Thieves Essential Oil Back to School Promo! Let’s GET Healthy!

It’s that time of year again where we either give three cheers for “Back to School”…or dread the early morning routines after a long a relaxing summer. If you are like me, you are really looking forward to not making a gazillion meals a day and being asked every five minutes for a snack. I am also looking forward to some special time with my youngest, who lately seems to get lost in the hustle and bustle of sports and activities with the boys.

In the past I would CRY when back to school time came because my kids were the ones who caught EVERYTHING. We missed so much school and the whole routine of “sickness” is just taxing on the entire family. This year, however, we are prepared and I am anxiously awaiting the ability to say, “I love you, have a great day!”

What turned it around for us last year was this special little red bottle called Thieves. Our immune systems were boosted immediately and my kids weathered sickness like rock stars. Lately we have been exposed to Hand Foot and Mouth, as well as the Flu and my kids were the only ones not to get it. To me, that is AMAZING!

I want YOU to reap the same benefits as our family and give you a great way to start your Essential Oil journey with the right education and support.

For the Month of August I will be gifting TWO very special gifts to any new Premium Members with my team at Young Living. These two products are the perfect way to start the school year off with boosted immune systems and say “Bye-Bye” to pathogens!

Each new Member will receive One Thieves Hand Sanitizer Spray (Value $15) and One Hand Sanitizer Gel (Value $7) PLUS a Free Reference Guide to Essential Oils (value $20) 

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What can you do with these?? Endless Germ killing of course, natural, safe, 100% effective again super bugs, Lice, dust, mold and other nasties, plus you will smell GREAT!

Spray on Backpacks (germs hitch a ride home on these), on the head to prevent lice, clothing, hands, feet, bathrooms, doors, tables etc… You can even spray this in your throat to kill Strep!

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With your Premium Membership you will join our passionate and helpful team who are here to support you every step of the way. Plus you will be added into our private Facebook group, have access to exclusive workshops and online seminars.

Here is a sneak peek at the most amazing box you will ever receive in the mail. Try not to tackle the FedEx guy!

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1. To enroll simply click on member sign up HERE  (referral number #1403175)

2. Click on wholesale member (you will receive a 24% discount and on all future purchases as well)

There are ZERO requirements or selling expectations! Just good ol’ Health with the LEADER in the Essential Oils World

You are only asked for your social security number if you ever wish to refer new members, it will never be used and is 100% safe

3. You have the option to skip Essential Rewards (although they have some pretty sweet packages)

4. Then check out! As soon as I receive confirmation I will mail your FREE gifts and set up a 1:1 consult to get you started!

 

I am so excited for you to start a journey of Health and with God’s uniquely designed intelligent Medicine!

NOW you can be EXCITED for Back to School

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!

 

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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Should Tonsils, Adenoids and Tubes be left alone?

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If there is one thing I wish I had known more about before having children, it would be an understanding of ear infections and proper treatment. Actually sickness in general, why it happens, and how to investigate and find root causes. Unfortunately I was conditioned like many of us to not question a Doctor prescribing drugs. Take it, follow the directions and that should fix it right? Not so in many cases.

Instead we need to educate and empower ourselves to choose wisely when faced with putting anything into our children’s body. Luckily we still are blessed with a few great Pediatricians and Doctors, like our Dr. S, who listen, support and acknowledge parental concerns. I just wish there were more of them.

When any doctor suggests that a child should have surgery some serious questions need to be asked, especially if it falls under the “oh it’s routine we do it all the time” category. Today this is quite often the case in tubes, adenoid removal and tonsillectomy surgery.

Some current stats:

  • Of those who have tubes placed in their ears, only 25% see significant improvement. The other 75% return to illness within 3 months of removal.
  • Ear tubes remain popular — with an estimated 700,000 insertions a year in the United States
  • Our body knows it needs tonsils and adenoids. They will begin to regenerate, and if surgery is done before the age of 3, studies show than in 75% of cases they come back. Pretty smart.
  • 45% of tonsils regrow as well. Again our body inherently needs them, so they regenerate. Even more so if surgery is done in early childhood.
  • Regrowth of tonsils and adenoids is linked to the continued presence of allergens and or toxins that were the cause of the issue in the first place. Remove the cause and there is no need to remove the tonsils.
  • There is a critical time 6 months after surgery where children’s immune systems are significantly weaker.
  • Just like any part of your child’s health…enlarged tonsils, adenoids or recurring ear infections are a sign that something is going array in the immune system. Explore the possibility of why, before jumping into surgically removing an important part of your child’s body.

