The True Essence of Essential oils from a Master Clinical Aromatherapist

Taking a deeper look at the Miracles of Nature….

In this day and age of “Progress” and through the pathways we have developed in today’s society of convenience….

Everyone had developed a lot of impatience and intolerance of the bigger picture…

We have become numb to the beauty and the Miracles all around us that are just awaiting our arrival into the next level of our beings…..

Unfortunately……The Human Race has really pulled away from the old Ancient ways of living in Harmony with the Universe..

It makes someone like me feel deeply sad inside at times at the things that are truly taken for granted.. The beauty that was put here on Earth to help us! What I like to call “God’s Medicine” (but you can call it whatever you want….. either way…. there is so much we as a society are unaware of.

I know, I used to think inside the box too, until the very essence of my own being was hanging in the balance and I started to study the chemistry in plants and was so pleasantly surprised at what it revealed to me!

  Most do not realize all that was put on this earth to help us enhance our lives and our well beings..

Although through the great awakening happening on the planet of truth and love of Mankind……

People such as myself who are very ancient souls… who were sent here to help lead the way.. light the path back to the Garden that we burned down over 2000 years ago!

Yes we have the free will to either be positive or to let negativity sink our whole beings…. and we are all given the ability to tap into the higher realms of spirit if we so choose to..

In doing this and connecting to the “Divine” in ourselves and in the Universe…. we raise our “Vibrations” and bring forth so much love, peace, and joy to ourselves and those around us….

But……Amongst all of the amazing resources and things that God (source) has provided for us Humans on this planet to help us live in our higher selves and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle…

We are gifted the beautiful, wonderful, powerful, healing energy that Nature has to offer us… such as the plants and trees!

If we are open to seeing it, Nature is always showing us loving messages from our Creator!

To the common human, nature is just there and it is taken so for granted every single day, because it has always been there and seems that it always will be..

There are some who can walk in the woods and have absolutely no connection…. just completely expecting that this is just there and will remain; without even thinking about all the healing power the “Woods” may have to offer them if they just choose to see it (feel it)….

Some have absolutely no problem throwing trash along the side of the road and no belief in the fact that when we “pollute” our earth, we are ultimately “polluting” ourselves…

They have absolutely no understanding that Humans are not the only energetic beings on this Earth…

Sadly, through our own evolution, Humans have evolved to disconnect from the very thing that breathes life into our souls…….. we are a mirror of Nature and Nature is mirroring back to us exactly what we need to see!

However….

There are many (many) of us who can feel a direct and close loving relationship with Nature and all of it’s beauty!…

…and what is even cooler, is the fact that Nature is here to keep us alive and healthy!

Did you know that due to the seasons of the years and the cycles of the Earth, the vibrations of plants and trees have come to evolve themselves?

Yes it’s true…. and it is due to the need to “protect” themselves, just as us Humans do….

The plants and trees somewhere along the line started to produce “oils” and natural chemicals within themselves that directly protect themselves (each and every plant and tree individually)…

Fortunately for us Humans, this is great news for us!!

Their need for “Protection” from the elements and other forces in Nature….. has become a very healing substance for Humans and Animals….

CALLED ESSENTIAL OILS…..

History of Essential Oils Around the World

Essential oils, or aromatic oils as they were once called, have been used by many cultures around the world for centuries. Their uses varied between cultures from religious purposes to healing the sick. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly when essential oils gained notoriety as effective healing agents, but eventually the knowledge of essential oils spread around the globe.


The earliest evidence of human knowledge of the healing properties of plants was found in Lascaux, located in the Dordogne region in France. There, cave paintings suggest the use of medicinal plants in every day life that have been carbon dated as far back as 18,000 B.C.E.

These powerful healing “Oils” have been used to heal the mind, the body, and the soul for so many many years!

Being one of the most precious gifts (of many) that God has provided to us Humans….

Essential oils were very cherished during the days that Jesus walked the Earth!

In fact, they were honored back then and we so precious, that in some societies, only the “royals” were allowed privilege to them…

and somewhere, somehow along the line, it has been forgotten how magnificent and splendorous essential oils truly are!

I for one feel a direct connection with my plants, herbs, and flowers as I grow them….

Like humans….

Plants take on the energy of their environments….

and so when they are grown in a loving environment and maintained with dignity and respect…and thanked for their beautiful help in healing us Humans as they do!

and without pesticides and chemicals (Organic)…

They learn on their own how to protect themselves from the elements……

They have a very high vibration and therefor they produce more essential oils…..!

Versus the plants that are grown commercially and not loved and card for properly and are sprayed with chemicals (they do not have to protect themselves, because the man made chemicals do it for them and so they do not have to produce those essential oils …)

I have experimented with this ….

I distill my own essential oils (ones from plants that can be grown in Wisconsin like Lavender and peppermint, etc)..

So one year I distilled a batch from a Lavender plant I had purchased from a commercial greenhouse (which I was on a mission to save lol)….

Then directly afterwards, I distilled a batch of lavender from my own plant that I grew from seed organically….

I couldn’t believe the difference in how much more essential oil I received from my Lavender plant… the results of my study were so profound …

And I then knew that my intuition about the energy of plants and their well being directly affect their ability to assist in the healing of us humans!

So… with all of that said…..

I would like to offer you some knowledge about what plants and their essential oils can do for you and healing your mind, body, and soul!

In hopes that you will be able to appreciate the wonders of Nature as I do……

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE MIND:

How do essential oils heal our minds? you ask?

