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Ningxia Red for Weight Loss

ningxia-red-for-weight-lossWe love how beneficial Ningxia Red can be for everything from inflammation to healthy vision. And it can also be very helpful for weight loss!

Part of this is because Ningxia red can reduce sugar cravings and detoxifies the liver and body, helping people lose weight naturally. If our cravings our reduced, we are less likely to over-consume junk calories. Also, Ningxia Red is low in sugar to begin with and doesn’t contain naturally sugar-laden “filler” juices such as apple, pear or grape – which are common in inexpensive super juice beverages. These juices are naturally high in fructose which can be troublesome for blood sugar stability. Instead, Ningxia Red is sweetened with the delicious fruits themselves (we love the tangy-tart flavor) along with a bit of stevia which is an all-natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the stevia herb. (Be sure to check the labels on any other fruit juice beverages you may be drinking – many of them contain high fructose corn syrup which is nutritionally void and dumps an incredible amount of sugar into the blood stream – it’s been linked to obesity and hyperactivity, so keeping products with HFCS to a minimum – or not at all – is in our best interest).

Additionally, Ningxia Red can help to cleanse our liver. If our liver is cleansed, we are able to filter and remove additional toxins and debris that would otherwise be trapped inside. Adding citrus essential oils (such as Young Living grapefruit oil) to our daily shot of Ningxia Red can further boost the cleansing properties of Ningxia Red.

Baby Steps to Essential OilsDid you know that some petrochemical residue (perhaps from shampoos, lotions and other chemical-laden skin care products that we’ve used over the years) can actually be stored in our fat cells? We exercise our hearts out, but until those chemicals are cleansed away, our fat cells will continue to harbor them to protect our bodies and will not be dissolved. Citrus oils can help with the cleansing process – try a few drops daily and see what you think!

“My son wanted to lose about 70 pounds and knew that he would need to start working out as well as making dietary changes. Being a dad with two young children he knew that the only time that he could fit in a workout would be after the children were in bed or approximately 10 o’clock pm. He started his routine at 10 pm only to find that he had zero energy and then trouble falling to sleep when he returned home.

I told him about Young Living’s Ningxia Red and how having the essential oils in it really made the difference. He researched it and decided to try it prior to his workouts.

He reported that he had the energy for a great workout and was happily surprised that when he got home he was able to go right to sleep.

It took him 3 months to lose the 70 pounds. We couldn’t believe the difference in him. He looked like he was in his late teens again. The best part is that he has been able to keep the weight off by supporting his body with Ningxia Red and maintaining his workout schedule.” Source

Baby Steps to Essential Oils - Young Living Citrus Oils“I had put on about 30 pounds due to emotional eating and not caring about anything including myself. I got my head strong using some of the Young living oils. I cared about myself again and I decided to try and drop some weight. I started drinking the Balance Complete with the digest and cleanse pills and Ningxia Red, as meal substitutes. I did this for about a month to jump start my system.

I also started putting a drop of grapefruit and a drop of lemon in a bottle of water and drinking about 5 – 6 of those a day. I stopped drinking diet pop. The weight started coming off. I never felt deprived – I would still eat whatever I wanted – I found that I did not want the bad stuff. I started in April and by September I had lost 30 pounds. I am now trying to loose another 10 that I have carried forever – these are coming off a little harder – but I am not thinking about the scale – as a matter of fact I weigh myself very rarely. I know it will happen – and if it doesn’t it’s okay cause I feel wonderful and that is all that matters. I am a whole new person with the use of Young Living oils.” Source

Ningxia Red for Autoimmune Conditions

ningxia-red-for-autoimmune-conditionsDid you know, “the Ningxia wolfberry’s immune-boosting effect seems to be combined with an anti-inflammatory effect. This means that the immune-supporting action of the Ningxia wolfberry is less likely to trigger worsening of arthritis or other autoimmune diseases that are inflammatory in nature.”

Hence, Ningxia Red can be tremendously helpful for autoimmune conditions where inflammation is the bad guy.

