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April 28, 2011

SKIN HEALTH? Let’s start with cleansing or detoxification!

“We are much better off taking a daily approach, and being supportive, to the cleansing organs that are designed to detoxify our bodies.”  Dr. David K. Hill

 

“The route of cleansing: Clear the bowels, Clean the blood/lymph, Rebuild.  Look to Essential Oils, Herbs, and Diet.”  Julia

 

“The Liver is the Foundation of Health”  A saying of Chinese medicine

  

 

SKIN is the last ‘ORGAN’ to receive any kind of nutrients you may take~

Anti Aging starts Inside out  for HEALTHY SKIN ~ is a MUST!!!

 

There are a number of cleanses associated with healthy detoxification of the body and essential oils.  Dr. David Hill in September of 2010 gave a presentation, with the introduction of a cleansing product from doTERRA named Zendocrine, on cleansing protocols and how they work in the body.  <Cleansing the Body, Dr. David K. Hill>

 

Nutritional Cleanses: 

A daily, gentle detoxification to provide support to the body organs that provide natural detoxification.

 

<doTERRA Zendocrine with essential oils> 

Zendocrine Detoxification Complex, a combination of whole food extracts to provide support for the body’s cleansing organs, the liver, kidneys, bowels, and skin.  Coupled with essential oils for additional support for the liver.

 

·    Zendocrine: 2 tablets daily, 1 morning, 1 evening

·    Essential Oils: 4 drops each geranium, rosemary, grapefruit, and clove in a capsule. 1 capsule daily.

In 2011 doTerra provides this blend premade in a blend named Zendocrine.  5 drops of this should be added to a capsule and taken daily in place of the oils above.

·    Time period: can be taken indefinitely on a daily basis or as a periodic cleanse for 2 weeks every three months.

Lemon liver detoxification: For some this is part of their life for increased energy, emotional stability, and pain.

·    1 tablespoon of organic lemon juice

·    1 drop each of lemon and peppermint essential oils

·    1 drop coriander essential oils if necessary for addictions

·    2-4 ounces of purified water

·    Daily, drink first thing in the morning

·    Time period: indefinite

 

<doTERRA Slim & Sassy>

Dr. David Hill suggests the blend Slim & Sassy as a metabolic blend can help the body eliminate apidose cells the body has formed to encapulate dangerous toxins in the body.

·    1-2 drops Slim & Sassy per 8 ounces of water

·    2 to 4 glasses per day

·    Time period: indefinite

 

<AromaTouch Technique>

The periodic AromaTouch Technique has a cleansing benefit to the body.  See this technique described in detail on other pages of this website.

·    daily, weekly, monthly depending on the health needs of the individual

 

<Detox Baths>

This is soaking the body in a hot bath with Epson Salts and essential oils.  Be sure and mix the oils well before entering the bath.  Couple with lots of liquids.

·    1 cup Epson Salts

·    4 drops each lavender, geranium, lemongrass essential oils

·    1 tub of hot water

·    soak 30 minutes or a long as comfortable

·    daily, weekly, monthly depending on the health needs of the individual

·    couple with lots of liquid (water, water with lemon or Slim & Sassy, etc.)

 

Cleanses:

A more aggressive, time period specific cleanse that may address one area of the body.

 

<Herxheimer reactions>

Since Isolated Cleanses are oft time an aggressive approach to cleansing body organs they can release massive quantities of toxins that have been within the body, especially from those that have had health problems.  These released toxins can cause uncomfortable reactions as they exit the body through the bowels or skin.  Some may experience digestive disruption, others rashes or other skin disorders.  The general advice is to slow the cleanse by reducing or spacing the cleansing agents to find a comfortable level, but to continue the cleanse.  Also consider a period of preparation with a nutritional cleanse as described above.

 

<doTERRA GX Assist>

GX Assist is a combination of essential oils and caprylic acid for cleansing the gastro intestinal tract.  Includes oregano, melaleuca, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, and thyme essential oils.

