I am talking “oils” today! I am talking about the one oil blend that is the most antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-infectious of all essential oils.  I am passionate about talking to you about Thieves oil right now because I feel it would be completely selfish of me if I didn’t share with you something that God created and is 100% great for you and your family. This is the BEST way I have found yet, and I have been searching for quite a few years (13 to be exact), to keep my family healthy and out of the doctors office and antibiotic FREE!

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 So what’s wrong with antibiotics anyway???

 (article taken from: http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/antibiotics.htm)

 Beyond  Antibiotics is the title of a  book by two medical doctors, Keith Sehnert, MD and Lendon Smith, MD.These gutsy authors challenge one of the most  sacred cows of conventional medicine, the widespread use of antibiotics.I have found antibiotics are very rarely  needed, and most often they are very harmful.I have drawn information from the book to write this  article.

 Doctors prescribe antibiotics at what can only be  termed an incredible rate.According to  several studies done around the year 2000, obstetricians and gynecologists wrote  2,645,000 antibiotic prescriptions every week.Internists prescribed 1,416,000 per week.This works out to 211,172,000 prescriptions  annually, just for the two specialties!Pediatricians prescribe over $500 million worth of antibiotics annually  just for one condition, ear infections. The intent of this article is not to  suggest that antibiotics should never be used.They can be life-saving.However,  many health authorities are beginning to admit that antibiotics are  overprescribed and toxic, creating many subtle problems that are worse than the  original condition.Let us examine  antibiotics more carefully in light of recent findings.

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 MYTHS  ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS Among the prevalent myths about  antibiotics are the following three:

 Myth #1. Antibiotics are  responsible for the decline in infectious disease.The truth is that antibiotics are helpful for  many infections.However, antibiotics  have not resulted in the elimination of infectious diseases by themselves. In fact, we now have  antibiotic-resistant diseases that are much more difficult to treat as a direct  result of the use of antibiotics such as certain strains of gonorrhea and  tuberculosis, as well as many others that are less well known such as MRSA, a  resistant strain of streptococcus.These  cause many deaths, especially in hospitals. In Beyond Antibiotics, the authors use  graphs to trace the incidence of the major infectious diseases from 1900 to  1973.The diseases include measles,  scarlet fever, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, pneumonia, influenza, whooping  cough, diphtheria and polio. All were in decline for several  decades before the introduction of antibiotics or vaccines.After reviewing the data, researchers John  McKinlay and Sonja McKinlay at Boston University concluded that “.. at most,  3.5% of the total decline in mortality since 1900 could be ascribed to medical  measures introduced for the diseases considered here”.Improved nutrition and improved sanitation  and hygiene were far more important than the ‘wonder drugs’ or vaccines to  reduce these diseases.

Myth 2. Antibiotics are useful  against colds and flu.In truth, antibiotics are only helpful for  bacterial infections.However, many  physicians continue to prescribe them for viral conditions such as colds and  flu.The rationale is to prevent  secondary bacterial infection.This  would be fine, except for myth #3 below, the dangers of antibiotics. Given the dangers of antibiotics, it  is prudent in most cases not to take antibiotics for colds and flus.They can worsen the situation and prolong  recovery.

Myth #3.Antibiotics are harmless.This is the most insidious myth.It leads to overprescribing and blinds  physicians and the public to the dangers of antibiotics, described in the next  section.Meanwhile, safer methods of  avoiding and treating infections are ignored on the premise that the antibiotics  will take care of everything. The Physicians Desk Reference  lists the adverse effects of antibiotics.Anyone who is taking an antibiotic (or any other medication) should read  about the adverse effects.This can help  prevent nasty surprises. The interaction between antibiotics and other medications should also be  noted.In addition to the side effects  and cautions described in books, antibiotics present other problems that are  described below.  

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 PROBLEMS  WITH ANTIBIOTICS The list of problems with  antibiotics is quite long.Some are  common and well known.Others are  subtle, but no less important.I have  divided the adverse effects into nine categories:

1) They contribute to cancer.A  2008 study of 3,000,000 people divided the participants into groups that had  taken no antibiotics for the past two years, those that had taken 2-5  prescriptions and those that had taken six or more prescriptions in the same  time period.Participants were tracked  for six years afterwards.Those who had  taken 2-5 antibiotic prescriptions had a 27% increase in cancers compared to  those who took none.Those who took six  or more prescriptions had a 37% increase in cancers.This was a carefully done study on a large  group of people and published in a very reputable journal (Int J Cancer  08;123:2152-2155).

