Let’s take the FEAR out of FEVERS

Today was going to be a post on misconceptions and bullies with regard to recovering children from Autism, but instead some real life stuff happened recently and it is on my heart to share. The other post shall have to wait.

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About a year ago I finally released my fear and timidity of natural medicine, but it was a very long journey. Reversing something I have known my whole life is a very BIG change. When our boys were first diagnosed with Autism and we ventured into more “natural” means it was definitely foreign. For two years big brother was sick a lot; his entire system was wrecked and far from a state of homeostasis. I can distinctly remember a period of 6 months where we spent 3 nights a week in the emergency room receiving breathing treatments and steroid inhalers. There was a “fear” instilled in me each time we visited urgent care, the hospital or the pediatricians office. Fear that if I did not start dosing toxic synthetics into my son he would surely never get better. I didn’t question or research, but I should have. We would have saved ourselves a lot of time, money and emotional distress given even a basic knowledge of God’s intelligent design. Since then, I have come to know one very important fact:

Medicine is not Healthcare – Nutritious food and plants are Healthcare.

Medicine is sickcare. Let’s all get this straight for a change.

Present day finds me extremely confident in treating my children at home with the most effective natural medicine available. I had to put on a different set of lenses to see our bodies for what they are; immaculately made with complete precision by our Creator. He does not make mistakes, and the inner defenses he established and our bodies response to illness portray it.

I want to specifically target fevers because it is completely misunderstood and treatment is totally “fear” based. Here was our recent experience:IMG_9064

 

Baby girl (23 months) woke up perfectly fine but was harboring a residual dry cough that we had been treating with thyme, lavender and lemon. She ate normal, acted energetic and then around 10 am became listless, with watery eyes and a fever of about 102.

The “old self” would have reached for the Tylenol or even rushed to urgent care for fear that it might be a serious infection. The old self would have been given a prescription for antibiotics or maybe at the very least a large dose of a synthetic fever reducer. Anxiousness and feeling overwhelmed by the thought of “what if it gets worse” would have set in. I would have been chained to my bottle of fever reducer all while destroying my child’s liver and enzymatic system.

Letting go of the craziness is hard and takes a lot of patience, but it can be done and I assure you the outcome gleans more permanent and positive results than modern medicine ever will.

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What I have learned

Fevers are one of the most powerful healing responses we have and an indication that the human body is fighting an infectious disease. Reducing fever is best accomplished by using anti-inflammatory essential oils internally or topically, taking detoxifying baths and just letting go…our body knows exactly what to do.

How did fever come to be seen as so dangerous a condition that we put our child’s well being at risk in order to suppress the temperature?

The Fevers function is to stimulate an immune response and create an environment that is inhospitable to invading organisms. Basically, turn the temperature up to kill invaders. The hypothalamus then kicks in when it gets signals from different lines of defense that are being overwhelmed. It is the hypothalamus that determines what is sufficient to protect our bodies from those bugs.

The Benefits of Fever

  • More antibodies — cells trained to specifically attack the exact type of invader that your body is presently suffering from — produced more specific to that bug than any pharmaceutical.
  • More white blood cells (the good guys) produced, circulating, mobilizing and armed to fight off the invading bugs specific to the general category of invader.
  • More interferon produced (another immune system good guy, which blocks spread of viruses to healthy cells).
  • Walling off of iron, which bacteria feed on.

Increased temperature, which directly kills microbes. (Most bacteria and viruses actually grow better at temperatures lower than the human body, which is why they like our cool noses in the winter.) Parents, it’s not your kids begging for fever-reducing drugs; it’s the germs.

Listen up! In order for a fever to efficiently kill invading microbes, the temperature usually needs to reach 102.7. When we artificially reduce that temperature to oh…let’s say 99 (which is exactly what synthetics do) you have now created a perfect little petri dish in the body allowing the invaders to flourish. Why does it not surprise us when an illnesses lasts much longer than needed? You know that co-worker or friends child who was sick for 3 months straight? Probably used synthetics to suppress and push all of those invaders right back in. Meanwhile, our “intelligent” system is working overtime to flush it out. A struggle that will never be broken until you decide to put a halt to it.

Simply put – The body was tricked! It was never able to do what God created.

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Treating Fever the Naturopathic Way

Naturopathic treatment is to support a fever, unless it rises too high or too quickly. A fever of 102 degrees F to 103 degrees F is considered the optimal defense against microbes. Temperatures like these also heal the body most effectively. Supporting a fever means to work with it, not against it. For example, one effect of fever is to slow down peristalsis, which is movement of food through the gut. We should eat less and drink more water when treating a fever and homemade bone broth is a perfect nutrient have on hand.

Our Protocol

Ok, let’s get back to baby girls quick recovery. After she tried to nap but woke within 1 hour and a temp of 102, also pretty unhappy, I quickly popped her in a baking soda bath with lemon and lavender essential oil. This was our first line of defense to help push her body in the direction of healing. The baking soda and lemon pulled out the virus faster and the lavender calmed her nervous system and squelched her “fever shakes” immediately. Of course not knowing the root cause of her illness I chose lemon and lavender because they correct almost any issue. Natural medicine is about listening to our bodies and making the choice to use something that will be powerful enough to self-correct while never result in side effects.

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Seriously these bugs didn’t stand a chance.

After our long amazingly blissful bath (insert sarcasm here) I rubbed peppermint and lavender on her back and the bottom of her feet, gently nudging her body in the right direction it needed to go. Peppermint is critically important for any home medicine cabinet, from vomiting to nauseousness to a fever, it does it all!

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We kept this up for about two hours and then supported her immune system with the application of thieves on the bottom of her feet and internally 1 drop with raw manuka honey (another great natural immune booster). The fever was 100 by then, and gradually decreasing even more. Bye bye little microbes!

Baby girl was eating dinner and sleeping soundly with no fever, cough or sign of a cold by lights out. We will continue to apply thieves, lemon and lavender tomorrow to ensure we prop her immune system up well.

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Playing with brother. All better.

Relaaaaax and let it go!

If you are still under the impression that having a fever or 100 or 101 degrees Fahrenheit is an indication of a dangerous situation, relax! It’s not!

Unfortunately, most parents end up giving their child potentially toxic doses of fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen when, in reality, their child’s temperature is ideal for accomplishing healing. Worse yet, there are parents who administer aspirin at the first sign of fever, which actually poses a far greater health risk than any fever could, as aspirin may cause Reye’s Disease, which can be lethal.

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, NIV).

Let’s Re-cap: 

It’s important to realize that fever is your body’s backup defense mechanism when your primary ones – mainly your immune system — fail. Your first line of defense is your macrophages, which gobble up any invading microbes.

We all know that it is far easier to prevent an illness than to treat it. This involves building up and keeping the immune system functioning strong before an illness gets the chance to invade our immune system, we do this strictly with essential oils, completely streamlining our “natural” medicine cabinet. 

Did you know that there is growing evidence to support a Vitamin D deficiency is really the cause of the common cold? So get some more STAT and be sure it is not GMO or derived from soy. I love this brand HERE.

Confidence in the gifts God gave us

I can remember like it was yesterday the absolute fear and anxiety illness played in our home. There is nothing worse than feeling helpless when faced with a child struggling to catch their breath, or a high fever or vomiting and taking constant trips to the doctors office for recurring illness because it was never treated properly in the first place.

My faith in natural medicine can never be broken, and yes, I believe in “trauma” medicine, however, my husband and I witness its strength at work daily in our lives. It is very freeing, humbling and empowering all at the same time.

To read more about the effectiveness of essential oils read HERE

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Click here for circumstances that warrant a trip to the Emergency Room (trauma medicine)

The information on this blog is for educational purposes only and it is our life story. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. The essential oils described on this blog refer only to therapeutic grade essential oils. I only recommend Young Living essential oils. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

 

Recovering Autism Part 2: Embracing Natural medicine

To catch up, explore the foundation of our journey here – A Complete immunological Meltdown: Our story of beating Autism

We never thought it would happen to us, and there is not ONE parent on Earth that dreams of being the next in line. Unfortunately with the direction current statistics are headed they will. It breaks my heart. We put our faith and complete trust in Doctors to steer us away from harm and provide us the pros and cons of each decision that affect our health. The latin root of Doctor is “to teach” and that is precisely what they did so well as little as 50 years ago. They taught us how to treat illnesses at home, did not stop until they found the root cause and made good ‘ol house calls. Fast forward to today where we are “told” what to do, handed a prescription at nearly every visit and ridiculed if we mention the word…gasp…Natural!

