My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge, next verse, because you’ve rejected knowledge.
Keep your minds open and try to learn as much as you can.
Revelations Chapter 18 versus 23 – 24
Talking about Babylon – he says
For your merchants were the great men of the earth (or the rich men of the earth) for by your sorcery all nations were deceived in our day and in her was found the blood of profits and saints and all who were slain upon the earth.
If you look up the Greek translation of sorcery, it is pharmacopoeia.
So it is pretty clear that we were given warning to watch out for these things.
We were told that they would call good, evil and evil, good in our day.
YOUNG LIVING TRAINING TAPE #59
OILS, NUTRITION AND HEALTH
Actor Clint Walker, Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, & D. Gary Young, N.D.
We welcome you to Training Tape #59 from the 2003 Young Living Annual Convention, a highly informative lecture by Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, who will discuss the dangers of mind-altering, so-called “antidepressant” drugs as compared to the more effective properties of essential oils, and then Gary Young will introduce the famous Hollywood actor, Clint Walker, who will share with us the lessons he has learned about good nutrition and proper physical fitness. And now, here is Dr. Ann Blake Tracy.
Dr. Ann Blake Tracy – About My Book
Let me first of all start by mentioning that in my book I dedicated it first of all to my great, great grandfather, who was the mayor of Tombstone during the OK Correl days. I think he is the one who gave me the spunk to do what I am doing. He stood between Johnny Ringo and Wyatt Earp one day and stopped a gun battle, and I feel that‚Äôs what I have been doing for the last 14 years when it comes to those who have been damaged by these serotonin antidepressants and the pharmaceutical companies.
The Essential 7 Kit was created by Young Living Essential Oils (YLEO) so that anyone could immediately use and appreciate the benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils. The Kit contains three single oils: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon (Citrus limon) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita), and four oil blends: Joy, PanAway, Peace & Calming and Purification.
All single oils may be used as dietary supplements.
All of the oils may by diffused. The diffuser from YLEO is a special air pump that is custom designed to disperse the oils in a micro fiber vapor. This allows the oils to stay suspended in the air to reduce bacteria, fungi and mold. It also freshens the air with natural fragrances, eliminating the need for synthetic, harmful air fresheners. The diffuser disperses the oils without heat, which could render the essential oils less effective.
All of the oils can be applied to the Vita Flex points on the feet, added to bath water mixed with YLEO’s Bath Gel Base, applied topically or used with body and foot massage.
Please carefully read and follow the guidelines for the safe use of young living essential oils included at the end of this handout.
We welcome you to Training CD #70 from the 2004 Nashville Semi-Annual Convention, a highly informative lecture by Dr. David Hill on how to protect yourself from viruses, bacteria, and germs by using Young Living Essential Oils and Supplements.
Dr. David Hill - Rule of Thumb!
A long time ago I heard Gary say, “If you are a little bit nervous about something, and if you are trying to clear your head or you have to take an exam, take a little Clarity and put it on your thumb and stick it on the roof of your mouth and suck your thumb for a little bit!”
My wife was looking at me funny as I was sucking my thumb, so I went backstage. I just didn‚Äôt know I was going to be sucking my thumb for an extra 15 or 20 minutes‚Äďso I have to thank you, Gary!
History of Essential Oils Used As Medicine. Research by Jennifer Hansen
From earliest recorded history, essential oils have played an active role in commerce and health care. I have put together, in date order, some research I have found about the use of essential oils and herbs through the ages.
The record is there for anyone to research. From Holy Scripture to secular writings, essential oils are recorded as mankind’s first known medicine. Just because they are no longer main stream does not mean they are worthless, only that we need to spread their value more widely again.
Essential oils are the Missing Link that we need in order to live healthy lives today, as it has been in the past. Please enjoy reading about a history of essential oil use and maybe open your mind to the fact that pharmaceutical drugs are not the only way, and maybe are not always the best choice, for actually preventing and/or healing disease.
If you tell a medical doctor that essential oils can bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won‚Äôt 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‚Äôt, then they can‚Äôt 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, ‚ÄúAlthough ugly and capable of doing harm, these ‚Äėdemons‚Äô are also the bearers of some good. So long as the benefits outweigh the risks, we use them,‚ÄĚ he summarized. ‚ÄúWe have no choice,‚ÄĚ he continued, ‚Äúbecause if a drug has no dangers, then it can have no benefits.
That‚Äôs just the way it is. And that‚Äôs why it is essential that only qualified physicians be allowed to prescribe medicines,‚ÄĚ 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.
Are Young Living Oils ¬ĎOrganic¬í? Going Beyond Organic
Chris Packer, a Young Living farm manager, with Gary Young checking the worm grow beds to see the growth rate; the finished worm castings are mixed with compost for fertilizer and foliage feed for the plants grown on the Young Living farms, the plants that produce essential oils for us. This is just one ¬†sustainable and organic practice that makes Young Living a top quality organic operation.
