Understanding my WHY – My doTERRA Compliance Journey
My friend Josh was here at my office one day, he works a lot with folks on “Search Engine Optimization” and Google Analytics. We were talking about some things to write about, and I said, “Well I can’t write that, it wouldn’t be compliant. He said, “That’s just dumb. You should be able to talk about what you want to.” I said “No it’s alright.”, and explained why.
I’m Mary Howard RN with Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOUR’s where we come alongside you and help you in your day with some Natural Solutions.
No, not THAT Recovery….recovery from athletic competition and general strenuous physical exercise.
Resveratrol Helps with Athletic Recovery
Ask any competitive runner, “What is the one thing that keeps you from improving your times?” and they will tell you, “Recovery time.”
There you have it; the most common complaint from any athlete on the planet. People who train must have time for their muscles and tendons to mend and their aerobic systems to adapt. Precious time. They often take every form or vitamin and mineral ever devised by humans and yet, it still takes time…no matter what.
Here’s a true story about a man named Chuck Cash. He was formerly in the U. S. Army for 20 years, retired and begin working as a successful salesman at age 47. His favorite pastime was competitive running; 5K’s, 10K’s, full marathons and rapidly fading dreams of one day competing in Tri-Athlons and pure fantasies of being a ranked Iron Man.
He had begun working at a big box retailer selling room additions and whole house air conditioning upgrades. One afternoon, I happened to have struck up a conversation with him and asked about his “after work” activities as I noticed he was very conditioned. “I run…that’s what I do. It gets me away the active duty I once was in and it gives me a purpose…to improve. But, here lately…I’m thinking about giving it up…these 20 something’s pass me like I am out for a walk…getting old does that to a man.” He was deeply troubled that his competitive spirit was going down in flames.
“Look,” I said, “That is not exactly the way it has to be…you appear in great shape and just need some tuning up.” He laughed a little at my optimism and followed with, “I’ve tried just about every ‘Magic Bullet Drink and Pill’ out there…all are frauds or not really what they promise.”
“Well, just maybe there is something you have not tried.”
“Don’t tell me you sell MLM stuff…I’m not interested!”
“I would not be either! I don’t do MLM and never will. I own a company that has a product that restores the health and vigor of your Mitochondria.”
“I’m sorry, I have no idea what that is…why would it help me?”
“The mitochondria are bits of living material in our human cells that are directly responsible for extracting energy from the food we eat. These are the energy processing centers in all living human cells. But, as we age we start to lose these little systems and we begin to feel our age. By the time we reach advanced age and near death, we have lost so much Mitochondrial material we can no longer stay alive. However, now we know how to directly feed these little things and begin to get our health and energy back. Interested?”
“A Fountain of Youth….yea, sure. And, how much is this miracle?”
I smiled…. “Nothing, at least not for you. I need a person who is a competitive runner to try this product for a whole year and then give me testimony.”
“Well, sounds interesting…again, what is the retail cost of these …bottles?”
“You would need to take one bottle a month and the retail is $59.95 each.”
“Wait a minute, you are telling me you would give me $720 worth of your product for my recommendation at the end of a year? Well, here’s what I’ll do…you give me the product for a year but at the end of the year I will not give you my testimony….” He smiled.
“Okay, but exactly what do I get from this little venture?”
“Data…my testimony is no better than no one else’s but this is…..!” He produced a small 2 ½” by 4” blue notebook from his hip pocket. He opened it and pointed to line after line of times, dates and numbers of all kinds.
“What is that?”
“My run times…every day of the year for the last three years….I’m getting slower and slower. If your product even keeps me level at 47 through 48, you might even get a word or two….but, the data will not lie. If your product shows no slowing in my decline it will go on my list of useless and over hyped junk….fair?”
“Absolutely!” I was ecstatic…my first true data trial of Time Challenger Mitochondrial Formula. The year was 2009.
