Skin Care

Finding a skin care product that I love is not an easy task.  I have very sensitive skin and have tried so many things that claim to be natural or good for sensitive skin.  They all burn or turn my face very red, make my eye hurt, breakout in a rash…….

When I joined Young Living a year ago I saw the ART skin care line and wondered, but I really wanted to hear more testimonies about it before trying it.  So, I listened to anyone that brought it up and asked lots of questions.  I never came across anyone that said anything negative about it.

I received it in July and was so anxious to get started.  I took a before picture.  The awesome thing is that it hasn’t even been a month yet and I am already seeing results.  So I had to share.  These pictures were taken in the exact same spot and have not been edited.

ART Before and After

I wanted to share my love of theses products and hosted a class for a few friends to come try them.

ART Beauty Class

ART Beauty Class

A*R*T

Age Refining Technology Beauty Class

(these steps are for a class so they can try them, this is not my daily routine)

Step One: Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Gentle Foaming CLeanser

Young Living’s A·R·T® Gentle Foaming Cleanser cleans the skin without irritation or dryness and contains no harsh astringents. Its powerful foaming action gently lifts and captures makeup and oils, leaving the skin feeling clean, hydrated, and soft.  Retail: $43.09  Wholesale: $32.75

How to Use: Splash face with warm water. Dispense and lather a small amount of cleanser from pump. With wet hands, massage gently over face. Rinse thoroughly. To be used twice daily for a refreshing cleanse in the morning and a thorough cleansing at night. Suitable for all skin types. For maximum benefit, immediately apply Day Activator in the morning and Night Reconstructor in the evening to freshly cleansed skin.

Ingredients: Contains gentle surfactants (made from corn and coconuts) that are emulsifiers, foam producers, and cleaning agents. These “surface active agents” also bridge the gap between oil and water in products: sodium lauroamphoacetate and sodium methyl cocoyl taurate. Also contains skin-supporting essential oils of frankincense (Boswellia carteri), sandalwood (Santalum album), melissa (Melissa officinalis) Lavender (lavandula angusifolia) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita). Natural vitamin E and green tea leaf extract provide antioxidant power as well.

 

Step Two: Satin Facial Scrub Mint

Satin Facial Mint Scrub

Satin Facial Scrub™ Mint is an advanced cleansing formula designed for normal skin. It cleans, nourishes, and stimulates without damaging the skin’s natural pH balance. Safe, gentle ingredients help to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin for a fresher, smoother appearance. Contains MSM, antioxidant vitamins, and botanicals. Retail: $21.38  Wholesale: $16.25

How to Use: Apply Satin Facial Scrub™-Mint directly to moistened skin in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly, pat dry.

Ingredients: Deionized water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, jojoba (Buxus chinensis) wax beads, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), sorbitol, glyceryl stearate, peppermint (Mentha piperita)†, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) gel, stearic acid, algae (Gellidiela acerosa) extract, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) extract, chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) extract, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), retinyl plamitate (vitamin A), sodium PCA, shea butter, grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract, zinc oxide, mango (Mangifera indica) butter, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl linoleate, allantoin, hydrolyzed wheat protein and hydrolyzed soy protein.  Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils

 

Step Three: Purifying Toner

Purifying Toner

A·R·T® Purifying Toner helps support cleansing by removing unwanted oil, dirt, and impurities that can accumulate on skin. This remarkable formula includes frankincense and sandalwood for their ability to revitalize skin, lemon and peppermint to cleanse and energize, and melissa and lavender to soothe and balance.  Retail: $31.58  Wholesale: $24

How to Use: After cleansing with the A·R·T® Gentle Foaming Cleanser, sweep Toner over face with a cotton ball. Can be used in the morning and again in the evening. For best results, apply the A·R·T® Day Activator or Night Reconstructor cream over the Toner.  Shake well before use. Suitable for all skin types. For external use only. Store in a cool, dry place.

