I had a really good question brought to me this week and I thought you all might find the answer both interesting and helpful.
Q: Why are we told to apply oils to the crown of our head? There has to be a reason that is scientific and not "new agey".
Answer: You may have heard that the reason we do this is because that area is so close to our brain. Yes... while true.... that's not EXACTLY the reason.
Feel the crown of your head.... nearly all of us have a little divot at the very top. That is a point where skull bones meet. (In babies, it is known as the soft spot)... while we have several suture lines on our head, the crown suture is the one that is usually the easiest to find.
Skull sutures are not solid.... they are a fibrous joint... the fibers holding our skull bones together act as a buffer against stress, and they actually move (even tho it doesn't seem like they do).
Here's the key thing: The sutures act as access points... bypassing the skull..., allowing our essential oils to go directly to the cerebral spinal fluid surrounding the brain and on down into the spinal cord. BOOM! Y'all..... if you want to affect the brain or create an inhospitable environment for viruses (which tend to hibernate in the spinal cord), this is a VALUABLE tool and tip to hang on to 😉.
Anointing someone's head isn't always for religious purposes.... it can have some very therapeutically beneficial results!
Please please please..... remember, if you are using essential oils in a therapeutic manner, that you are using pure oils that have been confirmed free of toxins and other questionable chemicals. It's exactly the reason I only use Young Living.
Who doesn't love honey? 🐝
Raw (unfiltered & unpasteurized) honey has recently been found to have an added health benefit!
Research has revealed honey's ability to decrease the overall amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream. Pretty cool, huh?
🐝Quick Facts (based on the study linked below) 🐝
🌼 Honey was compared with sucrose in this study. Each study participant was given approx 10 teaspoons of either sucrose or honey per day for 6 weeks.
🌼 Those who consumed honey had significantly decreased total cholesterol and LDL (the "bad" guys), and increased HDL (the "good" guys).
🌼 Conversely, those who consumed sucrose had increased total cholesterol and LDL levels, and a decrease in HDL levels.
🌼 The main finding of the study was the ability of raw honey to modulate certain risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. 🐝
I love raw honey for a variety of reasons, and this study gave it another ✅ in my book. There really are amazing healing capabilities in whole fresh foods!
Raw honey can sometimes be found in grocery stores.... but usually, it is best found at Farmer's Markets, Feed Stores, and thru a neighborhood beekeeper..... the more local the source the better it will serve you 🐝 and your allergies.
🐝Honey is also loaded with something called polyphenols.... a nutritionally dense phytochemical having antioxidant properties.
Want to spice up your honey a little and add even more polyphenols to your day? Add a drop or two of YL Clove Vitality (#5620) or YL Cinnamon Vitality (#5585) oil to your honey. Both oils are approved for ingestion by the FDA. 🐝
Post #1 / Corona Virus 101.... General housekeeping
(Please see the previous post for intro information)
😷 Let's get some info out here on the table... like it or not, everyone is a "prepper" to one degree or another. Unless, of course, you fly by the seat of your pants in every aspect of life.
❓Do you make sure you have gas in your car before going on a trip...... ✅
❓Do you keep food in your home for your next meal......✅
❓Have you run out recently and bought 3x's as much toilet paper as you normally buy?
........any of these things would mean that you, somewhere in your brain, have a bit of preparedness built into your psyche.
👉Here's the thing tho.... people, for whatever reason, think about gas, food, and toilet paper before their own health. And yet... if you don't have your health.... AND you don't have the things needed to remain healthy handy...... does anything else really matter?
👉Secondly.... Emotions….. If you run around thinking you’re going to catch something, your body is already accepting the advice that it’s going to.... and your immune system starts dropping (I know…. Crazy but true)..... Yet hundreds (if not thousands!) of studies show that believing something will happen (good or bad) definitely affects the outcome, even with your health…. This information is designed to put you in the right place emotionally. Pull on your oxygen mask and help yourself so you can help others! #thinkpositively
The emotion "fear" is addressed over 500 times in the Bible. We are told not to have a spirit of fear or timidity but of love and strength. If you are a believer, as I am.... I take our responsibility to "fear not" very seriously. #ifGodiswithuswhocanbeagainstus
👉When preparing what you need for your health, this is NOT the time to cut corners. (that would be like handing out flimsy paper plates from the Dollar store when you’re about to ask that plate to hold Thanksgiving🍗 dinner fixin’s…. Inadequate preparation could backfire on you if you are asking an inadequate product to do something it was never designed to do…. make sure what you are buying will work well under pressure. #KEYPOINT
👉 You’ll hear me refer to essential oils…. I only use Young Living.... precisely for the 🍗 dinner reason above. 👆 You’ll hear me mention some supplements. Unless otherwise stated… only YL. There are a few places where YL doesn’t yet stand in the gap, and so I’ve researched and come up with some brands that I trust and use. Never pick/use a synthetically sourced supplement…. It’s a flimsy paper plate.