Understanding why we have Tonsils and Adenoids

Both of these are extremely important to our entire immune system. Both the tonsils and adenoids act like a trap for allergens, bacteria and toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis-if the bacteria, toxins and dust/mold were to travel deeper into our immune system then potentially more serious reactions could occur.

Our systems are ALL inter-connected:

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Adenoids and tonsils work inside the lymphatic system and process fluid together with the other lymphoid tissues present in the human body. That liquid has lymphocytes (a form of white blood cell), whose job is destroying toxins and bacteria. If these contaminants and toxins miss out traveling thru the adenoids and tonsils, and enter through the skin, the antibodies are produced and travel to attack the invading toxins.

In upper respiratory infections, our tonsils are meant to neutralize by producing antibodies. These antibodies or immunoglobulins are proteins that are found in the bodily fluids (blood). As our tonsils begin to mature they produce five types of antibodies, including specific antibodies against Diptheria, Poliovirus, staphylococcus, haempophilus influenzae and streptococcus pneumoniae.

For those with weaker immune systems, like small children who have not built it completely up, the tonsils and adenoids are critical. With age, the adenoids have less responsibility but still continue to produce antibodies when allergens, toxins and bacteria enter through the breathing pathway.

Where are the tonsils and adenoids:

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And then come infections

If the adenoids get over-worked with a higher amount of toxins, bacteria or allergens entering, then infections can occur. Younger children fall into this often as they are more prone to “ingest” bacteria by putting things into their mouths. Since both work in unison, if one is infected most likely the other is as well.

  • Symptoms of infection or swelling in the adenoids include, difficulty swallowing, sore throat, heavy breathing, mouth breathing (critical to teach your children to nose breathe at it is a first line of defense to trap allergens)

The continual presence of allergens and toxins can cause repeated infections to occur in both the tonsils and adenoids. “A study done in Poland in 2004 showed that 28.6% of the children who had swollen tonsils, in fact had a major food allergy. The tonsils and adenoids were full of the allergen that the body was attempting to trap and thus were completely aggravated and swollen.”

Other studies have also come to this conclusion with environmental based allergies

Often, once the allergen was removed, the child’s adenoids and tonsils return back to normal, doing the job they were designed for.

From our own personal experience, our son was constantly stuffy, often berthed thru the mouth and snored. He was not what I would consider “well”. Many factors contributed to that, but the BIGGIE was milk (casein)! Once that was eliminated, he was significantly better, and so were his ears. Back to our pretty rad pediatrician who would tell me “milk isn’t meant for humans!” I finally listened.

Food Allergies or Sensitivities

Food allergies and sensitivities to food are two different things. An allergy can result in severe anaphylactic reactions, hives etc. Intolerance’s can last a life-time and show up in varying symptoms. Inflammation occurs in both the tonsils and adenoids due to the presence of the food causing the reaction both in short and long term situations. Both can be tested for; one a blood test, the other a scratch test. It is always a good idea to see exactly what you are dealing with. I would highly suggest auricular testing with an experienced Homeopathic doctor, as the intolerance will be 100% accurate. These Docs are far and few between, and I would only go to the BEST, like this one.

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And then there were Tubes

Everything mentioned above can lead to recurrent ear infections-and then often doctors suggest draining the excess fluid with surgery or “tubes”. It is a billion dollar business…if we change the nutrition, health and how we treat infections initially, these too can be eliminated.

Natural Ways to Combat Adenoid/Tonsil and Ear Infections

Explore the idea of visiting a Chiropractor that specializes in children.

If the spine is out of alignment, even in the smallest of ways, it can have huge repercussions on your immune system. Everything is inter-connected to the vertebrae in the spine. Each organ, nervous system, brain, immune response etc…Vertebral subluxations have life-long impacts on overall health and injury. I cannot say enough about Dr. Mac, he is a genius in re-aligning our children’s systems.