Ingredients: Deionized water, SD alcohol 38-B, pentylene glycol, hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) distillate extract, glycerin, boswellia carterii† (frankincense) oil , santalum album† (sandalwood) oil, citrus limon† (lemon) peel oil, camellia oleifera leaf extract, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, lavandula angustifolia† (lavender) extract, melissa officinalis leaf extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, retinyl palmitate, allantoin, polysorbate-20, mentha piperita† (peppermint) oil. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil

 

Step Four: Day Activator or Night Reconstructor

Day Activator

An extraordinary day cream, the ART Day Activator contains the superior Photolyase enzyme that uses visible light on damaged DNA. This light-bodied, water-based face and neck cream absorbs quickly and is perfect for wearing underneath makeup and sunscreen.  Retail: $76.97  Wholesale: $58.50

How to Use: Day Activator: Apply in the morning after cleansing. Using fingertips, massage a generous amount (usually two to four pumps) of Day Activator over face and neck regions as needed. Suitable for all skin types. For maximum benefit, Day Activator should be used with Young Living’s Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Night Reconstructor Cream. Day Activator should be reapplied after prolonged sun exposure.

Ingredients: Day Activator: Deionized Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Lycium Barbarum‡ Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil And Shea Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Squalane, Dimethicone, Benzoic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Oleifera Extract, Chamomilla Recutita† (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium PCA, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Algae Extract and Mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) Extract, Plankton Extract, Micrococcus Lysate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Lecithin, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Santalum Album† (Sandalwood) Oil, and Boswellia Carteri† (Frankincense) Oil

Night Reconstructor

Night Reconstructor is a powerful night recovery moisturizer that contains the unique endonuclease enzyme. This medium-bodied, water-based face and neck cream contains enhanced moisturizers for maximum hydration. Retail: $76.97  Wholesale: $58.50

How to Use: Apply in the evening after cleansing and toning. Using fingertips massage a generous amount (2 to 4 pumps) of Night Reconstructor over face and neck regions as needed. Suitable for all skin types.

Ingredients: Deionized water, pentylene glycol, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, betaine, lycium barbarium‡ seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, meadowfoam seed oil and shea butter, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, phenoxyethanol, chlorphensin, xanthan gum, sodium stearoyl lactylate, carbomer, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocopheryl acetate, polysorbate 20, squalane, dimethicone, benzoic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, sodium hyaluronate, camellia oleifera extract, chamomile recutita (matricaria)† oil, retinyl palmitate, sodium pca, chlorella vulgaris extract, algae extract and mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) extract, micrococcus lysate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, pamitoyl tetrapeptide-3, lecithin, grape (vitis vinifera) seed extract, santalum album (sandalwood)† oil, and boswellia carteri (frankincense)† oil. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oil ‡NingXia wolfberry

 

Step Five: Sheerlumé Brightening Cream

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Illuminate your complexion with Sheerlumé Brightening Cream—an advanced formula powered by a proprietary blend of Young Living’s pure essential oils. Combined with sophisticated, plant-based ingredients, Sheerlumé will visibly brighten and balance your skin tone. Use morning and night to unveil a radiant, flawless-looking complexion.  Retail: $98.36  Wholesale: $74.75

How to Use: Apply a thin layer of Sheerlumé™ on clean skin—face, neck, or hands. For best results, use morning andnight either alone or under your favorite Young Living® moisturizing cream. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Coconut alkanes, Caprylic/capric triglycerides, Glyceryl stearate SE, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) root extract, Sodium stearoyl lactylate, Hydrocotyl (Centella asiatica) extract, Theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, Physalis angulata extract, Batyl alcohol, Alcohol denat., Cococaprylate/caprate, Plumeria acutifolia flower extract, Sodium PCA, Limnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) seed oil, Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract, Lilium candidum leaf cell extract, Sodium citrate, Lonicera caprifolium (Honeysuckle) flower extract, Citric Acid, Malva sylvestris (Mallow) extract, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) leaf extract, Primula veris extract, Alchemilla vulgaris extract, Veronica officinalis extract, Melissa officinalis extract, Achillea millefolium extract, Lonicera japonica (Honeysuckle) extract, Sodium phytate, Tocopherol, Vetiveria zizanoides† (Vetiver) root oil, Callitris intratropica† (Blue cypress) wood oil, Artemisia pallens† (Davana) flower oil, Santalum paniculatum† (Royal Hawaiian sandalwood) wood oil, Eugenia caryophyllus† (Clove) bud oil, Jasminum officinale (Jasmine) flower extract, Daucus carota sativa† (Carrot) seed oil, Mentha spicata† (Spearmint) leaf/stem extract, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Boswellia sacra† (Sacred frankincense) oil, Melissa officinalis† (Melissa) leaf oil, Tanacetum vulgare† (Idaho tansy) extract †100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil †100% pure absolute

 

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*If you are signed up for Essential Rewards you can get the ART Essential Rewards Kit for $125 wholesale!  This is a savings of $48.75 Wholesale and a savings of $103.61 Retail!!!

