Utah in April was not at all what I had expected. Thirty degrees in the morning warming to a balmy fifty-seven is not fun when you are coming from Florida. The Young Living Animal conference was held outdoors under a tent on the Lavender Farm grounds. I can appreciate what handlers go through at outdoor dog shows in cold weather. Nevertheless, the event proved to be worth every dime. With Holistic Veterinarians, researchers, dog trainers, animal behaviorist and a special guest appearance from Gary and Mary Young, the experience was and always is a life changer. The speakers, workshops, and testimonials made it an exceptional experience.
Once I have my notes together, I will hold a conference call to share what we learned along with typed notes. Please email me or PM for the date, time and call in information. email Tantalite3@aol.com
I love this little gift pouch that I got for Christmas. What a great way to gift someone with an oil. Here are a couple of places that I found them for between $3 and $5.
The Plant Extracts diffusers have lights, timers and volume settings. Diffusing is a great way to deliver essential oils into the environment to support the respiratory system and emotions, purify the air, spread negative ions (like the ocean) and replace toxic chemical air fresheners. These diffusers can be set on intermittent timing to deliver the oils in the safest way possible. I have had mine for years and if they do break, the company can repair them.
I am buying six or twelve depending on interest, so if you would like one at my cost… please email me or PM on Facebook. At six, they run around $65 plus tax.
When you read books and the same recommendation keeps coming up, it may be time to take a second look. I read about the benefits of Infrared saunas from Suzanne Somers (author of Tox-Sick), Dr Amy Myers, Dr Mark Hyman MD, Dr David Minkoff, Ben Greenfield (fitness guru) and many others. The Mayo Clinic is using the Infrared sauna for heart patients.
Using Eucalyptus essential oil in the sauna can turn your sauna into a spa day experience. I like Eucalyptus Blue oil and other tree oils are nice as well. Use oils sparingly as they are very concentrated. Wireless essential oil diffusers are available now. A glass spritzer bottle with distilled water and a few drops of oil is a nice way to introduce the oils into the sauna.
I enjoy reading in the sauna. I am currently enjoying the wisdom of Dr Paul Pearsall. http://www.paulpearsall.com/info/about.html
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A patient shared this recipe for Thanksgiving stuffing. It sounded so good that I wanted to share it.
1 bag of Cornbread stuffing (or gluten free breadcrumbs),Butter or Ghee, finely chopped onion, Jimmy Dean nitrate free sausage with sage (if you can’t find the one with sage, use a half drop of SAGE Vitality essential oil added after you remove the fry pan from heat),organic celery,2 cage free eggs,chicken broth,peeled and chopped organic green apple. Cook the sausage until browned. Drain the fat. Add the celery,onion and the butter or ghee. Cook until the onion is translucent. Remove from heat. Mix the cornbread, eggs, apple and chicken broth with sausage mixture. Use the amount of liquid that they suggest on the cornbread package. Put in casserole dish and bake covered for about 45 minutes in 325 oven until done.
In Dr Leo Galland’s Allergy Solution book, he recommends Oolong tea as it was found in research studies to inhibit allergic reactions and help eczema. In his book, he tells you how to brew the tea to reduce the caffeine and still get the health benefits. Dr Galland also wrote about a Chinese study with oolong tea and overweight men and women. In six weeks of drinking four cups of oolong tea daily, the subjects had significant reductions in weight and waist size, despite no change in diet.
Young Living’s Slique Tea is made with Oolong tea. https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/slique-tea-ocotea-oolong-cacao
Oolong tea has been used in Asia for years to help women build bone. In Dr Christian Northrup’s new book called, Goddesses Never Age, she doesn’t recommend the drugs that are supposed to build bone. Dr Northrup is a board certified OB-GYN and a Hay House author.
After the hurricane, my yard was covered in pine needles. I was covered in pine sap and couldn’t get it off. I tried the morning start bath gel and it worked like a charm. It is my new go to bath gel,even at night. The smell is heavenly and it is chemical free. I just ordered the other bath gels to try. They have an unscented bath gel that you can add your favorite essential oils to.