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Thru our journey of recovering two boys from autism we naturally had every Doctor in “western” medicine turn their backs on us. When our son was suffering from massive digestive issues, it was considered “un-related” and he quickly handed us a drug to mask the symptoms. Then there were the ticks and seizure-like activity that never seemed to end. Nothing showed up on the MRI or sleep study but again we were given a drug to mask the condition.

We searched and searched, with God guiding our path every step of the way, and with each turn and bump he brought just the right Doctor or treatment into our lives. With absolute prayer and trust God gave us our boys back. We absorbed more information in just a few short months, than our entire lives put together. Below is just a part of that process and some of the topics we wrestled with, ultimately finding what we believe to be truth.

The Fallacies of the Vaccine “Triumph”

Do any of us really understand what living conditions were like as little as 100 years ago in this country? Or the Dark Ages when the Black Plague reduced the entire population by a third?

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This was a rear tenement in Wisconsin shared by numerous people with horses, pigs and cows in the same living area. Feces and urine was rampant because of no sanitation or sewage

By the mid-1800s, slums had become commonplace settlements in the western world. New York City had 100,000 slum dwellers living in 20,000 tenement buildings. They were in a crowded and vile predicament. Throughout these unsanitary slums, death was ever-present. Cholera, typhoid, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus, and other infectious diseases were never idle. But during this time, the seeds of change were sown and slowly took root. It was the beginning of the Sanitation Revolution. A new understanding that filth contributed to human illness had come to light. It was also known that poverty was often a result of such illness and not just the cause. Based on this awareness, projects for the supply of clean water and removal of human and other waste gradually began to be implemented. (Dissolving Illusions.com) And because of that infectious disease began to decline before the implementation of vaccines.

Let’s paint a little picture for ya.

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This water closet was shared by 14 people living in a one-room apartment in New York. This was typical of almost all living conditions at the turn of the century.

So let me get this straight, if I let my house look like this, never fed my children nutritious food, or gave them proper rest and never washed our hands with soap, then, yes we would have a whole host of diseases in our home! My child’s life-expectancy would dramatically decline as well because their body would have no strong immune function to fight the disease.

We DON’T live like that anymore. We have sanitation, sewage, fairly “clean” water minus brain toxifying fluoride, good food (try to ignore Monsanto) and trauma medicine.

This is exactly what I had to educate myself on in order to understand where most pediatricians are coming from. A lie. Parents are not getting the whole truth. When I declined the Chickenpox vaccine and asked my pediatrician why it would be so wrong to get this virus, his answer was “why would you want to do that and inconvenience you and your family?” Well sir, because then we would have 100% natural life-long immunity that I can also pass down to my children en-utero and they can then pass it too. That’s WHY.

And no, it would not be an inconvenience, because my child’s long-term permanent immunity is more important than short-term “convenience” that is riddled with possible debilitating side-effects.

If we can truly grasp how perfectly designed our bodies are by God, then filling it with synthetics and man-made substances is completely ignoring his intelligence. I admit medical statistics and research is not my gift so I rely on some very talented people, like this galto bring forth facts and figures. We make our decisions with a little thing called free-will; weighing the risks and rewards and ultimately choosing what aligns with our own beliefs and values. Having a Doctor force you into any decision strips you of your God-given right to choose.

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We had to Ditch the Scare Tactics

Despite many well-documented historical problems, polio and smallpox vaccines serve as the anchor for vaccination faith today. The subject stirs passion in those who believe their ancestors were affected by the dreaded virus or their children could be crippled by it today.

I was that average person. The new mom scared of stirring the pot and challenging my babes Doctor. As we moved down the path of autism recovery it was a no-brainer that I needed to take control of our own families health and build a comfort zone of how far I was willing to go outside the realm of allopathic medicine. Admittedly it was a slow process at first. For a person who perceived natural medicine as a bunch of hippie-chick-cuckoos, I was shackled to modern medicine and all the wonder drugs that it had to offer.

Fast-forward to multiple middle-of-the-night emergency room visits for breathing treatments, the pulmonary specialist who prescribed 3 separate steroid inhalers and casually told us to give our boy Allegra everyday for the rest of his life, the neurologist who said our boy would never be able to function in the real world and that pediatrician who injected my boy with 8 vaccines in one visit, it was all enough for me to completely abandon non-trauma western medicine.

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We had to fight to completely re-build this little guys immune system

I embraced it and religiously put into practice a natural regimen every.single.day.

  • We have not used Tylenol in over 3 years
  • We do not give our children any prescription meds and would only do so as a last resort (it felt pretty great to toss the breathing machine)
  • We have weathered strep throat, flu, whooping-cough, ear infections, pertussis, croup, eczema, digestive distress, heavy metal-toxicity and asthma (that was never present to begin with, but let me go ahead and give my son 3 steroid inhalers because a doc says to anyway right?) – ALL WITH NATURAL MEDICINE

We even live in the epicenter of the so-called measles outbreak. Everyone was “scared” and you cold feel the unease in the atmosphere during that time. We did not get the measles, nor did any of my friends, or their friends or even their friends. The population of Southern California is approximately 3.7 million and this is what happened:

“At least 21 cases of measles in Orange County, California so far this year, including 7 people who required hospitalization, in what the Orange County Health Department is calling the worst outbreak in 20 years. (2014)” With zero deaths.

Yes, you read it correct…21. Wow, that surely is a crazy outbreak. Hurry run and get your vaccine now. Calling this an outbreak is a complete fallacy and a dis-service to parents everywhere.

Why no deaths? Back to point #1, sanitation, sewage, clean water, nutrition, vitamins…

Of course this is not the case in third world countries, but rather than shoot up babies with a 10-in-1 vaccine let’s get ’em some clean water, a balanced diet and safe place to poop!

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I wish my colleagues who discourse so prolixly about the treatment of this disease would recognize that the grass in the fields, inconspicuous as it is, has a greater power to heal this disease than all their fancied wisdom and unsurpassed panaceas. – Dutch physician, Abraham Bogaert, 1711

Why we are not easily swayed into Modern Medicine

Quite simply we currently have a better understanding of how and why God created our systems to function, and the gifts of nature he gave us to treat illness. To see what we rely on in our arsenal of natural medicine read here. Does that mean we completely disregard modern medicine? No. It has its use, and for our family it rests solely in trauma and immediate life-saving interventions.

We have come full-circle from a devastating diagnosis to recovery, and without a doubt at least 75% rests solely on clearing my boys systems of toxic metals with natural medicine; the other percentage, a team of amazing therapists. Each day I witness their systems getting stronger, battling illness with ease and my fears have completely diminished. I am empowered as a Dr. Mom to treat my family with an amazingly powerful collection of safe and effective medicine

As a family we are confident in our health decisions, it may not be right for you and that is ok, we are all on our own journey. What we must NOT compromise on is allowing each person to choose their path without fear of persecution or bullying.

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Drugs vs. Oils

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Waving good bye to the Drug crazy train! Photo courtesy of Bachmanville Photography

If I had to choose ONE thing that has turned our family around there is no question it would be pure therapeutic grade essential oils. I know, I know…there she goes again talking about oils, is probably what your are thinking, but please read on. Along with the actual use of oils being impactful, second to that would be understanding the “why’s” behind how they work in our bodies.

Let me paint a picture for you. We have not used (nor even stored in our home) Tylenol, Advil, Inhalers, breathing treatments, steroid creams, antibiotics, or any medicine with a patent in over two years! The most amazing feeling was throwing out that breathing machine a year ago and we never looked back.

I did a lot of research to find the proper company that stands far above the rest, and then I simply had to take the plunge and put it into practice. It is a little scary to go from one extreme to another, to not reach for the tylenol when a fever starts, exercise patience before starting an antibiotic and having the confidence in myself to administer a natural remedy without running to the pediatricians office first. It is HARD, but the rewards are great! Seeing my kids now battle illness stronger and with a quicker recovery time. Watching as my husbands anxiety and inflammation has pretty much disappeared with zero medication and family members completely heal and discard their pharmaceuticals.

It takes understanding the Chemistry of Oils to really “get” why someone like me is so passionate about them.

by Dr. David Stewart, Ph.D.
The Chemistry of Essential Oils (below)

If you tell most medical doctors that essential oils bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. This is because in medical school, students are repeatedly told by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t then they can’t be effective.