“By combining the timeless knowledge of essential oils with the latest skin care technology, Young Living has produced a system that will revolutionize the industry and provide extraordinary results.  Our passion for purity, quality, and integrity guarantees your skin will benefit from the very best.”

– Mary Young, Executive Vice President

 

I would love to help you get started click here.

Staying Healthy

Using Young Living Essential Oils daily is a great way to prevent picking up that nasty cold or cough that you were exposed to standing in line at the grocery store.  Using them daily will keep your immune system healthy and happy.

An Oil A Day Keeps the Dr. Away!

If you are interested in getting started click here.

The BEST most ECONOMICAL cleaner EVER!

This post will forever change you!  Well, maybe the way you clean your house…

My friend Catherine and I want to share our love for Thieves Cleaner!

Thieves Cleaner

Thieves cleaner is a green, ecologically friendly, plant-based cleaner containing Thieves and lemon Young Living quality essential oils.  Safe for use around children and pets.  It is perfect for cleaning practically everything in your house.

We have both thrown out all other cleaners and use Thieves for everything.  EVERYTHING!  From fruit to our toilets…  You simply buy empty spray bottles from the dollar store or home improvement store and follow the chart on the bottle for diluting.  Add water!  I have a spray bottle in my kitchen and each bathroom.

cleaning products

We will also share other natural ways to replace things like room spray, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, hand sanitizer, throat spray, goo gone, etc.

Do you know the story behind Thieves?

The oils or herbs were used by thieves who robbed the dead and dying during the plague of the 15th century and who never contracted the disease. The Young Living Thieves cleaner is patterned after this formula that offered protection during a time when 50 percent of Europe perished from the plague.

Thieves is a Young Living essential oil blend. What are the five oils used in Thieves? (Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Rosemary, Lemon, Eucalyptus (E. radiate))

Thieves essential oil blend was found to have a 99.6% kill rate against airborne germs!

 

Here are a couple testimonies.  So you can see we are not alone!

Thieves cleaner

“The Thieves Household cleaner has been absolutely wonderful.  I’ve had it since March and it’s not even 1/2 gone.  I literally use it for EVERYTHING, from cleaning the kitchen floors to washing produce!  I love that it’s all natural, chemical free and won’t be harmful to my family.  Not to mention it smells amazing!”  -Julia T.

 

and another…

Thieves scrub

 
CARPETS
thieves carpet cleaner
In the past we have spent a lot of money on having our carpets professionally cleaned.  It is a hassle, they use chemicals and we can’t walk on our carpets for a day.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!  My hubby found a great deal on a Hoover carpet cleaner and decided it was worth it to try so that we could clean our carpets ourselves.  We put thieves cleaner in the top, where it says to put solution and we were amazed at how well our carpets came clean and how good the house smells after.  NO CHEMICALS!
Another great thing about this cleaner is that it affordable!!!  It is so concentrated, you only use one capful per spray bottle.  So, it lasts for-ev-er!!!
Did I mention it was safe for to use with children and pets?!?!  My daughter threw up all over my car and herself and as soon as I pulled in the driveway, I ran inside and grabbed my thieves spray bottle.  I sprayed it all over her, her chair, the car, the carpet…every nook and cranny!  It got rid of the smell and any sign that anyone has ever thrown up in it.  This is huge, because I probably would have had to get a new car if not (wink)!
Since it is safe for Children and Pets…I love to mop my kitchen floor with it.  I don’t have to worry about the dog licking it or the kids walking around barefoot on it.
Thieves Hand Sanitizer
thieves the germ killer label
hand sanitizer recipe hand sanitizer ingredients
Natural Room Spray, say goodbye to Febreeze and Lysol that are laden with chemicals that are not safe for us!
DIY Room Spray
Purification will kill odors, not just mask them.  It also kills fungus and mold!!!
detergents
You can also apply to stains or as presoak to get rid of bad smells or urine.
Follow our Clean Your Home pinterest board here.

How to be a Teachers Pet

Check Yo Self…

check yo self

Ha!  I kid, I kid.  This post is about attitudes.  We all have them!  Sometimes our children’s attitudes are a reflection of our own.  Ouch!

