Do you have any idea how many essential oils you are inadvertently taking into your body?
Do you brush your teeth, chew gum or suck on breath mints?
Do you drink Earl Grey tea? Have you ever used Vick’s Vapor Rub?
These most likely are not the quality of Young Living but are a good example of how we are ingesting essential oils every day!
Well, here goes, a brief description of my day. At 6.a.m., I arise and brush my teeth with THIEVES Dentrarome Plus tooth paste and swish my mouth with some THIEVES mouth wash. I know there is no sugar, synthetic chemicals or colors, sodium fluoride, or sodium lauryl sulfate in this tooth paste to compromise the uptake of iodine in my thyroid. Do you know that stuff is toxic. I have a friend from childhood who used to eat tooth paste and today she has a very compromised thyroid system. Check out the poison label on all commercial tooth paste, it even goes so far as to tell children not to use more than a pea size on their tooth brush. My safe dental products contain the essential oils of cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus radiata, lemon, rosemary and thyme. This is powerful immune support and did you know that cinnamon is a great oil for hypoglycemia, blood sugar problems, and candida. (Having had candida as a health crisis, I know my blood sugar requires vigilance).
After exercising, I proceed to shower and wash my hair with my favorite Lavender shampoo which contains: Lavender, Jasmine, Clary Sage, and Lemon essential oils, extracts of rosemary, fennel, sage, and nettles, grapeseed extract, Vitamins A,C,E, and B-5, niacin, inositol etc. This is a great way to get my pro-vitamins into my scalp. While this shampoo is left on my scalp to penetrate, I proceed to wash with my Lemon/Sandalwood soap. The lemon helps promote leukocyte formation and helps brighten a pale, dull complexion by removing the dead skin cells. The Sandalwood oil helps strengthen the lymphatic system and revitalizes the skin . I now rinse everything off feeling refreshed.
I build my water bottle for the day with 2 droppers of Mineral Essence and one oz. of NingXia Red infusion. Mineral Essence contains over 60 trace minerals blended with Royal Jelly and the essential oils of Cinnamon Bark, a powerful purifier and oxygenator, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. Peppermint oil aids the digestion and stimulates my brain, and the lemon oil promotes leukocyte formation and helps dissolve cholesterol and fats. These two droppers of Mineral Essence contain 125% of daily magnesium requirement, 10% potassium, plus all the trace minerals that may not be obtainable from the food chain grown on over fertilized, thus chemical laden land. I find this water is greatly energizing and invigorating.
And now for the 2 Omega Blue capsules I take containing the oils of lemongrass, myrrh, clove and German chamomile along with a pure fish oil that is free of heavy metal (mercury and lead), PCB and dioxin free.
Did you know that our dietary intake of omega-3 oils has fallen 80% in the last 80 years. More and more of our diets are filled with omega-6 oils, especially the chemically altered “partially hydrogenated,” deadly trans fats.
WHY ARE OMEGA-3s SO IMPORTANT?
The benefits listed from taking omega oils are simply spectacular. Omega-3 oils have been scientifically shown to:
· Reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and senility.
· Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease including an 81% reduced risk for sudden death in undiagnosed heart disease.
· Ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
· Reduce adult hypertension and prevent high blood pressure in children.
· Reduce symptoms of Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel diseases.
· Improved brain health, they also lessen the effects of depression, bipolar disorder and ADHD.
· Prevent insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Whether I take a scoop of Balance Complete or a Wolfberry Bar, I am taking in valuable nutrition and the essential oils internally once again. I like the blood sugar balancing effects I feel with these high-protein vitamin rich meal replacements containing a large spectrum of vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids.
As we age, we have fewer enzymes and this is one cause of aging and digestive disturbance. I choose to supplement my protein meals with 2 Essentialzymes to insure proper enzyme balance. Besides the betaine, pancrelipase, pancreatin, bromelain, and trypsin, I am also digesting essential oils of tarragon to reduce flatulence and sluggish digestion. Anise will help calm and strengthen the digestion system, fennel helps to break up fluids and toxins, peppermint for its soothing effects and lastly clove oil, which is anti-infectious, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic. Essentialzyme leaves me with a happy gut and many natural antioxidants. I have just given my body an “essential edge” by supplying it with essential nutrients and natural antioxidants for today’s stressful and polluted world. All this before I use one essential oil externally like the Joy or Harmony I choose to wear as perfume, or EndoFlex blend for stimulating my endrocrine system and mind.
