Young Living MindWise: Increased Speech, Autism and Brain Function

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For a few months now I have been “on guard” with baby girls speech development and overly anxious behavior. Obviously I am hyper-aware of the signs related to Autism and other delays, but knowing her extremely social nature, great eye contact and  receptive speech, I wasn’t ready to put her in therapy.

By far she is our healthiest child in terms of immune function. We did not toxify her system with vaccines, she has never been administered an antibiotic or even tylenol. Her resistance to illness proves just how well her system bounces back.

Two areas in which I have been concerned are expressive speech and overly fussy behavior that has a strong component of “anxiety” associated with it; never being able to leave my side, incredible amount of whining and crying and just not her typical “joyful” self.

Now, let me be clear I fully accept the range of behaviors that are associated with developing children and I am never searching for a fix to my children’s God-given personalities. We parent biblically and with a heart nurturing approach and certainly do not let our children rule the roost. However, take that all away, our children are combated with environmental toxins on a daily basis that damage cells and over-all immune strength. This is why we need to be aware and detox our families bodies on a daily basis, as well as use products that have the ability to penetrate the cells and clean them out leaving a healthy fully functioning cell.

I was super pumped to get this from Young Living. If you do not know much about the companies commitment to 100% un-adulterated products then watch this video here and read this HERE.

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MindWise combines exotic sacha inchi nut oil with proprietary MindWise oil and Memory blends for a unique, powerful brain function-supporting serum. Native to the Amazon rainforest, sacha inchi nuts have a desirable nutritional profile that includes protein, linoleic acid, and a -Linolenic acid. Their high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids and unmatched percentage of omega-3 fatty acids make them a popular vegetarian option. Medium chain triglycerides and pure essential oils complete the MindWise oil blend.

The Young Living MindWise proprietary memory blend features ALCAR, GPC, and bio-identical CoQ10, ingredients that have been studied for their support of normal brain function. With a unique, quick-absorption emulsion delivery system and generous amounts of vitamin D3, MindWise is a premium supplement that supports improved memory function and overall cognitive health.

Proprietary MindWise Memory Blend: Pomegranate Extract (Punica granatum), Rhododendron Extract (Rhododendron chrysanthemum), GPC (L-alpha glycerylphorylcholine), ALCAR (Acetyl-L-Carnitine), CoQ10 (Kaneka Q10) (as unbiquinone), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Lithium orotate. Proprietary MindWise Oil Blend: Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) nut oil, Fractionated coconut oil ( Caprylic/capric triglycerides), Peppermint† (Mentha piperita) leaf oil, Fennel† (Foeniculum vulgare) seed oil, Anise† (Pimpinella anisum) seed oil, Lemon† (Citrus limon) peel oil, Lime† (Citrus aurantifolia) peel oil.

  • Peppermint – Anti-inflammatory (hello! When our brains are inflamed from toxins they don’t function well) antitumoral, anti parasitic, anti fungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant
  • Fennel – antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, balances hormones, antiparasitic and antifungal
  • Anise – promotes healthy digestion, anticoagulant, antioxidant, opens emotional blocks and recharges energy
  • Lemon – improves microcirculation, improves memory, rich in limonene which is incredibly powerful in combating tumoral growth, chemical detoxifier
  • Lime – supports and strengthens the respiratory system, decongests lymphatic system

What did we see after starting the suggested protocol?

Within three days of using we noticed a significant shift in her speech and overall behavior. We did not change anything else in her regimen only added MindWise.

  • She made a significant jump in speech saying 10 new words in the span of 2 days
  • Her anxiety was gone! Case in point I took her to the activity center at the gym and she went in happily, no tears or fussiness. This was not the case a few days prior or ever really!
  • She is considerably more interactive and playful
  • Clingy nature is much lower
  • She awoke from naps without crying (this is HUGE)!
  • She grabbed books and sat for 10 minutes, completely engaged, pretending to read them (never happened before)

These are just a few of the major changes I saw over the course of 4 days and I am thrilled! Not only is she much more balanced internally, but I know that I am giving her a product that is the highest quality I could ever find. The older brothers have not been on a protocol yet but I cannot wait to see their results.