When I was in medical school one professor emphasized this point in a colorful, graphic manner with specially prepared slides. In each slide specific drugs were depicted as evil looking demons or goblins. As he presented each picture, he explained, “Although ugly and capable of doing harm, these ‘demons’ are also the bearers of some good. So long as the benefits outweigh the risks, we use them,” he summarized. “We have no choice,” he continued, “because if a drug has no dangers, then it can have no benefits. That’s just the way it is. And that’s why it is essential that only qualified physicians be allowed to prescribe medicines,” he concluded.

Actually, the professor was telling the truth. Within the restricted practice of allopathy (MDs) the only real medicines are physician prescribed pharmaceuticals. Such medicines always do have negative side effects. All of them. No exceptions. Hence, doctors are trained to accept the bad with the good as the price of effective medicine.

The Danger is in the Drug Itself

The dangers of prescription drugs are intrinsic to the drugs themselves, not in how they are administered. No matter how careful the physician in prescribing and how compliant the patient in following doctor’s orders, even then deaths and damages occur. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 100,000 Americans die every year, not from illegal drugs, not from drug overdoses, not from over-the-counter drugs, and not from drug abuses, but from properly prescribed, properly taken prescriptions. In this country, more people die from doctor’s prescriptions every ten days than were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Why is this so? Why do allopathic drugs always have undesirable effects (along with their apparent benefits) while one can find healing with natural products, such as essential oils, with no undesirable effects? Here is why.

Why Companies Deliberately Sell Dangerous Products

It is illegal to patent any natural product. The way to big profits in the medicine industry is to create an unnatural substance that never before existed in nature, then patent it, and obtain a monopoly. Hence, the molecules of pharmaceutical drugs are all strange to the human body. In all the history of humankind, such molecules were never encountered or taken into any human body. Hence, the body does not easily metabolize them. God never made your body to accept and deal with these chemicals and antibiotics.

Non-toxic natural organic substances are usually easily eliminated by the body when their usefulness has run their course. Up to a point, your body can even deal with and eliminate natural toxic substances. But when your body receives a synthetic substance, even one that may seem benign or inert (like plastic), your body does not know how to metabolize and eliminate it. If sent to the liver to break it down into disposable compounds, the liver says, “Hey. What is this? I don’t know what to do with it. Here kidneys, you take it.” Then the kidneys react saying, “Hey liver, don’t send it to us. We don’t know what it is either. Send it to the pancreas. Maybe it will have an enzyme that can deal with it.” Then the pancreas objects, “Hey guys, what do you think you are doing? I don’t want this stuff. Dump it in the blood or the lymph or try the spleen. Maybe the spleen can filter this thing out or something.” Finally, the substance ends up in the long term waste holding area of the body (usually fat tissue, including the brain) where it can remain for years and even for a lifetime, perturbing normal body functions as long as it remains. That’s why you can find traces of prescription drugs in your body taken in childhood, decades ago.

On the other hand, natural molecules, such as those found in essential oils, are easily metabolized by the body. In fact, your body was created to handle them. When an essential oil molecule finds the receptor sites it was designed to fit and conveys its information to the cell, or participates in other therapeutic functions, it then goes on its way to the liver and the kidneys and moves out of the body. Its benefits have been conveyed and its job is complete.

By contrast, the unnatural molecules of man-made drugs attach themselves to various tissues, disrupting normal function for years while the body tries to figure out what to do with them. Meanwhile, they wreak mischief with our bodily functions and even our minds.

Who is in Control?

Another reason commercial drug companies don’t want to sell natural products is that they are not in complete control of their production. When you synthesize everything in a laboratory, you are in control. You can produce your medicines at will, in any quantity, whenever you choose. This way you can meet market demands as they materialize.

When you depend on nature to grow your product, God is in control. You are at the mercy of the seasons. You can only grow so much with a given year’s crop. If a year’s supply runs out before the next crop is ready for harvest, then you and your customers just have to wait. Meanwhile, you lose potential sales and profits.

Drug companies want to be totally in charge of producing their products. They don’t want God to be in charge. By omitting God from the manufacture of their medicines, they have omitted his healing power.

Drugs versus Oils

Drugs and oils work in opposite ways. Drugs toxify. Oils detoxify. Drugs clog and confuse receptor sites. Oils clean receptor sites.

Drugs depress the immune system. Oils strengthen the immune system. Antibiotics attack bacteria indiscriminately, killing both the good and the bad. Oils attack only the harmful bacteria, allowing our body’s friendly flora to flourish.

Drugs are one-dimensional, programmed like robots to carry out certain actions in the body, whether the body can benefit from them or not. When body conditions change, drugs keep on doing what they were doing, even when their actions are no longer beneficial.

Essential oils are multi-dimensional, filled with homeostatic intelligence to restore the body to a state of healthy balance. When body conditions change, oils adapt, raising or lowering blood pressure as needed, stimulating or repressing enzyme activity as needed, energizing or relaxing as needed. Oils are smart. Drugs are dumb.

Drugs are designed to send misinformation to cells or block certain receptor sites in order to trick the body into giving up symptoms. But drugs never deal with the actual causes of disease. They aren’t designed for that purpose. While they may give prompt relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms, because of their strange, unnatural design, they will always disrupt certain other bodily functions. Thus, you always have some side effects.

Oil molecules send information to cells and cleanse receptor sites so that they bring your body back to natural function. Oils are balancing to the body. Drugs are unbalancing to the body. Oils address the causes of disease at a cellular level by deleting misinformation and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly and in harmony with one another. With drugs, misinformation is fed into the cells so that some temporary relief may be obtained, but there is never any true healing. Drugs only trade one kind of disease for another.

Because essential oils properly applied always work toward the restoration of proper bodily function, they do not cause undesirable side effects. They are feeding the body with truth. Drugs feed the body with lies. While no amount of truth can contradict itself, it doesn’t take many lies before contradictions occur and the body suffers ill effects.

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Eighteen Doctors Speak Out

Not all physicians are caught up in the idea that the only good medicines are ones that can also be harmful. Here are some comments by physicians, themselves, on the practice of medicine.

“Every educated physician knows that most diseases are not appreciably helped by medicine.”
Richard C. Cabot, M.D. Professor Harvard School of Medicine; Author of Differential Diagnosis, The Art of Ministering to the Sick, and other books.

“The cause of most disease is in the poisonous drugs physicians superstitiously give in order to effect a cure.”
Charles E. Page, M.D.

“Medicines are of subordinate importance because of their very nature, they can only work symptomatically.”
Hans Kusche, M.D.

“The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.”
William Osler, M.D.

“If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity”
O.W. Holmes, M.D. American Poet, Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth College and Harvard University

“Drug medications consist in employing, as remedies for disease, those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs—in a word poisons. All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease when brought in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons.”
R.T. Trail, M.D. Author of The True Healing Art and other books. Quote from a lecture to members of Congress and the medical profession, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.

”Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition.”
Robert Henderson, M.D.

“The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning.”
Henry Lindlahr, M.D. Author of Diagnostic Methods, Nature Cure: Philosophy and Practice, Natural Therapeutics, and other books.

“Medicine is only palliative, for back of disease lies the cause, and this cause no drug can reach.”
Wier Mitchel, M.D.

“Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug – medicines more impurities are added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure.”
Elmer Lee, M.D. Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine.

“Our figures show approximately four and one half million hospital admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further, the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance, depending how long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug reactions.”
Milton Silverman, M.D. Professor of Pharmacology, University of California. Author, The Drugging of America, Prescription for Death, and other books.

“What hope is there for medical science to ever become a true science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is built around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can be expelled when the right drug is found?”
John H. Tilden, M.D. Author of Impaired Health, Etiology, Hygiemic, and Dietetic Treatment of Appendicitis, and other books and articles.

“We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs.”
Robert Mendelsohn, M.D. Chairman, Illinois State Medical Licensing Board, Author of Confessions of a Medical Heretic, How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, and other books.

“Why would a patient swallow a poison because he is ill, or take that which would make a well man sick.”
L.F. Kebler, M.D. Author of Technical Drug Studies, Medicated Soft Drinks, and other works.

“Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature’s protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time.”
Daniel. H. Kress, M.D. Author of The Cost to Society of Cigarettes: A Century of Analysis, Ulcers and Smoking, and other books.

