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September 2010    


Don't leave out God and prayer - the 2 most important ingredients in any situation.
While you are praying or after praying don't forget to LISTEN for the answers! They will come. 
 click here - to view the studies showing the scientific proof that prayer works.

Cold and Flu Season
Taken from our Essential Oil BlogSpot
Sometimes the common or familiar can be just as effective as the exotic. When the flu bug hits and the body begins to ache our mind and reasoning most often goes right out the window, for me this is truly the normal.....  Lying in bed sick and miserable my brain becomes totally useless, however by the bed was a small bottle of Essential Oil of Lavender that I try to keep within easy reach because this oil is so versatile.
It will relieve tension while at the same time it is antiseptic in its actions. It stimulates the immune system and contributes to the healing process by stimulating cellular regeneration.

So I rubbed the lavender into the nape of my neck, under the jaw bone and down the sides of my neck. As my mind began to clear a little and the muscles started relaxing I remembered that Essential Oil of Ravensara is one of the oils used by French Doctors in their aromatic treatment of viral infections, especially those infections of the respiratory tracts.
Taken from our blogspot Take it easy and Relax >>> read more by clicking here

Here are some easy essential oils recipes to aid in the Cold and Flu season;
Chest and Sinus Congestion:
2 drops lavender
2 drops tea tree
2 drops eucalyptus
2 drops birch
Pour boiling water in a mug while still steaming add 2 drops lavender,  2 drops tea tree, 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops birch. Cup hands and slowly inhale for at least 3 minutes.

2 drops lavender
2 drops rosemary
2 drops eucalyptus
Add 2 drops lavender, 2 drops rosemary and 2 drops eucalyptus to 2 teaspoons milk or cream. Pour into a warm bath, stir water and soak or pour boiling water into a mug while still steaming then add 2 drops lavender, 2 drops rosemary and 2 drops eucalyptus. Cup hands and slowly inhale for at least 3 minutes.

To Ease Sinuses:
2 drops peppermint
2 drops tea tree
2 drops eucalyptus
*2 drops ravintsara
Pour boiling water in a mug while still steaming add, 2 drops peppermint, 2 drops eucalyptus and 2 drops tea tree. Cup hands and slowly inhale for at least 3 minutes.
* Note eucalyptus can be drying, you could replace it with 2 drops ravintsara.

To Ease Coughs:
2 drops eucalyptus
2 drops lavender
2 drops cedarwood
Pour boiling water in a mug while still steaming add, 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops cedarwood and 2 drops lavender. Cup hands and slowly inhale for at least 3 minutes.

To Ease Coughs throughout the day:
2 drops eucalyptus
2 drops lavender
2 drops cedarwood
Add 2 drops eucalyptus. 2 drops cedarwood and 2 drops lavender to 4 teaspoons of olive oil and apply to the throat and chest (this will make enough for several applications). Or add 2 drops of X-Plague Blend to 2 teaspoons of olive oil and apply to throat and chest.

To Combat colds and flu - daytime:
2 drops eucalyptus
2 drops lavender
2 drops peppermint
2 drops tea tree
Add 2 drops eucalyptus, 2 drops lavender, 2 drops peppermint and 2 drops tea tree to a steaming mug of water - let stand so that the steam diffuses into the room.

To Combat colds and flu - nighttime:
2 drops lavender
2 drops tea tree
Add 2 drops lavender and 2 drops tea tree to a steaming mug of water - let stand so that the steam diffuses into the room (or add same essential oils to a tea candle diffuser).

Build your Immune System by cutting sugar out of your diet.

Beneficial Dietary Supplements
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and immunity booster.

Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids strengthens the immune system.

Zinc nourishes the cells. Use in lozenge form.

Colloidal Silver promotes healing and aids viral infections.

Free-Form Amino Acid Complex repairs tissue and controls fever.

Garlic has antiviral and antibacterial properties.

L-Lysine combats viral infections and prevents cold sore outbreaks.

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) thins mucus and aids in preventing respiratory disease.

Astragalus, Black Cherry, Echinacea, Ginger and Goldenseal are good for influenza.

Cat’s Claw may cut the duration of the flu.

Cayenne keeps mucus flowing, which prevents headaches and congestion.

Elderberry reduces flu symptoms.

Eucalyptus Oil relieves congestion.

*Taken from our Remedies pages A-Z

Nature's Way  SambucusSambucus for Kids,   Andrographis

Fresh Garlic - Chopped and swallowed with water (never on an empty stomach) or make a garlic sandwich or put on salad or anything else - The important thing is to get some down.  We usually do this at night or you can take parsley or chlorophyll to kill the odor.  Garlic pills can be used but they aren't as effective. If taken when exposed it works better than when you are in the middle of the problem and full of germs or viruses or whatever is causing the problem.
Swine Flu article

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Get lots of Essential Oil recipes using Lavender by clicking here > > >
Lavender essential oil, is  balancing and healing. Great when used for skin care for burn, cuts, wounds and bruises. Lavender has wonderful properties like; analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, powerful antispasmodic (muscle contraction sedative) antitoxic, diuretic, fungicidal, emmenagogue, antiseptic, antiviral and cardiac regulator - just to name a few.
Lavender can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy.

Taken from our Essential Oil Blog
Take it easy and Relax

Magnificent Marjoram
Inhalations of essential oil of marjoram can help relieve respiratory ailments and asthma, as well as coughs and sinusitis.