It was March. I soon forgot about Chuck and his daily runs. One day he came to visit me and announced it had been 4 months since he had begun taking the product. “How are your times now?” I asked. He just smiled and said, “I’ll let you know Tuesday or Wednesday. Tomorrow (Saturday) I’m running a marathon at town lake. Next week will be a good time to get with you because I always need 2-3 days to recover. I’ll let you know then and I’ll show you the times.”
“Okay, guess I can wait for this one! Go win it!”
The following Monday, in walks Chuck with a Silver medallion around his neck. It almost seemed his ears had moved an inch or two back as his smile occupied his whole face! “Got some news….feel like I could run another one right NOW! By the way, got 3rd in my age bracket out of 600+ people and passed more 20 & 30 something’s like they were standing still …AND….with 10 MINUTES OFF LAST YEAR’S TIMES! I’m entering my first Tri-Athlon in October. It works….”
Since then Chuck Cash has gone on to place or win in every competition he has entered. Two years ago he completed his first Iron Man competition. Just to let you know that’s: 1 marathon & a 5K swim & 100 miles on a bicycle…in a single day!
It’s all about RECOVERY.
Chuck could never have been able to do the things he is doing…getting better each year without drastically modifying his recovery times. While other competitive marathon runners were resting up to re-begin their training for the next race, Chuck was on the road or the track faster and with no injuries due to training too hard, too early.
Now, this training formulation product has improved. Time Challenger Labs International, makers of Time Challenger have created Time Challenge Athletic Formula….original Time Challenger with Glucosamine and Chondroitin for extra lubrication of stressed joints and the care and feeding of your essential Mitochondria.
As Chuck would say, “Don’t know about you…but this stuff works! Gotta run…I’m gonna win this one….!!!”
If your joints are acting up and your “Gitta Along” is suffering, you might try the product Chuck Cash now brags about. After all, if you only treat arthritic symptoms and do not feed the body’s systems (Mitochondria) so they can heal, you most likely will not get the rewards (even a little) that Chuck Cash is now virtually taking for granted. Remember: aging is not just about more years….it’s also about BETTER years!
Resveratrol is a phytoalexin, a class of compounds produced by many plants when they are infected by pathogens or physically harmed by cutting, crushing, or ultraviolet radiation.
What are the benefits of Resveratrol?
Resveratrol has many health benefits but the simplest way to describe it as a supplement that nourishes the Mitochondria in the body. It seems to roll back the effects of aging on the cells.
Here are a few of the major things we covered in this video:
Resveratrol Helps Athletic Performance
Resveratrol Protects the Heart
Pre-conditions the heart and brain from damage caused by strokes and heart attacks. Does this by raising the activity of heme-oxygenase, a protective antioxidant enzyme that is usually activated after heart attacks and strokes. This means individuals can sustain a heart attack or stroke and suffer small or no adverse consequences.*
Prevents blood clots that cause strokes and heart attacks by inhibiting the enzyme phosphoinositide 3-kinase.
Increases the activity of an enzyme called human endothelial nitric oxide synthase which then produces nitric oxide, an agent that widens blood vessels and controls blood pressure.*
Resveratrol Helps You Overcome Insulin Resistance
Blocks fatty acid synthase, an enzyme responsible for the conversion of sugar to fat. Resveratrol also inhibits lipase, the enzyme that helps to absorb fat from the digestive tract.
Resveratrol helps to overcome insulin resistance, allowing insulin to enter cells to produce cellular energy, and thus reduces insulin levels in the blood circulation, and subsequently reducing hunger pangs. (High insulin levels tell the body to obtain more calories to burn.)*
Activates a DNA-repair survival gene called Sirtuin 1 that mimics the beneficial effects of calorie restriction. Produces health without having to deprive oneself of food.*
Resveratrol works as an Antidepressant
Works as an anti-depressant by inhibiting the enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO inhibitor).*
Resveratrol Works as and Anti-inflammatory Agent
Inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase, making it an anti-inflammatory agent (COX-2 inhibitor), without the typical side effects seen with Cox-2 inhibiting drugs.
