Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Balancing Health According To Yin and Yang

Friends,

I am so fascinated with the Oriental flowing system of Yin and Yang (expanding and contracting).

I love the story of the blind men deciphering an elephant.  Each man touched a part of the elephant, and therefore could not see the whole picture.

Similarly, when you look at the light split into many visible colors, you realize, it's not just white. 

If just one of the lights in the decorative lights garland does not work, the whole garland will not light up.     

Therefore, every situation and condition needs to be addressed from many angles and relationships.

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”  coined Aristotle. 









Stay well!

Love,

 Always,

  Eugeniya 



 Health Essentials LLC.

 www.AromatherapyCare4U.com


To apply the Yin and Yang principles, for example,  we would address internal organs in couples.

Yang                Yin
 organs             organs
-----------        ------------------------

Lungs      -->  Large intestine
Heart       -->  Small intestine
Kidneys   -->  [urinary] bladder
Spleen      -->  Gall bladder


Circulatory system

Blood - red, active  (yang)
Lymph - clear, slowly gathering used body fluid from periphery, and taking back to the heart (yin)

Our body

Front of our body (digestion and respiratory), solids, liquid and air - yang, warm, downward
Back                       (vibrations, nervous system) - yin, cool, upward


A good example of applying the yin / yang principle would be taking care of mold.  Mold grows in humid (yin) condition.  To get rid of it, you need to change the environment to dry (yang).

I always understood this, as it makes a lot of sense. 

This concepts applies to the Candida overgrowth (sinusitis, yeast infection, pneumonia, etc.)   For example, for sinusitis, directly inhaling therapeutic grade essential oils instead of breathing in steam (humidity)  would be supportive of the dry environment.

Importance of our mouth - the pivot of the body functioning.

Circulatory, digestive and nervous systems all gather at the mouth.  By talking (or not), we exercise our conciseness and freedom. 

Triple Heater
Complaining of low energy?  Looking for a pill, lol?
No - you need to fix your prized apparatus.

In Oriental Medicine, Triple Heater is a system of organs transforming and regulating energy and water movement inside us.   It includes respiratory, digestive and excretory systems, all connected by the skin (our largest organ).   Emotionally, it corresponds to our feelings of sympathy and  mental state.

Why is it called triple? It corresponds to 3 parts of our body, or in other words - the whole thing! 
It is interesting to compare the Triple Heater to a Vermont Dr.Jarvis's concept of the digestion as compared to an elevator moving down - the energy of the food being transformed (or the heat in the body moving down).

There is an interesting relationship between the kidneys and skin, for example.  Both excrete a liquid.  Interesting enough is that when both the kidneys and the skin are overloaded with toxins, a person easily gets skin problems.  Therefore, a logical solution here is to cleanse the kidneys, not the symptom skin condition.

Balancing


Instinctively, we are constantly trying to balance ourselves - with the foods we eat, our life styles, emotions, nutrition, weather, etc.,  IF WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO OURSELVES.  
Medications and surgeries are not balancing.  


WE CAN EITHER CREATE OR DESTROY OURSELVES

Too much of one kind of food not only harms its associated organ, but also weakens the organ it controls in the "Destruction" cycle.  Thus:
Too much salt in food endangers the heart, and the pulse hardens, sours make their appearance and the complexion changes.  
Too much bitter food endanger the lungs, and the skin becomes withered and the body hair falls out.
Too much pungent flavor in food endangers the liver, and the muscles become knotty and the finger and toe nails wither and decay.
Too much sour flavor in food endangers the spleen and stomach, and the flesh hardens and wrinkles and the skin become slack.
Too much sweet flavor in food endangers the kidney, and the bones ache and the hair on the head falls out.

We can balance a flavor by a controlling  flavor.
For example, I noticed that people from the warm climate add salt to their sweet fruit.  Similarly, I sometimes eat a lot of dulse

sour flavor - counteracted by the pungent flavor
bitter          -  by salty
sweet          -  by sour
pungent      - by bitter
salty            - by sweet


Healthier emotions create healthier internal organs, healthier organs support healthier thinking.  Our internal and external organs and systems are not independent of each other.  For example, your hair is a record of your health.