Why something like worm beds and other practices are important to know is because over our lifetime what we do today greatly determines our health in the future, which can save money in health care costs. First, we need to know the nuts and bolts, what has changed, what¬ís being done, and what we can do about it. Here are some examples that can help us make better choices in selecting which company(s) produce foods and products that we can feel good about buying. Let¬ís start with something Dr. Mercola writes to bring things into perspective:
¬ď[one example] is Stonyfield Farm yogurt, which abandoned its organic farm in New Hampshire long ago and now gets its milk in powdered form. Yes, you read that correctly:
Powdered milk exported from 9,000 miles away in New Zealand.
You can bet your bottom dollar making powder out of milk is one of the worst things you can to do to it after pasteurization. Nearly all of the biologic value of the milk is removed.¬†
Once that happens, ¬ďorganic¬Ē Stonyfield Farm yogurt sitting on your grocery store shelf is not much more of a health food than a can of soda. It is so far removed from the real deal, it is a pathetic tragedy.
Consumers pay huge amounts for what should be a health food, but are getting ripped off in a major way. The best yogurt is obtained from grass-fed cows that are NOT fed any grains (unlike the feedlot cows used by Horizon and Aurora). This will optimize the fatty acid balance and improve its CLA content. Then, avoid adding sugar to flavor it like Stonyfield does.
You will want to consume the milk in its raw form and certainly not put in a powder. Raw grass-fed milk [butter, cheeses and meats, like we find at US Wellness Meats] is the true health food that will move your body to vibrant health, not the factory-farmed ¬ďorganic¬Ē crap that Stonyfield is selling.
Additionally, the major corporations like Wal-Mart, Dean Foods, General Mills, Unilever, Mars, Kraft and Kellogg have jumped in to reap some of the fat margins that are present in organic foods. You can bet they will keep the prices high and lower the quality and take the extra profit for their bottom line. In the meantime, you are getting ripped off again.
The organic label has become virtually meaningless as a sign of quality. Your only solution is to seek out LOCAL suppliers of healthy food where you can actually get to know the people who are growing your food.¬Ē
An Account of Knowing; Your Farmer and Their Practices, in the words of Gary Young
June 24, 2011
When the distributors came to the Young Living farm for the Master Leaders Retreat [the YL farm in Ecuador], they had the fabulous opportunity to learn what it takes to produce a No. 1 pure essential oil. As they began picking the ylang ylang flowers, they were taught how to see the difference and to select only the extra fine flowers for Young Living¬ís superior quality oil.
Distributors learned why Young Living¬ís standard cannot be matched as they helped separate the extra fine flowers from the lesser quality flowers that would normally be distilled and sold as No. 2 quality oil to perfume houses and oil brokers for the commercial and aromatherapy markets. ‚Ä®‚Ä®No. 2 flowers are flowers that have over-matured and have started to oxidize, causing them to have a sour smell. Other growers and brokers cut the distilled No. 2 essential oil with synthetic molecules to make the oil smell sweet for the market.
Even though the distributors understood and smelled the difference in the quality of the flowers, the oxidizing smell was still appealing to many. ‚Ä®‚Ä®From this experience the distributors began to see that my mission is more than just producing any essential oil. Obviously, only a company growing its own plants, producing its own oils, and working closely with contract growers can truthfully claim the quality of its essential oils.
June 25, 2011
¬ďYlang Ylang is not only a wonderful fragrance oil but an extremely therapeutic oil as well. Ylang Ylang contains aldehyde ketones, which are very fragrant; phenol and phenol ethers, which are receptor site cleansers; and 33 to 38% sesquiterpenes, which modulate the pituitary and increase oxygen uptake. ‚Ä®However, there are other compounds such as indole that mature when the flower is ready to pick. Indole is very interesting in the fact that it works as the plant¬ís signaling device. Instead of prostaglandins, plants have jasmonate, and instead of steroid hormones, they have brassinsteroids. Indole and brassinalide resemble seratonin and estradiol and signal the estrodiol receptors; this signaling is one of the reasons Ylang Ylang is considered an aphrodisiac. Because of the calming effect of esters and aldehydes and the seratonin signaling effect, Ylang Ylang is extremely good for high blood pressure and preventing tachycardia. Try putting 2 to 4 drops of Ylang Ylang with your Scarlessence [essential oil].¬Ē
These compounds would not be present in the distilled essential oil if tremendous care wasn¬ít taken during every step of the process Gary speaks of here. Yet, there are many essential oil companies that do not take the great care that Young Living Essential Oils has taken and they can obtain the ¬Ďcertified organic¬í label; this is because in the organic regulations one does NOT have to smell the flowers, look at the flowers, pick them in a certain way at the right time of day, handle them in a certain manner, nor distill them using a specific temperature and length of time to ensure that all of the natural components remain in tact. The current organic regulations are not concerned with those very important facts and practices!
