depression, Psoriasis, Rapid breathing or panting, Sinusitis,
Swelling and or Urinary infections.
Again, if you have any of these tend to be recurring symptoms,
then you need to pay close attention to the following.
A simple way to get a reasonably good idea of how your body is doing in its attempts to regulate itself and fight the overgrowth of viruses,
bacteria and fungi is by testing the pH of your first morning urine.
This can be done by passing a strip of pH test paper through a
stream of urine and then comparing the color of the test with a
chart which indicates the degree of acidity or alkalinity of the urine.
This procedure should be done for 5-10 days in order to get a
reliable indication of where the pH would usually be. If the pH is
consistently trending towards alkaline, it is moving in the right
direction. If it tends to be on the acid side, then there is reason for
concern. And, somewhat conversely, if you already have some of
the symptoms mentioned above (remember, recurring symptoms,
not occasionally) , then you can expect your first morning urine to
be consistently on the acid side of the pH range and the urine test
will confirm this.
In a nutshell, when the "terrain," or internal environment, of the
body tends to be alkaline, then one has reason to be optimistic
concerning his or her long-term health. On the other hand, when
the biological terrain tends to be acid, then one can anticipate a
steady deterioration in his or her health and, if nothing is done to
help the body move towards an internal, alkaline state, then one
can expect the manifestation of progressively serious chronic, and
often debilitating problems. In other words we have a choice to
either alkalize...or die.
Suffice it to say for now that most Americans will test "acid, "
given our diets and our stressful lifestyles. We eat too much in
the way of acid forming foods; we get very little exercise; and
we take very little time to "smell the roses" these days.
In addition to making necessary diet adjustments and de-stressing
ourselves, another important thing we can do is to take a good,
alkalizing supplement on a regular basis. For example, minerals
like Calcium and Magnesium have alkalizing qualities. Better yet,
however, is an alkalizing powder, which has been formulated
specifically to assist the body in its attempt to alkalize the
biological terrain. As a Young Living Distributor, you have one
of the best of these alkalizing powders available to you in your
If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, it would be
worth your while to evaluate Alkalime for yourself. I take this
product personally and wouldn't be without it. I could tell you story
after story where it has been a real lifesaver for me. Alkalime
powder comes packaged in 8 ounce bottles and the way you take
it is to stir a rounded teaspoon into about 4-6 ounces of pure water
and then "chug" it down while it is still effervescing. Health
practitioners who are familiar with this kind of product recommend
taking it this way before retiring at night and, if a person is running
quite "acid," the recommendation is to take it at 10am and 4pm as
well. Also, Alkalime does a great job in neutralizing an acid
stomach and many people use it for this express purpose. We also
understand that Alkalime works quite well for athletes who want
help in neutralizing the lactic acid buildup which results after hard
When it comes to long-term health, this matter of acid/alkaline is
serious business, indeed. I recommend that you get yourself some
Alkalime and be sure to use the pH test strips to test your first
morning urine to see what kind of changes occur over time.
Best of health to you,
The Bio/Tech News
Demonstrations showing how well our products work.
#1. Demonstrate Petro-Chemicals within our body. Take a black permanent marker and scribble on a plastic paper protector. Say: Who believes that drinking more water will flush the body of toxins like what is in this permanent marker? Now wipe the plastic with a towel dampened with water. Say: IT doesn't work. Now put a couple drops of Young Living's Lemon oil on the plastic and wipe it off with a dry towel. Say: Young Living therapeutic oils eat petrochemicals that accumulate in our body. Yet this oil that is strong enough to take off permanent marker and digest it is safe enough for me to digest. Lick a drop of lemon off your hand. Say: This
demonstrates how the pure oil is able to flush the toxins out of the body with out damaging our body.
#2. Also with Young Living's Lemon oil. Take a Styrofoam cup Say: What is this made of? Answers should include chemicals, petrochemicals poisons. Drop 2-3 drops of lemon into the cup. The oil will eat through the cup and dissolve the chemicals that make up the cup. Use the above ending script to explain how lemon eats toxins within our body.
#3. PH Paper. Have a potential distributor/customer take their PH prior to drinking Ningxia Red, Alkalime or using several oils. Sample the NXR and then have them retest their PH immediately after and then a few minutes later or 10 minutes later. WOW! This is a great demonstration of pH.
Gary Young is a genius.
Maurice Gahagan wrote:
From time to time I take my Nansee to an ND Scientist who
specializes in viruses, bacteria, parasites & of course cancer. It's
a long story but mainly we go to have her blood checked. The doctor
knows I am with Young Living Essential Oils. so when I called to make
an appointment he asked if I had an unopened bottle of Oregano and if
so please bring with, I would like to test it.
