10 Reasons to Learn Raindrop from a CARE Instructor

In this issue of the Raindrop Messenger: 10 Reasons to Learn Raindrop from a CARE Instructor Find A Care Class Advanced Bible Oils and CCI Summit Health Tip: Myrtle Oil and the Feelings ofAnger and Divisiveness and Healing the “Abdominal” Brain Featured Book: The ABC’s of Building a Young Living Organization Featured Instructor: Sherry Cummings Strayer, FCCI, LMT, BSN, BCRS, LSH, CCT II, CNHP By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director 10...

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Lookin’ Out My Back Door

In this issue of the Raindrop Messenger: Lookin’ Out My Back Door Find A Care Class Advanced Bible Oils and CCI Summit Health Tip: Long COVID is now connected to Adrenal Fatigue! Supervisor Training For CCIS Featured Book: Killing Cancer Not People Featured Instructor: Tammy Struebing, LCCI By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden;and there He put the man whom He had formed.Genesis...

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The Point of Power: Making Changes in the Here and Now

In this issue of the Raindrop Messenger: The Point of Power: Making Changes in the Here and Now Find A Care Class Advanced Bible Oils and CCI Summit Leaves of Clover Health Tip: Luck O’ the Irish CARE Instructors Zoom Meeting Supervisor Training For CCIS Featured Book: Heal Your Body Featured Instructor: Marie Koepke, RN, LCCI, NBCR By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director The Point of Power:Making Changes in the Here and Now “The...

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A Rose by Any Other Name

In this issue of the Raindrop Messenger: A Rose by Any Other Name Find A Care Class Sex in Advertising Featured Pamphlet: Love Is A Choice Health Tip: Peruvian Chocolate Featured Book: Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple Featured Instructor: Karen Birdsall FCCI, LMT, BCTMB By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director A Rose by Any Other Name Billions of dollars are spent on roses in the month of February and are given as a sign of...

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Success or Failure in the New Year?

In this issue of the Raindrop Messenger: Success or Failure in the New Year? Make This Your Year of Transformation Health Tip: Fat-Burning Soup and Cleanses Featured Book: Hands Of Life Featured Instructor: Priscilla Hervey, M.Ed., FCCI, LSH, BCRS, CAC, CHC By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director Success or Failure in the New Year? Why does it seem so difficult to make the changes that we want to make in life? Every year, come...

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He Who Laughs… Lasts

In this issue of the Raindrop Messenger: He Who Laughs… Lasts CARE Ornaments Health Tip: Frankincense and Myrrh Featured Book: Healing Oils of the Bible Featured Instructor: Tonya Peterson, LCCI Books by Dr. Tonya Peterson By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director He Who Laughs… Lasts Laughter is good for you, and that’s no joke. We’ve all heard the adage that laughter is the best medicine. Science and scripture back up the claim that...

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Developing Gratitude for All Around Success

Developing Gratitude for All Around Success By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director “In everything give thanks…” – I Thessalonians 5:18 As Thanksgiving rolls around, many Americans turn their minds toward gratitude. Of course, you don’t have to live in the US to develop an attitude of thankfulness. But Thanksgiving can be a great reminder of the importance of gratitude. While some may think of gratitude as nothing more than a social nicety, or an expected sentiment...

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Oregano and Thyme A Dynamic Duo

Oregano and Thyme A Dynamic Duo By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director With winter quickly approaching, many of us look for ways to reinforce our amazing immune systems. Two particular essential oils keep coming to my attention recently: oregano (Origanum vulgare/compactum) and thyme (Thymus vulgaris). Both oils are fantastic options for supporting the immune system. In the world of Raindrop Technique we sometimes refer to oregano and thyme as the “Dynamic Duo,” as these...

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CARE Summit 2023 at Highland Flats Tree Farm -September 2023

CARE Summit 2023 at Highland Flats Tree Farm By Anthony Stewart, FCCI, Executive Director Every year CARE Instructors come together for our Annual CCI Summit so that we can refresh, learn, and grow. What better way to further our love and knowledge of essential oils than to experience firsthand how essential oils are grown, harvested, distilled, tested, and bottled! In early August we gathered at the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm and Distillery in Naples, Idaho. CARE...

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Lee’s Departure – Volume 15, Number 1

Lee’s Departure Originally Posted Spring 2017 1. LEE’S DEPARTURE~^~by David Stewart, PhD LEE’S PREPARAION TO MEET HER LORD My wife, Lee, had retired from our business, and from any regular duties in CARE, a year of so ago. She had been slowing down since late 2015, and began focusing on getting things in order for what she sensed to be the imminent conclusion of her earthly life. This, she had been thinking, was not far into the future, even though...

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Our Volcanic Diamond Trip to Hawaii – Volume 14 Number 3

Our Volcanic Diamond Trip to Hawaii Originally Posted Summer 2016 1. Our Volcanic Diamond Trip to Hawaii~^~by David Stewart, PhD Each year Young Living pays for an exotic trip to some exciting destination for all of the Diamonds, Crown Diamonds, and Royal Crown Diamonds. This year, during the week of May 8-16, 2016, we went to the “Big Island” of Hawaii where Young Living is establishing a Sandalwood Plantation and Distillery. Lee and I have visited Young Living...