June 26, 2011
¬ďThere is more to producing a quality essential oil than just putting the oil in a bottle. I¬ím amazed at how these used car salesmen claim their oils are the best when they buy them from a broker who does not even know how to grow, cultivate, properly harvest, know the distilling procedures, or have the equipment or knowledge to analyze the oil to ensure that it [essential oil] contains the right compounds at the right percentages.¬Ē
Many do not realize that when a 100% pure superior organic essential oil is missing compounds that they are in fact missing most of the healthy benefits of that essential oil too. The educated consumer will not be swayed by labeling that reads; 100% Pure, Organic, All-natural, and will never be fooled by a ¬ďCertified Organic Label¬Ē, more on Seed to Seal.
Today, the informed consumer knows that they must have a relationship with the growers and farmers of the foods and products they buy as this is the only way we know what we¬íre getting. The informed consumer also knows the right questions to ask and what kinds of answers they should be getting in order to determine if the food or product they¬íre buying is in fact ¬Ďbeyond organic.¬í
¬ĎBeyond organic¬í today represents practicing growing and farming methods that make the certified organic standards and regulations look like nothing more than kids play. Beyond organic represents many things; growing truly organic in the old ways, sustainability practices, low impact, letting animals grow in their natural environments eating native forage and maintaining the pastures for their grazing (like what is done at US Wellness Meats), and using harvesting and processing practices that keep nutrients and compounds in tact (like Young Living does).
There is absolutely no way that a 15ml bottle of Lavender essential oil can be sold in a store for $10. That is unless they have not practiced any of the beyond organic practices and/or unless they have diluted the essential oil with cheap carrier oils or other ingredients, and sometimes companies don¬ít even use any real essential oil instead a chemical that smells (to the untrained nose) like Lavender is used. To sell a 15ml bottle of Lavender oil for $10 the company would be losing money (unless the product is adulterated) and would be out of business in short order.
Marc Schreuder: Young Living Goes Beyond Organic Standards!
¬ďThe Young Living therapeutic-grade standard goes beyond organic in purity, scope, and potency. Young Living applauds the ever-growing demand for goods prepared using organic, sustainable, and ¬ďgreen¬Ē growing practices. We have long championed cutting-edge natural, organic and low-impact farming and manufacturing methods (i.e. returning distilled compost and bio-activity to our fields). These methods are essential in our efforts to produce pure essential oils free from contaminants often introduced by chemical pesticides, fertilizers, etc. On the other hand, we have found that ¬Ďcertified organic¬í does not guarantee that a plant and the oil it produces will be totally free from problems nor that it will meet our standards. It¬ís the sad state of the world that even the best organic farms can be contaminated by toxins, like heavy metals, already in the soil and those still being introduced by polluted air and water.¬Ē
¬ďIn our experience, what ensures 100 percent purity is our own comprehensive, rigorous, and expert analysis of the finished oil. We would prefer to skip these costly measures and trust a governmental agency to guarantee purity, but it wouldn¬ít be prudent to leave something so important in less experienced hands.¬Ē
¬ďFurthermore, for Young Living¬ís therapeutic-grade standard freedom from toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals is just the beginning. Equally important is an oil¬ís optimal therapeutic profile of beneficial phytochemicals, antioxidants, and other constituents. Our focus on activity and results is what guarantees our customers the bio-activity, potency, and living energy whereon we have built our unrivaled reputation. Sometimes we utilize herbs that are ¬ďcertified organic,¬Ē but as often as not we must include herbs that do not and cannot fit in the current scope of this standard. Sometimes the best herbs are cultivated in climates and countries where organic certification is still decades away, such as frankincense. Sometimes the best herbs aren¬ít farmed but achieve their optimal potency growing in the wild for example Palo Santo. The Young Living therapeutic-grade standard embraces all of these opportunities which is why we remain convinced that we go beyond all existing world standards¬óincluding organic.¬Ē
3 Examples of Sustainability and Ecological Responsibility
Lip Balm: Young Living lip balms are infused with refreshing essential oils and made from natural beeswax instead of the petroleum-based wax found in other leading lip balm products.
Thieves Household Cleaner: As innovations in natural plant and mineral-based household solutions are made, Young Living reassess ingredients to ensure that we¬íre using the most current natural products for optimal efficacy and environmental sustainability. A few years ago the opportunity arose to revamp Thieves¬ģ Household Cleaner (using & testimonials) into a more sustainable, ecologically friendly, and effective product today. All of the ingredients that make up this new formulation are ecologically friendly, come from sustainable sources, have biodegradable properties, and none of them are petroleum-based. Not only that, every one of these ingredients received a ¬Ďgreen¬í rating from the Environmental Working Group website¬ówww.ewg.org¬ómeaning that they are ¬ďgood for me, good for the planet, and good for the community.¬Ē
Recyclable: All packaging of Young Living products remains recyclable!
