welcome to August! After almost two months overseas I’m back in Australia enjoying some quiet time and also busy catching up with things online. I’ve also found myself contemplating and researching health issues like auto immune diseases, inflammations, gut health… what the causes are and how we can effectively improve our health to prevent and overcome these diseases.
I wasn’t sure how to tackle all of this in a newsletter. And then I came across a great Presentation on Immune Support which covers a lot of those issues in an easy to understand format whilst offering simple and effective solutions. So let’s have a look at that:
Our Immune System is one of the most important body systems as it protects us from outside threats like bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Point one – exercise regularly – is pretty self explanatory. But how do you manage stress levels? And did you know that stress limits the health of your immune system? Here are some oils and how to use them:
Adequate sleep is so important for our overall health and the immune system. Our bodies need prolonged periods of deep restful sleep to function properly. Here are some oils that can assist:
And then there’s adequate nutrition. What does that actually mean? Making sure that our body receives all the nutrition that it needs to function optimally. Unfortunately we don’t receive all of that through the food we buy and consume anymore. And I am not going into all the detail here now but I’d like to encourage you to watch a video that we made on the Lifelong Vitality supplements
Another subject that I feel passionate about and that directly influences our immune function is gut health. So many people these days suffer from inflammation in their digestive system. Without going into the many causes for these inflammations let’s have a look at improving our gut health and laying a foundation for improved overall health and immune function:
And last but not least we can use certain doTerra single essential oils to boost our immune system like Cassia, Cinnamon, Lime, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Oregano, Roman Chamomile, Tangerine, Thyme, Vetiver and Wild Orange. They all help to maintain and support the immune system when taken internally. Simply add a couple of drops to a glass of water or other beverages or take in a veggie cap. Please refer to this safety information when taking oils internally. Plus doTerra’s proprietary Protective Blend OnGuard:
For more in depth information on all the above please have a look at the Immune Support Presentation
Let’s explore some of the single oils mentioned above that support and maintain healthy immune function:In emotional aromatherapy Cinnamon is the Oil of Sexual Harmony: Cinnamon supports the reproductive system and helps heal sexual issues. It assists individuals in accepting their body and embracing their physical attractiveness. Cinnamon dispels fear of rejection and nurtures healthy sexuality. ~ excerpt from ‘Emotions & Essential Oils’ book
In emotional aromatherapy Chamomile is the Oil of Spiritual Purpose: Chamomile supports an individual in discovering and living their true life purpose. Regardless of what they do for a living, Chamomile helps them find purpose and meaning in their lives. As individuals live from the center of their beings, they find a power and a purpose that is indescribable. ~ excerpt from ‘Emotions & Essential Oils’ book
In emotional aromatherapy Tangerine is the Oil of Cheer & Creativity: Tangerine’s strong qualities of cheer and joyfulness can lift the darkest of moods. It can assist those who feel cut off from the lightness of heart often manifested by children. It encourages a person to be creative and spontaneous. Tangerine teaches the individual to enjoy life by being more abundantly creative and to re-experience the joy and cheerfulness they knew in childhood. ~ excerpt from ‘Emotions & Essential Oils’ book
Tangerine essential oil is now available for sale through the doTerra US warehouse.
Other oils that are beneficial for immune support like Lime, Marjoram, Thyme, Wild Orange and OnGuard have been featured in previous newsletters. And videos of Melaleuca, Oregano and OnGuard are available on our YouTube channel
In Australia this month we have 10% off one of my favourite blends – InTune the focus blend. It has helped me so much to stay focused on work whereas before I would have been distracted by anything happening around me or even thoughts in my head. These days I find it very easy to focus on the work at hand, even when it means sitting here for a whole day to pull together all the information for this newsletter. Thank you InTune 💜
And Lime – one of the oils beneficial to our immune system – is the oil of the month. You can read up on it in the March Newsletter
The other great promotion this month for anyone who hasn’t got a doTerra account yet is that they can qualify for a free pack of Lifelong Vitality worth $153 retail. This is a great offer and some of my friends have already taken advantage of it.
Please make sure to contact me if you want help to access any of these promotions.