 Other studies show the same  thing.A National Cancer Institute study in a major  medical journal found that the incidence of breast cancer doubled among women  who took took more than 25 antibiotic prescriptions or took antibiotics for more  than 500 days over 17 years (JAMA  04;291:827-835).

2. Allergic  Reactions.I used to worry every time I prescribed  penicillin when I was a medical intern.It had been explained that rarelya patient would have a fatal allergic reaction to it.I was taught that if I practiced medicine  long enough someone would die in my office after a shot of penicillin. While this is uncommon, other  allergic reactions to antibiotics occur frequently.Not only can the drug cause a reaction, but  most antibiotics contain chemical colors, sugar and other additives that can  trigger a reaction in sensitive individuals.

 3. Destruction Of Beneficial Bowel  Flora.Like pesticides, antibiotics kill good bugs  along with the bad ones.Wide-spectrum  antibiotics are notorious for this.The  human intestine has a somewhat delicate ecology in which certain bugs help  digest food, produce certain vitamins, and maintain a balance of organisms that  prevents harmful bacteria and yeasts from multiplying. Wide-spectrum antibiotics derange  the normal ecology of the intestine.This can cause parasitic infection, vitamin deficiencies, loss of  minerals through diarrhea, inflammation of the gut, malabsorption syndromes and  development of food allergies due to defects in intestinal function.

 4. Development Of Resistant  Species Of Micro-organisms.An article in Science Magazine, August 1992, stated,  “Doctors in hospitals and clinics around the world are losing the battle against  an onslaught of new drug-resistant bacterial infections including staph,  pneumonia, strep, tuberculosis, dysentery and other diseases that are costly and  difficult, if not impossible, to treat”. Bacteria have a certain ability to  mutate.Antibiotics kill bacteria that  are susceptible to their action, but this leaves the field open for mutant  strains to multiply even more.It is a  case of survival of the fittest.The use  of antibiotics actually encourages the development of the mutant, drug-resistant  super-bacteria.

 5. Immune  Suppression.This may sound odd, as the purpose of  antibiotics is presumably to help the immune response.However, evidence indicates that people  treated with antibiotics have more repeat infections than those who are not  treated.This is especially true of  children whose ear infections are treated with antibiotics.Vitamin A and C and the use of simple herbs  such as echinacea and astragalus, for example, are much safer and often equally  effective. In fact,  antibiotics do not aid the immune system.They replace one of its functions.Antibiotics act by inhibiting certain enzymatic processes of bacteria,  and by changing mineral balances.Normal  cells, however, are also affected.This  may be one reason why antibiotics weaken the immune response.Other toxic effects of antibiotics, such as  the effect upon the normal bowel flora, may also be a cause. AIDS research indicates that a risk  factor for AIDS is an impaired immune response.This can be due to a history of repeated antibiotic use.Perhaps it is no accident the same group with  the highest incidence of AIDS, male homosexuals as of 2009,is also a group that uses more antibiotics  than other groups in America.

 The link between antibiotic use and  increased cancer rates can also be explained this way.This topic is discussed in the paragraphs  above under #1.

 6. Overgrowth of Candida Albicans  And Other More Dangerous Intestinal Infections.Normally, candida albicans, a common yeast,  lives peacefully in our intestines and elsewhere, in harmony with other flora  that keep the yeast in check.Take an  antibiotic and all of this changes.By  suppressing the normal flora, candida takes over and problems begin.In its mild form the result is diarrhea or a  yeast infection. Far more serious is the growing  problem of chronic muco-cutaneous yeast infection.This is described in books such as The Yeast Connection and The Yeast Syndrome.It is a major iatrogenic illness today, and a  very debilitating and potentially fatal condition.One of the prime risk factors for chronic  candida infection is repeated antibiotic use. Even more dangerous is that  antibiotic use opens the intestines to infection by other species of pathogenic  or disease-causing bugs, parasites, yeasts and other types of organisms ranging  from amebas to far more toxic ones that can cause all types of systemic damage,  as well as damage to the intestinal lining and related areas.

 7. Chronic Fatigue  Syndrome.This is another ‘new’ health plague.It is associated with chronic viral illness  and a weakened immune system.While its  exact origins are not clear, one of the major risk factors for chronic fatigue  syndrome is – you guessed it – repeated antibiotic use.