Environmentally Sustainable Examples at the Young Living Farms
Gary Young, ¬ďThe frankincense harvest must be sustainable. More than three cuts may prevent the Frankincense tree from producing seed as some trees are cut up to 10 times by the local harvesters during the harvest season [this practice jeopardizes future harvesting of frankincense].¬Ē
Gary Young, ¬ďAt Young Living, we strive to provide the best products with the least environmental impact. As innovations in natural plant¬†and mineral-based household solutions are made, we reassess ingredients to ensure that we¬íre using the most current natural products for optimal efficacy and environmental sustainability.¬Ē
Sustainable Growing Practices: Sustainable growing practices are of utmost importance to Gary Young, he resolves that nature be left in better shape than when a harvest began. For instance, that is why he insists on replanting the harvested area with optimal spacing between trees [Fir trees after the harvest] to protect against forest fires and ground erosion.
Lavender Signature Series:¬†Another example of sustainability, this line features a collection of all-natural personal care products infused with Young Living¬ís therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil. This eco-friendly line ensures that every ingredient used comes from sustainable sources.
Further Clarification of ¬ďBeyond Organic Standards¬Ē
The most important thing you can do is be informed about what you¬íre purchasing. The organic certification was introduced as a guideline to prevent the food industry from making unsubstantiated claims; it was never intended as an endorsement. Here are a few things to remember the next time you shop for food or products:
¬ďOrganic¬Ē is a certification that you¬íre paying for. But by going to your local farmers¬í market you could be getting produce that is likely grown in accordance with USDA-FDA regulations or even grown in ¬Ďbeyond¬í organic standards. In this case the consumer isn¬ít paying the extra money that the farmer had to pay to obtain the costly ¬Ďcertified organic¬í label or cover the cost of transportation.
¬ďOrganic¬Ē and ¬ďhealthy¬Ē are not interchangeable terms.
Many small farmers cannot afford the organic certification, but that doesn¬ít mean their produce isn¬ít grown in accordance with USDA regulations. Young Living oils like wintergreen, frankincense, and balsam fir are sourced by small operations that do meet USDA organic requirements, but simply can¬ít afford to get the certification.
There are no FDA regulations on terms like ¬ďall-natural,¬Ē so do your research and know what you¬íre getting.
Organic practices are wonderful, but just because something is labeled ¬ďorganic¬Ē doesn¬ít mean you¬íre getting a healthier product. Instead of just grabbing something because the label says ¬ďorganic¬Ē or ¬ďall-natural,¬Ē be educated as to what is best for you. Know where your food is coming from, and if you can¬ít get it at a local farmers¬í market, turn to a company you can trust.
Young Living goes to great lengths to ensure their essential oils are sourced from only the purest farms that employ sustainable growing practices and are free of environmental pollutants¬óyou can trust in that.
Companies have become very skilled at delivering misleading information, which is why the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulations that prevent products from claiming to be organic unless they meet certain criteria. However, despite the best intentions of the USDA and the FDA, many consumers remain uninformed as to what is actually in their foods. After all, who wouldn¬ít be surprised to learn that products labeled ¬ďorganic¬Ē are not necessarily healthier than conventional foods, and that not even 100 percent organic food is safe from marketing manipulation? Or, that just because an ingredient isn¬ít natural or organic doesn¬ít make it bad for you?
My Opinion on ¬ĎCertified Organic¬í Labeling
¬ďI¬íve been buying ¬Ďorganic¬í produce, meats, poultry, and products for nearly 35 years now. I was extremely disappointed when in the 1990s the USDA and FDA took over the regulation of standards determining what was required to gain approval, the certified label. Since this take-over I have seen nothing but a lowering of the standards. Today, I find the standards for certification far lower than my expectations of who and what can be certified; I do not consider powdered milk of any kind or cattle raised in feedlots to be certified organic worthy. ¬†As such, I no longer look for a ¬Ďcertified organic¬í label; but rather form a relationship with those who I buy from. To be perfectly honest, I am more likely to trust a smaller company or farm who spends time with me explaining how they go beyond organic standards ¬ó the certified organic labeling in my mind these days is absolutely worthless due to the lax standards and abuse of terms that once actually meant something.¬Ē ~ Evelyn Vincent
Tips on How to Read Organic Labels¬†(Note: this article states ¬ďOrganic livestock must have access to the outdoors and cannot be given antibiotics or growth hormones¬Ē ¬Ė according to organic regulations ¬Ė cattle can and do meet the requirement of being raised outdoors in feedlots, so I recommend only buying meats that are grass-raised and live outdoors; the only way you will know they are beyond organic is to contact the farmer if they do not advertise this important fact. I trust and know that US Wellness Meats meets my strict standards for what I believe is sustainable and organic. I also trust and know that Young Living meets and exceeds organic requirements too.
