All Hail the AMA

Today’s article comes to us courtesy of a reader who took such great exception to my article from yesterday.  I have never taken this type of approach previously, however, I feel that it’s important to do so in this case so that there be no disillusion as to what this year has in store with Preparedness Pro. The post yesterday was as follows, with an anonymous name and non-working e-mail address (kind of funny when you think about that aspect actually because anonymity is the ideal characteristic of someone who’s attempting to do something in secret, don’t ya think?)

Finally, Some Medical Help That NEVER Lets Me Down!

I have been studying and using (intermittently) essential oils for over a decade.  My problem was though that I never found a brand/line that performed perfectly and consistently. Essential oils are not intended to be a “cure all” but I firmly believe that the body itself is a cure all if given the proper tools AND enough time. And my ten+ years of study showed me that essential oils SHOULD be an ideal tool to help the body, but I kept getting met with disappointment. Why? Well, in part because the governmental initials have once again done for us what was in the best interest of Big Business, not our bodies. They permit any essential oil that comes from the U.S. companies to be labeled as “pure” if there is only 2% of pure essential oils inside–and by the way, that’s ANY essential oil inside.

Time for a Paradigm Shift on Medical Independence Part I

Medical Independence!

In over 100 years of “research” on “curing cancer”, and after spending an average of $50 billion a year for the last 10 years on this research, the only FDA approved methods we have for battling cancer is surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy—two of those solutions are actually carcinogenic.  Even worse, there are a litany of scientific studies published which conclude that chemo and radiation do very little to prolong life, let alone a quality life.

Over 75 years, and a research budget of over 5 billion dollars a year for the last 5 years, and we still don’t have a full understanding and successful treatment of diabetes.  People are dying every minute in this nation from “symptoms” of diabetes.

Essential Oils 101

Essential oils are heavenly in a warm bath

So, what is all of this stuff  and hooey about essential oils? Are they just another quack medicine? Do they really serve any real purpose? How in the world do you decide which fluffy named oil to purchase? Do I choose the one named “My Life” or “Love Life”? How do you use it?  What are the side effects?  Can you overdose on it? Will it stain my clothes? Can I use them on my cat named Fluffy who’s stresses out every time I leave the house? Is it addictive? (more…)

Essential Oil Caution Basics

While I usually love talking about the merits of these invaluable additions to my medical preparedness, I feel that it’s also important to point out some dangers and cautions as well.

essential oilFor starters, let’s be clear that you really need to listen to your body when it comes to using an essential oil.  Some essential oils act completely different on a person who is pregnant or who struggles with epilepsy than they do on others who aren’t in the same position.  For example, in pregnant women, ylang ylang could cause blood pressure to drop. It’s not one that I would put on my “no no when pregnant list” but it should definitely be viewed with caution.