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The Story of Aroma Life – Volume 14 Number 2

The Story of Aroma Life Originally Posted Spring 2016 The Story of Aroma Life~^~by Diane Mora Aroma Life is a blend of essential oils offered by Young Living, and I thought it would be interesting to tell how and why Aroma Life came to be formulated. This is my recollection from Gary Young’s account which he has mentioned many times over the years, but I don’t know if it is in writing anywhere. The story starts in 1989 or 1990 in Kansas where Gary was teaching a class....

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From Branson to Taiwan – My Asian Odyssey – Volume 14, Number 1

From Branson to Taiwan – My Asian Odyssey Originally Posted Winter 2016 1. From Branson to Taiwan – My Asian Odyssey~^~^~ by David Stewart, PhD The year, 2015, was one of the busiest years of my life, with the last two months, November and December, the busiest time of all. Almost all of my time last year was spent focusing on Young Living and Essential Oils. During the first ten months, from January through October, While I loved the travel, the people,...

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In Case You Heard Any Rumors – Volume 13, Number 3

In Case You Heard Any Rumors Originally Posted Summer 2015 1. In Case You Heard Any Rumors~^~^~by David Stewart, PhD If you have heard any rumors that I, David Stewart, have affiliated myself with any Essential Oil Company other than Young Living Essential Oils, Inc., please disregard them as false because they are untrue and have no basis in truth. As a Young Living Diamond Distributor, my loyalty to Young Living, and to Gary and Mary Young, is complete and without...

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It’s Spring and Allergy Season Again – Volume 13, Number 2

It’s Spring and Allergy Season Again Originally Posted Winter 2015 1. It’s Spring and Allergy Season Again~^~by Gloria Miller For some of us, it’s “that time of year” again. Meteorologists are now alerting us to the presence of pollen in the air, which can cause a lot of misery for those who are sensitive to it.But taking pharmaceuticals isn’t the answer. Why? For several reasons! First, pharmaceuticals are created to SUPPRESS SYMPTOMS....

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Overcoming Diabetes: An Amazing Ecuador Bonus – Volume 13, Number 1

Overcoming Diabetes: An Amazing Ecuador Bonus Originally Posted Winter 2015 1. Overcoming Diabetes: An Amazing Ecuador Bonus~^~by David Stewart, PhD Last year (2014) my wife, Lee, and I spent 10 weeks at the Nova Vita Clinic on the Young Living Farm near Guayaquil, Ecuador. She had been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer that had begun in her right breast and had metastasized to her lungs, liver, and lymphatic system. The doctors said she probably had only 4-5 months to live,...

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The Challenge of Being #1 in the World – Volume 12, Number 3

The Challenge of Being #1 in the World Originally Posted Fall 2014 1. The Challenge of Being #1 in the World~^~by Nancy Sanderson, David Stewart, & YL Corporate All of us who are loyal Young Living members have experienced the extreme waits on the telephone when placing orders and the extended delays to receive our products once an order has been placed. While these are temporary, but significant, inconveniences, Young Living is doing all it can to take whatever means...

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Lee’s Successful Protocol for Breast Cancer, by David Stewart, PhD – Volume 12, Number 2

Lee’s Successful Protocol for Breast Cancer, by David Stewart, PhD Originally Posted Summer 2014 1. Lee’s Successful Protocol for Breast Cancer~^~by David Stewart, PhD TABLE OF SUBTITLES Strategies of An Unlikely Candidate The Stages of Cancer Oncologist’s Recommendation Refused Therapies Lee Received in Ecuador Insertion of a PICC Line Implants & Colonics Foods Not Eaten Other Foods Served The Cost of Treatment at Nova...

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An Effective Herbal Treatment for Cancer by Lee Stewart – Volume 12, Number 1

An Effective Herbal Treatment for Cancer Originally Posted Spring 2014 1. An Effective Herbal Treatment for Cancer~^~^~^~by Lee Stewart In the Spring of 1996 I wrote an introduction to an article that we stumbled upon about Rene Caisse, “Canada’s Cancer Nurse.” We would like to share this information with you. My mother had a recurrence of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1995. We had her admitted to the hospice program so I could care for her in our home....

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Are Chakras New Age?, by David Stewart, PhD – Volume 11, Number 4

Are Chakras New Age?, by David Stewart, PhD Originally Posted October – November – December Winter 2013 1. ARE CHAKRAS NEW AGE?~^~^ by David Stewart, PhD Chakras are not “New Age.” They are Old Age being rediscovered. They are mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The Jews even have a symbolic representation for the seven Chakras in their Menorah of seven candles, the center one representing the heart chakra. (For a good reference...

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Harmonies Melodies and Symphonies with Essential Oils – Volume 11, Number 3

Harmonies Melodies and Symphonies with Essential Oils Originally Posted July – August – September Summer 2013 1. Harmonies, Melodies and Symphonies with Essential Oilsby David Stewart, PhD Question. Which is best? (1) To apply oils sequentially one at a time in layers? Or to mix and apply them all at once as blends? I could answer with a question: “What do you want? Melodies, Scales, and Arpeggios? Or Intervals, Harmonies, and Chords?” However,...