·    3 capsules daily.  Best taken with meals.  If uncomfortable reactions reduce the number of daily capsules.

·    Time period: 10 days

·    Follow with PB Assist, a probiotic, to build healthy digestive functions

 

<Candida Cleanse>

This is a cleanse similar to the GX Assist but using individual essential oils.  It also is highly effective against Candida or yeast infections that affect many.

·    5 drops each melaleuca, lemon, and oregano essential oils in a vegetable capsule.

·    2 capsules per day for 2 weeks, rest 2 weeks, then 1 capsule per day for 2 weeks

·    Follow with a probiotic

 

<Lemon liver detoxification>

For those that will use the Lemon liver nutritional detoxification described previously  may want to begin that with this major cleanse of the liver.

·    Juice from 1 organic lemon

·    10 drops each lemon and peppermint essential oils, 2 drops OnGuard blend

·    Combine in 8 ounces of purified water

·    Daily, you can drink over a period of time

·    Time period: 14 days

 

<The Master Cleanse or Lemonade Diet>  Stanley Burroughs (contributed by Robert James)

The Master Cleanser is a way to cleanse the body of toxins and reduce the cravings we experience from eating junk food. The cleanse involves drinking only lemonade made from fresh lemon juice, Grade B/Medium maple syrup, water and Cayenne pepper. No solid food can be eaten for the duration of the cleanse. The lemonade is best taken at room temperature. The master cleanse is technically not a “fast” and proponents say it is more gentle on the body because it does contain some essential vitamins and minerals. According to proponents it is recommended to be on the cleanse for a minimum of ten days, but it is not uncommon for people to stay on the cleanse for longer periods of time, even as long as 45 days. A good indicator of when you should end the cleanse is when the coating on your tongue clears up and your tongue is nice and pink in the morning. This indicates that your body has cleared out most toxins. But you must judge for yourself when to end the diet.  For me, personally, I experience a high influx of energy and a feeling of euphoria after about the 2nd or 3rd week.

The following quantities of each ingredient are required (some adjustment may be required for non-average sized people, large or small.) These amounts are for all the Lemonade you need for 1 day that is 2 quarts.

·    14 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

·    14 Tablespoons (Grade B) Maple Syrup

·    1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper – or to taste (as much as you can stand)

·    2 quarts of water

·    Drink at room temperature.

·    10 to 45 days are mentioned

Since there is no intake of solid food, special precautions are taken to avoid constipation. Laxative tea, which is optional, is taken every night, and in the morning a quick drink of 32 ounces of lukewarm sea salt water (about 1heaping  tablespoon or sea salt).  This passes will pass through the digestive system extremely quickly, be near a bathroom, you will need it usually within 30-60 minutes. Many individuals don’t require the laxative tea as long as the salt water has the desired effect. (and you can take it.  It’s not fun drinkng warm salt water)

It is essential to go off of the cleanse slowly. The lack of solid foods for such long periods requires careful breaking, as gut flora need to re-develop and mucus linings re-build. This usually involves drinking “full strength” juices for a day or two, while slowly adding in soups, then fruit, vegetables and nuts before resuming a regular diet. I would definitly use the PB Assist probiotics during the cleanse to help re-establish a healthy intestinal culture.  Some individuals have returned to their healthy diet the following day after stopping the program without any problems, but this is rare and not recommended especially for first timers.

Others also recommend coupling the Master Cleanse with Slim & Sassy or Grapefruit water (1 to 2 drops in 8 ounces of water) and/or the AromaTouch Technique.  Also topical application of essential oils directly to the area of the liver with warm compresses (helichrysum, etc.).

 

<The Lawton Foot Technique>  Dr. Sue Lawton (contributed by Pat Leavitt)

This is particularly good for pain as well as pulling toxins from the body.  Have on hand the following: 2 large 9×13 glass Pyrex baking pans and a pair of boot socks  

·    Place the pans in the oven, with the setting on bake at 180 degrees  

·    Sit your friend in a comfortable chair

·    Apply topically the oils of your choosing with a carrier for easy of spreading. Cover all of both feet

·    Citrus oils for detoxification

·    Frankincense or other antibiotic oils such as OnGuard, melissa depending on their specific needs.  

