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 filter, which is why doctors say that chemotherapy doesn’t work on brain cancer. Some of the smaller molecules get through, but not the whole suite of drugs intended.
Doctors don’t know for sure, but it seems that in order to cross the blood-brain barrier, only molecules less than 800-1000 atomic mass units (amu) in molecular weight can get through. Lipid solubility seems to be another factor which facilitates passing through the blood-brain barrier. Water soluble molecules don’t usually penetrate into brain tissue, even when very small. The molecules of essential oils are all not only small, but lipid soluble as well.
In fact, when it comes to essential oils, small molecules (less than 500 amu) are what they are made of. That is why they are aromatic. The only way for something to be aromatic is for the molecules to be so small that they readily leap into the air so they can enter our noses and be detected as odor and smell.
That is why oils for cooking or massage, such as corn, peanut, sesame seed, safflower, walnut, almond, canola, olive and other oils pressed from seeds are not aromatic. Sure, they have a smell, but you can’t smell them across the room in minutes as one can when you opens a bottle of peppermint, hyssop, or cinnamon oil. Essential oils of every species cross the blood-brain barrier.
This makes them uniquely able to address disease, not only from a physical level, but from a more basic and fundamental level-that of the emotions which are often the root cause of physical illness.
A QUICK COURSE IN CHEMISTRY
Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an essential oil, they are extremely concentrated. One drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules. Numerically that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000. We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, and that’s a lot. But one drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Considering that it only takes one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can see why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound effects on the body, brain, and emotions. Sometimes too many oil molecules overload the receptor sites, and they freeze up without responding at all, when a smaller amount would have been just right. This is why we say that when using oils, “sometimes less is better.” Sometimes more is better, too. Knowing the difference is the art of aromatherapy.
Essential oils are mixtures of dozens, even hundreds, of constituents, all of which are composed of carbon and hydrogen and sometimes oxygen. All essential oils are principally composed of a class of organic compounds built of “isoprene units.”
An isoprene unit is a set of five connected carbon atoms with eight hydrogens attached. Their molecular weight is only 68 amu, which is very small, indeed. Molecules built of isoprene units are all classified as “terpenes.” Terpenes are what make essential oils unique in the world of natural substances.
Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules incorporating one isoprene unit. They are also called hemiterpenes. There are dozens of varieties of phenylpropanoids.
They are found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), Peppermint (25%). While they can create conditions where unfriendly viruses and bacteria cannot live, the most important function performed by phenylpropanoids is that they clean the receptor sites on the cells. Without clean receptor sites, cells cannot communicate, and the body malfunctions, resulting in sickness.
Monoterpenes are compounds of two isoprene units, which is ten carbon atoms and sixteen hydrogen atoms per molecule- molecular weight 136 amu. There are an estimated 2,000 varieties of monoterpenes.
Monoterpenes are found in most essential oils: Galbanum (80%), Angelica (73%), Hyssop ((70%), Rose of Sharon (54%), Peppermint (45%), Juniper (42%), Frankincense (40%), Spruce (38%), Pine (30%), Cypress (28%), and Myrtle (25%).
While offering a variety of healing properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they can reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory. With improper coding in the DNA, cells malfunction and diseases result, including lethal ones such as cancer.
Sesquiterpenes are compounds of three isoprene units, which is fifteen carbons and twenty-four hydrogens per molecule- molecular weight 204 amu. There are more than 10,000 kinds of sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes are the principal constituents of Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood (Aloes) 90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), and Ginger (59%). They are also found in Galbanum, Onycha, and Frankincense (8%).
Sesquiterpene molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like hemoglobin does in the blood. Sesquiterpenes can also erase or deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA. Sesquiterpenes are thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer because the root problem with a cancer cell is that it contains misinformation, and sesquiterpenes can erase that garbled information. At the same time the oxygen carried by sesquiterpene molecules creates an environment where cancer cells can’t reproduce. Hence, sesquiterpenes deliver cancer cells a double punch-one that disables their coded misbehavior and a second that stops their growth. The American Medical Association (AMA) has said that if they could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they would be able to find cures for ailments such as Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Such agents already exist and have been available since Biblical times. The agents, of course, are essential oils-particularly those containing the brain oxygenating molecules of sesquiterpenes.
THE TRIPLE WHAMMY
The big triple punch combination of “PMS” (Phenylpropanoids, Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes) found in essential oils is very powerful in addressing many illnesses, injuries, and disease conditions. That is because this combination offers the following:
First, you clean the receptor sites allowing the proper transfer of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids, and other intracellular messengers. (The Phenylpropanoids do that.)
Second, you deprogram or erase the wrong information from cellular memory stored in the DNA. (The Sesquiterpenes take care of that.)
