Does Aromatherapy Really Work?



Aromatherapy is a broad topic. In general terms, aromatherapy does work. However, it is important to point out that not every nicely smelling substance has medicinal properties. But, many essential oils on the market are backed by scientific and peer reviewed studies as having positive results. It is even fair to say that most modern medications can trace their roots to medicinal plants. Given all of that, can you use aromatherapy to lose weight? Let's explore.

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil has gotten a lot of press as a food that helps to reduce body fat. It has been involved in the diet industry for a long while and even had its own fad diet. The idea behind grapefruit essential oil is that its fragrance initiates a response that cues our body to produce enzymes that act to break down fats as we eat. When paired with a high-fiber diet, this can cause weight loss as dietary fiber is well known for its ability to absorb fats before they are digested. In this case, we would be absorbing less of the fats we consume and that would mean that we could lose stored fat if our body needed energy.

Emotions of Being Overweight

The heavier we get the more we experience things like depression and anxiety. There are essential oils that are proven to reduce both depression and anxiety. Lavender essential oil is one that is known as the calming essential oil. Clary Sage and Frankincense are two more essential oils that help regulate moods. When our body is not weighed down with anxiety or depression we are more apt to exercise, eat better foods, and become stronger at sticking to our weight loss plan.

There are hundreds of essential oils on the market that impact our body in different ways. Which ones work the best for you is a personal experience as we are unique in both the struggles we face to gain health and lose weight. For true weight loss help, turn to the professionals at the Metabolic Research Center where you can find resources to help you learn about healthy food and healthy food choices, and support from people who have successfully lost their weight and found better health.


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