Well, Essential oils and plant essences have the ability to have quite a positive effect on Human emotions..

Through the system in our bodies known as the “Limbic” system.

The limbic system is a complex set of structures found on the central underside of the cerebrum, comprising inner sections of the temporal lobes and the bottom of the frontal lobe.

It combines higher mental functions and primitive emotion into a single system often referred to as the emotional nervous system.

It is not only responsible for our emotional lives but also our higher mental functions, such as learning and formation of memories.

The limbic system is the reason that some physical things such as eating seem so pleasurable to us, and the reason why some medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, are caused by mental stress.

It is directly where “smells” are processed in the brain and why certain smells can bring us back to memories and certain emotions.

Such as…

The memory of walking in the door after school to the amazing and uplifting smell of apple pie baking when we were kids!

This usually left us feeling so happy and we couldn’t wait to eat it at dinner time, right?

SO now as adults, whenever we smell apple pie or cinnamon… it takes us back to that happy memory!

In fact….All aromas have a potential emotional impact that can reach deep into the psyche, both relaxing the mind and uplifting the Spirit.

When we inhale the fragrance of an essential oil, the odor molecules travel up the nose where they’re registered by the nerves of the olfactory membranes in the nose lining.

The odor molecules stimulate this lining of nerve cells and trigger electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits the impulses to the amygdala – where emotional memories are stored – and to other parts of the limbic system of the brain.

Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects…

Olfactory responses to odors induce the brain to stimulate the release of hormones and neuro-chemicals that in turn alter the body’s physiology and behavior.

Essential oils enable us to access stored or forgotten memories and suppressed emotions so that we can acknowledge and integrate or release them.

Exactly why I use them in all of my “Healing” sessions as I am guided by the person’s “Higher self”

The word “emotions” can translate as “energy-in-motion.” E-motion is the experience of energy moving though our bodies.

This emotional energy actually works at higher speed than thought. Thought and images can take seconds or minutes to evoke a memory while an aroma can evoke a memory in milliseconds.

Forgotten memories and suppressed emotions can wreak havoc in our lives; often being the unsourced causes of depression, anxiety and fears.

Essential oils can help us surface and release these emotions wherever they are stored in the body or energy field.

This is now known as “Aromatherapy”….

What are some good essential oils to sniff for a higher and better emotional well being?

That create healing of the mind…….

Here are only a few of my favorites…

Basil

Basil essential oil is helpful in dealing with feelings of anxiety, panic, or apprehension, and has been said to be the oil of “renewal”, both emotionally and spiritually. It provides strength and tranquility to the heart and mind, making it perfect for overwhelm, stress, fatigue, and may even assist a person in their efforts to overcome addiction–which makes it a great choice for overcoming ruminating thoughts and self-sabotaging behaviors that often result from toxic relationships.


Cedarwood

Cedarwood oil is a great oil for times of crisis or sudden change, such as when there is an adjustment in households, jobs, and/or relationships. These events often lead to feeling isolated or knocked off balance. Cedarwood provides feelings of stability and grounding when external circumstances threaten your feelings of stability. It also helps lessen fears that deter your ability to realize your potential. On an everyday basis, diffusing Cedarwood can increase your stamina and help you stay more focused, lively and hopeful.

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is useful for a variety of emotional conditions. It has been proven beneficial for anxiety, depression, irritability, panic attacks, and stress reduction. Researchers at the University of Miami found that inhalation of lavender oil enhanced beta waves in the brain, suggesting improved relaxation! On a spiritual level, lavender essential oil lifts the weight of depression and sadness, bringing an emotional balance to the soul.

Roman Chamomile

Coming to acceptance allows peace to grow within. When we can release feelings of rejection, transformation is more likely occur. This oil releases stress from our mental, emotional and physical bodies, soothing our wounds. Roman Chamomile has a virtuous quality and is also helpful for Inner Child work, particularly when addressing feelings of abandonment, which can be triggered during the course of and aftermath of toxic relationships.

Spiritually, Roman Chamomile brings peace, love and acceptance to the self. It can also relieve feelings of shock and grief, while opening intuition and receptivity.

Bergamot (or any citrus oil)

Bergamot helps us transfer love back to ourselves. We can be so fixated on wanting other people to make us happy that we forget we can do that for ourselves. Bergamot is uplifting, has natural anti-depressant properties, and helps us to relax and regain self-confidence again.

Bergamot oil helps us in the areas of self-love, self-worth, self-acceptance, self-judgment, and self-loathing. This oil helps do the work necessary to step out of one’s fears of not being good enough, and habits of holding back for fear of rejection. It instills validation within, allowing us to accept our own authenticity, and not spend so much time worrying about the opinions of others.

It also helps us in processing and releasing fear, blame, the need for approval, toxic shame, and emotional anguish. It may also relieve feelings of incompetence, inadequacy, or worthlessness by helping us step into our own confidence and empowerment.

Frankincense

In addition to alleviating and eliminating depression, Frankincense is known as the “Oil of Truth”, revealing deceptiveness and false truths. It invites the individual to let go of lower vibrations, insults, and negativity. This oil helps create new perspectives based on integrity and enlightenment.

Frankincense is a powerful cleanser of the spirit. It assists in removing malevolent energies attached to a person, allowing them to open to enlightenment. Addresses emotions of abandonment and spiritual disconnectedness.

Hyssop

Hyssop is a holy herb that awakens the heart, bringing acceptance while encouraging unconditional love towards the self. Hyssop enables a clarity of spirit, encouraging emotional connection and well-being.