Third, you reprogram the cells with the correct information so they can function properly. (The Monoterpenes do this.)
These three classes of chemical components are why essential oils can sometimes affect a healing that is nearly instant and also permanent. What they simply do is to restore the body back to its natural state of balance and health. While a specific oil may have one or two of these three classes of compounds as its predominant chemistry, all the Biblical oils contain some of all of them. This is one secret to their amazing healing abilities.
So there you have it in a nutshell: The way the blood-brain barrier works and the biochemistry of one of the ways essential oils can help achieve a healing.
Healing Oils of the Bible, BOOK AND VIDEO
A ne w two-hour video is out with Dr. Stewart doing his Bible Oils program before a live audience in California. This program uses the YLEO Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit andabout six other oils to present the Biblical basis of healing starting inthe Old Testament and working toward the New Testament to explainthe teachings of Jesus to his disciples on healing by prayer, laying on of hands, and anointing with oils. Based on both scripture and science, Dr. Stewart explains in this video how essential oils heal through their biochemistry and other properties. Serves as an excellent introduction to essential oils. All of the information contained in the video can also be found in Dr. Stewart’s book of the same title.
SATAN WAS AGAINST IT
This video was long and difficult In coming. The first attempted filming was in Denver, Colorado, in May, where the camera failed to functionhalf way through. The second attempt was in California with a different camera and cameraman when it, too, malfunctioned. The autofocus kept zooming in on the back row instead of on the speaker up front and the sound reception was too poor to understand in many places.
The third attempt was on August 22, 2002, in Anaheim, California, with two professional film makers with two cameras and ten microphones who set up the morning of the taping and rehearsed their run before the evening’s live filming. That one was good. But it was 30 minutes too long. So after several months of editing and cutting, we finally succeeded in getting it down to 120 minutes, which is the limit on a VCR tape. We are of the opinion that Satan, himself, had a hand in all of the obstacles encountered. He did not want this video to ever be released with all of its liberating truth. But prayer and persistence prevailed and now it is out.
DO A BIBLE OILS PROGRAM IN YOUR COMMUNITY
This is the program described in Chapter 14 of Dr. Stewart’s book, Healing Oils of the Bible (HOB). It is also the program that hundreds of people have been doing around the country over the past two years using Dr. Stewart’s Bible Oils Notes. So if you are already doing the program, this video will help you see one way that Dr. Stewart does it. If you aren’t, you can learn to do it for your own church and community from this video (along with the book). The video can also be used as a program in and of itself that you can play for your church, your friends, and as a community program. You can play the video as you pass around the oils mentioned so that people in the audience can anoint themselves .
HOW TO ORDER
Healing Oils of the Bible Video, $29.95 plus $4 s&h Healing Oils of the Bible Book, $19.95 plus $4 s&h If you get both together, s& h is only $6.50
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WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE BOOK
Rev. Jennifer Tilston
David’s book culminates in an easy to use, extremely well researched program that offers members of a congregation (and/or individuals who gather in their own homes) the knowledge that Jesus and his disciples practiced when they ministered to people with therapeutically active essential oils by anointing them for wellness (Mark 6:13). It is time this powerful information was available to every day use once again. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free, “ says John 8:32. Or, as more recently stated by C. Everett Koop, Former U.S. Surgeon General, “The best prescription is knowledge.” And knowledge on anointing and why, is the gift within the pages of David’s book. Bravo David!
Brevard, North Carolina
John Maeder and Marilee Tolen
Dr. Stewart has done his homework. His delivery of hundreds of Bible references to essential oils combined with their uses is clear, concise, enjoyable, and fun. He has a rare gift for integrating, synthesizing, and applying vast amounts of information. A must read for anyone interested in the Biblical bases of healing with oils.
Atco, New Jersey
This is one of the few books I have ever read that I absolutely could not put down until I finished it. I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed reading this book. It is truly wonderful!
Glen Allen, Missouri
I have just received my first 20 copies of Healing Oils of the Bible. WOW! Dr. Stewart has done a fantastic job of getting tons of information into one great resource for anyone using oils. The appendices are fantastic. So rich, so thorough. I got so excited, I had to get out my scriptural oils and start anointing myself. I kept my blend of oils from Exodus in my pocket the whole time I read the book. Dr. Stewart outlines a great Bible Oils program at the end that you can do in your community. Anyone could do the program with this helpful text. Even me. I learned so much! What a great book!
A great piece of work. This is a book you will definitely want to read and have as a reference in your library. The research is all there: How the ancients of Biblical times used essential oils for health and longevity, why the essential oils you use need to be pure and unadulterated as they were in Biblical times, how the chemicals and additives we consume on a daily basis pose dangers to ourselves, and why essential oils have the ability to protect us from these toxic substances. The book also includes a guide by which you may teach others about the Healing Oils of the Bible. To everyone who wants to understand the importance and scriptural basis of pure essential oils and what they can do for you, this is a must read. Thanks to David Stewart and his fine staff.