This is Evelyn Vincent’s wonderful article: thank you so much!!
That¬ís exactly how I felt as I sat staring at my EPT test in the Walgreens bathroom- in total shock.¬†Not the classiest way to find out you¬íre expecting, I know. But I was determined to show my teasing husband that the reason I was ¬ďlate¬Ē was because my¬†birth control was playing tricks on me, not because I was pregnant, and I wanted to prove that to him before I got back in the car. Boy, was I wrong.
As exciting as becoming pregnant can be, Blaine and I were also very scared. We met in October of 2012, got engaged two months after that, and were married four months after the engagement. So it was safe to say that we wanted to wait a while to have kids. And a ¬ďwhile¬Ē for us meant ¬ďyears¬Ē in our vocabulary. So when we found out we were expecting just five months after our wedding, it was definitely a huge moment of realization that our lives were¬†about to change forever, yet again, so soon. But¬†we also knew that to get pregnant despite the birth control, this child must be one very special baby.
Gratefully, we were introduced to Young Living Essential Oils just months before we found out we were expecting. I was able to experience first hand how these oils completely rid me¬†from sickness and ongoing health problems right away, and I was stoked to see how these oils would aid me in my new journey as an expecting mother. Blaine and I also decided early on that we were going to do a 100% drug free and natural birth at our local birthing center. And so it began ¬Ė using Young Living Essential Oils for pregnancy and childbirth.
You hear about it all- the horror stories¬†of aches, pains, morning sickness, constipation, stretch marks, swelling, and wild emotions that overtake pregnant women for 40 weeks.¬†But I have to say, this pregnancy was one of the easiest and most enjoyable experiences of my life ¬Ė and I credit Young Living Essential Oils for allowing it to be that way. Due to the continual and persistent use of the oils, I experienced very little to none of those¬†issues. So for prevention and relief, here is a list of what Young Living Essential Oils I used while pregnant, and how I used them:
Acid Reflux: Young Living Lemon and Peppermint essential oils. Applied Peppermint on my neck and chest. Drank 3 drops of Lemon and 1 drop of Peppermint in a large glass of water.
Back Pain: Young Living Valor, Panaway, and Peppermint essential oils. Applied all three oils topically on the area of discomfort.
Constipation: Young Living Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Orange, and Peppermint essential oils, and the Ningxia Red antioxidant drink. Drank 3 drops each of Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Orange and 1 drop of Peppermint in a large glass of water. Drank 2-4 oz. of Ningxia Red daily.
Cramps / Premature Contractions: Young Living Lavender essential oil. Applied directly on abdominal area.
Emotional Support: Young Living Joy, Lemon, Valor, Stress Away, and Peace & Calming essential oils. Diffused combination of 3 drops of each¬†oil in the Home Diffuser. Applied oils to wrists, back of neck, and over the heart. Inhaled directly from the bottles.
Energy: Young Living Peppermint, Lemon essential oils and Ningxia Red antioxidant drink. Applied Peppermint on temples and wrists. Drank 1 drop Peppermint and 3 drops Lemon in large glass of water. Drank 2-4 oz. of Ningxia Red daily.
Headaches: Young Living Panaway, Deep Relief, and Frankincense essential oils. Applied on temples, forehead, neck, and big toe. Dropped 1 drop of Frankincense under the tongue.
Itching: Young Living Lavender and Frankincense essential oils. Applied directly on affected area. Bathed with 10-15 drops of oils mixed in epsom salts.
Morning Sickness / Nausea: Young Living Peppermint essential oil. Applied directly under the nose and over abdomen. Inhaled directly from the bottle. Drank 1 drop in large glass of water.
Overall Health: Young Living Ningxia Red antioxidant drink, Life5 probiotic capsules. Drank 2-4 oz. daily. Took 1 Life5 capsule at night. (side note: After the birth, one of my midwives asked if I drank Ningxia Red during my pregnancy ¬Ė because my placenta was one of the healthiest and most beautifully intact placentas she¬íd ever seen. Pretty cool!)
Sleep: Young Living Lavender, Peace & Calming, Valor, and Stress Away essential oils. Applied directly on feet, spine, forehead, and temples. Diffused 3 drops of each oil in home diffuser.
Stretch Marks: Young Living Gentle Baby and Myrrh essential oils. Applied daily¬†on abdominal area, breasts and thighs.
Swelling: Young Living Lemon, Copaiba, and Lemongrass essential oils. Applied directly to affected area.
When they say there¬ís no greater pain than childbirth ¬Ė they¬íre exactly right. But there¬ís also no greater reward and no more beautiful,¬†spiritual experience than the miracle of birth itself.