I have never presented Young Living to him as my main objective. I
was there for care for Nansee. In due time & the right time of course
When we walked in there was a lady leaving who had Influenza. The
doctor checked Nansee's blood under the scope and then asked if I
brought the Oregano. I handed the bottle to him & he said I want to
tell you something about Gary Young but first I need to get something
to test this with from the other room. When he came back he started
to talk about the test procedure. I reminded him he was going to tell
me something about Gary. Yes Indeed he was.
Your Gary Young is a genius when it comes to essential oils and is
considered a genius in the scientific community. He has without a
doubt the best farms in the U.S. and second to none in the world.
Guess who's gloating hearing all of this? Next he said, aside from
that he also has built the best distillers in the world. All of his
studies of the oils around the world has sure paid off and of course
the contribution of his formulations and writings has put him on top
of a select group.
While he was talking he opened the Oregano and said. " You were
right Maurice, this is good stuff, no need to test it as the smell of
carvatrol in the oil is perfect as is the color." Trust me folks
I had no idea this man knew so much about essential oils.
There you have it. What an exciting day.
Importance of Enzymes
Essentialzymes - 4
Enzymes and aging: Quite a concept to consider!
A critical factor in aging, enzymes are the spark of life... a critical energy that runs the entire body. Automatically, as we grow older, our bodies produce less and less enzymes, and as the body becomes depleted of enzymes nutrients essential to maintaining a young and healthy body become more and more scarce.
Water, oxygen, minerals, fatty acids, vitamins, enzymes - each of these are important, and cannot be ignored. To approach our well-being in a wholistic way we must understand that no single aspect can be ignored or dismissed and that a proper balance of each vital ingredient is necessary. Digestive health is vital to assimilation of nutrients, and that is solely predicated on the body's ability to produce enzymes appropriate to our environment and diet.
Enzymes are essential activators of chemical reactions that continually take place and act as catalysts, joining with coenzymes (vitamins and minerals). We're all familiar with vitamins and minerals but may not know that they're not activated, until they are processed by enzymes. Our potent and affordable Enzymes supplement digestion and proper assimilation of nutrients assisting your body's natural inner healing powers restoring health and vitality.
We begin life with enzyme reserves that decrease with aging and from an enzyme deficient diet. As we become enzyme deficient, we age more quickly. The more we feed our enzyme reserves, the healthier we'll become. A nursing mother provides her baby with all the enzymes it needs to digest her milk. Have you ever noticed that the stool of a breast-fed baby is almost odorless until it starts eating cooked, processed food. Cooked food (especially meats) don't digest properly, and travels undigested into the small intestine. As we cook foods at temperatures above 118 degrees F., enzymes are destroyed and digestion is hampered, beginning the cycle of toxemia.
Toxemia results from undigested food putrefying in the bowel tract and that poisons the blood, the root of all disease. It's estimated that 80% of diseases are caused by improperly digested foods and their by-products being absorbed into the body ("Survival into the 21st Century" by Viktoras Kulvinskas).
The saying 'You are what you eat' is only partly correct. The truth is, you are what you digest. We cannot expect good health if our digestive system isn't functioning properly. Enzymes are essential to healthy digestion and perform specific tasks such as:
a. Digest food
b. Break down toxins
c. Cleanse the blood
d. Strengthen the immune system
e. Build protein into muscle
f. Contract muscles
g. Eliminate carbon dioxide from the lungs
h. Reduce stress on the pancreas and other vital organs.
Lack of enzymes is the reason for most body malfunctions. Enzymes are the workers in your body -- they carry out every chemical reaction. To have a healthy body we require both workers (enzymes) and building materials. The building materials are proteins (amino acids), minerals, and vitamins. These are necessary to build a healthy body.
Intestinal health is most commonly undermined by:
1. Antibiotic usage
2. Excessive Sugar Consumption
4. Drinking Chlorinated Water
5. Long term diet of Acid Foods
When the ecology of the human gastrointestinal tract becomes disrupted, beneficial microorganisms can no longer flourish in numbers necessary for proper balance. Furthermore, harmful toxin producing bacteria and fungi begin to take over, changing the ecology of the gastrointestinal tract. Medical researchers have revealed that the #1 health complaint received by doctors worldwide is poor digestion, malabsorption and constipation, or its opposite, irritation and diarrhea quickly followed by complaints of tiredness, lack of energy, slow recovery, etc. The use of laxatives to relieve constipation can be avoided by supplementation of vital intestinal flora when there is evidence of imbalance such as gas and bloating. This condition is the result in part because of poor choice and combining of foods, and poor digestion of them usually due to lack of enzymatic activity. Here, we go full circle back to the need to balance enzymes with critical bowel flora for healthy digestion. The progressive results of imbalance causes energy to be radically reduced compromising the immune system. Chronic indigestion, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, muscle pain, candidiasis, arthritis, colon cancer and poor immune response are becoming more common, all resulting from imbalances in digestive processes and consumption of processed foods.