·    Place the heavy boot socks on each foot. If you do not have boot sock just put on double sport socks.  

·    Place the covered feet in the warmed Pyrex dishes and cover each foot with a warm moist towel, followed by a dry towel.  

·    While their feet are simmering, let them rest until the heat has left (usually about 30 minutes) or you can use those same oils and do a AromaTouch Hand Massage, or using the oils in the AromaTouchTechnique kit.

When you remove the feet from the pans, put on a regular pair of socks.   Don’t be surprised at how well they will feel when you have completed this procedure.

 

 

April 13, 2011

Allergies? Runny Nose?

Allergies & Runny Nose, Watery Eyes:

 

ALLERGIES:  Lavender, lemon, peppermint, melaleuca, lemongrass and respiratory blend. To help body fight off airborne pathogens put 1-2 drops each of lavender, lemon and peppermint in a gelatin capsule and take internally. You can also place melaleuca, lemongrass, a purifying or immune/defensive blend on an intake filter every time it is changed to help fight against allergy causing molds and fungi.

 

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? If so, this little kit could be a life saver. It contains one 5 ml bottle each of highest quality lavender, lemon, and peppermint. These are the top three oils you never want to be without for anything.

The lemon is from Italy, the lavender from Provence, France, and the peppermint from Washington State. I guarantee they are the purest essential oils you’ve ever experienced. What’s more, they are CPTG, which means Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. Which means, yes, they may be ingested.

Take 3 drops of each (less if you are extremely sensitive) in a gel capsule with a full glass of filtered water, and within half an hour or less your itchy, watery eyes, congestion, or runny nose will be minimized, if not gone.

 

There are many testimonies of soothing allergy symptoms just with these 3 basic but very powerful CPTG oils.

The peppermint is excellent for cooling, but be careful, one drop equals 28 cups of peppermint tea, and essential oils are 70x more potent than dried herbs. Really!

 

The lavender is the most useful oil to have and combats stress to bee stings to powerful natural remedy for sleepless nights. Take lemon oil with you and put in your water at restaurants, use to oil furniture, spot stains, ingest and use topically to increase your antioxidant levels (citrus oils are GREAT for this). Inside of the INTRO box contains lots of usage tips for these three essential oils, as well as an introductory audio CD.

* Extensive studies have shown that allergies are directly related to the digestive system. Eliminating gluten, corn, sugar, alcohol, and dairy from your diet will very likely lessen the affects of season allergies. Replacing these foods with lots of leafy greens, fresh lemon juice, and excellent quality olive oil will greatly help you. Your liver will especially appreciate it!

 

Suggested protocols:  doTERRA therapy by Dr. MOM

  • Take 1-3 drops of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint in vegetable capsule with full glass of water during allergy symptoms.
  • 1 drop of Peppermint or Melaleuca on the base of neck 2 times a day.
  • 1 – 2 drops of Melaleuca with 2 spoons of water and gargle
  • Runny Nose:  1 drop of Lavender right below nostrils, on upper lip 
  • Apply Peppermint on hand and inhale or inhale directly from bottle.
April 12, 2011

Quarterly Cleanse with…

It is so important to detoxify your body with all that we do to it daily~ really!

 

Here is an awsome supplement that detoxifies but also supports! Enjoy~  by Dr. Mom @ doTERRA therapy

 

Zendocrine is a detoxifying supplement that supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin as well as supporting normal self-detoxification functions of the cleansing organs. You would take this everyday for one month and then again in a few months as a quarterly cleanse. 

 

GX Assist is a combination of caprylic acid and oregano, melalueca, lemon, lemongrass, peppermint, and thyme essentials oils that help support a healthy digestive tract by creating an unfriendly environment for potentially harmful pathogens that can disrupt digestive immunities and cause digestive upset.