When we eat plants, cereals and vegetables, "plants become blood and then flesh.
When we eat meat, the process is reversed, the flesh becomes blood", as we decompose meat, burn dead matter


When we eat plants, cereals and vegetables, "plants become blood and then flesh.
When we eat meat, the process is reversed, the flesh becomes blood", as we decompose meat, burn dead matter. " This process is too fast", compared to assimilation if plant food.
This is why people who eat a lot of meat have high fever - your body's reaction to burn toxins.
From Healing ourselves by Naboru Muramoto


What does it mean in terms of using essential oils?

All essential oils have properties of being hot (yang) or cold (yin), heavy or light, and are  balanced by many constituents, and properties.  On top of that, they have energies in the range of our internal organs.  My favorite, at times of balancing, are blends.   But not always.

Some, like Valor and En-R-Gee may be applied to feet, shoulders, and other areas to cover the flow of meridians!  Harmony is another balancing blend.  

Each therapeutic grade essential oil corresponds to a different emotion or a feeling/memory it might evoke. 


Pain anywhere in the body is caused by stagnation ( blockage )



Note:  Even though there are many theories, I put our intuition above all.

Note2.  Emotions, a clean colon, live food, personality, circumstances, constitution, life style, etc. - all of these need to be taken into consideration.  (My loving father always knew about a clean colon and helping others.  My courageous mom encouraged me at the toughest times. - these lessons in life are invaluable!)





Most of the information in this post is from various Oriental medicine books such as Healing Ourselves by Naboru Muramoto and other books.

P.S. I find this post very informative on balancing nutrition:




Monday, December 4, 2017

Recovering After Eating Junk Food

My only defense, LOL, is, I don't do this often. 

I was rushing, and did not bring anything with me but water.  No NingXia Nitro, which is a savior for me, no snack - nada (that's "nothing" in Spanish), zilch...

At the end of my night out in New York city, I was tired, yet, I still had a trip home in front of me.  Maybe, even waiting for an hour at Secaucus train station.  So my creativity got the best of me - I bought chocolate ice cream AND A BAG OF raisin cookies!  AND I ATE THE ICE CREAM AND 4 COOKIES...  (My husband only knows about 1 of each).

The next day, I was not a happy camper - a headache and still remembering eating those cookies, only with a lot of disgust.  

Anyway, I wanted to share with you what helped me get comfortable most effectively.  

YES, THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS.  
WANT TO TAKE A GUESS WHICH AND WHY?

I.   CLEANSE FIRST

As long as you listen to your body, it will forgive you for the Nth time

Most of the day, I drank my raw goat kefir, water with fresh-squeezed lemon and NingXia Nitro and therapeutic grade essential oils, whichever I felt like.

Not to ruin my drink, I took a spoon of my delicious drink with less palatable therapeutic grade essential oils.  DiGize I can handle by itself, easily.  I also like lemon-myrtle, and even am used to tea tree.  Fennel is good too.  And of course, Slique Essence is fine.

I also ate a peace of raw aloe - I just chewed on it - well deserved after the cookies...


I tried my husband's favorite method of putting a hot water bottle under my neck and laying down.

Yes, it was relaxing, but not good enough.

So I started using my brain, and figured out the most effective solution: putting En-R-Gee blend straight on the head where it hurt and at the base of the head and neck, and on the carotid arteries.

THIS IS MY NEW DISCOVERY!

You know how sometimes your head hurts in different places?  That is because your head is screaming at you, letting you know that you poisoned your liver, kidneys, etc. (depending on the pain location).

So instead of using specific therapeutic grade essential oils  for different internal organs on different acu / pressure  points  on my head, I used one blend, En-R-Gee, to support healthy energy flow!  I did not need to wait for relief!  THAT'S THE WAY TO USE THESE PRECIOUS DROPS!