Hyssop essential oil is used for elimination of emotional uncleanliness, assisting in the removal of the legacy of guilt and fear of a generational nature. It is purifying for those who believe they have sins that need to be forgiven. It releases judgment of self and others, as well as old, limiting beliefs that no longer serve one’s spiritual path.

Melissa (a.k.a. Lemon Balm)

Melissa is the ultimate oil for emotional detox and combating stress and overwhelm. On a spiritual and emotional realm, Lemon Balm has been used for centuries to harmonize the mind and body. It will help those who are Highly Sensitive (HSPs) and are prone to emotionally shutting down.

Using Lemon balm will restore clarity and generate support and balance to the spirit so one may have a positive outlook on their life and well-being.

ESSENTIAL OILS TO HEAL THE BODY:

There is no doubt in my mind after practicing as a “Certified Master Aromatherapist / Certified Master Herbalist” for several years now that the phytochemicals in plants (which are made into essential oils) have many healing properties to them.

Honestly, if you can tell me an ailment of the physical body, I could tell you an essential oil that would heal it (not kidding)….

But for the purpose of not making you read all day, I will stick to just giving you some examples of what essential oils can help with infections……..

By “Heal the body” I mean using these topically by either using on pulse points, the bottoms of your feet, or in any combination that is recommended to you (or made for you) by a Certified Aromatherapist….

INFECTION;which essential oils are best?:

THIEVES (or if you are not a Young Living fan… any combination of these oils):

is without a doubt a top favorite amongst the masses (and I agree)…. with its powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils it covers bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.

TEA TREE:

This is a powerhouse of the forces of nature when it comes to killing infection! It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial

LAVENDER:

With its combination of anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties…. this is also a great choice (and it smells like a slice of heaven)

OREGANO (my favorite):

The unique composition of oregano oil makes it especially suitable to treat staph infections. The phenolic compound found in Oregano Oil has been shown to be more effective than as many as 18 pharmaceutical drugs including penicillin.

It has excellent anti fungal properties but must always be diluted before application.

ESSENTIAL OILS THAT HEAL THE SOUL (for spiritual practice):

God (source) knew what he was doing when he created the powerful energies in plants!

I personally cannot even comprehend how marvelous it is that humans have figured out throughout time how to use essential oils to heal the non-physical aspects of our selves (the soul)!

I cannot tell you how profound these are and how much they truly do help!

Although there are many essential oils that are known for centuries to be of spiritual cleansing, uplifting, and maintaining a higher state of awareness….

I will just give you an overview of what I use for balancing each chakra (energy system)….

These are essential oils that I know work energetically and spiritually on each area…..

CROWN: Angelica,Rosewood, Frankincense, Spikenard, Sandalwood, and Jasmine Absolute

3rd Eye: Angelica, Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Marjoram, and Patchouli

Throat: Lavender, Lemon, mandarin Orange, Rose Absolute, Neroli, Petitgrain, Wild Chamomile, and Lemongrass

Heart: Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, Mandarin Orange, Lemon, Cardamom seed, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang

Solar Plexus: Lavender, lemon, mandarin orange, petitgrain, Rose Absolute, Rosemary, and Neroli

Sacral: Orange, Lemon, Cardamom, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang III, Jasmine Absolute, and Rose Otto

Root: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, and Balance.

As you can clearly see… essential oils are amazing!

I myself use them daily and am so grea-tfull that I have taken the time to learn about them….in all of their glory!

If you would like more information on essential oils and how to use them, please feel free to message me!

If you would like to take a class on how to use Essential oils…

Or….

If you would like be become a Certified Aromatherapist Please contact me to see when the next class is scheduled.

If you are interested in my authentic Aromatherapy products and services, check out my website:http//www.wholeistichealing.net

Sending you into your day with love, Grace, Peace, and Joy in your hearts…

and the open heart to feel the energy of nature!

XOXOXO

Love Always,

Becky Jo

Heal thy self for a heal-thy self!

Good Day to my lovely Friends!! I am amazed and very GREAT-FULL that you are here and learning with me!

Since I am a very passionate Master Herbalist, I thought maybe it would be a great day to share some information on healing your whole being with herbs and foods (and the energy of it).

I want to share with you some of my own personal “journey” of healing myself…..going from barely above ground, to truly living!

Many years ago, human beings would only eat “Whole” foods. They didn’t have a choice, because they ate what was available for them, right?

Not only did they know and understand (and were connected to the divinity within themselves) that God (Whatever that means for you) placed plants, roots, trees, and Herbs on this Earth for a reason…..

But they also knew exactly what to eat when they were not feeling so well! (because they were not taught to NOT follow the calling of their own soul)

Unfortunately, through the years, the knowledge was lost a little at a time…….

As the years have gone by, technology, and industry has continued to progress; which is great, except for the fact that the more we progress, the busier we are, the less time we have to eat right, the more “Convenience” foods that are created…

The more we buy high priced (non-nutrient rich) foods, the more we lose our knowledge of what exactly it is that our beautiful planet has to offer to keep our bodies healthy and whole!

(are you smelling what I’m stepping in here?)

So Through the years, we as people have gotten lazy (sorry but we have).

It saddens me when I try to help people (clients) to get better from Diseases they suffer from.. but they do not have enough honor for themselves to eat right or enhance their beautiful bodies (Sacred Vessels) with the plants and resources that were meant to keep us well.

