Sometimes sickness is avoidable. That’s why I have done my research and tried many different natural options to heal my families bodies during sick times. Follow along to learn what we have found success in using as a natural sick protocol in my home.
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The yard work and gardening is winding down as we are in the last month of Summer, the temperature begins to slowly drop. After spending our days outside all Summer, the cooler months with less sunshine often bring on sickness. Being outside helps our bodies get sufficient Vitamin D, which is one of the things we lack as the cool weather rolls in and we spend less time outdoors.
In our home, we are huge believers that food is medicine. The truth of this statement has proven true for us over and over again. When we eat out a lot, our immune systems get compromised due to eating food that lacks in nutrition. Though we rarely get sick, eating fast food is the most likely time that we end up getting sick.
I am especially grateful for my doTERRA Essential Oils when we get sick. The oils have truly been a blessing to us. We have not gone to the doctor in years, aside from an unavoidable ER-type visit. I feel so empowered knowing I can be in control of my healthcare, and yes we treat the Essential Oils as such. Just like people have some sort of medical budget, we have a monthly doTERRA line item on our budget. This is how we are able to stay on top of ordering vitamins and oils that we utilize from doTERRA, monthly.
What Essential Oil Brand We Use and Why
Essential Oils are the first line of defense we turn to for ANY illness we face in our home. From the common cold to an infection, we have seen essential oils heal our bodies quicker than anything else time and time again. It is wonderful to feel completely safe using them on everyone in my home, tallest to the smallest, since doTERRA’s Essential Oils are a pure product.
Due to the purity of doTERRA Essential Oils, they are able to actually penetrate the cell wall to promote healing. Other medicines on the market and non-CPTG Oils available do not have this ability.
Some Essential Oil brands are adulterated and can actually contain harmful contaminants. For this reason, make sure to do your research and choose a brand you can trust. I recommend choosing a brand that uses third party testing to ensure purity of that brand’s products.
Oils From A Budget Standpoint
Money is a big deal for me. When I may an investment into something like this, I make sure it is worth it. Some people get shocked when they see the price of a high quality Essential Oil, such as doTERRA’s oils.
I wanted to point out that the up front cost of a good, quality Essential Oil may be higher but when you break it down into usages, it ends up costing way less. Due to the power behind the oil when it is pure, you can use 1-2 drops, verses way more if the oil brand isn’t pure, to get good results. It ends up costing just pennies per use. This is a huge monetary savings versus modern health care, plus a way better option for our health.
Do Essential Oils Work The Same for Everyone?
Something you should know about Essential Oils is that they are extremely individual. So, what works for one person may not work for another. This concept goes for dosage as well as the product choice itself. Experiment with using different oils for your ailment, if you are not seeing results after consistent use with a recommended oil.
An example of what this may look like is if Lavender is recommended for helping with allergies and you are not seeing results after being consistent with recommended use. In that case, you could then try an oil like Lemon instead or a combination of the two. Having an essential oil book to refer to is extremely helpful as well. I love The Essential Life book for many reasons, one reason is because it shows the chemical constituents of each oil so you can find a good alternative oil to use if the recommended oil isn’t working for you.
Another book I really recommend is a book by Boyd Truman. The book is called “Symphony of the cells.” There are many updated editions. I recommend purchasing the most recent copy of this book, since that will be the most relevant and sure to include all the newest Essential Oil recommendations. Boyd is a very learned man on anatomy and Essential Oils and use on the body. To learn more about him and learn other recommended products, go to Truwellness.com. Continue reading for an amazing success story with the oils that had me blown away.
Where To Apply Essential Oils
The best place to apply Essential Oils is most often to the spine and the bottom of the feet. Applying the oils to these areas allows for the oils to get to every cell in our bodies the absolute quickest, no matter the location of the sickness or injury.
Some Essential Oil Recommendations for sickness
Listed below are recommended oils for the common cold as well as anything viral, such as the flu. Of course, consult your trusted physician prior to Essential Oil use. I definitely recommend finding a Functional Medicine Doctor in your area. These type of Doctors focus on treating the body as a whole and finding the root cause of an issue. They typically understand the power of Essential Oils and can better advise on usage for you personally.
Here’s what I can recommend based on what I have learned from the book I mentioned above, as well as my own personal experience:
- Tea Tree– This Essential Oil has amazing antibacterial and anti-viral properties. We apply a drop of this oil to the sinuses as well as the spine and bottom of the feet daily when sickness is present. In order to prolong the strength of this oil, dilution is recommended. I recommend fractionated Coconut Oil for carrier oil use but other oils, such as Olive Oil, will also work.
- Lavender– Apply this Essential Oil on the sinuses as well. It is an analgesic so it will provide some soothing affects and aid in the healing process.
