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.
How to Protect Yourself
from Bacteria, Germs, and Viruses
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!
May 4, 2010
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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.
December 22, 2008
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WHY OILS HEAL AND DRUGS DON‚ÄôT
by David Stewart, Ph.D.
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.
The Danger is in the Drug, Itself
December 16, 2008
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A photo progression of a healing journey.
Seeing is Believing
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 Guru,
Nishkala, Marie, Sanchi, Kevin and Bernadette
Fam¬≠ily‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČAnne, Joseph, June, Tara, Dwain and Ann, Anjana and Vesel, Mad¬≠hava, Eric and Kristin and Sarathi
Friends‚ÄČ‚ÄĒ‚ÄČPat and Mar¬≠tin, Anita, Terry, Cheryl, Doug & Margit, Claire, Dawn, Bob, Yamuna and Cliff, Craig, Scott and Jason, Dominic, Mukunda and all those who sent their well-wishes. Thank you.
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 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 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.
First we see his body.
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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.
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Financial Information: How we set ourselves up with our personal finances so we were more able to cope with the breadwinner of the family not being able to work.¬† CLICK THIS LINK
April 14, 2014
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|American Medical Association desires circa 1900||Rockefeller General Education Board desires||Carnegie Foundation Wishes|
|¬†decrease number of physicians||¬†Favors Specialists||¬†¬†¬†¬† Against proprietary institutions|
|¬†improve quality and reputation of physicians||¬†Promote research|
|¬†remove homeopathy and other competition||¬†History of heavy allopathic funding|
Health Care Sharing is already written into the Affordable Care Act as an alternative to ACA.
The thought of being forced into paying for health insurance that restricts insurance coverage to only what the govt. and big pharma wants to cover has been a concern of mine since it was mentioned that there is a threat of penalty or jail if you don’t comply.
The article below seems to be an awesome way of being able to stick to my belief system, that God and nature is the true healer and protecting my ability to practice this type of health care is a God Send. God provides everything we want. We just have to believe and it will be revealed to us.
I need my money to pay for natural medicines not to hand over to the insurance companies. This system is sort of an emergency health care fund for healthy people.
In this system participants are not forced to support a system that goes against their beliefs.
If you decide to join, please let them know where you heard about them! Jennifer Hansen of HansensChoice-GreenHealth. Thank you.
(from Samaritan Ministries.) What about the Health Insurance Mandate?
We are so happy and grateful to be able share with you the recording of the event!
Thank you so much to Danielle Brogna, for not only coming out from Long Island to present the Young Living Business Opportunity, but also for
recording and sharing the event!
We also send much gratitude to Dr. Orest Pelechaty for an outstanding presentation on ‚ÄúBeyond the Cleanse: Comprehensive, Safe and Natural Detoxification‚ÄĚ He was fantastic, both entertaining and extremely informative!
We also want to give a huge shout out to Lora Sasiella who achieved Silver in 3‚Ä¶ YES‚Ä¶ THREE! We are so proud and excited for her!
You‚Äôll see Lora and one of our Newest Gold leaders, Peggy D‚ÄôArmond, sharing their wisdom in the recordings too!
Here is the link to the recording. You‚Äôre going to LOVE it!
Gailann Greene & Jeffrey Lewis, Young Living Diamonds
Full Spectrum Healing
11 Seymour St. Suite 8
Montclair, NJ 07042
www.MagnifyPurpose.com¬†(Secrets of Mother Nature)
www.thievesoil4u.com¬†(Secret of Thieves)
To learn why Young Living is the world leader in Essential Oils, go to this link: ¬†http://www.youtube.com/user/youngliving007/videos
NOTICE: The following Disclaimer MUST accompany and remain attached to the above printed materials. ¬†No matter where it goes or to whomever this post is forwarded to.