I want to tackle those morning attitudes before they even start so they can be ready for a great school year.  We will use Young Living Oils to help in any way they can.

Back to School Bash

Being organized and prepared is a key player in my happiness so I’m planning it out. Read this to get some ideas of what you need to have on your essential oil supply list.

My Plan of Action:

Night before –

*Take our vitamins (Super C, OmegaGize – Fish oil, MultiGreens, InnerDefense, Longevity, Life 5)

*Fill the kitchen diffuser the night before with a happy blend of Orange, Ylang Ylang & Lavender and have it ready to turn on as soon as I wake up to let the dog out.  This is usually before the kids are awake.

Ylang Ylang, Orange, Lavender

*Fill the USB orb diffuser with water for the car ride to school.  I’ll let them take turns picking which oil to use on the way to school.

*Have lunches and water bottles filled.

Morning –

*Apply peppermint to wake up.  Drink my MindWise, Ningxia Red with Lemon oil and have my quiet time! (check out Jesus Calling if you want to start a quiet time and don’t know where to start)

*Fill the upstairs diffuser with Citrus Fresh, Peppermint or my favorite diffusing blend of Lime, Lemon Myrtle and Peppermint.

*Wake up the kids.

*Everyone get ready.

*Eat breakfast or drink smoothie!

*Apply Thieves to the bottom of all of our feet.  Put shoes on and go.

KidScents

KidScents Kit

I can’t say enough good things about the new KidScents Kit!

It comes with:

GeneYus – used for focus, attention, recalling information, staying on task

Bite Buster – used for insect bites, rashes, soothing skin irritations

TummyGize – used for nausea, indigestion, diarrhea, tummy aches

Owie – used for cuts, scrapes, bruises, bumps, sores

SniffleEase – used for runny noses, congestion, coughs, colds

SleepyIze – used for relaxation, calming, deep restful sleep

These oils are already diluted for kids and it comes with 2 roller balls.  You can decide which ones you want to put it on.

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Back to School EO’s

Have you started your Back to School shopping?  I love new School Supplies.

Don’t forget to add Essential Oils to the supply list for a healthy, happy school year!

Quick Testimony: This past school year my kids did not miss school for being sick.  Instead we took 2 days off to go to Disney World.  This is huge!!!  The year before my son missed so much school we got one of those nasty letters telling us he couldn’t miss anymore.  He was sooooo sick, multiple times.  This is why I am passionate about sharing Young Living Essential Oils with others.  They have been such a huge change in our family wellness.

Back to School EO's

Back to School with Essential Oils

YLEO Supply List:

Lemon – Drink it in water, diffuse it during homework or study time for concentration, apply for sore throats, apply to help retain information

Thieves – apply daily to the spine or bottom of feet to boost immune system, add to a spoonful of honey or add to warm organic apple juice for a sore throat (we used thieves instead of getting flu shots this past year!)

Thieves Hand Purifier – equip each backpack with one, teach your children to apply before eating, after playtime, after coughing/sneezing/going to the bathroom…

Peppermint – get the kids energized in the morning by letting them sniff peppermint, apply for body temperature balancing/headaches/stomach aches

Peace & Calming – apply to ease back to school anxiousness and nervousness, apply on testing days, apply to a leather bracelet that they can wear all day long

Lavender – diffuse or mist on pillow to help get a good night sleep, apply to calm anxiousness and nervousness, apply to the sinuses when sneezy or stuffy

Purification – apply to a cotton ball and insert in smelly gym bag or shoes, apply to bug bites, diffuse throughout the house to keep the house smelling clean and fresh, make a room spray for each bathroom

Deep Relief – apply to sore muscles or injuries

Valor – apply for focus and confidence, apply on testing days

Melaluca A – add to shampoos to keep lice away

Vetiver – apply for ADD/ADHD challenges

_Ditch the Drugstore

Just like we can buy a kit of school supplies…I also have a kit of essential oils for you.  Click here to get started.

In the wholesale Premium Starter Kit you will receive a diffuser, 11 oils, sample sachets that your children can carry in their backpack, samples of our amazing antioxidant drink…NingXia Red, and a roller ball that you can add to the top of one of your oils.

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If you would like to purchase them one at a time as a retail customer, you can do that as well!  Click here.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Let me just say these cookies are going to ROCK YOUR WORLD!!!