- Frankincense– Known as the “King of all oils,” the uses for this oil are endless. When in doubt, always try Frankincense. This ancient oil was even used in bible times and it’s easy to see why. This Essential Oil can be applied “neat” meaning without a carrier oil. Again, I recommend topical application to the bottom on the feet and spine daily when sickness is present. Internal use of the oil is great too. We place 1 drop under the tongue to boost our immune systems.
Oils that will likely require dilution
Some Essential Oils are considered “hot”, meaning they are very strong and should be diluted for use on adults and avoided for use on children and babies. There is usually a milder version available to use on sensitive skin, children, and babies. An example of this would be using Rosemary instead of the “hot” oil, Oregano, for antiviral properties.
- Oregano– This Essential Oil is extremely “hot” so use it sparingly. It contains ant-viral and anti-bacterial properties as well. I typically only use this oil if I’m not first seeing results by using Tea Tree. Please use plenty of carrier oil if you’re using this oil. Apply to the bottom of the feet and the spine.
- Onguard– This Essential Oil is a specific blend that doTERRA created. A drop under the tongue daily as well as topical application of this oil to the bottom on the feet and the spine will quickly rid you of your sickness. Carrier oil is recommended for use with this oil, it contains Cinnamon. Cinnamon is a “hot” oil and can cause irritation if not properly diluted.
- Lemon– A drop in a glass of water will help detox your body. Be sure not to place Essential Oils in a plastic cup. The potency of the oils can damage the plastic because they are so powerful
With any Essential Oil you use, you’ll want to watch for any reactions your body may have. If skin irritation occurs, simply add more carrier oil to calm the irritation. For prolonged irritation, even after dilution, discontinue use of that particular oil.
What Is A “Protocol” as Referred To In This Post?
Whenever my husband or I are sick with an ailment, we always choose one of the protocols in the Symphony of Cells book to perform daily. For my kids, we always just use the “Basic Protocol” listed in Boyd’s book for a mild way to heal whatever sickness they have. Without fail, the application of the oils in this way always clears up the illness quickly.
I was able to attend an actual live class put on by Boyd Truman, and he told one success story that had me blown away. I’m going to share that with you today. He was able to heal a young girl of her Scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine) just by applying the oils in the particular way the protocol called for, consistently for ONE MONTH! All I can say is, God knew what He was doing when He created plants able to nurture and heal us.
My first recommendation to anyone new to to a healthy lifestyle is getting on a great supplement. Our food is not the nutrient dense, God given food it once was. Over-time the soil health and other practices have been compromised, thus compromising our immune function.
LifeLong Vitality pack is the daily supplement we have chosen to use in our home. After researching other products and seeing for ourselves the power of Essential Oils, the performance of this product is unmatched. doTERRA also has a 30 day money back guarantee to back up this product. Taking these supplements is also important for quick healing during sickness.
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Vitamin C is crucial in the bodies ability to heal. When the immune system is compromised is is lacking in Vitamin C. Among other benefits, Lipospheric Vitamin C is great to use daily during sickness.
Get the immune system back in working, healthy order. This product has better absorption than regular capsule form products. Simply squeeze a packet into a few ml of filtered water and swallow.
Raw local Honey is an excellent antibacterial and antifungal. We take a spoon full daily on the onset of sickness. Raw Honey is also regularly consumed in our home as it is our main sweetener used in all of our recipes. This natural product is great for suppressing coughs and sore throats when combined with a drop of Lemon EO.
The best thing to do is to buy this product in bulk from local farmers and start using it to replace sugar in all of your recipes. Doing so will help keep your immune system healthy before sickness even arises. One note of caution is to keep this product away from any children under the age of one year old. If consumed by and infant, there is a risk for botulism.
Elderberry is another natural product we consume during times of illness. I have not gone out and bought an adult specific Elderberry. We use the children’s syrup form that we have here for the kids and it has worked well for us. Just follow the instructions for use which are 5 drops several times per day.
Elderberry helps mostly to address the cold and flu symptoms but can also support the body in actually healing as well. I would not recommend taking this product daily as a precautionary measure for illness. Do your research and decide for yourself what you deem safe for use in your home.
Vitamin A source
Carlson’s Cod Liver is what I recommend for a great Vitamin A source. It is also a great source of Omegas. When we get sick, Vitamin A is lacking and the immune system needs with vitamin to be able to fight off bacteria. We do also use this daily in our home to strengthen our immune systems prior to sickness onset. One teaspoon, twice per day is the recommended adult dosage.
Metagenics is the brand we use and love here in our home. This is a product we get specifically from our healthcare individual. You may need to do some research to find out where to find this product available for purchase. Follow recommended dosage on the bottle. Typically, we take extra D3 during times of sickness, thus utilizing this product. Our daily supplements do also contain some D3. Where I live, in the Mid West, I definitely do not get enough sunshine. Vitamin D3 is crucial for healthy immune system functioning.
*Definitely consult with your healthcare professional prior to following any of my recommendations. This is solely just to share with you what works well to heal our family with natural products.
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