The Detox Summit has been an education for me. We are exposed daily to many chemicals and heavy metals through the environment, food and skin care products. Since we can only limit our exposure, we have to try to remove the toxins through a regular detox program. In the Detox Summit, they offered many suggestions including pure water,organic foods, DIY cleaning and skin care products, Cyto-detox,cell phone radiation blockers,chelating supplements, oxygen therapy, coffee enemas and infrared saunas to name a few. They believe that toxins are driving most health problems in today’s world including the inability to lose weight. “Fix the cell to get well”
In a 2010 Taiwan study,(see the Food Forensics book) they used orange and lemon peel to remove heavy metal ions including nickel and copper. Orange and lemon essential oils are cold pressed from the peel. Organic or wild crafted,pesticide free essential oils are critical as the rind is exposed to the elements. Using oils with chemicals and solvents will defeat the purpose of helping you detox. I take an enzyme supplement daily called Detoxzyme to support my body. Dr Eric Z spoke of using Valerian and Ginger mint essential oils for chelation.
Some of the presenters of the summit spoke on the importance of gut health and how toxins can leak into the gut even to the point of causing auto-immune dis-ease. GMO foods have been linked to leaky gut. The summit suggested probiotics and organic foods to support the gut.
I have been enjoying the benefits of the infrared sauna two or three times a week. I met a lady in the sauna that works at the health food store. She said that replenishing the minerals and electrolytes in the body after the sauna treatment is crucial. She said that RO and distilled water is dead water. She adds minerals to her water daily and electrolytes after the sauna therapy. She had attended the hippocrates institute for three weeks and they had the saunas in each room. Most tap water is reclaimed and treated with chemicals. https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/mineral-essence
If you would like to try the new Vitality Orange essential oil (labeled for ingestion), go to https://www.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/new-start
When I started my journey to become a HeartMath coach/mentor, I had no idea what that meant. Ilene Gottlieb, RN,CHTP encouraged me to look at HeartMath as a way to bring the Heart/Mind/Spirit into balance. Before my second carpal tunnel surgery, I was waking nightly with my heart pounding. I went to a cardiologist who found nothing. I went to another doctor who wanted me to take a benzodiazepine. I was not doing that. What was my excuse to Ilene for not wanting to check out HeartMath? “I don’t have an i phone”. You don’t need one but it sounded like the thing to say at the time. Ilene just said OK, never pushing me. I wasn’t ready for the message so I decided to try different avenues. Acupuncture, DOM, DO, supplements, Tapping ETF, hypnotism, yoga, meditation, holistic journals, summits, earthing….. nothing worked except for learning that my problem was probably excess adrenaline from my emotions. I was doing this to myself but didn’t know how to stop it. Until I got the email….
HeartMath offered a 3 month class to become a Coach. $1500 with six months to pay. It sounded like a win/win because I could help others (more important than helping myself). My house would be paid off by that time so the money would not be an issue. Once a week we met in a telephone class and had homework along with choosing two people to coach. I soaked up the information and loved every minute of it. The emwave2 device showed me how my heart was affected by my emotions and how to breath into coherence. Once you start to see how your emotions are affecting your heart, it is a real wake up call. All the things that happened to me were more related to my response to them than the actual events. HeartMath showed me how to get back into balance when I started feeling overwhelmed. Major corporations are using HeartMath and reducing their medical costs along with better employee cooperation and production.
So why did I title this blog post MARRIAGE? I wanted to marry my HeartMath coaching with the essential oils as a way to anchor the experience to a wonderful smell. When I did my practice, I would use one of my favorite essential oils like a drop of JOY on the heart. I also love Neroli oil but it is pricey. I use my essential reward points to get that oil but it is worth every penny.
If you would like more information about how HeartMath might help you, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also see http://www.heartmath.com or http://www.heartmath.org