It has been one week since I began to use essential oils to promote optimal wellness. I have been using 3 drops of Oregano, 3 drops of OnGuard, and 3 drops of Cinnamon Bark oil 3 x a day in a capsule. I have had some very good days with absolutely no herxing. In fact, my fatigue is lessening, my stamina increasing, and my overall sense of well being is at about 70-80%. I am pretty excited about these oils.
We just found out that one of our daughters also has Lyme Disease and ordered her the entire set of oils I am using the other day and will begin with the cleanse and go from there. I will record the results to this process here.
February 1, 2012
I had two fabulous weeks! Fabulous! Then, last Tuesday, all fabulous dissipated into freakin' awful. It has been a week and a day and my left shoulder area is inflammed and is making it difficult for me to turn my head, my right upper arm has some kind of muscle stitch in it that is causing numbing, itching, and stinging pain,I have a headache that hasn't gone away, insomnia has found out where I lived again, and each and everyday is like drudging through wet cement. The fatigue is overwhelming. My accupuncturist told me I have to rest and stop wasting my energy on "doing" things because that energy is meant to heal my body and I am just throwing it away, so I have spent all week "resting". My doc. tells me this past Monday that she DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ME! She is going to do some MORE research and get back to me about what we should do. I don't know if I am herxing and not detoxing enough and that is why I feel so yuck like, or if it just means NOTHING is working and those critters have full reign. This is so maddening and frustrating-the constant good days and bad days with no discernable rhyme or reason.
The probiotics from doTERRA work pretty good, but not enough in a bottle for my needs and too expensive...I will stick with RAW Probiotics for Women from Garden of Life and keep up with water keifer. The oils and other vitamins seem to be helping our daughter feel better. She doesn't seem so sad anymore, so that is good.
I think we can get the same if not better vitamins and oils (ie: UDO' s or fermented cod liver oil) at Super Supplements for cheap and more tablets/capsules, and in this disease quantity and cost are of great concern. However, the oils I am going to stick with. They are boosting our immune systems and in my one daughter with respiratory and skin issues it is not only clearing those up, but has removed the plaque build up off of her teeth. The cinnamon bark was gone in no time, so not as affordable as the CASSIA, so we will stick with that and change out with thyme and clove every so many weeks.
So, that is my news. So far it has been like every other situation...works for awhile and then seems to collapse. I will keep up with the oils though.
What I am doing:
Drink at least 1/2 body weight in water, more if you can
NO white flour or sugar
3X/day in a capsule for 3 weeks:
oregano 3 drops
cassia 3 drops
OnGuard 3 drops
3x/day in capsules for 3 weeks:
oregano 3 drops
cinnamon 3 drops
OnGuard 3 drops
Add Melissa, Frankincense, Thyme, Clove, and Patchouli if you are able....this makes a HUGE difference. The Thyme and Clove block communication between critters to stop replicating. Frankincense supports healthy brain function and helps balance neurological stress. I put 2-3 drops under my tongue 2-3 times a day. I just got Melissa and put 2-3 drops under my tongue 2-3 times a day as well-this helps with any viral issues and a myriad of other issues as well, including supporting a healthy mood and restful sleep. I still don't have patchouli yet, but I want that as well for healthy brain function.
(I can not emphasize enough.....detox. All the time: milk thistle, black currant and birch, clay, zeolite, chlorella, castor oil packs, zendocrine, digestzen, dry skin brushing, deep breathing, exercise (stretch at least), sauna, epsom salt bath. All of this matters!! If you don't do these things you will certainly come to a crisis of some sort because these oils are going to kill a bunch of stuff FAST! It might be best at first to go 2 weeks on and 2 weeks of serious detox until you can find a balance that works for you. Everyone reacts differently. If you are consistent with detox and killing bugs it will go better.)
Then rotate back until symptoms are relieved for 2 weeks then down to 2x/day for 2 weeks then 1x/day for a week
I also use the following products:
Lifelong Vitality Pak
Zendocrine capsules (detoxification)
and to try to keep white flour and sugar out of your diet
http://www.builddoterra.com/ to learn more about the benefits of using essential oils, especially visit the education link
If you would like to order this protocol please order here: http://www.mydoterra.com/reallylivewellness
March 13, 2012
I am on a total of 3 weeks of crashing. Crashing means that getting off the couch and out of bed takes an act of God, each step I take is like walking through wet cement, fatigue so heavy it feels like a weight, dizziness, migraines, brain fog, kidney pain, back pain, and irritiability...and whatever other symptom wants to show up for the party.