👉 And finally, knowledge itself really doesn't matter IF IT'S NOT APPLIED...... so USE the knowledge you glean from this.
Now..... let's move on to some facts.
Post #2 Corona Virus 101.... The Facts... let's unpack them, shall we?
NOTHING is secure about the statistics being presented.... NOTHING.
Current stats as of Friday 3/6/2020.......
101,714 confirmed cases and 3,461 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 06, 2020, 18:05 GMT….. remembering that this doesn’t even include mild cases that haven’t been tested or were tested with a false negative. If the rational person were to factor in the false negatives AND the mild cases that aren't even tested at all...... the conservative estimate of deaths vs illness would be <0.1%, with most of those deaths having primary serious health issues already. (more on this in a later post).
👉 Fact #2: Corona Virus….. A cousin of the common cold virus with a ground zero in Wuhan China..... although strong evidence suggests that contrary to popular news coverage, this particular virus likely originated in a high security lab at the University of North Carolina several years ago. As is common practice, scientists from another part of the world (Wuhan, China in this case) bought into the research, and took some of the findings back home with them. #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmmmm
Additionally, this particular virus has, within its DNA, the written chimera (ie: a grafting) of an RNA snip of one of the HIV retroviruses.... something that is impossible to achieve in nature. Again,..... #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmmmm
This does NOT mean someone can get HIV from this virus... (so don't go there mentally), but it does indicate manmade tampering and a "gain in functionality" which means the virus transmits more easily than the traditional common cold virus.
FOLLOW THE MONEY: This is a multibillion dollar business (if not trillion).... Approximately 20 companies are vying for the right to make a vaccine..... whomever "wins" will make billions of $$$
👉Fact #3: Don’t compare to 1918 spanish flu or any other historical plague like event…. They were all Pre antibiotics, pre- better hospital care and most importantly.... before we had better hygiene practices.
👉Fact #4 251,000 deaths per year due to errors in medical care, 3rd only to heart disease and cancer.... WHY are we not talking more about THESE things? THIS topic should warrant pandemic alarm.... and all we hear are.
👉Fact #5 National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said, “The mortality rate (of Covid 19) looks like 2% to 3% but could be much lower if many mild cases or infections with no symptoms are going undetected.” SARS proved fatal in about 10% of cases. The flu’s mortality rate is only 0.1% btw this year.
👉 Fact #6 Pollution (external and therefore internal) and the role it plays in disease and immune support...China has among the world’s most dangerous air pollution... Ya'll.... have you noticed that even when there isn't a pandemic virus in China, many citizens still wear face masks? Take a look at this link for more info...
👉Fact #7 Smokers.... China, and some of the newer harder hit countries are still heavy smokers. In China, an estimated 354 MILLION people still smoke regularly. #healthhabitsmatter
👉Fact #8 the Germ vs Host Theory
I can't take credit for this well written piece.... but it hits a homerun in truth and it's THE reason I implement toxin free living suggestions in my health coaching. Either you are or you are not living this way. There really isn't much of a gray area here.
"The big difference between the two is this: If your garbage piles up in your home for weeks or years, you will invite pests, rats, cockroaches, mice, ants…all sorts of unfavorables to your home. The Germ Theory states we need to continually bring something in to kill the pests, while the host theory states, “Hey, how about we take out the garbage?”
