The HISTORY page of Essential Oils Academy.com gives a brief synopsis of some global history of essential oil usage. Natural plant extracts, including essential oils, have been used for centuries in almost every culture you might research! Essential oils are NOT a ‘new age thing’.
Not only does the long and rich history of essential oils usage validate their efficacy specifically – it also highlights the fact that pristine essential oils are a powerfully effective resource with many uses and benefits – from beauty care, to health and wellness care, fast effective pain relief, and emotional healing, to name a few.
With that being said, in today’s world we seem to have a dilemma . . .
We live in a culture and paradigm that has led us away from all things natural – the wisdom of Mother Nature – herbs, plant nourishment, essential oils, restorative plant intelligences. Instead, we’ve been led to ‘obey without question’ our doctor – deifying big pharma and the medical profession in general. While there may occasionally be a time and place for meds and a doctor, more often than not, we believe that the natural elements of Mother Earth, specifically pristine essential oils, can help the body to resolve many of the health challenges we face.
We at Essential Oils Academy are on a mission to teach how simple, easy, effective and affordable essential oils and other natural elements can be for practical, every day uses!
Living In A Drug Addicted Culture
The dilemma for many in today’s world is that from the time children are infants and develop their first ear ache, we have been culturally indoctrinated, expected to put them on amoxicillin – and the journey of the western-medicine-drug-culture-treadmill begins. Amoxicillin for their ear ache, then some form of medication for the thrush (candida overgrowth) that they develop from the amoxicillin usage that was supposed to clear up their ear ache, and the cycle continues.
This poignant cartoon attempts humor at a not-so-funny reality we live in today:
Here’s The Bigger Problem
Over time, less time for some than for others, the repeated use of prescription drugs dulls our senses, deteriorates our bodies, drains our life-force, drives up insurance costs, in some cases generates addictions, and basically contributes very little to our over-all vitality and wellness. Yet it DOES contribute to dependency on more meds, rapid aging and dullness.
Trouble is – the plant-based and essential oil and herbal remedies that have been used for ages, have been relegated to the ‘alternative’ section of western health care. Anyone who doesn’t march to the beat of the western medical model is hassled and potentially labeled as a ‘contrarian’. Taking responsibility for our own health, and that of our children seems to have been culturally categorized as some sort of ‘non-compliance’ . . .
Time to rethink THAT world-view!
‘DANGER WILL ROGERS’!
We know that’s a dated attention-getting title – and it DID get your attention, right?
Here’s the deal – many, many people are completely unaware of just how dangerous over-the-counter remedies and prescriptions can be. To shed some light on the dangers, we’ve posted some of the most poignant articles, essays and reports we’ve ever read. We’ve also put them in a format that you can download, print and study.
Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature’s protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time.
Daniel H Kress MD
Here is our collection of powerful articles that we believe make a very strong case for all the reasons to avoid over-the-counter and prescription meds.
5 Most Dangerous Pain Medications
Although the common pain meds covered in this article appear to be used by ‘everyone’ – including celebs, sports heroes, and possibly your friends at work – it doesn’t mean they’re safe or without consequence..
This article offers a huge wake-up call to those who don’t know the dangers and risks.
The sad thing is most people don’t know of the toll that over-the-counter and prescription meds are taking until it’s too late. And sadly for some, they don’t have the ‘courtesy’ of symptoms. Their first warning is sudden death!
The New Drug Crisis: Addiction By Prescription
Just as the subtitle of this article says, well-intentioned pain policies plus powerful opiate meds are leading to a national epidemic of pill popping – and accidental overdosing. EPIDEMIC.
How many people are living life in a stupor, emotionally & physically unavailable to themselves and their families, and if they’re able to even muster up the energy to try to ‘unplug’ from their meds, are having to go through the agony of withdrawal and reestablishing a life. . . .
Aspirin Dangers, and Natural, Evidence-Based
So many of us have grown up with aspirin usage as just a common every day occurrence – trouble is, there are many adverse reactions to this semi-synthetic compound. Gastric ulcer, hearing loss, cerebral bleeding, influenza mortality, Reye Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and infections – to name a few.
To quote this article “Hemorrhagic side effects, in fact, are one of the greatest challenges facing those who use aspirin for prevention. Too many people are popping aspirin like candy, putting their health at risk, not knowing that there are MANY effective alternatives, our favorite of which are pristine essential oils.
10 Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs
This article lists the 10 most dangerous prescription drugs, and if you notice, most of them are drugs that are common to most households in today’s world. The list of the dangers is sobering! Pick any one drug listed in this article, read the dangers, it’ll make you think twice about ever using it again!
Although the author suggests that when the meds are used properly, they can maintain health – we’re here to suggest that there are MUCH healthier natural, non-toxic, no-risk remedies available. That’s what we’re all about.
Prescription Painkillers Kill More Americans Than Heroin & Cocaine Combined
According to some sources of statistics, 783,936 people die each year from legal drugs and medical errors in the US alone. On the other hand, illegal street-drugs kill 250,000 worldwide. That’s less than 1/3 of US deaths by medical error. Quite honestly, if we had a family member die from EITHER cause, it would be an tragedy. But really, we’re wondering if the supposed ‘war on drugs’ is aimed at the wrong target?
Deadly Pills ~ One Death Every 24 Minutes
This January 2013 People Magazine article shares some sobering stories and the impact of deaths caused by prescription meds. ‘A look at how medicines that are now a part of every day life and can also turn families upside down forever.’
This heart-wrenching article again calls into question whether the ‘war on drugs’ is aimed at the wrong target.
WE’VE MADE OUR CASE
This collection of articles, and the videos you’ll find on this page make a strong case for detoxifying our homes, medicine cabinets and habits. They really summarize the bad news pretty well.
THE GOOD NEWS
On the flip-side, we have plenty of scientific evidence that the health needs currently being met with most over-the-counter or prescription meds, can be fulfilled in a more balanced, health-promoting and life-giving way; with high-frequency, life-giving, pristine essential oils, plant medicines and natural elements from Mother Earth.
Consider the possibility that for centuries, effective pain relief came from nature, working in harmony WITH the body. The same health-promoting benefits are available to you today, by using Natures Farmacy!
Not only are there safe, effective, affordable non-toxic natural solutions for many who might have previously risked their lives and health with toxic meds – before knowing about the natural solution – in most cases the natural solutions, such as essential oils, are also fast-acting, affordable, readily available and easy to use. So they’ll typically start feeling better and seeing health improvement more quickly!
Learn more about natural health, wellness, vitality and beauty care here at the EssentialOilsAcademy.com