Gratitude & CBD You can Trust: Dr. N's February 2020 Newsletter
The last time I remember being really sick was January 2014. I was coming off of the holidays, finishing graduate school classes and preparing for the last stretch of my dissertation. My body was depleted and I spent several days with classic flu symptoms. Fast forward a month ago and I caught some random GI bug and found myself home for a couple of days with a cough, fever, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. I’ll spare you the gory details. Although the temperature and worse symptoms only lasted a couple of days, I did not feel 100% for several weeks. After one trip to Urgent Care, and two visits with my primary doctor, I was able to schedule an appointment with a GI specialist April 1. The doctors at Urgent Care explained they were only able to treat symptoms. My primary care doctor ordered an Ultrasound that showed nothing significant. For the most part, I felt fine, until I ate something. So, here I was unable to eat solids and needing to wait until April for a specialist.
What could I do while waiting to see a specialist? I wanted to boost my whole body systems, not just treat the symptoms. I started with prayer and began remembering all that I’d learned over the years from my mother and the many medical experts I'd studied, traditional and non-traditional. (As I prepared to celebrate Black History month, it was also a time to reflect on the many medical contributions of my ancestors.) My protocol was simple: rest, drink plenty of fluids, keep both ends open, purge my mind of negativity, manage stress, call on the God of my father and eat well. I only lost a couple days of work, even though it was several days before I could eat solids. Surprisingly my weight didn’t fluctuate much and my blood sugar remained balanced. There was a cancellation, so I’ll see the specialist in a few days. I’ve had GI issues most of my life, so I welcome a current evaluation, especially one using non-intrusive tests. I’ll keep you posted.
Needless to say, my oil of choice this month is Gratitude, a blend of Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Rosewood, Myrrh, Galbanum and Ylang Ylang. I’m grateful for all my health and wellness teachers, my family and friends who prayed and supported me these last weeks and the Young Living products that kept me energized and active. My doctor recommended Vitamin C and a probiotic. I turned to my Young Living stash. I was able to drink the NingXia Red when nothing else but water and lemon juice would stay down. I took Inner Defense and Super C consistently to boost my immune system and I rubbed the Di-Gize on my tummy to soothe my discomfort. I took the Life 9 probiotic to nourish my gut and the Thieves Essential Oil in my diffuser provided additional immune boosting as I rested. (The Cedarwood, Lavender and Lime recipe below was my favorite nighttime diffuser blend.) I found the BRAT(C) diet (bananas, rice, apples, toast [crackers]) helpful as I eased into normal eating again. Yes, I am grateful and I’m starting to feel better.
In this month’s newsletter I want you have access to all the resources that will help you be your healthiest this year. My prayer is that you’ll avoid a major illness or minimize complications from chronic issues as you’re proactive in boosting the body’s nature immune support system. While you're at it enjoy my favorite sleep diffuser recipes.
CBD You Can Trust
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6 Diffuser Recipes for a Restful Sleep
((taken from Vitality with Jen Sullivan, 2018)
In your Dessert Mist, Dew Drop, Owl or Raindrop diffuser add the following drops with the appropriate amount of water and “sleep tight”.
1. 3 drops each of Copaiba, Frankincense, Lavender
2. 2 drops each Frankincense, Vetiver, Lavender, Cedarwood
3. 3 drops each Lavender & Cedarwood
4. 4 drops Lime, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Cedarwood
5. 3 drops each Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Tangerine
6. 2 drops Roman Chamomile, 4 drops Lavender, 4 drops Cedarwood
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May you have a fabulous February.
Empowering you to healthfully and abundantly,