Detox? Is it necessary or safe?

5627The 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.

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hm-fb-sqWhen 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.

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Transforming Emotions with Essential Oils FREE TELECLASS

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Join Ilene Gottlieb in a free teleclass for Transforming Emotions with Essential Oils

In this teleclass you will learn about:

1. Brain physiology and how essential oils speak to the limbic system in our brains …
2. Ways to use essential oils to promote calmness, emotional balance and joy.
3. Ten powerful essential oils that are uplifting and promote emotional health and well-being.


Looking forward to sharing this time with you and thank you for sharing with your friends and family.

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Good Night

stress-awayDr Michael Breus, the “Sleep Doctor” is hosting a sleep summit in a few days.  Link below to listen to over thirty sleep experts for free.

In his book, Good Night, he writes “Recent studies have offered evidence that Aromatherapy can not only lift your spirits, but possibly reduce anxiety, agitation and even pain-all good effects for inducing sleep. Specifically, consider relaxing smells such as lavender, rose, vanilla (in StressAway blend), and chamomile. Aromatherapy oils can be infused in the air, rubbed on the skin, or even ingested. Although powerful, these are great “mood setters.”

Link for his sleep summit that starts on August 8th.

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Where to Apply


To support the organs, try applying essential oils to that area of the foot that corresponds to the organ. See chart above. You can also apply oils to the ear in the same fashion but use caution with hot oils. Always dilute the hot oils when applying to any area other than the feet. Carrier oils include jojoba, coconut, V6, almond and olive to name a few. Oils are concentrated so always start with a drop or two. See the Essential oils desk reference for a chart of the ears and hands.

Here are just a few oils that may support the organ systems:

Liver- Lemon, GLF, Juvacleanse, JuvaFlex, Geranium, Release

Endocrine/Hormone- DragonTIme, Endoflex, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Frankincense

Pancreas-Ocotea,Clary Sage, Ginger, Geranium, Ningxia Red

Kidney- K&B, Lemon, Grapefruit, Juniper

Heart- Valor, Marjoram,Stress Away, Ylang Ylang, AromaLife, Peace & Calm, Release, Joy, RutaVala, Sacred Mountain

Lymph- AromaLife, DiGize, Grapefruit, Cypress, Citrus Fresh, Tangerine,Myrtle

Here is a great article on oils to support the lymphatic system with massage:



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Thrift Store Shoppers

Miss Judy and I like to browse the thrift stores for hidden treasures, sort of like curb shopping but it is indoors. Since one man’s trash is another man’s treasures, we often find amazing things.We were on the way to Kissimmee on a Saturday and stopped by the charming downtown area of St Cloud. Thrift stores and Goodwills abound. We spent hours rummaging . You can find wonderful dog toys for twenty five cents and even Princess house kitchen items.

I found a book by Art Brownstein, MD, called Extraordinary Healing. The book was a whole $1.50 so how could I go wrong?  This book has proven to be a treasure. The subjects that he wrote about were way ahead of their time (book was written in 2005).  If you can find a copy of this book, the chapter called The Power of Your Mind and Your Healing System was especially intriguing. He recommended the book, Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand.

Dr Brownstein speaks of many case studies of people getting better using the power of the mind. He recommended focusing on four core beliefs (you can choose your own) but here was his suggestion:

I am lovable just as I am. I deserve to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled in my life. My body has a healing system, and it knows how to heal itself. My body wants to be healthy.

Since Frankincense has been used for spiritual connections, I am going to try using a drop of it while I focus on positive beliefs like the ones above.

This book is so inspiring and has much more to offer than presented here.  Dr Brownstein is also the author of a book on healing back pain.


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Animal Tips from Convention

young-living-animal-scents-care-collection-essential-oilsHere are some of the highlights from the animal lecture at convention. None of this is to be used as medical advise but as sharing information.

Young Living now has a Veterinary Advisory council. Meet the Doctors here:

The new Vitality line of essential oils was mentioned intended for dietary supplement and culinary use.  Here are my notes:

Mineral essence- add a drop to the food. Taste is bad so you can put in capsule.

K&B tincture- look at what is going on in the house if the animal is urinating on the rugs.

Wolfberries (in Ningxia Red) good for all animals

Lavender- a little is calming but a lot is energizing. Put Lavender on the blaze of a horse.

Peace and Calm – thunderstorms
Peppermint Vitality- food, water, cool down. Always offer plain water too.

TummyGize for tiny dogs or spearmint

Thieves vitality- tiny bit in dog food once a week for oral health or the week before a show. Diffuse it.

Purification on bedding. Diffuse or make a spray. Diffuse thieves,lemon, purification. 1 to 2 drops purification on cotton ball and rub around and inside the ear. Don’t get it in the ear canal.  Rub on animal before going outside to repel bugs.

