Photo: Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters linked from TheAtlanic Magazine
I was reading about the Gorkha Earthquake that hit Nepal in late April of 2015. The Wikipedia account I read was really heart-wrenching. I wasn't aware of the domino-like effect the quake had on the surrounding area! In addition to the main 7.8 quake that killed more than 8,000 people and left more than 800,000 homeless, there were several major aftershocks affecting even more people. The earthquake even triggered avalanches on Mount Everest and the Langtang Valley, causing more loss of life. I can't even imagine what those poor people were going through.
Being a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, I was happy to hear non-profits like CHOICE Humanitarian and the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation were there to provide support to the Nepalese after the earthquake. They provided food and other needed items to help people during their crisis. I was glad to know that I was, in some small way, aiding that relief effort through my support of dōTERRA's products. You can take a look at their relief effort here.
Many of you know that I've been on a real health kick since moving to Florida, and losing weight was a big part of that. The health benefits of eating non-processed foods has been well known for quite some time. I read an article on dōTerra's web site that was really inspiring and thought you'd like to read it. The article contained a couple of really great links that I'll include below.
1. "What are the Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity?"
2. "Asthma and Obesity"