I went through 36 hours of pre-labor and early labor contractions, all of which were bearable, tolerable, and exciting to say the least, because we knew baby was on the way! After the 34th hour of laboring at home, my midwife came over to check my progress. I was only dilated at a 2 and 40% effaced, and she¬†said it was highly unlikely that I would have my baby within the next 24 hours. However, two hours after she left,¬†my water broke as I was sitting in the bathtub ¬Ė and that¬ís when active labor went into a raging full force. To make matters more interesting, it was also right in the midst of 5:00 Fort Worth, Texas¬†traffic, and our birth center was easily 45 minutes away.¬†Not to mention, we had to stop for gas in the midst of the congested chaos, because we failed to fill up our car beforehand. Smart, huh?
Now this is where my memory starts to become fuzzy ¬Ė what was 3 more hours until baby was born¬†felt like 15 minutes in my recollection. By the time we got to the birth center, I was dilated at a 4, an within the hour I had dilated all the way to a 10. So you can only imagine the intensity it was as a first time mom with such a fast and furious active labor with no drugs or¬†pain relievers.¬†My¬†midwives¬†placed me on oxygen because I was failing to breathe properly during each contraction. They then had me sit in a horse-shoe shaped birthing chair, and told me to start pushing.¬†I was exhausted, drained, and have never been so fatigued in my entire life. But it was at the exact moment of sitting in that chair when the pain completely¬†ceased. I never even knew when I was contracting anymore, I just pushed every time I had the slightest ounce of energy. My husband sat behind me, holding me up and supporting my back. Our entire family looked on as they prayed, recorded¬†video, and encouraged me with their loving words.¬†My midwife, doula, and 3 other midwives were speaking words of wisdom and praise, massaging me, checking baby¬ís heartbeat and monitoring my¬†vitals. Our photographer was snapping photos of priceless moments that will forever be remembered. Praise and worship music was playing and the entire atmosphere shifted into one of glory to our Lord and Savior. And just an hour later, our daughter Lace Avery Crews was born. A 6 lb., 14 oz,. 20 inches long, perfectly healthy baby girl, with her daddy¬ís eyes and her mommy¬ís nose. And to us, she was the most beautiful thing we had ever seen.
During the entire labor and delivery, my family was applying¬†Young Living Essential Oils on me and diffusing in the room, and we even used oils on Lace immediately after she came out of the womb. Along with the incredible support from all who were present, I also credit the success of my childbirth process to the amazing effects that these oils had on me and my daughter. Here is a list of which oils were used during labor, delivery, and post partum:
Anointing Baby: Young Living Frankincense essential oil. Applied directly to the top of the head.
Anxiety: Young Living Valor, Peace & Calming, Joy essential oils. Applied on temples, over the heart, back of neck, and wrists. Diffused 3 drops of each oil in home diffuser.
Back Discomfort: Young Living Frankincense, Valor, Panaway, and Deep Relief essential oils. Applied directly on location of discomfort.
Breastfeeding (nipple ointment): Young Living Tender Tush. Applied directly to nipple areas immediately after every breastfeeding.
Contractions (help move things along): Young Living Clary Sage, Fennel, Ylang Ylang essential Oils. Applied on ankles and wrists.
Colic (baby): Young Living Dill, Gentle Baby, and DiGize essential oils. Applied directly on baby¬ís stomach area mixed with organic coconut oil, and neat on the bottoms of the feet.
Constipation: Young Living Citrus Fresh, Lemon, Orange essential oils, Ningxia Red antioxidant drink, ComforTone dietary supplement. Drank 2-3 drops of each oil in large glass of water. Drank 2-4 oz. of Ningxia Red daily. Took 2 ComforTone capsules daily.
Diaper Ointment: Young Living Tender Tush Diaper Ointment. Applied before every clean diaper.
Dizziness: Young Living Peppermint essential oil. Applied down the neck and behind the ears. Added 5 drops in the bathtub during labor. Diffused 5 drops in the home diffuser.
Emotional Stress: Young Living Bergamot, Gentle Baby, and Valor essential oils. Applied on the back of neck, wrists, temples. Diffused 3 drops of each in home diffuser.
Nausea: Young Living Peppermint essential oil. Applied directly under the nose, on the chest, and stomach. Inhaled directly from the bottle.
Perineum Cleansing and Repair: Young Living Lavender and Frankincense essential oils, Lavaderm and Claraderm sprays. Added 2-3 drops of each oil in peri-bottle of warm water. Used after bathroom visits, and as often as needed. Sprayed Lavaderm and Claraderm after bathroom visits, and as often as needed.
Umbilical Cord: Young Living Myrrh and Frankincense essential oils. Applied directly to the umbilical cord until it was done pulsating.
WHY YOUNG LIVING
Even though I used Young Living Essential Oils during¬†a drug-free natural birth, I have many friends who also used Young Living Essential Oils at their¬†hospital births too. And using these oils and products throughout our¬†entire pregnancy, labor, and delivery processes gave us peace of mind ¬Ė knowing we were using pure, 100% genuine, therapeutic grade products that were safe and chemical free for both mommy and baby. I am beyond grateful to Young Living, the oldest and most researched oil company,¬†who sets the standard of the essential oil community for the entire world. And our journey with these oils is far from over.