Also, there are some wonderful nutrients that are extremely beneficial to the body but are difficult to obtain from a traditional diet: glyconutrients and nutritional polysaccharides. These nutrients function in plants to provide protection against parasites, viruses, bacteria, and other environmental threats. And, when consumed by humans, some of these protective properties are transferred to us for our good. It is believed that these nutrients may provide the following benefits:

  • Inhibit tumor growth
  • Regulate blood sugar and protect against diabetes
  • Mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
  • Aid in calcium absorption
  • Act as anti-inflammatory agents
  • Normalize blood pressure
  • Fight auto-immune diseases such as lupus, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Optimize immune function
  • Lower cholesterol and blood lipid levels
  • Lower the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Alleviate symptoms of hepatitis B and C
  • Reduce allergies and microbial infections

Pretty amazing, yes?

Good news: these nutrients are found in abundance in the wolfberry.

Regularly consuming Ningxia Red can be beneficial in so many ways. Check out this story surrounding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia: “When I was first exposed to NingXia Red I had no interest in it. I only tried it because my massage therapist insisted and actually gave me a bottle. I had been partially-disabled with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia for 6 years, and was a bit jaded. But something interesting happened once I started drinking this delicious, red drink with a funny name. I could tell my body needed it. It was blatantly obvious. I ended up drinking the entire bottle within a week. And then I noticed that I was able to exercise, do yoga, and work more hours that week! Once I ran out of the NingXia Red after that week was up, my energy levels went back down. I immediately… got some more, and energy levels went back up! I got 90-95% of my health back from two autoimmune illnesses in one fell swoop!! Shortly thereafter, I was able to start working full-time for the first time in six years!! I could finally move on with my life!! I kept up with drinking on average 4 oz. of NingXia Red per day for a few years. Even though I had been making homemade vegetable juice and had been on an extremely healthy diet, I was so sick that my body was still nutritionally deprived. I needed to replenish my body at the cellular level. Today I drink closer to 1-2 oz./day unless I go through it too quickly and run out until I get my next order!” Source Whatever your health challenge, we hope you’ll continue digging and perhaps discover that Ningxia Red can provide a significant piece of your your puzzle!

Ningxia Red for Eye Health

30 Days of Red - Baby Steps to Essential Oils Ningxia Red ChallengeHappy Labor Day! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday! We are on vacation in Colorado right now, but one thing we did not leave without were our bottles and packets of Ningxia Red!

Today, let’s look at some of the benefits of NR in the vision department.

In addition to a powerhouse of wonderful antioxidants (which can help fight against aging, disease, etc.), Ningxia Red is chock-full of Lutein and Zeaxanthin which are wonderful for the eyes and can be especially helpful for fighting against macular degenerations. Check out this wonderful story from

“I plan to drink Ningxia Red every day for the rest of my life!! Let me tell you why.

When I began to drink Ningxia Red, I drank it because it was a healthy natural food product with high anti-oxidant levels; but I did not remember to drink it every day. Before too long, I began to hear testimonials about real health improvements which many individuals attributed, at least partially, to drinkin

Ningxia Red for Eye Health

g Ningxia Red juice. One of these benefits is an improvement in visual acuity.

Several years before I found Ningxia Red, I had been diagnosed with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. For the twenty years prior to that, I had visual limitations from Fuch’s Dystrophy of the cornea. The end-result of Fuch’s Dystrophy is blindness, unless a cornea transplant is performed. Both eyes were eligible for cornea transplants and cataract removal. The surgery had been completed for one eye about a year before this point, and I needed to complete the healing phase before planning for surgery in the other eye. Though I could expect improvement in my vision from the surgeries, present still was the incurable Macular Degeneration which had blinded my mother.

Wolfberries for Eye HealthI noted that Ningxia Red contained high levels of the Lutein and Zeaxanthin which my eye doctor had recommended, in the form of special eye vitamins, to slow down the progression of the Macular Degeneration. Not only did Ningxia Red contain these two ingredients, but the Zeaxanthin and Lutein also were in the balance needed to maximize the health of the macula, which is the central part of the retina. And better yet — they were natural food substances, not synthetics from some laboratory.

