was reading about emergency supplies. This is something that
interests me. Here is part of the list of things one needs for
to have on hand:
or paper medical tape 1-2 inch wide
x 4 gauze; it can be folded over when the injury is small.
bandages — 3-5 inches wide for the lower and upper extremities
remover to remove foreign bodies
I edited this list a little for my own needs, I had to totally scrap
his list of medications. We use essential oils, which have something
like a twenty year shelf life.
we need for common ailments and emergencies:
treats all viral and bacterial infections.
pain: equal parts copaiba, balsam fir, and frankincense. Place four
drops each into 00 capsule and take every three to five hours as
vetiver, marjoram, lemon, and coriander. Place three drops each
into 00 capsule and take as needed.
aches: cypress and lemongrass. Place three drops each into 00
capsule, add several drops of olive oil, and take as needed.
medications: Peppermint, Wintergreen, or eucalyptus. Smell one or
medications: Apply DiGize® to the
tummy area, or take internally.
medications: frankincense, lavender and carrot work well for skin
conditions. Mix with equal parts of carrier oil, and apply
topically. For sunscreen, add about thirty drops of lavender to
four ounces of sesame oil and apply to skin.
medications: Ha! Use Peace and Calming®,
Grounding®, or Common Sense®
or some other blend that address the specific complaint.
Frankincense is also good for improving one's mood, especially when
coupled with the Word of God!
medications: Common Sense® works. My
favorite blend uses four drops each of ocotea, clove, and bergamot.
now I have the ultimate list of oils to keep with me. I shall build
my supply. These oils keep for years, even decades, unopened, so
stockpiling is not the waste of money that chemical medications could
become. Plus, some of them can be grown locally.
short list of valuable oils:
guys are the ones I use on a regular basis. Other that I that would
be nice to have on hand would be:
is one I should probably have, because it provides emotional
grounding and sleep support. Frankly, I have no problem with my
sleep. I have come to like the cat naps I take instead of the one
long chunk. Insomnia is good for writing. On the other hand,
vetiver is a
vital ingredient in the alternative to acetaminophen.
Jewish penicillin helps, and I force it onto my children. Another thing that
really works are Young Living (R) essential oils. In 1976, I caught
my first case of bronchitis in my first year of college. It was
horrible and I received penicillin for it. Every year thereafter, I
caught a case of bronchitis, and doctors treated it with antibiotics.
Antibiotics give me the runs. By 2005, I was getting bronchitis twice
a year. Sometimes, it escalated into walking pneumonia. Antibiotics
were no longer eliminating the disease after the normal course of ten
days to two weeks. The side effects became worse. I also developed a
continual case of asthma. I suffered from the side effects of the
drugs, but ignoring the disease made it last for months instead of
weeks, and it still took a two week dose of ever stronger antibiotics
with their side effects to stop the horrible chest infection.
In 2009, I
became involved with essential oils. I was at work, but had
accidentally left my inhaler at home. A friend shoved a bottle of
peppermint essential oil at me, so I used it like an inhaler. It
worked as well. I could breathe again. I used it once more that day.
She told me to keep the bottle. Six months later, I threw away my
inhaler, because I no longer needed it. I've had all of one attack
since 2009; peppermint quickly took care of it.
The next time
bronchitis hit, I used a variety of oils on my feet, covered them
with socks, and went to bed with socks in place. I did this every
night for two weeks as if it were the old prescription of
antibiotics. Bronchitis came only once that year. The following year,
bronchitis hit again, but instead of two weeks, it lasted only one.
For the winter of 2014, it didn't come at all. I have not had so
much as a cold since then. Respiratory allergies do not plague me
anymore. I confirm this by regularly checking my vitals. It's
wonderful to be well.
When I broke my
foot last month, pain stopped with the application of essential oils.
I use a "Bone Blend" to speed healing. My diabetes has been
under control without chemical medication. I pursue a low
carbohydrate diet, perform regular exercise, and apply essential
oils. Learn more at www.youngliving.org/mynesdojomom and
My foot has reached a
milestone of freedom. Starting today, it can be out of The Boot for
short periods of time. Also, I can walk more with The Boot. I don't
like the way the foot looks. It reminds me of when Brownhead broke
About a decade ago, we had a
juvenile goat that got her foot stuck in between some metal panels.
Before we could get to her, she broke her leg just above the hoof,
and clearly she was in pain. I called the vet, but he wanted $600 to
fix it. The goat was only worth
about $40, so we left her with the herd. We thought coyote-dogs would
get her, because she was crippled. Instead, the donkey protected her.
The foot healed at an angle, and she learned how to run with a bent
leg. After a few years, the billy made his way to our freezer, and
she took over leading the herd. That hoof had grown to cover the
place where the original break was. The result was an extra wide hoof
on one of her back legs and a funny, lop-sided run.
accident last month crushed the joints between the metatarsals and
the flanges of the three middle toes of my right foot. When I removed
The Boot last night, I saw that those toes have been displaced and now slant to the right, and there is a dimple at the base of the second toe.
The toes don't move at all. I refuse to have surgery. If I can walk,
it will be OK. I never was one for running. The doctor said that I
could ride an exercise bike, and I tested that. It will be OK.
I can believe God to overcome this disablement. My knees finally
healed, so this foot will be my next project. I know from Brownhead's
example that just because it doesn't look pretty doesn't mean it
can't work anyway. It may mean that I have to wear shoes all the
time, but I already have to do that because of fallen arches and
plantar fasciitis. Of course, I'll continue to treat the foot with
oils and take my calcium supplements.
Usually, when current events inflame the masses, I want to add to it. Instead, while I'm having a hefty dose of "I told you so..." and it seems rather inappropriate just now.
Instead, let me tell you about the oils I'm taking. Young Living had been having some trouble harvesting enough of a certain oil to make their blend, Peace and Calming. It has returned to their supply, but some of us keening missed it. I found others that makes everything better: Grounding and Common Sense. Both have ingredients that are good for high blood pressure, but Common Sense is very good for diabetics!
In case you didn't know, some diabetics live in a precarious hormonal soup. When the blood glucose levels go too high, we can feel euphoric as our bodies eat the protein of our insides instead of the vast amounts of sugar flowing through our veins. When blood glucose drops too low, I personally become testy, paranoid, panicked, and have a migraine-like headache. Either extreme causes me to start writing nasty opinion pieces that attack anyone who disagrees with me.
Since I started sniffing Grounding and Common Sense, blood glucose has been closer to normal and emotional swings have been absent. They even brought me back from a doughnut. I'm liking these oils.
33:6 "And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability
of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his
of what? Where does wisdom come from? Who provides strength and
salvation? "Fear" in this verse is the old-fashioned way of
indicating respect. Listen friends, terror comes from our Adversary,
the Devil, (1 Peter 5:8). Isn't our God stronger?
is there evil in the world? Because people allow it. We may be seeing
incidents globally; each battle, however, happens in each
individual's mind. It is the combination of many individual thoughts
that leads to global revolution. Whether it be good or bad depends on
the free will choices of those who stand for the True God. Control
your own thinking by replacing negative thoughts with the promises of
God. The darker this world gets, the brighter God's light will shine.
This morning, I read this article about blogging. It got me thinking again about this blog and how to promote it for fun and profit. I have two passions, and they are health and God's Word. I do write a lot about both. Maybe, someone would be interested in one or both. How do I advertise this?