People sometimes would rather spend $150.00 per month to pay for a industrialized fad…factory made “Nutrition” supplement (full of chemicals and preservatives) , then to have a Medicine Woman like me make them the same thing out of real herbs and vitamins (which I grow myself with LOVE so the vibration of my medicines in itself heals… You better believe it does!) that will run them about $20 for a month’s supply! (we herbalists do not do this for the money… we truly want you to feel better!)

Most would rather continue to suffer from their afflictions, because they would rather continue to eat man made poisons, then to hear me or their bodies begging them to LOVE THY SELF completely!

Why is this?

YOU GUYS…… Listen to me when I tell you that God’s Medicine is what was intended (most of you know this, but just can’t seem to do what is truly best for yourselves and your families)!

Now I do not want to get into a whole lecturing post, where I make you feel bad about yourself or try to convince you that you should “Let thy food (and herbs) be your medicine”…

BUT…… I do want to give you some educational information that will maybe make you understand a little bit better just how important this is!

As I always preach to the choir.. EVERYTHING is ENERGY!! We are all energy…… Literally everything that is in physical existence is E-N-E-R-G-Y!!!

So when we want to be healthy. and I mean completely healthy (BODY – MIND – SOUL) it is vitally important that we:

1) Eat RIGHT (Mind)
2) Get some Exercise (Body)
3) Meditate or pray (SOUL – connect with our higher selves and Higher power for a boost in our vibrations)

Yes… I know that we have all heard this a million times.. “Eat right and exercise”… in fact we have heard it so many times that I think as a society, we don’t even hear the words (or energy) or this anymore!

DO YOU KNOW THAT…..

Everything we put into our bodies has a vibration? Whether it is food, medicine, soda, beer, or fruits and veggies (it’s true).

So when we are eating “Whole” foods (which means foods that are grown from the Earth.. not processed and not chemically enhanced) Each of them have a much higher vibration then their Manufactured counterparts.

Did you also know that vegetables and fruits that are “canned” by a factory weigh in at a big fat ZERO on the vibration scale? they have little to no nutrients left in them by the time they reach your mouth…

BUT…..

Things that are home grown (organically – without pesticides) have a very high vibration to them…

WHY?

Well first off when things are grown from the Earth, they are naturally high vibrating, especially when they are grown by us and we LOVE our gardens and plants!

Weirdo people like me that actually talk to our plants and send them love are filling the plants and all of their energy with LOVE.

When we are thankful for our harvest, we send our plants GRATITUDE, right?

However….

When produce, herbs, and roots are processed by machines, they have the ever loving energy sucked right out of them!

About a year ago, someone said to me “Becky, you should sell your herbal medicine recipes to a factory and have them made in huge quantities, because they work so well!”

TO THIS I SAY…..NO FREAKIN WAY!

Not that I am afraid of sharing my formulations or recipes; but ultimately because a huge part of why my herbal medicines work so well is souly (hehe get it.. SOUL – Y) due to the energy that I instill in them while growing the plants, harvesting them, and preparing them.

My love for medicine making and my intention alone creates such a huge shift in the vibrations of these things, that if I were to have them made elsewhere they would lose an enormous amount of said vibrations… just by being processed by machines; rather then the energy of my physical hands.

I am living proof of how wonderful herbs and food as medicine truly is…

Here is why…

As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid issues, Depression/anxiety, and God knows what else.

I have been in the medical field my entire adult life and graduated from pharmacy Technician school when I was 20 and then receiving my Medical Assistant degree at 35.

I truly believed at the time that the 10 prescription pills I took daily were the answer to my health problems.

I wasn’t yet educated in “Natural” healing and I not only fed my children garbage (which I wish so much I could go back and change that now… but I am greatful that I know now!)

SO I CONTINUED TO….

Not only eat like complete garbage…. but also popped all those pills that made me sicker and made me have to get more pills for the symptoms that the pills would create (so I had to add stomach medicine to the list, because this crap was ruining my stomach in all of it’s glory!)

So long story short… when I woke up and realized the truth of the matters..and I learned that I could make my own medicines from plants, eat a “Whole” food diet of anti-inflammatory foods, and work on the emotional pain that I was suffering from so deep down inside (do my soul work)… that I didn’t have to take all those prescriptions anymore (I also stopped pushing them on others.

I learned that my body was sick, because my mind and soul were sick (very sick).

I lived in a victim mentality and held in all of the hurts and struggles I had faced as a child and young adult.

I started meditating to ease anxiety (panic attacks I had daily) and depression, which led me to meeting someone who taught me how to make “Plantain salve”; which led me to the energy of herbal medicines (I then went back to school in an effort to heal myself… and it just blew up from there), which led me to eating the right foods, which led me to energy medicine and REIKI… which then led me to an amazing spiritual awakening….. which ultimately led me to Being completely connected to the divine in myself, which I now honor very deeply.

Once I learned to love myself….

I learned how to “HEAL THY SELF”…

I started making myself some herbal syrups for inflammation, eating only whole foods, drinking the herbal tea I made (I did this for a whole year) and I was amazed at how much different I felt physically.

Because of the high vibrating energy of my intake ( and doing my soul work) and healing my mind.. which gave me the ambition and drive to heal my body….. which made me feel great enough to want to heal my soul!

Believe me when I tell you….

that at the young age of 25, I was told that “Within 5 years you will be in a wheelchair”…THIS SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of me and created a reality for me that was very negative… just sitting around waiting for that fateful day! It created a fear… a big one!

I felt Hopeless….

At the age of 28 I had a complete hysterectomy due to the “C WORD” (I do not like to say it out-loud.. so I am abbreviating it as to not attract it back into my assistance ever again) that had crept into my cervix (in the female anatomy) when I was 20.

I had many surgeries over and over removing the “Big C” in my female parts and eventually I had to just have everything removed. (this was just shortly after having a miscarriage, so I wasn’t exactly ready to be done having children yet)

I felt Worthless……

At the age of 36 I was told that my Disc degeneration in my spine had significantly progressed (and not in the direction we want progress to go). I was once again told “It will be about 5 years and you will not be able to walk anymore!”

Then…. in 2015 I was diagnosed with MS (or so they say….)

BUT THIS Time……. I FELT hope, worth, faith, and empowerment!

why?

Because by that time, I had learned about the healing powers of foods, herbs, and energy!

Instead of believing everything my doctors were saying as God’s Word, I went home and formulated some medicines and a diet for myself that was not only healing physically… but high vibrating!

I learned how to work with my doctors as a team!

I learned not to “Own” disease… but to accept it and heal it instead.

The power of intention is so much more powerful then any of us as human beings can ever (ever) comprehend (believe that!)

By that time, I was of of most of the man made meds and decided i was NOT going to go down like that…

By that time, I had found faith in God (not that I didn’t always have it…) and all that is divine.

By that time.. I knew and understood very clearly what I must do!

So here I am today, 45 years old and Living the life of my dreams (at least the very beginning of it… because the bigger dreams are yet to come!)

45 years old, happy, healthy, walking, “C word” free, and living a high vibe life!

It is all one big puzzle for all of us to figure out.. that is what we call life!

We are meant to go through certain struggles and learn certain lessons.. THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE!

Why was I so sick?

Whelp….. The answer is simple…. because in my mind I didn’t love myself, which in turn made my physical body sick, due to the low vibrating frequencies I was resonating at and the low vibrational foods I was eating (and the lack of high vibrating herbs I ingested).. which was also due to the ailments of my soul!

When we “WHOLE-ISTICALLY” heal ourselves (or have someone help us to do so) and eat high vibrational things… WE FEEL AMAZING!

To this day, when I eat things that do not serve my highest and best good, I suffer the consequences of it! I feel not so good…..

THIS IS TRUE FOR YOU TOO!!!

Imagine the energy you would have if you were eating high vibrating energy and living in a positive and high vibrating lifestyle (of gratitude, joy, peace, and harmony) and connecting to the realms of the divine (truly connecting) every single day!

Our bodies are sick for a reason guys……

A lot of the diseases we carry today are energetically placed. Our bodies are begging us to figure out the root cause and fix it…

AND WE CAN!

As of today, my physical spine is still what it is (can’t change that) but I am greatly impressed at how fast I can make a flare up go away these days!

I may still have these ailments that try to creep into my physical existence…. BUT…. they will never become me (NEVER)!!

I overcame a herniated disc (L4/5) where the disc actually literally flew out of position and landed smack dab right onto my sciatic nerve in less then a month (disc was dissolved and gone) by making everything in my life a high vibration (eating anti-inflammatory foods and herbs, energy healing, and asking my body exactly what it was trying to tell me and actually listening).

YOU CAN TOO!!!

if you would like more specific information on eating high vibrational foods, high vibrational herbal medicines, and / or high vibrational meditation (or prayer)…..

Please feel free to contact me and I will be honored to coach you and show you how to get your healing journey started too… for your highest and greatest good….Consultations can be done over zoom for your convenience!

I hope you all get the big picture here and know that as always, I am sending you so much love, so much light…. and so so much peace!

God Bless YOU

~Becky Jo

Elderberry Syrup

Why you are missing out if you do not have this from Wholeistic Healing.

Have you ever tried my synergistic ally healing Organic Elderberry Syrup?

If you haven’t, this is a great time of year to have some on hand..

During “Normal” years, many know that this is a great strategy for immune boosting and illness prevention; due to the cold/flu season approaching….

However, during the year 2020 and the pandemic of Covid-19, it has never been more important for me to try and help you understand how much this can benefit and prevent more than just common colds and flu this fall and winter season.

If you haven’t already, it is time to get your armor ready for the vast amount of germs and sickness your family may be facing in the months ahead…

Disclaimer: I can only speak for the Elderberry Syrup that I personally formulate and make with high quality Organic whole food ingredients. This article only speaks of the Elderberry Syrup made by Wholeistic Healing. If you buy any Elderberry products elsewhere, I can not and will not endorse use. I can promise, however, that ours is the real thing.

Why Elderberry?

Native Americans and European herbalists have long used elderberries for their large range of health benefits.

Let’s not look at this as “Medicine”…. instead let’s view this as a very highly nutritious food.

The health benefits of Elderberry Syrup from Wholeistic Healing include boosting the immune system to help the body fight off colds, FLU, and other respiratory infections.

Our hand made whole food, Organic Elderberry Syrup, not only has healing herbs in it for immune system boosting… but powerful anti-virus and antioxidants and antibacterial (infection killing) herbs!!!

But it doesn’t stop there…..

Did you know that Elderberries help with Acne? Skin Wrinkles?

Elderberry fruit contains high levels of flavonoids, which means it is extremely effective in reducing free radicals in the body, and has incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which help to protect healthy cells from skin problems.

Elderberry nutrition

One cup of elderberries provides around one-third of the recommended daily intake of fiber.

Elderberries contain many vitamins and nutrients that can benefit people’s health.

One cup of elderberries contains 106 calories and 26.68 grams (g) of carbohydrate.

A cup also contains the following vitamins and minerals:

870 mg of vitamin A
406 mg of potassium
52.2 mg of vitamin C
9 mg of folate
55 mg of calcium
2.32 mg of iron


Elderberries are also an excellent source of fiber, containing 10.2 g of dietary fiber per cup.

This makes up a large amount of the recommended daily intake, which according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans is 34 g for men and 28 g for women.

Meeting daily fiber recommendations can have the following health benefits:

prevent constipation
improve bowel function
protect against colorectal cancer
reduce blood pressure
protect against cardiovascular disease
lower blood cholesterol


Benefits of elderberry syrup


One cup of elderberries provides around one-third of the recommended daily intake of fiber.
Elderberries contain many vitamins and nutrients that can benefit people’s health.

One cup of elderberries contains 106 calories and 26.68 grams (g) of carbohydrate.

At Wholeistic Healing, we include the highest quality ingredients of Organic Whole Cinnamon Sticks, Whole Organic Cloves, Organic Echinacea, Whole food Organic Ginger Root, Raw Local Honey and our secret ingredient of Whole Organic Wild Blueberries for extra antioxidant and immune boosting vitamins and minerals.

So whether you take it at the first sign of a cold/flu to stop it in it’s tracks or you take it daily as a tonic for great Immune system health..

Make sure you are getting real Elderberry Syrup

Not all Elderberry Syrup or tinctures, capsules, or powders are the same!

If you are not getting it hand made, it will not be a potent and fresh…..

That is why so many get theirs from Wholeistic Healing…….or learn how to make their own from Becky Jo

You are missing out if you haven’t tried this!

Why are you missing out?

If you are someone who is already educated on the healing value of elderberry syrup, because Granny gave it to you as a child or you are one of the lucky ones to was raised on it…. but you are buying it from the store in a bottle that was manufactured in a factory……. YOU ARE MISSING OUT.

Why?

Because Herbs and essential oils are the life blood of plants, trees, and all of nature and they carry a vibration that heals and restores the body, mind, and spirit. BUT… depending on how they are grown, harvested, and processed (and how many chemicals have been used) the natural healing properties may be gone…

Plants that are the product of their growing environment just as humans are…. they are vibrational beings…. so when the ingredients in your Elderberry syrup (or any herbal medicines or essential oil preparations) are in the growing stage, if they are grown Organically with LOVe and care it makes a huge difference…

Also….. when they are made…. if made by hand with love and healing as the intention…. they keep the vibration they have while growing and being harvested.

But it has actually been proven in studies that when made in a factory with the energy of greed or any other low vibrational intention and the herbs and if the ingredients are old or not what they say they are……

It will be a complete waste of your time and money…

A hand made batch from some one who does it as their life’s purpose and passion, who loves and seeks to heal and uplift ………..

Or a manufactured batch with no personal touch……

You tell me which one “feels” better to you?

At Wholeistic Healing…. we grow our own herbs (and Elderberries) with the best of the best of care and love and respect for the plants….

We put great time and care and energy of healing into our small hand made batches of Elderberry (and other medicinal syrups) Syrup…..

We have great reviews and every single customer who has ever tried our Elderberry Syrup comes back time after time for refills…..

We trust it to keep our own family safe during this pandemic.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Check out our reviews here

Please let us know if you have questions, but you can purchase yours online today and we will safely ship it to you!

www.wholeistichealing.net

xoxo

Becky JO

Herbal Medicine Fundamentals

What you should know about finding a real and true Herbalist.

A time and a place for everything…

With all of the changes happening in the world these days, and the effects of the current health care crisis; many are for the very first time exploring natural medicine options.

When it comes to the current pandemic, it is not a surprise that people are looking for an extra outlet due to the rising demand in health care.

Unfortunately for most Americans, the rise in Corona Virus Cases has caused a huge decrease in availability of Regular Doctor appointments being available for milder health ailments and conditions.

Many people have turned to a more alternative or holistic approach instead; even though they maybe would have never thought of it just a year or so ago.

As a respected Registered herbalist (AHG), I am certainly not saying you should turn away from conventional medicine. I personally believe that there is a time and place for everything.

I just truly want you to know that there are alternative options available should you reach a road block with your regular health care routine; or if you aren’t having luck getting better.

I absolutely respect all sides of medicine and have worked in healthcare my entire career on both sides. I do believe that if the day were to ever come when Western Medicine and Herbal medicine could work together to fill in the gaps for each other, it would be the perfect marriage of Well being for all.

One of the things that really scares me though is that there are people out there presenting as “Herbalists”, “Naturopaths”, and “Alternative Medicine” practitioners with absolutely no education other than google that are selling you expensive “Cures” or “Remedies” that lead people down a path of fearing natural medicines.

It is my duty to help educate the communities I work within, that there is a huge difference in “Snake oil” salesman and a true and real “Registered Herbalist”.

Please understand that not everything is what you are told. If someone is telling you to turn away from your medical doctor and only believe and follow them and they will “Heal you” or “Cure you”, please steer clear.

A real and true Alternative Medicine or Herbal Medicine practitioner will never promise a cure, but rather offer you puzzle pieces and will be willing to work together with your MD and even possibly your pharmacist to supplement your treatments.

I will not ever promise you anything, except I will go above and beyond to help you take charge of your own health and wellness!

If I cannot help you, I will tell you. I will never sell you miracle cures, because the truth is, the miracle is in you taking responsibility for your own health!

You deserve the truth and honesty and integrity and I stand tall for all 3!