Important facts relating to the Young Living MindWise memory blend:

Sacha inchi, one of the oldest cultivated plants in Peru, is a great source of linoleic acid and offers one of the best saturated to unsaturated fat ratios of any plant.
Coconut oil is composed predominately of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which are shown to support brain health.
CoQ10 is found in every cell of the body and is necessary for the basic functioning of cells.

To fully understand why essential oils are unmatched in the medical/health industry you need to grasp the basic fundamental nature of what they do. Essential oils are the only thing that can penetrate cells, clean receptor sites, detoxify the body and create a homeostatic balance. Zero side effects, there is no “wrong” oil, and if you are using Young Living rest in the fact that you will never be harmed. There is no other company that takes quality and the health of people so seriously, all while having a biblical perspective. To learn more click here

If you are faced with any “brain” issues choose this before reaching for synthetic drugs/pharmaceuticals which only suppress the bodies natural responses, toxify each cell and have a slew of side effects.

I have 3 MindWise supplements to give 3 New Premium Members. Please contact me to find out more, an incredible opportunity!

 

A Wonder Week and Some Insane Teething

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Phew…we just got thru one of the most stressful weeks in quite awhile. Poor little baby girl was simply miserable and there was no consoling her. It was hard for me to pinpoint the real cause of her grief. A was clingy, crying constantly and definitely not interested in playing with toys or her usual distraction – the brothers. After wading thru the waters of autism with both L and M you better believe I am on high alert with any signs that might pop up in sweet A-Jo. It is kind of a curse, because it is really hard for me to see the glass half full. During our challenging week my thoughts inextricably go to wondering if she is displaying early markers of ASD. I had little brother in therapy at 6 months of age, and lately I have been wondering if I should, as a precaution, put baby sister in something.

The answer is NO

It is no for one humongous reason; God is teaching me to be patient and to trust in his great plan for A’s life and development without fear or reservation. To take things one step at a time and use all the knowledge he gave us from big brother and little brothers journey and apply that to our third child. We started back when she was a little nugget in my belly with the brain protocol from our Homeopathic doctor. Prior to conceiving, I also removed all silver fillings that most likely were leaching into my own bloodstream and affected both boys. No vaccines, all organic and lots of supplements to protect her development. You can read more about her birth story here.

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Now back to that fussiness. The first part is a little secret something called the “wonder weeks”. I learned about this from some great friends and it really has been an excellent resource. It provides tremendous insight into each developmental phase from birth. Her symptoms and behavior were very consistent with developing into the next phase, more specifically the “ninth leap”.

The other part was some OVER-THE-TOP teething. The poor girl was in such pain and had very restless sleep. A few years ago I would quickly reach for the Tylenol but not now. You can read about some of the dangers of Tylenol here. Instead I have a treasure box full of fast acting remedies for almost every situation.

First line of defense:

Thieves Essential Oil – why? Because it is a powerful analgesic, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory intervention. Theives combines clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata and has been specially blended to offer a killer line of defense for the body.

I mixed a drop or two of Thieves blended with some coconut oil and rubbed it on her gums 2-3 times a day. Within a day she was 99% better! The inflammation was down and because it has a numbing effect she was able to sleep much better.

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Second line of defense:

To attack her fever and fussiness I diffused Lemon essential oil in her room and also rubbed it on her body. Lemon is a natural fever reducer, mood elevator and anti-viral/bacterial. I also placed a drop in her drinking water on day one and within a few hours her fever was gone and she was markedly happier.

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We are back on the mend now, but unfortunately according to my new Wonder weeks app, we are 16 days away from another leap. Lord, prepare my heart and mind now for what is to come.

Here is a link to read more about these medical-grade essential oils that can completely transform your home medicine cabinet and how you look at treating your children.