DISCLAIMER: ¬†Full Spectrum Healing exists so we may help others to learn, research, grow, and love our fellow man. ¬†¬†Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice. ¬†IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. ¬†The moderators of this group will not be held accountable in anyway if and when the members choose to apply the information they read on¬†firstname.lastname@example.org¬†for their own personal use. ¬†Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely. ¬†We commend you!
Register at the link below.
Need a little incentive??? Well here it is‚Ä¶
Anyone on our team that registers for Gary Young‚Äôs event in Rhode Island on April 12, between today, March 21st and Monday, March 31st will be entered to win 1 of 3 prizes:
1st prize: BOTH a Raindrop Technique & Feelings kit!
That‚Äôs a $368 retail value, but knowing the power of these kits, ESPECIALLY COMBINED, can you really put a value on that power?!?
2nd prize: BOTH an Original Everyday Oils AND an Essential 7 kit (a $259 retail value!!)
3rd prize: An Essential 7 kit (a $99 retail value!!!)
For our members on Facebook ‚Äď while at the Gary Young Event enter ‚Äú#FullSpectrumTeam‚ÄĚ in your posts and pictures to be entered to win An Essential 7 kit!!!
Here‚Äôs what you need to qualify:
1.) You need to be a member of Gailann Greene & Jeffrey Lewis‚Äô Young Living team aka ‚ÄúThe Full Spectrum Team‚ÄĚ
2.) Anoint yourself with Abundance, Believe, Joy or any other oil you feel calling to you at the moment
3.) Go to¬† www.KeysToYoungLiving.com/gyevent and register for Gary‚Äôs event in Rhode Island between today, March 21st and Monday, March 31st.
Be sure to use coupon code 25offevent to get your ticket for $75 and use source code GY11 to let them know you are part of the Full Spectrum Healing team.
4.) Email us a copy of your confirmation to¬† email@example.com with the subject line: ‚ÄúSee you in Rhode Island!‚ÄĚ
5.) Be sure to include your member number in the body of the email
6.) You must actually attend the Gary Young event in Rhode Island That‚Äôs it ‚ÄĒ Good Luck!!!
Winners will be drawn on Monday, April 14, 2014 upon completion of all requirements.
We look forward to seeing you in Rhode Island!!!
P.S. to our outstanding Leaders ‚Äď please be sure to get this out to your entire teams!
This is especially important for those who might not be able to make it to convention this year!!!
Gailann Greene & Jeffrey Lewis, Young Living Diamonds
Full Spectrum Healing
11 Seymour St. Suite 8
Montclair, NJ 07042
www.thievesoil4u.com¬†(Secret of Thieves)
To learn why Young Living is the world leader in Essential Oils, go to this link: ¬†http://www.youtube.com/user/youngliving007/videos
NOTICE: The following Disclaimer MUST accompany and remain attached to the above printed materials. ¬†No matter where it goes or to whomever this post is forwarded to.DISCLAIMER: ¬†Full Spectrum Healing exists so we may help others to learn, research, grow, and love our fellow man. ¬†¬†Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice. ¬†IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. ¬†The moderators of this group will not be held accountable in anyway if and when the members choose to apply the information they read on¬†firstname.lastname@example.org¬†for their own personal use. ¬†Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely. ¬†We commend you!
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// January 16, 2011 // Filled under Articles, by Symptoms
Frances Fuller 19 December 2009
I was a competitive swimmer and spent hours in the pool every day. When I was 14, my thyroid was tested and found to be underactive. I was put on Armour¬ís Thyroid extract. By the time I was 15, the dosage had been increased to a whopping amount ¬Ė 3 grains/day ¬Ė which is more than many whose thyroid has been totally removed take as replacement. However, all of the tests indicated that I needed that amount.
In 1968 when I was 25, the doctors decided to try me on a relatively new drug which was synthetic thyroid containing both T3 and T4, two of the three main hormones that are produced by the thyroid gland. Although the dosage began a bit lower than the amount of thyroid extract that I had taken for over 10 years, it was back up to the 3 grains/day within months.
