"There appears to be a
40-year rule in medicine. Major discoveries have required over 40
years before becoming generally accepted. Thus, the English navy added
citrus fruits to the navy diet 40 years after Dr. James Lind proved they
were curative for scurvy. During those 50 years, an estimated 100,000
English seamen died from scurvy - the high price of delay."
~Abram Hoffer, MD, Ph.D.
Forty-two years ago,
Dr. Myron Brin showed that the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), developed
by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, was
dangerously low for most nutrients. He also showed that long before a
diagnosable disease appears, even slight nutrient deficiencies cause
physiological and psychological problems, such as slow brain function,
insomnia, irritability, and nightmares. Today, we know that essential
nutrient deficiency is even more dangerous than that; it lies at the root of
all our major health problems. The good news is these deficiencies are
totally preventable. We can all reduce the risk of most health
problems by improving what we place in our mouths.
The Root of the Problem
Current research all points to the same conclusion: our nation's health is
being undermined by a a massive inflammation epidemic. Inflammation
happens in response to stimuli like injury, illness, poor food, stress, and
medication. When inflammation happens in a healthy body, cells produce
cytokines (cell signaling chemicals) and make a 911 call, engaging the
body's "emergency" cells. These cells control inflammation, capture
invaders, and repair damage. These cells, like all cells, run on
essential nutrients; when ample essential nutrients are available, they turn
inflammation into healing. When essential nutrients run low, inflammation's fire never
gets put out. Left unchecked, inflammation
damages cells, tissues, and eventually whole organs and systems.
Medicinal science calls this condition chronic systemic inflammation.
Research links all of the top killers, even rapid aging, to this condition.
"In the US today, the average
50-year old woman survives to age 81. If we were to conquer the two
leading causes of death - cancer and heart disease - it would only extend
the woman's life span to 88... If we were to slow aging, on the other hand,
the woman would not only be less likely to die of caner, heart disease and
other killers, but would also be healthier, more vigorous and more youthful.
She would live to well over 100, with the prospect of a much longer, much
healthier life span." ~Dr. Saul Kent, Director Of The
Life Extension Foundation
Four Steps to Control
It seems simple:
control inflammation, and you slow aging and improve health dramatically.
Drug companies understand this and are rushing to corner the
anti-inflammatory market. However, Young Living offers natural,
holistic solutions with only one side effect - extraordinary long-term
Here is a simple four-step
approach to start controlling inflammation today:
Identify and eliminate or
dramatically limit anti-nutrients.
Get enough essential
Assimilate the essential
Give it time.
Identify and eliminate or
dramatically limit anti-nutrients.
Anti-nutrients include junk food;
stress; toxins and illegal, prescription, and OTC (over-the- counter) drugs. While eliminating
anti-nutrients and their damaging effects is the best thing to do, it can be a
challenge. Anti-nutrients are often near and dear to those who crave them.
Mark Twain once said, "I know full well that if I gave us smoking it would add
ten years to my life. But those would be ten years without a cigarette."
Our occasional treats have become habitual ones. A recent Los Angeles
Times survey found that junk-food calories comprised 30 percent of the average
person's diet, and people consume 1,000 percent more sugar than our ancestors
did. That's a lot of junk food and sugar, especially when considering how
many essential nutrient antidotes are required to counteract all the poison.
Get enough essential nutrients.
Two key questions should come to mind: What are essential nutrients? How can I
get enough? Almost all essential nutrients fall into two main categories
and nine subcategories:
essential amino acids from protein
essential fatty acids
fiber (soluble + insoluble)
Essential nutrients are considered
essential for several reasons:
Proper levels are necessary to
thrive and be healthy.
The body can't produce them on
They must be assimilated
through food and supplements.
Without enough essential
nutrients, a deficiency disorder will develop e.g. no calcium = rickets; not
vitamin C = scurvy; and no water = dehydration
"Since most of us, through poor
inheritance, are nutritional cripples, our need for nutrients is often greater than normal. Therefore some individuals need larger amounts of vitamins,
metals, trace elements, fatty acids and amino acids than can be obtained from
even the best foods and will never be well until these are supplied as
supplements." Granville F. Knight, MD
In today's world, the nutrient
protection we get in the occasional "square meal" is like using a BB gun
against a tank. To catch up and keep up with today's extraordinary
demands, we must flood our systems with essential nutrients. We must eat
fresh fruits, vegetables, and nutrient-dense superfoods, cleanse routinely,
supplement daily, and supercharge the whole process with plant medicine's
missing link: therapeutic-grade essential oils. Recently, Young Living
packaged foundational essential oil nutrients together with key essential
nutrient products to create the Core Essentials primary nutritional program.
