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Overweight Oil Skeptic Now Runs Marathons

Author: Charryse J.
Skill: Life Coach
Date: 02-03-2014
Views: 3,017
Word Count: 444
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 9323-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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When I first learned about essential oils I believed they were simply a fad, the latest trend in aromatherapy and couldn't possibly be as effective as they claimed. I listened as a bystander but I was "the skeptic", I'm not easily convinced to jump on a new bandwagon.

Recently, I've lost more than 100 lbs and in the process decided to attempt to become a runner. In the past, any time I tried running I was plagued by injury and my biggest fear was that it just wasn't in the cards for me.

Little by little, I moved from "Couch to 5K" and began training for distance running. Running has taught me endurance and reminds me that at any point, with effort and determination, I can change the course of my existence and abilities.

In 2013 I decided to push myself and train for a half marathon. I'll never forget the day I ran 10 miles for the first time. That was my longest run ever and I was always told if I can do 10, I can definitely do 13. In the back of my mind I was concerned and praying that I would be able to continue without being sidelined by injury since I was very sore.

The next day I could hardly walk but had to do a 5 hour shift where I would be on my feet and doing lots of bending and lifting while working with children. That may not sound like a big deal to you, but if you've ever had intense muscle soreness whether self induced or not, it isn't fun.

A close friend who was a Young Living distributor offered me some of the PanAway oil blend and told me to apply it on my legs. I was a skeptic but decided what did I have to lose, after all, there were no side effects.

I was BLOWN AWAY! In minutes I could feel the difference and my pain drastically diminished, allowing me to successfully make it through the rest of my day. From that point forward, I was a believer and have continued to see first hand the benefit of using Young Living essential oils in every facet of my life.

Young Living essential oils are life changing. If you want to really see transformation in the life of yourself and your family, this is the real deal. Most of all, I don't need a prescription to get them and I never have to worry about them hurting my body or making me sick.

I am so thankful for the quality of these oils, how they've impacted my family and for those around me that turned this skeptic into a BELIEVER!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: weight-loss — "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
3.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
4.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
5.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link
6.Associated topics: weight-loss — "Co-administration of the lime essential oil and ketotifen caused significant suppression in gaining weight, as well as decreased body weights of mice. The data obtained in this study suggested that lime essential oil plays an important role in weight loss and could be useful in the treatment of drug-induced obesity and related diseases."Link

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