This post is contributed by One Drop Member – Winnie Fannon.

Is Ningxia Red “Heaty”?

In the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) world, food is classified as according to its energetic effects rather than according to its component parts. Certain foods are viewed as warming and nourishing while others are seen as cooling and eliminating. Furthermore, some foods are have yin and yang building properties. So what’s this warming and cooling foods concepts? When you eat cooling foods, they are adding cooling effects to your body and eating warm foods will add warming effects to your body. Therefore, warming and cooling foods can be used to balance the body which may be deficient in yin or yang.

Some folks have reported that after drinking Ningxia Red, there was a tendency to feel “heaty” effects, or yin deficiency. Yin represents the energy that is responsible for moistening and cooling bodily functions. When this energy is depleted your body begins to show signs of “heating up”. This is not a true heat but rather a lack of the moistening and cooling functions that are necessary to maintain a healthy balance. Does it sound like Ningxia Red contain warming foods? Perhaps, let’s talk a look at each ingredient found in Ningxia Red and break it down, shall we?

Main Ingredient of the Day: Chinese Wolfberry from Ningxia, China. Typically, chinese wolfberries are known to be nourishing yin which would point to The wolfberries is formulated in the form of puree, hence, it would most likely retain the cooling effects for the body.

Cooling food has effects of clearing heat and toxins, cooling and calming the blood and nourishing yin.

Cooling Ingredients/ Tonify Yin in Ningxia Red Juice Blend
– Pomegranate Juice Concentrate
– EO Blend: Orange EO, Yuzu EO, Lemon EO and Tangerine EO. The quantities of each of the EO may be small and concentrated. Hence, the cooling effects of these oils may not be so substantial

Neutral (Neither Warming or Cooling) Ingredients in Ningxia Red
– Blueberry Juice Concentrate, Aronia Juice Concentrate, Plum Juice Concentrate

Warming Ingredients/Tonify Yang in Ningxia Red
– Cherry Juice Concentrate

The flavor of Ningxia Red being sour also points towards the cooling effects..
To sum it up, the “heatiness” experienced could be attributed to how the different ingredients were prepared and the form that they exist in the drink as a whole. As almost most ingredients are either in the puree, concentrated or extract form, this would skew towards warming effects as according to TCM practices. Warming foods or ingredients have the effects of raising the yang, energy (qi) of organs and warming and improving the circulation and dispelling the cold.

To add on, Aronia berries/Aronia juice has the tendency to improve circulation of blood and the lymph in the lymphatic system. This may result in “heaty” encounters such as the body feeling hot, increased perspiration resulting from increased circulation due to higher metabolism.

If you feel the “heaty” effects of Ningxia Red, you can reduce the warming nature of Ningxia Red by changing up the serving method. You can choose to refrigerate the drink, add ice or ice blend it, or add cooling fruit juices such as lemon, watermelon, orange, lime, pear and pineapple.

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This post is contributed by One Drop Member – Winnie Fannon.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS)

Most women suffer from this, sometimes without us even realising it. Unfortunately, there is really no cure for it except for lifestyle modifications, clean & healthy eating (think whole foods, unprocessed, organic if possible, more plant-based), and being diligent in using our awesome YL products and supplements..

Not only genetics, but women with PCOS tend to have high levels of androgens (aka testosterone)..And high insulin levels. In fact, this is all related. High levels of testosterone create insulin resistance, and vice versa too. Insulin is a hormone the pancreas produces to help the body use sugar from foods for energy.

When cells can’t use insulin properly, the body’s demand for insulin increases. The pancreas makes more insulin to compensate. Extra insulin triggers the ovaries to produce more male hormones. Super super Vicious Cycle!

So cut down on sugars, eat healthy, EXERCISE REGULARLY! And when you drop weight with physical activities/exercise, your PCOS will most likely be under control!



1) Progessence Phyto Plus: Yes this oil is good for all things hormonal..Apply on Neck, forearms, ankles, groin area, womb, wrists. Our progesterone is our stay calm and serene hormone.
2) The Phytoestrogen Oils: Clary Sage, SclarEssence, Lady Sclareol.. Apply like how you would apply Progessence. No right or wrong way to apply. Just apply and use
3) Endoflex Vitality/Endoflex: Put a drop under your tongue, or drink in a glass of water, or apply on your thyroid
4) Ylang Ylang + Dragon Time + Nutmeg: All these oils are good combinations for helping your female hormones balance.
1) Ningxia Red: Personally I find that this helps a lot. Why? Wolfberry helps in tuning the blood sugar levels so it helps with insulin resistance..Get the link?? I take around 150mL to 180mL per day..
2) Sulfurzyme: Women with PCOS often have increased levels of inflammation in their body. Being overweight can also contribute to inflammation. Studies have linked excess inflammation to higher androgen levels. Yeah this guy is SUPER ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, so enough said!! I take 3-4 capsules in the morning and 3-4 capsule at night..
3) Super Hormonal Supplements: Thyromin + Cortistop + PD 80/20 + FemiGen.. Read the instructions on the bottle for directions for use
4) Excellent Overall Supplements: Mineral Essence + Master Formula. If Mineral Essence is too yucky tasting, you can always add it to Ningxia Red

Removing Toxins From your Lifestyle: Think Thieves Products, YL’s Personal Care Products, Clean Chemical Free Savvy Minerals Makeup, Seedlings, DIY Products with YL EOs.

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