“There are over 10 million adverse reactions yearly from FDA-approved over-the-counter and prescription drugs. We are not talking about mild nausea or headaches. Between 60,000 and 140,000 people die each year from adverse drug reactions. Each year, more Americans die after taking prescription drugs than died in the entire Vietnam war. Over half the drugs approved by the FDA since 1976 were later found to be much more toxic than previously thought. Several had to be removed from the market.”
Julian Whitaker, M.D. Author of Reversing Heart Disease, Guide to Natural Healing, The Heart Surgery Trap, and other books.

“There are significant efforts by insurance companies to exclude preventive health care and education and the use of natural, inexpensive remedies, while ignoring the benefits of nutrition. At the same time they pay huge medical claims to hospitals for surgery and pharmaceutical products. There is an unwritten agreement between hospitals and insurance providers to reimburse the hospitals for services performed in hospitals – to scratch each other’s back – so to speak. There is a hidden agenda in this. If insurance providers pay hospitals for patients’ medical claims, then at the end of the year the insurance companies can go to the state insurance commissions with their track records and request a premium increase. A premium increase translates into more profit for the insurance carriers as well as the hospitals.”
Terry S. Friedmann, M.D. Author of Freedom Through Health and other publications. Co-founder and Board Member, American Holistic Medical Association.

“The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned.”
Charles Armbruster, M.D.

So there you have it, why oils heal and drugs don’t. Let’s hope Dr. Armbruster is right, that “the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned.” Pharmaceutical companies and their physician drug dealers could market and sell natural products with genuine healing capabilities, but most won’t. There isn’t any money in it.

Emergency Medicine is the Best of Medicine

In Dr. Robert Mendelsohn’s book, Confessions of a Medical Heretic, he describes medicine as a practice of religion rather than a practice of science. Doctors practice what they believe, not what they can substantiate by valid science. According to Mendelsohn, in the religion of medicine, physicians are the high priests and their ecclesiastical robes are their white coats. Hospitals are the temples where many holy waters are dispensed in the form of drugs, antibiotics, and vaccines. People tithe to the church of medicine by dutifully paying their insurance premiums. The word “prescription” is very close to the term “prescriptural,” thus implying a scriptural basis for their use. The Holy Bible containing the scriptures of medicine is the Pharmaceutical PDR. For millions of people, their faith and confidence in the religion of medicine is far greater than their belief in the institutions of worship they may attend. In a crisis, they would sooner call 911 than call upon God in prayer.

Dr. Mendelsohn was a practicing pediatrician at the Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago, a professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chairman of the Illinois State Licensing Board, and appeared on national television many times. He is author of another book entitled, How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, where he states, “When it comes to treating a sick child, one grandmother is worth two pediatricians.” He also often said, “If you always assume your doctor is wrong, most of the time you will be right.” In Dr. Mendelsohn’s opinion, “The best of medicine is emergency medicine.” I agree. When it comes to chronic disease, they have little or nothing to offer – no cures, only treatments and disease management.

I don’t want to imply that there is no use for medical care as we have it today. If I were in a serious accident with a massive head injury, damage to my internal organs, or a broken limb, I would want to go to the nearest emergency room as fast as possible with the best physicians and nurses on staff. Allopathic medicine is wonderful in a crisis and saves many lives. Emergency medicine is what they do best. In a traumatic situation where you could die unless immediate action is taken, allopathy with all of its drugs, surgeries, equipment, and other paraphernalia can be just what you need to get through the crisis.

But as for healing, allopathic medicine doesn’t offer much. After you have been rescued by allopathic measures from imminent death in an emergency situation, the healing is still up to you by seeking other modalities. And when it comes to chronic illness like cancer, arthritis, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease, allopathy has no cures and usually makes matters worse.

One reason medical practitioners do best in a crisis is because that is the emphasis in their training. In fact, in America, 85% of medical expenditures are for crisis applications – responding to accidents, acute life-threatening conditions, or patching up the body when seriously advanced disease has occurred and death may be imminent. Meanwhile, less than 6% of health care expenditures are for prevention and wellness education.

True healing can only take place with the participation of the patient on all levels – mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical. The idea of “leaving it to the doctor” leads to unending sickness and poor health. Health care and health maintenance is something you do for yourself, with the help of God. Not something for which you pay your money and continue to do as you please without altering your lifestyle.

Health care is your responsibility – not the government’s, not the insurance company’s, not the health care system’s, and not the doctor’s.

Can the Present Health Care System Change?

In my opinion, changing the medical system toward natural and spiritual forms of healing that encourage more individual responsibility is impossible. The system can’t change. It won’t change. It must be replaced. There was a time for horses and buggies, but when automobiles came along people gave up their former ways of transportation. There is also a time to repair your car and keep it, and a time to discard it for a new one. The medical profession is a sophisticated machine, but it rests on a fallacious foundation. Its philosophical basis is like a Model-T Ford stuck in the mud that can’t move and won’t change.

There is a time to repair the old car and a time to replace it. The current medical system is an old car, beyond repair, parked on a false foundation. It survives, not because it serves the good of humanity, but because it has become politically entrenched in our society. The time has come to remove its legal franchise and replace it by allowing alternative modalities to flourish free of the shackles placed upon them by allopathy’s monopolistic intent.

Terry Friedmann, MD, in his book, Freedom Through Health, envisions a new holistic system to replace the current one that emphasizes personal responsibility and fosters cooperative relationships among many modalities with allopathy playing only a minor role. Dr. Friedmann’s new health care model would include nutrition, exercise, stress management, and aromatherapy, to address the whole person – mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. In their books, Robert Mendelsohn, MD, and Richard Gerber, MD, also foresee a new holistic medical paradigm – one not dependent on allopathic drugs and procedures as its primary focus.

The time has come to move on to paradigms and modalities based on different premises than those that underlie modern allopathy. Those of you who have opted out of the system in favor of essential oils and their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits are among the pioneers who are replacing the system.

As for those of you who have taken over-the-counter or prescription drugs over long periods of time, essential oils are your best friend because they can cleanse the residues of these toxins from your system once and for all and help restore your body back to its natural healthy state.

Excerpted from the book: The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s Love Manifest in Molecules – Chapter 11

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About the Author

Dr. David Stewart studied theology, philosophy, and English at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri (1955-58) and studied chemistry, biology and social sciences at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (1962-63). He also studied commercial photography at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (1959-60). He completed a BS degree in Mathematics and Physics at Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in 1965 and was salutatorian of his graduating class. His MS and PhD degrees are in geophysics (theoretical seismology) and were earned from the University of Missouri at Rolla in 1969 and 1971 respectively. He spent a semester in medical school at the University of North Carolina (1973) and has been a Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE) with the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth (AAHCC) since 1975.

Dr. Stewart is also a Registered Aromatherapist (RA) with the nationally recognized Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC), which is endorsed by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists (NAHA), of which he is a member.

He has held positions as a hydraulic engineer and hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Southern California (1965-67). He was a professor on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, (1971-1978) and also held a professorship at Southeast Missouri State University (1988-1993). He was also a part-time United Methodist Pastor (1993-94, 1997-99) in rural Missouri. He has been the Executive Director of the InterNational Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (NAPSAC International) since its founding in 1975.

For most of his professional career, Dr. Stewart has been self-employed as an author and lecturer, mainly in the area of alternative health care. He has also served on advisory committees to the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). He has testified as an expert on health matters before state legislative committees, U.S. congressional committees, medical licensing boards and courts of law throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada.

He has authored or coauthored over 200 published works including more than a dozen books (including Healing Oils of the Bible). Two of his books won the “Books of the Year” Award from the American Journal of Nursing. One of his flyers on breastfeeding (published by La Leche League International, LLLI) sold over two million copies in ten languages.

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A Complete Immunological Meltdown – Our Story of Beating Autism

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I am just a mom. Pictured above is my boy who had a label of Autism.

I am not a world-renowned Doctor and it doesn’t matter because our son was vaccine injured and I don’t need 8 years in medical school to prove it. Call it instinct, mother’s intuition or that gut-wrench feeling in the pit of my stomach; what matter’s most is that I knew the moment it happened.

I am a mom on a quest to share our story of tragedy, discovery and healing from Autism. One careless visit to the pediatricians office catapulted us into life-altering events for our family. Much is written about our healing progression on this blog except our story of injury and diagnosis, and friends that is the most critical part. There are millions of moms who are facing some facet of our journey each and every day feeling hopeless and with zero support from our “expert” medical community. I seek to change that by offering a glimpse into our struggles and triumphs recovering our son from that scary little word…Autism.