Repelaroma- keeps bugs away.

DiGize vitality get pups ready for car rides. Ok for cats. Good for when changing food. 1 drop on Cat tummy once a week for hairballs.

ParaGize digestive balance

Gentle Baby for dogs, cats birthing. Good for skin. Alternative to Peace and Calm.

RC or Raven on animals front legs, inside prior to competition.

Add Frankincense to RC in diffuser for lungs/grief

Stress Away for abandoned or abused, emotional connection

Diffuse Reconnect kit.  Valor and Valor II for courage. Trauma life, T away. Diffuse. Transition to new opening to that which no longer serves. Trauma life on the back of the neck or ears.

Grounding- bring back to earth. Sternum. Pet. For transport.

Harmony- new animals into a pack or herd

Raindrop for long back dogs. Aroma seize, orthoease or orthosport to maintain crest of Mane.
Competition- Highest potential, gathering. Ningxia red 2 or 3 X a day.  Copahiba, Balsam Fir on legs. Valor on brainstem. Sacred Frank on forehead. Powermeal.

Tender tush on long hair dogs. Animal scents on pads.

Animal scents shampoo has the proper PH. Dilute with bath and shower base OR use Bath and Shower base and add oils to make your own shampoo.

Thieves household cleaner for groomers, cages, kennels.

Dentarome Plus to brush teeth. Tiny amount. Never use xylitol on dogs.
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Vacation Trip Revelations


(Young Living Lavender farm at Mona, Utah)

I was made to wonder if the Universe was trying to tell me to stay home before I left for vacation. When I first heard that we were going to be closed for vacation on the week of the Young Living convention, I felt like it was an omen to sign up. After I booked the flight and paid the convention fee, I found out that we were going to be closed the week before July 4th not the week of convention. OMG. First screw up. After my fence blew down, my car starter died, my pet sitter was still in West Virginia, and Dr Joan got sick and wasn’t going to join us, I was ready to say forget it. I am glad that I pushed threw the obstacles and went anyway.  I had been trying to get my house paid for so I put off any travels for a number of years (except day trips in Florida). My house was paid off in June so I proceeded to plan for a trip to Utah. Preparation for the trip was time consuming and laborious as all dogs need washed and trimmed and I had to make sure the pet sitter knew the routine.  The fence got fixed (thank you Jim) and the car repaired (thank you James Connor) and the pet sitter made it back in time and Dr Joan transferred the room to our name.

Miss Judy and I went to her sister’s house to sleep on Monday night in preparation for an early Tuesday flight. Six hours later, we were on our way.  We arrived in Utah and went to the Little America Hotel. It was gorgeous and plush. (not like the Motel six when I was showing dogs every week) The hotel across the street was the Five Star hotel that was built for the Olympics.  A car was not needed as the Utah Transit was a block from the hotel and it went all around the town for free. City buses cost $1.25. We parked our things in the room and caught the train to downtown.  Lunch at the Lambs Grill (established 1919) was fabulous. We went to a darling organic bakery called Eva’s and then to Harmon’s grocery. Harmon’s was an experience with lots of organic food, hot bars, etc.  Next to visit the Red Butte Botanical gardens at the top of the hill at the University of Utah.  We took the bus to Utah University and got let out at the bottom of the hill. Climbing up the steep road in 90 degree weather, I thought Miss Judy was going to kill me as she never exercises. It was really hot and she was not happy. Don’t believe Utah has dry heat. It is still HOT.  She loves plants so once we made it to the top and she saw the beautiful gardens, she got over being pissed.  The gardens were lush and gorgeous. After our tour of the gardens, we had to walk down the hill. She said she was going to have a heart attack. (After three days of Tawnya’s boot camp, she felt the rusty joints loosen) We went to Temple Square and walked around the museum and got a photo of Judy with a statue of Joseph Smith (she said she was looking for a Mormon husband).  The sisters were so nice and helpful. They told us about a free concert of the Mormon Tabernacle choir. The choir was practicing before leaving for a tour.  Their clothes had already been shipped to Europe so they were in street clothes. The acoustics in the building were amazing. The sisters told us to check out the free family search service in the Joseph Smith building. That was one of the best parts of the trip. There was a computer center where you could research your “pedigree” to learn about your ancestors. They also gave us  a website to find out if we were related to movie stars, royalty or gangsters. We toured the Joseph Smith house- Beehive house and the Lions Gate eatery. We did some shopping and ended up back in the room to plan our next adventure. We went to the Visitor center for information. Judy wanted to see the Great Salt Lake so we found a tour with a young guy from the Great Salt Lake tour company.   He said he was a chef to the stars and made his first million (maybe he was full of it but he had a great personality so made for a great guide for $40)  He took us to the lake to experience the brine shrimp and the salty water. The view was spectacular. The other tour service wanted $180 to take us to Park City. We decided to join the locals and to go Park City on the $5 bus. The locals say that things are close and only a few blocks away. The blocks must be a half mile each. We had to walk to the bus stop to catch the 4:28 to Park City. We made it at 4:27. Once again, Miss Judy said she was going to kill me if we had missed it. We boarded the bus and found out that we had no way back to Salt Lake City unless we got a cab.  Dave, the bus driver, said that some people from Europe had been stuck in Park City and had to pay $1000 to get a ride back to Salt Lake. I asked Dave if we could just stay on the bus for the round trip.  Of course, he said.  Watching Dave interact with his local clients was so heartwarming. He was a dear soul that shared his journey of caring for his daughter for six years with cancer and her passing. The locals loved him and his interactions with them made you feel his loving kindness. I got the feeling that his wife had left him and he found a purpose with his bus riders.  I will never forget him.

