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Can Oregano, Other Essential Oils Destroy Strep Pneumonia Cells ?                                                                
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Researchers have found that some essential oils, oregano, thyme and rosewood oils,
in particular, create an autolytic reaction in organisms, including Streptococcus pneumonia.
Dr. Diane Horne of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, told the 98th general assembly of
the American Society of Microbiology about the serendipitous discovery of the impact of the
oils on cells such as Streptococcus pneumonia.

A co-researcher was spraying aromatic oils in the laboratory. "When I looked at the S. pneumonia
that I was preparing for another experiment, the cells were just falling apart," Dr. Horne reported.
Dr. Horne and coworker Sue Chao, of the Young Living Essential Oil Company of Payton, Utah,
tested the autolyzing properties of 74 different essential oils.

The best results occurred with oregano, thyme and rosewood and intermediate inhibition of the
pathogens was achieved with cinnamon oil and clove oil, Dr. Horne said at a poster presentation
at the meeting. Dr. Horne pointed out that the oils also showed efficacy against E. coli and several
species of fungi.
COMMENT: It is amazing what one can do with herbs. This is a wonderful piece of research
documenting the effectiveness of oregano. It is still not to late to get your garden up and running
and plant some oregano. Oregano is a hardy perennial. For you non-gardening types, that means
this plant will return year after year and provide you with a natural, inexpensive way to stay healthy.
It is a bit late to plant seeds for the season but you can get some good plants from any nursery. I would
recommend the Greek oregano which only grows about 18 inches tall. Avoid the taller 4 foot plants
(Oregano vulgare) as they do not have as much of the effective essential oils.
( this is a fun plant to grow I have several at my store and home. I love our essential oils and the
research that has been done by Dr. Sue Chao is phenominal– this is why I call this company my
herbal liquid pharmacy– Care to learn more see below on my signature line.

Find these oils at www.youngliving.org/48482

STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE

S. pneumoniae (figure 1) is a leading cause of pneumonia in all ages (particularly the young and old),
often after "damage" to the upper respiratory tract (e.g. following viral infection). It also causes middle
ear infections (otitis media). The organism often spreads causing bacteremia and meningitis. S. pneumoniae
is ? hemolytic and there is no group antigen.

Direct Gram staining or detection of capsular antigen in sputum can be diagnostic. The organism grows well
on sheep blood agar.
Autolysin

Pneumococci are identified by solubility in bile. An autolysin (peptidoglycan- degrading enzyme) is released
by bile from the cell membrane and binds to a choline-containing teichoic acid attached to the peptidoglycan.
The autolysin then digests the bacterial cell wall resulting in lysis of the cell. If the cells are grown in ethano-
lamine instead of choline, ethanolamine is incorporated into the teichoic acid. The autolysin then cannot lyse
the cell wall. Understanding how the autolysin works has led to the suggestion that antibiotics (including
penicillin) work together with the autolysin in killing of pneumococci in vivo.
The organisms are also identified by susceptibility to optochin (ethyl hydrocupreine) (figure 2)

Capsule

This is highly prominent in virulent strains (figure 1c) and its carbohydrate antigens vary greatly in structure
among strains. The capsule is anti-phagocytic and immunization is primarily against the capsule. Capsular
vaccines are available for susceptible individuals; immunity is serotype-specific. Using appropriate type-specific
antisera, the capsule on isolated bacteria can be "fixed" and becomes visible microscopically (the Quellung
reaction) which is useful in microbial identification.

The organism also produces pneumolysin that degrades red blood cells under anaerobic conditions
(observed as ? hemolysis).

Complement activation by teichoic acid may explain the attraction of large numbers of inflammatory cells
to the focal site of infection.
Most strains of S. pneumoniae are susceptible to penicillin. However, resistance is quite common.

This was taken from this location http://pathmicro. med.sc.edu/ fox/strep- staph.htm

Don't you just love the net it has many things you can research if you like – But for those that are new I do
strongly recommend our own research it is a magnificent book called the Essential Oil Desk Reference
this is a must and can be purchased at this location www.essentialscience.net
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http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Streptococcus_ pneumoniae- - Is the reference location of the below article. – It is amazing
the power of our YL oils and there is no reason that every family should not have them in their home. Look at what one
drop of oregano cost ($.12) compared to the office call.-
STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE

S. pneumoniae (figure 1) is a leading cause of pneumonia in all ages (particularly the young and old), often after
"damage" to the upper respiratory tract (e.g. following viral infection). It also causes middle ear infections (otitis media).
The organism often spreads causing bacteremia and meningitis. S. pneumoniae is ? hemolytic and there is no group antigen.
Direct Gram staining or detection of capsular antigen in sputum can be diagnostic.

