May 14, 2010

More on Frankincense and Cancer


I had learned early on that Frankincense is anti-tumoral. As I quoted originally from the BBC, researchers know that Frankincense works, it's just been a matter of isolating exactly which molecules are doing what. To give a quick recap from the first post, here is the condensed version:  
Recent research by scientists showing that Omali frankincense contains an agent that halts the spread of cancer may reignite its popularity. According to immunologist Mahmoud Suhail, Frankincense resets the DNA code that has been corrupted by cancer cells and reprograms the correct code back into the cell.  Frankincense also effectively separates the nuclei of cancer cells from their cytoplasm bodies which stops cancer cells from reproducing themselves and the corrupted DNA codes. Because frankincense attacks only malignant cells while leaving healthy cells alone, it could revolutionize cancer treatment protocols.   

A little more background- Orange oil has also been shown to successfully regress cancer. One needs about 10ml per day (about 12 capsules worth) to see it work. The agent in orange oil (and as it turns out lemon, grapefruit and frankincense) that does much of the work is limonene.  Frankincense is about 12% limonene and the citrus oils are about 90%-95%. 
At the end of my first post, I wrote that I was concerned about the syntheticization of frankincense or the molecules that make it work the way it does.  What I have learned, and shared below, is that syntheticization is no replacement for the full real molecule.
Here is how syntheticization works: Scientists often look to nature for healing effects in plants. They isolate the molecule that seems to be producing a certain effect. Next they synthetically create a similar molecule which becomes a drug, and which they can get a patent on. (You cannot get a patent on natural plant molecules.)
Unfortunately, when a molecule is isolated from the plant, it becomes  somewhat toxic to us. When it is synthesized (created in a lab synthetically),in order to create pharmaceutical drugs for the
specific result, it becomes even more toxic and often comes with a legal sized sheet of side effects.(You can ask your pharmacist for the insert, which lists side effects, for any drugs you are taking.)
So it is much more preferable to use the whole plant, or the whole essential oil of the plant, rather than an isolated molecule.

So, I will stick to my therapeutic grade YL oils and work with them directly. I take Longevity (which contains both frankincense and orange oils) every day and aside from the energy boost I get and the cell rebuilding happening daily,  I believe I'm doing what I can to counteract the effects of the pollutants I face every day. The things that can damage my good cells and leave room for really bad cells to surface. Therapeutic grade essential oils(as opposed to industrial grade oils or synthetically produced fragrances) contain a balanced and complete molecular profile. That's why we get such amazing results.

As per frankincense and cancer- the research continues and is, in my opinion, worth following.


**Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice.  IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely.  We commend you! 

May 10, 2010

How many chemicals are in your home????

DID YOU KNOW?...
Air Fresheners are used in nearly 75% of U.S. households and the market has doubled since 2003 to $1.72 billion. The Natural Resources Defense Council evaluated 14 air fresheners. Twelve of them contained variable amounts of phthalates. Phthalates are connected with hormone imbalance, ADHD, cancer, etc.
By educating consumers to replace these toxic air fresheners with THIEVES, we could positively affect human health and the environment!

Share the phenomenal benefits of Thieves with others (or try it yourself for the first time). Working together we can take better care of our environment! I use every one of the products included and have seen so many benefits beyond just greening my home.

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May 9, 2010

Young Living Green Initiative!

Be Part of the YOUNG LIVING "GREEN INITIATIVE"

We have begun a "Green Iniatiative" for the health, safety and welfare of children in our care. This was due to a growing awareness of effects of chemicals on children in our cleaners, personal care products and over the counter medications. We did our homework, and it makes sense to look seriously at REDUCING chemicals in our schools and homes. Once we realized the impact we could have on the health of our staff and children the choice was clear.

Is there a concern for children?
Current statistics show there is a concern.
·Autism is rising fast
·Rheumatiod arthritus is the third most common chronic childhood disorder
·Obesity epidemic in children
·Brain tumors, leukemia, central nervous system malignancies are up 30%
·Childhood cancers are the leading cause of death by disease for children which has increased 21% between 1975 and 1998.

Education is key. We can take back control of the chemicals that we and our children are exposed to. A set of preschools and a high school biology classroom will be sharing what they are using-- a plant based cleaner called THIEVES. It is made of Cinnamon, Rosemary, Clove and Eucalyptus essential oils. It is safe, effective and kills germs..all without chemicals.
Diedre Imus' Book recommends Thieves cleaner in her book called: Green This!

*don't let marketing fool you, just because it says green on the label doesn't mean that is is.

We would like to invite you to a Webinar Monday, May 10th at 9pm EST. This Webinar will be hosted by Connie McDanel, an educator, who has spoken nationally on the subject of wellness. Her distinguished guest speakers incude:

Robert Fuller, PhD. Director of the Center for Earth and Enviromental Science at the State University of New York.
Katherine Fuller, M.S. AP Biology teacher in New York State.

The Webinar will be hosted to people all over the US.
Date: Monday, May 10th, 2010 9PM EST
TO REGISTER CLICK ON THIS LINK:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/757568568


Many thanks to Kathy Kouwe for permission to reprint this piece.

May 8, 2010

Is There A Pill For That?- Life 5

This post gets a little more personal than I usually get here, but the results are worth sharing. I've been usiing YL essential oils for over 2 years. Recently I've been experimenting with supplements. I've stated before that I'm not much of a "vitamin girl" but after continuous health related research last summer for a project I was working on, and more education about the body and how it works, I've decided to be more proactive with supplements. I've written about Longevity and how much I love it. Aside from the energy I feel at 3pm I've been receiving compliments on my skin. I suppose a little cell regeneration on the face never hurt anyone!
Last month while at a YL training, I learned about the gut (intestines, stomach, liver,colon) and what stress does to it. Simply put, anything and everything you ingest or feel is circulated through the digestive system. To think past food, think of how a difficult situation or nerves can affect your stomach- nausea, lack of appetite, binge eating. All of that, whether food or emotion, gets cycled through the digestive system and then to the rest of the body. So, it makes sense to protect and build the gut from the inside out. I don't have what I would call "stomach issues" but I bought some Life5 to try anyway.
I really wasn't sure of what to expect or why I was trying it. So I took it at night for 3 or 5 days. I didn't think I felt any different and considered just holding on to it in case I needed it later. So I skipped a night. The next morning, I realized that I was actually gassy. More so than I had been in recent mornings but when I thought back it was not more than usual. So I went back to taking a Life5 each night. And, while I can't predict individual results and I didn't think I had an issue, my gut has improved.  I'll add  this too. Many store bought probiotics are milk based. These can upset someone's stomach. The Life 5 did not have that effect on a friend who also tried it. So, even if you have not had great experiences previously, I'd recommend trying this. I was so pleasantly surprised, and I'm sure the people around me were too.....


**Information provided here is for EDUCATION PURPOSES ONLY and is in NO WAY intended to replace proper medical advice.  IT IS NOT for diagnostic or prescriptive use or to be construed as instruction on how to cure or treat any condition, illness or disease. Every individual is different, thus what may work for one may not work for another person. Consult with the professional health authorities of your choice. Remember, taking responsibility for your health is your own personal decision: do your research and choose wisely.  We commend you!