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How I Survived a Black Widow Bite with Prayer and Oils – Volume 11, Number 2

How I Survived a Black Widow Bite with Prayer and Oils Originally Posted April – May – June Spring 2013 1. How I Survived a Black Widow Bite with Prayer and Oils~^~^~^~^by Don Eagleston DAY ONE On February 9, 2013 I was bitten at least three times by a spider while moving some pieces of house siding. When in a hurry, we do not often slow down and take precautionary measures. Normally, objects are checked for spiders before moving them. However, this time,...

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We Don’t Sell – Volume 11, Number 1

We Don’t Sell Originally Posted January -February – March Winter 2013 1. We Don’t Sell~^~^~^~^by David Stewart WE DON’T SELL ANYTHING The way we build our Young Living business is the same way Jesus and his disciples built the early Christian Church. They didn’t go out to “sell” the Gospel. They just went out and made it known. People could then “take it, or leave it.” When people were not receptive, Jesus and his disciples simply moved on to where...

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Love Is A Choice – Volume 10, Number 4

Love Is A Choice Originally Posted Fall 2012 1. LOVE IS A CHOICEby David Stewart How many of you are married and chose your mate because at some time you fell in love with that person? Now that you have been married for a while, are there times when you don’t feel the affection toward your spouse you once did? Are there times when things said or done by your spouse upset you, irritate you, anger you, or cause you to temporarily dislike them? Do you and your spouse...

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Overcoming Lyme Disease with Essential Oils – Volume 10, Number 3

Overcoming Lyme Disease with Essential Oils Originally Posted Summer 2012 1. Overcoming Lyme Disease with Essential Oils~^~^~^~^~by David Stewart, PhD Chances are, you know someone who has Lyme Disease. According to the Towsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, July 2004, “Lyme Disease is thought to be the fastest spreading infectious disease in the world, with more than 200,000 new cases per year in the United States alone.” It is called “The Great...

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A Prophecy Whose Time Has Come – Volume 10, Number 2

A Prophecy Whose Time Has Come Originally Posted March – April 2012 1. A Prophecy Whose Time Has Come~^~^~^~by David Stewart “. . .Sooner or later, all synthetic drugs and antibiotics become ineffective or lethal and have to be discontinued. . . Patented medicines are all unnatural, composed of molecules never before existing on planet earth. Our bodies were not made to utilize, metabolize, and eliminate such substances. This is why all pharmaceuticals, without...

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Care for Your Gut and Your Gut Will Care For You – Volume 10, Number 1

Care for Your Gut and Your Gut Will Care For You Originally Posted January – February 2012 1. Care for Your Gut and Your Gut Will Care For You~^~^~^~^~by Rex Lassalle Editor’s Note:Gary Young once said, “Death starts in the gut.” Many chronic illnesses start there, too. We often take heed and do something when we suffer in our lungs, our heart, or experience any aches in our joints, legs, arms, hands, or head, but we sometimes forget to care for and maintain the...

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Why Doesn’t Young Living Sell Birch Oil? – Volume 9, Number 5

Why Doesn’t Young Living Sell Birch Oil? Originally Posted September – October 2011 1. Why Doesn’t Young Living Sell Birch Oil?~^~^~^~ by David Stewart, PhD People ask me why Young Living does not sell Birch Oil when several other companies do. They are wondering if it would be good to purchase and use Birch Oil from a non-Young Living source, since Young Living does not carry it. Young Living used to carry a good Birch Oil until 7 or 8 years ago when...

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Anyone Can Claim Their Oils to Be Therapeutic Grade – Volume 9, Number 4

Anyone Can Claim Their Oils to Be Therapeutic Graden Originally Posted July – August 2011 1. Anyone Can Claim Their Oils to Be “Therapeutic Grade” . . .But Only Young Living Can Claim “Young Living Therapeutic Grade™”by David Stewart, PhD The term, “Therapeutic Grade,” applied to essential oils was originally coined and defined by Gary Young and Young Living. Years ago some aromatherapists and competing companies criticized Young...

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Scar-B-Gone Recipe by Nancy Sanderson – Volume 9, Number 3

Scar-B-Gone Recipe by Nancy Sanderson Originally Posted May – June 2011 1. Scar-B-Gone Recipeby Nancy Sanderson* Here is a formula that I made up and it has done wonders for scars. Read the testimonies below of those who have used it. SCAR-B-GONE RECIPE 10 drops Helichrysum Oil6 drops Lavender Oil8 drops Lemongrass Oil4 drops Patchouly Oil5 drops Myrrh Oil. . . mixed with 1 oz. V-6. I made this blend for a little 3 year old girl who had fallen out of bed...

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Growing Into Diamond By David Stewart – Volume 9, Number 2

Growing Into Diamond By David Stewart Originally Posted March – April 2011 Growing Into DiamondBy David Stewart Diamond is a highly coveted rank in Young Living. Only Crown Diamond is higher. Young Living Diamonds make a lot of money, and that income is for a lifetime that can even be passed on to their children. Diamonds are also privileged to participate in Young Living corporate decisions and policy making. There are also many other perks, like a deluxe all-expense-paid...