When I moved to Florida in 1996, the doctors could not believe that I needed so much thyroid medication. The tests indicated otherwise. However, the doctor decided to switch me to a different preparation ¬Ė and did the arithmetic wrong. Not only was I lethargic, but also my hair began falling out!!! That was such a frustrating experience . . .
I went back on the T3 and T4 synthetic thyroid that I had successfully taken for 28 years.
In 2000, I heard Gary Young say, ¬ďChlorine shuts down the thyroid.¬Ē The words were like a massive alarm in my brain! I had not only spent my childhood in chlorinated swimming pools, but I had also continued swimming laps daily as an adult ¬Ė even clocking 2 miles a day (3000 meters) most of that time!!! I immediately decided that I would have to find another form of exercise and stopped swimming in chlorinated pools. Of course, it took a while before I also was able to get a whole house water filter, but I drank bottled water until that time and had to give up my ¬ďbeloved long hot bath soaks¬Ē as we absorb chlorine through the skin in the bath water ¬Ė along with all the other chemicals in municipal water systems!
I continued to take the T3 and T4 synthetic thyroid replacement medication.
As I began using the Young Living essential oils and NingXia Red, which was introduced in the summer of 2002, I began feeling as if I did not need as much thyroid medication. The dose was decreased ever so slightly, and the blood tests were okay.
My wonderful friend and neighbor is a medical doctor, and she was so helpful in assisting me to slowly reduce the medication . . . and then I moved to Singapore in 2003. There is no preparation with T3 available in Singapore! I stocked up on all that I could purchase in the US and made a decision: I will support my thyroid gland with the Young Living essential oils and the other foods that are supportive of the thyroid.
Gary Young taught that GERANIUM, and MYRTLE are especially supportive ¬Ė and his blend ENDOFLEX was created to support and balance the entire endocrine system. I also learned that COCONUT OIL is supportive. Fortunately, coconuts are plentiful in the tropics, and I began eating fresh coconut as well as taking a spoonful of oil each day. I also used CEDARWOOD essential oil over the brain stem, on my temples, and on the bottom of the great toes ¬Ė the reflex point for the pituitary gland.
In 2004 I made the switch to a medication that contained no T3. According to my friend in the US, it is not possible to get off T3 once you are on it ¬Ė and certainly not after you have been on it for almost 50 years. However, I was able to make the switch without any adverse effects.
As my body became more balanced, I began reducing the amount of thyroid medication in tiny increments with no ill effects ¬Ė and continued drinking NingXia Red and using the Young Living essential oils.
January 2009 I found that I no longer needed ANY synthetic thyroid medication!!! I was a bit nervous the first morning when I skipped it. However, instead of feeling lethargic, I was fine. What I DID notice immediately was that instead of always feeling ¬ďnervous¬Ē, I was far calmer and more relaxed. I anticipated needing to take the medication ¬ďevery other day¬Ē, but that was not the case. Once it was discontinued I have never gone back.
I carefully monitored my body for the telltale signs of underactive thyroid ¬Ė lethargy, weight gain, falling hair, and dry and flaky skin. Not one of the signs appeared!!! I began sleeping better at night.
It has now been one year (lacking a few days) since I discontinued thyroid medication. [Note: I discontinued the medication January 2009.] I have not gained any weight. My hair is thicker than before. I feel wonderful all the time. My skin is moister than it was years ago. It is pretty amazing to feel the way I do at soon-to-be 67 years without a single medication.
I use the following Young Living products especially for thyroid support ¬Ė and of course, I use a lot of oils because I love them and feel I am healthier because of them!
- ENDOFLEX 1 drop over thyroid 3 times a day
- ENDOGIZE 1 capsule morning and 1 capsule evening
- THYROMIN 1 capsule morning
- NINGXIA RED 180ml (6oz) each day
- I also use GERANIUM, CEDARWOOD, and YLANG YLANG daily along with a variety of other Young Living oils and blends.