Mom’s carry an instinct that is more powerful than any Doctor or research study. Five years ago our son fell away into a deep, dark world after a round of 8 vaccines in one visit to “catch him up”. I don’t need a degree to understand causation; our boy literally changed overnight after his pediatrician forced those vaccines upon us. I was victim to the scheme of “if we don’t vaccinate then our child will become severely ill and die from a disease.” They promise that you will never face the hardship of an illness if you just inject a serum that is designed to trick the immune system. Never mind the fact that it is filled with highly questionable adjuvants. Ingredients that if any Doctor were to try and prescribe them singly, would be banned from medicine for life.

Can you imagine willingly injecting any of these ingredients alone? Aluminum, formaldehyde, mercury, DNA from foreign animals (non-human and aborted babies) and neurotoxins to name just a few. I guess five years ago I didn’t have the wherewithal to search the Google we all know and love, because if I did, you better believe I would have told that Doctor  to hit the road.

But YOU do. You have all the access you need to research and find the answers that make sense for your children.

It was in the days after his 15 month well-check that our little boy slipped away. Fevers (unexplained), major gut issues where he never had a formed stool, rashes all over parts of his body, ZERO language, hand flapping (that was NOT present before the 8 vaccines), no eye contact, socially inept, he was utterly and completely lost….His little body was on track for an epic meltdown from all the prior vaccine-adjuvants stored up in his system. That round of 8 broke him.

I wasn’t given the number for VAERS, or even a look of concern from our Doctor. No, instead “it’s completely un-related Ma’am, give him some Tylenol”. There was no screening for family history, past vaccine reactions or even asking me if I wanted to vaccinate. The nurse just came in with the needles, assumptions and all, as if it was a government mandated protocol.

A few weeks later, I had given birth to our second son, and in my crazy post-birth hormonal state had to deal with the reality of a diagnosis: Autism. It was like being hit with a ton of bricks and I literally suffocated. I cried uncontrollably every day and felt an enormous weight of guilt-then anger-sadness-then denial-then guilt again, and finally…determination.

It was game on in my book. I would get my child back.

What happened? My child had a complete immunologic meltdown and that spurred his brain and his gut into a state of Autism. I do not need evidence, research or some pharmaceutical-funded study to tell me vaccines don’t cause Autism. I witnessed it happen with my own eyes and that is all the evidence I will ever require. Vaccines do cause damage. The damage might be slight, moderate or severe, but damage will be done.

Momma’s, I’m speaking to you-an adverse reaction does not have to manifest in Autism. It can be allergies, rashes, eczema, auto-immune disorders, ADD, ADHD, OCD and behavioral challenges. It is our signal that the body is being stressed beyond it capabilities. There is a tipping point. The time has come. Our children are sick.

Is this what we want? Our children to become little drugged-up vaccinated robots with fake, synthetic immunity? I really do try and accept the stance of all those pro-vaxxers but unfortunately my simple-mindedness goes back to logic. Logic  dictates that nature will ALWAYS win over synthetic. Nature has this amazing ability to change and alter when threatened. I have never seen a synthetic drug or vaccine alter its state to stay “alive”. It is impossible. You can’t change the formula for a vaccine because it has a patent (enter “the love of money”). Instead more vaccines are made. Hey, that’s the answer right?

Notice I will not attach all kinds of research articles about how questionable vaccines are, because they are readily available to find. I am not here to convince you. I seek to share and start a thought process, not throw a bunch of statistics at you. If you want well-researched statistics please visit these amazing sites: LivingWhole, Age of Autism and The Thinking Mom’s Revolution.

We now make family decisions by using the good ‘ol brains that God gave us. Contrary to what the media and plethora of pro-vaxx sites will tell you, a person who decides NOT to vaccinate is pretty darn smart. We actually put in more time and research to land where we are than your average Joe. So, here is what I have come to know:

We are NOT to play the hand of God. Our bodies are perfectly designed with extreme care and intelligence. And that can never be replicated in a laboratory. Just look back thru history when man takes control over nature, it never works, yet our society presses on with complete arrogance thumbing our nose at God’s design.

The medical concept of health is virtually unrecognizable in today’s media from what it once was. Gone is the belief that our bodies are self-regulating organisms capable of amazing feats of healing, instead we get to hear the voice of organizations and companies who would have you believe the reason you get sick is primarily due to lack of their pharmaceuticals filling your body.

Is this Logic? 49 doses of 16 vaccines before the age of six.

No, it is just plain medical malpractice and dangerous, but let’s go ahead and add more to that schedule for our babies, because it sounds totally safe right?

Our family now comprehends naturally acquired immunity, which stands far away from vaccines. We rely on our bodies ability to self-correct with awesome intelligence and we use amazingly strong natural medicine that is always a step ahead of those nasty germs. We went from visiting a neurologist, ENT, pediatricians, emergency rooms, oncologists, you name it we were in an office figuring out this puzzle 4 times a month. Zero progress was made and no answers were given by our medical community. My son kept getting sicker. He made small, incremental gains in therapy, but his body was sick and that was the root of his Autism.

Fast-forward to present day and after 5 crazy-long years of recovery, we have not used a single pharmaceutical or OTC in over three years. Our children’s immune systems are getting stronger, and each day we seek natural choices, steer clear of synthetic immune altering substances, and pleasantly ask for those vaccine exemption forms with a smile.

How did we heal Autism? 

First, we treated it as an immune deficiency and took aim at the gut first. As the gut healed so did the brain. It took time, lots of time. Critical points of improvement happened with changing the diet (GAPS), homeopathic detox of each and every metal/vaccine stored up in his body, which we literally saw coming out one at a time. Camel milk, Essential Oil’s, and therapists that worked with him in the real world, not by the book of ABA guidelines.

It was nothing short of amazing to watch his progression over the years and I often sit in amazement and shock as I see my little social, happy guy thriving in school. It wasn’t easy, and the whole road was against the grain. We met resistance from family, friends and the medical community. But Autism didn’t win us, we won it!

Press on, research and follow your instinct. The tide is turning, the media cannot hide it any longer and the truth will come out.

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Naturally Effective Protocols for Stress and Anxiety in Children and beyond ~ Part Two

Catch up on Part One Here: Treating Stress and Anxiety in Children

 

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The stress response is the body’s way of dealing with a perceived threat. The problem starts when the threat never leaves. And this is the kind of stress that modern society is attempting to deal with.

The typical way to deal with stress is through the prescription and use of sedatives. Sedatives create calm but they also dull and depress brain function. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult to get a handle on the problem or real cause behind stress and take the necessary steps to deal with it.

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Prescriptions=Side Effects (always)

Essential oils work differently as they contain constituents that are both calming and stimulating. In fact, researchers have found that, depending on the state of the individual, essential oils can be either stimulating or calming. Essential Oils have the ability to “know” what is required. So an agitated patient will find they receive a calming effect from a particular oil, while another patient who is feeling listless may find a restorative effect from the same oil. In aromatherapy, we refer to such oils as “adaptogens” because the type of effect they induce will depend on what an individual needs to restore their balance.

Stress in a person can manifest as agitation, anger, anxiousness, feeling tense or fearful and, given time, an individual can become listless and depressed; hence the value of essential oils in being able to restore one’s balance.

Part two will be focusing on 3 Key Essential Oils to use for Stress or Anxiety in both Children and Adults

First, let’s get a little more in depth as to why pure therapeutic essential oils are the only substance with the ability to create an immediate change in levels of stress or anxiety in the human body.

  • Essential oils are organic substances from the volatile liquid of plants. The essential oils support the body to come back into balance without harmful side effects or chemical based products.
  • Making sure the oils are pure, therapeutic grade is important because a majority of the oils on the market are for aromatic use only, or contain chemicals that may be harmful to the body.

And, the most amazing and helpful aspect when looking for home remedies for anxiety is that….

Essential oils can immediately penetrate cell membranes and diffuse throughout the blood and tissues instantly in a matter of seconds. They cross the brain-blood barrier in seconds reaching the amygdala and other limbic parts of the brain. The amygdala also can influence the hypothalamus which is our hormonal center.

Why is this important?

The amygdala is the emotional center where all the emotions are controlled and stored. Anxiety, anger, fear depression and joy all originate from here!

And, the hypothalamus is responsible for sending out hormones that effect everything. Including our energy, mood, or state of anxiety.