Knowledge is Power

Here are some Herbal Medicine Fundamentals for those of you who are new to Nature and God’s Medicines……

The American Herbalists Guild, a non-profit, educational organization for the furtherance of herbalism, frequently receives questions about herbs. The following are among the most commonly asked. If any of your questions are not answered here, you may contact us for further information.

WHAT IS AN HERB?
Medicinally, an herb is any plant or plant part used for its therapeutic value. Yet, many of the world’s herbal traditions also include mineral and animal substances as “herbal medicines”.

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?
Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. It has persisted as the world’s primary form of medicine since the beginning of time, with a written history more than 5000 years old While the use of herbs in America has been overshadowed by dependence on modern medications the last 100 years, 75% of the world’s population still rely primarily upon traditional healing practices, most of which is herbal medicine.

HOW ARE HERBS DIFFERENT FROM PHARMACEUTICALS?
Most pharmaceutical drugs are single chemical entities that are highly refined and purified and are often synthesized. In 1987 about 85% of modern drugs were originally derived from plants. Currently, only about 15% of drugs are derived from plants. In contrast, herbal medicines are prepared from living or dried plants and contain hundreds to thousands of interrelated compounds. Science is beginning to demonstrate that the safety and effectiveness of herbs is often related to the synergy of its many constituents.

HOW IS HERBAL MEDICINE DIFFERENT FROM CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE?
The primary focus of the herbalist is to treat people as individuals irrespective of the disease or condition they have, and to stimulate their innate healing power through the use of such interventions as herbs, diet, and lifestyle. The primary focus of conventional physicians is to attack diseases using strong chemicals that are difficult for the body to process, or through the removal of organs. Not only does this ignore the unique makeup of the individual, but many patients under conventional care suffer from side effects that are as bad as the condition being treated. The philosophical difference between herbalists and conventional physicians has profound significance.

WHAT IS AN HERBALIST?
Herbalists are people who dedicate their lives to working with medicinal plants. They include native healers, scientists, naturopaths, holistic medical doctors, researchers, writers, herbal pharmacists, medicine makers, wild crafters, harvesters, and herbal farmers to name a few. While herbalists are quite varied, the common love and respect for life, especially the relationship between plants and humans, unites them. Persons specializing in the therapeutic use of plants may be medical herbalists, traditional herbalists, acupuncturists, midwives, naturopathic physicians, or even one’s own grandmother.

HOW CAN HERBS AND HERBAL MEDICINE HELP ME?
Herbs can offer you a wide range of safe and effective therapeutic agents that you can use as an integral part of your own health care program. They can be used in three essential ways:

  1. to prevent disease
  2. to treat disease
  3. to maximize one’s health potential

Herbs are also used for the symptomatic relief of minor ailments.

HOW CAN I KNOW IF A PARTICULAR HERB WILL WORK FOR ME?
Medicine is an art, not just a science. No one can predict which herb will work best for every individual in all situations. This can only come with educated self-experimentation and experience or by seeking the assistance of those who are knowledgeable in clinical herbal medicine. The simpler the condition, the easier it is to find a solution. The more complicated the condition, the greater the need there is to seek expert advice.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR HERBS TO BE EFFECTIVE?
The success of herbal treatment always depends upon a variety of factors including how long the condition has existed, the severity of the condition, the dosage and mode of administration of the herb(s), and how diligently treatment plans are followed. It can be as short as 60 seconds when using a spoonful of herbal bitters for gas and bloating after a heavy meal; 20 minutes when soaking in a bath with rosemary tea for a headache; days when using tonics to build energy; or months to correct long-standing gynecological imbalances. Difficult chronic conditions can often take years to reverse.

HOW SAFE ARE HERBS?
It depends on the herbs. Most herbs sold as dietary supplements are very safe. When used appropriately, the majority of herbs used by practitioners have no adverse side effects. A review of the traditional and scientific literature worldwide demonstrates that serious side effects from the use of herbal medicines are rare. According to Norman Farnsworth: “Based on published reports, side effects or toxic reactions associated with herbal medicines in any form are rare. In fact, of all classes of substances reported to cause toxicities of sufficient magnitude to be reported in the United States, plants are the least problematic.”

WHERE CAN I GET SAFETY INFORMATION?
Read product labels carefully. Many manufacturers provide appropriate information. There are also a number of references that are commonly available. As with all medicines, the primary determination of whether a medicine is appropriate for you is based on your own experience.

HOW IS THE HERBAL INDUSTRY REGULATED?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) primarily regulates the marketing and advertising of products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) primarily regulates the manufacture and labeling of herbal products and has legal authority over assuring that products are manufactured correctly and are truthfully labeled with respect to ingredients and claims. Additionally, there are a number of trade associations that require member companies to adhere to specific codes of ethics and conduct their own testing programs.

HOW DO HERBALISTS PRACTICE?
Herbalists can practice either as primary health care providers or adjunctive health care consultants. Most visits to an herbalist begin with a consultation about your past and current health history, your dietary and lifestyle practices, or other factors related to your health issue. The herbalist, with your involvement, should develop an integrated herbal program that addresses your specific health needs and concerns. You should be treated as a whole person, not as a disease.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO USING HERBS?
Various herbal traditions have developed worldwide. In the West there are a number of different traditions which include folkloric herbal practices, clinical western herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, practitioners of Ayurveda or Chinese medicine, and numerous Native American herbal traditions. Some practitioners use highly developed systems of diagnosis and treatment while others base their treatments on individual knowledge and experience. Every person must find the herbal practitioner that is most appropriate for them.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HERBALISTS?
Traditional Western, or Community Herbalists, base their work on traditional folk medicine or indications of historical uses of herbs and modern scientific information. Backgrounds may include folk, Native American, eclectic, wise woman, earth-centered, or other traditions. They may be trained through traditional or non-traditional methods such as apprenticeships, schools, or self-study. Medical or Clinical Herbalists are present in the United States and in most of the nations in the European Union.

