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Eliminating Gluten Improved Cholesterol & Weight


Author: Fran M.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 11-13-2015
Views: 12,625
Word Count: 361
Questions Received: 6
Testimonial ID: 10797-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 8

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Months ago I visited my doctor and got the results of my cholesterol test. I had been taking 4 drops of Lemongrass essential oil and had added 4 drops of Clove essential oil just in the last month before I had the blood work done. I had been taking the drops twice a day, and the test results showed that my cholesterol level went down!

Since my blood work has been so great, I thought that I would try 3 instead of 4 drops at each dose. Now I just came from another doctor visit, and my cholesterol is down yet again! The doctor was very pleased and even gave me a hug.

Meanwhile, I had not been able to drop an ounce of weight in 15 years, no matter what I did or did not eat. Then suddenly about 5 weeks after I started eating gluten free, I stepped on the scale one morning, and I was down by 5 pounds. From that point on, I continued to go down.

Also prior to starting the gluten-free diet, no one could find a reason for my shortness of breath, and I had been using an inhaler for it quite frequently. Well, since I started the diet, I have lost my shortness of breath and have now lost a total of 17 pounds!

In 2015 I had cut my use of essential oils in half because the doctor just was not seeing what they were doing. And when I went to my next appointment, he said, "What did you change?" I told him that I had cut the amount of essential oils I had been using in half. His next words to me were, "Well, don't do it again!"

LOL. My strategy worked!

8/23/16 Update

I have since lost a total of 43 lbs avoiding gluten containing grains. I have also noticed that my skin problem, rosacea, is totally gone. That is another PLUS.

My cholesterol is still down to the normal levels taking the Clove and Lemongrass essential oils--6 drops of each in a capsule every evening. I do it once a day, usually after dinner, since I forget it earlier in the day.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: rosacea — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
4.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
6.Associated topics: cholesterol — "Cinnamaldehyde [in cinnamon] has antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic [cholesterol-lowering] actions in db/db mice and could be useful in the treatment of type-2 diabetes."Link
7.Associated topics: cholesterol — "D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."Link
8.Associated topics: cholesterol,weight-loss,diet — "Z. officinale [ginger] has been used to control diabetes and dyslipidemia [high cholesterol].... The marked rise in body weights, glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, free fatty acids and phospholipids in serum of the rats that followed 6 weeks of high-fat diet treatment were significantly reduced by Z. officinale treatment.... The present results provide scientific evidence to substantiate the traditional use of Z. officinale in preventing metabolic disorders."Link

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