So, just by…

Inhaling essential oils, we can minimize our stress, anxiety or any emotional trauma immediately. This makes them perfect home remedies for anxiety. It is that simple!

What is the difference between Stress and Anxiety?

Stress and anxiety are often confused and can be misunderstood easily! So, I have provided definitions for the readers below.

Many of the essential oils overlap when it comes to stress and anxiety, and the beauty of pure essential oils is they there is no “wrong” oil and they all intelligently work together. Only God can design something so perfect.

What is Stress?

Stress is the body’s response to stimuli which can be from many different sources. And it can be positive or negative. For instance, exercise is very positive stimuli but it can also be negative to the body. It can help release stress from home or work, but overdone, it can place too much stress on the muscles and create over exertion and soreness.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is really fear based emotion which creates an emotional and physical response in the body. If we do not recognize the symptoms of anxiety, or do not learn to manage it, then it can affect our physical and emotional well being.

So, when we speak of anxiety, then we must look at the physical and emotional components. Essential oils are great for this use, because they address the spiritual, physical and emotional components of the body.

The three categories are:

  1. Essential Oils that address Emotional Component
  2. Essential Oils that address Physical Component are Tonics for Kidney and Heart
  3. Essential Oils that address Extreme Fear or Attacks (panic or anxiety attacks)

The Emotional Component

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Peace and Calming

There are five different oils in Peace and Calming Blend. They are listed below along with a brief description of each oil.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) increases relaxation; balances male and female energies. It also restores confidence and equilibrium.

Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon cablin) is strongly grounding and centering. Very high sesquiterpenes that stimulate the limbic center of the brain. It reestablishes mental and emotional equilibrium and energizes the mind.

Tangerine Essential Oil (Citrus nobilis) contains esters and aldehydes that are sedating and calming, helping with anxiety and nervousness.

Orange Essential Oil (Citrus sinensis) is elevating to the mind and body and brings joy and peace. A 1995 Mie University study documented the ability of citrus fragrances to combat depression and boost immunity.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil (Tanacetum annuum) is anti-inflammatory and helps cleanse the liver and lymphatic system. Emotionally, it combats anger and negative emotions.

Documented Uses for Peace and Calming Essential Oil:Insomnia, anxiety, depression, nervous system.

Body systems affected: Nervous System

The Aromatic Affect on the Mind: Calming and balancing.

The Physical Component

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Lavender

Genus Species: Lavandula angustifolia

Why is this information important? Well, believe it or not, some companies will substitute a species within the family where the fragrance is similar! But remember, then it will have different properties and uses, so please be aware of this. Also be aware of distillation practices. Companies that do a “complete” distillation are altering the oil to smell “better” and  trap consumers into buying based on sense of smell. Call and ask your oil company their practices. If they cannot answer you then walk away, if they say “complete distillation” then they are not keeping the healing properties of the plant intact.

Plant Properties: Antifungal, analgesic, antiseptic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, vermifuge.

Documented Uses of Lavender: Insomnia, hair loss, burns, nervous tension, respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions, blood fat/cholesterol reduction, reducing excess sebum on skin.

Did you know that researchers at University of Miami found that inhalation of lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation? The benefits of lavender also included reduced depression and improved cognitive performance.

Did you know that a 2001 Osaka Kyoiku University study found that lavender reduced mental stress and increased alertness? Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User

In many alternative schools of thought the Kidneys and the Heart are considered to be out of balance in states of anxiety. This is particularly true in Oriental Medicine.

The oils that will assist with the physical components of anxiety are listed here and are considered tonics:

  • Cypress Essential Oil – Eases loss, creates security by grounding
  • Lavender Essential Oil – Reduces mental stress, one of the most studied for relieving anxiety
  • Lemon Essential Oil – Improves memory, cleanses toxins in kidneys
  • Marjoram Essential Oil – Herb of Happiness. Calms the nerves
  • Rosemary Essential Oil – Brings mental awareness eases anxiety
  • Thyme Essential Oil – Releases fear of known cause. Rebalances water element
  • Vetiver Essential Oil – Very grounding. Restores stability
  • Patchouli Essential Oil – It is sedating, calming and relaxing helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Has a significant effect on sympathetic nervous system
  • Neroli Absolute – Natural relaxant used to treat depression and anxiety. Uplifting.

Extreme Fear or Attacks (panic or anxiety attacks)

Essential Oil that will immediately ground the body and bring the body back into alignment with the mind will help with fear, panic or anxiety attacks.

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Present Time Essential Oil Blend

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata) increases relaxation; balances male and female energies. It also restores confidence and equilibrium.

Spruce Essential Oil (Picea mariana) has anti-inflammatory properties and helps us combat infection. Emotionally, it is grounding and releasing.

Neroli Absolute (Citrus bigaradia or sinensis) has anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anti-viral, aphrodisiac and sedative properties. It is calming and relaxing and reduces with anxiety and depression.

Documented uses of Present Time:

Anger, anxiety, argumentative, balance, clearing, confusion, day-dreaming, depression (and suicidal depression) despondency, disappointment, fear, forgetfulness, frustration, gingivitis, grief and sorrow, guilt, grounding, irritability, jet lag, loss of loved one, Lupus, moment, mood swings, obsessiveness, panic, past, pregnancy (focus during birth), shock, spacing out, stress, sympathy, transitions and trauma.

Body Systems are Affected: Nervous System

Additional Articles to support the use of pure essential oils for treating stress and anxiety:

Aromatherapy and Stress/Anxiety

9 Essential oils for Anxiety

Additional Young Living Oils for Stress Relief

5 Oils for Stress Relief

Stress does NOT have to be treated with prescriptions and OTC’s! Immediate healing can happen with pure essential oils. They truly are the worlds first medicine, and I believe will overcome all others in time. There is an astounding resurgence in the use of essential oils for disease, prevention and mental disorders, and that cannot be by coincidence. It works and that speaks to the power plants have if properly distilled and used.

Read more about Young Living and its standards (which are the highest in the world, next to France) HERE

Read about how to get started on your journey HERE

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I am a wife and a mom who loves learning about essential oils & sharing with others the incredible things I have learned through my research, personal experiences & the experiences of friends and family. Please like and share the love!

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The recommendations above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

 

Naturally Effective Strategies to Treat and Prevent Stress / Anxiety in Children (Part 1)

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One of every eight children suffers from an anxiety disorder, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health state that anxiety disorders affect 18% of the population, making it the most common mental health issue in the U.S.

Anxiety is a general term for a number of disorders that cause worry, fear, nervousness and apprehension. Anxiety disorders can greatly affect how we feel and behave, and they can also manifest themselves into real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety can be a vague and unsettling feeling of unease, severe anxiety can cause extremely debilitating symptoms that have a serious impact on daily life.

When anxiety symptoms begin to interfere with a person’s ability to sleep or otherwise function on a daily basis, this is when anxiety becomes a problem. Anxiety disorders occur when a reaction is out of proportion with what might be normally expected in a situation, and this is exactly what is exponentially increasing in our children!

Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include:

Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness
Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
Nightmares
Ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing
Problems sleeping
Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet
Shortness of breath
Palpitations
An inability to be still and calm
Dry mouth
Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
Nausea
Muscle tension
Dizziness

I want to focus on children for one BIG reason. Babies, toddlers and young children are sick…they are suffering right in front of our eyes and it is because of what society is permitting. I know, this might stir up anger, but every current and future parent must understand the full scope of what is happening to our kids. STOP drugging them up and STOP over scheduling your kids.

We must completely embrace the toxic load that every child is carrying around

Children are vulnerable to stress. Over 30% of children experience some kind of anxiety disorder and many more are just stressed out!

The numbers are going up NOT down

My children are a part of that statistic. Not because we lead an overactive life, in fact we purposely under-schedule our children. Most days you can find us playing games in the front yard or hanging as a family. Our journey has taken us thru the spider web of Autism, ADHD, ADD, Sensory Processing disorder and major Occupational therapy. We did nothing to deserve the stress placed on our children, but it came with a vengeance. My passion is to share with you and provide some practical, easy steps to preventing stress and anxiety. Each of these are readily available and do not need a prescription.

It does require the commitment of a parent to a child to start taking your families health into your own hands. And it pays dividends I can assure you that!

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#1 Say bye-bye to Sugar

A number of studies suggest a correlation between the consumption of refined sugar and anxiety symptoms. Research from Yale University indicates that when children ingest certain types of sugar, they experience a 10-fold increase in adrenalin levels; adrenalin, also known as epinephrine, is a hormone released by the body when it feels stressed or threatened.

