Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Dropwise Essentials Health & Beauty News

A Note from Donya

Hello! And welcome to all our new subscribers. I'm finally feeling almost back to normal after an unusually long and persistent bout of some kind of flu bug –-there seems to be a few different strains of it going around these days. I'm not the type of person who can easily sit (or lay as the case may be) idle for very long so coping with this extended illness has been a real challenge for me.
After returning from Tony Robbins' Date with Destiny seminar this past December, I vowed to practice seeing the "gift" in every situation –-looking at the events of my life as things that are happening for me rather than to me. I realized that sometimes if we don't give ourselves the thing we need, the universe finds a way to do it. In this case I've come to appreciate the value of down time and being still (or quiet) for longer stretches of time instead of constantly reacting to, or analyzing everything that is going on (or not going on) around me. To quote a line from a Grateful Dead song "Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right."
My big "aha!" moment came from feeling connected to what's most important –-my health. Everything else flows from there –including creativity. I was able to channel my need for being in motion into something more productive: clearing out clutter (physical and mental)! This allowed some new ideas to drop in. I like to think of it as early spring cleaning, but even more exciting, creating an opening for something new to unfold as we move out of winter into spring.
This week's article continues the inquiry into how to cut back on your sugar intake and find healthier substitutes to satisfy your sweet tooth. Remember to honor your body and spirit by taking care of yourself even when you think you don't need it!
Yours in health and prosperity,


March 7, 2012
Vol. 5, Issue No. 2

In This Issue:

1. A Note From Donya
2. Featured Article
3. Product Specials
4. About Dropwise


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Feature Article

Sugar Showdown! Finding Healthier Substitutes
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It seems like lately, every time you turn on the television or radio, or pick up a magazine there's a story about sugar and its role in the nation's growing epidemic of diabetes and obesity. You've likely been hearing a new term called Diabesity, which encompasses the intricate relationship between sugar, diabetes, and obesity.
Ever since the American Heart Association's 2009 recommendation to limit our daily consumption of added sugar to between 100 and 150 calories (vs. the 355+ calories that is actually consumed), the link between our overly sugar-laden diets and our ever-expanding waistlines has become painfully clear.

Understanding the potential health consequences of eating too much sugar is one thing, knowing what to do about it is an entirely different story … Looking at sugar consumption as a long-term health imperative rather than a simple weight management issue might give you the motivation you need to tackle it. Start with small manageable steps and work up from there.
First, aim to significantly reduce your consumption of (and eventually eliminate) highly processed sugars like corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup --which can be addicting and wreak havoc with your blood sugar levels. Read full article here.

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Dropwise Essentials is a San Francisco-based green business specializing in pure aromatherapy and organic plant-based personal care products that give people a safe and effective way to relieve stress, increase vitality, improve confidence, or manage their emotional state any time or place without popping a pill. Our products are:

  • Free of synthetic chemicals and petroleum ingredients
  • Made with high quality certified organic oils and pure essential oils sourced from around the world
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  • Hand-made locally in northern California
Dropwise Essentials was founded by Donya Fahmy, a writer, producer, and consultant whose avid interest in the curative powers of aromatherapy and herbs ultimately led her to design and create the seven products and seventeen unique essential oil blends that make up the current Dropwise product line. She has studied aromatherapy with Carol Schiller - a successful author of several aromatherapy books - and with Dr. Daniel Penoel - a renowned expert in the field of medical aromatherapy.

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