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Can Oils & Drugs be Used Safely at the Same Time? – Volume 9, Number 1

Can Oils & Drugs be Used Safely at the Same Time? Originally Posted January – February 2011 1. Can Oils & Drugs be Used Safely at the Same Time?~^~ by David Stewart, PhD, DNM A common question that I receive is whether or not essential oils can interfere or have adverse reactions with a prescription drug. In other words, if you are taking pharmaceuticals on the advice of a doctor, is it safe to use essential oils by any means (topically, orally, or by inhalation),...

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The Case for Thieves vs. Windex™ – Volume 8, Number 6

The Case for Thieves vs. Windex™ Originally Posted November – December 2010 1. The Case for Thieves vs. Windex™~^~By Gloria Miller Now that the holiday season is approaching, most of us are starting to focus on the tradition of getting our homes “sparkling clean.” But what kind of products to use — or NOT to use, and why? I’d like to make the case for Thieves Household Cleaner (which, I admit, has an odd-sounding name), by contrasting it with...

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How God Protected the Israelites from Disease – Volume 8, Number 5

How God Protected the Israelites from Disease Originally Posted September – October 2010 1. How God Protected the Israelites from Disease~^~By David Stewart, PhD The 30th Chapter of Exodus describes God-given formulas for a Holy Anointing Oil and a Holy Incense composed of essential oils and resins. Without a knowledge of modern chemistry one would conclude that the Holy Oil and Holy Incense were for ceremonial and religious purposes only. However, when one understands...

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Biblical Remedies for House Mold and Ailments of the Skin – Volume 8, Number 4

Biblical Remedies for House Mold and Ailments of the Skin Originally Posted July – August 2010 1. Biblical Remedies for House Mold and Ailments of the Skin~^~By David Stewart, PhD The fourteenth chapter of Leviticus describes a blend of essential oils composed of 50% cedarwood and 50% hyssop. This blend of pure essential oils has a variety of uses as given in the Bible A Levitical Remedy for Skin Problems Leviticus 14:54-56 suggests the blend for various skin...

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HEALING: GOD’S FORGOTTEN GIFT By Dr. David Stewart – Volume 8, Number 3

HEALING: GOD’S FORGOTTEN GIFT By Dr. David Stewart Originally Posted May – June 2010 1. HEALING: GOD’S FORGOTTEN GIFTBy Dr. David Stewart The book, Healing Oils of the Bible, and the accompanying DVD of the same title, establish the Biblical basis for applying essential oils for spiritual and healing purposes. Besides English, the book is now available in Spanish, German, and Romanian. All translations are available via the internet at www.RaindropTraining.com. While...

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All You Need is Love, by D. Gary Young – Volume 8, Number 2

All You Need is Love, by D. Gary Young Originally Posted March – April 2010 1. All You Need is Love, by D. Gary Young I feel very strongly that the biggest problem we face today is a lack of love. I learned several years ago from patients I saw in my practice that the cause of what we call “dis-ease” is nothing more than a deficiency of self love. When we have self love, we take care of our body–our temple–because we expect it to serve us....

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Are Essential Oils a Cure for Monster Bacteria like MRSA? – Volume 8, Number 1

Are Essential Oils a Cure for Monster Bacteria like MRSA? Originally Posted January – February 2010 1. Are Essential Oils a Cure for Monster Bacteria like MRSA?~^~by David Stewart, PhD MRSA (pronounced “murr – sa”) is an acronym for “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.” While Staphylococcus aureus is a common and relatively harmless inhabitant in the nasal passages of 25-30% of people, the MRSA form of staphylococcus is not so...

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Intuitive Decision Making With Applications in Aromatherapy – Volume 7, Number 6

Intuitive Decision Making With Applications in Aromatherapy – Originally Posted November – December 2009 Intuitive Decision Making With Applications in Aromatherapy *by Dr. David Stewart We all rely upon our five physical senses for daily living. Consciously or unconsciously, we also all rely upon our intuitions as a sixth and additional source of information, but few people realize or recognize this fact. Fewer still consciously practice to develop and increase...

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When Modern Medicine is a Good Thing – Volume 7, Number 5

When Modern Medicine is a Good Thing Originally Posted September – October 2009 Ever since I have been a young adult, it has been my natural inclination to focus on staying healthy and to avoid the medical system (allopathy). In fact, my wife and I do not have medical insurance by choice. We don’t want it. Instead we put our money in various savings and spend it on oils, vitamins, supplements, and healthy food. When we need medical treatment, we have the savings...

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Identifying the Right Body System with Essential Oils – Volume 7, Number 4

Identifying the Right Body System with Essential Oils Originally Posted July – August 2009 1. Identifying the Right Body System with Essential Oils~^ by David Stewart I have learned from Gary Young an interesting and useful procedure for identifying the right body system or source underlying a problem when using essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Have your client lie face up on a massage table as if about to receive a Raindrop session. Then do vitaflex with...

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The Ant Philosophy By Jim Rohn – Volume 7, Number 3

The Ant PhilosophyBy Jim Rohn Originally Posted May – June 2009 1. The Ant Philosophy~^~By Jim Rohn “The ants are a people not strong, yet they gather their food in the summer.” Proverbs 30:26 Over the years I’ve been teaching children about a simple but powerful concept – The Ant Philosophy. I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. The first part is: Ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy....