Resveratrol also lowers homocysteine, an undesirable blood protein. Prevents blood clots, bacteria, viruses, cancer cells, and cholesterol plaque from sticking to the inside wall of arteries by an anti-adhesion factor, thus preventing the spread of cancer and infection.*
Resveratrol Protects the Brain
Eradicates brain plaque called beta-amyloid, believed to be involved in Alzheimer’s disease. It does this at very low concentrations (millions of a milligram).
Rescues the liver from a condition known as fatty liver despite a high-fat diet or alcohol consumption. 35% of Americans have fatty liver.
Inhibits the effects of excitoxins like glutamate on the brain. (MSG toxicity)*
Resveratrol Helps the Liver
Prolongs its half-life from 14 minutes to a 9-hour survival in the blood circulation by conjugating with (locking onto) sulfur and glucuronate in the liver (called glucuronidation). Then an enzyme called glucuronidase, which is produced as sites of tumors, infection, and inflammation unlocks resveratrol from glucuronate and delivers resveratrol at the right time and place.*
Resveratrol Has Anti-Aging Effect
Resveratrol inhibits telomerase, the enzyme responsible for shortening the end caps of chromosomes.*
Resveratrol Ha Been Studied on Cancer Cells and Viruses
Cancer cells express a protein called survivin, that allows cancer cells to evade the immune surveillance system, survive and multiply. Resveratrol inhibits survivin.
Resveratrol acts as an antibiotic against bacteria and is said to exhibit strong antibacterial activity against antibiotic-resistant bacteria (vancomycin-resistant Enterococci and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Resveratrol exhibits strong action against all manner of viruses, including the herpes virus (infects 80% of mankind), influenza virus, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Resveratrol is an anti-fungal agent on the grapevine and in the human body and is active against Candida albicans.*
Foods Naturally Rich in Resveratrol
Plants that synthesize resveratrol include knotweeds, pine trees including Scots pine and Eastern white pine, grape vines, peanut plants, cocoa bushes, and Vaccinium shrubs.
Resveratrol is found in that berries, including:
Resveratrol effects the Hormones in the body
It helps lessen the side effect associated with Menopause.
It supports the new cell growth of glands all over the body. Especially protective for the Thyroid and Pancreas.
Is there Resveratrol in wine?
I listen to a lot of videos by Dr. Eric Burg. I have learned from him that there is a little Resveratrol in red wine. But does that mean it is good for you? Not really, Alcoholic beverages hit your insulin receptors 3 times as hard as eating straight sugar or drinking a sugar ladened soda. The 2nd piece of is that Alcoholic beverages take a hit on the liver. The damage that one glass of wine causes to the liver may cause the liver up to a week to repair. The conclusion being that the amount of Resveratrol in a glass of red wine is not worth the damage that the Alcoholic beverage does to your body.
Is drinking wine before bed healthy?
Not really – it hits your body like a sugar making your body work on insulin management instead of healing the cells.
A nice herbal tea before bed would be a much healthier choice.
The Benefits of Sauerkraut – Old time foods made easy
What is Sauerkraut?
Sauerkraut is finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by the formation of natural lactic acid bacteria. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor. During the fermentation process the natura sugars in the cabage leaves are used up leaving a tangy, crunchy, Kraut.
Here is a short video we did that explains what we did and the health benefits. Our video will show how to make Sauerkraut in a Jar
Here is our recipe for Sauerkraut
1 cabbage grates or finely shredded
1 onion grated
2 cucumbers finely sliced
1.5 TBSP of pickling salt. (You want to use an Iodine free so your kraut stays crunchy)
Jo’s Journey with her Grandson who had Severe Eczema
What is Eczema you ask?
Atopic Dermatitis – is dry, itchy skin and rashes on the face, inside the elbows and behind the knees, and on the hands and feet. Scratching the skin can cause it to turn red, and to swell and itch even more.
Here is a real story with amazing results with just a few simple dietary suggestions as a result of a BioMeridian Scan.