I saw a recipe for peanut butter cookies and thought I would make some substitutions and see how they turned out and they far exceeded my expectations.  These cookies are no dairy and I have used Young Living Einkorn flour mix in place of regular flour.  Young Living Einkorn Pancake and Waffle mix combines ancient einkorn wheat with a variety of nutritious, low-gluten grains and ground legumes. It offers a deliciously unique, earthy flavor and serves as an excellent base for many different baking recipes. It was also one of the best-selling new products released at YL Convention!  You can find my crepes here.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup cookie butter (mine is Biscoff from Costco)
1/2 cup coconut oil, softened (like butter; not hard and not runny or melted)
1 cup light brown sugar, (coconut crystals, your choice of sweetener)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (yes tablespoon, not teaspoon)
1  1/4 cups Einkorn flour mix
2 teaspoons corn starch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine cookie butter, coconut oil, egg, sugar and mix to cream until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Note – Coconut oil should be the consistency of soft butter like you’d use to cream with sugar and eggs in traditional cookies. If coconut oil is rock hard, microwave it in a small bowl for 5 to 10 seconds or just until it begins to soften. If coconut oil is runny or melted, place it in the freezer momentarily until it firms up. A tiny amount of runniness is fine; it’s an oil and that happens. But do not use melted or purely liquid coconut oil because you can’t effectively cream a liquid; it would be like trying to cream liquid butter.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the vanilla and mix to incorporate, about 1 minute.
  3. Add 1 cup flour, corn starch, baking soda, optional salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute. If your dough seems quite wet, sloppy, or isn’t combining, add up to another one-quarter cup flour, one tablespoon at a time, for a total of 1 1/4 cups. The dough shouldn’t be sticky or tacky, and a little loose and oily is preferred to dry and crumbly. It should have a Play-Doh like consistency, and if pinched and squished, it’ll stick together and to itself, but not to your hands. Over-flouring the dough will cause the cookies to be dry.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, form mounds that are 2 heaping tablespoons in size; or divide dough into approximately 18 equal-sized pieces. Place dough mounds on a large plate, and slightly flatten each mound. Get the dough mounds in the exact shape you want to bake them in because after chilling, flattening or re-shaping the dough is difficult. Cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours; up to 5 days. Do not bake these cookies with dough that has not been properly chilled because they will spread.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place dough on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes before moving. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Alternatively, unbaked dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Einkorn Cookie Butter Cookies

Special Promotions for July

Young Living Convention has left me feeling generous…

Anyone new that signs up for a Premium Starter Kit this month will be entered in a drawing for a cute oil bag from North Texas Excess Baggage Company.  They will also receive a FREE reference guide book.  If you are ready click here!

If you sign up for Essential Rewards and order 3 consecutive months on ER you will be entered in a giveaway for  a Brand New USB Orb Diffuser and a 15ml bottle of Citrus Fresh.  If you want more info on Essential Rewards email me: peacejoyandoil@gmail.com.

Premium Starter Kit

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New Sign-ups will be entered in a drawing for this bag:

North Texas Excess Baggage Co

3 Consecutive Months on Essential Rewards, you will be entered in a drawing for these:

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Morning Routine

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My morning routine used to be coffee, but I have traded that in for NingXia Red, MindWise and a Super C.  When I’m dragging I add a NingXia Nitro.  I have noticed that this last longer and gives me clarity that I need for the day.  When my allergies flair up I add a second NingXia Red later in the day.  I also love to add oils to this!  This is where it gets fun.  I feel like a bar tender of essential oils!

MindWise is a new product that was introduced at Young Living Convention and I am very excited about the lives that will be helped with this.  It even tastes good!

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Description (from website): MindWise™ combines exotic sacha inchi nut oil with a proprietary MindWise oil blend for a unique, normal brain function-supporting supplement.* Harvested from the Peruvian Amazon, sacha inchi nuts are cold pressed to create a vegetarian oil with a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids and an unmatched percentage of desirable omega-3 fatty acids (α-Linolenic acid). Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and pure essential oils are added to complete the MindWise oil blend.
The proprietary Memory blend features ALCAR, GPC, and bio-identical CoQ10, ingredients that have been studied for their beneficial health properties. Generous amounts of vitamin D3 and a unique delivery method create a premium supplement that supports normal memory function and overall cognitive health.*.