You would take this for 10 days each month to help support the digestive track. It is recommended to follow this with PB Assist for 5 days.

GX Assist is an aggressive formula so depending on how aggressive you want to be, you may or may not want to do GX Assist and Zendocrine at the same time. There is no harm in doing them at the same time however.

Let’s detox our way to happy & healthy 2011 and beyond~ Feel  & See the difference in your appearance!!!

 

April 12, 2011

Quality vs. Quantity

Is it really worth the money to buy quality oils? Or, are cheaper oils worth the money they cost you?

Although you’ve heard about the different qualities of oils, your mind can not get past the question: Why should I spend $31.00 for a bottle of lavender oil when I can get the same amount at my health food store for $9.95?  Can there really be that much difference between oils?

 

A rose by any other name . . . While Shakespeare may have been right in saying that a rose is a rose, no matter what you call it, calling something rose oil doesn’t make it so.  It takes 5,000 pounds of rose petals to produce one pound of rose oil; and to completely extract the oil, and have it retain its full fragrance, chemistry and frequency, requires a careful, two part distillation process.  This makes a quality rose oil very expensive.  If you can buy a 15 ml bottle for $50.00, you can be sure that it’s not very good.

 

What you smell may not be what you get

Here is the problem: Aromatherapy has become quite a fad, and an ever-growing number of marketers, seeing its money-making potential, have jumped on the essential oils bandwagon, looking for an easy way to make a lot of money.  They’re finding innovative ways to sell anything they can call aromatherapy.

Mostly, what you find are cheap imitations: some sort of oil base to which they’ve added synthetic chemicals to create a fragrance.  Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil would fall into this category.  I can guarantee you: their Lavender Meadow® has never seen a lavender meadow.

To give you an idea of how ridiculous this is, statistics show that one company — Procter & Gamble — uses two times the amount of essential oils that are actually produced in the entire worldIt makes you wonder: Just what are they calling essential oils?

 

Some companies market essential oils that have been cut with synthetic chemicals or blended with cheaper hybrids.  This is quite common with lavender.  For example, according to the Lavender Growers Association, 100 times more “lavender oil” was exported from France than is actually grown there.  Just where did that lavender come from?

Aromatherapy is far more than just the smell

While some of these so-called aromatherapy products present a pleasing fragrance (at least to a chemically-oriented nose), can cover unpleasant odors, and may have some limited value in relaxation, they have no real value for true aromatherapy.  In some cases, these so-called aromatherapy products can create serious problems, from allergic reactions to irritations to chemical burns.

The quality of the oil makes all the difference

There are at least 200 different companies marketing essential oils in North America.  However, there are many grades of essential oils, and most essential oils available in the United States are of the lowest grade and quality.

Only when using a CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade oil will you see significant benefits.

It’s a very fundamental fact: Effective aromatherapy begins with CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oils.  And only dōTERRA® Essential Oils essential oils can honestly be called CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade, with all the properties needed for effective aromatherapy intact. 

With essential oils, pure is just not enough…

It’s not enough that an essential oil marketer claims that its essential oils are pure, organic, and/or Grade A.

  • To many marketers, purity means only that the oil does not contain a base oil or some other essential oil — that is: that it’s not cut.  The question of whether or not the essential oil is adulterated with chemicals or solvents is not even considered.
  • Likewise, that an essential oil is marketed as organic is little indication of its quality.  Organic oils are certainly better than others, but many oils that are produced from organically-grown plant sources are still contaminated with chemicals during processing, or extracted in a way that produces poor quality oils.
  • Even Grade A oils may lack many of the properties of a truly CPTG®certified-pure-therapeutic-grade essential oil, even though they may be sold as such.

Why is the quality of so many essential oils so bad?  

Producing a quality oil suitable for aromatherapy requires a lot of skill, patience and expense.  Quite frankly, most producers don’t find it worth their trouble to do it right.

Why? 

Because about 98% of all essential oils are not produced for therapeutic purposes; they are produced for the perfume or cosmetic industries.  Much of the remaining 2% is used for food flavoring (although any of these might be sold for aromatherapy).

