doTERRA! doTERRA! doTERRA!

doTERRA! doTERRA! doTERRA!

A new day…a new adventure!!!

Those of you who have been following my antics over the past few years know I am on a journey of natural health and healing.  I will try any and everything prior to using prescribed medications.  In fact, I have not seen a medical doctor since 2010.  Yes, you read that correctly!  So…I must be doing something right, huh?

One of my serious explorations has been with essential oils and, I have to admit, I LOVE THEM!  (In fact, I may need to go to EOA – Essential Oils Anonymous!)

  • When I clean with them they make me happy and I have never really gotten happy when I cleaned before!  Cleaning Products - Large version
  • When I use them for health issues (on myself, as well as my family members) I have seen surprisingly good results and, in most cases, AMAZING results!

  • I believe that using them on my Golden Retrievers has kept them out of the vet’s office for years!!!Pets

Little did I know that this love of oils would lead to me sharing my findings with anyone who would lend an ear but I am just that way!  When I find something that works, is easy to get and is cost effective I want to shout it from the mountaintops…and…so I have!  My adult children use oils, my Mother uses oils, my neighbors use oils and all because of little old me!  I am proud of that – really proud of that! So…

Not too long ago I started experimenting with different brands of oils because I wanted to take it up a notch and be able to ingest them as needed.  Now you CANNOT do that with just any old oil…the oils need to be CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) before you can ingest them.  That quest lead me to doTERRA…

Yes, doTERRA, and now there is no turning back.  Whether you have been using oils for years or are toying with the idea…start here: http://www.mydoterra.com/crazygoodcreations/  Don’t waste your time, $ or health on poor quality oils.  It makes a HUGE difference!

There are many good oils out there but, in my humble opinion, none compare to doTERRA!  Start small if you need to but do yourself, your family, pets and friends a BIG favor and JUST START!!!  Maybe you should give yourself a Christmas gift…you know, to you from you…who hasn’t done that on occasion???

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Have questions?  I am here to help and if I don’t know the answer to your question we will find someone who does!

Join me today on a quest of wonderful health naturally.  And now I must go because Frank is calling my name…that is…Frankincense, of course!;)

Colds? Allergies? Sore Throats?  Read on~

Colds? Allergies? Sore Throats? Read on~

It is FALL….yea!!!!

 It is also seasonal allergy and upper respiratory infection time…
which can make you feel like hiding!

YUCK!!!

 We have a favorite line of defense that we use for those times – one that has worked for us for years!  Take it from one who used to be in the doctor’s office twice a year (spring/fall) with a raging sinus infection… to not having been to a doctor in three years for sinus issues (or anything else for that matter)…

CONGAPLEX
Short-term “I Need It Now” Support – Provides Acute Respiratory Support

Congaplex provides glandular and nutrient support to boost the immune system by providing antioxidants. It contains Vitamin A which is required for normal functioning of the immune system, vitamin C and provides calcium support for a healthy immune response. It also contains ribonucleic acid, which your body uses to build new cells.

Congaplex is also available in a raspberry-flavored chewable tablet, perfect for children.

COLLOIDAL SILVER   For Short-term Immune Support

Colloidal silver is our ‘go-to’ instead of an antibiotic.  It is in liquid form, has a mild taste and can be taken undiluted or diluted with water or juice.  Most adults will take up to one teaspoon of 250 PPM for immune support not to exceed a duration of 7 to 10 days.  Use half that recommended amount for children ages 6-12 and one-fourth for ages 0-5.  There are many uses for this product.  A 4 oz. bottle  lasts for 6 months to a year around our house.

COCONUT OIL
Did you really think I wouldn’t add coconut oil to this list, my crazy good friends? 😉

With its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties it is a no-brainer for colds and URI’s.  We make sure we are getting 3 – 4 tablespoons of Virgin Gold coconut oil daily and increase that amount if we feel ill.  It has been noted by many that it seems to shorten the duration of a cold if you increase your dosage to two tablespoons three times per day.  (Warning!  If you have not been using/eating coconut oil and try this you will be cleaning out your system and spending additional time in the bathroom so you must build up to 3 – 4 tablespoons per day not start it all at once.)  The bottom line here is that if you are getting enough coconut oil in your diet your general health and well-being will improve…ours surely has!  The kind we use is the best on the market in our opinion (and we have tried many) and will last quite a while.  I do not cook with the Virgin Gold oil-I use it for illnesses, ailments, abrasions, etc.

And there you have it…our secrets for staying healthy and functional during the allergy/cold season.  Life is too short to spend it suffering from ailments when you can be living a healthy life naturallyso email me for more information on where you can get these ‘CRAZY GOOD’ products!!!  As always…here is to the best of health for you and yours!!!

Blessings, Love & Light~

Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You than Supplements

Pharmaceutical Drugs are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You than Supplements

Well now…I have known supplements were safer than pharmaceuticals for years but here  is a study with data proving it!  PLEASE take the time to read this article and educate yourself – it COULD save your life!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/24/pharmaceutical-drugs-vs-nutritional-supplements.aspx?e_cid=20120729_SNL_MC_1

Here are the facts from Dr. Mercola’s article that I found most interesting:

The UK-based, international campaign group, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) recently revealed data showing that compared to supplements, an individual is:

  • Around 900 times more likely to die from food poisoning
  • Nearly 300,000 times more likely to die from a preventable medical injury during a UK hospital stay, which is comparable to the individual risk of dying that active military face in Iraq or Afghanistan

Additionally, the data shows that adverse reactions to pharmaceutical drugs are:

  • 62,000 times more likely to kill you than food supplements
  • 7,750 times more likely to kill you than herbal remedies

You’re also more likely to die from being struck by lightning or drowning in your bathtub than having a lethal reaction to herbs or supplements.

And this makes me ANGRY:
In the US, “the FDA’s Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDI), would have required the supplement industry to prove the safety of natural ingredients that, in many cases, have been on the market and used safely for decades!  
Fortunately, public outcry made the agency agree to take another look at their proposed guidance and to issue a revised draft.  It’s still not known when the revisions might be completed.

The original NDI draft essentially claimed dietary supplements are unsafe and must be carefully tested in order to “protect consumers.” The proposed safety thresholds even exceeded those required by pharmaceutical drugs despite extensive toxicological data showing supplements are FAR safer than drugs. As detailed above, drugs are 62,000 times more likely to kill you than supplements!  Why on earth would supplements need more stringent safety thresholds than drugs?

Based on the data showing supplements and herbal remedies are in the ‘super-safe’ category of individual risk, UK, European, and American authorities are completely out of line in their assertion that supplements are dangerous and need to be more heavily regulated.”*

A BIG thank you to Dr. Mercola for sharing this information and shedding light on BIG BROTHER whose pockets are getting fatter and fatter with dirty money at the expense of the American people!
Karma…it won’t be pretty!!!

*Dr. Mercola, Pharmaceuticals Drugs are 62,000 More Likely to Kill You than Supplements, http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/24/pharmaceutical-drugs-vs-nutritional-supplements.aspx?e_cid=20120729_SNL_M (July 2012).