The “yes” experiment…plus 2 minutes

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How much time do we really give our children? Un-interrupted, no iphone, no ipad, no T.V., totally and unequivocally distraction-free time. I challenge you to put yourself to the test and see how many times your gaze goes from your child’s eager face down to your phone to check instagram or your email for just a “quick sec”. Each moment away from my children who desperately want to share the bug they just found, have a tea party or build the next great lego spaceship, is myself missing out on a lifetime of memories.

I felt challenged to do this after listening to our Pastor’s own experience with his kids recently. It hit me to the core on that particular Sunday and I am determined to rise to the occasion. So I began my experiment…

I opened my ears and realized just how many times my children seek my attention:

Mommy can I have a snack (every 10 minutes) even if they just ate breakfast 5 minutes prior.

Mommy play a game with me.

Mommy look at my lego guy.

Mommy I love you.

Mommy can we play out front.

Mommy can we go to the park.

Mommy I love you.

Mommy come play with me.

And all that was in a span a 10 minutes! Wow, I can either get frustrated and irritated at the constant whining, requesting and repeating, or I can choose to play. Even if for just a few minutes. It was not long ago that my boys had zero functional play skills. I longed and prayed for them to make up a puppet show or wrestling with each other. It is happening and unfolding before my very eyes and I risk missing it all. God is answering our prayers and now is the time for me to put down the distractions and just enjoy my kids, instead of meeting most requests with no.

Enter my experiment with my kids as the guinea pigs. Every request was met with yes. Yes, I will play with you. Yes, we can go to the park. Yes, we can paint. Yes, I love you. Yes, we can make apple pie. Yes, let’s build a fort.

I started with yes and learned quickly that what they craved was perfectly reasonable and doable. They were so blissful. Pure joy leapt across their faces like it was Christmas morning in the middle of August. A bit confused for sure, but that quickly dispersed with complete amazement at the fact that mommy was eager and willing to do anything with them. Reality check: this was one-day of “I will say yes to everything you ask”. After, we talked about how yes is fun and exciting, but it also gave us an opportunity to teach about responsibilities that grown ups have and even write out some chores they can complete so there is more time available for family fun.

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Yes we can build a teepee

The second part of my experiment was to always offer them at least “2 minutes” each time they seeked my attention. Here are the real world facts; I have chores to do as a busy momma. I do need to wash the floor, run the laundry, empty the dishwasher and make every meal known to man. Some tasks can wait for a day but the reality is, they ALL can wait in order for me to give my children 2 minutes of undivided attention.

The usual scenario:

L – “Mommy, come play a game with me”

Me – “L I need to wash the floor, later I promise”

Later comes…

L – “Mommy come heeeeere noooooow, come play with me”

Me – “L just a minute I am folding the laundry, I need to make dinner and this house is a disaster.”

Play did not happen. I was more focused on getting something done in that immediate moment that I failed to see the eagerness in my son’s eyes.

I set the intention to say, “boys yes I’ll give you two minutes and then I have to complete my chores”. You know what happened?

They were so elated with those two minutes that they often forgot I walked away to finish my list. I know what you are thinking, what a sneaky trick to play on your kids. No, I assure I am not. What I am attempting to teach them is that:

  1. I love them and value time with them, and that comes first
  2. Chores are required of all members in a family for a home to run smoothly
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We can play and do chores at the same time!

It totally works. Thank you Pastor Neil! You have inspired us to be mindful of our electronics and aware of our children’s need for play. Our children are happier, thankful for the work mommy and daddy do to provide them a safe and secure home and most importantly they will always know that we value their requests for our time.

The pure act of suspending my own selfish desires to post on instagram or check the latest facebook feed will forever make a positive impact on my children. I don’t want them to be a social media parent. Period.

I even stopped spontaneously at the park the other day for 30 minutes of amazing non-planned fun with my L-bug, even though I had a to-do list a mile deep. Everything got done and he was an eager helper; because he was able to be a child free with no restraints on the playground that day.

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