Did you watch the movie Color Purple?  Remember how one of the black women makes a compress on the neck?  Gary Young taught us NAT technique Read specifically this blog.


Could I have put the therapeutic grade essential oils (eo) on other locations?  Yes.  I could have put some on the adrenals and I should have supported the endocrine system by using EndoFlex on the thymus. (I'll do it now, before going to bed, LOL).  I could have applied eo to more acu points, followed meridians releasing and supporting the energy flow, etc.  But I did not.  What I did was effective and easy to do.  So I was content.  Maybe, next time...
How much and how often? - when I needed relief.  So a few times.

I also supported the liver (1 drop of Juva Flex internally, 3 drops on my liver), kidneys (Juniper on kidneys), Myrtle on thyroid.


I needed fresh air and to move - so I went to rake leaves and took Pepper for a fast-pace walk.

Should I have done the enema instead?  YES.  But I did not feel like it...

Finally, by around late afternoon, I was ready to eat.  Too bad, I did not make juice for myself first.


What's in the En-R-Gee?

"The stimulating, spicy-pine fragrance of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper essential oils." 
What a great combo!  Supporting circulation and nerves!




I hope, you do not need to do it, but if you do - remember my experience.

Na Zdorov'e!!!  (To Health!)

Love,
 Always,
  Eugeniya

Health Essentials LLC.
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Improve Your Emotional/Physical Well-being By Practicing Mindful Thinking and Imagery Meditation

Here is my good old post.   

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Improve Your Emotional/Physical Well-being By Practicing Mindful Thinking and Imagery Meditation

Friends,

I have had very good results helping restoration of my body and mind  by using my mind.  It takes time and concentration.  I find, incorporating therapeutic grade essential oils very helpful.

In his book, The emotional life of our brain, Richard Davidson, Ph.D. with Sharon Begley, provides research and meditative exercises you can do.

He calls our brain "plastic", meaning, capable of changing.

"The brain has a property called neuroplasticity, the ability to change its structure and patterns of activity in significant ways not only in childhood..., but also in adulthood and throughout life... as a result of our thoughts".

He applies this concept to depression,  ADD and so on.

"Basically, the idea is to alter your relationship to your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations so that you do not become entangled in an endless, self-reinforcing loop... The idea is to reduce activity in the amygdala and the orbital frontal cortex, which form a circuit that assigns emotional value to thoughts and sensations.  By reducing  this circuit's activity, the brain can start perceiving thoughts, emotions, and sensations less judgmentally and less hysterically, so that we are not hijacked by our internal chatter.  You're still very Self-Aware, but it's not debilitating. 

For more information, follow this link:
https://sites.google.com/site/aromatherapycare4u/standards/standard-1/essential-oils-for-emotions


To my health, and yours!!!

Love, 
 always,
  Eugeniya


Health Essentials LLC.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Taking Care Of Your Teeth

Dear friends,

Every part of our body is connected to our body and emotions.  Many other factors affect us.
Our teeth are not any different.


Think about it - you get angry, you might tighten your jaw muscles, grind your teeth at night.  Lack of live minerals or overconsumption of over-processed foods - all affect our health, teeth not excluded.

Info from https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/picture-of-the-teeth#1


"The teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. Besides being essential for chewing, the teeth play an important role in speech. Parts of the teeth include:

• Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the
tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.
• Dentin: A layer underlying the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance.
• Pulp: The softer, living inner structure of teeth.
Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth.
• Cementum: A layer of connective tissue that binds the roots of the teeth firmly to the gums and jawbone.
• Periodontal ligament: Tissue that helps hold the teeth tightly against the jaw."