For 12 years, I have been educating people on the essential oils and their benefits, but now, I feel compelled to show others how to attain great health with healthy essential oil products.
These are products I have been using for years, but rarely have a chance to share in a class setting.
Let’s share these fine healthy products with others.
Any questions please call Karen Balistreri 262-236-0085
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Download the free Shoppers Guide to Pesticides outlining which fruits and veggies are “dirty” as well as which conventional varieties are ok to consume.
You are probably aware of Government subsidies on various items including agriculture. While the reason for subsidies on a product may be innocent, the effects can be deadly. Subsidies on corn are a good example.
Subsidies on corn exist for the same reason as any other food. Our government feels that increased production will benefit the country. The problem is that good intentioned or not, these subsidies can affect our health in an incredibly negative way.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of healing that is suitable for virtually everyone. It focuses on the individual, concentrating on treating specific physical and emotional symptoms to give long-lasting benefits.
The therapy is based on the theory of treating “like with like”. Homeopathic remedies are diluted natural substances that, if given to a healthy person, would produce the symptoms that the medicine is recommended for relieving. In an assessment, homeopaths will take into account a full range of physical, emotional and lifestyle factors in order to prescribe the right medicine(s).
Homeopathy is a complementary therapy.
Homeopathy has been widely used throughout the world for more than 200 years. In 2000, the House of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology cited homeopathy as one of the five group one therapies, having “an individual diagnostic approach” along with osteopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine and acupuncture(1). Homeopathy can be safely used alongside most conventional medicines.
How long has Homeopathy been used?
Homeopathy has been used in the UK for over two hundred years, but has an honorable tradition dating back to ancient Greece. It was Samuel Hahnemann, a brilliant doctor working in 1796 who developed the scientific and philosophical foundations of this gentler way of healing. These scientific principles form the basis of successful homeopathic practice today.
Are homeopathic remedies safe?
Homeopathic remedies are a unique, poetized energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected (after the 12c potency).
They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. With homeopathy there is no danger of addiction or toxicity(2).
If they are so dilute, how can they work?
After each dilution the mixture is vigorously agitated in a machine that delivers a calibrated amount of shaking. This is called succussion. It is thought that this process imprints the healing energy of the medicinal substance throughout the body of water (the diluent) as if a message is passed on. The message contains the healing energy. Even in ultra-molecular dilutions, information specific to the original dissolved substance remains and can be detected(3). We at Rejuvenation Institute of Natural Health believe that these are a natural, powerful and effective way to bring the body back into homeostasis resulting in improved health.
The Society of Homeopaths
(1) House of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology. ‘Complementary & Alternative Medicine.’ Session 1999-2000, 6th Report. The Stationery Office, 2000
(2) Dantas F, Rampes H. Do homeopathic medicines provoke adverse effects? A systematic review. Br Hom J 2000;89,p.35-8
(3) Belon P, Cumps J, Ennis M, et al. Histamine dilutions modulate basophil activation, Inflammation Research 2004: 53; 181-188
For many people, being constantly stressed has become an ordinary way of life. Between pursuing a career, raising kids, maintaining relationships, and trying to squeeze in some time for fun, day-to-day life is often so hectic that it is easy not to notice how exhausted and overworked you are, or to brush off these feelings as unimportant. However, many leading causes of death, from heart disease to cancer, have been linked to high stress levels. Reducing stress in your daily life is not just a nice idea, it is vital for your health and your quality of life.
So how can you conquer stress? The first step is to know your enemy – educate yourself about causes and symptoms of stress, and how to deal with them. In their bestselling new book, So Stressed, doctors Stephanie McClellan and Beth Hamilton outline the four major general stress types and some possible ways to greatly reduce it. While the information is primarily focused toward women, we feel that this is a pretty good start for anyone interested in classifying and dealing with stress.