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Ear aches/infections/drainage issues can all be greatly reduced and completely corrected with spinal adjustments, as well as the negative effects of swollen tonsils/adenoids. The main reason being tied back to the inability to efficiently drain toxins and allergens, already illustrated above.

Young children are especially susceptible to spinal issues right from birth ( birthing itself can cause a whole series of subluxations), and if not corrected will continue to cause problems into adult hood. We’ve talked a bit about the fact that the tonsils and adenoids are part of the immune system, the ears are as well. Ear wax is part of our immune systems way of draining the foreign invaders of toxins, allergens and bacteria in our body.

Being that the tonsils and adenoids are a part of the lymph system; if you take a look at the diagram showing their placement in the body, you will notice that the Eustachian tube from the ears drains directly near the adenoids and the fluid flows past both the adenoids and tonsils.

A vital part of the lymph system is the ability to drain away the “dead” invaders as waste products. The drainage of the lymph system relies on the muscle groups located near each lymph node-for the adenoids and tonsils these are the muscles of the neck and upper body (think shoulder blades and up). If there is a subluxation of the upper spine, the ability for these muscles to contract properly and allowing for the lymph nodes to drain can be blocked partially or completely which results in these areas swelling and ultimately becoming infected by the waste products.

Often, even on the first visit to a Chiropractor, relief can be immediate, Here is a great study on Tonsillitis.

Homeopathic/Natural Treatment of Infections

When an infection in the tonsils, adenoids and ears is present the normal course of action is to prescribe an antibiotic. BUT the over use of antibiotics can have significant health issues especially in younger children. Antibiotics are completely UNABLE to decipher the “bad” bugs/bacteria/virus, instead wiping out both the good and bad bacteria found in our entire body, leaving it open to more infection.

Unless a child is prone to seizures, it is suggested to ride out the fever and not treat it with OTC’s (Tylenol, Motrin). The fever is the bodies way of fighting off the infection and is a vital part of the immune system function. Dr. Lawrence Palevsky has the best checklist for handing a fever and illness in a child, it can be found here.

A safe and effective method of treating fevers is to use Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil. The following is a great graphic on how to use essential oils for treating a fever.

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Essential Oils for Strep Throat and Tonsillitis

Young Living Oregano Oil is a fantastic oil that is highly effective for bacterial and viral infections it also stimulated the immune system. By stimulating the immune system in a child dealing with Tonsil or Adenoid issues this will result in the immune system working to “kick out” or remove the trapped bacteria that can create swelling/inflammation.

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Protocol for Oregano Oil

It is always a best practice to dilute oils for young children (under 5). Take 1-2 drops of Oregano oil and mix with any carrier oils like Olive, Almond, Grapeseed, Coconut. A 50-50 ratio Essential oil to carrier oil. Rub onto the child’s feet.

Ingesting oils is highly effective and often the quickest means to recovery (this can be done for children and adult over 5). It is a spicy oil and best to be mixed. I love mixing it with raw honey on a spoon or in a fresh pressed juice like apple/carrot. If you, or your child can swallow a capsule, then this is very effective! Take 2-3 drops of Oregano oil and 2-3 drops of olive oil in an empty capsule and swallow 2-3 times a day. **Keep in mind genuine therapeutic essential oil are completely safe to ingest. But I will only recommend Young Living.

It is best to avoid diffusing Oregano oil due to it being quite strong and my irritate the brachial tubes. 
Adults-Using the same application methods as the above, but upping the dosage to 4-5 drops is highly effective.

 

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A must have…Thieves Essential Oil

Thieves Oil Blend was created using a recipe from the 15th century, when robbers would cover themselves in oil so they would not contract the plague (and they never did!). The combination of oils is incredibly powerful and is a safe and natural replacement for antibiotics. It is also a highly effective antihistamine, all of these benefits combined make it a necessity oil blend to have in your medicine cabinet. 

For small children, you can rub a few drops on the feet or diffuse.

For adults and older children ingesting is very quick and effective. Same type of protocol as above. Mix with honey, juice or in a capsule.

For acute illness it is suggested to take this up to 5 times a day and also rub directly on the throat area. Since the molecules and chemical structure of pure oils are very small, they have the ability to pass directly thru the skin and penetrate affected cells, kill the bacteria and heal at the cellular level. This is not the case with drugs like antibiotics.