When simple sugars hit the blood stream, glucose levels skyrocket, creating a short burst of energy. Soon after, glucose levels crash, creating a condition known as hypoglycemia, with symptoms such as dizziness, insomnia, irritability and anxiety. Roller coaster glucose levels result in uneven hormonal levels, like adrenalin and cortisol, which exacerbate the anxious feelings.

Break out the Raw Honey and go to town! This gift from nature pack powerful enzymes and healing “propolis” for your child’s system. Often air borne allergies will lessen dramatically plus their immune system will strengthen over time. **do not give honey under the age of one

Are you giving your child an abundance of sugar and processed food because it is convenient for them or you?

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#2 Hello Cod-liver oil

You may have heard of the many disease-prevention benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, but these nutritional powerhouses also provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the brain. A 2006 meta-study in the Journal of Clinic Psychiatry concluded that omega-3 fatty acids have a protective effect on the brain.

To complicate matters, diets that contain high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, found in vegetable oils, meat and egg yolks, can interfere with omega-3 fatty acids’ anti-inflammatory properties. Cutting back on the consumption of vegetable oil and refined, processed foods can help the body process EPA more efficiently. By the way, ditch the Olive Oil too; Do everything with Coconut Oil!

If you do not have cold-pressed Cod Liver Oil then check these great sources out:

Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil
Fatty fish and seafood such as salmon, cod, sardines, halibut, shrimp and scallops
Walnuts
Leafy greens like kale, collard greens, spinach, romaine lettuce
Vegetables like winter squash, Brussels sprouts and green beans
Fruits like strawberries and raspberries

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#3 Neurotransmitters

Though anxiety has a number of different triggers, some children with anxiety have unusually low levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA, a neurotransmitter that has a calming effect. Also known as the brain’s “peacemaker,” this amino acid is naturally produced in the body. However, when levels become low or imbalanced, anxiety, stress, insomnia and depression can result.

Low or imbalanced GABA levels may be caused by:

Deficiencies of vitamin B1 and B6, iron, manganese or zinc
Insufficient sleep
Chronic pain
Chronic stress
Excessive consumption of caffeine
Exposure to lead or mercury

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#4 Polyphenols

Fortunately, a study in “Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity” suggests that the consumption of dietary polyphenols – or naturally occurring substances found in some plants — can alleviate the symptoms and effects of anxiety and depression. Scientists believe that polyphenols work by reducing the biochemical changes that stress and anxiety hormones produce in nerve cells.

AND on that topic of plants…the most effective, safe and powerfully healing medicine you can utilize are pure therapeutic essential oils.

Therapeutic grade essential oils may offer a powerful and safe form of therapy for healing the brain without the dangerous side effects of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications.

There is NO OTHER form of supplement, medication, drug or herb that is as effective as essential oils. This is due to the complicated and ever changing chemistry of the plant itself. When properly grown and distilled, each oil has a unique set of constituents (like Phenols – remember that from above) that can pass thru areas of the brain, like the blood-brain barrier, and often begin to permanently heal damaged areas.

  • Quickly penetrate the skin
  • Raise the frequency of the body, therefor putting it immediately into a state of balance
  • Essential oils embody the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants
  • Essential oils contain oxygen molecules that transport nutrients to starving human cells. We are ALL oxygen deficient due to our environment and diet. We NEED all the pure oxygen we can get
  • They are very powerful antioxidants, more so than any food you can consume. Antioxidants prevent cell damage, fungus and oxidation to the cells
  • Essential Oils are powerful anti-fungals, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti tumor, and restore balance to the body

This is significant! There is literally no other component on Earth that can do this.

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A major part of Stress and Anxiety is manifested in ADD, ADHD and Autism spectrum disorders.

“More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines…. A vast majority are put on medications such as methylphenidate (commonly known as Ritalin) or amphetamines like Adderall, which often calm a child’s hyperactivity and impulsivity but also carry risks for growth suppression, insomnia and hallucinations.” Full article here 

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“The US represents 5% of the world’s population, yet 90% of the world’s ADHD prescriptions are written for American kids” – Frank Lipman MD – that is a problem and a “side-effect” of our suppressive, I-Want-it-now culture.

The Essential Oils Desk Reference states “Terry Friedmann, MD, in 2001 completed studies using essential oils to combat ADD and ADHD. Using twice a day inhalation of essential oils including vetiver, cedar wood & lavender, Dr. Friedmann was able to achieve clinically *significant results in 60 days”.

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Essential oils recommended for ADD and ADHD are vetiver, lavender, cedar wood, roman chamomile, sandalwood, ylang ylang, cardamom, angelica, frankincense, and oil blends including Brain Power, Peace & Calming, and Stress Away. EODR: 5th Edition.

There are numerous testimonials on the use of essential oils and ADD/ADHD and Autism:

“Since refusing to give my son ‘Concerta’ for the label he has been given, ADHD, I’ve chosen only changes in his diet, consistency with his routines, and rewarding instead of punishing behavior. But most important was a combination of essential oils such as Peace and Calming, Brain Power for his temples, behind ears, and behind the neck. Valor on his wrists, Purification (area of liver), Cedarwood, Grounding, Bergamot, Vetiver, Rosemary on the bottoms of his feet every morning. – (Oil-Testimonials)

Since each oil has the innate ability to heal, there are numerous combinations of oils where success is achieved.

Here is an example for a Daily Anxiety or Stress Protocol

Daily Anxiety Protocol

Oils used: Stress Away, Valor, Frankincense

Stress Away

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Those suffering from chronic stress tend to have weaker immune systems and more susceptible to premature cell aging. This blend is specifically formulated to help relieve everyday stress and tension! It has Copaiba (major anti-inflammatory) Lime (elevates the mood and targets over-exhaustion) Cedarwood (calming) Ocotea (emotional balance) Lavender (promotes health and a relaxant)

Valor

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Valor is a mecca of an oil blend. The oils used in this exclusive blend where used by the Roman soldiers as they went into combat. Massage 2 drops into the soles of each foot. Also rub 1 drop on each wrist and rub your wrists together. Both of these application points help to realign your body’s energy centre. Carry a bottle of Valor with you so that if you come to a point in the day that your anxiety level begins to rise, you can inhale the oil and or apply more to your wrists to help calm you. Valor contains Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy and Frankincense.

Frankincense

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Frankincense is one of the oldest known essential oils. It is the healer of all healers by specifically targeting the brain. For anxiety release, drop 2-3 drops under the tongue twice daily. By placing under you tongue you allow the oil to enter your blood stream through your mucous membranes at lightning speed.

Why not take a New approach to your families health and well-being. What do you have to lose? Millions of people are returning back to ancient medicine because of its perfect design. Natural medicine will always beat man-made synthetics each and every time, there is simply no way we can replicate such an intricate and complicated design.

I do not recommend the use of low grade essential oils. They provide no healing or therapeutic power and will be toxic to the system. For more information on Young Living Medical grade oils please click here.

If you want to get a great introduction to oils then please contact me, I am offering two HUGE free gifts this month with a starter kit. Click here for more details.

In Part 2 of this Series I will be exploring more extensive uses of essential oils for Stress and Anxiety

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I am a wife and a mom who loves learning about essential oils & sharing with others the incredible things I have learned through my research, personal experiences & the experiences of friends and family. Please like and share the love!

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The recommendations above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

 

 

5 Important Essential Oils for Babies and Beyond…

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Top 5 Essential Oils for Babies and Children

We can go thru life with regrets or realize that people, places and things are put in our lives at exactly the right time. Do I wish that  natural remedies would have been my first choice as we started having children…of course! Or when my babies experienced their first high fever and ear infection I would have had essential oils and herbs at my disposal….why yes!

There is something very empowering and freeing when you have complete control over your families health. To know for almost any illness, there is powerful yet gentle “medicine” that provide peace and comfort to parents, especially when there are so few things that are safe for babies when they are hurting.  I would have loved to have a stash of oils to get me through some of those tough times. Better late than never!

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My knowledge and desire to be Dr. Mom came in its own perfect timing and has been a crucial part of healing our boys from autism. To be able to equip parents with options (other than pharmaceuticals and synthetics) is an absolute passion. I WILL change the world… more specifically our approach to modern medicine and the “quick fixes” that our society craves in all facets of life.

So let’s focus on babies for a moment. They are our most valuable gift and that first few years are a critical time to establish a life of good health and immune function. 

