Millions of people use essential oils for a variety of purposes and aromatherapy has become a multi-million dollar business. In fact, one large MLM company is worth upwards of 300 million dollars. Obviously, there’s lots of information swirling around about these products…some truth and some myth.
5 Myths About Essential Oils
Here’s 5 common myths that even the most dedicated users may not know.
Myth #1: There are NO therapeutic grade standards that qualify essential oils.
You hear quite often that there are no therapeutic grade standards when it comes to all the different oils developed by various companies.
In truth, there are therapeutic grade standards…just many of them. The problem is, which one can be trusted?
Dr. Robert Pappas, President/Technical Director at Essential Oil University, explains, “It’s important for people to realize that all of these standards are INTERNAL standards developed by the company themselves and may or may not include quality control by a third party lab.”
The new buzz phrase on social media these days is ‘clean eating’. Like all popular terms, this is causing a frenzy of interest and excitement in gyms and is endorsed by well-known health conscious people. While the name is relatively new, the principles are not. In fact, clean eating goes back to the natural health food movement of the 1960’s when processed foods were shunned because of moral and societal values.
Another recent buzz word among health-conscious consumers was the paleo eating approach which remains popular and means eating the way our ancestors did during the Palaeolithic era pre the Industrial Revolution. This is a stricter regime than the clean eating idea as it prohibits all grains, legumes, and dairy food groups. It works for many, and is certainly a way of avoiding processed foods.
So what exactly is clean eating? Many people claim to be eating clean but don’t actually know what the term means.
GMO-free fast food restaurants are coming into their own as the next big trend for health conscious consumers. In fact, did you know that seven out of ten people say they are willing to pay 34% percent more in food costs to eat out at GMO-free restaurants?
Health research in the U.S. has been slow to definitively point to medical issues related to long term consumption of GMO foods. This, however, has not stopped the legitimate concerns about the multitude of probable health issues associated with genetically modified organisms in our foods.
Organizations such as the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) and others have spoken out about the harmful use of chemically laden GMOs. Some independent research has pointed to serious health concerns as well, but much of the lack of verified information is due to politically driven news in this country.
This hasn’t stopped savvy consumers from being concerned about eating GMO foods. The upsurge in interest about purchasing and eating organic, chemically free foods continues to climb.
The fact that GMOs aren’t mandatorily labeled in the U.S., may make you think that it’s just impossible to avoid GMO foods when dining out. Thanks to consumer demands for non-GMO foods, one of the top trends for restaurants today is the offering of a GMO-free menu.
5 GMO-Free Fast Food Restaurants
Here are 5 newer fast food restaurants that make it easy for you to grab a bite to eat and still avoid GMOs while dining out.
1. Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill – This is a restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican food. Their key ingredients, such as corn and tofu, are guaranteed to be GMO-free.