Insects and Essential Oils
Essential Oils for Things that Bug You Around the House by David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A.
Among the many chemicals in our industrial environment that get into our systems and make us sick are the pesticides we use in our homes. We use them because they are toxic to the creatures that bug us, but they are also toxic to us. Sometimes the toxicity is immediately apparent: we get a headache, get sick or feel nauseous from the fumes or other contact. Sometimes the toxicity is subtle and can accumulate resulting in chronic complaints and disorders (including allergies, cancer and miscarriages) that can be serious and even deadly over time. Sometimes we even put poisons on our pets to deal with ticks and fleas, not realizing that these substances are not healthy for us or our animals.
How to Use Oils for Pest Control
We don't need poisons to kill pests. We can repel them (and even sometimes kill them) with substances that are not only harmless to us but are actually healthful to us. A list of oils follows that will solve most of your pest problems around the house. And how do you use them? One way is to get a pistol-grip squirt bottle. Mix a few drops of the oil with some water, shake it up, and start firing. If you have bugs on your plants, like aphids on your roses, you can squirt the leaves and drive the bugs away with no harm to your plant. You can do the same with the other pests. As for ants, you can smear a line of peppermint or spearmint across your kitchen counter or floor and the ants won't cross it. If you already have a line of ants invading your house, just draw a line of oil across them and they will turn back. It is fun to watch. And as for flies, you can knock them dead right out of the air with one shot from your pistol grip.
Sulfur is a mineral, which like vitamin C, is constantly being used
up and depleted by the body. MSM (Methyl Sulonal Methane) occurs
naturally in food and is a source for sulfur. Unfortunately, the
amount of MSM we need to sustain optimum health is deficient in
large scale commercially grown whole foods and processed foods.
As we fail to adequately replenish our sulfur reserves on a daily
basis, we become more vulnerable to opportunistic diseases and
Why sulfur is so important:
1. Aids the liver in bile secretion.
2. Is significant for insulin production.
3. Purifies and cleanses the body and blood, prompting the cells to
eject toxins and prevent their accumulation.
4. Normalizes heart function.
5. Ameliorates (to make better or more tolerable) allergies.
6. Is a key component in sulfur-bearing amino acids which are
considered to be the building blocks of protein and muscle
7. Helps maintain the pH balance of the body.
One of Young Living's most sought after products is Sulfurzyme.
This land-mark product that not only revives the immune system, but
also stops an array of degenerative conditions...and actually
regenerates the body. The two main ingredients in Sulfurzyme are MSM
and Chinese Wolfberry. The Wolfberry is a goldmine in nutrients. It
has vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, E, C, beta carotene, 18 amino acids and 21
If you doubt that MSM can actually reverse the effects of aging,
read what Ted Baker wrote:
"Two months ago, when speaking to author Lindsey Williams about MSM,
he suggested I consider taking at least five times the amount I had
been taking. I was taking 1 to 2 teaspoons daily. However, since that
conversation I decided to take 5 to 6 teaspoons daily.
Well, lo and behold, just as Lindsey said, this past week I took off
my glasses for reading. At an airport in Ohio, I read over 120 pages
of a book with fairly fine print without glasses. That would have been
impossible for me just two months ago. Besides my eyes improving
immensely, my hair is filling out and my skin tone has improved
measurably. I must have had two dozen people come up to me personally
during our seminar trip back to Ohio and the Carolinas. These people
had not seen me in six months and many said they couldn't believe how
much younger I appeared to them. Believe me, I can only attribute this
regeneration factor to the continued use of essential oils and the
incredible Sulferzyme product." - Ted Baker
Before leaving the subject, let me add MSM has been clinically
studied for over twenty years. There are NO side effects reported in
any of these studies. In short, it has shown itself to be quite safe
and effective. You couldn't do better than getting started on
Tendon Formula and Magic Relief Formula
The tendon formula - I just take an ounce of Ortho Sport and add 20 drops
each of Aroma Siez, Lemongrass, Lavender, Peppermint and Wintergreen.