You probably heard of the energetic meridians, and every part of our body corresponding to another body part.  With teeth, every tooth corresponds to a vertebrae.  Therefore, when the tooth decays, it indicates that a corresponding organ/meridian could be out of balance.   (from Your body never lies by Michio Kushi)

  • "Incisors correspond to respiratory and circulatory organs and glands
  • Canines - to liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, and stomach
  • Premolars - to upper intestinal region, excretory system
  • Molars - to lower digestive vessel, especially the small and large intestines, the reproductive organs and the glands
BTW,
  • crooked teeth may be due to an abnormal diet, including the intake of excessive meat, poultry, eggs, dairy food and sugar, fruits, and soft drinks, and a lack of grains, beans, and vegetables.
  • easily chipped teeth - indicate an overconsumption of dry flour products and salt, especially when eaten after years of sugar and milk consumption"

When I was a kid, I used to sleep with a candy in my mouth - hence bad gums and teeth.  The dentist recommended my mom to give me sauerkraut - the best advice ever!

In the past, I saved my root canals 3 times.  Going forward, I had no more problems, as long as I took care of my gums.  I simply like to clean under my gums and between my teeth with a rubber tip, and rub some therapeutic grade essential oil of Fennel on my gums after I eat. 

When I go out, I always bring at least Peppermint therapeutic grade essential oil.  If I'm out of everything - I use my saliva, by collecting some around my teeth.

How would I use the essential oils on the kids' gums?  
If they don't like rubbing Fennel eo diluted with coconut oil, which smells like licorice, there are other options.

There are Super C Chewable tablets, which taste good.  Another one, which I have not tried, but I bet, it tastes good too is Immupro Chewable tablets.  I personally, love adding Peppermint right on top of the dark chocolate (no, I don't eat much chocolate), or adding Slique Essence essential oils blend to anything sweet to balance the sugar.  The NingXia Nitro is my favorite drink, and I also like MindWise.  All these products are infused with the therapeutic grade essential oils.  
Their chocolates and other snacks are delicious too, btw.

My favorite food is live raw vegetarian, which is not best for everyone.  However, incorporating live nutrition in one's diet will support their health.

https://sites.google.com/site/aromatherapycare4u/home/posts-on-wholistic-living

Just yesterday, I wanted to defy the simple logic, and stuffed myself with dried fruit.  In fact, I was not careful for a few days.  So the result - pain.  That's the only thing that gets my brain, lol.  So I used a few essential oils last night (Sacred Frankincense, Myrrh, Tea tree, Melrose, and Deep Relief, then had my cabbage rejuvelac in the morning.  No more careless eating...  I've been also without my sauer/veggiekraut for a few weeks now!  Even my dog needs some now too.  

I love my kefir.  So for breakfast, I had sprouted wheat berries with soaked nuts, cucumber, zucchini, and greens.  Only wild onion grass as far as a wild food.  I did add my thyme and oregano leaves, scallion and a hot red pepper.  All deliciousness in my raw goat kefir  

So, I was off the wagon, and now, I'm back on... 



My teeth/gums are fine again - I really love using the Deep Relief roll on.  I might use it for a while, to see if one of my teeth changes its color.

To my health, and yours!!!

Love, 

 always,

  Eugeniya




Health Essentials LLC.
AromatherapyCare4U.com



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gastroparesis Or Digestion Problems And Support

Post is in progress - not finished

What is a Gastroparesis

From Mayo clinic (some info):

"Gastroparesis is a condition that affects the normal spontaneous movement of the muscles (motility) in your stomach. Ordinarily, strong muscular contractions propel food through your digestive tract. But if you have gastroparesis, your stomach's motility is slowed down or doesn't work at all, preventing your stomach from emptying properly.

Certain medications, such as opioid pain relievers, some antidepressants, and high blood pressure and allergy medications, can lead to slow gastric emptying and cause similar symptoms. For people who already have gastroparesis, these medications may make their condition worse

Some Symptoms

Changes in blood sugar levels
A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites

Gastroparesis is believed to be caused by damage to a nerve that controls the stomach muscles (vagus nerve).

The vagus nerve helps manage the complex processes in your digestive tract, including signaling the muscles in your stomach to contract and push food into the small intestine.