I just received Healing Oils of the Bible a month ago and am now on my third time reading it through. I feel like I have discovered a great treasure chest. I have been a Christian all my life, since earliest childhood, and am discovering things about my faith I never knew before. This book has really opened things up for me.What an exciting book!
This book cites the Word of God in over 500 scriptures that refer to essential oils and their usage. What a wonderful compilation of factual evidence of the true meaning of healing! David describes the true essence of wellness and documents just how unnatural is the medical view of healing today and the harm we do by using pharmaceuticals. I recommend this book to every medical doctor and urge them to change their paradigm accordingly.
Author of UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF CREATION And Founder of the Creation Resource Foundation
Dr. David Stewart has delivered far more than I was hoping for in his excellent book, The Healing Oils of the Bible. Reading it through the first time was one of those delightful experiences where I just wanted to absorb every detail with accuracy and remember it well. I marked it all up with a yellow highlighter and am now eager to go back through it all again.Not only does he present a clear Biblical answer to the many questions I had about the historical and technical aspects of the so-called “spices” and “ointments” mentioned in the Bible, but his clear examination of practical personal applications became a virtual “revelation.” This rare information has been hidden long enough. Now it’s time to open the door to these amazing creations of the Master Chemist.Every honest and alert student of Scripture and science will find here yet another demonstration of the unfathomable riches of God Who has created all things with purpose and amazing design. More importantly, with this book we now have divulged for us God’s relevant solution to many of the perplexing disease and attitude problems of modern culture.Through the information Dr. Stewart has researched so brilliantly, even non-technical people can find life-changing guidance to the healing provision God has intended. As health issues become more complex and challenging in our time, every family will welcome the wisdom provided in this valuable resource.
El Dorado, California
David Stewart has a way of communicating that is easy to read and understand. After reading the book, I immediately ordered another one so that I could share it with others. For me the book brought a union of the physical and spiritual world and helped me to understand that there is much more to healing than just the physical. David Stewart has brought ancient healing practices together with today’s science for tomorrow’s future.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
C.M.T., M.H., H.C.
Healing Oils of the Bible is a book well worth reading. It is written in a comfortable and interesting style. It contains invaluable information for individuals seeking alternative therapies for themselves and their families. The book will also allay anyone’s fears regarding using oils for health. This would be a good book for Bible study as Dr. Stewart has really done his research! The book contains an amazing amount of information that any student can use and enjoy. I want to share this information with as many people as possible. Anyone, regardless of race or religion, would benefit from reading this. Thank you.
I just received your book, Healing Oils of the Bible and am totally fascinated by it. I was up till 4 A.M. reading it! It just amazes me what you have in there. Reading it has been a real awakening for me. I love the way you have it formatted so that you can pick any chapter and it reads as a stand-alone work. And as for the Bible Program at the end, I am really touched by your generosity and graciousness. This is a ministry I want to do. I just want to bless you and thank for such a beautiful gift.
Asheville, North Carolina
My first copy of Healing Oils of the Bible arrived while I was at ministerial school. After classes ended for the term, I took one week to vegetate and what did I do but lay in the camper that was provided for me and read and reread this fabulous book. My friends who were ordained during this session have now received this book as a gift from me. In fact, this book is one of the main gifts I give away to everyone now. I quote from it constantly.
I ABSOLUTELY love this book! It is not ‘just’ another book on aromatherapy. The scientific and historical research on essential oils are thorough and the presentation is easy to read and follow. Most importantly, its fun to read! I can’t put the book down. . . If you are new to essential oils, this book is a MUST. It will greatly enhance your appreciation and understanding of the power of these wonderful ‘God given’ oils.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rev. Don Bleyle
Retired United Methodist Pastor
Most enjoyable. Easy to read. Very objective. Presents modern-day applications of essential oils as well as their use in scriptural times. A good book for ministers to gain a perspective on anointing with oils. I was amazed at the comprehensive research Dr. Stewart has done. Very thorough. So much wonderful material. I enjoyed the book very much
This book is extremely enlightening as well as a great source of reference. One feature I really appreciate is that you can open it to any chapter and read the information you are after without losing anything from previous chapters. It is not necessary to read the book in it’s chronological order. Thank you David for organizing it in this manner.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Linda Lee Buono
I have just finished reading your book and I love it! Thank you so much!
This is the best book I have ever read in my life. I finished it in three days despite the fact that I have two young boys (ages 2 and 4). I liked it because it establishes a Biblical basis for aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, subjects that I love. I just couldn’t put it down and I keep going back.