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Release the Emotion and the Disease Disappears – Volume 7, Number 2

Release the Emotion and the Disease Disappears – Volume 7, Number 2by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted March – April 2009 1. Release the Emotion and the Disease Disappears~^ by David Stewart There are many books that connect physical diseases, illnesses, and conditions with unresolved emotions buried in our body and psyche. These books include “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die,” by Karol Truman, “A More Excellent Way,”...

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Quantum Physics, Essential Oils & the Mind-Body Connection, by David Stewart – Volume 7, Number 1

Quantum Physics, Essential Oils & the Mind-Body Connection, by David Stewart – Volume 7, Number 1by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted January – February 2009 1. Quantum Physics, Essential Oils & the Mind-Body Connection~^~by David Stewart, PhD Essential oils are composed of numerous chemical compounds, numbering from a few dozen to several hundred in a single species. Thus far, chemists have not fully analyzed even one species...

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The Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT) by Dr. David Stewart – Volume 6, Number 6

The Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT) by Dr. David Stewart – Volume 6, Number 6by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted November – December 2008 1. The Neuro-Auricular Technique (NAT) by David Stewart The so called “Neuro-Auricular Technique” (NAT) was originated by D. Gary Young. Contrary to the implications of its name, it has nothing to do with the ears, as the word “auricular” would suggest. It does employ an “auricular”...

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Applying the Feelings Kit in Your Daily Life – Volume 6, Number 5

Applying the Feelings Kit in Your Daily Life – Volume 6, Number 5by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted September – October 2008 1. Applying the Feelings Kit in Your Daily Lifeby David Stewart (Based primarily on notes taken on Gary Young’s talk September 19, 2008, at the first Young Living European Convention, Vienna, Austria) It has been said that when there is a conflict between reason and feeling, human beings will always side with...

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Twelve Questions to Ask Those Who Invite You to Join Another Company – Volume 6, Number 4

Twelve Questions to Ask Those Who Invite You to Join Another Company – Volume 6, Number 4by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted July – August 2008 1. Twelve Questions to Ask Those Who Invite You toJoin Another Companyby David StewartWe are finding ourselves more frequently approached by competing essential oil companies to sell and promote their brand. They always claim to have “pure therapeutic grade” oils “as good or better...

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15 years Younger in 24 Days: My Experience at the Ecuador Clinic – Volume 6, Number 3

15 years Younger in 24 Days: My Experience at the Ecuador Clinic – Volume 6, Number 3by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted May – June 2008 1. 15 years Younger in 24 Days: My Experience at the Ecuador Clinicby David StewartBecause of the demands of my work/travel schedule during the last five or six years I had stopped exercising regularly, had slipped into unhealthy eating habits, and my strength and energy levels were down. I needed to...

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How Could I Not be a Believer? – Volume 6, Number 2

How Could I Not be a Believer? – Volume 6, Number 2by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted March – April 2008 1. How Could I Not be a Believer?by Connie Bennett (See Editor’s Note on the author at the end of this article) Sept 14, 2007.Took out an Independent Distributor account through Young Living Essential Oils. I did it for the sole purpose of building a home-based business marketing Dr. Edward Close’s 10-Step Protocol...

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Death by Ben-Gay: Synthetic vs. Natural What’s the Difference? – Volume 6, Number 1

Death by Ben-Gay: Synthetic vs. Natural What’s the Difference?by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted January – February 2008 1. Death by Ben-Gay: Synthetic vs. Naturalby David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry...

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Answering the White Paper on Raindrop – Volume 5, Number 6

Answering the White Paper on Raindropby David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH Originally Posted November – December 2007 1. Answering the White Paper on Raindropby David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS, LSH The so called “White Paper on Raindrop” is actually an anti-raindrop publication. It has been available on the internet since 2003 and is still running on the internet. People finding it without any foreknowledge or experience with raindrop are confused...

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The Transience of Drugs and Permanence of Oils – Volume 5, Number 5

The Transience of Drugs and Permanence of Oilsby David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS Originally Posted September – October 2007 1. The Transience of Drugs and Permanence of Oilsby David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP, BCRS In the last edition of the Raindrop Messenger (Jul-Aug 2007, Vol 5, No 4) We discussed some differences in allopathic medicine (which is the basis of today’s health care) and natural medicine, pointing out some of the remarkable and unique features...

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Oils and Allopathy: Permanent Medicine vs. Temporary Measures – Volume 5, Number 4

Oils and Allopathy: Permanent Medicine vs. Temporary Measuresby David Stewart, PhD, DNM Originally Posted July – August 2007 Oils and Allopathy: Permanent Medicine vs. Temporary Measuresby David Stewart Applying essential oils is an ancient and effective modality for (1) First Aid, (2) Stress Management, (3) Pain Management, (4) Improving Your Quality of Life, and (5) Living up to Your Peak Performance. Aromatic science is a new field of research that is rediscovering...

