As days get longer and warmer, the earth reveals itself - emerging from winter dormancy and embarking on a new season of growth and abundance.
While we are thankful for the seasonal changes, 35 million Americans will suffer through spring as our immune systems mistakenly see pollen as foreign invaders and our antibodies go to war! This reaction releases chemicals called histamines into the blood, which are the culprits for runny noses, itchy eyes, and wheezy breath.
Most sufferers live on synthetic antihistamines and decongestants or prescription medications to include steroids through the allergy season. I was one of these, for years opting into this "bandaid" approach, as my allergist referred to my prescribed regimen. Many choose to receive a "more natural" solution through allergy shots several times during the year for relief. Patients receive small but increasing quantities of the specific pollens, dust, pet dander and/or molds to which they are allergic. It is like getting vaccinated for allergies. It changes the way your immune system responds, thus reducing the allergic response, and theoretically the amount of medications you will need to control your symptoms for a handful of years. Still others feel a little eeked out by injecting the very allergens they are trying to avoid into their bodies, and are looking for a less invasive and more affordable solution, with the convenience of mobility, and independent flexibility of self-dosing.
doTerra essential oils, in all of their Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade glory, have the power to relieve the season's debilitating symptoms and provide the latter qualities of what many people search for in a remedy. There is a reason that doTerra's Introductory Kit contains the three oils it does. Individually, Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint offer support for a multitude of symptoms, and together, with their ability to maintain clear breathing and a healthy inflammatory response, kick sensitivities to the dirt. Lavender's notable soothing qualities with Lemon's cleansing properties and Peppermint's invigorating components provide a naturally therapeutic blend to support us through the spring blooms.
What is our protocol for spring season symptoms?
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Ah, a week off coming right up! Only a zillion and one things to do in the next few days before we hit the road westward to our old stomping grounds of Oregon, but once we throw the lines off, we can take a deep breath. We're excited to remove ourselves from the daily grind and reconnect with family for a bit.
Coming along for the ride is our tote of "essentials" - our essential oils - our go to natural resources for anything that comes up. Funny, I can hardly remember how we coped without them. How do you cope without them? My guess is, the same way we did: with synthetic OTCs and prescription drugs.
When that's all you know, that's how you roll.
This is why I want to introduce you to doTERRA. To get you rolling with a new knowledge - new tools for your health and the wellness of your family. What doTERRA offers in terms of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils has changed the way we remedy ourselves. We've become empowered to manage our own health and be independent wellness advocates for ourselves and others.
Our hope is to spread the love - to cultivate this independence and this balance in your lives. Take a minute to inventory your sick days you've taken for the team. Of course this doesn't magically disappear, but it can be drastically reduced with natural remedies, namely here: essential oils.
If you've read this far, I'd like to think you're even a little bit interested. I would LOVE to share while on the road, get you rolling with, and support you in your education of oils.
We'll be in the Bend area next Sunday-Tuesday, and on the other side of the mountains just east of Salem Wednesday and Thursday. If you are in proximity, please give a shout-out. I'm coming prepared to put myself in front of a gaggle of gals and guys in the name of wellness!
Of course, if we don't connect in person, jump on my website at www.mountaingaia.com.
Health is Happiness!