Colic

Colic is a common condition occurring in babies ranging from 3 weeks to 3 months. Typically, the baby draws up their legs and tenses up their bellies and their faces turn red. It is marked by 2014-05-28 10.06.07periods of significant distress unrelated to diapers, temperature, hunger, or illness. Babies with colic often cry more than three hours a day, three days a week for three weeks or longer. During this time, often nothing you do to try to help your baby seems to bring relief. Continue reading

Menopause

Menopause marks the end of menstruation and fertility, occurring 12 months or more after your last menstrual period.

Menopause is a natural biological process. Allwomen experience menopause, and it is not a medical illness. However, the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can disrupt your sleep, affect your energy and trigger feelings of loss or even depression.

MenopauseCauses of Menopause:

-As you approach your late 30s, your body encounters a natural decline of reproductive hormones. Your ovaries start making less estrogen and progesterone, which are the hormones that regulate menstruation. During this time, fewer potential eggs are ripening in your ovaries each month, and ovulation is becomes less predictable. Progesterone surges become less dramatic, and your fertility declines, due in part to these hormonal effects.

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks gluten and other proteins found in grains while in the digestive tract. Celiac disease is genetic and can develop at any age in life from infancy to adulthood.

As foods with gluten are eaten, the body produces antibodies to attack the gluten but these antibodies then mistakenly attack the lining of the small intestines. This damage to the intestinal lining includes the villi that are responsible to absorb nutrients and deliver these nutrients to other body systems. The nutrients particularly affected are fats, calcium, iron, and folate (folic acid or vitamin B9).

Because these nutrients are attacked, a number of symptoms may emerge. Continue reading

dōTERRA Essential Oils vs. Over the Counter Products

Over the counter drugs cost my family a pretty penny a few years ago. From coughs and burns to strep and eczema, I had seen it all. I looked into essential oils, but thought the cost for quality product might have been out of my price range. I decided to take the plunge anyway, and committed to using oils at every instance for one year to see for myself, first, if they would do what all my research said they would do, and second, to see how they compared cost-wise with my Tylenol, Pepto Bismol,  and amoxicillin. My findings astounded me, and as you can tell, I am still using oils.

If you are trying to make the switch, or you would like to try some oils before you take the plunge, just fill out your information on my Contact page and request some free samples. I would love to help you and your family with your health and this important decision.
 
Here are some of the issues for which I used oils, and what I exchanged it for:
Earache:

Blend 2 tablespoons Continue reading

Natural Assistance for Diabetes

It isn’t uncommon for diabetics to be on many prescriptions at any given time. Consider the following carefully and consult with your healthcare provider for assistance in personal care.

Common essential oils that may be used are to assist with all diabetics:

Geranium
Basil
Coriander
Rosemary
Lavender
Melaleuca
Peppermint

Consider using these essential oils by applying one drop, twice a day over Continue reading

Mom Tip: Natural Relief for Heartburn

Some of the signs that you may have acid reflux, or heartburn are:

  • A feeling that food may be left trapped behind the breastbone
  • Burning pain in the chest (under the breastbone)
  • Pain increases with bending, stooping, lying down, or eating
  • Nausea after eating
  • More likely to occur, or worse at night
  • Pain is relieved by antacids

These Essential Oils Can Assist In Acid Reflux (Heartburn) Support:

Drink 1-2 drops of Peppermint in 12 oz. of water
Rub 3-4 drops of DigestZen (Oil Blend) on stomach area.
Drink 3 drops of Lemon in water each day to reduce acid in the lining of the throat & esophagus.

Mom Tip: Migraine Symptoms

My trusted remedy when dealing with migraines is Deep Blue® rub with one or two drops of black pepper oil on the back of the neck, but essential oils can also treat specific symptoms of migraines.

To help you relax, use Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, or Lavender oil. Peppermint, Ginger, or DigestZen® for nausea. Use Helichrysum or Frankincense for inflammation, and Basil for the onset of the headache. Migraines can cause you to be congested, so Eucalyptus or Breathe™ can also be helpful.

Remember to breathe and relax, drink what fluids you can, and take the time necessary to heal.

Mom Tip: Digestion Issues

Digestive issues are difficult part of everyday life for many people. These problems include heartburn, indigestion and sustained inflammation from unwanted microbes to name a few. The antacid business alone grosses over $1 Billion a year in the United States. Clearly, there is a problem here, and the common approach to dealing with it has not been proven very effective.

So what is the alternative?

Certain essential oils contain compounds that Continue reading

Oils and Pets

An amazing experience, and a huge money saver as well, was when our dog got sick. He became lethargic and had tender spots on his abdomen area, so we took him in to the vet. That was when we found that he had gotten hold of a box of Q-tips. The X-Rays came back and there was a huge clump of whole Q-tips sitting in his stomach. The vet said she would need to operate in the morning if he didn’t work through it over night. She said it was highly unlikely that he would be able to digest something so big before it became a problem for his digestive track. This surgery was going to be somewhere in the ballpark of $3000, and that was with our discount. We went home and said some serious prayer. We didn’t have $3k, and we knew we couldn’t let him just suffer either. I felt inspired to try the DigestZen oil that we had used for our kids when they had stomach aches. It worked wonders on their stomach aches, and I had high hopes that it would be able to help in this situation. My daughter and I took turns rubbing it on him every half hour or so for the next 6 hours (I didn’t think of this until about 4 the next morning).

When we took him back into the vet, they took some more X-Rays, and the vet came out to talk to us. She showed us the X-Rays, and told us that she was amazed because she couldn’t see any obstruction whatsoever. He was clear to go home. All she wanted us to do was put him on a soft diet for the next 24 hours to make sure he could rest his system. Obviously it had done some serious work, and could use a break. I came home and thanked the Lord once again for the blessing of these oils and their health benefits.