These industries are only interested in the oils’ aromatic qualities (that is: that they smell good); and so, techniques are adopted to produce greater quantities of these oils at a faster rate, without any concern for their potential therapeutic benefits.

This has a major impact on the quality of the oils.

Few people appreciate how chemically complex essential oils are.  The average essential oil may contain anywhere from 80 to 200 chemical constituents.  However, these aromatic molecules are very fragile and not easily extracted from the plant material.  Taking shortcuts in the production process will render the oil therapeutically void.  Therefore, it’s possible that, even though an oil is considered pure or Grade A, it may still contain only a fraction of its possible complex chemistry and therapeutic value.

In aromatherapy cosmetic, perfume and CPTG® are not the same.

To most people, these oils smell exquisite; but they lack any true therapeutic properties.  It’s all in how they’re produced.  Many of the important chemical constituents necessary to produce therapeutic results are either flashed off with the high heat of quick production methods, or are never released from the plant material due to shortened distillation times.

Less than two percent of the oils on the market today are produced for therapeutic and medicinal applications.  However, many of the oils produced for the cosmetic or perfume industry are being sold in the United States as therapeutic-grade.  (A rose by any other name may still be a rose; but a marigold is still a marigold, even if you call it a rose.)

Aromatherapy and synthetic fragrances.

Beyond the problem of adulterated oils, there is also the practice of skipping nature altogether, and manufacturing so-called essential oils in the laboratory.

There are huge chemical companies on the east coast of the United States that specialize in the duplication of every essential oil that exists.  For every kilogram of pure essential oil that is produced, it is estimated that there are between 10 and 100 kilograms of synthetic oil created.

And, while chemists have successfully re-created the main constituents and fragrances of some essential oils in the laboratory, the synthetic oils lack any therapeutic benefits, and may even carry serious risks.

Why?

Because real essential oils contain hundreds of different chemical compounds, which, in combination, lend important therapeutic properties to the oil, and balance the therapeutic actions of other essential oil constituents.  (See the article on essential oil chemistry.)  Also, many essential oils contain molecules and isomers that are impossible to manufacture in the laboratory, leaving the synthetic oils incomplete.  And, just as importantly, no one has been able to solve the problem of manufacturing life.  You must never underestimate the importance of kinetic energy in the oils as a therapeutic agent.

A final word: the importance of the real deal!

Adulterated oils present real dangers for consumers.  Anyone venturing into the world of medicinal aromatherapy must use the purest quality oils available.  Inferior quality, adulterated oils most likely will not produce therapeutic results, and they can be very detrimental.  There’s the basic issue of toxicity; but also, petrochemical solvents, such is propylene glycol and diethylphthalate, can all cause allergic reactions.

Adulteration of essential oils will become more and more common as the supply of top-quality essential oils dwindles and demand explodes.  These adulterated essential oils will jeopardize the integrity of aromatherapy in the United States, and may put many people at risk.

And then, there is the issue of mislabeled oils.  The following is an example of the significance of this:

A woman (name withheld to protect her privacy) had heard that lavender oil could heal burns; so when she spilled boiling water on her arm, she used lavender oil she had purchased from a local health food store.  But, instead of healing her burn, the oil only worsened it and intensified her pain.

She concluded that lavender oil was worthless for healing burns, and that aromatherapy was a scam.

When her “lavender” oil was analyzed, however, it was found to be lavandin, a hybrid lavender that is chemically very different from true Lavandula angustifoliaLavandin contains high levels of camphor (12 to 18 percent), and can burn the skin.  In contrast, true lavender contains virtually no camphor, and has burn-healing agents not found in lavandin.

dōTERRA® Essential Oils: Quality oils for safe

and effective aromatherapy.

dōTERRA® Essential Oils promises you that their oils meet — or exceed — the highest standards for therapeutic-grade essential oils and are truely CPTG®, certified-pure-therapeutic-grade oils.