Dr. Julian Baldor, a surgeon, in a speech before the Florida League of Human Progress, talked about Dr. Bechamp as one of the greatest scientists of all time. He said, “Dr. Bechamp proved that our bodies become hosts to a germ only after chemical and mechanical changes have damaged our system and that as long as our bodies and tissues retain a high vitality and resistance, a germ, infection or disease will not make progress. Furthermore, the disease organism will not survive after its entrance into a healthy organism. For example, we see flies on a manure pile, and other parasites also. Some of these parasites may be dangerous and capable of producing disease under favorable circumstances. If, however, we remove the pile of manure, the parasites disappear at the same time. Which do you think is the more intelligent: To fight disease by swatting flies or removing the pile of manure?”
Pasteur was better connected, more well-spoken, and wealthier than Bechamp. When it came down to it, these proved to his advantage when their two scientific papers went up against each other. Pasteur won out, paving the way for the Germ Theory to gain in popularity. Bechamp fell into disfavor and his books listed on the Index of Librorum Prohibitorum (the index of books prohibited by the Catholic Church)."
(please see the entire article here if you are interested in learning more:
👉Fact #9 ...5G - What in the world? What does faster stronger cell phone reception have to do with the virus? This topic is for another post another day.... but understand this.... regular exposure to 5G very much has MUCH to do with how easily people contract a virus or bacteria. Wuhan was one of the first countries to roll out 5G and they have over 10,000 cell phone towers in their city. The citizens of the city simply cannot get out from under that radio frequency.... that frequency affects us at a cellular level. This (in addition to the pollution/toxin load) is VERY important to keep in consideration. #unplugregularly
.....more to come friends. Stay tuned.😘
xoxo ~ liz
POST #3 Corona Virus 101.... Demographics
Based upon current info, this is what we can safely deduce...
👉 Most cases are hitting ages 30-79 years old, But the fatality rate was 14.8% in people 80 or older, likely reflecting the presence of other diseases, a weaker immune system.... LONGER EXPOSURE to pollution, toxins, and cigarettes or simply worse overall health. (see how this might skew the above overall stats?)
👉 Virus symptoms appear to be mild in ~80% of cases in children (a group not at risk!.... perhaps in part because they have had less exposure in their short lives to pollution, toxins, and cigarettes?)
👉 Pregnant mamas? Info gleaned in a small group study revealed that the virus appears to be more mild in pregnancy…. But mamas can transmit to their babies. As for the mothers, “Covid-19 seems not to be especially severe in pregnant women, at least based on the small number in this study,” the scientists wrote. Well this is good news! I might also add that pregnant women in China know enough about 5G that they wear special clothing to protect their unborn children. (For real!... here is more info on radiation protection attire... http://www.unmappedmag.com/issue-6/dress-to-protect/
A bit further digging (and a tiny bunny 🐰trail!), and I found that you can buy radiation protective clothing here in the US too!
👉 Personally, my greatest concern lies within this last group.... the immuno-compromised. 👈These people ... these are the ones that are going to need all of our help. The virus is real, and although it does appear to be relatively mild if you are a healthy individual and are taking care of yourself, but the reality is that we have ALOT of unhealthy people in our world. Who would qualify as immunocompromised? According to the CDC.... that would include:
Cancer & Transplant Patients
Rare inherited diseases that affect the immune system
(that's pretty much their list 😳 )
My list of those who might qualify as being immunocompromised is quite a bit longer.... We here in the USA have been encouraged to be vaccinated against pretty much everything under the sun, and yet, we are one of the sickest first world countries in the world. #truthbomb This is another topic I have plans to discuss at some point... not now. But my concerns are on point. Really, anyone who is diabetic, has heart disease, compromised pulmonary function, an autoimmune disorder that is not well managed.... if you know anyone in these categories, I encourage you to encourage them to #dothethings that will help boost their immune systems.
There's no time like the present to start boosting your immunity now. Details to come beyond what I'm about to write.... but let's simply start today with the basics:
1.🍗🍖 Fresh (not processed) foods
2. Clean filtered water (not soft drinks, junk juice etc)
3. Regular exercise
4.☠️🍞🍟🍭🎂🍩💉☢️☣️Remove as much of the toxin load as possible in food, beverages, household cleaners, synthetic air fresheners, body care products, and even cosmetics and replace these things with immune system boosting products whenever possible, or at the very least "green and healthy" products.
