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DSC01508Specials for November from YourOilEssentials.com 

Peppermint 10 ml regularly $7.00 now only $6.00

Compare with Young Living 15 ml at $28.29 (or $18.86 for 10 ml)  and doTERRA 15 ml $27.33 (or $18.22 for 10 ml). You can get the same high quality therapeutic-grade essential oil for one-third the price when you don’t have to pay high network marketing commissions on your quality oils. We get our oils from many of the very same suppliers as YLEO and doTERRA, and in some cases superior ones because we don’t have to buy such high quantities all the time and can pay closer attention to quality.

Peppermint is an oil you’re going to use a lot. You’ll want a lot on hand, especially for the cold and flu season. It’s one of the essentials for everyone’s medicine cabinet. You may want to buy it in bulk. Contact us directly for our bulk pricing.

Rosemary 10 ml. regularly $8.50, now only $7.25.  

You save $1.25. Young Living Rosemary

is $19.41 for 15 ml. (That’s $12.94 for 10 oz).

Millenia 10 ml regularly $15.00, now only $12.75.

Millenia is similar to Valor at Young Living. But there you expect to pay $28.62 for 15 oz. That’s $19.08 for 10 ml.

Mariah regularly $17.00, now only $14.45.

You save $3.45. This is a much more powerful and effective oil for deep respiratory conditions with more expensive therapeutic ingredients than the respiratory oils at the network marketing companies. It was specifically formulated for the new stubborn flu strains that are catching people unawares and unprepared. This is an oil you’re going to want to have on hand this season. Compare with doTERRA’s 15 ml Breathe at $26.67 (or $17.78 for 10 ml) and Young Living’s 15 ml of RC $28.63 ($19.09 for 10 ml)

Insight, regularly $16, now only $13.60.

Young Living’s oil that is comparable is Inner Child. It’s $34.21 for 5 ml. That’s $68.42 for 10 ml. That’s 5 times as much!

Visit our website at www.youroilessentials.com for more great prices on therapeutic-grade essential oils along with expert training on how to use them.

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The Brain Limbic System

The Brain Limbic System (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s an exercise that demonstrates the power of aroma on the brain and how any treatment for anxiety that involves therapeutic essential oils may improve results.

Perhaps you have experienced a flash of strong emotion from simply smelling something like natural gas. Perhaps a particular aftershave or fragrance triggers a rush of emotions from your past. These are what Dr. Daniel Pénoël calls “limbic brain experiences.”

The American physiologist Paul D. MacLean spent his career studying the brain and in particular the limbic system. He explains that our brain is actually three superimposed brains, which he relates to the evolutionary process. He called them the reptilian brain, the mammalian brain, and the neo-cortex. Each brain is independent from the other two in certain ways.

The primitive reptilian brain manages our ability to survive. Hunger, thirst, sexuality, and self defense are governed by this brain. The limbic system is next. It is called the brain of the passions. It is in charge of emotional memory, food cravings, aggression, and maternal behavior. Our sense of smell is tied most directly into this area—the “heart” of the brain—the area of passion and pleasure. All our other senses are primarily associated with the neo-cortex. Here’s an experiment to show how it works.

Step 1: Think of an experience associated with your sense of sight.

Picture a favorite location. Think of all the words that come to mind to describe it. Get a sense of the number of words.

Step 2: Think of a wonderful listening experience.

Maybe it was a concert or favorite atmospheric sounds. Think of the number of words. How many rush into your mind?

Step 3: Think of a delicious taste experience.

How many words could you think of to describe this taste?

Step 4: Think of a tactile (texture) experience.

Perhaps it’s a fabric, sandpaper, leaf or tree bark. Think of how many words come to mind to vividly describe that experience?

Step 5: Think of an experience with your sense of smell.

Think of as many words as you can to bring back the actual smell you are describing

Step 6: Evaluate the five senses.

Which one was easiest? Which had the greatest number of words? Which came more quickly, and which took longer?

For most people the sense of smell is hardest to describe because it is experienced primarily within the limbic brain, the part of the brain with few logical words to describe an emotion or feeling.

Aromatic signals go directly to your brain without passing through your thought processes like your other senses. Aromas can instantly create a mood, a bond, a liking or a disliking without any conscious thought at all. For this reason aromas can anchor strong feelings, break self-destructive emotional habits, and create relaxing or stimulating emotions that are difficult to manage in other ways.