This fantastic new program includes NingXia Red, Longevity (improved formula),
Omega Blue (new product), and Balance Complete (new product).
"Most vitamins produce optimum
results in the presence of certain naturally occurring 'cofactors,' such as trace
minerals, enzymes and coenzymes as well as other vitamins." ~The Weston A. Price Foundation
Adopting Young Living's Core
Essentials program will create tremendous, life-giving synergy. The
following section highlights why these products were chosen and how they work
together for a comprehensive effect. Remember the list of essential
nutrients and see how each is represented.
It all starts with NingXia Red. This is no ordinary "juice" - it's an
infusion. This means, first and foremost, it is infused with Young
Living's therapeutic-grade essential oils. Secondly, it is an infusion
preparation, meaning NingXia Red utilizes all the fresh, whole Ningxia
wolfberry parts, not just the juice. This one-of-a-kind preparation blends
Ningxia wolfberry puree with other premium super fruits to supply an incredible
depth and breadth of critical antioxidants like superoxide dismutase (SOD), rare
protein-polysaccharides, and a host of other key micronutrients, including
liver-supportive cerebrosides and pyrroles.* Thousands of satisfied customers
testify that this product is remarkable!
Ever been in a tight spot and wished you had a big, tough bodyguard? Now
you do. Longevity was built on centuries of tradition, supported by
impressive research and created with pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
It embodies Young Living's unique and powerful place in the universe. It is
an anti-aging, antioxidant supplement of awesome proportions and specializes in
fat-soluble antioxidants, a type of antioxidant often overlooked. Studies
on compounds in Longevity confirm they protect the body's most fragile tissues
and prevent abnormal cell growth.* Longevity is an essential as a daily
multivitamin; consider it your daily, essential oil multi-nutrient.
Remember; stop oxidation, stop inflammation, and stop the damaging cycle before
Start everyday with Longevity and
NingXia Red, and you body will be primed for the third vital nutritional pillar:
fat. There are good fats and bad fats. Omega-3 essential fatty acids
found in fish oil are among the best good fats. Volumes of research confirm
that omega-3 fats reduce systemic-inflammation and support cardiovascular,
joint, eye, brain health, and much more.* While eating more fish is one way to
consume these essential fatty acids, it is important to note that fish is often
high in mercury and other toxins. A great choice is to supplement daily
with pure Omega Blue. Historically, mankind used powerful aromatic plants
to protect fragile fats from rancidity. Essential Omegas brings the
world's best animal and plant nutrients together again.
Not only does this product
provide a clinically proven dose of pure, un-concentrated fish oil, but it also
contains our proprietary Omega Enhance™ essential oil blend. This oil
blend strengthens omega-3 fats to support a healthy immune response* with
precious essential oils such as blue (German) chamomile and myrrh.
Lemongrass essential oil, clinically shown to support normal cholesterol levels,*
supports the heart-healthy effect of omega-3 fats, while clove essential oil
protects these fragile fats during encapsulation, while in the bottle, and
during metabolism. Omega Enhance essential oil blend makes Omega Blue ten
times more stable than other fish oil. Plus, our Precision Delivery
coating technology can triple omega-3 absorption by releasing these stable,
bioactive nutrients directly into the intestines.
This whole-food based meal replacement is both a powerful nutritive energizer
and cleanse. Balance Complete is like a who's who in superfoods.
Whole Ningxia wolfberry powder and nutrient-dense brown rice bran join barley
grass, extra virgin coconut oil, aloe vera, cinnamon powder, and our
proprietary whey protein blend.
Balance Complete is high in fiber, high in
protein, and contains the good fats, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals needed for
a nutritionally dynamic meal. The most exciting ingredient in the product
is Young Living's proprietary V-Fiber™
blend. This blend supplies an impressive eleven grams of fiber
per serving by combining whole food and nutrient dense fibers like rice bran.