Of course, I began to drink the Ningxia Red juice daily. It’s usually recommended that a person drink one or two ounces a day, and I began to drink two ounces a day. Slowly I increased the amount to the 5 or 6 ounces I now drink daily. I hoped that my eyesight would benefit from this wonderful juice, and I decided to be faithful in drinking it because it was healthy food, whether or not my vision improved. If my vision improved, I thought it would probably be a very slow process. Surprisingly, my eyesight began to improve much more quickly than I expected. In six months my vision was better.

After nine months of drinking Ningxia Red juice, faithfully taking Young Living’s True Source whole-food vitamins and Omega Blue, my Macular Degeneration was gone. At another time my doctor saw tiny white dots on my retina which he said are usually precursors for Macular Degeneration. At the latest visit, there again was no sign of Macular Degeneration. Even if the tiny white dots are seen again, it is still clear that my Macular Degeneration has reversed itself.

Further amazement came when both the ophthalmologist and the eye surgeon told me the cataract which had been eligible for surgery two years earlier was no longer advanced enough to need surgery. And regarding the Fuch’s Dystrophy of the cornea which had prompted a cornea transplant in one eye . . . the other eye was no longer bad enough for surgery! My vision continues to improve. At this point, my vision with glasses is 20/20 in the eye which had the cornea transplant and the cataract removal, and 20/25 in the eye without surgery. The non-surgical eye, which had formerly been awaiting surgery, no longer needs it. There is no Macular Degeneration in either eye.

I can drive again, after five years of not driving. I can read again for PURE PLEASURE, when I had given that up 20 years ago.

All this shows me how eating the healthiest foods and nutritional supplements we can manage (and thinking the healthiest, most optimistic thoughts) can give our bodies what they need to heal themselves. As for me, I try to remember that and to live my days in gratitude.” Beth Glass –

I love this story and the connection that is made between our eye health and the foods we eat. I think that a lot of times we “know” this (eat more carrots), but seeing and hearing actual stories are so helpful in truly believing that what we put into our bodies matters.
Bottom’s up and cheers to improved vision!

Chronic Kidney Infections and Childhood Trauma turned around with Young Living Essential Oils

team-story-blog-post-headerWhen I was eight years old I was getting very sick all the time. Every month or so my mom would take me to the doctor to get my fingers pricked and have some tests done. The doctors would always say something like “Oh, it’s probably a virus – she’s just going to have to wait it out.” And,”It might get worse before it gets better.” Some of them would put me on antibiotics just in case it was bacterial. This went on for about 10 month or so. Until one day my temperature had gotten very high. It was 106 to be exact which is very dangerous for anybody especially a child. This happened on a Saturday which meant I had to get a emergency appointment with a doctor out of town. That particular doctor said, “Something isn’t right, I think this is more than a virus.” She did some tests including a urine sample. In that test she found bacteria in my urine. She then took a ultrasound of my urinary tract and kidneys.

This is where the devastation set in.

6.10antibioticsAfter the results from my scan came back she told my parents that they found a large tumor on one of my kidneys. My parents were devastated. I can remember them being upset but wouldn’t tell me details. I knew something was wrong with me by the way they reacted. Because of my paranoia I wondered If I had cancer and they didn’t want to tell me. For anyone, that’s scary, but in my eight year old mind it was terrifying. They ended up taking me to a nephrologist (kidney doctor) in a big city three hours from home. That doctor ran some test and confirmed “I did not have a tumor on my kidney” and in fact that kidney that was thought to have a huge tumor was actually completely normal. It was the other kidney with the problems. My other kidney was actually damaged from scar tissue due to repeated bacterial infection after bacterial infection. A valve to that kidney was not functioning properly and it was causing me to get infections in my kidney (nephritis).


That doctor told us that valve “should fix its self as I get older” but that we needed to get a hold on these constant infections.

I was on an antibiotic for one year.

During that time, I peed in a cup more times than I can count and had my finger pricked for blood more times than I wanted, amongst other very uncomfortable procedures they had to do (like me being monitored while laying down peeing on a table and tubes being shoved in places they don’t belong).