Frances Fuller 19 December 2009
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FACTS ABOUT THE THYROID
The following is taken from articles and/or answers I have written to individuals. Much of it is based upon lectures by Dr. D. Gary Young and the Essential Oils Desk Reference.
ENDOFLEX blend assists in balancing the glands of the endocrine system. I personally use it, neat, right over the thyroid (at the base of the neck below the ¬ďAdam¬ís apple) 2-3 times a day.
THYROMIN is a capsule specifically supports the thyroid.
ENDOGIZE is a capsule that supports the entire endocrine system. It contains DHEA, which is a precursor for growth hormone. It is not a hormone. However, the Singapore government (sometimes) requires that you sign a form in order to bring into the country anything that contains DHEA, whether it is a cream or something that is ingested.
Located at the base of the neck just below the Adam¬ís apple, the thyroid is the energy gland of the human body. It produces T3 and T4 thyroid hormones that control the body¬ís metabolism. The thyroid also controls other vital functions such as digestion, circulation, immune function, hormone balance and emotions.
The thyroid gland is actually controlled by the pituitary gland which signals the thyroid when to produce the thyroid hormone. The pituitary gland, in turn, is directed by chemical signals sent by the hypothalamus gland, which monitors hormone levels in the blood stream.
A lack of thyroid hormones does not necessarily mean that the thyroid is not functioning properly. In some instances, the pituitary may be malfunctioning because of its failure to release sufficient TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) to spur the thyroid to make thyroid hormone.
Other cases of thyroid hormone deficiency may be due to the hypothalamus failing to release sufficient TRH (thyrotropin releasing hormone).
In cases where thyroid hormone deficiency is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary or hypothalamus, better results may be achieved by using supplements or essential oils that stimulate the pituitary or hypothalamus, such as cedarwood.
People with type A blood have more of a tendency to have weak thyroid function.
Hypothyroid (Hashimoto¬ís disease) This condition occurs when the thyroid is underactive and produces insufficient thyroid hormone. Approximately 40% of the US population suffers from some milder forms of this disorder to some degree and these people tend to also suffer from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In its severe form, it is referred to as Hashimoto¬ís disease.
Hashimoto¬ís disease affects the thyroid, limiting its ability to produce thyroid hormone.
The following symptoms occur: ¬Ė Fatigue ¬Ė Yeast infections (Candida) ¬Ė Lack of energy ¬Ė Reduced immune function ¬Ė Poor resistance to disease ¬Ė Recurring infections ¬Ė Falling hair
Hyperthyroid (Graves disease ) When the thyroid becomes bob marley songs
overactive and produces excess thyroid hormone, the following symptoms occur: Symptoms of hyperthyroidism: ¬Ė Anxiety ¬Ė Restlessness ¬Ė Insomnia ¬Ė Premature gray hair ¬Ė diabetes mellitus ¬Ė arthritis ¬Ė vitiligo (loss of skin pigment)
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Disclaimer: Please remember that anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care.
Sharing experiences with essential oils is an effective way of learning to utilize these powerful gifts from Nature. With this knowledge we can take control of our personal health. However, we are required by law in the USA to state, ¬ďThese statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease¬Ē.
We can all do with some Hormonal¬†Balancing!
I was very sure.
¬Ö um..not quite sure¬Ö.
So I had to research and the inevitable truth descended on me.