Magic relief formula
Combine the following in the exact order in an amber colored glass jar: 8
drops Spruce, 8 drops Sandalwood, 7 drops Idaho Balsam Fir, 5 drops Hyssop, 4 drops Lemongrass, 5 drops Helichrysum, 4 drops Wintergreen, 2 drops German (blue) Chamomile and 1 drop Blue Tansy in 1 ounce of V-6 Mixing Oil
Thieves Killing Mold
Edward R Close, PhD, PE, has documented evidence of the dramatic effects of Young Living's Thieves Oil in destroying airborne mold spores in as little as 24 hours. Mold and air samples were taken before and after treatment of commercial facilities with Thieves oil and Thieves Household Cleaner. Analyses provided by an independent laboratory clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of Thieves Oil in destroying toxic mold, black molds, and numerous fungi that adversely affect people's health and property values.
Dr. Ed Close holds a Bachelor's Degree in Math/Physics and a PhD in environmental science and engineering. He is a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Missouri, and has more than 30 years experience in the environmental and remediation fields.
MultiGreens - The Super Food of Super Supplements
By Jim Lynn
If you have yet to discover Young Living's amazing
MultiGreens supplement, I hope you will want to order a
quantity soon after reading this report. Once you
experience the power of this super green, super rich
nutrient for yourself, you will never want to go without it
MultiGreens provides one of the widest spectrums of
naturally occurring nutrients known to man. Oh sure,
there are other "green food" supplements out there on
the market, and they are good. But, friend, wait until you
read about MultiGreens . If so called "green food"
supplements are called "super" supplements, MultiGreens
is the super supplement of super supplements.
So what makes Young Living's MultiGreens super green
supplement superior to other super green supplements
To begin, MultiGreens is a "live" food containing nutrients
and phytochemicals that you will never find in a typical
Two of MultiGreens primary ingredients are Spirulina and
Barley grass. Spirulina (a blue-green algae containing
over 100 synergistic nutrients) is rich in concentrated
protein and chlorophyll. Barley grass is considered the
most nutritional of the green grasses.
In articles in the Oct.27th, 1997 issue of MacLeans
magazine and the April 25th, 1994 issue of Newsweek
magazine, plant compounds known as "phytochemicals"
were hailed as an exciting and promising new area of
nutritional health research. The nutritional power behind
plant nutrients and phytochemicals is not that they
are there in "megadose" amount of any one particular
nutrient, rather it is in the way all the plant elements
"combine to work together".
Dr. Yohishide Hagiwara, a leading authority on health
food and green foods, said, "It was clear to me, then, that
the leaves of the cereal grasses provide the nearest
thing this planet offers to the perfect food. For reasons of
palatability, higher nutrient content, and favorable
harvesting features, green barley stands out as the
best among these."
Green barley grass also contains chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll has been studied for its potential as a
deodorant, in stimulating tissue growth, and in
stimulating red blood cells in connection with blood
supply. Perhaps most remarkable is the similarity
between chlorophyll and the red pigment in blood.
Research in the 1940s demonstrated that the two
pigments react the same during breakdown.
According to an article in the Journal of the National
Cancer Institute (Jan. 4, 1995), chlorophyll fed to
laboratory animals reduces absorption of three dietary
carcinogens: heterocyclic amines (found in cooked
muscle meats), polycyclic hydrocarbons (found in
smoked and barbecued foods), and aflatoxin (a mold on
The chlorophyll formed complex compounds with the
carcinogens while they were still in the digestive tract,
limiting their bioavailability. Chlorophyll has also been
found to reduce fecal, urinary, and body odor in geriatric
But MultiGreens has much more going for it than Barley
grass, it's primary ingredient is Spirulina. Spirulina is 58
times richer in organic Iron than raw spinach and 28
times richer than raw beef liver! Filled with Beta
Carotene (Pro Vitamin A), Spirulina is 25 times richer
than raw carrots. It contains a spectrum of every
natural antioxidant known, including: the antioxidant
vitamins B-1 and B-6; the minerals zinc, manganese and
copper; the amino acid methionine; and the
superantioxidants beta-carotene, vitamin E and trace
Spirulina is also nature's richest whole-food source of
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Its oils are 3 times richer
in GLA than evening primrose oil. Studies have indicated
that GLA helps lower blood cholesterol and high blood
pressure and eases such conditions as arthritis,
premenstrual pain, eczema and other skin conditions.
The combination of Spirulina and Barley grass separates
MultiGreens from the super green food supplement shelf,
but this still does not explain why Young Living's
MultiGreens is the super supplement of green food
supplements. So what IS the secret?
- Essential Oils!