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The Spiritual Nature of Prescription Drugs – Volume 5, Number 3

The Spiritual Nature of Prescription DrugsBy Jim Lynn Originally Posted May – June 2007 1. The Spiritual Nature of Prescription Drugs “Just say no to drugs.” How many times have people heard this advice, yet still think nothing of going to the local pharmacy to pick up their drug prescriptions? Drugs have become so mainstream; North America is awash in a sea of drugs, both legal and illegal. Prescription drugs have become so prevalent; traces of them are now showing...

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12 Oils of Ancient Scripture – Volume 5, Number 2

12 Oils of Ancient Scriptureby David Stewart, PhD, DNM Originally Posted March – April 2007 1. 12 Oils of Ancient Scripture: Young Living’s Best Bargain The “12 Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit” is the best bargain on the Young Living price list. While most of Young Living’s kit prices reflect a small savings over the cost of the individual oils, the “12 Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit” will save you more than $100 over the cost of the...

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Wealth and Spirituality: Are They Compatible Or Contradictory? – Volume 5, Number 1

Wealth and Spirituality: Are They Compatible Or Contradictory?by David Stewart, PhD, DNM Originally Posted January – February 2007 1. Wealth and Spirituality: Are They Compatible Or Contradictory?by David Stewart, PhD, DNM, IASP* A lot of Young Living Distributors, as well as a lot of people in general, have a problem resolving what seems to be a conflict between wanting to be of unselfish service to others and making money from offering that service. There is a verse...

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Doing Raindrop Without a License: Is it Legal? – Volume 4, Number 6

Doing Raindrop Without a License: Is it Legal?by David Stewart, PhD, DNM Originally Posted November – December 2006 1. Doing Raindrop Without a License: Is it Legal?by David Stewart One of the most frequently asked questions by those whom we train in vitaflex and raindrop techniques is “Can I do these legally if I am not a nurse, doctor, massage therapist, or licensed health professional of some kind?” The answer to that question is not a simple “yes”...

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A Scriptural Basis for Raindrop Technique – Volume 4, Number 5

A Scriptural Basis for Raindrop Techniqueby David Stewart, PhD, DNM Originally Posted September – October 2006 1. A Scriptural Basis for Raindrop Techniqueby David Stewart, PhD, DNM From the Bible we find the following words where KJV = King James Version and NRSV = New Revised Standard Version: “Then God said, Let the earth bring vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it. And it was so. ....

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Charging for Raindrop – Volume 4, Number 4

Charging for RaindropBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted July – August 2006 1. Charging for Raindropby David Stewart, PhD, DNM Those who learn and do raindrop technique are usually people of heart. They appreciate and express the spiritual aspects of the technique and consider it a gift of healing they can give to others. Some consider doing a raindrop as an offering to to God for the healing of his children and a service to their community. Out of their...

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The Institute for Energy Wellness Studies and becoming an Integrated Aromatic Science Practitioner – Volume 4, Number 3

Our Oils are Just as Good as YLEO, Only a Lot CheaperBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted May – June 2006 1. Institute for Energy Wellness Studies As some of you know, I (David Stewart) am on the faculty of a new school called the Institute for Energy Wellness Studies (IEWS) with facilities in Brampton, Ontario, Canada (just northwest of Toronto). It was founded by Dr. Sabina DeVita, author of three books: Saving Face, Born to Dance With Ease, and Electromagnetic...

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Our Oils are Just as Good as YLEO, Only a Lot Cheaper – Volume 4, Number 2

Our Oils are Just as Good as YLEO, Only a Lot CheaperBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted March – April 2006 1. Our Oils are Just as Good as YLEO, Only a Lot Cheaperby David Stewart, Ph.D., RA, DNM From time to time I am approached by representatives of other companies who sell essential oils alleging that their oils are just as high in quality as those of Young Living, but a lot less expensive. If they are also a multilevel marketing company, they usually...

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Sensitivities to Essential Oils – Volume 4, Number 1

Sensitivities to Essential OilsBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted January/February 2006 There are a couple of ways one can be sensitive to essential oils, but an allergic reaction is not one of them. Allergies are erroneous immune responses to proteins, peptides, and amino acids – all nitrogen compounds, none of which are found in essential oils.You can have an allergic reaction to a vegetable oil such as olive, corn, peanut, walnut, almond, etc., since these...

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The Non-Sweet Truth about Non-Nutritive Sweeteners – Volume 3, Number 7

The Non-Sweet Truth about Non-Nutritive SweetenersBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted December 2005 Non-nutritive sweeteners are popular. They promise the taste pleasures and satisfaction of white sugar (sucrose) without the calories and without upsetting the balance of sugars in your blood. But what is the meaning of “non-nutritive?” And do you really want non-nutritive products in your body?This brief review will discuss the following: Saccharin (Sweet ‘N Low®),...

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Oils – Volume 3, Number 6

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and OilsBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted August/September 2005 Someone recently asked me about essential oils and earthquake preparation. They did not know how appropriate it was to address such a question to me. Before I was a Methodist Pastor, and before I became a full-time teacher and advocate of aromatherapy, I was an earthquake seismologist. I was a professor and director of Seismological Observatories and Centers for Earthquake...