Other Oils: There are other Young Living Oils that have been proven to help with Tonsils and Adenoids include Melaleuca alternifolia (also known as Tea Tree), Myrrh, Lemon, Ginger, Dorado Azul, Melrose and ImmuPower. Each of these oils have antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as decongestant properties which can help reduce the inflammation in the tonsils and adenoids. All can be used/applied as shown above.

Vitamin C and D-is vital to proper immune system function. Unfortunately the RDA(recommended daily amount) is set way to low for optimal health.

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Herbs and Sea Salt! An herb that is highly regarded for ear infections is garlic and fenugreek. They are antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and help to relieve pain and discomfort. A simple recipe would be to take 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds and simmer in 1 liter of distilled water for 20-30 minutes, then add crushed garlic and cloves and simmer for a few more minutes. Strain and add 1 tsp of sea salt until its dissolved. Let cool and gargle frequently. Let sit in your throat, and it is also completely safe to swallow. For additional anti-viral properties add one drop of Thieves essential oil.

Sugar

In short, sugar suppresses the production of white blood cells, and they basically are superman for our immune systems. From the moment we ingest sugar, immune suppression starts. This cycle is even more detrimental on an infant or small child’s immune system.

Milk/Dairy

Milk (Dairy) is known to cause a significant amount of inflammation and mucous. This mucous attempts to get out, and one major source of mucous removal is the sinuses-which are you guessed it directly related to ears, nose and throat. All of which drain past the adenoids and tonsils causing aggravation and leading to infection.

Dairy is also one of the things that is high on the list of food intolerances that many people don’t realize are causing internal issues. Not everyone exhibits lactose intolerance but humans are basically unable to digest lactose after age 6-7 when our body stops producing lactase to digest the milk (breast milk) that we are designed to digest as infants and toddlers. Ingesting large amounts of milk causes our body to go into remove it mode and the mucous is added as a way to flush it out of our system.

If you or your child have a constant stuffy nose, post nasal drip and recurring ear infections, remove dairy from the diet for about 2 weeks and see the difference it makes. ** Note not all dairy causes issues, grass-fed butter is not a true diary product as it’s actually a byproduct, camel, goat and sheep’s milk is much better tolerated in young children as it contains much lower levels of casein and lactose.** Yogurt can also be a good choice in the from of goat or coconut milk as it contains beneficial bacteria to help boost the gut flora and in turn improve immune function.

Health Changes

It will be said over and over again. Putting bad stuff in…will only yield bad stuff coming out. Is it harder to take away milk, sugar and processed foods, or have your child in a continual cycle of illness?

Hard to swallow for many, including me.

In the end, there are ALWAYS natural, safe and effective solutions to try first. Typically, no one needs to rush into surgery for tubes or even begin an antibiotic protocol right away. There IS time to begin a natural course of treatment. In the end, after researching you will know what is right for you and your family and feel confident in that!

Educate, empower and be encouraged! We are all in this together.

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A tale of 3 very different Ear Infections…

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Nothing tests me more as a “natural” momma than ear infections, and we had a pretty rough go of it a few weeks ago. You can catch up here.

There are few things that make me want to scream and run into a dark closet more than antibiotics (ear infections & strep) and the stomach flu. Antibiotics just plain scare me, and we need to start taking notice of antibiotic overuse. Here is a very good article written by a biologist (for you natural health questioners) that speaks to this phenomenon very well.

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The Start…

Our crazy train of sickness began with an ear infection for big brother (age 6). He exhibited the tell-tale sign that his ear hurt and he was running a low temp. I kept him home from school and hit it hard! I was taking no prisoners. After all, why would I go to all the work of building up my natural medicine cabinet? I needed to be able to spring into action and know precisely what to do.

I immediately placed some garlic oil in his ear, rubbed frankincense, pan away and lavender essential oils on his outer ear and lymph nodes. Oregano EO and Thieves on his feet. I repeated this regimen every hour. **this is what I had on hand, and there are several oils that can be used for ear infections that I will discuss at the end. But it is always good to remember that pure medical grade essential oils all work in harmony together! There is really no wrong oil

I was preparing for the worst. Let’s just say we do not normally have good experiences with illness.