The infections had stopped I got off the antibiotics and I was feeling better. The doctor told us that one day when I get older I might have to have that kidney removed if I start to get high blood pressure (or something like that). Fifteen years passed. I’m twenty four years old and married now. Like many sexually active women I got a urinary tract infection but what happened next was even worse: since I have a scarred (weak) kidney, that bacteria quickly made its way to my kidney which resulted in a infection in my kidney – again. This caused a whirlwind of emotions and bad memories that I didn’t realized I held onto. Not knowing for sure that it was a kidney infection (meaning I hadn’t had any tests done – just going by instinct and was pretty in tune with my body), I was trying several things like cranberry juice (even buying my own organic cranberries and juicing them), doing herbs and drinking lots of water. I was very health conscious at this point and knew a lot about my body, food/nutrients and was going full throttle on my journey to better health.

But this was beating me down physically and emotionally. I was having bad pain in my sides, “brain fog”, it hurt to have intercourse, besides that my sex drive was non existent and I was also becoming depressed.
I kept insisting on taking care of it myself because with all my experience with doctors and tests, I was done with that. Until one day I was having crippling, intense pain that put me on the ground. My husband rushed me a to an emergency doctor. They gave me a pain shot, and took a urine sample and said it was a UTI. I told them I had kidney problems when I was young and that I thought it was more kidney related. They said that they couldn’t do anything about that and all they can do is write a prescription for a antibiotic.


I cried and whined on the drive home. I DID NOT want to take yet another anti-biotic. Call me crazy, but I knew there had to be a better more natural way. Not only did I not like the thought of taking it because of the negative side effects it would have on my body but because the emotional trauma and memories that went along with that time in my life as a child.

My friends and family naturally were concerned, some of them warned me “this could get in your blood stream and you could die”. So, two days later out of fear I ended up taking that anti-biotic for one week. The pain I was having in my sides did seem to go away but the antibiotics brought along all its side affects – crawling/sensitive skin, insomnia and my mind felt like it was always racing (ugh). BUT my pain and infection felt like it went away, then when I was done with the round of antibiotic the infection came right back. So back to the doctor I went. A different antibiotic prescribed and another antibiotic I took. Same thing happened and back to the doctor again. They said, “It must be a really bad one. I’m going to give you strong anti-biotic that should really take care of it.”

I was so mad. “Why didn’t they give this to me in the first place?” I thought, instead of having me pay for and take the other antibiotics first. That confirmed to me that either they didn’t truly care about my well being or that all they knew how to do was write a prescriptions.

This is where I reached the end of my rope. I went out to my car, written prescription in hand put my head on the wheel and I said, “God, I can’t do this again.” I was worried and scared but I knew I couldn’t take another antibiotic. I felt comforted and sheepish with His response. “You need to stop. You have got to stop worrying and stressing. You are making yourself more sick. Don’t you know that I’m taking care of you? Trust Me.”

hes-got-thisTalk about a wake up call, talk about a loving Father. I might not of had a doctor that cared but I was reminded in that moment that I had a physician who cared greatly. He cared about my physical heath, my emotional health, my mind and my spirit. I felt such a peace to not have that prescription filled. I knew I needed to just relax, stop worrying and just stop thinking about it for the next few days. I decided that I would not focus on the negative and “what ifs’ and started focusing on the truth. God’s love for me and His power.

A few days passed with that mind set and guess what? I was feeling better. I wasn’t all better but my mind was where it needed to be which made a difference in the way I felt physically. After that a question came into my head that I hadn’t thought before “What if I tried these essential oils to get rid of my infection?” I had been using Young Living Essential Oils for a year or so at that time but only for more mild things like headaches, sore throats, 2nd degree burns, relaxation, etc. But never for something more serious like an infection. So I grabbed my Essential Oils Pocket Reference (which is basically a handbook for essential oils) and started researching. One of the recommendations was an oil blend called “Thieves” which I didn’t have at that time. I also was calling around my mentors and asking for testimonies with oils and kidney infections, searching on the internet, etc., although I had already placed my oils order before this so it was to late to add anything to that.

And then something really cool happened.