Hormonal imbalances can happen to anyone at almost ANY age. I¬† appreciate what Women International stated : ¬ď¬Öhormonal problems should not be seen as an inevitable part of being a woman or something that we should just accept. Hormonal problems that occur at different stages of life do not have to be accepted as ¬ďnormal.¬Ē It definitely seems, however, that women are experiencing more hormonal difficulties than ever before. Whether it is PMS in their 20s and 30s, menopausal problems in their 50s, or osteoporosis in their 70s and 80s, women don¬ít have to accept these health problems as a normal part of the aging process.¬Ē
When we are younger, symptoms resulting from hormonal imbalances are often ¬ďbearable¬Ē. Many may even ¬ďsweep the issues under the carpet¬Ē or pop a pain-killer to halt any discomfort for quick relief. After all, many in the 20s and 30s are celebrating the full-bloom of life to want to slow down and meddle with the ¬ďsmall pains¬Ē. But the truth is identifying the imperfections in our hormone balance that occur during our younger years can open the door for us to protect ourselves from these issues in a more severe state as we get older.
Here is a list of common symptoms that may reflect a state of hormonal imbalance (even in the younger years):
And here is a list of more severe symptoms that can follow:
1.Severe menstrual cramps
2.Irregular menstrual cycles
7.Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
This post aims to sum up very quickly some of the wonderful oils in Young Living that may help many women facing these imbalances. These is not an exhaustive list but certainly a good selection to start creating some positive changes with:
Cedarwood: Cedarwood delivers oxygen and therefore create better brain function the system is oxygenated. The Pineal and Pituitary glands (which are the key endocrine/ hormonal glands in the head) may be well supported by Cedarwood. Apply to the gentle dent at the back of the neck, between the brows or on the crown of the head.
Clary Sage: Gary Young has taught that the scleral in Clary Sage is the compound that creates the estrogen or testosterone-mimicking action. Clary sage makes a huge impact on women¬ís cycles, and is great for cramps, heavy periods, hot flashes etc. Yet interesting it is also an oil for clarity, supporting one to see clearly what is muddled, or to look ahead with vision . Because Clary sage oil is an oil for dispelling confusion and illusion, it¬ís often used on the brow and during meditation, contemplation, or creative work. It can help us see possibilities that we struggle to find when we¬íre lost in our own heads or thoughts and need to tap into something deeper!
Endoflex: This is a blend with a base of sesame seed oil, Spearmint, Sage, Geranium , Myrtle , Nutmeg and German chamomile. It is a general all-rounder in balancing the hormonal glands and therefor is helpful in alleviating hot flashes, providing relief from PMS and may help with stimulating weight loss by improving metabolic function by supporting the thyroid gland. The nutmeg content¬† helps support the adrenal glands for increased energy. It can be applied by rubbing several drops (2-4) on the thyroid, kidneys, adrenals, liver, and glandular areas.
Geranium: May help with hormonal balance, liver and kidney functions, and the discharge of toxins from the liver that keep us from having balance.
Progessence Phyto Plus (P3 ¬Ė this is the version available in Singapore, Australia and Europe) or known as Progessence Plus (available from USA): ( extracted from Dr LeAnne Deardeuff¬ís book ¬ďTaming the Dragon Within) This is a micronized human bio-identical progesterone derived from wild yam in a base of Vitamin E derived from palm oil. It also contains Copaiba, Frankincense, Bergamot, Clove and Peppermint in it to assist it to enter the cell more easily and for additional benefits of the essential oils.
This works wonderfully for teenagers who have cramps or headaches during their periods. And is especially important for women of menopausal age since their bodies still need progesterone but are producing so little of it
P3 is safe to take during pregnancy, and indispensable for women who have a history of miscarriage, since low progesterone is the number one cause of miscarriage. It is safe to take while breast feeding and even while breast feeding baby boys. It may even increase your milk supply.
Women who have had breast cancer or who have a family history of breast cancer should take P3 to increase the progesterone in their body to be able to balance estrogen dominance.
Myrtle: This is an oil particularly supportive of the Thyroid functions
Sclaressence: This is a blend of Clary sage, Peppermint, Sage lavender and fennel. This oil as a supplement will help support the male and female hormonal system. It will increase testosterone levels in men or increase estrogen levels in women. It is a natural fertility enhancer and will help with both male and female infertility.