I haven't given up hope on these oils because I honestly think they are the reason I am in this "healing crisis" (Herxheimer reaction). I made the mistake of adding frankincense to the mix and after about a week of taking 4 drops total under my tonuge I ended up here. I think these oils are killing things too fast and my body can't process it, but honestly, I really have no idea, it is pure speculation. A flare up, die off, organ issues...it all manifests the same way, so it is hard to really know what is exactly going on.
Now I only take 3 drops of Oregano, 3 drops of Clove, and 3 drops of OnGuard 1-2 a day because I don't want to herx. worse. These oils are supporting healthy body system function.
August 26, 2012
I have been taking this new approach for over three weeks straight...3 drops of each 3 times a day which includes: thyme, clove, frankincense, and Melissa and making sure to detox at the same time. I feel amazing. My summer has been outstanding. I have played with my kids, traveled for 10 days on the road averaging 8 hours a day without any ill effects! I almost feel normal. The only issues I am having are a bit of anxiety, sore hands and forearms, sore hips, and a bit of a sore low back...not too bad comparatively! I'll take it!
doTERRA oils are wonderful to help support optimal wellness.
September 23, 2012
I still feel FANTASTIC!!! Not perfect, but I have energy and my pain is at a tolerable and functional level. I am being very faithful to take my oils and I am inhaling many oils as well. My focus is less is more and keeping a positive confession full of faith, hope, and love. There have been numerous external conditions and circumstances that would have normally tanked me into a deep abyss, but it has not happened. Praise God!
It seems that when I decided to live this past July, I began to live. I chose to believe that God could heal me from this disease even if everyone else thinks I have had it too long...what is this to my Almighty Father? NOTHING. I chose to live. This choice alone lifted a heavy cloud and swept it far away from me. I have had hard days, just a few, but they have existed and they are tough.
Movement is important. Once movement is diminished, so is my level of well being. Standing more than sitting is also important. Scheduling fun is essential.
Yesterday I was deeply convicted to the core because I believe the Lord impressed upon me the importance of my behavior in the midst of great confusion, inner turmoil, and agonizing pain. In the past, I have just not cared to take every thought captive, or make my tongue submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ during these moments...I have just "lost it". It is hard enough to function at all let alone to do what I know I should be doing, being, living. Well, last night He and I had a heart to heart about this and He revealed to me that He is with me even in those moments and He has never asked me to go this alone and He will be with me and carry me through those tribulations of thought and tongue. Well, I of course, had to repent of much...so much regret all because I was in too much pain to care...not really worth it truly. I feel better today, full of hope and faith that HE will bring a way of escape when those trials come again....because they will.
He tries to help me all the time. He will often give me specific words to speak or behaviors to employ, or tactics to use, but I often think in those moments He has prepared me for that He just didn't know it was going to go down like THAT! HA! I think He did and THAT is why He told me what He did. I am deeply convicted by this as well. This is the season of repentance right before Yom Kippur and I have spent much time before my King repenting of the actions of soul that have been fleshy and sinful...there have been many, unfortunately. Thanks be to God because He does not torment me, but forgives me and gives me clean hands and a clean heart and hope for a new year of life where I can be transformed more in His image daily. He daily loads me with His benefits and teaches me the way I should go. How grateful I am and how my heart sings!
We are "homeless" right now due to a toxic fire that has devestated our small town and left the air lifeless and absolutely life threatening to all who breathe it. Eucyalyptus, peppermint, Rosemary, and Breathe have been fantastic to diffuse, inhale, and topically or internally apply. There will be many who will be dreadfully ill in the months and years to come who chose to remain where there was no oxygen to breathe- all because they couldn't let go of "life as usual", or money, or whatever. I am not judging them....I just realized that as a believer I must be willing to "GO" when told to "GO" regardless of the ties that might bind: home, school, work, church, etc....
I know much of this doesn't seem to have anything to do with how the oils are helping me, but honestly, it has EVERYTHING to do with the oils. You see, these oils have CHANGED my life. And God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which upon the face of all the earth.: Genesis 1:29 These oils are the VERY gift of God given to us all to aid in our healing. My mind has cleared, my pain has diminshed, my energy/stamina have returned, and my symptoms are clearing or going into remission for the most part. Great food, quality oils, exercise, accupuncture, chiropractic, and most important...a daily communal with my Creator have enabled me to live and breathe and have a life not stuck in bed or in a fog on the couch. I am actually participating in my own life!