Jo’s Grandson suffered from Eczema and had been to many doctors. The family was frustrated with no real good answers to how to best help this child. They went to Dermatologists and tried multiple kinds of creams and other remedies without good results.
Well – Le’ts let Jo Tell you in her own words:
Somewhere between the age of 1 and 2 my Grandson started being treated for Severe Eczema –
His Primary Care Doctor and even a Dermatologist continued to prescribe Steroids and other creams –
I helped my daughter with home remedies and she eliminated milk and other foods.
At one point the Dr did a blood test to identify allergies but nothing healed his skin.
The raw patches on the back of his knees, legs and feet were so severe that he got a staph infection,
I turned to Evelyn…
Her scan results showed Gluten (which earlier I said we had eliminated foods but it was her total results that made the difference)
Sun Screen also showed as skin issue – which putting Sun Screen on his fair skin was always a fight and he would fuss and this we passed it off as just being difficult. We studied Gluten and became aware of everything that has Gluten – It was summer and we switched to a Zinc Sunscreen.
The Little Guy detoxed for about 30 days and then his skin became clear and that little 5-year-old was so happy! He took over his health even at his young age, being aware of what he ate, and would remind you he needed the Enzymes.
This was something we struggled with for over 3 years and so Grateful for Evelyn and how she helped us.
In conclusion: It was amazing to find out that the root of his skin problems came from within. That his digestive tract was yelling for help through his skin. His Eczema became so bad that he had sores on his legs. At one point the sores became infected with staph.
The BioMeridian scan revealed Gluten Sensitivity. That included food and all external products that had Gluten in them.
Simply changing his diet. Adding a few minerals to help detox his body for a while and digestive enzymes his skin and whole body healed.
We would love to hear your story of returning to health with the use of a natural solution.
Adrenal fatigue is a collection of signs and symptoms, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary level. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress
By managing your stress, changing what you eat, when you eat and getting enough sleep you can do a bunch to help yourself.
What Are the Adrenal Glands?
The adrenal glands are small glands located on top of each kidney. They produce hormones that you can’t live without. Cortisol helps you respond to stress and has many other important functions. With adrenal gland disorders, your glands make too much or not enough hormones.
The Adrenal Glands – Beyond Fight or Flight
We all know they control your fight or flight but how does this help or hinder us in today’s fast pace high pace environment?
We are no longer being chased by tigers but to say we don’t have stress would be an understatement for most of us.
Managing stress is an important thing but not always 100% do-able.
What do the Adrenal Glands Do?
The Adrenal Glands help the body keep the balance so that we can feel good and be on top of our game when we need to:
During our workday
During stressful driving situations.
Being calm in annoying situations
but what happens when we have too high a demands on our adrenal glands?
What if we work ourselves into a situation where we depend on the fight or flight body management of our adrenal glands all the time?
You guessed it these glands become “fatigued”
Hi – I’m Mary Howard RN with Powerline Health bringing you another episode of Essentially YOURS. Where we try to come alongside you in your busy life and give you a few extra tools to help you in your day.
The BioMeridian Scan is a test done with a BioMeridian Machine. Using a stylist to touch meridian points on a hand and a foot. It measures the electrical currents of the body and sends your information back through a computer program. The results help tell you where your body is out of balance. Some systems may be over worked and some systems in your body may be under performing. The results help you determine changes needed in your diet, lifestyle, environment as well as supplements that may be helpful.
Hello and welcome to Powerline Health…
Meet Evelyn Hammon RN & Mary Howard RN
(If you prefer to read the content of this video we have it here for you)
This is my friend Evelyn Hammon, and she’s a registered nurse and has been working with people doing Bio-Meridian Scans for 18 years. As she became busier and busier, Evelyn couldn’t work all day doing scans and then mail product at night, it was too much! So we worked out a situation where I help people get the product they need and so I built the PowerlineHealth.com website and then you have the best of both worlds.