We can all do with some hormonal balancing and surely that will make us much more of a balanced woman indeed
The Fat Drug
By PAGAN KENNEDY
MARCH 8, 2014Photo
IF you walk into a farm-supply store today, you‚Äôre likely to find a bag of antibiotic powder that claims to boost the growth of poultry and livestock. That‚Äôs because decades of agricultural research has shown that antibiotics seem to flip a switch in young animals‚Äô bodies, helping them pack on pounds. Manufacturers brag about the miraculous effects of feeding antibiotics to chicks and nursing calves. Dusty agricultural journals attest to the ways in which the drugs can act like a kind of superfood to produce cheap meat.
But what if that meat is us? Recently, a group of medical investigators have begun to wonder whether antibiotics might cause the same growth promotion in humans. New evidence shows that America‚Äôs obesity epidemic may be connected to our high consumption of these drugs. But before we get to those findings, it‚Äôs helpful to start at the beginning, in 1948, when the wonder drugs were new ‚ÄĒ and big was beautiful.
That year, a biochemist named Thomas H. Jukes marveled at a pinch of golden powder in a vial. It was a new antibiotic named Aureomycin, and Mr. Jukes and his colleagues at Lederle Laboratories suspected that it would become a blockbuster, lifesaving drug. But they hoped to find other ways to profit from the powder as well. At the time, Lederle scientists had been searching for a food additive for farm animals, and Mr. Jukes believed that Aureomycin could be it. After raising chicks on Aureomycin-laced food and on ordinary mash, he found that the antibiotics did boost the chicks‚Äô growth; some of them grew to weigh twice as much as the ones in the control group.
Mr. Jukes wanted more Aureomycin, but his bosses cut him off because the drug was in such high demand to treat human illnesses. So he hit on a novel solution. He picked through the laboratory‚Äôs dump to recover the slurry left over after the manufacture of the drug. He and his colleagues used those leftovers to carry on their experiments, now on pigs, sheep and cows. All of the animals gained weight. Trash, it turned out, could be transformed into meat.
You may be wondering whether it occurred to anyone back then that the powders would have the same effect on the human body. In fact, a number of scientists believed that antibiotics could stimulate growth in children. From our contemporary perspective, here‚Äôs where the story gets really strange: All this growth was regarded as a good thing. It was an era that celebrated monster-size animals, fat babies and big men. In 1955, a crowd gathered in a hotel ballroom to watch as feed salesmen climbed onto a scale; the men were competing to see who could gain the most weight in four months, in imitation of the cattle and hogs that ate their antibiotic-laced food. Pfizer sponsored the competition.
In 1954, Alexander Fleming ‚ÄĒ the Scottish biologist who discovered penicillin ‚ÄĒ visited the University of Minnesota. His American hosts proudly informed him that by feeding antibiotics to hogs, farmers had already saved millions of dollars in slop. But Fleming seemed disturbed by the thought of applying that logic to humans. ‚ÄúI can‚Äôt predict that feeding penicillin to babies will do society much good,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúMaking people larger might do more harm than good.‚ÄĚ
Nonetheless, experiments were then being conducted on humans. In the 1950s, a team of scientists fed a steady diet of antibiotics to schoolchildren in Guatemala for more than a year,while Charles H. Carter, a doctor in Florida, tried a similar regimen on mentally disabled kids. Could the children, like the farm animals, grow larger? Yes, they could.
