9 Things You’ll Wish You Knew About Whooping Cough

 

9 Things You'll Wish You Knew About Whooping Cough

I didn’t talk about it while we were in the midst of it.  Frankly, I wasn’t ready to.  I was scared.

I gave birth to Baby Quinnly on March 13th and the next month, several members of my family had contracted whooping cough.

I knew little about the disease, but I knew that if they vaccinated against it, it was probably not a pleasant experience.  And believe me, when I say it wasn’t!

Here’s Our Story….

It started out like a cold.  It did come with a cough, but often times, colds do.  It didn’t seem to be a big deal either.  But, one night, the cough got worse!  Way worse.  I mean, coughing until you can’t take a breath worse.  Coughing until you throw up worse.  But it was weird.  Between coughing fits, they didn’t even seem sick.  They would play as normal, have a coughing fit and then continue playing.  After a couple of nights of barely any sleep, due to all of the coughing fits, I decided that something wasn’t right.  I started researching what could be wrong and settled upon whooping cough. I listened to YouTube videos of coughing, poured over symptoms and decided that this must be what my children had.  2 of them were coughing pretty badly at this point and I was really worried that they were going to give it to the baby.  In fact, the toddler was always all over the baby, so I was REALLY worried that he already had given it to her.  Off to the doctor we went, but the doctor didn’t take us seriously.  They didn’t believe it was whooping cough.

They would cough all day, but like I said, it wasn’t horrible.  Then night would come.  Wow, it was bad then!  They would wake up several times a night with coughing fits. As time went on, I learned to sleep through most of them.  If they didn’t puke, anyway.  They slept through most of them, too.

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Naturally Clean with Essential Oils: Body & Home! {Part 4}

Today, is part 4 of a guest series from my friend, Livia.  Several months back, Livia introduced me to Frankincense essential oil to help my 12 year old daughter with her epilepsy seizure auras.  We have been using it with some success in overcoming the auras which has been awesome!  Livia has a lot more knowledge at her fingertips and I know you’ll glean something from it, if you’re at all interested in natural health and essential oils.  Please, give Livia a warm welcome!  

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Welcome to part 4 of our essential oil education series!  If you are just joining us, please check it out here:

Part 1: Essential Oil Basics

Part 2:  Wellness as a Lifestyle

Part 3: Immunity, Energy & Sleep Naturally

Naturally Clean with Essential Oils:  Body & Home

 Healthy & Fit

Over the years I’ve talked to many people who struggle with cravings for sugar, caffeine, pop, etc.   Often they try to lose weight and just get stuck.  I’m sure this is a frustrating place to be.  dōTERRA has an amazing Slim and Sassy weightloss program.  They have a lifestyle change competition each year.  I am so inspired by all the people I see stepping up and taking control of their life and reaching their goals.  It really is about lifestyle… foods, exercise, and releasing fat.  doTERRA’s amazing products are the key (Slim and Sassy plus the TrimShake).  So many people have broken down all the walls they hit with other programs. You really should check it out!

 

Out with the bad—In with the good!

 

I am part of Essential Oil Revolution.  They have created an amazing Slim and Sassy 14 day detox- whole food cleanse.  I did it last fall and I felt absolutely amazing!  They guide and support you in eating whole foods, cleansing your gut and instilling good habits to help you thrive in your life of wellness.  It is a $89 program that I can get you for free with the internship.  Did I mention that it comes with recipes!?  They are yummy too!

 

Clean your space!

I love my cleaners!  I’m working on finding DIY loves for all my household products.  I’ve almost replaced all of my cleaning supplies.  In fac, being a graphic designer has come in handy.  I made cute labels to put on my containers.  Here is a page you can download and print!

-OnGuard / Purify.  I like to add a drop or two do my laundry to give it a boost and get it really clean! (works wonders on sweaty boy smell)

-Citrus oils: naturally cleansing.

-Main Ingredients I use: OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate, liquid castile soap, vinegar, baking soda, borax, washing soda, fels napthsa, citric acid, kosher salt, hydrogen peroxide… I think that’s most of it.  You can follow my pinterest page to see lots of DIY ideas!

Oils and their uses:

These are some things that have been found beneficial in my home and for those I know.