So what you say? Well experience has shown that
before putting essential oils in MultiGreens, there was a
42% blood absorption in 24 hours. After adding essential
oils to MultiGreens, blood absorption increased to 64% in
30 minutes and 86% in one hour. The conclusion is that
the cells were now receiving nutrients that they had
previously not been able to assimilate. No other super
green food supplement can make this claim. (Essential
Oils Desk Reference, 1st Edition, p. 205)
Young Living's MultiGreens is the only super "green food"
supplement containing the essential oils of Melissa,
Lemon, Lemongrass and Rosemary. Not content with the
formulation, Young Living also added Bee Pollen, Panax
Ginseng, and amino acids like L-arginine, L-cystine and
L-tyrosine into this fabulous product. There is simply no
other product that can compare itself to MultiGreens on the
Offered in capsule form, the suggested daily intake to
increase metabolism is three capsules twice a day. You may
safely increase this amount as needed until you begin to
Athletes and others dealing with stress often take larger
amounts; sometimes as many as six times the suggested
daily amount listed on the label.
Best results can be obtained by placing MultiGreens dry
under the tongue. Just open the capsule and place the
green powder on a small dish. Pinch the powder between
the thumb and first finger and place under the tongue.
Move your tongue back and forth. The MultiGreens will be
absorbed through the mucous membrane directly
into the bloodstream. Allow about one minute to pass
before drinking water or juice to give the MultiGreens time
to be absorbed into the mucous membrane.
Dealing with Bedbugs
Bed Bug Spray
10 drops of Palo Santo
6 drops of Eucalyptus Blue
5 drops of Cedarwood
Combine with 4 oz. Distilled Water in a dark glass Spritzer bottle.
To go after nesting eggs, combine Cornstarch or Baking Soda in Cotton Tea bags with Palo Santo, Eucalyptus Blue and Cedarwood. Place bags on underside of mattress.
Washing Bed Linens: Thieves Cleaner and Purification Oil Blend
Bug Bites: Lavender and Purification Oils
Diffuse: Purification, Palo Santo, Eucalyptus Blue
Spray on Bed Between Linen Changes: Thieves Spray
The Emotional Connection to Brain Damage: How Young Living Helps Generate Change
by Karen Boren
Dan and Corinne Allen live seven miles from Nezperce, Idaho. Their 200-acre property has another function beyond its fields of wheat: it is a place of rejuvenation. In addition to the Allen's two-story home are a clinic and a guest house for those seeking new skills to help with brain damage.
Dr. Corinne Allen has a master's degree in counseling and a PhD in nutrition. She delved into neurodevelopment to help her brain-injured daugher, who was born not breathing. "I always wanted to know what we could do better, deeper, and faster," she explained. As her daughter's health improved. Dr. Allen wanted to share what she had learned.
Four to five times yearly, Dr. Allen holds her 12-day Brain Camps, where individuals with issues can experience profound transformation. She uses multiple modalities in helping people to recover their health, but Young Living essential oils are foundational to her program.
Dr. Allen uses 15 quantum modalities such as sound, light, laser, and color therapy, along with balance and coordination exercises. Meals are all-natural and gluten free. But the key that seems to unlock progress is an emotional release using Young Living's Idaho blue spruce oil, sacred frankincense oil, and clove oil.
After learning about blue spruce at the Young Living International Grand Convention, Dr. Allen immediately felt that this new oil was going to be pivotal. "Hunches are my hounds of heaven," she said. "What started out as a five-year program to restore balance is what we achieve now in two days with emotional release," she marveled.
Dr. Allen explained that emotional trauma and stess can lock up in us and keep us sick. Now we can have a way to unlock it in about an hour. It's so powerful. You can be transformed in an hour," she said. The Brain Camp is also deeply spiritual. "The Idaho blue spruce oil is a key for our connecting to God," she said.
Young Living Platinum Dan Keskey suffered from a head injury and severe electromagnetic frequency poisoning, saying he felt there was a vise gripping his head. He came to the 12-day program for help, but his input was crucial in improving the emotional release protocol. He pointed out an emotional trigger point between the right foot's big toe and the one next to it that, combined with the three oils, ramped up the protocol's power. "I call frankincense our divine nature activator," he quipped.
Kelly Still, 28, lost some of her hearing and experienced developmental delays due to a vaccine reaction. She came to the Brain Camp desiring the skills that would enable her to live on her own when she returned to North Carolina. Facilitator Kari Browning was able to help Kelly work through anxieties by using essential oils and prayer as she faced returning home to her first apartment.
Dr. Allen recommends Stress Away Roll-On to ground her facilitators. Copaiba, spikenard, and palo santo are other favorite oils. "Most people who have traumatic stress from abusive upbringings suffer from constant adrenal fatigue. The loop in the brain won't shut off because of stuck emotions. We use cinnamon and lemon myrtle essential oils and they make a huge difference," she said. "It's because of essential oils that remarkable changes are possible in such a short time."
Take one roll of "nice quality" paper towel and cut in half
(to make 2 small rolls) take the core out of the middle of one
of the small rolls and put into a airtight container.