Essential oil of marjoram also has beneficial effects on the hair and scalp; it helps condition the hair and promotes healthy blood circulation to the scalp which in turn supports healthy growth.

On an emotional level, the oil of marjoram is especially valuable during the grieving process, as it can comfort and help relax the body and the mind.  read more >>>>

Try this Fun Recipe!
For dry and brittle cuticles and hang nails. It helps to soften cuticles using essential oils.

A cuticle, or eponychium, is that layer of skin cells found at the base and sides of your fingernails. It acts as a seal where your nails and skin meet. The purpose of the cuticle is to protect that particular area of your fingernails from infection.

The cuticles will peel, split and bleed when they lack moisture and oil. Having ones hands in water a lot, using household cleaning solutions without wearing gloves, and working with paper and textiles a lot will wick the natural oils and moisture form the delicate tissues and from the nail plate. Lotions do not contain the needed amounts of essential oils to correct the problem and can only treat the immediate surface skin - the portion you can touch.

Soak your finger tips in warm Almond oil adding a few drops of tea tree and Lemon Essential Oils to kill bacteria and help with any fungus.

Next; Use an exfoliating scrub. mix 1/2 cup of raw, granulated sugar with 2-3 drops of Lemon and 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil to 1 tablespoon of good, extra virgin olive oil. Cover hands with mixture and gently massage into each hand and finger nail.  Let stand on hands for 5-6 minutes and then rinse off under warm, running water. This will help to soften and deep clean the skin and nails.
It will gently remove excess cuticle.

Also I've been taking 1000mg of fish oil and 1000mcg of biotin daily and am noticing less dry skin and stronger fingernails.

Taken from our Blogspot
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Wonderful Oregano... Extremely useful as a remedy for coughs and asthma, research has confirmed oregano's use as an antibacterial and anti fungal treatment for all manner of respiratory ailments.
Get a great Oregano Pepper Cheese recipe >>>>>>

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Aristotle said fulfillment and contentment are pathways to happiness.

You can learn to navigate the obstacles. Studies show that, on average, around 50 percent of happiness can be cultivated in ourselves and 50 percent is inborn.
It does take work -- you're essentially retraining thought processes that have been around as long as you have. The first step is to know what may be standing in your way and then learn how to reroute yourself.

Does the phrase "if I expect the worst, then I won't be let down" cross your mind on a regular basis?
Imagining a bad outcome will produce negative emotions like worry and fear that, in turn, ignite the stress response that floods our bodies with cortisone and adrenaline. When that stress response is chronically turned on, it not only wears down your body's immune system, but it also zaps your chance of experiencing a positive feeling, like happiness.
Passing the buck.
If you feel you deserve to be happy and your [insert kid, parent, spouse, job, car or new pair of shoes here] is supposed to make you happy, keep reading. There's absolutely positive proof that that's just not true!  For a moment something else can actually boost us up, but it's only a matter of time before we're looking for the next thing. It's an insatiable cycle that won't result in long-term happiness.

your happiness is your own responsibility. Try turning your focus within: What are the gifts that I have, who am I and what do I have uniquely to offer, and when I go and offer that, I feel better and happier. That's essentially what Aristotle meant by fulfillment. It has nothing to do with anyone else or anything.

Thinking life should be perfect -- and yours isn't.
For starters, the world isn't perfect. So you're fighting a losing battle if you think yours can be. If you're always in a state of discontent -- wallowing in what's wrong with, or missing from your life, you're probably not thinking about what is actually good about it. Ask yourself three questions at the end of the day.
What am I thankful for today? What did I enjoy today? And what am I satisfied about today?

The point is to focus on what you do have -- be it pets, relationships, experiences, favorite places -- so you don't have to think about what you don't have. It shines a flashlight of awareness about what's good and whole and enjoyable in our lives rather than the want, want, want. I want this; I don't have that.

Not thinking of others. Ever.
It turns out being generous can make you happier. You don't have to have a million dollars to donate to the charity of your choice to reap the benefits, either. People who simply do five small random acts of kindness -- putting a quarter in someone else's parking meter or opening the door for someone -- have been found to be happier than those who don't. In doing these things, we activate the part of our brains that give us a little endorphin boost so we feel better.
Expecting life to be fair.
Life isn't fair.
And fretting about the lack of fairness that exists leads to comparing yourself, your life or your situation to someone else's and then feeling worse about yourself, your life or your situation. The trick isn't to stop comparing, because there's a part of the brain that can't help but compare -- it's to compare well. In other words, try what's called a downward comparison. For example, if being treated unfairly by a friend or spouse or boss has you upset, try thinking, "Well, at least I'm not [going hungry]." It helps you understand that, relatively speaking, your situation may not be so bad. Your brain is going to compare, so you might as well have it compare in the direction that's going to make you happier, rather than miserable, you will actually feel better.

The trick
with all of these is to catch yourself on the negative-thinking road and make a choice to think about it differently instead. It's there -- your stress, worry, anger -- whatever it is, but you're building another way of looking at life, approaching life, dealing with people. It's substituting those thoughts for more wholesome thoughts.

One of the most amazing books that I have read lately on healing and along this lines - "The Healing Code" by Alex Loyd & Ben Johnson. 

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Don't forget prayer and listen to your body as you take anything.  Remember that even doctors are only practicing.

God Bless each of you in your quest for health.


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