The first type they mention are “Hyperdrive Stressors”, characterized by constant anxiety and feeling “on-edge”. Symptoms of this type of stress typically include nail-biting, teeth-grinding and headaches. Other individuals are the “Fried and Frazzled” type. While they may have a calm demeanor, they are highly sensitive to stress and usually experience chronic fatigue, muscle tension and physical pain when dealing with stressful situations. The third group are the “Dash and Crash Stressers”. These individuals thrive in stressful situations, handling them with energy and effectiveness. This productivity, however, is ultimately followed by a feeling of total burnout,even causing individuals to sleep for days. Finally, some people are “Detached Stressers”, characterized by feelings of detachment, low energy, a sense of helplessness, poor digestion and dizziness.
By now, I’m sure you have begun to think about which of these types best describes how you feel on a day to day basis. Once your have identified which type of “stresser” you are, it is time to take action toward eliminating it. Doctors McClellan and Hamilton offer some very practical tips for improving your response to stress and reducing your particular symptoms. If you are a “Hyperdrive Stresser” for example, rigorous exercise (preferably in the morning) will use up the anxious energy that body is mobilizing. “Fried and Frazzled” people should focus on implementing an anti-inflamatory diet such as the Mediterranean diet, pilates style exercise, walnuts and dark chocolate. “Detached” is the rarest and most extreme of the four categories. People that are experiencing it feel alone, are at risk for ulcerative colitis and experience lots of intestinal cramping. These individuals need to learn to connect the pain (physical and emotional) with what is going on in their lives.
This information is from the book entitled So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women, written by Dr Stephanie McClellan and Dr. Beth Hamilton. Their years of clinical experience and review of scientific studies have led them to the startling conclusion that the root cause of many physical and emotional problems they see in their patients is stress. So Stressed provides you with a thorough and detailed stress-reduction plan tailored to your specific needs. This will also deepen your understanding of the profound connections between stress and physical well-being, and shares inspiring stories of women who have radically improved their lives by changing how they deal with stress.
If you are interested in more information, check out Stephanie McClellan’s book “So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief for Women”.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a white crystalline compound (powder) that is added to food and beverages to enhance the flavor. MSG is most famous in the United States for its widespread use in Chinese Restaurants. As it has gained poor publicity in recent years however, some restaurants have stopped using it and even post “NO MSG” signs in their windows. It can also be found, usually listed by its full name monosodium glutamate, in many foods that people consume every day including chips and snacks, especially with orange color or cheese flavor, soup broths (i.e. boullion, stock etc.), cookies, sauces (e.g. soy sauce), lunch meats, seasonings and almost any other heavily processed foods.
MSG is a food additive that is considered an excitotoxin, which is defined by Biology-Online.org as a “class of substances that damage neurons through paroxysmal overactivity. They are toxins that bind to certain receptors (e.g., certain glutamate receptors) and may cause neuronal cell death.” Glutamate has been found in various instances to destroy neurons and even cause seizure activity. This also may begin to affect nerve impulses stimulating the pancreas to secrete excess insulin. Other adverse reactions which are more common include dizziness, headache, racing heart, nausea and sweating.
Other substances that may be related to, substituted for or react similarily to MSG are listed below.
- Autolyzed yeast
- Barley Malt
- Calcium caseinate
- Enzyme-modified substances
- Glutamic acid
- Hydrolyzed corn gluten
- Any hydrolyzed protein
- Malt Extract
- Malt flavoring
- Monopotassium glutamate
- Natrium glutamate
- “Natural flavors” and flavorings
- Protein-fortified substances
- Sodium caseinate
- Sodium glutamate
- Soy protein
- Soy protein isolate or concentrate
- Soy sauce extract
- Textured protein
- Vegetable gum
- Whey protein
- Yeast extract
- Yeast food
- Yeast nutrient
There are many opportunities to ingest toxic chemicals in our modern society. As a result, the simple solution is just to prepare your own foods at home using natural and organic ingredients. Many have heard us preach and 80/20 rule for eating in which you eat really well 80 percent of the time so that you can allow yourself 20% cusion for when you are out or cannot cook. Of course it would be ideal to eat healthy all the time, but do your best and you will be doing yourself a service. For more information on this you can check out our series of articles on Organic Eating.
You can also check out Russell Blaylock’s book “Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills”