So, this is the reality: antibiotics can only do so much, and their ability to work is waning because of some inherent design flaws. On top of that, as with ALL pharmaceuticals, they have side affects ranging from mildly destructive (to our gut flora) to life threatening (especially in the cases of allergy.)
Since their discovery and inclusion into our society as the great hope of mankind in the fight against death and disease, antibiotics have gone from a useful, seldom prescribed tool to a throw-everything-at-em-with-both-barrels deluge of overuse. Over a hundred years of using mass produced pharmaceuticals that, by the very nature of their industry must be exactly the same from batch to batch, has allowed the living organisms they are meant to fight to adapt and grow and overcome. And that is just bacteria. They have never worked against viruses, and so far, the pharmaceutical industry has not patented any remedy or cure for viruses (or cancer for that matter!)
Besides the rigid incapability of antibiotics to change and adapt on their own is the slew of side effects that they trigger in our systems. One round of antibiotics can wipe out a lifetime of gut flora, some of which cannot come back from the charge. Even the best probiotics on the market don’t contain all of the beneficial bacteria and yeasts our digestive system is supposed to be home to.
These vitally important organisms are passed to us through the birth process and while nursing. If we were born via c-section, or were formula fed as infants, we miss out on receiving that inoculation of the very critters that are supposed to help us digest our food, maintain balance in our bodies, and support our immune system. Add antibiotics to the mix, and it is no wonder that digestive issues and autoimmune disorders are so rampant!
Most of us don’t receive ONE round of abx in our lifetime though– if you are anything like me, then you probably received at least FOUR rounds each and every YEAR in an effort to stem the tide of recurring sinus infections, which led to chronic bronchitis and or strep, which would lead to pneumonia.
But let me tell you something: antibiotics were never the answer anyway! God has GIVEN us plants that have been used for thousands of years to promote wellness! Properly cultivated and distilled essential oils, which are carefully monitored for the highest constituents (which in pharmaceuticals have been isolated or synthesized in order to patent mass produce) which can do all the good of the best of antibiotics (and THEN some!) WITHOUT all the BAD! And the secret is in the fact that they are quite literally LIVING energy.
The same reasons that antibiotics are able to be patented (and also the inherent reason behind their decline in efficacy) is the VERY quality that makes essential oils so dynamic and effective against dis-ease. Essential oils change and vary with the seasons, the climate, and the soil in which they are grown.
When cultivated from the strongest seeds/seedlings in the richest organic soil, grown outdoors in their optimum environment to be strengthened by the elements and weather, harvested at the peak of potency according to the time of day, color of leaves or bloom, the SMELL, (some plants, like melissa, are so sensitive that you have to speak kindly to them at harvest time!)
In the following video, Gary Young explains how Ylang Ylang flowers are harvested at the peak of potency, and what times, smells and colors the harvesters look for to ensure all the necessary constituents are present for therapeutic uses.
The varying ranges and ratios of constituents in an essential oil is quite wide, while still allowing it to be, for instance, peppermint, and yet remain potent and effective in our bodies. Every single batch of oils will smell differently, and may vary in appearance. Harvests and distillations are like fine wine, where we can look back and say a particular batch was a prized vintage based on the levels of certain constituents or the aroma.
This changeability is what makes oils the champion in promoting wellness. Germs do not stand a chance against an enemy that shifts and changes and parries and thrusts. You can either have a stationary fighter that stands there swinging its sword in the same up and down fashion every time, OR you can have a gladiator who can duck and dodge, jump and roll, and use a full arsenal of weaponry: your choice!
You can read more about Genuine Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, which are being used in hospitals and by health professionals around the globe. Also learn more about Young Living’s Seed to Seal® process,and why their oils stand out in the industry!
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