Oregano: most powerful natural antibiotic.  This is a HOT oil.  Be sure to dilute it.  We do it on our feet when we feel like we are getting sick.

OnGuard+:  Awesome product they came out with last year.  It combines the most powerful antibiotics, Antivirals and immune boosting oils in a synergistic way into a softgel that is easily used by the body.  It’s so nice to just grab it when we feel the sickness coming. (way better than trying to fill our own capsules like we used to)  Black Pepper, Oregano, OnGuard & Melissa (one of the super-power oils, expensive on it’s own, but awesome to be included.)

TriEase:  Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint combo in a  convenient softgel.  This is for the allergy sufferers.  Amazing results from this as well.

If you have someone with allergies that doesn’t swallow pills—I put the same oils on their feet or dilute and rub on neck, chest, back and inhale. ( I even did the combo in a sprayer with water for the throat – intense.)  Before the softgel, many people would put a few drops in water and drink it.  That is another option.

Quick Recipe- Quick Cleaning Foam!

Mix 2 Tbsp OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate with 24oz water to make the all purpose spray.

Put some into a foaming pump bottle.

For a quick clean, pump the soap onto the counter and wipe with a paper towel. No need to rinse.  This is great for keeping your surfaces clean.

I Need this in my life! – You can always purchase dōTERRA essential oils and products retail from my store.  But, why buy retail, when you can get them BELOW WHOLESALE and even earn your Natural Healthcare for FREE!! Contact me for details and tons of education resources!!

– If you are drawn to this and need some financial healing, we can help!  Proven system and guidance to help you reach all your goals!

Great News!!!

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Our  Natural Solutions Health Summit is coming up  JULY 14-19th 2014.  It is completely ONLINE!  There are dozens of classes throughout the week – experts from all areas of Natural Health and Wellness.  This is not just essential oils people!  Nutrition, weightloss, candida, hair, cleaning, recipes, etc…  I learn SO MUCH in every session.   Watch as many as possible live and be entered to win HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN PRIZES!!  Catch those you miss on recording later.  It is AMAZING!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the education! Now for the most awesome part–  I have some free tickets available for Sidetracked Sarah readers! These tickets have a $200 value!  And you can have this awesome education for FREE!!!  If something is tugging at you and this may help you find some answers you’ve been looking for, please contact me and let me share this amazing gift with you!

Also check out our Essential Oil Internship  (If you want to jump right in to learn about essential oils and have them in your home!)

*If you would like to attend the internship or join the summit  and do not currently have a wholesale account with doTERRA, please contact mefor a promo code.*

Please Include:

-Name

-Email

-Best Phone Number and time to call

-Natural things you use

-Top 3 health concerns

-Why you want to attend)

Please join us soon for part 5 – the final segment of our wellness education series to learn how you can have access to amazing amounts of support and education as you live a life of wellness.

Livia

www.oils4today.com


Immunity, Energy & Sleep- Naturally! (Wellness series pt 3)

Welcome to part 3 of our essential oil education series!  If you are just joining us, please start here:

Part 1: Essential Oil Basics

Part 2:  Wellness as a Lifestyle

Immunity, Energy & Sleep- Naturally!

Are you On Guard?!

OnGuard is doTERRA’s essential oil blend to boost immunity and fight off sickness.  I like to imagine a big warrior with a sword, ready to attack anything unwelcomed and protect me.  We use it on our feet every morning as prevention.  We diffuse it in our home constantly in the winter to stop the spread of sickness, reduce recovery time and help us avoid the bugs in the first place.  (Several years ago I remember being so sick of being sick.  It seemed that all winter I was home with someone that had a bug.  It would pass around over and over again.  Now we are maybe sick a few days a year.  It’s awesome!)

OnGuard comes in many products:

-Essential Oil Blend (topical, diffused)

-Beadlet (for quick on the go boost)

-Softgel (combined with the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral oils. This has knocked out many sicknesses for us a few hours.)

-Toothpaste (heavenly and safe to swallow)

-Laundry Detergent

-Foaming Hand Wash (stop the spread!)

-Cleaner Concentrate (for cleaning most everything)

 

Wow! The list sure has grown.  I love these products!

 

Energy Boost

-Peppermint: on feet, neck & inhale

-Slim & Sassy: 2-5 drops in a drink of water

-Mito2Max: supplement for stamina & sustained energy

Quality Sleep

-lavender: on feet, neck & pillow.  Inhale.

