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Our Experience With Hantavirus From Rodents


Author: Shauna D.
Date: 08-26-2004
Views: 16,634
Word Count: 451
Questions Received: Not available for contact
Testimonial ID: 276-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Hi, I'm Richard Dastrup. As most of you know, we have spent this summer at our summer home, which is about 150 miles south of the Young Living Mona farm. We have taken pride in the fact that neither one of us has been ill in over 8 years, using no drugs and no doctor visits. We don't even have a doctor, and choose to take responsibility for our own health and welfare.

We have done some construction this summer adding on to our deck and rebuilding stairs, which required working in the soil, gravel and dust. Over the years we have had our fair share of rodents from deer mice, pack rats, squirrels and chipmunks. But it seems this year brought a lot more mice and rats wanting to enjoy the comforts near our home and on our front deck. We have caught over 50 mice and 12 pack rats since the first of June.

After we had almost completed the construction, my wife became very ill with the flu symptoms. Symptoms were extreme headaches, nausea, diarrhea, shaking and no energy. Then two days later I started with the same symptoms. We did our research and concluded that this may very well be the Hantavirus. Knowing there are no known 'helps' in the medical field, we chose to do the following:

* Increased our NingXia Red juice(8 oz a day each)
* Increased ImmuPro from one a night to 3 or 4 per night.
* Starting taking Inner Defense capsules
* Every glass of water we drank had about 4 to 6 drops of the DiGize oil blend.

Our natural antibiotic recipe, in a capsule, taken 1-3 times per day:

* 8 drops Frankincense oil
* 4 drops Mountain Savory oil
* 3 drops Oregano oil
* 2-4 drops Lemon oil

Plus we use lots of the Thieves oil blend internally by just putting the drops in our mouth. We use many oils on our feet and our heads because of the extreme headaches. After 4 days of my wife following this she started being herself again.

Since my symptoms started two days after hers, it took me about 4 days to start feeling I was going to make it.

Several people told us to get to a hospital and we wondered as to why bother. We had more confidence in treating ourselves instead of going to a hospital.

The only thing we regret is not having our blood drawn to confirm whether or not we really did have this rodent disease. Over the last 8+ years we have felt we were 'bullet proof'. I think we still are as long as we use our Young Living products.

This is a firm reminder for all of us to keep our immune systems up!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "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: respiratory-system — "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: virus — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
4.Associated topics: virus — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
5.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
6.Associated topics: respiratory-system — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
7.Associated topics: fatigue — "After inhalation of clary sage oil, cortisol levels were significantly decreased.... Thyroid stimulating hormone was also reduced.... Clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effect...."Link
8.Associated topics: antibiotic — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link

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