Undigested food that hardens and remains in your stomach. Undigested food in your stomach can harden into a solid mass called a bezoar. Bezoars can cause nausea and vomiting and may be life-threatening if they prevent food from passing into your small intestine.  "


Supporting Digestion

This is what someone, who is determined to get her health back, achieved after many many years of suffering - a normal stool, added energy, self-esteem and happiness. 

Finally!  There is still more work and energy needed.  But she is determined! 

Who else will do it for her, so she can enjoy her life with her little grandchildren, children and friends?!
  • Started from basics - enemas and suppositories with therapeutic grade essential oils to cleanse and support the colon
  • Used Myrrh to sooth the inflamed tissues; milk and honey 
  • Juicing to provide so much needed nutrition for her mind, soul and body
  • Easy to digest quality food including soaked flax seeds and home-made probiotics.  Raw goat milk with honey felt really good
  • Using therapeutic grade essential oils to support her digestion and digestion muscles, spinal alignment and muscles support
  • Vagus nerve support with therapeutic grade essential oils
  • The whole spine and posture need to be addressed too
Note: She does not have all the essential oils needed, and is using what she has (the quality matters).  Would it be good to get more - yes, little by little.

She started rubbing eo on the neck, vagus nerve (2 hands long, starting from the middle under back of your head). Turtle exercises daily. But we need to know about the rest of the spine. You need to support your stomach muscles (exercises), and kegels. -

, you experienced that a lot just recently, when you got constipated. This is why DiGize is so instrumental until your stomach works like a clock. As well as Fennel seeds (eo)

Friday, October 13, 2017

How Can We Stay Well?

Friends, 
Have you ever wondered why you get a problem in a particular place in your body and not somewhere else?  Or why it happened to you in the first place?

Yes, it could have been an accident, but do you really think it was not related to anything, just happened from out of the blue?  

Energy flow

You already know that everything in the body is connected: lymph circulating almost everywhere, internal organs doing their job, glands directing the show, and so on.  

However, there is much more to it.  For one, our organs react to our emotions, and our emotions are sometimes trigerred by the condition of our organs. 

Our heart, for example, is not operating in a vacuum - it's pulsating, and sending the energy, maybe, in concentric circles. (chacras?)   Like, if  you were to throw a stone in the water, there would be circles going outward from where the stone fell. 

But our heart is not a stone, and continues to send the energy!



You also know that our internal organs react to our emotions. 

Simple example - our heart might hurt when we sense that someone we care about gets hurt or worse.  So then, we might want to numb (or block) that emotion, which in turn might force our heart not to function as well,  and thereby not to send the energy out as well.  And for years, if you never let it go! 

(It happened to me more times than I am aware of, probably.  On one occasion, I felt that in my heart and my shoulders, after my mom died.  My heart was starting to heart, I had frozen shoulders and even dislocated shoulder blade.  To get better, I had to make myself walk vigorously.  And it took me 3 years to start smiling again and get my shoulders back in balance .  Plus many years to change my outlook on life). 

Btw, the opposite it true too - we get better when we experience good emotions.  For instance, we might feel re-energized knowing that someone cares about us.

According to the wholistic approach on life, practiced in many parts of the world for centuries, there is energy flowing inside our body (top to bottom, bottom to top, horizontally, etc.) and outside our body, as well as the energies from the outside forces effecting us (like the moon and the sun effecting us, just like they effect plants, people's thoughts, etc. ) 

In fact, there is energy everywhere!

So when you don't feel well, what do you think is happening?  

Do you think, you might need to improve the energy and circulation to a specific place in your body, and go even deeper and support your mind, all the organs, and start living in balance with Nature?





Be well, be happy, and laugh!
Enjoy the precious gift of life!




With love,
 Eugeniya



 Health Essentials LLC.

 AromaTherapyCare4U.com




Friday, September 15, 2017

Poison Ivy Reaction Be Gone In 1 Day




My dear friends,

I know, you are anxious to hear what I used, as you might be in as much discomfort as I was.

