Day: June 15, 2017

Gettin’ Oily: Frankincense

If Frankincense was a gift fit for Jesus then it must be good! Upon further investigation into its properties (especially for combating Lyme and its effects), I learned that Frankincense is a powerful oil and a must-have for any at-home apothecary.

So what makes Frankincense so special? Apart from its notable appearance at Jesus’ birth, Frankincense is notable for its ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. This is key to treating Lyme since it becomes neurological as the disease takes over. Frankincense has been shown to help with herx reactions during healing and to reduce the persistent fog known as “lyme brain.” Since the brain sends messages to the rest of the body Frankincense has body-wide benefits, especially when it comes to joints, digestion and immunity.

To use Frankincense I suggest beginning with diffusing. This is my go-to method for testing out how my body will respond to a particular oil. Start with a little – trust me, it goes a long way. One of the very best uses for Frankincense is to dilute it in a carrier oil and use it on the soles of the feet. The uses are seemingly endless. With Frankincense you can not only help aid your Lyme recovery but you can create a healthier life by using it to make your own cleaning and hygiene products.

If you’re gettin’ oily, add a few drops of Frankincense into the mix. The Lyme will hate it but your body will love it.

 

For more reading check out a few of my favorite essential oil online resources:

Dr. Axe

Lyme Brain

Dr. Eric Z

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Survival Song

In 1929, after nearly a century of debate over its origin, the United States Marine’s finally secured their hymn. It took two Barbary wars and a whole lot of copyright hoopla but finally the brave and courageous Marines had a song to officially call their own. But the Marine’s aren’t the only one’s with their own special song. Every football team has one and they call it their “fight song.” Every couple has one and they call it their “love song,” although I’m all in favor of calling those “fight songs,” too. Because, let’s face it, anything worth having – from a successful marriage, to a victorious battle or a touchdown in overtime – takes a fight. And every fight should have its own song.

So today is the day to choose your song. You can refer to it as your “fight song” or maybe your “battle hymn.” I’m calling mine a “survival song.” Your song doesn’t need to have words or it can have so many words it rivals the eleven verses of “For All the Saints.” There are no rules for your song selection and no need to concern yourself with copyright infringement. This special song is just for you. It is what motivates and encourages you with a tune, lyrics and melody that strengthens your resolve and infuses you with courage to keep up the good fight.

Dear friend, let me remind you that you are in a battle. A battle to beat Lyme while keeping your faith and hope in the face of despair and disappointment. The enemy wants to use your illness to defeat you. Don’t let Him. Claim the victory ahead of time. Then sing your survival song.

 

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