The organism grows well on sheep blood agar.
Autolysin

Pneumococci are identified by solubility in bile. An autolysin (peptidoglycan- degrading enzyme) is released
by bile from the cell membrane and binds to a choline-containing teichoic acid attached to the peptidoglycan.
The autolysin then digests the bacterial cell wall resulting in lysis of the cell. If the cells are grown in ethano-
lamine instead of choline, ethanolamine is incorporated into the teichoic acid. The autolysin then cannot lyse
the cell wall. Understanding how the autolysin works has led to the suggestion that antibiotics (including
penicillin) work together with the autolysin in killing of pneumococci in vivo.

The organisms are also identified by susceptibility to optochin (ethyl hydrocupreine) (figure 2)
Capsule

This is highly prominent in virulent strains (figure 1c) and its carbohydrate antigens vary greatly in structure
among strains. The capsule is anti-phagocytic and immunization is primarily against the capsule. Capsular
vaccines are available for susceptible individuals; immunity is serotype-specific. Using appropriate type-
specific antisera, the capsule on isolated bacteria can be "fixed" and becomes visible microscopically
(the Quellung reaction) which is useful in microbial identification.

The organism also produces pneumolysin that degrades red blood cells under anaerobic conditions
(observed as ? hemolysis).

Complement activation by teichoic acid may explain the attraction of large numbers of inflammatory
cells to the focal site of infection.

Most strains of S. pneumoniae are susceptible to penicillin. However, resistance is quite common.

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Below are tests done and several Young Living Oils that Joy Lindsy sent us a while back.

LABORATORY TEST RESULTS USING YLEOs FOR MRSA, E-COLI, AND ACINETOBACTER BACTERIA

One of our very skilled and credentialed team members, clinical microbiologist Mary Anne Mathewson from San Diego, did some testing in her lab a few months ago to check out several YLEOs for her neighbor's toddler who was diagnosed with MRSA, and whose parents had tried all sorts of medications to no avail. I wrote about it at the time, but was unable to transfer the pictures in her excellent report to e-mail. I have continued to work on it, and I believe you will now be able to receive the full report, pictures included.

Many thanks to members like Mary Anne, who continue to prove to those who are not knowledgeable yet about the power of therapeutic- grade oils, just how potent and viable they are. I understand that Mary Anne's neighbor did use Oregano and Thyme successfully after seeing these test results.

Here is her report:

The Power of Young Living Therapeutic Essential Oils

I am a clinical microbiologist and have worked in hospital settings for the past 25 years. I have witnessed the steady increase in antibiotic resistant strains of various bacteria. The bacteria are able to quickly transfer resistance from one strain to the other. The resistant strains are not only hospital acquired, but are now found within the community; day care centers, military recruits, gym locker rooms, chronic care facilities. The New England Journal of Medicine April 7th, 2005 sites the growing prevalence of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in cities across the US.

Some of the infections have been associated with necrotizing fasciitis.

There is an ever-increasing need for us to fortify our immune systems, as well as look to natural methods to support and protect our bodies and maintain the balance of nature. The bugs are outsmarting the drugs!

I chose to investigate the affect of therapeutic grade Young Living essential oils, all of which have been frequency tested. This means they must conform with the AFNOR (French Association of Normalization) standards for therapeutic- grade essential oils. These oils are steamed distilled at low pressure and temperature. This preserves the complex chemical constituents of the oils. The plants harvested have been grown on organic farms without pesticides, herbicides or fungicides and are free of any synthetic chemicals. The oils I tested are Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Oregano (Oreganum compactum), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and Thieves (a blend of clove, lemon, cinammon, eucalyptus and rosemary).

I tested these oils with these three bacteria: Methicillin- resistant Stapylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli (the most common cause of urinary tract infections), Acinetobacter calcoaceticus (cause of many nosocomial, hospital acquired infections).

Procedure: A 1/2 McFarland suspension of each bacteria was made in tryptic soy broth.

