I'm only 30 years old, but I've already lived through enough years of sickness to know how important it is to find a way to help our bodies do the job they were designed to do: keep us healthy, fuel our lives with energy, and heal us when we are sick.
I have a long history as a sickly human, starting around the third grade, when I developed allergies and exercise induced asthma. Before then I was a spunky little tomboy who loved to play outdoors, but my growing health issues lead to inactivity and weight gain. I'll never forget the day my gym teacher told me that my asthma was all in my head. From that moment on I have been a skeptic of "adults" and "health authorities" and their supposed knowledge of how my own body works. Truly the only way to know what works for your health is to experience the change yourself.
By the time I headed to college, I had begun to wonder why eating and living like everyone else made me fat, exhausted, and sick. My freshman year I spent more time sick than well, and I relied on the crutches of asthma and allergy medicine to get me through each day. After a terrible case of tonsillitis that knocked me down for a whole week, I decided I was sick of being sick and needed to find another way to improve my health, a way that the doctors seemed unable to provide me.
Through that piece of my journey I discovered that my poor digestion was a huge part of my problem, and I started taking probiotics way before most people had heard of them. I started eating organic and cutting out sugar and un-sprouted grains. And then suddenly I felt way better! I had more energy, I looked healthier, and I stopped taking my allergy medicine all together.
I wish that was the end of the story. But as we have all discovered, life gets much more REAL after college. I hit the job market just weeks before the financial crash. I struggled to find a decent job, and I certainly couldn't afford the healthy alternatives I was used to consuming.
One year and lots of cheap pasta later, I was heavier and sicker and stressed out by a job I HATED. By the time I was making enough money to afford better food, I had already been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. This diagnosis explained so much about my fatigue, sporadic weight gain, aching joints and restless sleep. But it also meant taking meds. I hated the medicine and kept having to take higher doses to get the results I needed to live a MEDIOCRE life. My healthy eating wasn't enough at this point. My body was far too sick to heal on its own.
After trying an unconventional treatment (recommended by my doctor) that made my heart race and gave me panic attacks, I realized that I needed to seek advice from people who had been where I was, and who had found a natural way back to wellness.
Through a Facebook group for creative entrepreneurs, I met a lovely lady who had experience using essential oils and could help me understand how they support your natural body functions. They also go straight into your blood stream, when applied topically, so you don't need a good digestive system in order to reap the benefits. This was huge for me!
I began a daily regimen with my brand new Young Living Essential Oils, and I started to notice a difference! I hadn't been super impressed with the oils I had tried in the past, but I quickly realized that the oils I'd been using were poorly produced and full of chemicals and fillers. Young Living Essential Oils are 100% therapeutic grade, with their purity protected from seed to seal! (to learn more about this, watch this excellent video.)
Flash forward a couple months to January 2017, when I realized my body no longer needed meds. It could do the job of healing and producing thyroid hormone all on its own! I have more energy now than I have since college, and my wellness increases day by day!
It's important for you to understand that essential oils aren't magic, and they don't cure disease. The pure, therapeutic grade oils by Young Living support your body and allow it to function at its highest potential. Your body is your greatest asset, but it needs your support to do the hard job of keeping you healthy in this modern, chemical-laden world.
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All the Best,