By lunchtime he was a new kid. No fever and no pain.

Could it really be that simple I thought?

Natural Health – 1

Icky antibiotics – 0  

Take that Mr. Urgent care Doctor that hands out antibiotics like its candy.

We were in the clear, or so I thought…

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Here comes #2

Enter ear infection for baby sister (17 months)

This one was a bit more challenging. I knew she had all the signs, but I did not want to rush to the doctor. She was just recovering from influenza, which we successfully treated naturally (praise God), and a cold. I am sure the drainage caused the ear infection. I began the very same regimen I did for big brother. No results, or at best minimal. She also cannot vocalize her pain and discomfort which causes mommy to feel so utterly helpless.

Fever, no reduction; pain, whimpering and crying all.night.long.

I stepped it up a notch, diffusing purification, melaleuca, melrose and lavender 24/7, plus oregano oil on her feet (natural antibiotic). Lemon and lavender on her back for fever reduction.

Ahhh, there it was some results. Finally a bit of relief. Her fever went down and she seemed so much happier. But then by that evening she was back at it again. I waved the white flag and headed to urgent care. I would have much rather seen our personal pediatrician, but at night that’s a no-go. I dragged my mom along because at this point I was recovering from strep throat and in no shape to drive or console a crying baby.

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The doctor didn’t even flinch, he handed over that prescription for antibiotics so fast I couldn’t even ask questions. I politely took it but had no intention of filling it. My mom, who is 3/4 of the way onto the crunchy bus, practically guilted me into filling it. So we brought her and the pink stuff home. But my thoughts were here the entire time:

  1. How do I really know she needs this antibiotic? Can she recoup without it?
  2. By ingesting this antibiotic, her natural gut flora (the balance of good and bad bacteria) will be off, causing a higher chance of sickness due to a weakened immune system. We already take a large amount of probiotics, but still antibiotics wreak havoc.
  3. I am very concerned about bacterial resistance in our ecosystem, and how does this play into that? Again, does she really need it?
  4. Typically ear infections are viral, not bacterial. Why would I give her something that will intentionally harm her body if it is viral?
  5. There is so much I can try first!
  6. How long can I wait? They make it seem like if I don’t administer this ASAP she will have irreversible damage.

I had every intention to put it off, but with my mom standing over me I relented and gave her a dose. Oh the agony and guilt I felt! I am not a fan of antibiotics, what did I just do?? I thought about how big brother slipped into autism from the combination of antibiotics and vaccines. I did have some comfort knowing that little sister had never had a vaccine and her immune system had been challenged naturally so far with every illness, so her chances of major repercussions from the antibiotic was minimal.

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The Power of Prayer

I prayed that night for wisdom and a clear direction of what I should do. I continued the natural remedies thru the night and my answer came in the morning.

Earlier that day I emailed our family homeopathic doctor and he had replied to me by the next morning with what to give her. Funny, opening line in the email was “just because she has an ear infection doesn’t mean she needs antibiotics”. He had a specific regimen for her and I started her on it right away. No, I did not continue the antibiotic, but I did increase her probiotics.

Her regimen consisted of:

  • UNDA ABC drops several times a day (very specific for an ear infection)
  • Melaleuca and lavender EO on a cotton ball in the ear
  • UNDA 2, 15, 312 and 710 drops
  • Belladonna pellets 9CH for fever reduction

***It is important to remember that if you practice natural health, essential oils and homeopathic remedies often do not work together. They actually cancel each other out. I would ask your doctor which oils are safe to use while on a homeopathic regimen

We were getting better, remarkably better. God has answered my prayer and opened a door. I am still not sure what decision I would make when faced with having to use an antibiotic again. It is a difficult for any parent. You have to weigh the situation and go with your instincts and pray. I truly believe modern medicine has its place, but should always be used with utmost caution.

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Ear infection #3…the hits keep on coming

Next was little brother. I actually am not saving this for last because it was the worst, these really did happen in this order. Looking back I can see how God had his hand at each and every part of our ear infection madness. As each successive one occurred I learned more and was able to rationally and soundly make a decision for the next successive illness. Amazing how that works right?

