Jul 18 2014 Get the Skinny on Citrus Oils for Weight Management Posted by Sandy J Duncan Who doesn’t love the smell of fresh cut citrus? There is something uplifting and invigorating about the scent of citrus. It turns out that the sense of smell and taste are very helpful keys to successful weight management.The juice from citrus fruit is beneficial in ways that differ from the oil of the citrus. Citrus oils are not distilled from the pulp, but from the zest (peel) of the fruit. In addition to alkalizing the body, citrus oils can also be used in massage for releasing petrochemicals from fat cells and removing unwanted cellulite. The following therapeutic grade oils can help with weight loss: Grapefruit oil A natural diuretic (supports kidney function) Beneficial for helping to dissolve cellulite Helps to detoxify lymphatic system (where edema fluids build up) Tangerine oil Helps digest fat Supports dissolution of cellulite Counteracts water retention (edema) Hydrates cells when taken internally (Report from Nova Vita YL Clinic, Ecuador) Helps calm nervous system (fights against cravings and food addictions) Lemon oil Oxygenates cells for optimal weight management Beneficial for helping to dissolve cellulite Natural detoxifier for digestive trouble (including food poisoning) Spearmint oil Supports Glandular System (some forms of obesity are glandular-related) Promotes healthy weight maintenance Helps stimulate Thyroid function (governor for the body’s metabolism) Encourages better digestion for greater food absorption Ocotea oil Promotes pancreatic function to balance blood sugar levels Encourages weight loss by helping to balance the pituitary and endocrine systems Stevia Leaf Extract A dietary supplement that effectively regulates blood sugar. Especially supportive to people with diabetes and hypoglycemia. Wonderful aid in weight loss because it contains no calories and increases glucose tolerance, while inhibiting glucose absorption. Regular ingestion decreases sugar cravings and the desire for fatty foods. Note: These 5 oils are available in a special blend called Slique™ Essence Blend. Peppermint Oil In addition to citrus oils science has shown that other essential oils promote healthy weight loss, too. Dr. Alan Hirsch, M.D. discovered during his studies at the University of Chicago that inhalation of therapeutic-grade peppermint oil satisfies the brain’s satiety center where food cravings originate. His research revealed that peppermint oil stimulates the hypothalamus gland to curb appetite. Peppermint oil also improves–even restores the sense of “taste” by stimulating the trigeminal nerve. Idaho Balsam Fir Oil When inhaled, the unique constituents in this distinctive therapeutic oil enhance the production of hGH (human growth hormone) and reduce deadly levels of cortisol in the body. Excessive cortisol levels hold fat in the cellular structure, making it difficult to lose weight. Studies show that hGH slows the aging process which is conducive to healthier weight levels. To learn more about the benefits of Essential Oils visit Time4Life.VibrantScents.com. LISTEN TO THIS PRESENTATION ON THE SCIENCE BEHIND CITRUS FRESH. You can also order Citrus Fresh here.