As you work with essential oils, you will find yourself finding emotional pleasure that you cannot put into words. You may find that aromas you use a lot for better health become extremely attractive to you emotionally, though at first they were not appealing. It will be interesting to experiment with your limbic brain and see which oils emerge as your favorites.
You’ll also find yourself gravitating emotionally to different oils at different times. If you keep records you may learn something important about yourself, your emotions, and what your body is craving.

Natural remedies for anxiety

1. Scan through the descriptions of the “emotion oils” on our website (www.youroilessentials.com). Decide which kinds of behaviors and emotional responses you would like to have and order a few of these oils.

2. Give yourself a positive experience with these oils. Anchor them in your emotional sub-conscious by using them during good, calm and happy times. Diffuse them. Use them in a relaxing bath. Put them on your pillow and enjoy them when you’re feeling great.

3. Then when anxiety, conflict or negative emotions show up, use these oils to turn your emotions around. It may start with a conscious process at first, but soon you’ll find your emotions automatically flowing where you are directing them with these aromas. Your thoughts don’t have to linger in negative emotions if aromas can help them flow in a better direction.

4. Go through the oils you enjoy using and try to identify the emotions they bring up. For example, if Heart Song is especially pleasant for you, then use it often in happy times. Then use it occasionally to calm anxiety, fears or grief.

5. Don’t try to reverse-engineer your emotions. For example, if you only wear Heart Song when you are anxious, fearful or in grief, your limbic brain may begin to associate Heart Song with these negative emotions. Make sure your particular aroma locks in the right positive emotion, then use it for that purpose.

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Use a hair dryer to enhance the penetration of essential oils.

 

“They Call The Wind Mariah”

That old Lerner and Lowe song from the musical Paint Your Wagon should help you remember why you use the essential oil blend named Mariah. It’s for your wind … the air you breathe. Nothing is more important to your overall health than a healthy respiratory system.

  • Mariah was specifically designed for use against the new flu strains that are giving people such a scare these days. It seems to be the nature of these new strains to manifest very differently from one person to another and one season to the next. One person may sustain more damage to the circulatory system while another person may be hit hardest in the lung and respiratory areas. One season, the strain sends whole classrooms home for a week, the next season, the impact is minimal.
  • Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics and over-the-counter synthetic flu treatments, this blend has both powerful antiviral/antibacterial properties. It’s also designed for safe home use.
  • It has the ability to clear and support the lungs

APPLICATIONS

  • Begin your home treatment with a back massage using Millenia, a balancing and aligning blend. This will improve the effectiveness of Mariah and prepare for more deep and lasting penetration of any subsequent oils.

  • Then proceed by dripping Mariah undiluted along the spine. Mariah can be used in conjunction with Revitalize for endocrine support to increase energy and stamina to fight off the most challenging stubborn flu strains. Also, you can use Mariah in conjunction with Vitality to strengthen the heart.

  • Apply Mariah diluted, to the chest and back at frequent intervals throughout any flu episode. After applying Mariah to the back, along the lumbar area of the spine, apply a warm, damp towel to help the oil penetrate better.
  • Apply Mariah to the feet with a hair dryer to help the oil penetrate and travel throughout the body more quickly and effectively.
  • Diffuse 10 to 20 drops of Mariah near the patient to aid in clearing the lungs. It’s especially helpful to use a diffuser in a steamy bathroom so the steam can mix with the aromatic molecules to more easily penetrate the delicate tissues of the lungs and sinus cavities and keep them clear and open.

Companion blends and single oils

Other respiratory oils to try include Aspire (for respiratory health deep in the lungs), Breezy (especially formulated for upper respiratory health), and Stefanie (another strong antimicrobial blend designed to fight resistant bacteria in the lungs. For the most stubborn respiratory conditions rotate between Stefanie and Mariah.

Single essential oils that have antiviral properties that you can use as natural flu remedies include Fir, Tea Tree, Ravensara, Spearmint, Peppermint, Thyme, Oregano, and Neroli. Use them in diffusers, in hot baths, and in capsules you can take throughout the cold and flu season. They’re even more important during a flu episode.

Essential oil ingredients in the Mariah blend

Bay, Helichrysum, Idaho Tansy, Opopanax, Ravensara, Spearmint, Spikenard, Thyme, Turmeric and Wintergreen

You can find Mariah and the other essential oils blends mintioned in this article on http://www.youroilessentials.com

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Whether you call yourself a mysophobic, germaphobic, microphobic (Wikipedia.org lists them all), or simply OCD, you’re going to have a reaction to the information in the January 2013 National Geographic. Here’s a way to help you process this information in a safe and natural way that will optimize your health.

