By: Adelle Collins/BRN Fitness
If you ask your health care professional their thoughts on the use of essential oils in place of drugs they may tell you that you are crazy or that you can try but you will probably experience some nasty side effects. This is because medical students are repeatedly told by their professors that for medicines to be effective they must have negative side effects. When medical professors say this they are being honest, because within the practice of allopathy the only “real” medicines are physician prescribed pharmaceuticals. In addition to this honesty, according to Dr. Mercolla, “37,485 people died from drugs, a rate fueled by overdoses on prescription pain and anxiety medications, versus 36,284 from traffic accidents, and these drug-induced fatalities are not being driven by illegal street drugs.” Clearly something must change.
Fortunately there are other options that are beneficial not only for curing purposes, but also for preventative purposes. The option that myself and many others have had great experience with is the use of essential oils. Drugs and oils are complete opposites of one another, which is great news for our bodies! While drugs may give us quick relief for some uncomfortable symptoms, they always disrupt other bodily functions. Oil molecules on the other hand bring our body back to its natural functioning. According to Dr. David Stewart, Ph.D., drugs unbalance our bodies by sending misinformation to our cells, while oils delete this misinformation and reprogram our cells with correct information so that they can function properly again. Think of it this way, drugs feed our bodies with lies, while oils feed our bodies with truth.
For those of you who are not quite acquainted with the world of essential oils here are some of the most useful oils. I hope you enjoy!
- Lavender (my absolute favorite):
- Can be used topically to rid of skin rashes, bug bites, and acne.
- Can be used for medicinal, home care, or therapeutic uses.
- Tea Tree:
- Can be used topically to treat acne, bug bites, athlete’s foot, eczema, cold sores, dandruff, head lice, the list goes on.
- Can even be used as a disinfectant spray for around the house by adding a teaspoon of tea tree oil to the water in your spray bottle.
- Is magical when it comes to ridding of a stomachache or headache. Either massage the oil onto your abdomen (for a stomachache) or your temples (for a headache), or add a drop of it into your drinking water.
- Can also be used around the house to eliminate odors, again by adding a teaspoon of the oil to the water in your spray bottle.
- Is great to use around the house or in the body, because it is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, and it has antiseptic properties.
- Can be used to aid with athlete’s foot, arthritis pain, sprains, fungal infections, tendonitis, cysts, and more.
- Undiluted this oil can cause irritation, so be sure to only use it diluted.