OK.  What helped me the most were JuvaFlex, liver supporting blend, and Deep Relief blend, which has many therapeutic grade essential oils supporting a healthy cell function.    Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™  was very instrumental for skin support.

While reading my post, keep in mind, that we are all different, chemically and spiritually, so 

  1. I try to listen to your intuition
  2. Approach every situation as a whole - provide emotional and all the organs/systems cleanse and nutritional support; your body's location of the rash, etc. might guide you on which organs need support 
  3. Therapeutic grade essential oils never failed me, as they penetrate the cells within seconds and have many balanced constituents
JuvaFlex Ingredients
Sesame seed oil, Foeniculum vulgare† (fennel), Pelargonium graveolens† (geranium), Rosmarinus officinalis† (rosemary), Chamaemelum nobile† (Roman chamomile), Tanacetum annuum† (blue tansy), and Helichrysum italicum† (helichrysum)
† 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Deep Relief Ingredients
Mentha piperita† (Peppermint) oil, Caprylic/ capric triglyceride, Citrus limon† (Lemon) peel oil, Abies balsamea† (Balsam Canada) needle oil, Eugenia caryophyllus† (Clove) bud oil, Copaifera officinalis† (Balsam copaiba) resin, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil, Gaultheria procumbens† (Wintergreen) leaf oil, Helichrysum italicum† flower oil, Vetiveria zizanoides† (Vetiver) root oil, Hyptis suaveolens† (Dorado azul) seed oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil

Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™  Ingredients
Deoinized Water, Glycyeryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Sweet Almond Extract (Prunus Amygdalus), Glycerin, Levulinic Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Stearic Acid, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense), Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum), Sandalwood Extract (Santalum Album), Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Barley Extract (Hordeum Distichon), Sorbic Acid, Shea Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Wolberry (Lycium Barbarum) Seed Oil, Grapeseed Extract, St. John’s Wort Extract, Kelp Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Sodium Phytate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Aloe Vera 200x (Aloe Barbadensis), Sodium Hydroxide, and Citric Acid.
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential

Here is the detailed information on what happened.

While looking for mushrooms, I walked where the poison ivy grew. 

I was wearing long pants, plus, the last time I had a reaction to poison ivy, it was not bad at all.  So when I got home, I DID NOT put my pants in the laundry, but simply threw them on the bench by the bed, on top of my long-sleeve shirt.  These are the pants and the shirt I were the day my rash got bad.

The night before I got my skin reaction, I felt an itch somewhere under my arm.  I didn't give it my attention, as I thought it was just a mosquito bite.  Later on, I saw some red on my leg, but nothing major.  So I took a bath with ACV and went to bed.

However, the next day, it got worse
I noticed pink skin patches spreading all over.  No bubbles or pimples.  Some itchy. I thought, maybe I was getting chickenpox or something else I might have gotten from a school kid.  However, these were not the same symptoms.  My husband thought, it was more like a poison ivy reaction, which it turned into, and a nasty one.

Initially, I thought to treat it as the whole body/ mind, clearing and supporting, especially my liver, lymph and colon. I came back from a vacation a week ago, where I didn't have my probiotics, so I felt, my body needed a good boost.

In the morning,
I felt some fever. Still not knowing what effected me,  I took a warm bath with sea salt, mixed with tea tree and Melrose therapeutic grade essential oils blend (supports healthy lymph), and drank my cabbage rejuvelac.  The bath made me feel better. I drank water with Fennel, lemon myrtle (supports cells and balances thymus), Melrose blend (I think, it was Melrose, as this is a typo in my notes), and Sacred Frankincense therapeutic grade essential oils (to give me a boost). I  put Christmas Spirit therapeutic grade essential oils blend ( it has cinnamon, and warms me up nicely) on the spine reflexes on my feet, and did a little acupressure there.  I felt some pain right in the middle of the spine line! - of course,, my stomach, where the most emotions are.   The back of my legs felt tight too, which was not surprising as I was under a stress,burning a lot of minerals in my body.  