A blood agar plate was completely covered with the bacteria. A 50 microliter sample of oil, equivalent to one large drop, was inoculated onto each individual plate. Olive oil was used as a control. The plates were then incubated for 24 hours in a non-carbon-dioxide2 incubator. Pictures were taken after 24 hours. Four days later, measurements were taken of the area where there was no growth of the bacteria.

RESULTS: When viewing the pictures, note the white to gray area is bacterial growth.

Note: each oil caused inhibition of bacterial growth on the plate.

Area of inhibition

MRSA

Olive Oil Oregano Thyme

Thieves Geranium Melaleuca

Thyme 100%

Oregano 100%

Geranium 1 3/4 inch

Melaleuca 1 1/2 inch

Thieves blend 1 1/4 inch

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Area of inhibition E. Coli

Olive Oil Oregano Thyme

Thieves Geranium Melaleuca

Thyme 100%

Oregano 100%

Geranium 3/4 inch

Melaleuca 2 1/2 inches

Thieves blend 1 1/2 inches

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Area of inhibition Acinetobacter

Olive Oil Oregano Thyme

Thieves Geranium Melaleuca

Thyme 100%

Oregano 95%

Geranium 1 1/8 inch

Melaleuca 7/8 inch

Thieves blend 2.0 inches

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CONCLUSION: Thyme and Oregano are consistently the most effective in inhibiting the growth of all three bacteria; MRSA, Escherichia coli, and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus.

Geranium is second in inhibition to thyme and oregano, when in contact with MRSA.

Melaleuca alternifolia is second in inhibition to thyme and oregano when in contact with Escherichia coli. Thieves blend is second in inhibition to thyme and oregano when in contact with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus.

Bactericidal activity of the oils has not been verified, but this work shows the strong antibacterial powers of two oils in particular; Thyme and Oregano. Each oil has unique chemical constituents. Thyme contains 59-90% alcohols and 12-21% monoterpenes. Oregano contains 60-80% phenols and 10-25% monoterpenes.

These constituents contribute to their antibacterial activity. These oils can be diffused, taken internally in gel capsules and placed topically on the body, including the feet. These two oils should be diluted 20-80 (one part essential oil to four parts vegetable or massage oil). These findings confirm what is already in the literature. Essential oils, the life- blood of the plant, are antibacterial.

These oils are Gods gift of healing to us. I love to share my passion and love of essential oils.

Sincerely,

To Your Optimum Health

Written by Mary Anne Mathewson, CLS, ASCP

References: N Engl. J. Med. 2005:1436-1453, 1485-1487

Stewart, David PHD,DNM (2005)The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple.

Young, Gary D.,N.D. (2002) An Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils.

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THOUGHTFUL QUOTE

Your commitment to other people must be an extension of your commitment to yourself, not at odds with it.

- Paul Ferrini

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One more Testimony on Oregano

Hello Everyone,

From time to time I take my Nansee to an ND Scientist who
specializes in viruses, bacteria, parasites & of course cancer. It's
a long story but mainly we go to have her blood checked. The doctor
knows I am with Young Living Essential Oils. so when I called to make
an appointment he asked if I had an unopened bottle of Oregano and if
so please bring with, I would like to test it.

I have never presented Young Living to him as my main objective. I
was there for care for Nansee. In due time & the right time of course
I will.

When we walked in there was a lady leaving who had Influenza. The
doctor checked Nansee's blood under the scope and then asked if I
brought the Oregano. I handed the bottle to him & he said I want to
tell you something about Gary Young but first I need to get something
to test this with from the other room. When he came back he started
to talk about the test procedure. I reminded him he was going to tell
me something about Gary. Yes Indeed he was.

Your Gary Young is a genius when it comes to essential oils and is
considered a genius in the scientific community. He has without a
doubt the best farms in the U.S. and second to none in the world.
Guess who's gloating hearing all of this? Next he said, aside from
that he also has built the best distillers in the world. All of his
studies of the oils around the world has sure paid off and of course
the contribution of his formulations and writings has put him on top
of a select group.

While he was talking he opened the Oregano and said. " You were
right Maurice, this is good stuff, no need to test it as the smell of
carvatrol in the oil is perfect as is the color." Trust me folks
I had no idea this man new so much about essential oils.

Next, Would you like to see what your Oregano will do to Influenza.
I have it on a slide from the lady who just left. Look in the
telescope first to see what it looks like. It was a black spidery
mass surrounded by blood. Now her sample is between two slides and we
will apply the Oregano to the edge. If it is as good as I say, it
will suck the black mass to it and you will see the mass turn white.
This means of course that it is destroyed. He applied the oil to the
edge and said look now into the scope and tell me what is happening.
I was amazed. The oregano was pulling the black mass toward it and
the mass was turning white.

