Archive for January, 2012

Bottled water in your car is very dangerous! 






 On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said that this is what caused her breast cancer. 


It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue.. 


Sheryl Crow’s oncologist told her: women should not drink bottled water or anything in plastic that has been left in a car. 

The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue.

So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. 


Pass this on to all the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us! 

Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic! 




This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center … 

No plastic containers in microwaves. 

No plastic water bottles in freezers. 

No plastic wrap in microwaves. 


Dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer. 

Dioxins are highly poisonous to cells in our bodies. 

Don’t freeze plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. 

Recently the Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. 


He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating food in the microwave using plastic containers….. 

This especially applies to foods that contain fat. 


He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastic releases dioxin into the food. 


Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Pyrex or ceramiccontainers for heating food… You get the same result, but without the dioxin.. 

So, such things as TV dinners, instant soups, etc., should be removed from their containers and heated in something else. 


Paper isn’t bad but you don’t know what is in the paper. It’s safer to use tempered glass, such as Pyrex, etc. 


He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the styrene foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons…. 


Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Cling film, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. 

As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. 

Cover food with a paper towel instead. 


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Why Essential Oils are Essential


Young Living Essential Oils are 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade


*Immune stimulating *Supportive of the body’s natural defenses *Supportive of the immune, circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems *Aiding in maintaining normal cellular regeneration *Mood elevating *Antiseptic (topical use only) *High in antioxidants *Aromatic *Oxygenating *Boosting to stamina and energy *Helpful in relaxation *Helpful in managing stress and frustration *Helpful in reducing the appearance of aging *Helpful in the improvement of mental clarity *Helpful in promoting overall health, vitality, and longevity.


What Are Essential Oils

Essential oils are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs and trees through distillation. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of medicine and cosmetic known to man and were considered more valuable than gold. There are hundreds of references to oils in the Bible. The wise men brought the Christ Child gold, frankincense and myrrh. (Clinical research now shows that frankincense oil contains very high immune stimulating properties.) Some of the precious oils which have been used since antiquity for anointing and healing the sick are: frankincense, myrrh, galbanum, hyssop, cassia, cinnamon and spikenard. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing substances found in essential oils.

The Frequency of Essential Oils

The effectiveness of essential oils cannot be fully understood without some discussion of frequency. Frequency is the measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points. Everything has frequency. Pure Essential Oils have very high frequency. Dr. Robert O. Becker in his book, The Body Electric, establishes that the human body has an electrical frequency and that much about a person’s health can be determined by ones frequency. In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio has determined that the average frequency of the human body during the day time is 62-68 Hz. (A healthy body frequency is 62-72 Hz.) When the frequency drops the immune system is compromised. If the frequency drops to 58 Hz. cold and flu symptoms appear, at 55 Hz. diseases like Candida take hold, at 52 Hz. Epstein Bar, and at 42 Hz. Cancer. According to Dr. Royal Rife every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question concerning the frequencies of substances we eat, breath, and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food has a frequency of zero. Fresh produce has up to 15 Hz., dry herbs from 12 to 22 Hz. and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 Hz. Essential oils start at 52 Hz. and go as high as 320 Hz., the frequency of Pure Rose Oil. Clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus etc. cannot live.

Essential Oils Are Aromatic

Essential oils are highly aromatic and therefore many of the benefits can be obtained by simply inhaling them. This can be done by breathing in the fragrance from the bottle or can be diffused into the room. Essential oils when diffused can be the best air filtration system in the world. They will: (1) Purify by removing metallic particles and toxins from the air. (2) Increase atmospheric oxygen. (3) Destroy orders from mold, cigarettes and animals. (4) Fill the air with a fresh herbal aromatic scent. (5) Increase ozone and negative ions in the house which inhibits bacteria growth.

Essential Oils Penetrate

The penetrating characteristic of essential oils greatly enhances their ability to be effective. 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils will penetrate into the body when applied to the skin. Essential oil placed on the feet will be distributed to every cell in the body in 21 minutes. They will even penetrate a finger or toe nail to treat fungus underneath.


Tessa Brauer is a Young Living Distributor # 48482


©2011 Self-Health Essentials LLC

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The Following is Part 2 from the Diamond Leader, Debra Raybern.

With the economy of the world today, what better time is there than to consider

a home based business. Young Living gives us that opportunity.

Debra gives you her story and her take on building her Young Living business.


Tessa Brauer is a Young Living Distributor 48482 


What’s in Store for You in 2012 – Part 2 – Purpose and Abundance


What is in store for you in the year ahead? The same old thing – sick, tired, broke, busted? Or have you planned and purposed to make some changes, make a difference in your life and others, and soar like an eagle. Are you smiling, serving, and sharing?


The current economy may or may not have affected you in a negative way. You may not have any income loss or then again you may still be in recovery mode form a lost job. Economist tells us that about every ten years we have some kind of recession in America. So even if this go-round, your life remained pretty good, will you fair so well in 2020?  You can take action now to place yourself in a better position should any type of economic downturn, governmental changes, or personal issues put pressure on your family.


I was at a crossroads in my life nine years ago. After the sudden and unexpected death of my husband (aortic aneurysm from his Vietnam service exposure to Agent Orange) my daughter and I were left without sufficient income and a huge debt burden. I knew change was going to come in our lives in many ways.  Having been a user of the Young Living products for two years and with a handful of people using them under me, I dismissed the possibilities that Young Living could provide – outside of health issues — and went to work with three part time jobs, all while homeschooling my daughter.