 8. Nutrient Loss And Resulting  Deficiency States.Nutrient loss from antibiotics is due in part  to diarrhea, which causes a loss of essential minerals.Destruction of friendly bacteria in the  intestines can also impair the synthesis of certain vitamins in the  intestines.While not a major cause of  malnutrition, antibiotic usage may be another factor contributing to poor  nutrition and thus a weakened body chemistry.

 9. Treating Effects, Not  Causes.Antibiotics only address the end-stage result  of a weakened body chemistry – bacterial invasion.The bacteria may only be there to “mop up”  the biological debris that are present because the body is too weak to eliminate  the poisons. Fever is one way the body burns up toxic  substances.Providing it does not get  out of hand, the infectious process can serve a useful purpose.Cutting short the process with antibiotics  aborts the cleansing function of a fever and impairs long-term health. Not true, you might say.However, I believe it is true in some cases  because on tissue mineral tests, there are clear indicators of increased  susceptibility to infections.The  indicators are: 1) a low energy level, 2) a low sodium/potassium ratio, 3) toxic  levels of mercury, copper, or cadmium, and 4) low zinc. In hundreds of cases, when these  imbalances are corrected, the tendency for infections decreases  drastically.In other words, healthy  people do not get as many infections.Infections do not strike randomly.There is a logic to infections, and the underlying causes can be  addressed. This line of reasoning traces back  to the famous debate between Pasteur and Beauchamp.Dr. Pasteur insisted that germs are the cause  of disease.His colleague, Beauchamp,  insisted that the health of the host was more important than the germs. On his death bed, Pasteur was said  to have declared that Beauchamp was correct – “the host is everything, the germs  are nothing”.Orthodox medicine,  however, embraced Pasteur’s view, and ignored Beauchamp.It is time to focus more on the person, and  less on the germs.

 10. High Cost.While  the cost of a single antibiotic prescription may not be extremely high, newer  ones are somewhat costly.The costs are  high when the side effects are considered, along with the sheer numbers of  prescriptions that are written around the world each day , month and  year. Millions of doctor  visits and prescriptions for antibiotics add up to a major expense.While penicillin is not expensive, other  newer antibiotics are quite costly. These newer antibiotics are used  more frequently today due to the presence of penicillin-resistant strains of  bacteria.We must also include in the  cost of antibiotics the cost of allergic reactions, candida albicans infections,  repeat infections, development of resistant organisms and immune  suppression. The cost is justified if life is at  stake.However, if less toxic and less  costly alternatives can be used, shouldn’t these be tried first?Bringing health care costs under control is  not just a matter of eliminating waste and inefficiency.We need methods of healing that build up the  health of the people, not tear it down.

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  Let’s consider the cost of a natural aternative to Antibiotics?

 So – how does Thieves oil fit into a “financially concerned” household?

 Well, my cost for a 250 drop bottle is $33.75 (well, less if you count in the awesome freebies and discounts offered to distributors each month).  And when someone gets sick, we don’t go through a whole bottle.  Not even a 1/2 of bottle, so far. It’s a whole lot cheaper than the gas (whoa – $4 per gallon?!) and copay and maybe an antibiotic on top of it.  We NEVER leave the doctors office without some sort of perscription. On top of all of that, I can’t even remember how many times I have taken my little guys to see the doctor and they end up getting some other bug or virus they picked up there along with the one they already had!

 This is a great way to get started on your healthy journey. Contact me if you have any questions, I would be so happy to help out!

 Right now you can get Thieves oil for $33.75 (retails for $44.41) until this Saturday (4/20). 🙂

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 Have an AWESOME and healthy Monday, friends!

 Kim

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4 thoughts on “Sick of being sick? There is a better way…

  1. You want to make sure GMO’s are not lurking in your medicine cabinet, which is all but impossible, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, are just two different names for palmitate coconut super GMO’s with an additional 300 other names…healthy and smart nearly impossible to do these days no matter how we try to avoid it. Thank you so much.

    1. yes! Thank you so much for that information. There are so many things out there that can distroy our immune system and make us sick. The air itself is not as it use to be or the way God intended it. I beleieve God has given us essential oils, among other things, including His healing power through prayer, to combat these elements and help our bodies to resist sickness and disease. 🙂 Have a blessed day! 🙂

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