Mr. Jukes summarized Dr. Carter‚Äôs research in a monograph on nutrition and antibiotics: ‚ÄúCarter carried out a prolonged investigation of a study of the effects of administering 75 mg of chlortetracycline‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ the chemical name for Aureomycin ‚ÄĒ ‚Äútwice daily to mentally defective children for periods of up to three years at the Florida Farm Colony. The children were mentally deficient spastic cases and were almost entirely helpless,‚ÄĚ he wrote. ‚ÄúThe average yearly gain in weight for the supplemented group was 6.5 lb while the control group averaged 1.9 lb in yearly weight gain.‚ÄĚ
Researchers also tried this out in a study of Navy recruits. ‚ÄúNutritional effects of antibiotics have been noted for some time‚ÄĚ in farm animals, the authors of the 1954 study wrote. But ‚Äúto date there have been few studies of the nutritional effects in humans, and what little evidence is available is largely concerned with young children. The present report seems of interest, therefore, because of the results obtained in a controlled observation of several hundred young American males.‚ÄĚ The Navy men who took a dose of antibiotics every morning for seven weeks gained more weight, on average, than the control group.
MEANWHILE, in agricultural circles, word of the miracle spread fast. Jay C. Hormel described imaginative experiments in livestock production to his company‚Äôs stockholders in 1951; soon the company began its own research. Hormel scientists cut baby piglets out of their mothers‚Äô bellies and raised them in isolation, pumping them with food and antibiotics. And yes, this did make the pigs fatter.
Farms clamored for antibiotic slurry from drug companies, which was trucked directly to them in tanks. By 1954, Eli Lilly & Company had created an antibiotic feed additive for farm animals, as ‚Äúan aid to digestion.‚ÄĚ It was so much more than that. The drug-laced feeds allowed farmers to keep their animals indoors ‚ÄĒ because in addition to becoming meatier, the animals now could subsist in filthy conditions. The stage was set for the factory farm.
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And yet, scientists still could not explain the mystery of antibiotics and weight gain. Nor did they try, really. According to Luis Caetano M. Antunes, a public health researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation in Brazil, the attitude was, ‚ÄúWho cares how it‚Äôs working?‚ÄĚ Over the next few decades, while farms kept buying up antibiotics, the medical world largely lost interest in their fattening effects, and moved on.
In the last decade, however, scrutiny of antibiotics has increased. Overuse of the drugs has led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria ‚ÄĒ salmonella in factory farms and staph infections in hospitals. Researchers have also begun to suspect that it may shed light on the obesity epidemic.
In 2002 Americans were about an inch taller and 24 pounds heavier than they were in the 1960s, and more than a third are now classified as obese. Of course, diet and lifestyle are prime culprits. But some scientists wonder whether there could be other reasons for this staggering transformation of the American body. Antibiotics might be the X factor ‚ÄĒ or one of them.
Martin J. Blaser, the director of the Human Microbiome Program and a professor of medicine and microbiology at New York University, is exploring that mystery. In 1980, he was the salmonella surveillance officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, going to farms to investigate outbreaks. He remembers marveling at the amount of antibiotic powder that farmers poured into feed. ‚ÄúI began to think, what is the meaning of this?‚ÄĚ he told me.
Of course, while farm animals often eat a significant dose of antibiotics in food, the situation is different for human beings. By the time most meat reaches our table, it contains little or no antibiotics. So we receive our greatest exposure in the pills we take, rather than the food we eat. American kids are prescribed on average about one course of antibiotics every year, often for ear and chest infections. Could these intermittent high doses affect our metabolism?
To find out, Dr. Blaser and his colleagues have spent years studying the effects of antibiotics on the growth of baby mice. In one experiment, his lab raised mice on both high-calorie food and antibiotics. ‚ÄúAs we all know, our children‚Äôs diets have gotten a lot richer in recent decades,‚ÄĚ he writes in a book, ‚ÄúMissing Microbes,‚ÄĚ due out in April. At the same time, American children often are prescribed antibiotics. What happens when chocolate doughnuts mix with penicillin?