After three years of 14 hour work days six days per week I was exhausted, the bills were getting paid, but the light at the end of the tunnel was still far off. Then I made a phone call to one of my upline Richard Dastrup (Sha-faun Enterprises). Rich had spoken with both me and my husband before about the business side of YL but now, what I really, really needed to know was – will this really work well enough to support us. Now I have read Rich and Shauna’s testimony with YL many times and I knew what a difference it had made in their lives – but you know how that goes – Oh that worked for them but not for me.  Well why not me?


I had nothing to lose by sharing the fabulous products and how they had enriched our lives, so why not give it a shot. My consultation business was rewarding, but required a lot of my time. I was trading time for dollars and the overhead, inventory, etc is quite costly, and the demands left me with little time to spend with family.


So armed with the decision to work the business, and not just let it grow on its own (which was like watching paint dry – not all that exciting and hadn’t worked so far),  I made the decision to put forth a concentrated amount of energy and set aside a specific amount of time each week JUST for my YL business. In less than two months of holding meetings in people’s homes, the returns were apparent and now after six short years (Oct 14, 2005 was my first YL oils meeting) I have reached the level of Diamond and my consulting business is now the part time project.  I’m not finished yet, I still have one more levels to go and getting there means I get to bring people with me. In Young Living you don’t do things alone, you’re a team; and my team is amazing.


I am also able to impact more people through YL than I could ever dream of with personal consultations. The doors my association with YL has opened to me are enormous, (two books Gentle Babies and Nutrition 101: Choose Life! would never have happened), the perks are amazing, (Free exotic vacations and getaways), the friendships cultivated over the years is priceless, my income is more than enough and yes we are debt free. Not a day goes by without my heartfelt gratitude for all those in my YL family and to my Lord Jesus for His abundant favor on my life.


Follow your heart, your passion, your instinct. Sometimes it will mean stepping out in faith. (It did for me and I will say I used a lot of prayer, Abundance and Valor in those days – still do). With the integrity of the company, the products, our leaders and the needs of the people around us for wellness, purpose and abundance, you will be as successful in Young Living as you desire. Don’t quit, it has taken me twelve years to get to this level –stay focused, keep learning and keep sharing. It has taken me nearly ten years to get to this level – if only I had listened earlier. Don’t wait – today can be the day you begin your Young Living journey!


You may be able to use your current business to spread the word about YL all around the globe.  The foundation you set now will allow you to build a skyscraper of a business, which in Young Living we call Diamond and Crown Diamond. Then when you choose to retire (50, 60, 70) your residual income will greatly outpace your 401K and the thousands of people you will have touched will be a reward without measure.


I love the blessings my YL business has given to me and I feel like I am just getting started! My goal for 2012? To support those in my group with the vision to change their lives and the lives of others through the Young Living products so they may each become Silver, Gold, Platinum and beyond. What is your goal? December is a great month to look over the year – what was great about it, what was successful and what needs improving. Write down your goals and the plan to make them reality.


Just maybe 2012 will be your time to shine, I know it’s mine!


Debra’s Eight Rules for Success

1. Use the products daily. When you see for yourself the amazing benefits of using the products on a daily basis, your physical and emotional health will improve. Others will ask you what you are doing and that will give you an opportunity to share the message of Young Living.

2. Sign up for Essential Rewards. Essential Rewards makes it easy to have a fresh supply of your family’s favorite products and the ability to try new things monthly. Plus, you’re earning points for free products.

3. Learn. Learn as much as you can about Young Living’s products and the business by reading the many support books, brochures and third party literature, attending classes, Young Living corporate events (especially convention), listening to the audio recordings, and going to meetings. We have so many opportunities to learn!

4. Share and build seriously. Take your business seriously. Set hours that you will work the business. Be ready to share your experiences when the opportunity arises. Have a sharing package that includes samples of Young Living products. If I could carve out the time, so can you.

5. Get your members involved in what you do. Have fellow distributors share a testimony at a workshop. When I am asked to speak at conventions and expos, I always take budding Silvers and teach them how to share with strangers and help them build their group. Can’t stand up and speak to a crowd – then sit down at the kitchen table with two or three people instead.

6. Ask your new members if they want to build a business. Some people will be so concentrated on the product benefits that they aren’t interested in building a business right away. Share this opportunity with them a few months after joining as well.

7. Support and communicate. Use classes, newsletters, e-mails, or phone calls to stay in touch with your organization and help them be successful. Share of yourself, your time, and your talents.

8. Be diligent, be persistent, be grateful. When you see how much you have been blessed though Young Living, pass it on!

HOPE that you will have the best year ever in 2012, filled with ABUNDANCE, JOY, GRATITUDE, HARMONY and that you LIVE WITH PASSION, and ENVISION a bright future for you and your family.


May God richly bless you in 2012!


Tessa Brauer is a Young Living Distributor 48482


 © Self-Health Essentials LLC 2012


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Trying to make a decision? This video will offer you some assistance in your process.


How to Make Choices from Blossom Benedict on Vimeo.



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Essential Oils

Tessa Brauer is a Young Living Distributor 48482

Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.

While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good.

Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used foraromatherapymassage therapyemotional healthpersonal carenutritional supplementshousehold solutions, and much more.

Young Living Essential Oils, the leading provider of essential oils, offers more than 300 essential oil singles and blends. All Young Living essential oils meet the YLTG standard. This means that every essential oil Young Living distills or sources has the optimal naturally-occurring blend of constituents to maximize the desired effect. Only YLTG essential oils should be used for the primary methods of application, which includeinhalation and application.

Tessa Brauer is a Young Living distributor 48482

©Self-Health Essentials LLC 2012

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