Little brother had just recovered from a massive sinus infection (again but the grace of God we were able to treat at home naturally). He complained off and on over the course of a week that his ears hurt, so I put some oils on and after an hour he was “fine”. He was adamant his ears did not hurt any more, but then it would happen again, so I repeated and again he said there was no more pain. Awesome! Until one night I awoke to the most blood curdling scream. So bad, I literally jumped out of bed and ran to their room with phone in hand ready to dial 9-1-1. Husband didn’t even flinch by the way…sound asleep.

I comforted him and he actually went right back to sleep so I thought nothing more than a night terror. I sent him off to school the next morning only to get a call an hour in that he was crying from pain in his ear. Oh man, I thought. I had the intuition driving to his school to call and see if our Dr. S could see him and scheduled an appt for later that afternoon.

I picked him up to find this:

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A ruptured eardrum.

Poor kid, it must have hurt like crazy last night when it popped, and I didn’t even know! Enter the mommy guilt again.

I have never experienced a ruptured ear drum before and was noticeable shaken buy it. It’s actually pretty gross and the bacteria and fluid oozes out constantly from the ear.

What did I do until his appt?

I applied melaleuca, lavender and melrose on a cotton ball and had him wear it immediately to annihilate the bacteria and stop a possible infection from starting. This mommy doesn’t want to ride the antibiotic crazy train anytime soon! His pain went away immediately, but the drainage was more than I could bear.

On the way to our “mainstream doc” I swung by the homeopath and to my surprise he was there are able to give me some proper remedies and an oil regimen. It truly was a miracle that he was there and able to see M.

I was happy we could see our pediatrician that I trust and who fully supports our natural health decisions, but I was expecting him to tell me little brother needed antibiotics. Everything I read on ruptured ear drums said antibiotics are almost always given.

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He confirmed the rupture and said, “let’s wait and see what happens, no need to rush into antibiotics” Man I love this guy! He even asked me what the homeopath prescribed and was really interested in learning about the essential oils. Ya, I was pretty much floored. He said let it drain for 5 days and we can re-asses.

Well drain it DID

Man, that puppy never stopped. To the point I was getting a little concerned. So we went back. There was no infection (because of the absolute power essential oils have) but the slit was not closing up well, so all he prescribed was a very low dose topical steroid drop. I was ok with that! I continued with the oils, per the doctor, to help with tissue regeneration and to continue to kill bacteria.

Within hours he was back to normal.

I wanted to write about this because after having three kids my memory is shot, lets be honest. I will probably have to refer to my own blog for what to use the next time an ear infections come a knocking. But also because I am in absolute awe as to the power of prayer, Gods ultimate hand in healing and the amazing gift that essential oils are!

They are truly God’s medicine by design.

Here is a break down of some of the oils we used and why they work so well:

Melaleuca alternifolia

can be effective against bacteria
supports the body’s natural defenses
immune system booster
promotes cleansing and purity
can reduce inflammation

Purification

Purification is a blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Lavandin, Rosemary, Melaleuca alternifolia and Myrtle essential oils. I use Purification all the time for so many different things but used specifically for our ear infections because or its power to kill bacteria

Lavender

One of the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender oil has been highly regarded for the skin and has been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming relaxing and balancing — physically and emotionally. This plant is grown and distilled at the Young Living Farms.

**Lavender was specifically prescribed by our homeopathic doctor because of its amazing ability to drain the lymph nodes.

Melrose

Melrose contains four powerhouse essential oils. melaleuca alternifolia, melaleuca quinquenervia, clove and rosemary cineol. Together these oils make a powerful blend that is extremely effective at tissue regeneration. It speeds up healing of infections, cuts, scrapes, burns and ear infections. Melrose is also great to have on hand for bites or stings.

What else is in my Medicine Cabinet for Ear infections?

Propolis – a natural antibiotic and immune booster (very powerful and a must for your medicine cabinet)

Colloidal Silver drops

Garlic Oil

Hylands Ear ache drops

To learn more about the power of essential oils you can click on the links below.

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http://this-little-light-of-mine.org/young-living-essential-oils-sign-up/

Some other helpful links:

For more posts about ear infections (past journeys) and antibiotics click here

All about the true gift that God gave us in Essential oils click here

A great book:

No More Antibiotics