Fred Kummerow is an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, and at 99 years of age, he is still conducting and publishing research. For over 60 years Professor Kummerow has warned about the dangers of trans fats, even suing the FDA for not removing the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status on them years after most other countries had banned them.
Professor Kummerow has also battled against the standard thinking regarding cholesterol, stating that dietary cholesterol is good for your heart¬†and that there are other factors that contribute to heart disease. In a paper published last year (2013)¬†in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease,¬†he explained once again that oxidized lipids (and oxidized cholesterol), as are found in overheated polyunsaturated oils like corn and soy, are the leading contributing factors to heart disease.
As we have reported in other places, lipid oxidation is a much more important factor to consider when choosing dietary oils than the saturation level. Dietary fats and oils high in antioxidants provide the best protection against lipid oxidation. In addition, saturated fats are more heat stable for cooking, which is what makes virgin coconut oil probably the best cooking oil available today, as it is both saturated and high in antioxidants. It is one of the few oils that actually increases in antioxidants when heat is applied.
Paradoxically, this flies against standard nutritional advice as recommended by the USDA dietary guidelines which recommend polyunsaturated oils, like the heavily subsidized corn and soy derived oils (which are mostly GMO today), and condemn saturated fats as unhealthy and leading to heart disease.
Last year, research that was used in the 1960s¬†to promote polyunsaturated fats as heart-healthy was re-analyzed and found to actually condemn polyunsaturated oils, not promote them for heart health. Newer research, including meta analyses of previous studies looking at saturated fats, has completely exonerated saturated fats from being associated with heart disease. The cracks in the lipid theory of heart disease that blames saturated fats is quickly crumbling, as some cardiologists and others are waking up to this fact and coming forward to admit the mistaken identity of blaming traditional saturated fats for heart disease.
Professor Kummerow, meanwhile, has been researching and publishing the truth for over 60 years, even though few have listened to him. Now here in 2014, Professor Kummerow is still going strong at age 99, and has just published a new paper showing that LDL cholesterol is simply a marker for an amino acid deficiency and not the cause of heart disease at all.
‚ÄėBad cholesterol‚Äô indicates an amino acid deficiency, researcher says
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. ‚ÄĒ Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the ‚Äúbad cholesterol‚ÄĚ that doctors consider a sign of potential heart disease, is merely a marker of a diet lacking all of the essential amino acids, says University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, 99, a longtime opponent of the medical establishment‚Äôs war on cholesterol.
While writing about the causes of heart disease for the journal Clinical Lipidology, Kummerow made a simple observation that ‚Äúconnected the dots‚ÄĚ for him, he said. He noticed that, unlike other cholesterol-carrying molecules in the blood, LDL includes only a single apo-protein, called ApoB. And ApoB lacks the amino acid tryptophan.
‚ÄúLDL is not a marker of heart disease,‚ÄĚ Kummerow said. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a marker of ApoB.‚ÄĚ And ApoB is a marker of a lack of tryptophan, he said.
Numerous studies have shown that the other cholesterol-carrying components of blood plasma ‚Äď high-density lipoprotein (HDL), very high-density lipoprotein (VHDL), very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) and chylomicrons ‚Äď all include two or more Apo-proteins, Kummerow said. HDL, for example, is made of ApoA-I and ApoA-II, which together are made up of all of the essential amino acids (those that cannot be synthesized in the body and so must come from the diet).
The reason HDL is associated with better heart health is that the body produces HDL when it obtains all the essential amino acids from the diet, including tryptophan, Kummerow said. High HDL levels signal a healthy diet, he said. And high LDL levels ‚Äúmean you‚Äôre not getting the diet you need.‚ÄĚ
People who get much of their protein from grains such as wheat, rice and corn may lack adequate supplies of tryptophan unless they also eat legumes, which provide the missing amino acid in adequate amounts, Kummerow said.
Doctors who advise their patients to avoid cholesterol-rich foods may actually be undermining their health, Kummerow said. Turning patients away from foods such as eggs and other animal products that are rich in essential amino acids may actually raise their LDL levels, he said.
Guys.. this is a huge deal for me, for Jon and for Tyler.
Tyler has had an intermittent strabismus since she was less than 6 months old. Basically, she occasionally favors one eye and the other (her left) eye drifts outward slightly. This especially happens when she is tired or exhausted.
At 18 months, we had a horrible experience with an ophthalmologist who pretty much told us to wait a few years and then have surgery performed. This was after a two hour wait, seeing 4 different people and the Doctor didn’t even see the issue occur. She talked about surgery like it was no big deal.. but for a parent, that’s a really weighted word. There is the risk of anesthesia, over-correction which would require a second surgery or even blindness.
Sitting around idly waiting to cut into her eyes just didn’t sit well with me.
