I listen to the news while I am preparing dinner and have noticed that the drug companies are sponsoring the news. It will forever amaze me to hear all the side effects of various medications and wonder why would anyone ever want to use them after hearing about them? With all of this advertising doctors are noticing that people come in naming the medications they want. It seems the advertising is working for the drug companies, but why are people turning a blind eye to all of the side effects?
Some of the really dangerous drugs are psychiatric drugs. The Columbine High School shooters were on psychiatric drugs at the time they shot their classmates in 1999. Suicidal tendencies and violent, destructive thoughts are some of the admitted behavioral side effects of mind-altering prescription medications. Due to the “privacy act” it is getting harder and harder to get disclosure on more resent shooting suspects. Read more about drugs and NOT guns are the problem.
Herbs and Essential Oils are great alternatives to medications. I have been using Dr Christopher's Mindtrac off and on for over 15 years for anxiety/stress related issues. I have used Mindtrac when I need it for a day, a week, a month or several years, and I always know when I don’t need it and have no problems discontinuing use. David Christopher recommends taking Dr Christopher's Relax-Eze along with Mindtrac - I have used both formulas alone but never together. I started taking Relax-Eze along with the Mindtrac and am amazed, this has been my best beginning of the year ever. I am always stressed with the added work at the first of the year and suffer from seasonal depression. I love these formulas, there are no negative side effects and no need to visit a doctor to get a prescription. I am in control of when I need it and how often I take it - and I feel great!
Some great Garden Essence essential oil blends for anxiety/stress/depression: Belief, Citrus Blend, Composure, Happy Memories, Oasis, and Release. Essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil, as they are strong and for the most part not meant to be used “straight”. I use the Fractionated Coconut Oil as the carrier oil because it has a very long shelf life. I always have empty roller bottles to mix the oils. Fill the roller bottle with the carrier oil, and add up to 10 drops of your choice of essential oils, either blends or singles of your choice. Use on the bottoms of feet, back of the neck, wrist, etc. Diffuse them into the air with an oil warmer, put a teaspoon or so of carrier oil and add a few drops of essentail oils.
Sleeping pills are another source of drugs that have side effects similar to the psychiatric drugs. Nite Cap is a great essentail oil blend for sleep. Most relaxing oils are flowers and I don't like the smell, so putting it on the feet is a great place to use them. A bottle of Nite Cap will last me a couple of years using it in the roller bottle with a carrier oil.
Yesterday I cricked my neck and immediately felt the tightness in my neck and shoulders. I made a roller bottle of “Blue” which is a new blend we added for inflammation and sore muscles. I can't believe how well it is working, I feel much better! So worth it to have things on hand when you need them!
Essential oils are affordable and easy to use. Many people are switching from the network market brands to our Garden Essence Oils. Our regular pricing is half to one third of the price for the same quality oils. This month save 30% on Essential Oils through 11:00 am MT February 28th.