-Vetiver: if you need help with deep sleep.  Put the tinyest bit on your foot (big toe).  I can do this and 4 hours of sleep feels like a full night. (I do not recommend this, but on those nights when you just don’t get the sleep, it is a lifesaver).

Funny story with this one:  Grandma has a really hard time sleeping and I knew vetiver was good for that. I asked if I could rub her feet.  I used way too much (probably 8 drops or so).  The next day I was totally wasted and couldn’t figure out why.  Just by breathing it and having it on my hands I had slept all night and was drained all the next day.  This is hard core!   Just a tiny bit, please.   (Note:  everyone’s body chemistry is different, so my best oil for a certain issue may not be what works best for you.  Be patient.  You will find the right oil that is best for you.  The greatest resource is the Modern Essentials book.  It is a super easy guide book, A-Z look up your ailment and get recommendations on what has worked for others.)

-Balance/Serenity:  if you suffer from anxiety, This one is great.  Layer balance and serenity on your feet, neck and inhale.

Oils and their uses:

These are some things that have been found beneficial in my home and for those I know.

Melaleuca: great for the skin!  Acne, Boils, Cold Sores  (another funny- my 7 year old had his first canker shortly after I got my oils.  I heard Melaleuca was good and told him he could choose. I warned him it would taste gross, but he would feel better.  He agreed.  I put one drop on his cold sore.  He stuck out his tongue and complained that it was gross.  Of course, I couldn’t take it out.  Less than a minute later… “Wow! It doesn’t hurt anymore, Thanks MOM!”  Melaleuca is his favorite oil and he loves telling his story.)

Lemon: cleans sticky goo off (price stickers, labels, etc..), great white board cleaner, drink in your water daily to help your body flush out toxins (great for all citrus oils), makes a great lemon bar (recipe in Modern Essentials Book 5th ed)

 

Quick Recipe- Sanitizing Spray!

**OnGuard has been clinically studied and is amazing at stopping eColi, Staph, Strep and more… you can wipe the counter (onGuard Cleaner) and bacteria won’t grow for 7 days.  Truly Amazing!   It gets rid of the bad bacteria and lets you keep your good bacteria (unlike alcohol sanitizers that kill everything)

2 oz  misting spray bottle filled with distilled water

5-10 drops OnGuard

shake

*I use this to spray surfaces (doorknobs, lightswitches, toys, etc.) whenever I need to sanitize and especially when someone is sick.   I gave a bottle to each of my kids to spray their hands as sanitizer and we spray throats to avoid or conquer illnesses.

 

Are You Interested in Joining &/or Purchasing doTerra?  

– You can always purchase dōTERRA essential oils and products retail from my store.  But, why buy retail, when you can get them BELOW WHOLESALE and even earn your Natural Healthcare for FREE!! Contact me for details and tons of education resources!!

– If you are drawn to this and need some financial healing, we can help!  Proven system and guidance to help you reach all your goals!

 

Online Health Summit

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Our  Natural Solutions Health Summit is coming up  JULY 14-19th 2014.  It is completely ONLINE!  There are dozens of classes throughout the week – experts from all areas of Natural Health and Wellness.  This is not just essential oils people!  Nutrition, weightloss, candida, hair, cleaning, recipes, etc…  I learn SO MUCH in every session.   Watch as many as possible live and be entered to win HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN PRIZES!!  Catch those you miss on recording later.  It is AMAZING!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the education! Now for the most awesome part–  I have some free tickets available for Sidetracked Sarah readers! These tickets have a $200 value!  And you can have this awesome education for FREE!!!  If something is tugging at you and this may help you find some answers you’ve been looking for, please contact me and let me share this amazing gift with you!

 

Also check out our Essential Oil Internship  (If you want to jump right in to learn about essential oils and have them in your home!)

*If you would like to attend the internship or join the summit  and do not currently have a wholesale account with doTERRA, please contact me for a promo code.*

Please Include:

-Name

-Email

-Best Phone Number and time to call

-Natural things you use

-Top 3 health concerns

-Why you want to attend)

 

Please join us Monday (part 4) to learn how we use essential oils to Clean our homes and our bodies!

Livia

www.oils4today.com