Professional education is offered in the USA and throughout Europe in a variety of formats. Most programs cover the traditional uses of herbs, the basic medical sciences of biochemistry, nutrition and anatomy as well as diagnosis and prescription.

The most common titles given to medical herbalists from the Western world include: RH (AHG), Registered Herbalist, American Herbalists Guild; MCPP Member, College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy; FNIMH� Fellow, National Institute of Medical Herbalists; MNIMH Member, National Institute of Medical Herbalists; FNHAA� Fellow, National Herbalists Association of Australia.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the traditional medicine system of China, is the second-largest medical system in the world after Western medicine. TCM doctors go through extensive training in theory, practice, herbal therapy, and acupuncture. Quite a few states now license acupuncturists, and many consider them primary health care providers. Their titles may include L.Ac.� Licensed Acupuncturist; OMD Doctor of Oriental Medicine; or Dip. C.H. (NCCA)� Diplomat of Chinese Herbology from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists.

Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine, (Ayurveda), the traditional medical system of India and Nepal, is the third largest herbal medicine system in the world today. Ayurvedic doctors treat more than 80 percent of the people on the Indian subcontinent and go through extensive training that can last as long as 12 years. Some use the title M.D. (Ayur.) when they come to English speaking countries, while those who have passed the accreditation process of the American Ayurvedic Association are given the title D.Av. Diplomate in Ayurvedic Health Sciences.

Naturopathic Medicine integrates traditional natural therapeutics with modern scientific medical diagnoses and western medical standards of care. Most licensed naturopathic physicians, (N.D.) have received full medical training at one of four fully accredited medical universities in North America. There are currently 13 states that license the practice of naturopathic medicine.

HOW DO I CHOOSE A QUALIFIED HERBALIST?
First and foremost recognize that the relationship between a health care provider and a client should begin with clearly articulated goals and responsibilities. Every client should be fully informed of the experience, training and services provided by the practitioner. Similarly, the provider should clearly understand the goals and desires of the client. Together the client and provider must determine if the experience and services provided meet the needs of the client.

For help in finding a qualified herbalist, either contact your local health food or herb store for referrals, ask for recommendations from people whose judgment you trust, or contact a national organization such as the American Herbalists Guild.

The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists. It is the only peer-review organization in the United States for professional herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants

Herbalists from any tradition with sufficient education and clinical experience, who demonstrate advanced knowledge in the medicinal use of plants and who pass the AHG credentialing process (a careful review by a multidisciplinary admissions board) receive professional status and the title, Registered Herbalist (RH), AHG. The AHG has a developed a code of ethics, continuing education program and specific standards for Registered Herbalists.

The American Herbalists Guild’s roster of Registered Herbalists includes some of the most respected herbal authorities in the United States and abroad.

Please contact the American Herbalists Guild for a free brochure or find a registered herbalist in our National Directory of Registered AHG herbalists.

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Code of Ethics that Registered Herbalist must follow

Clinical Practice

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

Informed Consent/Full Disclosure
AHG Members will provide their clients, potential clients and students with truthful and non-misleading information about their experience, training, services, pricing structure and practices, as well as disclosure of financial interests if they offer a conflict in practice; and will inform their clients that redress of grievances is available through the American Herbalists Guild or through the appropriate agency where the member is operating under a state license.

Confidentiality
Personal information gathered in the herbalist/client relationship will be held in strict confidence by the AHG Member unless specifically allowed by the client.

Professional Courtesy
AHG Members shall present opinions about and experiences with other practitioners and healing modalities in an ethical and honorable manner.

Professional Referral Network
Clients shall be encouraged to exercise their right to see other practitioners and obtain their botanicals and health supports from the source(s) of their choosing.

Referrals
AHG Members shall recognize their own limitations of practice. When they believe a condition is beyond their scope of expertise as an herbalist, or when it is clear that a client is not responding positively to therapy, they will encourage clients to seek further support from other qualified professionals.

Avoiding Needless Therapy
Recommendations shall be based solely on the specific needs of the client, avoiding excessive or potentially needless supplementation.

Environmental Commitment
AHG Members acknowledge that individual health is not separate from environmental health and offer counsel clients to embrace this same Earth- centered awareness.

Humanitarian Service
AHG Members are ready to be open and willing to attend to those in need of help without making monetary compensation the primary consideration.

Quality Botanicals
AHG Members work in good faith to source and use botanicals that are formulated and manufactured in a way that will deliver the desired results, striving to obtain organically and sustainably grown and ethically harvested botanicals whenever possible.

Education & Mentoring

Practitioner as Educator
Practicing AHG Members shall assume the role of educators, doing their best to empower clients in mobilizing their own innate healing abilities and promotion the responsibility of clients to heal themselves.

Additional policies associated with the 2018 Code of Ethics include:

Any member of the public has the right to formally lodge a complaint if they feel a member has violated the AHG Code of Ethics. Read more about AHG Complaints Resolution Process.

reference: American Herbalist Guild website

If you are ready to embark on a wonderful adventure of healing and restoration, you can book your appointment with me today! I promise you that I will always do what is best for YOU.

xoxo

Becky Jo