The article starts: “When we inhale, our nostrils capture…a teeming community of bacteria and viruses. A few types may trigger allergies or asthma. Far more rare are inhaled pathogens that are themselves the agents of diseases, such as SARS, tuberculosis, and influenza.” But, the article continues, you can“…breathe easy: Most of the microbes in the air do us little or no harm, and some almost certainly do us good. The truth is, we still understand precious little about them”(Nathan Wolfe “Small Small World: They’re invisible. They’re everywhere. And they rule.” National Geographic. January 2013. p. 138).

The article goes on to describe an enormous ecosystem residing inside our bodies whether we like it or not. The mass weight of all these microbes weighs more than our brain (about 3 pounds in the average adult). We don’t want to keep them out or destroy them because we would die. In fact, when we tamper with this natural ecosystem we risk all kinds of health catastrophes.

They help in digestion, nutrient absorption, vitamin creation, anti-inflammatory protection, and immune protection. They keep our skin from cracking, the bad bacteria from taking over, and allergies from developing. They help regulate our weight and keep our intestinal walls clean, healthy and protected. Dealing with the invisible bad critters in our ecosystem is like controlling some dangerous predator in the forest ecosystem. To destroy one dangerous species allows another to take over and cause havoc.

For example the Staphylococcus aureus or (S. aureus) is typically a harmless bacterium if it is kept under control in a healthy body by other bacteria. About a third of us have it in our nostrils. But it can turn deadly if it’s allowed to run wild. When it moves into other parts of the body like the skin, it can be as simple as a pimple but as dangerous as a life-threatening infection such as a flesh-eating disease, or it can create toxic shock syndrome.

What makes microscopic predators so dangerous is their resistance to antibiotics that we’ve taken from prescriptions but more importantly from the antibiotics in our food and water from fattening animals to bring them to market early. One of the reasons people choose organic meats and dairy is to get away from too many unnecessary antibiotics.  Helpful, life-sustaining microbes get caught in the crossfire between antibiotics and the microbes they’re trying to destroy. You’ve heard of superbugs, MRSA and the like. These predators gone wild can do a lot of damage, infecting even intravenous catheters and other hospital equipment.

So … back to the people with germ phobia or those who are OCD. What can you do to keep this mass of living things in your body in healthy balance and feel comfortable in your own skin? First of all, you can start shaking hands and eating raw vegetables again without worry. Populating yourself with a large diversity of microbes actually helps you stay healthy. You’ve perhaps heard of the teachers who appear to develop immunity from all the colds the children bring into their classrooms. Maybe they’re just populating their ecosystems. Throw away the wipes and limit the use of germicidal products. Maybe you need people sneezing on you to help you stay healthy if you are already healthy and don’t already have a compromised immune system.

Here are some other ideas:

Keep antibiotics to a minimum

Eat organic to avoid antibiotics in your meat and learn how to use immune boosters like medicinal mushrooms and Vitamin D3, especially when you’re healthy.

Use essential oils

When you get a cold or another type of infection, find safer, natural ways of dealing with the out-of-control microbes. Dr. Daniel Penoel insists that in his 30+ year medical clinical career he has never seen essential oils used as antibiotics upset the microbial ecosystem of the body or create a “superbug.”

I’ve personally used them for over a decade for everything from disinfecting scratches and calming food poisoning symptoms to dealing with strep throat and bronchitis. Unlike prescription antibiotics that only target bacteria, essential oils take on viruses and fungi as well as bacteria. They’re not as powerful or as many antibiotics, but that is their tremendous advantage. They preserve the natural balance in the body so at the end of a cold or bacterial infection, you’re more energized than you would be if your body’s microbial world had been assaulted by antibiotics.

The National Geographic article claims that as much as forty percent of children who take broad-spectrum antibiotics react with antibiotic-related diarrhea. That is a symptom of an upset microbial ecosystem. And the article continues to tell us that antibiotics used early in life have long-lasting effects on our microbial ecosystem.

“We know how to disturb a [microbial] community,” says Katherine Lemon of the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, MA and clinician at Boston Children’s Hospital. “What we need to learn is how to coax it back into a healthy state.”

Coaxing your microbial ecosystem into a healthy state is other tremendous advantage of essential oils. Unlike a pill or a shot, essential oils can be taken internally, topically, and by breathing them from a cold-air diffuser. When you learn to use them safely, according to a few simple rules found on youroilessentials.com, you can have experience profound cleansing and balancing of the body—actually restoring your microbial ecosystem for healthier immunity and more optimized health.

