Christine and Elena teach the benefits and various uses of the following 5 oils in supporting a healthy, calm nervous system.
Copaiba / Cardamom / Balance / Adaptiv / Lavender
This short open class highlights a few oils and routines to help you set yourself up for restful, deep sleep. Learn how your glymphatic system helps to “clean” your brain, releasing toxic stress-chemistry buildup while you sleep, and how important it is to prioritize good rest.
Seeking a consistently good night’s sleep for yourself? With essential oils that are easy to apply, supplements to support your systems and even tiny journals to clear your mind and locate your gratitude, these three mini-kits are an invitation to create a routine that helps you fall asleep – and stay asleep.
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It’s January 2018; I’m not myself. My skin looks like I’m back in puberty, except now I also have eczema along with cystic acne. I’m not digesting the nourishing food I’m eating properly, which means I’m uncomfortably bloated after every meal I eat. I’m sleeping so poorly. A friend offers me her coveted appointment with Dr. Linda Lancaster (which is basically harder to get than a ticket to Hamilton during the opening month), and I take it.
At the time, Dr. Linda (as she’s fondly called) is taking patients for a handful of days in New York City each year. I walk up to her temporary office on the East side in the 50s, to be greeted by smiling eyes, her mane of healthy, thick gray hair and an authentic embrace. Love at first hug.
Energetic and blood testing reveals that my body has indeed been a happy home for parasites – specifically roundworm, hookworm and some sundry amoebas, so it’s time to do a Milk Cleanse. Dr. Linda says I need eight days of goat milk along with her specifically formulated herbs to get my tired, toxic gut biome back into some semblance of functionality.
Except that I definitely do NOT drink milk. I want to say an enthusiastic yes and be a good little student, but I’m now officially afraid. One, I am dairy-free. Two, I really dislike milk.
The LabElymental Milk Cleanse is an Ayurvedic inspired, doctor-developed cleanse that combines the magnetic power of full-fat milk and our proprietary supplements to help clear, cleanse and balance our modern lifestyle.
Okay. Did I mention that I can’t stand the taste of milk?
And what does “magnetic” mean?
And what if I feel all of these?
Soon I learn what “magnetic” actually means: the milk works to draw the parasites out of the folds of the colon to be eliminated by the herb formulations. Worms apparently like the milk. The image of them squirming around to get some in my digestive tract is freaking me out, but what scares me most is the prospect of seeing them (ewwwww), and the prospect of no snacking. Neither of which turn out to be a factor in my actual experience.
Dr. Linda assures me that she’s been doing it since the year of my birth (1970, you do the math) and that it’s extremely beneficial, even for milk haters. Prior to the cleanse, my diet consisted of quinoa, vegetables, some lean protein, and vegan dark chocolate. While I’m vain enough to avoid bagels, potato chips and french fries, every now and again I do eat whatever I wish. I get that the Milk Cleanse won’t be a far cry from a juice cleanse (of which I’d done many), but I begin to see that something about this is going to be different.
There are two phases. During Phase One, the Milk Cleanse consists of full-fat, organic, whole milk, water, and one cup of coffee (if you drink it, not required) in the morning. You’re allowed goat, cow, sheep, camel and bison milk, although goat milk is recommended (it’s as close to human milk as possible, but maybe you didn’t need to know that).
Every two hours, you’ll drink at least six ounces of your milk of choice (mine is organic goat milk) and take two of the Milk Cleanse’s herbal supplement capsules. Easy enough. Basically, you’re on a newborn baby’s feeding schedule.
Throughout the day, you repeat this process six times, but you’re encouraged to drink as much milk as you like throughout the day to keep yourself full. I set an alert on my phone, every two hours. And each time it sounds, I’m surprised at how not hungry I feel.
Days one and two are when I realize that I LOVE cold goat’s milk. Adjusting to my new feeding schedule, I go through a half gallon to one gallon per day, because I work out daily and manage to stay pretty active. Most folks drink less. Did I mention I love it cold? Some folks love it warm.
Perhaps too much information, but by the end of day two I’m eliminating regularly, feeling more clear in my mind and more soft and generous emotionally. Once or twice during the eight days I feel like my body could eliminate more, so I take a couple of extra colon builder capsules which work like a charm.
Thankfully, The Milk Cleanse team sends daily motivational emails to assure us that all is well, moving along perfectly. You’ll appreciate these emails, reminding you of your progress, and to remember your therapeutic baths. Those baths might be my favourite part of the experience, clearing toxicity and even EMF exposure, calming the body and the mind in such a sweet way. Baths have become part of my regular rituals ever since that first Cleanse.
By day five, my eyes are whiter, my sleep is more sound and my mind feels increasingly more refined. Staying close to home felt important that first time; since then I’ve done the Cleanse three times a year. And I only had to forget my milk when I went to speak at a conference. Never again will I forget my jug if I have to leave home for any length of time while cleansing. Designate a bottle or two for your milk if you have to work out of your home or travel any distance; you’ll thank me.
By the end of Phase One, I lose about 8 pounds, rid myself of the bloating and fatigue, and am now convinced of the efficacy and importance of the Milk Cleanse. I’m a different human, my body, skin, digestion and mood are all significantly shifted and I’m psyched to be alive.
During Phase Two I used Dr. Linda’s book, Harmonic Healing, to reintroduce clean, nutritious meals into my body. This consisted of vegetables, consciously-sourced protein, legumes, and gluten-free grains. It is recommended to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten, DAIRY, and fried foods. Not a far stretch for me, but I manage avoid chocolate for the ten days post Cleanse.