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Sunshine, Suntan, and Sun-Sensitizing Oils- Volume 3, Number 5

Sunshine, Suntan, and Sun-Sensitizing OilsBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted June/July 2005 It’s summer time in the Northern Hemisphere and time for sunshine and suntans. This is a time also to be aware that certain essential oils can promote sunburn. Such oils are said to be phototoxic. If applied directly to the skin followed by exposure to sunlight or a tanning light, the molecules of these oils amplify the ultraviolet (UV) portion of the spectrum and...

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Healed of Arthritis in the Knee – Volume 3, Number 4

Healed of Arthritis in the KneeBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted May 2005 I injured my right knee severely back around 1967 and it hurt for ten years, but the pain finally went away.Everything was okay for about 25 years and then I crossed the threshold of age 60. My right knee began to develop osteo arthritis and started deteriorating fast. It hurt with every step. I developed a limp. At night it ached and kept me awake. I was losing sleep. I tried hot packs, cold...

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The True Meaning of AFNOR – Volume 3, Number 3

The True Meaning of AFNORBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted March 2005 The acronym, AFNOR, is seen on bottles of Young Living Essential Oils and on no other brand of essential oils in North America. YLEO oils are sold as therapeutic grade. However, there seems to be some confusion as to the meaning of therapeutic grade oils and how such oils relate to AFNOR. In fact, I have been confused myself and have previously held some misconceptions on the matter. I hope that...

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The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple – Volume 3, Number 2

The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple(Gods Love Manifest in Molecules)By David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted March 2005 More than 4 years in the making.More than 70 Tables.More than 150 Illustrations.More than 6000 entries in the Index.More than 100 detailed essential oil analyses.More than 600 essential oil compounds cross-indexed.Contains Glossary . . . Resources . . . Annotated Bibliography.Hardcover . . . 896 pages SEE END OF THIS MESSAGE FOR INFO ON AVAILABAILITY PART...

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Shelf Life for Essential Oils – Volume 3, Number 1

Shelf Life for Essential OilsBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted January/February 2005 People who use adulterated or synthetic oils worry about shelf life. Some British references on aromatherapy say one should throw away their oils every six months and purchase a fresh quantity. Such advice may be valid for certain carrier blend oils, but is not valid for pure unadulterated aromatic oils that are the products of distillation. In order to discuss shelf life, you...

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Christmas Scents – Volume 2, Number 7

Christmas ScentsBy Kelli Nelson, Editor and Co-Publisher, Zia’s Essential Connections Originally Posted Christmas 2004 One of my favorite things during this time of year is all of the wonderful scents. Whether it be from special meals we have prepared or greens we have decorated with, the holiday smells are everywhere. I love the way the scents welcome me as I enter a room. There is no question in my mind of the therapeutic value of aromas. While I diffuse all year round,...

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Why Clockwise Circles? – Volume 2, Number 6

Why Clockwise Circles?By David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted September/October 2004 In applying essential oils, healing aromatherapists teach us to “energize” the oil with a “clockwise” spin. This is often done by placing the desired number of oil drops in the palm of our non-dominant hand (usually the left) and then stirring the oil in small clockwise circles with one or more fingers of the other hand. It can also be done directly on the site where oils are applied....

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When is Organic Organic? And Natural Natural? – Volume 2, Number 5

A Rose is a Rose is a RoseBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted July/August 2004 The science of essential oils falls within the realm of organic chemistry, a specialty of the broader field of general chemistry. While organic chemistry was originally supposed to be the study of the compounds of life, it was not long before scientists came to realize that carbon was the basis of all compounds created by living processes. Hence, today organic chemistry is defined as...

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A Rose is a Rose is a Rose – Volume 2, Number 4

A Rose is a Rose is a RoseBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted May/June 2004 Most men and women enjoy perfumes, whether they be colognes, aftershave lotions, sachets, or costly potions to titillate emotions. There are perfumes for the morning, for the working day, for ocassions of entertainment, for the evening, and for the night. Some people wear different fragrances according the occasion and the time of day. People usually wear fragrances for a purpose. Flowers...

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Bees: The First Aromatherapists – Volume 2, Number 3

Bees: The First AromatherapistsBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted April 2004 You could call it Sex in Advertising. Contrary to what you may think, the first to employ sex in advertising were not people. It was plants. In order to attract insects to pollinate them, plant’s most common device is to produce oily compounds that imitate sexual pheromones. Pheromones are fragrant chemicals secreted by animals to attract the opposite sex for purposes of reproduction....

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The British vs the French: Two Schools at Odds – Volume 2, Number 2

The British vs the French: Two Schools at OddsBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted February/March 2004 If you are not deeply involved with American aromatherapy or have been involved only a short time, you may not be aware that there are two competing schools. There is the British School and the French School. The British School The British School of Aromatherapy emphasizes massage with essential oils diluted in carrier oils in 2-5% concentrations and discourages...