I was trying to read my body, figuring out what organs were effected.  The location of the  pink skin on my body was  revealing where my imbalances were , which I already knew about.

"Ok, rubbed Juva Cleanse on my liver, lavender on my head, lymph nodes and neck. I'm out of here!!!


My conclusion - Candida got the best of me... So eating sauerkraut and using tea tree eo like crazy, plus Myrrh on sensitive parts. Took Slique Essence internally too. I love those bananas way too much..."
My husband's next guest was having too many tomatoes ...

4 hrs later, 
"I just rubbed some coconut oil on - feels good."

Someone suggested for me to use the Touch Me Not plant, which I don't have.  But, good to know.
Someone else suggested getting a shot.  NO WAY!  I can take care of my own body without any interference of unbalanced toxic medications!

My body was not so bad yet.  In fact, I felt pretty good, as I commented to my friends:
"I'm addressing it from within. And at the moment, I feel calm and happier. Nothing itched anymore. I just had a delicious drink of so blend MindWise with raw goat milk.
It's a sunny morning, my Pepper just had her goat milk, and licked my hand.
So I'm going outside, and leaving all this nonsense behind.
Cheerio!"

However, as the day progressed, so did my skin problem.

"Stupid me, completely forgot to put rejuvelac right on the skin!
1/3 of irritation is gone! But some got worse, like real rash.
I didn't take Thieves yet. I want to try to restore the probiotic balance. The time I was away, I didn't have any of my ferments."    



"All right, the little patience I had is gone. 2 caps if longevity and 2 caps if Digest & Cleanse. Who knows what's going on there.
Now it's war! Probiotics and eo!"
I have No Idea what I Got! Will have to purify my blood more. Will go biking with a kid, after taking thieves, 2 caps"


Two hours later, my skin got much worse!  Itching and burning!  I did not bring anything with me, unfortunately, and resorted to using my saliva.  However, I couldn't wait to get home to apply my essential oils, and take them internally.  I realized that the very sweatshirt I was wearing, still had the oil from the poison ivy on it!

" I'm thinking, my sweatshirt has it on.
This is not fun. Just used my saliva. Can't wait to get home and try you know what"



Finally, I got home!  
"Still fighting. But I finally found what works best, and getting immediate relief and results!
Will write a post tomorrow"

I remember thinking to use JuvaFlex liver support blend, but instead, I found JuveCleanse first.  So I just used that on my liver.  

I knew about using the Jewel Weed's juice for the poison ivy, but by the time I did use it, it didn't do much for me.

To summarize, initially, I was taking it easy, waiting for my immune system to do some work.  Meanwhile, by around 4 pm, the redness spread all over - on my stomach, my pubic area, my back, my arms and my chest.  

Earlier in the day, I used my dog's ointment,  Animal Scents Ointment, which has tea tree and many other useful therapeutic grade essential oils for the skin.  However, it was not as effective as the Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™ .  My skin got better right in front of my eyes.  But the itching and burning sensation was still there.  I decided to use JuvaFlex on my liver, my original choice.  It felt so good that I put it on my arms, then my legs - everywhere.  A few spots were still bothering me a little, so I applied Deep Relief on - DONE!  Finally, I found what I knew therapeutic grade essential oils were supposed to do for me - provide the immediate relief.

When my husband got home at night, he applied JuvaFlex
on my back, where it was kind of hard for me to reach.  And we went for a nice walk with Pepper!


The next day...

Very early in the morning:

"I woke up from itching. Not nearly as bad as yesterday, when I wanted to die. This time, my back was red, my hands, and still some on my pubic area and bottom of my legs. My chest and stomach are not red anymire. There is no burning sensation.
I just want to sleep now. That was some fight!"

I applied my JuvaFlex, took a few drops under my tongue, and went back to sleep.