I then asked him for advice on Anthrax. How would he use Thyme. He
said he would bond Thyme and Oregano and take internally. Bond I
replied. Yes, it has to bond or it will not work. Take a glass flask
and drop in your Thyme. Next put your carrier oil in and mix. Now add
the Oregano and mix. This is how you bond two oils and they must bond
or it's a waste and will do no good.

There you have it. What an exciting day. Maurice
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Don't expect the same results unless you are using Young Living Therapeutic
Grade essential oils and supplements. Also each person is different so they
may not work as well for you as it does for others so try another oil or supplement
that would work better for you.

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It’s usually about this time many people begin to wander from their resolutions and goals. Factors can include family time, health, work, and energy level, but we need to ask ourselves if these are legitimate concerns or just excuses. I often find myself letting my laziness justify my excuses, especially when my goals are not always on my mind. If we aren’t seeing the results we thought we would, we need to evaluate the situation to see if we are the ones holding ourselves back. Looking at ourselves from within, do we see someone who is looking for easy solutions or someone willing to do what it takes, no matter how difficult it may seem?

Sure, we may be eating better, and exercising regularly, but if we’re not getting the results we want, it may feel empty like we’re just going through the motions. This type of approach brings emotional barriers that keep us from our reachable goals. We begin to lack motivation, drive, and determination, and it’s up to each of us to overcome this mentality and eliminate these excuses. Luckily I have a few product suggestions for this problem.

Motivation™ essential oil is perfect before and after daily exercise to assist with moments of procrastination and laziness by promoting feelings of action and accomplishment.

Highest Potential™ essential oil should be included throughout the day to uplift and inspire yourself and boost your self-confidence.

Hope™ essential oil allows you to get back on track by reconnecting with your feelings of strength and stability in those moments where you feel you may have wandered from your goals.

Additional products: Valor®, Magnify Your Purpose™, Joy™, and En-R-Gee™

What oils help push you through your moments of laziness and procrastination?

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How to Double Fat Loss With Your Camera and Pen

 

As you have probably heard a thousand times, a diet is only good if you stick with it. And the data supports this entirely. In fact, Traci Mann, a UCLA psychologist, found that more than 80 percent of people followed for at least two years gained back more weight than they lost*… and this was for successful dieters!

This is due to some hormonal problems you are now aware of – and basic human nature! We are creatures of habit, and if we don’t create success rituals it becomes really hard to get rid of old habits.

However, there is hope. Below are two of the best research backed methods for staying on track and making weight loss permanent.

 

Keep a Food Diary

Keeping a food diary can double a person’s weight loss, according to a study from Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research**. The findings, from one of the largest and longest running weight loss maintenance trials ever conducted, are something to take seriously.

“The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost,” said lead author Jack Hollis Ph.D., a researcher at Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon. “Those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records. It seems that the simple act of writing down what you eat encourages people to consume fewer calories.”

“Keeping a food diary doesn’t have to be a formal thing. Just the act of scribbling down what you eat on a Post-It note, sending yourself e-mails tallying each meal, or sending yourself a text message will suffice. It’s the process of reflecting on what you eat that helps us become aware of our habits, and hopefully change our behavior,” says Keith Bachman, MD, a Weight Management Initiative member.

And now that most phones have cameras, I have found that taking pictures of every meal and then uploading them daily to be highly effective.

 

Measure Your Results

Study after study suggests that those who weigh themselves more frequently are more successful at losing and maintaining their weight loss.

The National Weight Control Registry, a database of members who have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept the weight off for nearly 6 years, shows one positive habit – 75% of those in the Registry weigh themselves at least one time each week.

And the participants who weighed themselves daily did even better over the long term.
I recommend you weigh yourself daily. This way you will “catch” when your weight starts to go up or is not moving.

Make sure you weigh yourself at the same time every day to establish a ritual… the best time is in the morning right after you wake up and go to the bathroom.

Then chart this in your journal next to your food entries or picture library.

Remember that you will have normal daily fluctuations and also that the scale does not register the ratio between muscle and fat. For this you can get a body fat scale or use a tape measure once a week to check your waist and thigh area.

The main thing is to create these rituals… this is what people who lose weight permanently do, so you might benefit as well.

 

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