Day three found Miss Judy cranky about her hips. We went to workshops in the afternoon to learn about essential oils topics such as Beauty, Animals, Toxins in the home (there is an outdated law on the books called TSCA. The government only intervenes once a chemical has been found to be toxic), emotional transformations and the FDA approved products. Marcella Vonn Harting did a workshop on “Finding Your Why“. She said that if someone is driving you crazy or you can’t stand being around them to find out their why.

We went to the Expo hall to try out the products. 20,000 people going up and down the escalators burned up the motor. Scary. Young Living has grown so much that they had to do the general sessions in the giant Arena. Workshops were only available if you signed up ahead of time. On Friday, we went to the Farm in Mona Utah. Lavender fields formed a labyrinth. We toured the distillery where we see that Gary Young found a way to distill the plants with water only. He was told early on that he would have to use chemicals but he refused. He wanted his plant essential oils pure without solvents. It costs him a lot of money to maintain the distillers but he figured out a way to do it. We have the SEED to SEAL guarantee of purity.  We shopped the Gift store where the RAINSTONE diffuser was blowing out essential oils in the gift store. It runs for eight hours and has a remote. I definitely want one of those. It was handmade from purple clay and so attractive. The food at the picnic was beyond amazing. I sat down across from a man who handed me a brochure on a product that he was selling.  I was ready to throw the paper out when I turned it over to discover INFRARED products. Wow, this was no coincidence. I was meant to meet this guy.  I had been thinking of trying the Infrared Sauna at the South Beach gym and this man was selling products that you could use at home. How was this possible?  I had read about Infrared health benefits over and over again from holistic cardiologists.  He had mattresses, pillows and belts that emitted the infrared. The belt sounded interesting because it would target belly fat (the dangerous kind).

Friday night we bought tickets to the Improv Show in town. The theater was as old and nasty as the last time that I was there. The curtains tattered and in shreds. The chairs broken and dirty. Judy held her feet up hoping to avoid vermin. Tickets $9.  Luckily, the actors were young, fresh, and funny. The MC was a Jerry Seinfeld want to be. He would pick a theme and point to the actor when it was their time to take over the conversation. One actor would start and the next would take over so you never knew what they were going to say. It was refreshing that they had a no vulgarity policy and reserved the right to excuse you from the show if you said ugly words. (I found an Improv show in Melbourne that I am going to check out soon.)

I checked my email while I was away and had 598 in the in box. I wanted to cry. When I realized how much time I spend deleting messages that I don’t even want, I started to unsubscribe to 98% of them. I realized how important and precious my time is and how I don’t want to spend it deleting messages or looking at them. Playing with the dogs, vacations,spending time with friends, practicing Yoga, and time in Nature is what will restore me. Not spending time in front of the EMF generator. Sitting outside under the trees is like a Prozac for me. There was a study about a boy and his dog and how they got into the same heart rhythm just by being in each others presence and holding love for one another.

Saturday was the last day of workshops.  Saturday morning was breakfast at our favorite spot, the Little America cafe. The newspaper headlines revealed “Delta Pilots Picketing at SLC airport”. OMG.  We were going home on Delta that night on the red eye with a 30 minute window to change planes in Atlanta. I called Delta and left message (I am sure their switchboards were bombarded). When they called back, I asked if we were going to have a problem. She said that we already missed our flight the night before and that we had read the day and time wrong. We were scheduled on the Saturday 1:55 AM flight and that was passed.  Luckily, we had booked through the Delta convention desk and the lady had been told that we were at convention through Saturday evening. She messed up and we didn’t catch it.  The reservation lady booked us on a flight at 10:50 Saturday night with non-stop so we lucked out. When we go the airport, Judy had left her big shampoo and hair gels in the carry on so she had to try to go back and put it in her checked baggage.  I waited on her to do that and overheard the pilot say that we were scheduled to head to through bad storms and he wanted to know if there was a flight path around it.  I messaged my friend, Cynthia, that if I didn’t make it to please find the poodles good homes. What else, right???

