My Personal Testimony:
I live in New York and every year in October when the weather changes I get a soar throat. Then it turns into a sinus infection that eventually becomes a horrible upper respiratory infection. Sometimes it would even turn into bronchitis and I would have a chronic cough that would linger for months. In the past, I would rush to the doctor to get some strong antibiotics as soon as possible. Even then I could go through 3 rounds before I was rid of it for good. I remember one year having the worst cough from Halloween until Christmas.
This year I felt the start of my annual sickness lurking the day before I had to fly, and you really don’t want to fly with a sinus infection! Things are different this year; I am using natural medicine. I have been using Young Living Essential Oils since February and they have changed my life. So, here I am in October for the first time armed with oils! There is literally an oil or product for everything. I called my friend Jihan Thomas who has used the products for 10 years for advice. She told me what to do, and the results were so amazing that I had to share them with all of you!
To eliminate an upper respiratory infection naturally, I took 2 capsules of Inner Defense and 4 capsules of Super C every 4 hours. This alone was the recommendation of my friend; however, I was so desperate to be healthy because I was traveling that I added to her regimen. I applied RC to my chest and face over my sinuses every 2-3 hours. I also made myself a handy roll-on using the raindrop oils that I applied to my spine and feet when I woke up and before bed. I drank 2 ounces of Ninxia Red when I woke up. During lunch I applied Thieves to my feet for kicks because I was just desperate to get better! At night I also took one capsule of Longevity and Immu Pro. I only did this for 3 days and I was feeling great by day three! Day 4 I did have a headache but that was the day I got on the plane to fly home. I am sure flying made things worse. Even though I still had a bit of a cough, headache and lost my voice a bit I knew I didn’t need an antibiotic. The feeling that my body was healing was amazing. What usually took 3 months to kick was actually healed in 3 days!
I love that I did not have to take antibiotics and that these products gave my body the nutrients that it needed to boost my immune system so my body could heal itself!
Here are some other things you should do to help your body during times of illness:
- drink a lot of water
- stay away from sugar and caffeine
- eat more organic fruits and vegetables
- rest and get enough sleep (this is essential)
For sinus suffers a saline spray is also a good idea. Here is the recipe from Dr. Mark Goldstein an Ear Nose & Throat Specialist:
Buffered Hypertonic Saline Solution:
Ingredients: one quart of distilled water, Kosher Cooking Salt (NOT table or any iodized salt) and you will need a Nasal Spray Bottle (empty any nasal spray bottle and rinse thoroughly).
Adults: Mix two to three (2-3) heaping teaspoons of salt with one regular teaspoon of baking soda into the quart of water.
Children: Mix one to one and a half (1-1 1/2) heaping teaspoons of salt with one regular teaspoon of bakin g soda into the quart of water.
Instructions: Two sprays each nostril three times daily. Remake the solution every two weeks (please note: a lot of the solution will be discarded) Adjust the concentration of the saline so that it does not irritate the lining of the nose.
This experience was so eye-opening to me, because I was able to treat myself entirely naturally for the first time. I am thoroughly in love with Young Living Products. Now, I can not stress this enough. If you need to go to the doctor, please do so; I am not a doctor. I am just sharing what you can do at the onset of an illness to prevent it from developing. I am truly amazed that I was able to enjoy my trip and fly home without worrying about being sick! If you want to read my friends blog about how she used the oils to prevent getting my cold while we were sharing the same hotel room read this!
I also have to share a video that my friend Chelsa Bruno made about how she stops a cough and cold with Thieves, Dorado Azul, RC and Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil.
If you use Young Living Essential Oil Products, I would love to hear your testimonials and what you do when you feel like your getting sick. Please post in the comments below! I am really looking forward to reading your testimonials!
If you are curious about learning more about Young Living Essential Oil products you can contact me.