If you are a Young Living member, I do not need to fill in the blanks for you.... if you are not a YL member, I encourage you to reach out to someone you know and trust who can help with the immune supportive cleaning supplies, cosmetics, and alternatives for air fresheners that Young Living provides for everyone. Many of us have been toxin dumping for years, and we can guide you thru what we ourselves have successfully done.
Studies have shown that toxin load reduction begins decreasing within days of implementing the above 4 steps.
Stay tuned...... lots more to talk about.
I love a good history lesson!.... I knew the story of Thieves, but not the origin of the word quarantine.
Little trivia of the day: Did you ever think about why quarantine is called quarantine?
This goes back to Italy in the 14th Century when they were fighting another epidemic/pandemic, the black death (bubonic plague). Yes, that is when the essential oil blend called the Marseilles water came up in history. That led to the development of the so important Thieves products by Young Living.
But at that time Venice was flourishing as a sea port and the Venetians decided to keep arriving ships out of their ports for 40 days when to came from areas impacted by the plague. Quaranta giorni in Italian means 40 days and hence the name quarantine. Now you know more than most others.
Sunday afternoon PSA from your friendly pharmacist 👩⚕️ here:
I have heard from a couple of trusted medical information sources that a majority of people who are having the hardest time recovering from CV-19 are those who were self medicating their symptoms with Advil, Ibuprofen, and Aleve prior to ending up in the hospital.
The FDA recently issued a "jury's still out statement", BUT...maaaybee you might think about looking for another way to find relief. #bettersafethanworry
As your friend and as someone who has watched how slowly the FDA responds to sticky drug situations in the past, I'd like to recommend considering the following.....
1. If you have any cold, flu, or allergy like symptoms that include body aches, back away from the OTC 💊NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs like Ibprofen or Aleve) in the event that you might have a mild case of CV-19 or get exposed to someone who might have CV-19.
2. If you are currently taking 💊 NSAIDS for chronic inflammation as a daily medication (such as Celebrex, Naproxen, Indomethacin, Ibuprofen) consider trying an alternative in the event that you do come in contact with someone who is CV-19 positive.
In our household, we've had great success for the last 6 years with daily use of Young Living's Sulfurzyme capsules, BLM capsules (me) or Agilease capsules (Charlie), and then occasional use of Young Living's CBD rub and Panaway essential oil blend if we need any "extra" help.
Stay safe friends!
PS: The above mentioned YL products that Charlie and I use can be ordered at www.goodmedicine.info or please do talk to the friend that may have already introduced you to Young Living. 😘
I really feel strongly that this is a season of personal growth for our entire world.... an awakening of sorts. Even tho I'm still working more than 40hrs/week from home or as an "essential worker" at the pharmacy during our "time alone together", I'm trying to carve out time to seek knowledge as I am led to it.
Today, after lunch, I spent about 35 minutes at one of my favorite quickie education sources: https://www.prageru.com/ .
Today's dive into being better versed in the world of current events have left me 😭😭😭😭 . I may be worthless now for the rest of the day 😭, but this was information we ALL need to know exists so that we can put a stop to it collectively.
Child Sex Trafficking. (I hate even typing those words out 😭 ). I first learned about this industry (for sadly, it IS that) in 2016, and it hasn't left my mind since.
Here are some quick stats:
👤 8 Million children are trafficked each year
👤 Child trafficking is the fastest growing "industry" in the world today.
👤 There's been a 5000% increase in "dark web" child rape videos in the last few years (little kids... under the age of 12)👤 There are currently an estimated 250,000 children actively trafficked in the USA.
👤 The USA is the NUMBER 1 consumer of child rape videos in the world. 😭
👤 There are more people (30 million adults and children) currently being trafficked in the world than there has ever been in any time in history.
" It takes guts to listen, and it takes guts to engage."
I encourage everyone to take a listen to this video and be changed forever. Ignorance is not bliss. Collective ignorance is a large part of why this beast exists and it must stop.
Join me, won't you? If we all take an hour or so out of our "at home experience" to work on something that will improve other people's lives...... imagine how much better the 🌎world will be when we all step outside collectively, and breathe a big sigh of relief. Even if we were to have to stay cooped up for a month or two.... it's a small price to pay if we collectively make the world better when it's all over.... isn't it?
hugs and love friends~ liz
What does Switzerland know that we don't? Use this time "alone but together" to become educated.
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!