Boil 1 1/2 cups water and mix in
2 tsp. kids scent lotion
2 tsp. kids scent bath gel
2 tsp. v-6 mixing oil
Mix together with a wire whisk and pour over the paper towels in the container, let sit until it has absorbed the liquid. When you're ready to use pull wipes from the center of the roll. Keep in airtight container! These wipes are awesome & 100% chemical free....
There is another network marketing company that is based on glycobiology or essential sugars. These healthy sugars help the cells to communicate to each other properly so they are important to health. Just for your information by taking our Ningxia Red, Sulfurzyme and BLM you are getting all of the essential sugars that you need for good health as well as lots of other good nutrition and of course some essential oils.
The Power of the Sense of Smell.
Research has shown that the effects of fragrance and aromatic compounds
on the sense of smell can exert strong effects on the brain especially on the
hypothalamus (the hormone command center of the body) and limbic system
( the seat of emotions). Some essential oils high in sesquiterpenes, such as
myrrh, sandalwood, cedarwood, vetiver, melissa, and frankincense, can
dramatically increase oxygenation and activity in the brain. This may directly
improve the function of many systems of the body.
When a fragrance is inhaled, the odor molecules travel up the nose where
they are trapped by olfactory membranes that are well protected by the
lining inside the nose. Each odor molecule fits like a little puzzle piece
into specific receptor cell sites that line a membrane known as the olfactory
epithelium. Each one of the hundreds of millions of nerve cells is replaced
every 28 days. When stimulated by odor molecules, this lining of nerve cells
triggers electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory
bulb then transmits the impulses to the gustatory center (where emotional
memories are stored), and other parts of the brain that are directly connected to
those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing,
memory, stress levels, and hormone balance. Essential oils can have pro-
found physiological and psychological effects.
The sense of smell is the only one of the 5 senses directly linked to the limbic
lobe of the brain, the emotional control center. Anxiety, depression, fear, anger,
and joy all emanate from this region. The scent of a special fragrance can evoke
memories and emotions before we are even consciously aware of it. When smells are concerned, we react first and think later. All other senses (touch, taste, hearing, and sight) are routed through the thalamus, which acts as the switchboard for the brain, passing stimuli onto the cerebral cortex (the conscious thought center) and other parts of the brain.
The limbic lobe (a group of brain structures that includes the hippocampus and
amygdala located below the cerebral cortex) can also directly activate the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, acting as our hormonal control center. It releases chemical messengers that can affect everything from sex drive to energy levels. The production of growth hormones, sex hormones, thyroid hormones, and neurotransmitters such as serotonin, are all governed by the hypothalamus, thus, the hypothalamus is refered to as the "master gland."
Essential oils--through their fragrance and unique molecular structure--can
directly stimulate the limbic lobe and the hypothalamus. Not only can the inhalation of essential oils be used to combat stress and emotional trauma, but it can also stimulate the production of hormones from the hypothalamus. This results in increased thyroid hormones (our energy hormone) and growth hormones (our youth and longevity hormone).
Through inhalation studies they have found that diffusing essential oils can bring about a heightened level of activity in the hypothalamus and limbic systems of the brain, which can have dramatic effects on not only emotions, learning and attitude, but also many physical processes of the body, such as immune function, hormone balance, and energy levels. High levels of sesquiterpenes occur in melissa, myrrh, cedarwood, clove, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, and frankincense. They can increase levels of oxygen in the brain by up to 28%.
Diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils can have an immediate positive impact on mood. Olfaction is the only sense that can have direct effects on the limbic region of the brain. Studies at the University of Vienna have shown that some essential oils and their primary constituents (cineol) can stimulate blood flow and activity in the emotional regions of the brain.
Clinical studies at the Department of Psychiatry at the Mie University of Medicine showed that lemon not only reduced depression but reduced stress when inhaled.
May help to inhibit MRSA
A January 2008 article published in the Flavour and Fragrance Journal and co-authored by Weber State University Microbiologists Craig Oberg and Karen Nakaoka along with Young Living Director of Quality Control Lab Sue Chao and Young Living Founder Gary Young showed that essential oils may offer promise as an alternative therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The study showed that 78 single essential oils inhibited MRSA with lemongrass, lemon myrtle, mountain savory, cinnamon and melissa essential oils having the highest levels of inhibition. The study further showed that 52 essential oil blends inhibited MRSA on some level with Young Living R.C. (a combination of myrtle, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus australiana, Eucalyptus radiata, marjoram, pine, cypress, lavender, spruce, peppermint and Eucalyptus citriodora oils), Motivation (a combination of Roman chamomile, ylang ylang, spruce and lavender essential oils) and Longevity (a combination of frankincense, clove, orange and thyme essential oils) showing the most promise.
