimum health benefits.
Restore Natural Balance with Daily Nutrient Pack

doTERRA’s new Microplex MVp™ and xEO Mega® (Daily Nutrient Pack) are the first micronutrient supplements in the industry that apply this new standard of natural balance to all vitamins, minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids. This gamechanging, patent-pending approach ensures that you get the optimum amounts and types of all micronutrients every day, including a full spectrum of omega-3s, antioxidant polyphenols, and carotenoids.* With Daily Nutrient Pack, you don’t have to worry about getting too little or too much of anything anymore. Instead, you get what your body was made for and demands— the most efficacious and safe amounts needed for long-term health and vitality.
How Do I Use Daily Nutrient Pack?

Daily Nutrient Pack (the new Microplex MVp and xEO Mega) is a foundational supplement designed for men and women of all ages as well as for teenagers. Pregnant and nursing women also benefit, but should consult with their physician as they may require additional iron or folate. If you desire extra energy benefits, you can add our new, more potent Mito2Max® (with lychee fruit extract), and if you deal with occasional joint discomfort, we recommend adding our new Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex™*. We also updated Lifelong Vitality Pack with the new Microplex MVp and xEO Mega formulas while keeping the current Alpha CRS+®.

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Autumn is here in Southern California

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Autumn is my favorite season. Here in California we don’t pack away the flip-flops and flimsy summer outfits until almost November. We continue to have warm days, but despite the lack of fall pizzazz here in Southern California, the Fall soon brings cool nights, and morning fog. Kick off the Fall season by filling your home with the aromatic benefits of essential oils, and reap the benefits of their healthy immune properties. Prepare your system for the coming Winter months.