We landed safely in Orlando without incidence and Judy’s sister was kind enough to pick us up.

I got home and the pet sitter had seen a snake, freaked out and hit the electric pole. She had cranked the AC down to 73 degrees and the AC was frozen up. The dogs were in fabulous form. Fat, calm and happy. She sits and holds them the entire time that I am away. Nothing else is as important as their well being.  AC is fixed ($500 ouch) and the pole has splinters but oh well. I was back to work on Tuesday for some cleaning patients.  We are off the rest of the week until after the 4th. Daily Yoga practices, Infrared sauna treatments and watching Miranda on YouTUBE are bringing me much joy.  I can’t remember when I laughed so much. Quoting Ilene Gottlieb… “Everything happens as it is meant to be, in the perfect time.” I am beginning to believe that.  Stressing over and worrying about things only makes you lose your present moments.  I need  PRESENT TIME essential oil.  If you stay focused in the time that is now, enjoy your moments and not live in the past or future, it always works out. I loved the book by Colin Tippings about Radical Forgiveness.  Such profound wisdom. He talks about how we are given the parents that we have to learn our lessons on earth. Some people have it easier than others. My journey has not been an easy one but I wake up every day now with Gratitude.  I know that things will work out for my highest good as long as I serve others and try to bring them joy.

Many blessings to Ilene Gottlieb RN and Dr Joan Barice MD for being there for me.

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Transforming Emotions

Young Living Logo_1Gary Young spoke at convention on transforming emotions with essential oils. He said that you can use emotions to drive you to success or to death.  He created every blend for a need and never for profit. He created the FEELINGS collection of oils to support emotional well being.  He announced that we now have OTC products with FDA approval.

He spoke about the heart and how it has the strongest electrical field. Information is stored in the heart and affects all the organs of the body.  Negative emotions can increase the risk of heart problems and can affect the rhythm of the heart.  He said being in love was wonderful for the heart.  Aroma Life was created to support the heart.

Here are a few suggestions that he had on using the oils to support emotional health:

Acceptance oil to get going. Accept, embrace and Release the issue. Gratitude oil. Use Morning Start shower gel with Release oil. Surrender oil in the diffuser and Release in the tub. ( I put oils in Epsom salt and add them to the water after I get in the tub) Common sense oil to help drive your emotions. The frequency of oils help to stimulate action. “Life is behavior and belief. God gave you the power to adapt”.  Clarity at night while you sleep. Diffuse it to know how to change patterns of behavior. Forgiveness can be needed to change family patterns. Behavior patterns encoded in the DNA. Emotional energy can have physical manifestations. For motivation, Clarity and Believe on your pillow and feet. Pay attention to your talk. Present Time helps you stay in control. God resides with you.  Harmony when you wrestle with your mind. For mind games of insecurity… Harmony, Brain Power, Clarity, Valor (back in stock as soon as they can harvest). Spiritual disharmony can cause a disconnect that can be caused by negative people and the environment. Frankincense– grow with your connection to Spirit. Place a drop on your head, back of neck and massage into the scalp before bed.

5331The Young Living Rainstone diffuser runs for eight hours with a remote control. You can get it free with a premium starter kit. Handmade from purple clay. Negative ionizer.

To get your diffuser and oils wholesale, use this link:

Stay forward focused.

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Sharing Blessings from ….

I met a new friend yesterday that was struggling with anxiety and pre-diabetes. She had already spent a lot of money on treatments that didn’t help her.  There are  many alternative health MD’s, authors and programs through PBS, the library, Hay House and Sounds True online summits. I love to learn about alternative treatments that don’t use pharmacy drugs.  I am happy to share these resources.

Dr Mark Hyman MD – The Blood Sugar Solution author,  current PBS special on Eat Fat, Get Thin.  Weekly video house calls though his website,

Dr Daniel Amen- best selling author, PBS special  On the Psychiatrist Couch.  Books include Change Your Brain, Change Your Body and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain

Dr Joel Fuhrman-  Eat to Live on PBS, author of  The End of Diabetes.

Dr KellyAnn Petrucci- The Bone Broth Diet,   PBS Special  21 Days to a Slimmer You

Lavender, Stress-Away and Rutavala roll-on along with deep breathing have helped me lower stress.

Stress is a factor in many dis-eases.  Meditation may help. One of the most powerful ones that I recently had the privilege to experience was with Lama Tsultrim Allione.  Check out her video on Feeding Your Demons    


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