Ningxia wolfberry powder, and inulin with fiber concentrates like larch
polysaccharide (arabinogalactan), konjac, and sodium alginate (seaweed).
Research from the Life Extension Foundation shows that fiber blends produce more
viscosity (thickness) and have a greater effect than singular fiber sources.
A more viscous fiber forms more bulk, absorbs more toxins, and satisfies the
appetite better while balancing blood sugar.
Another noteworthy ingredient is
the pure whey protein that makes up the bulk of amino acids in Balance Complete.
It is a hormone-, antibiotic-, and chemical-free whey protein. It
impressive amino-acid profile is non-denatured and has the highest protein
efficiency ratio, meaning it's perfect for building tissue and activating immune
boosting glutathione production.
The Core Essentials primary
nutritional program utilizes these four core products in two ongoing health
1 - Routine cleansing
with the five-day nutritive cleanse
Good health begins with a healthy
bowel. Three is no need to punish yourself with a lengthy fast or vigorous
cleanse to get started. At the heart of the program is a gentle, five-day,
nutritive fiber cleanse. This five-day cleanse should be done at least
once a quarter, but it can be done more often if preferred. During the
five day cleansing period, you should
+ Drink at least 6 ounces of
NingXia Red daily.
+ Drink at least 1/2 ounce of
water daily for every pound of body weight.
+ Replace all three daily meals
with Balance Complete.
+ Snack only on fresh, raw fruits
+ Supplement three times daily
with Digest + Cleanse softgels to enhance cleansing, digestion, and nutrient
2 - Daily building and
cleansing maintenance with Core Essentials
After the initial cleanse, make
the Core Essentials part of your permanent daily nutritional regimen. This
means you should:
+ Drink 1-3 ounces of NingXia Red
+ Take one Longevity softgel
+ Take one Omega Blue softgel
three times daily.
+ Replace your least nutritious
meal with Balance Complete.
(for better weight management,
replace two meals. *)
Note this is just a starting
place. More intense and targeted nutrients may be required for you individual
the essential nutrients.
The routine cleansing and daily
regimen Core Essential prepares your body, specifically your bowel, to digest,
assimilate, and maximize essential nutrients. Whole-food products like
NingXia Red and Balance Complete are easily digested. Balance Complete also
supplies a specialized enzyme pack. Supplementing with Digest + Cleanse
soft gels will soothe the bowel, prevent gas, and stimulate liver, gall bladder,
and stomach secretions, this aiding digestion and absorption. Using a wide
variety of essential nutrients together also enhances bioavailability. To
further aid the digestive process, add Young Living's Essentialzyme™
to your routine.
Step Four:Give it time.
Commit to following the program
for at least sixty days; if possible, follow the plan for ninety days.
Take an overall healthy inventory and track your progress. Realize that
this program is only meant to provide a primary nutritional foundation; as you
continue on this program, add other targeted Young Living products for specific
health goals for a complete transformation. When the right raw materials
are available the body can do remarkable things, and then time will health the
wounds. Don't be surprised if you begin to see positive changes quickly -
these are not ordinary nutritional products. All Young Living essential
oils and oil enhanced products provide pure, living plant energy, and most people
notice an exceptional difference right away.
"There is an urgent need for a
worldwide nutritional wake-up call, and Young Living is perfectly suited to
answer this call in a unique and powerful way; let us assist you in your
quest for better health. I invite each of your to join this exciting and
rewarding work to improve the well being of yourself. As we work together, the
effects of our labors will change countless lives."
~D. Gary Young
There is much to know about
learning and sharing
Young Living Essential Oils and Oil Enhanced Products
and supplements. If you can't find everything you are looking for on this
website, I will be happy to assist you. Simply contact me with your
question and I will do my best to guide you on your journey through
Nature's Healing Treasures!
Disclaimer Notice: *This statement has not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration. This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not
meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any
specific health condition nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease. Please seek attention from a qualified healthcare
professional before beginning any new nutritional or supplement program. ****
Editor's Note: This article is reprinted with permission of Young Living,
Lehi, UT 84043 U.S.A.