I’ve read about patching therapy, but I know Tyler wouldn’t keep a patch on and I’m sure she would be miserable if we used drops to blur the vision in her stronger eye.
So here it is.. I decided to start using Frankincense on her. For the past week, I’ve been applying a couple of drops across her brow and below her eyes before a nap or whenever I notice that she isn’t using her eye. I am not even kidding when I say that it is WORKING! I don’t know exactly what about it is causing it, but her brain seems to be getting the message to use both eyes.
Going from waking her up from a nap and her eye drifting WAY to the left to her using both normally within 5 minutes was just not even a thing before I started using Frankincense.
And the best part is that she doesn’t mind the application of it whatsoever. Unlike a patch or blurred vision.. she is totally happy and unbothered.
Yes, she may still need surgery if it is a muscular issue; but until that can truly be determined.. I don’t have to worry that her brain is favoring her left eye to the point where she is losing binocular vision.
This is the real deal. I mean, this is life changing for her and for us and I am just praising God for the gift of healing He has provided through nature.
When given the right tools (proper (from nature) nutrients and the healing grace of God) the body is designed to and so will heal itself.
Also want to let you all know that none of this was possible without the following support.
Acknowledging so much help from Friends and Family is so important and so I am, we are,¬† eternally thankful and grateful and appreciative and humbled by the extensive support given to myself and my husband during this time as well, without which we could not have coped and the outcome would certainly not have been as good as it is today. So even though we prepared ourselves as best we could, it was not enough to come out the other end, in good health, without the support of so many kind souls. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, to you all. Our Beloved Meditation Teacher, Friends ‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČNishkala, Marie, Sanchi, Kevin and Bernadette, Kevali, Rajashri. Pat and Mar¬≠tin, Anita, Terry, Cheryl, Doug and Margit, Claire, Dawn and Greg, Bob, Yamuna and Cliff, Craig, Scott and Jason, Dominic, Mukunda, Chandra, Dennis, Vikki, Allen and Caroline¬† and all those who sent their well-wishes. Thank you. Fam¬≠ily‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČAnne and Ray, Joseph and Patti , June, Tara, Ann and Dwain, Anjana and Vesel, Mad¬≠hava, Eric and Kristin and Sarathi
Now, some back ground:
Hospital stay – arrived Sept 12th 2013 and discharged Oct 11th 2013 – No drugs taken before or after hospital stay. The Red Rash you will see actually covered whole entire body and was caused by being allergic to one round of chemo. Started chemo on Sept 23rd 2013. Doctors wanted him to do 6 rounds but he refused more after one round. Lost 75 lbs overall from Jan 2012 to Nov 2013.
He came out of hospital dehydrated, malnourished, poisoned with approx. 20 different medications, bloated with 40 lbs or more of fluid retention, and body covered in rash and skin peeling due to allergic reaction to chemo. Herpes sores were not healing and he couldn’t walk or hardly move he was so weak.
To learn why he ended up in hospital and what he did after leaving hospital to regain his health I will be writing a report that will be available in the future. Hint Hint: Young Living Essential Oils products are a major staple of this healing process.
May I suggest that instead of looking at the photos as nasty gross sores, rather, look at the magnificent ability of the body to heal and the amazing process it goes through when given the right tools to do so. In my mind, his body was cleansing itself of unwanted trash and it did a beautiful job of getting it out.
Patient took a Selfy which shows how he unplugged himself from all the drugs they were pumping into him making him far worse than he was when he was admitted into the hospital. He had had enough so they discharged him as they had no other alternative treatments and the treatments were not cures, so he came home on Oct 11th and I cared for him.
Next is Bill’s left arm.
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Below are sores on Bill’s chest. There are two, one in the center and one on left collar bone.
Following the Flexner report on the nation‚Äôs medical schools in 1910 (which was paid for by the Carnegie Foundation), almost all homeopathic medical schools in the United States were squeezed out. Herbal medicine, including the use of aromatics, was excluded from medical school curricula. Petrochemical drug companies became the major underwriters of all medical colleges in the United States. More importantly they also became the major funders of the American Medical Associationand therefore 90% of all medical research.‚ÄĚFlexner was accompanied by an AMA official for most of his travels and his report had devastating effects on minority medical schools as he recommended closing 4 of the 6 (what he called ‚Äúnegro‚ÄĚ) schools along with all 3 of 3 women‚Äôs medical schools.Their (AMA, Carnegie Foundation, Rockefeller, General Education Board) aim was to reduce the number of physicians, close all non-allopathic schools and close proprietary medical schools. This was achieved..
. As can be read on page 20 of the second edition book Clinical Aromatherapy, Essential Oils in Practice byJane Buckle, RN, PhD,¬† ‚ÄúIt was in 1930 that a partnership was formed betweenRockefellerin the United States and Faben in Germany and so the petrochemical pharmaceutical industry became a major economic and political force.