I noticed the cravings for all the things I’d loved weren’t nearly as intense, and my motivation to create (both artistically and professionally) was through the roof. What’s wild is that there are certain days when I wish I could just avoid food and drink milk for the day. That is downright bizarre. And this – I can’t WAIT til I do the Cleanse again.
For several years, I’ve prioritized ensuring that my family and I drink the highest quality water possible. Tap water in the US will typically go through several stages of municipal filtration; the final stage in this process usually adds a disinfectant to deactivate or kill any remaining pathogenic microorganisms. Depending on where you live, the tap water that comes out of your kitchen is likely considered safe to drink, but likely contains many potential issues.
Personally, I prefer to filter once more before drinking, to further reduce any amounts of lead or heavy metals that may be present in the water. You might wish to contact your local council to see the latest water testing results for where you live.
When looking to uplevel your health, the most common suggestion is to make sure that you’re drinking enough water; filtering the water can remove any unpleasant odors and other deposits that might be harmful to our health. I find that when I like the taste of the water in my home, I’m much more likely to drink what my body needs.
After moving house this year, I tried the Travel Berkey Water Filter, which holds 1.5 gallons and sits right on the counter; I typically refill it 3-4 times a day. There are several different sizes so you can find the one to suit your household. We happen to prefer drinking water at room temperature, so it works well for us. And the Berkey doesn’t use a power source, so it’s perfect for travel and great even in the case of a power outage. The Travel Berkey comes with two filters, that will filter approximately 6000 gallons of water in total prior to needing to be changed. This means that it will likely be many years before I’ll need to purchase replacement filters!. The cost of it is well worth it for this reason. The Berkey filter doesn’t require professional installation – it took me approximately 30 minutes to set up myself. Loving this filter and inspired to share.
On the ethos, efficacy and service of doTERRA; as a company, a community and a creative source for so many of us.
Over seven million of us to date have experienced benefit from the use of doTERRA Essential Oils. We didn’t purchase it in a store; we were taught by someone who’d learned about the compounds, and was willing to share with us. The company thrives with this futuristic business model; our success depends on our willingness to learn, teach and most importantly, collaborate.
Would you prefer to compensate the head of a company who’s not been in contact with their products in years? Or would you rather pay your colleague or friend who’s been diligently studying, discovering their own personal results and teaching what works? Would you like to support your friend as they endeavor to grow a team of their own to support their family?
doTERRA leads in the world of network marketing because the business structure lends itself to an evolution we’ve all longed for: in this business model, committed teachers can become accomplished, well-compensated leaders. I wish that were true in our schools.
And what makes the Oils so easy to share? The transparency of quality testing is irrefutable. Every liter must match a specific therapeutic chemical profile; there’s no room for error. The testing is done by outside labs, so consistency and purity are unmatched. Which is why every time you compare a bottle of doTERRA Oil to a bottle you’ve found at the grocery store, you’ll smell the difference instantly. That unmistakably sharp, chemical odor from the grocery store bottle indicates the presence of chemical extenders, fillers, and other machine-made compounds. And your doTERRA bottle smells like plants, like Earth, like protection, like home.
Were you aware that 95% of the oils on the market today contain traces of chemical compounds that are not plant matter? But not doTERRA.
How do we create such high quality, pure plant essences? We source solely from small farmers worldwide who share our vision of purity, ethical growing and harvesting practices, and reciprocity with Mother Earth. Those farmers are paid well, and not just at harvest time but at other times of the year, to support their family and the local economy.
We are designing and generating a future in which all families receive medical care and all children receive an education. In this company, proper healthcare is the ultimate aim, service and science are the means.
Service is one of the primary reasons why I’m using my voice here. After personally taking part in the largest reforestation project in the state of Hawaii, and visiting a local clinic serving children with special needs in Mexico, I realized that service is why doTERRA is so successful, unmatched by any other company of its kind. I will never forget those experiences; both have radically altered my ways of seeing and being in the world. Every year our advocates visit several countries to learn and serve. And every time you order one bottle of Oil, you’re helping countless families – that of the farmer, the harvester, the distiller, the packer, and the teacher who introduced you to the oils, just to name a few.
Science has shown me the unquestionable efficacy of the Oils. From the National Institute of Health comes copious research on the thousands of studies conducted on the effects of the compounds in the Oils – enhancing sleep, mitigating anxious feelings, easing emotional unrest, soothing seasonal discomfort, and more. I dare you to google any discomfort small or large along with “PubMed” for the science – it’s all there online. Aromatic Science is also a great place to learn if you’re so inclined.
doTERRA’s larger dream is coming true – Prime Meridian Healthcare Clinics are opening across the States this year. How magnificent to consider paying a reasonable monthly fee for your family to have access to capable, caring doctors both in person and virtually, who can spend thirty to sixty minutes with you to help you design ways to practice preventive health care, DAILY. What a wonder to experience our doctors offering us the original essences of the plants to explore prior to their chemically-altered cousins known as over-the-counter drugs. This is how we begin caring for ourselves prior to illness, prior to the acute urgency. This is my personal dream, and this is doTERRA’s grander mission.
And the one wish we all share – for friendships and community beyond the screen – this is what we build in our work every day. Both within my own team and beyond, my friends here are formidable, nurturing, generous, and powerful. The work we do together, the materials we generate, the talks, the presence, the community we create – I will be growing old with this crew. You know who you are. I know you’ve got me, and you know I’ve got you.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to learn more.