Mary is a registered nurse also, and we have loved working together for 10 years.
What is a BioMeridian scan and What Does it do?
It is testing the electrical magnetic field of the body and it does it through what is known as acupuncture points or Meridian points. Hence the name of the equipment is a Bio Meridian scan.
This will measure all these points and show us where there are weak areas where there are inflamed areas and help us see how to rebalance those areas.
What do You Need to do to be Prepared for Your BioMeridian scan?
You actually don’t need to do anything specific. Just do what you normally do. If you normally have breakfast and have coffee, go ahead and have that before coming in. If you’re someone that does intermittent fasting and you don’t eat until noon and your appointment’s at nine, go ahead and do the same thing because we want to see how your body is acting in your everyday life and that will help us see if we need to alter anything. I see people here and run a computer scan on them and it gives us an idea of what their body needs.
I found this great recipe for a home-made vegetable wash. This is so easy to make and so handy to use. Vinegar and lemon essential oil have many antimicrobial properties so it works well to your vegetables with.
Why use Lemon Essential Oils to wash your fruit?
Lemon Essential Oil helps cut through the oily and waxy substances that are used on fruit and vegetables. Some of those substances on the fruits and vegetables are pesticides, some are substances stores use to make the fruit shine and stay fresh looking longer.
Recipe for Vegetable Wash
1 cup filtered or distilled water
3/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp baking soda
10 drops of Lemon essential oil
16 oz glass spray bottle
Spray this on your fruit or vegetables and wait a little bit – then wash. The other way is to put a 2 teaspoons in a basin of water and wash fruit with it.
Emulsify your Essential Oils for your Veggie Wash
The essential oils tend to float to the top of your spray so be sure to shake well before each use. Unless you emulsify the oils into the baking soda – We will show you how to do that on the video.
Vinegar and Baking Soda are important ingredients to help remove the pesticides from the fruit. While lemon has powerful abilities to kill bacteria.
If you are a fan of fruity or sweet drinks, Lime essential oil is your new best friend. Lime essential oil will add a tart, naturally sweet flavor to your favorite slushies, smoothies, or any drink warm or cold.
Have you suffered with the body changes of Menopause as I have? Including the heavy bleeding at times I have used Fibro-T for quite some time but didn’t feel like my body was healing. A relative of mine started going through the same difficulties and her practitioner recommended DIM. So what is it? Stay tuned and we’ll give you the details below. The basic is that it is from Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and all those good cabbage family vegetables that we should eat more of.Read More…
With a sweet lemon fragrance, the Melissa plant, also known as melissa officinalis or lemon balm, is the herbaceous origin of Melissa essential oil.
One of Melissa’s many benefits is calming
This rare oil is extracted from the leaf of the Melissa plant and is cherished by many for its broad array of uses and benefits. Melissa essential oil contains strong soothing properties, and, when used aromatically or topically, it can help promote feelings of relaxation and can assist in calming tension and nerves.
Applied to the center of the forearm – applied neat – people have been known to have excellent results.
Melissa Essential Oil Blends well with other oils
Melissa blends well with citrus oils, geranium & lavender.
What is all the Talk about Collagen with Hyaluronic Acid?
I have been very interested in Collagen lately – I started using it some time back and seem to be having some good results. My fingernails are stronger. I notice less soreness when I do activities that I don’t normally do. It seemed like something you all would like too so here is a bit of research I did that you all might find helpful too:
Wake your kids on the right side of the bed with this energizing diffuser blend. The sweet aromas of Tangerine and Lime blend perfectly with the minty, fresh scent of Spearmint for a perfect morning aroma.
I have spent a lot of time this week talking about teas but replacing other beverages in our life with non-caloric drinks can make life just a little more interesting and break up your day a bit.
Coffee is not that healthy for you
Coffee is not that healthy for you in large amounts – more than one cup a day. Finding something warm to drink in the fall and winter feels like a must. I have actually grown to love hot teas (and cold herbal teas) and hope you will too. Watch our short VideoRead More…