Has Big Brother gotten too big?
In one word — Yes!
Yesterday, I was informed of a letter the FDA sent to several essential oil companies, one of which was Young Living. This letter was about compliance issues and wording regarding health and wellness issues.
It is my understanding that Young Living has always had (and will continue to have) a great relationship with the FDA. This is great news and I don’t know of anyone who wants to have Big Brother breathing down their neck.
When I post about the essential oils I use on my family, it is for information purposes only. I am not a medical professional, though I will admit to having many thoughts about getting a Naturopathic Doctorate degree from an accredited university. But as of now, I am just a mom who uses holistic methods when my family comes down with conditions most people would pop a pill for.
I think we, as a society, have become all too dependent on the “magic pill” philosophy. Got a problem? Big Pharma can fix it! They certainly have enough lobbyists working for them in Washington to ensure their products are on the shelf and your doctor’s office ready for your consumption.
A great film to watch is “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” I watched this movie last week on Netflix and found its information amazing. People going off of drugs they’ve been on for years after juicing for their health.
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I started running, losing weight and eating a mostly vegetarian diet. And guess what? My blood pressure normalized and the doctor took me off of my high blood pressure medication.
Imagine that! Instead of relying on doctors to fix your health problems, you can use food! Or perhaps I should say, “Juice!” Will the FDA come down on the vegetable and fruit industry saying, “You can’t make claims that eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables will keep you healthy! Only drug companies can do that!”
If that doesn’t scare the heck out of you, I don’t know what will.
As a blogger and someone who uses and loves Young Living products, I will fully comply with whatever Young Living asks of me. However, if I have a personal testimonial that my husband has a diagnosed case of asthma and Breathe Again helps him not have to use his inhaler as much, I have the right, as an American citizen to say that. If my family has had a diagnosis of strep from a medical professional and I choose to give them Thieves and Lemon to battle that condition and it gets rid of it, I have the right to say that.
My husband had pink-eye a few weeks ago. I put drops of colloidal silver several times a day in his eyes and it went away. The pharmaceutical companies don’t want me to say that. They will demand the FDA crack down on my wording to the point I will have to say, “My husband’s visual orbs were in the color spectrum between white and red. I dropped colloidal silver in his visual orbs several times a day until they were no longer in the white to red color spectrum.”
There are alternative, holistic approaches to keeping your family in optimal health. Be wary of Big Government and lobbyists telling you otherwise.
* I am not a doctor, medical professional or anything besides a mom who uses holistic alternatives for her family’s health needs. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease.
** If you’d like to look up some scientific data regarding essential oil use and effectiveness on a government website, check out this government site.
Would you like to know how to reach your Highest Potential?
I think many people would like to be at the top of their game and I’m no exception!
There are the obvious things you can do such as setting goals, writing them down, making a vision board and most importantly taking action!
I have also started using two of Young Living’s oil blends: Abundance and Highest Potential to help me achieve my goals and the life of abundance I aspire to.
Young Living’s Highest Potential essential oil blend is “an exotic blend designed to increase your capacity to achieve your highest potential. It combines the uplifting and inspirational qualities of Australian Blue with the power of Gathering to help bring greater unity of purpose. Jasmine is added to enhance self-confidence, while ylang ylang calms, soothes, and harmonizes.”
Young Living’s Abundance essential oil blend is created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This higher frequency creates what is called “the law of attraction,” which refers to the things we attract to ourselves. Abundance opens us to a wealth of possibilities.
I like to use the two of these oils together, especially when I am in need of a little extra push to really go for my goals ready to move forward with them in a big way.
Both oils are wonderful for diffusing. I especially like to apply them topically. Not everyone enjoys the aroma of these oils, but I love them, especially Highest Potential. I have also found them great for helping with anxiety and depression.
My protocol starts with placing a drop of Highest Potential in the palm of my hand. I then take my index finger and dab it in the oil, then to my heart, wrists and back of my neck (where the brain stem is located), finishing with my third eye (middle of forehead).
With Abundance, I place the drop in my palm, then dab it over my heart before rubbing my palms together in a circular motion three times. I then proceed to “washing” myself over my hair, head, shoulders and body. I apply the Abundance almost like I am placing a shield over my entire body if that makes sense.
I used this protocol on my husband when he was actively looking for a new direction in his work. It was so successful for him, he took my bottle of Abundance with him when he had to go out of town to start! Now I need two bottles!
If you have not tried these two amazing oils, I highly recommend them!
Everyone should reach their Highest Potential and live the Abundant life God wants for them!
However, I HIGHLY recommend you get a wholesale membership with Young Living and get these oils at a great discount. You can get a lifetime wholesale membership for as little as $40 and you never have to purchase another item or sell anything!
* I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. I am a mom who looks for holistic ways to treat her family’s health. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
In our journey to living a healthier, more abundant life, many of us are buying only organic foods for ourselves and our families. However, many people are unable to buy all organic all of the time.
One of the vegetables I always make sure is organic are potatoes. And here’s why!
Dr. Oz listed them on his website along with 6 other foods you should always buy from the organic section of the store. Here is his list of 7:
Root Vegetable: Potatoes
Regular potatoes that are grown above ground are sprayed with pesticides, and the soil they’re grown in is treated with fungicide. By buying organic varieties, you avoid both these threats. In case you can’t find organic potatoes, try sweet potatoes; they are usually grown with less pesticides overall. Organic potatoes cost about $1.49 per pound at grocery stores.
Produce: Peppers and Celery
Both veggies react to pesticides in the same way: like a sponge, absorbing the chemicals through the skin. Because of this, you won’t be able to reduce chemical ingestion by washing or peeling them. Always choose the organic variety. Organic peppers and celery cost between $3.99 and $6.99 per pound at grocery stores.
Leafy Greens: Lettuce, Spinach and Collard Greens
Usually these plants are doused in pesticides to ward off insects. Organic growers use methods like non-toxic repellents to keep these vegetables free of pests. Organic greens cost between $2.99 and $5.98 per pound.
Dairy Products: Yogurt, Butter, Cheese and Ice-Cream
It’s important to go organic with these kitchen staples because we eat so much of them, so often. Non-organic dairy products may come from cows fed a diet of genetically modified corn, soy, and antibiotics. Organic dairy products can be found at grocery stores and usually cost between $2.19 and $4.29.
If you’re like me, the thought of never having potatoes can be a real bummer. I confess, I do not eat them that often.
However, there comes the occasion, such as tonight, when I crave a few fries with my dinner. I recently figured out a way to make them that is perfect, healthy and even my children love them.
In fact, they commented, “These are the best french fries ever!” I hope your family enjoys them as well.
Healthy Potato Fries
4 Organic Potatoes, washed and scrubbed (I like leaving the skin on for more nutrition)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 T Salt
1/2 t Pepper
1 T Parsley Flakes
Heat Oven to 450. Cut Potatoes into 1/4″ shoestring size strips. Drizzle with Olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Mix them up well with your hands to ensure all potatoes are coated evenly. Spread out on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes until crisp and brown. Enjoy!
What is your favorite way to fix potatoes?