The results of the study were dramatic, particularly in female mice: They gained about twice as much body fat as the control-group mice who ate the same food. ‚ÄúFor the female mice, the antibiotic exposure was the switch that converted more of those extra calories in the diet to fat, while the males grew more in terms of both muscle and fat,‚ÄĚ Dr. Blaser writes. ‚ÄúThe observations are consistent with the idea that the modern high-calorie diet alone is insufficient to explain the obesity epidemic and that antibiotics could be contributing.‚ÄĚ
The Blaser lab also investigates whether antibiotics may be changing the animals‚Äô microbiome ‚ÄĒ the trillions of bacteria that live inside their guts. These bacteria seem to play a role in all sorts of immune responses, and, crucially, in digesting food, making nutrients and maintaining a healthy weight. And antibiotics can kill them off: One recent study found that taking the antibiotic ciprofloxacin decimated entire populations of certain bugs in some patients‚Äô digestive tracts ‚ÄĒ bacteria they might have been born with.
Until recently, scientists simply had no way to identify and sort these trillions of bacteria. But thanks to a new technique called high-throughput sequencing, we can now examine bacterial populations inside people. According to Ilseung Cho, a gastroenterologist who works with the Blaser lab, researchers are learning so much about the gut bugs that it is sometimes difficult to make sense of the blizzard of revelations. ‚ÄúInterpreting the volume of data being generated is as much a challenge as the scientific questions we are interested in asking,‚ÄĚ he said.
Investigators are beginning to piece together a story about how gut bacteria shapes each life, beginning at birth, when infants are anointed with populations from their mothers‚Äô microbiomes. Babies who are born by cesarean and never make that trip through the birth canal apparently never receive some key bugs from their mothers ‚ÄĒ possibly including those that help to maintain a healthy body weight. Children born by C-section are more likely to be obese in later life.
By the time we reach adulthood, we have developed our own distinct menagerie of bacteria. In fact, it doesn‚Äôt always make sense to speak of us and them. You are the condo that your bugs helped to build and design. The bugs redecorate you every day. They turn the thermostat up and down, and bang on your pipes.
In the Blaser lab and elsewhere, scientists are racing to take a census of the bugs in the human gut and ‚ÄĒ even more difficult ‚ÄĒ to figure out what effects they have on us. What if we could identify which species minimize the risk of diabetes, or confer protection against obesity? And what if we could figure out how to protect these crucial bacteria from antibiotics, or replace them after they‚Äôre killed off?
The results could represent an entirely new pharmacopoeia, drugs beyond our wildest dreams: Think of them as ‚Äúanti-antibiotics.‚ÄĚ Instead of destroying bugs, these new medicines would implant creatures inside us, like more sophisticated probiotics.
Dr. Cho looks forward to this new era of medicine. ‚ÄúI could say, ‚ÄėAll right, I know that you‚Äôre at risk for developing colon cancer, and I can decrease that risk by giving you this bacteria and altering your microbiome.‚Äô That would be amazing. We could prevent certain diseases before they happened.‚ÄĚ
Until then, it‚Äôs hard for him to know what to tell his patients. We know that antibiotics change us, but we still don‚Äôt know what to do about it. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs still too early to draw definitive conclusions,‚ÄĚ Dr. Cho said. ‚ÄúAnd antibiotics remain a valuable resource that physicians use to fight infections.‚ÄĚ
When I spoke to Mr. Antunes, the public health researcher in Brazil, he told me that his young daughter had just suffered through several bouts of ear infections. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a no-brainer. You have to give her antibiotics.‚ÄĚ And yet, he worried about how these drugs might affect her in years to come.
It has become common to chide doctors and patients for overusing antibiotics, but when the baby is wailing or you‚Äôre burning with fever, it‚Äôs hard to know what to do. While researchers work to unravel the connections between antibiotics and weight gain, they should also put their minds toward reducing the unnecessary use of antibiotics. One way to do that would be to provide patients with affordable tests that give immediate feedback about what kind of infection has taken hold in their body. Such tools, like a new kind of blood test, are now in development and could help to eliminate the ‚Äújust in case‚ÄĚ prescribing of antibiotics.
In the meantime, we are faced with the legacy of these drugs ‚ÄĒ the possibility that they have affected our size and shape, and made us different people.