The UK is facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. Since 1996 the number of people (who are also getting younger and younger) diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 1.4 million to 2.9 million – that’s a huge increase in just 17 years. By 2025 it is estimated that 5 million people will have diabetes! Most of these cases will be Type 2 diabetes, brought about by poor lifestyle choices (years of poor diet and lack of exercise), and because of an ageing population and the rapidly rising numbers of overweight and obese people.
The figures are alarming and confirm that diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today. America too faces the same health challenges regarding Type 2 diabetes (24 million people!). If we are to curb this growing health crises and see a reduction in the number of people dying from diabetes and its complications, we need to increase awareness of the risks, encourage lifestyle changes, encourage self-management and improve access to integrated diabetes care services.
It has been recently discovered that diabetes symptoms can be alleviated with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential Oils such as oregano, dill, cinnamon, coriander, ylang ylang, basil and lemongrass can all benefit people with diabetes. Although essential oils can never cure diabetes, they can help reduce some symptoms of the condition.
Spices have always been used in kitchens throughout the world to enhance the flavour of local cuisine. Despite their largely pragmatic uses in the kitchen, however, emerging studies continue to prove that many popular spices are nutritional powerhouses that possess undeniable medicinal value. And if powdered herbs and spices can be described as powerhouses, imagine what essential oils can be described as, as essential oils are more concentrated than a powdered spice.
Herbs and spices that are proven to lower blood sugar levels should hold particular value to us because of their huge health benefits. Four spices in particular, Oregano, Cinnamon, Coriander and Lemongrass, fall into this category, so diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals should definitely consider incorporating more of them it their diets.
Oregano – According to a study in the January 2008 edition of the Journal of Natural Medicine, the glucosides found in oregano can help lower blood sugar. This result reinforces the findings of an earlier 2004 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, which discovered that rats experienced a “significant increase” in blood glucose levels after being fed oregano extracts over an extended period.
Aromatic and flavorful, oregano is an incredibly versatile spice that can be drunk in teas or added to countless hot dishes, including most Italian dishes. Individuals seeking to lower or stabilize their blood sugar levels should have no problems adding more oregano to their diets – just remember to purchase only therapeutic grade oregano essential oil, like the one offered by Young Living, for optimum benefits. Just one drop added to a salad dressing would give huge benefits, or added to a pizza dressing. Continue Reading
We had a wonderful training weekend in London teaching the therapists 2-Day Raindrop and Vitaflex training. Here are some of the images. These students now have lots of work to do before returning for their final assessment and certification in January 2014.
Here is a selection of books and videos pertaining to Raindrop and Vitaflex training. It is not necessary to buy all of these books, however, they do contain interesting research and validation of the techniques. On the table includes such books as The Chemistry of Essential Oils by Dr. David Stewart, which is a fascinating, and very readable, book. At the front of the picture you can see Vibrational Raindrop, which is a raindrop treatment using tuning forks. Next to that is a book called Feelings Buried Alive never Die – a book highly recommended for students undertaking our Emotional Raindrop course.
The next two images show two of the vitaflex movements. We teach 13 Vitaflex movements during the training.
The first one, Vitaflex to the ears, is a fantastic move to enhance hearing and help balance in general. YL oils that can be used with this movement are Purification, Geranium, or Helichrysum (improves certain hearing loss). In the Vitaflex training we use just one oil, but in practice you can use more if you wish. Melrose, for example, fights infection and earache). Never put oils directly into ear canal – oils are always used just on the inside of the ear.
No oil is used on the face or anywhere near the eyes.
For home use, or client aftercare advice, for clients with sinusitis, eucalyptus works really well when applied on each side of the nose. It seems to clear the sinuses almost immediately.
On the 2-day training, Vitaflex is the first day. Three of the Vitaflex moves are incorporated into day two- which is the Raindrop training day.
Please contact us for all Raindrop and Vitaflex training – anywhere in Europe.
Mind, Body, Soul Show – Kempton Park, May, 2014
We are very excited to be exhibiting at the Mind, Body, Soul Show at Kempton Park. The Mind, Body, Soul fair offers a huge variety of exhibitors, live performances and a full programme of talks and workshops without the need of going into central London.
Exhibitors from all around the country will gather to share their experience, wisdom and talents, and we will be demonstrating the Young Living Raindrop & Vitaflex techniques as well as introducing these fantastic essential oils to as many people as possible.
Kempton is easily reached by public transport and even has it’s own train station as well as parking for hundreds of cars.
When : Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May, 2014
Our long awaited visit to Young Living Europe Head Office happened yesterday 8th November, 2013. It was great to see where it all happens and to meet some of the staff. It was a long drive in the rain from south west London to Kimbolton but well worth the effort. We had lunch in the Board Room and had a good look around the warehouse. The warehouse manager went through with us exactly what happens when orders come in, through to when they are sent out – all managed perfectly.
We loved the map of Europe indicating where YL had a presence – as you can see nothing in France – that is probably because the Aromatherapy Laws are pretty difficult to get around in France. But the opportunities are open for everyone throughout Europe and specially Italy and Northern Europe.
We are together this week planning our Raindrop Training Europe program for 2014 – we have penciled in London, Jersey, Helsinki, Madrid, Malaga, and Stockholm. We offer one day workshops in Raindrop and Vitaflex for people wanting to use the Young Living essential oils on family and friends, and also professional training, for therapists wanting to work with clients. All our professional courses are fully insurable.
Here are some pictures of our visit.
Where : Tamisa Golf Hotel, Mijas Golf
When : Sunday 24th November, 2013
Time : 1pm – 6pm
What a great meeting at yesterdays monthly meeting of the Benalmadena Healing Group where I shared my knowledge of essential oils with the group and gave a short demonstration of the Raindrop Technique. There was a great turn out of about 40 members of the group, both English and Spanish, and a lively Q&A session ended the talk and demonstration. I informed the guests of the very effective Morphine Bomb recipe for pain relief, and also the Flu Bomb – for the prevention of flu now we are entering into the winter months.
Flu Bomb – 3 drops of YL Oregano, 3 drops of YL Melaleuca Alternifolia (T-Tree) and 3 drops of YL Lemon dropped into a capsule and taken every 4 hours. (Note: never take any essential oils internally, with the exception of Young Living – as these are medicinal/therapeutic grade essential oils).
Did you know that essential oils labelled ‘organic’, by law, only need to be 40% organic!! As we all know from the horse meat story earlier in the year, you cannot always believe what it says on the label – so to be sure only use Young Living oils.
There was also interest in the group of undertaking some Raindrop training later in the year. We had a lovely afternoon and I would like to thank the group again for inviting me.