Young Living Thieves Essential OilMy oil order came in and guess what? There was a bottle of Thieves in the box that I DID NOT ORDER! It wasn’t on the receipt or anything. It was not a promotion it just “accidentally” got put in there. It was so exciting. I had faith that even if those oils wasn’t going to work God had used them to reassure me of His very real presence in my situation and in my life. That bottle of Thieves might as well have read on the bottle, “I’ve got this, I’m taking care of you. -God”. After a little more research, I gave these essential oils a shot using frankincense, lemon, Thieves and oregano. Four days in and not only was I feeling better, but I was experiencing a crazy amount of energy and zest – and I had forgotten about my kidney problem all together. A friend asked “Hey, Rachelle, hows your kidney thing going?” I said “Oh yeah, that. I guess it’s good.”

And it has been good from there on out. It’s now a year and half later and there have been a maybe two times I have felt bit of discomfort in my sides but all it took was a drop of frankincense under the tongue to bring things back into balance.


1. A HUGE part of being physically well is found in being mentally and emotionally well. What a man thinks (or believes) so is he. I didn’t realize that I had a lot of trauma set in from that experience as a child that I never got over which I believe has caused worry and fear in other areas of my life. God wants to heal those broken places in you, that hurt, that trauma that maybe even happened when you were a child and it made a mark on you and spoke lies to you. He wants to speak the truth about you. That you are loved, that you matter, and that He sees you and wants to heal your brokenness. Let Him.

2. There are amazing benefits in these essential oils that I believe He made for this exact purpose.

Rachelle - Essential Zest For LifeI quit my job as a Cosmetologist and now share Young Living Essential Oils full time along side my husband who is looking to quit his job as well because he too wants to share the amazing benefits of Young Living. Our dreams are to help people with our story along with these products. We love being active, staying fit and having a healthy eating lifestyle. Young Living products have been a beautiful fit in our lives and are helping us achieve our goals. We are thankful.
My name is Rachelle. I’m 25 years old. Thanks for listening to my story I hoped you are blessed. I want you to find healing in every area of your life physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Please share this with those who need it and connect with us at Essential Zest for Life!

30 Days of Red – Day 10

Good Monday to you! It’s day 10 of our Challenge – how are you feeling?!

Fueled: Combat Fatigue & Unlock EnergyLast night we had our webinar, “Fueled: Combat Fatigue & Unlock Energy” and if you missed it, we’d love for you to check it out! We covered Ningxia Red, Nitro and several other wonderful Young Living products and supplements that can get you back in the game and potentially turn your world around. You can check out the recording here.

In the meantime, here are some fantastic stories from some of our team who have been using ‘Ol Red:

“I have 97 percent of the symptoms of fibromyalgia including chronic fatigue. I was drinking at least three Venti Peppermint Mochas per day, and I was still exhausted. I have been working with an EXCELLENT neurologist for three or four years. Prescription medicine did not work on me. I was working two part time jobs. I had to leave my beloved PETCO after five years because of my chronic fatigue. I started using Young Living in May. MY LIFE HAS CHANGED! I use Nitro and NingXia Red every day. I go through about 2 boxes of Nitro a week. My energy levels are almost back to normal. I saw my neurologist yesterday. The doctor said to keep doing what I was doing. I did not have to make a follow up appointment! I thank God for Young Living.” – Jobeth

“I had my third baby in April of this year. I knew (and dreaded) the “newborn mommy fog” I would walk in for the first few weeks and months. Simply drinking an ounce or two of NingXia Red each morning has changed that. There is just no comparison between the foggy, sleepy feeling I had all day every day with my first two babies, and my ability to think clearly and take care of my family this time around. I save my Nitro for the mornings that sleep has been especially scarce the night before, and it always gives me just the boost I need to keep up with my 4 year old and 2 year old while the 3 month old sleeps the morning away!” – Tori

“My husband finally kicked the 3 a day monster habit with a daily 1 oz shot of Ningxa Red. Occasionally when he works a 60 hour week he’ll take 4 oz a day.” – Shawna

“It’s a pregnancy game changer! My morning sickness has been considerably less thanks to Ningxia. A few weeks ago (I’m in the second trimester now) we were going to have dinner a little late… The nausea was coming, I was feeling so out of it, and my blood sugar was rocky. An ounce of Ningxia and a few minutes later, I felt like a new woman. (And my dinner stayed down.)” – Laurel

These are just a handful of stories and we can’t wait to hear how Ningxia Red has helped you!