Below is a list of essential oils for babies, along with protocols for common issues that babies experience.

simple things to keep in mind: always dilute on babies with coconut oil or jojoba oil. Do not expect results from inferior oils.

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#1 – Lavender

My top pick is lavender because it is one of the most versatile oils. It instills a normal sleep pattern, and what mom doesn’t need that in the first three months?? Lavender cleanses skin irritations, releases tension in the mind and body, among a long list of other things! Lavender is known as sort of the Swiss Army knife of oils, and has traditionally been known to balance the body and work where there is a need. When in doubt, use lavender is what you will always hear me say! **caution to know and trust your source of lavender. It is one of the easiest to make synthetically which provides zero therapeutic effect. Your essential oil company should have a S.E.E.D. to seal guarantee in place.

Can be used for: Cradle Cap • Crying Baby • Diaper Rash • Clogged Tear Duct • Fever

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#2 – Di-Gize

What do I hear more than anything (next to eczema) that pretty much every baby is suffering from? Constipation, gas, colic, or diarrhea, and IT IS NOT NORMAL…so don’t let your pediatrician get away with telling you it is and handing you a prescription for a drug that will cause life-long immune dysfunction. I have personally seen many infants suffering from gut issues, only to have it worsen with OTC’s and Drugs; in each case, a small amount of Di-gize offered immediate relief….and stay away from the pasteurized milk people!

Di-Gize is a blend containing tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli. These oils help with problems related to the digestive system. Simply rub a little over the belly or the bottom of the feet.

Eczema anyone?? The new “fashion” for babies and kids now. A combo of Di-gize to heal the gut and lavender to nourish the skin is a powerful one-two punch to nip that in the bud.

Can be used for: Colic • Jaundice • Constipation • Diarrhea

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#3 – Thieves

A powerhouse of germ killing! Even superbugs like MRSA and C-diff are no match for this blend. Thieves contains clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiate, and rosemary. It is highly antiviral and antiseptic. I use it any time there is evidence of germs attacking!

Can be used for: Coughing • Teething • Fever • Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease

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#4 – Melrose

Melrose is a blend containing two types of melaleuca, rosemary, and clove. It has strong antiseptic properties and can fight infection. It also helps with tissue regeneration. This oil is also very gentle with little to no “hot” feeling on the skin.

Little did I know how common molluscum contageousum and warts were until it happened to our middle son. This blend has been a part of our oil regimen to heal molluscum permanently! 

Can be used for: Ear Infection • Cradle Cap • Thrush

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If you have both lavender and Melrose, this combination of oils is useful for pink eye, baby acne, eczema, dermatitis and warts. (never put oils directly in the eye)

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#5 – Peace and Calming

Peace and calming is a blend containing tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli, and blue tansy. It offers up the most deep relaxing sleep you will ever experience! Peace and calming also helps with insomnia, and can reduce stress and anxiety. Mom also needs this oil, as it works wonders after a busy day and you find that your mind just won’t shut off.

This oil is a HUGE part of our Autism Protocol!

Can be used for: Crying Baby • Sleeplessness • Coughing

Finding it hard to begin? Below are some simple protocols to use for many common childhood illnesses. They only apply to the use of Young Living Essential oils. 

COLDS

Thieves, Melaleuca, Lemon, or Lavender. Diffuse 2 drops of either at bedtime or during the day. Mix 1 drop of either with 1 TBL of a good carrier oil and massage the upper chest and back at each diaper change.

COLIC

Mix 1 drop of Lavender with 1 TBL of a good carrier oil. Gently massage a few drops into the abdomen in a clockwise direction following the natural movement of the colon.

CONSTIPATION

Lavender or Roman Chamomile. Add a drop of either to 1 TBL of good carrier oil and massage in a clockwise motion on the tummy.

COUGHING

Mix 1 drop of Lavender with 1 TBL of a good carrier oil and rub a small amount on the chest and back.

CRYING

Place a small drop of Lavender or Roman Chamomile on your hand or a tissue and just let the baby smell the oil.

DIARRHEA

Mix 1 drop of Roman Chamomile with 1 TBL good carrier oil, gently massage 2-3 drops on the tummy in a clockwise motion following the natural movement of the colon.

DIAPER RASH

Combine 1 drop of Chamomile and 1 drop of Lavender with 1 drop of whole milk. Add to baby’s bath water and swish around before bathing baby. Keep the oils away from baby’s eyes.

FEVER

Mix 1 drop of Lavender with 1 TBL of quality carrier oil. Massage a small amount onto the bottoms of the feet and apply to the back of the neck and behind the ears, cover the feet with socks.

JAUNDICE

Mix 1 drop of Geranium with 1 TBL of quality carrier oil. Apply to the bottoms of feet and over the liver area. Do not apply oils within 1/2 hr before or after UVA treatment.

TEETHING

Mix 1 drop of Roman Chamomile or Lavender with a TBL of quality carrier oil. Use a small amount to gently massage outside of the face along the jaw line. Thieves and Clove are also amazing, but dilute well and apply to the gum line.

TUMMY ACHE

Mix 1 drop of Roman Chamomile and 1 drop of Wild Orange with 2 TBL of quality carrier oil. Add 1 Tsp of mixture to warm bath water, swishing around before bathing baby. #2 One drop of Di-gize on the belly or bottom of the feet. Avoid getting oils in baby’s eyes.

Other essential oils commonly used on infants: Grapefruit, Lemon, & Tangerine

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Children:

COLDS

Dilute 1-2 drops of Thyme or Lemon in 2 TBL of quality carrier oil and massage a little on neck and chest. Another great option is Thieves.

CONSTIPATION

Dilute 1-2 drops of Rosemary, Ginger or Orange in a TBL of quality carrier oil and massage on stomach and feet. (Di-gize as well)

CUTS & SCRAPES

Add 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Melaleuca to warm water, use to clean the wound. Apply 1 drop of Lavender to a band-aid and cover the wound. The Lavender may sting if applied directly.

EARACHE

Apply Melaleuca and Lavender to the outside of ear or apply a of each to a cotton ball and set in the ear. Do not apply oils directly into the ear canal.

Read Here about our Ear Infections and how we treat them.

FEVER

Dilute a drop of Lavender and a drop of Peppermint in 2 TBLS of coconut or jojoba oil and massage a small amount on back of neck, behind the ears and on the back.

FLU

Dilute 1 drop of Cypress or Lemon in an unscented bath gel and use in a warm bath.

MINOR BURNS

Cool burn first with cold water. If the skin is not broken apply 2 drops of Lavender directly to the burn. If the skin is broken apply the Lavender on the perimeter of the burned area. Apply 5 drops of Lavender to a cold, DRY cloth and gently hold over burned area.

SUNBURN

Add 5 drops of Lavender to 1 tsp of Aloe Vera and apply to sunburned area.

The bottoms of the feet are really one of the best places to apply oils. Interesting to me is that oils even as hot as oregano can be applied to the bottoms of the feet without discomfort. Be sure to put socks on to prevent getting these kinds of oils on other areas of the body that are more sensitive.

It is truly magical to be able to sooth a burn or calm a distraught child will these beautiful essential oils. They will learn to love them and look forward to their benefits from very early on.

To read more on why Essential oils heal and drugs do not, click here. I have THREE Special gifts to send you for any Premium Membership with Young Living Essential Oils. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions! Read bout them by Clicking HERE

One last thought. It is time we start taking health into our own hands and stop the cycle of “suppression” that our society has fallen into. What happens when we face anything uncomfortable whether it be illness or just in life? We want to suppress it, rather than heal it. We are taught from an early age that a trip to the pharmacy and some drugs will take away discomfort immediately, and in a time of quick fixes and immediate gratification, this is all we know.

Our bodies, so perfectly designed, are not meant to be “quick fixes”. A fever means the body is fighting germs, but if we trick it and do not allow this natural process to happen, then that virus or bacteria will never go away. There are compounding effects to that as well. Anything with a list of side-effects means those things can ACTUALLY happen!

Natural Medicine does not have side effects. Natural Medicine does not cause other organs and systems to shut down because of their use.  More importantly, natural medicine is ancient in its roots and if you are looking for a medicine with the longest track record of safety, look no further than essential oils.

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I am a wife and a mom who loves learning about essential oils & sharing with others the incredible things I have learned through my research, personal experiences & the experiences of friends and family. Please like and share the love!

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The recommendations above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.