2 hrs later that morning

"Just woke up. The back is not red anymire. My husband says, just one spot is left. His comment this morning: " your hands looked so red like they had red patches" He didn't see my legs when I was biking yesterday. All covered with burning little red dots, maybe pimples, but not filled with a liquid.
The itch is under my right armpit, where it all started 2 days ago. I thought, it was a mosquito bite.
My left eye lid is red and swollen and I have a little bag under.
But I already addressed my kidneys. Put the blend on, and took GLF blend internally


The hands are good. They were red on both sides yesterday"

Translating the above comment, LOL.  I used Juniper therapeutic grade essential oil to support the kidneys, and GLF blend for gallbladder and liver support.   


"One positive - my hair looks good...

Had more lemongrass and lemon. Eating dulse now, and will take Pepper for a nice walk"

What helped the most was the liver blend and Deep Relief. Mostly the liver blend.
My thought process was - my internal organs need support. When it out it topically on my liver, it felt sooo good. There was no red patch there, but towards the stomach - a big red spot. (Stomach!)
I also took and put later in other oil blends to support healthy cells. ..
.Will write a post b4 I forget."

"It's on the soul of my foot now. Its Looking for places it hasn't been to yet..."

It was quite an emotional roller-coaster for me.  So I used my therapeutic grade essential oils to calm myself down.


"Ok. Just relaxing niw, breathing and reading.
My stomach got so tight - scared to eat anything or touch. So I put Valor and Peace and Calming and smelled the Vanilla blend.
Washing the clothes, relaxed now


"Actually, I should also put it [Valor]on the spine, shoulders and my feet, to balance. And luckily, I have my Valerian blend too..."


Later
"It's amazing how I'm just drinking Slique tea, and still not hungry. Feeling Good! No itch. Making sure to stick up on what helped me so fast"

Hours later
"So I'm good, not eating, as I'm not even hungry. Hope to do some major cleansing.
It started itching in 2 small spots. I am not home, but brought the stuff with me. Took 3 drops of liver cleansing blend under the tongue. The itch is gone."


Actually, when I left home later, I brought with me JuvaFlex and Deep Relief with me.  However, I did not notice that  Deep Relief  was kind of empty.
"Actually, I was out of deep relief. Just applied. So good."


"
So all I had today was kefir, yogurt and Slique tea at different times. Drinking freshly made chaga now with goat milk. Need to psych myself for a major cleanse..."


When I wasn't eating, I even wore black clothes,  just felt like it.  Why?
Our body is like our private vessel.  So I was doing some housekeeping in there, without any external interference.  As soon as I was done, I wanted to wear bright colors, like yellow. .

"Had some sauerkraut 

I had to use Trauma Life today to unwind the memory. It was pure hell yesterday..."
Trauma Life is one of my favorite blends I use in very traumatic situations.  I didn't use it while I was going crazy, unfortunately.  I forgot.  So later on, I wanted to "erase" the memory from my body, and to relax my  cells.

"Update. All is good. Had a lot of my probiotics today: cabbage rejuvelac, kefir with and without NingXia Nitro (yum!), Chaga with goat milk. I just listen to what my bidy wants. Then, made green juice >cuces, celery, green lettuce) with my raw goat whey. Finally felt like eating - banana, sunflower and pumpkin seeds soaked, and an orange tomato (yum!)
Feel like avocado, but later, with salad.
Will plant my wheatgrass sprouts, and m8ght eat some with honey later and bee pollen! Pepper too
."

In the afternoon
"Forgot to add that this morning, I had a little, tiny redness below my arm pit, where it started. I thought, it was a mosquito bite. But the following day...
Anyway, all I had to do was put was cabbage rejuvelac"



Summary

It would have been useful to have the correct diagnoses from the beginning, or even to prevent my body from getting a rash in the first place, by being careful with my clothes.  If I had no long pants on, putting a juice of the jewelweed would have protected my skin too.  

However, it is never late to support your whole body functions and emotions.  


Cheerio...
To health!

With love,
 Eugeniya

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