Why Do You Go From Full to Starving?
Dr. Oz said that your nose is to blame for why you can go from feeling totally full to suddenly starving. The nose knows! Dr Oz revealed how to use your nose to increase energy, reduce stress, and even lose weight.
Why is it Easier to Get Up Some Mornings?
Dr. Oz said that your nose can even be the cause of why it is easier for you to get out of bed some mornings and harder on others. He explained that it all has to do with the way that your nose processes smells. When you smell something, an odor goes into the nose where there are sensor receptors. The scent then travels further up the nose. At the top of the nose, fibers touch cilia which are connected to the middle of the brain. The middle of your brain is where you get deep emotions from, and thus it can trigger an impulse based on what kind of odor it is.
Dr. Oz shared some amazing natural remedies to make it easier to get up in the morning, to boost your mood with “the tuck and sniff,” to reduce stress with lavender oil and to stop cravings with peppermint oil… all on the next page!
Does the Smell of Coffee Boost Your Energy?
Yes! Doctor Oz said that the fragrance of coffee is enough to boost your energy, and can help you to get out of bed in the morning, even before you take a single sip of the drink!
Dr Oz: Pre-Program Coffee Maker to Make Waking Up Easier
Dr Oz welcomed the Editor-in-Chief of “The Good Life” magazine, Jill Herzig, to share her tips on how to make your nose work for you. One great hack she shared was to get a coffee maker you can pre-program. Set the timer for five minutes before your alarm is supposed to go off, that way the smell of coffee helps you get out of bed in the morning. The scent of coffee and the feeling of being caffeinated is that strong!
Dr Oz: “Tuck And Sniff” Perfume to Boost Your Mood
You can even use your nose to boost your mood because certain smells, like body odor, can really send your mood plummeting. Plus, in a situation where you’re stuck with a bad smell, you can feel like you have no control over the sensory stimuli coming in. To boost your mood, you want to reassert your sense of control. One great tip is to spray perfume on each of your shoulders so that you can slightly tuck your head and take a sniff anytime you’re forced to be around an unpleasant smell.
Does Lavender Oil Reduce Stress?
There are specific scents that can dramatically change how you react to stress. Lavender has been studied a lot and it has been confirmed to lower cortisol in the body and relieve stress. Dr. Oz said that you can combine lavender essential oil with regular oil and apply it like perfume. Just be careful not to apply lavender oil directly to your skin without diluting it, because it is quite strong! Or you can sniff the lavender essential oil right out of the bottle.
Does Peppermint Oil Stop Cravings?
Dr. Oz said that peppermint oil can stop your cravings. A study found that the smell of peppermint redirects your mind to healthier choices. In fact, the same study discovered that people who smell peppermint oil when they feel hungry, eat 2,600 calories less each week than those who do not! The reason is that peppermint oil turns on the reticular activating system deep in your brain, which stimulates your brain, creating a general sense of alertness to your surroundings. And since you are more focused on the outside world, you are paying less attention to internal conditions like hunger.
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