Create your own probiotics and prebiotics

Then there are probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics, especially those you get from affordable and easy-to-create-at-home fermented foods like kefir, home-cultured yogurt, and fermented vegetables like home-fermented sauerkraut and kimchee are your best sources of a broad spectrum of microbial balancing. Probiotic capsules restore only a fraction of what you get from homemade foods. The capsules are measured in the millions whereas the foods are measured in the billions and even trillions of live cultures. There is a thriving online community that shares recipes and success stories.

Prebiotics are the favorite foods of healthy microbes—raw fruits and vegetables with plenty of fiber. That may be one reason why a raw-food diet works for so many people.

Resources:

“Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils Versus Synthetics” youroilessentials.com. This article will introduce you to a great website on the safe but effective in-home uses of essential oils.

“Vegetable Fermentation Further Simplified” is a good overview of fermentation. A Google search will lead you to multiple recipes.

“How to Easily and Inexpensively Ferment Your Own Vegetables” Mercola.com. December 15, 2012. This will lead you to a whole series of great, well-researched articles on the health benefits of fermented foods.

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Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cattlemen have known for decades that feeding antibiotics to animals fattens them up quickly for market. Does the same thing happen when children are given lots of antibiotics early in their lives?

Dr. Jan Blustein, MD, PhD, told PreventDisease.com in a recent article discussing a study of antibiotics contributing to childhood obesity, “While we need more research to confirm our findings, this carefully conducted study suggests that antibiotics influence weight gain in humans, and especially children…”

Another author of the study Dr. Leonardo Trasande, MD explained, “Microbes in our intestines may play critical roles in how we absorb calories, and exposure to antibiotics, especially early in life, may kill off healthy bacteria that influence how we absorb nutrients into our bodies, and would otherwise keep us lean.”

According to a Washinton Post article, “The use of antibiotics in young children might lead to a higher risk of obesity … Changes of the intestinal bacteria caused by antibiotics could be responsible.” According to the lead author of another study published in the International Journal of Obesity, treating babies before 6 months old appears to signal a predisposition to being overweight in childhood. Children older than that didn’t seem to be influenced.

Other studies show the correlation between children with unbalanced gut flora and various neurological disorders such as ADD/ADHD and various learning disorders.

Children not only need good nutrition to help them stay healthy and prevent obesity and other health conditions that a poor diet would encourage, but they need to be feeding their beneficial bacteria and not depleting them with antibiotics and other toxins. The best way to feed your healthy flora ecosystem is with traditionally fermented foods like fermented vegetables and kefir.

Then do all you can to avoid killing the beneficial bacteria, particularly in the first 6 months of life. Avoid antibiotic use and use instead safe, gentle, pleasing essential oils to help your children stay healthy and if they are infected, to gently restore them to health without killing the good bacteria in their gut. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to make all this work.

ACTION STEPS:

  1. Learn to ferment vegetables. There is excellent training on the Internet, and it’s easy to do. You can also ferment milk to make kefir. You can learn to incorporate these foods into many recipes your family enjoys. If you don’t wish to prepare these foods yourself, be sure to give your children a high quality probiotic supplement and take one yourself.
  2. Talk to your health care provider and express your wishes to avoid antibiotics during the first 6 months of life at least. Discuss with him or her the safe and healthy alaternatives using essential oils. Show him or her our website.
  3. Make sure you have a diet rich in raw fruits and vegetables, which offer the right kind of food to grow probiotics in your intestines.
  4. Greatly reduce highly processed grains and starches, pasta, white rice, and potato chips, which feed the bad bacteria and encourage all the problems listed in this article. Limit grains (especially breakfast cereals) because they convert to sugars quickly and have been shown to feed harmful bacteria and contribute to many behavior problems.
  5. Look through youroilessentials.com website to discover all the ways you can use essential oils instead of antibiotics. Essential oils have wonderful, safe antimicrobial properties that DO NOT damage the delicate balance between good and bad bacteria. Learn about Lemon, Lavender, BabyMe, Tranquility, Millenia, Sunburst and any number of other blends that the young children in your family would enjoy using. Use them on a daily basis.

References

“Babies Exposed to Antibiotics Predisposes Them to Being Overweight in Childhood.” PreventDisease.com, Aug. 24, 2012

“Early use of antibiotics linked to obesity, research finds.” The Washington Post Health & Science. August 22, 2012.

“The Wide-Ranging Influence of Gut Microbes on Your Mental and Physical Health.” Mercola.com e-newsletter, September 5, 2012.