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The Merck Manual – Volume 2, Number 1

The Merck ManualBy David Stewart, PH.D., R.A. Originally Posted January 2004 (The following is an excerpt from Dr. Stewart’s upcoming book AROMACHEMISTRY: THE SCIENCE OF ESSENTIAL OILS MADE SIMPLE God’s Love Manifest in Molecules) Consider these two publications published by Merck & Company, New York, NY: Merck’s Manual of the Materia Medica, published in 1899, 192 pages. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, published in 1999, 2833 pages. The intent...

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Beating the Flu Without Drugs and Antibiotics – Volume 1, Number 11

Beating the Flu Without Drugs and AntibioticsBy Vicki Opfer Originally Posted December 2003 The flu struck early this year here in Colorado. A couple of weeks ago, on the news, two schools were being interviewed. The representative of the first one said that they were seeing 20 new cases a day. The second, the University of Denver where my son, Chris, attends, said that they were seeing 50 new cases a day. Meanwhile, Chris’s girlfriend, Rebecca, came down with it, as did...

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The Truth about Tinnitus – Volume 1, Number 10

Changing Bulbs vs. Changing OilThe Truth about TinnitusBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted November 2003 Dear Tinnitus Sufferer: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is a problem for some and no problem at all for others. Tinnitus is when you have become aware of the workings of your body’s electrical field as a audio sensation. We have a gross material body that is visible to the eye and which we can hear working with our gross physical ears. Your gross chemical body...

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Benefits of Being a Registered Aromatherapist – Volume 1, Number 9

Benefits of Being a Registered AromatherapistBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted October 2003 Many users of essential oils are interested in obtaining a nationally recognized credential as a professional aromatherapist. At this time, there is only one such credential. It is through the Aromatherapy RegistrationCouncil (ARC). The ARC is a non-profit organization registered in the state of Oregon and recognized as taxexempt by the IRS. You can learn everything you need...

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Why Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t – Volume 1, Number 8

Why Oils Heal and Drugs Don’tBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted September 2003 If you tell a medical doctor that essential oils can bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. This is because in medical school students are repeatedly told by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t, then they can’t be effective. When I was in medical school one professor emphasized...

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A Statistical Validation of Raindrop – Volume 1, Number 7

A Statistical Validation of RaindropBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted August 2003 There is a small group of aromatherapists who oppose raindrop technique and the neat application of essential oils. They are mostly members of NAHA, the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists. Many of the opponents of raindrop also reside in England where oils are generally never applied neat because oils they are usually food or fragrance grade and do not meet therapeutic...

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Essential Oils Then and Now – Volume 1, Number 6

Essential Oils Then and NowBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted July 2003 The Bible has more than 500 references to at least 33 species of essential oils and/or the herbs from which they are distilled. All of these scriptures are cited and discussed in the book, Healing Oils of the Bible. All of the oils used bythe people of Bible times are still used today, although not always for the same purposes. We shall discuss only threehere: Mint, Frankincense, and Myrrh. MINT...

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Oils for Things that Bug You – Volume 1, Number 5

Essential Oils For Things that Bug You Around the HouseBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted May – June 2003 Among the many chemicals in our industrial environment that get into our systems and make us sick are the pesticides we use in our homes. We use them because they are toxic to the creatures that bug us, but they are also toxic to us. Sometimes the toxicity is immediately apparent: we get a headache, get sick or feel nauseous from the fumes or other contact. Sometimes...

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How to Become a Registered Aromatherapist – Volume 1, Number 4

How to Become a Registered AromatherapistBy David Stewart, Ph.D., R.A. Originally Posted April 2003 At this time, no state of the U.S. or province of Canada issues licenses for the practice of aromatherapy or considers it to be a profession to be regulated. This leaves the way open for every- one to use essential oils relatively unrestricted by law. In my opinion this is the way it should be. Essential oils are gifts from God created for everyone and their usage should remain...

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Breech Babies and Sweet Myrrh – Volume 1, Number 3

BREECH BABIES AND SWEET MYRRHby Anthony Stewart Young Living Distributor, Marble Hill, MO Originally Posted March 2003 “Did you happen to bring the myrrh?” I asked Sarah as we headed to Tennessee with our two children, Caleb and Joseph. “Got it right here!” answered Sarah. We also had with us our unborn baby who was about 36 weeks along, and who happened to be turned breech. (This means that the buttocks or a foot would be born first rather than the head.) We had been...

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Healed of Pneumonia with Biblical Oils – Volume 1, Number 2

Healed of Pneumonia with Biblical Oils By David Stewart, Ph.D.,R.A. Originally Posted February 2003 Shortly after I published the book, Healing Oils of the Bible, my pastor came down with pneumonia. It was on a late Sunday or Monday morning. He was coughing up blood and had gone to the emergency room of a local hospital. He was given antibiotics, some cough medicine, and codeine as a narcotic to help him sleep. He returned home, took the medicines as prescribed, and only got worse. His...

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The Blood-Brain Barrier – Volume 1, Number 1

The Blood-Brain Barrier By David Stewart, Ph.D.,R.A. It was thought for years that the interstitial tissues of the brain served as a barrier to keep damaging substances from reaching the neurons of the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid. Instead of a barrier, it would be more accurate to consider it as a sieve or filter through which only molecules of a certain size or smaller can pass. Most of the molecules of the substances used in chemotherapy are too large to pass through the blood-brain...

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