Additional exciting research on essential oils
PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) form the phospholipid membranes of almost every cell in the body and can be easily disrupted by free radicals. Karesh Youdim and his colleagues at the Scottish Agricultural College tested the ability of essential oils to preserve DHA levels in the brain of 100 animal subjects. They fed them a daily dose of thyme oil over the course of their lifetime, 28 months. The researchers achieved dramatic results. Thyme oil dramatically slowed age-related DHA and PUFA degradation in the brain. The essential oil of thyme was able to partially prevent brain aging through protection of essential fatty acids. An analysis of the data showed that the DHA levels in 28 month-old animals' brains was almost the same as that of 7 month-olds. In human terms, this was equivalent to an 80-year-old having the brain chemistry of a 20-year-old! Thyme essential oil also preserved levels of PUFAs in the animals' hearts, livers, and kidneys, while at the same time raising total antioxidant levels, including glutathione peroxidase and superoxide dismutase.
European research suggests that helichrysum dilates the liver ducts and facilitates the release of toxins and poisons from the system.
A study at the University of Buenos Aires found that sandalwood essential oil inhibited the replication of Herpes Simplex viruses-1 and -2.
Exciting information on Lemongrass. This talks about the lemongrass herb but remember that Lemongrass essential oil is so much more powerful than the herb. Like 50 to 75 times more powerful.
Excerpt from article by Allison Kaplan Sommer
A drink with as little as one gram of lemongrass contains enough Citral to prompt cancer cells to commit suicide in the test tube, according to Israeli research. At first, Benny Zabidov, an Israeli agriculturalist who grows greenhouses full of lush spices on a pastoral farm in Kfar Yedidya in the Sharon region, couldn't understand why so many cancer patients from around the country were showing up on his doorstep asking for fresh lemongrass. It turned out that their doctors had sent them.
It all began when researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev discovered last year that the lemon aroma in herbs like lemongrass kills cancer cells in vitro, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. The research team was led by Dr. Rivka Ofir and Prof. Yakov Weinstein, incumbent of the Albert Katz Chair in Cell-Differentiation and Malignant Diseases, from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at BGU.
Citral is the key component that gives the lemony aroma and taste in several herbal plants such as lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), melissa (Melissa officinalis) and verbena (Verbena officinalis). According to Ofir, the study found that Citral causes cancer cells to "commit suicide: using apoptosis, a mechanism called programmed cell death." A drink with as little as one gram of lemongrass contains enough Citral to prompt the cancer cells to commit suicide in the test tube.
The BGU investigators checked the influence of the Citral on cancerous cells by adding them to both cancerous cells and normal cells that were grown in a petri dish. The quantity added in the concentrate was equivalent to the amount contained in a cup of regular tea using one gram of lemon herbs in hot water. While the citral killed the cancerous cells, the normal cells remained unharmed.
The findings were published in the scientific journal Planta Medica, which highlights research on alternative and herbal remedies. Shortly afterwards, the discovery was featured in the popular Israeli press.
Research on Sage essential oil
Researchers in Iran have conducted a clinical trial investigating the effects of sage leaf extract on hyperlipidemia. This condition consists of abnormally elevated levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglycerides and other factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States with about 500,000 people dying from the disease each year.
The study demonstrated some exciting potential wellness benefits of sage, with participants’ triglycerides, LDL and total cholesterol dropping even as their HDL (good) cholesterol levels increased.
Research on Idaho Blue Spruce
Dr. HK Lin is a researcher who uses our essential oils. He was talking about the possibility of treating spinal cord damage and how profound this could be for people who are paralyzed. He laid out all the conditions that would be necessary in the body in order for nerve regeneration to even take place. Up until that point, nothing has even been found or created to help meet those conditions. Enter Young Living's Idaho Blue Spruce essential oil. Dr. Lin was excited to find out that this essential oil had the components necessary. Studies have been done on rats with spinal injuries and they have successfully regenerated the rats spinal cords!!
Healthy emotions have a lot to do with good health. Many notice that once they deal with emotional issues the physical issues oftentimes disappear.
Applying the Feelings Kit in Your Daily Life
by David Stewart
(Based primarily on notes taken on Gary Young's talk September 19, 2008, at the first Young Living European Convention, Vienna, Austria)
It has been said that when there is a conflict between reason and feeling, human beings will always side with feeling. According to Gary Young, "99% of life's decisions are made from feelings." Therefore, if you want your life to be guided by good decisions that lead to health, happiness, and fulfillment, you need to be aware of and in control of your present feelings and to learn how to release the repressed emotions of the past.
Most of our feelings from day to day are not responses to current happenings. They originate from the programming in cellular memory that was imprinted by the emotional experiences of our past that we were unable to understand, process, and resolve at the time.
These forgotten traumatic experiences function as live programming in our bodies, affecting every aspect of our lives and particularly in the area of how we make decisions. When our thoughts are limited by fears, lack of self-worth, and not feeling good enough for more or better, we make decisions that limit our success. Limited thinking leads to limited decisions that lead to a limited life far short of the God-given potential we actually possess.
By focusing on fixing your feelings, you can fix most aspects of your life--physical, mental, and spiritual. Essential oils are perfect vehicles to help you in this task because their molecules pass directly to the emotional brain and can bring us into contact with the issues we have long forgotten and enable us to deal with them and resolve them once and for all. When we clear our emotional baggage, we clear the way to manifest our true and highest potential.
According to Gary Young, "Thought equals frequency. Essential oils absorb our thoughts. They are registered in the oils as intent. Intent is directed energy. When you apply an intent-energized oil on your feet they can saturate all of your cells within 60 seconds, stimulating creative thinking and pushing negative energy out of the cells, thus increasing the frequencies of the cells throughout the body. In that uplifted state you can create a new desire to be better tomorrow. You have no limitations but those you choose to accept."
Gary says, "Use the Feelings Kit. Apply feeling oils before work and every night before bed. Do this for 30 days and you will change your life." The Feelings Kit, contains six oil blends: Valor, Harmony, Forgiveness, Release, Present Time, and Inner Child.
Here is how Gary instructed us to use them at the Vienna Convention:
Put Valor Oil on the soles of both feet at nighttime along with Highest Potential Blend. These blends are effective to erase limited thinking. Valor balances and equalizes the body's energies thereby increasing oxygen intake to the pineal gland, the seat of our higher intelligence and intuitive faculties. You will wake up in the morning more self assured and more alive to start the day.
Massage one drop of Harmony Oil on each of the energy center points of your body. There are seven of them along the spine: Coccyx, Sacrum, Lumbar, Dorsal (heart), Cervical (where neck meets shoulders), and Medulla (hollow place at center base of skull), and Pineal (center of forehead). You can also massage Harmony on the crown of the head. Harmony balances the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems which, in turn, gives us progressive creativity and feelings of confidence. "The biggest sin is not having confidence in yourself," says Gary, "He who lacks confidence lacks life."
Apply Forgiveness Oil around the navel with the right hand going clockwise several times and think of situations where you need to forgive yourself or others. We beat up on ourselves, but everyone makes mistakes. Yet we struggle to forgive our own mistakes and those of others. Unforgiveness is one of the most common roots of physical, mental, and spiritual disease. Unforgiveness does not make the offending party sick. It makes us sick. Forgiveness is for our own benefit. It is accomplished in five steps. (1) Forgive yourself for allowing the person to affect your health and happiness. (2) Forgive the other person for any harm he or she may have caused you. (This need not be done directly with the person being forgiven, but is an inner adjustment on your part.) (3) Give the other person permission to forgive you. (4) See the good in the situation. (5) Be thankful for the experience and the lesson it taught you. Inhale and apply Forgiveness Oil while going through these steps and repeat as often as necessary to clear the feelings of unforgiveness.
Negative energy goes into the blood and then into the liver for cleansing where the toxins can remain trapped. Thus, the liver becomes a storage place for anger, resentment, bitterness, hatred, jealousy, envy, addictions, and a host of destructive feelings. Apply a few drops of Release Oil on your tongue to release the poisons of stored emotions from the liver. Rub Release over the liver area. Drink lots of pure water and do a liver cleanse.
When we live in the past or dwell on the future, we are not being productive in the present. Energize three drops of Present Time by making clockwise circles on the oil in the palm of your hand and then apply it to your thymus (the gland just under your sternum or breastbone). Besides keeping you focused on the tasks of today, this can also help you financially by increasing your abundance consciousness in the present.
"When you are a child all things are possible. There are no limitations," says Gary Young. "When you find your inner child, you have found your true self. The child in you is your creativity." Apply one drop of Inner Child onto the pad of your thumb and then place your thumb onto the roof of your mouth. This opens the cranial sutures and stimulates the pineal, pituitary, and other organs of the emotional brain that occupy the space just above the roof of your mouth. Walking backwards while you have your thumb in your mouth looks stupid but it changes the rotation in the pelvis, elongating the spine, and decompressing the discs in your back. Thus, you can clear the nerve channels for energy to flow smoothly throughout your brain and body.
In conclusion, Gary said, "Use the Feelings Kit morning and night for 30 days. You will feel enthusiastic. Your life will be full of excitement. And people will be drawn to you like a magnet."