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This deal is too good to pass up!

When you become a member, I’ll be in touch and ask you about how you would like your new member gift! $124 for a starter kit is a steal (REGULAR $160) !!! Help me reach my goal and get your health and wellness on!!! I’m only offering this til Sunday night!!! Don’t Miss out!!! – Guys, these make great gifts to your wife or GF! She will thank you!!!

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*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

It’s time for a party!!!

I’m so excited to announce an upcoming essential oil party! Everyone is welcome! Even kids!
It's Time for Another Party!!!
You can use the box below to RSVP if you prefer! I look forward to seeing you there!!!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

How to Live an Oola Life

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Have you ever heard the word Oola? Oola is that state of awesomeness when your life is balanced and growing in the seven key areas of life. The seven key areas (Seven F’s) of Oola are Fitness, Finance, Family, Field, Faith, Friends, and Fun.   It can be as complex as a life growing and balanced in the 7 F’s of Oola, or as simple as a sunset, a quiet book on the beach, or a special moment with a child. This is the place that everyone truly wants to be in life. Learn to celebrate the little successes in your life. This is the Oola way! I want to share with you How to Live an Oola life!

What is holding you back from living your Oola life? If you want to move forward in perusing an Oola life then you must identify your blockers . There are seven common Oola blockers: Fear, Envy, Guilt, Anger, Self Sabotage, Laziness, Lack of Focus.  Your Oola blockers may be different but these are the most common. If you truly want to grow with balance it is imperative that you identify your Oola blockers and face them.

Now, lets identify your Oola accelerators. These are things that propel you forward to help you reach your Oola goals. There are seven common Oola accelerators: Gratitude, Love, Discipline, Integrity, Passion, Humility, and Wisdom. Your accelerators may be different but these are the most common. If you want to be successful in persuing an Oola balanced life, you must identify your Oola accelerators.

So now that you have identified your Oola blockers and accelerators lets put it to work.

There are three steps to living an Oola life.

Step 1. Where are you in your life?   Do you excel in your field but lack in your family? How are your finances? How is your Faith? Are you keeping yourself healthy? Use the Oola wheel to identify which areas of your life need balance.

Step 2. Where do you want to be? Do you want to be healthier? Do you want to exercise more? Do you need more money? Use the Oola Plan to write down your goals in the seven areas of Oola.

Step 3. How are you going to get there? Build a plan! Use the Oola path to make a plan to achieve your goals.

Visit the Oola site to help you define the three steps to Oola 

How do the Young Living essential oils come into play with living an Oola life? Gary Young Specifically designed the seven Oola specific oils to help enhance the seven F’s. Using the oils is as simple as diffusing the Oola Family oil during family time such as dinner or family fun night.

Here is a little about each oil:

Fitness: Your physical health affects everything you do and every area of your life. Fitness is about feeling good, looking good, being healthy, and being productive. It’s how you move your body and what you put into your body. Click here to get your own Oola Fitness!

Finance: Manage and balance your finances, and be free of debt. Be a good steward of the money entrusted to you. Debt is not compatible with the OolaLife and is a major stressor in many people’s lives. Live free of this burden and start taking steps to improving your finances. Click here to get your own Oola Finance!

Family: Family relationships are powerful and can sometimes be complicated. If you can harness the pure love from healthy family relationships, you will grow and progress toward your Oola Life. Click here to get your own Oola Family!

Field: Field is your career, your vocation, or your role in life. Some of us are raising children full time. Others have a day job or even work a few jobs to stay afloat. Many of us aspire to our “dream job” and finding balance in this area with all the other responsibilities of life. Click here to get your own Oola Field!

Faith: Faith is defined as a complete trust or confidence in someone or something. It is your purpose in life. How you see your place in this world is something that you need to explore to attain Oola. Click here to get your own Oola Faith!

Friends: A social circle, comprised of both friends and acquaintances, is vital to our well-being. It is valuable to expand and improve your friend base as you pursue a life in Oola. Click here to get your own Oola Friends!

Fun: Fun is a very unique category to you. It is whatever activity or hobby you are personally passionate about. If you don’t have time for fun, then you need more fun in your life! Click here to get your own Oola Fun!

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Also part of the Oola line is Oola Balance and Oola Grow. If you need balance in your Oola wheel you can apply balance anywhere needed in addition to any of the seven Oola oils. This blend is designed to align and balance your center giving you an increase in concentration with a positive outlook. As mind and body are balanced, the ability to focus on passions, behaviors, and health are amplified for the better. Click here to get your own Oola Balance!

If you feel you need to grow in any area of Oola you can apply Oola Grow in addition to any of the seven Oola oils. This blend is designed to help you reach unlimited potential and growth in many aspects of life. Whether it’s emotional, spiritual, or mental, Oola Grow gives you courage to focus on the task at hand and helps you move forward towards positive advancements and progression.  Click here to get your own Oola Grow!

When applying your oils its important to say the Oola affirmations. Remember, Thoughts are things!

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If you would like to learn more about Oola check out the book; Oola: find balance in an unbalanced world Oola-Book-Big-300

 

I really hope you enjoyed today’s post! I wish you all the balance and growth in your life. Cheers to Oola!

Happy Oiling!

 

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

What are Antioxidants?

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Have you ever wondered, “What are antioxidants”? I know I have! They are advertised everywhere and you know they are good but WHAT are they? Are they a vitamin? No. Are they a mineral? No.
Okay, so if they are not a vitamin nor a mineral then how could they possibly benefit the body? Let me tell you a little story to help you understand what an antioxidant really is and what its place is in the body is.


There was this happily married couple. We’ll call them Mark and Erica. (… okay, so that’s my husband and I, lol) Every night they would go to sleep so comfortable in their queen sized bed with the pillow-top mattress and memory foam pillows. One day they decided to have a baby. Eventually that baby became a toddler that no longer wanted to sleep in her own bed. No matter what Erica and Mark did that toddler always seemed to make it into the cozy comfy bed (Which, by the way, was no longer cozy and comfy) Every night Erica and Mark would be head butted, kicked, punched, and pushed from their perfectly comfortable sleeping positions. It was not ideal for anyone!

One day while out at the store, Erica found this cute Princess Sophia bed set. That day, Erica and Mark upgraded the little toddlers bed to a “Big girl bed” with princess Sophia sheets, pillows and blankets. That was just what the toddler needed! She was in love with her new bedding and wanted to go to sleep right away. Each night thereafter, she laid down in her own bed and slept there all night until the morning woke her.

The End.

So, Do you understand antioxidants after reading that cute little story? No? Okay, so here is the explanation:
Erica and Mark had a healthy cell structure, much like the ones found in your body. They slept comfortably in there bed and it was good and healthy. Along came this free radical, a toddler, who ruined sleep for that healthy cell structure. Then the Antioxidant, Princess Sophia bed set, saved the day (or night)

When your body has free radicals inside of it, the antioxidants attach to those free radicals and save the day. Those free radicals are no longer a threat to your healthy cell structures. Overall this means, without free radicals, you will feel 100%!

When we talk about food items sometimes we say “That’s High in antioxidants” To know which foods are high we rate them using ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units. This unit of measurement for antioxidants was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For further reading you can check out what the National Institute of health has to say about Antioxidants here.

So which foods have high antioxidant ratings? I have put together a graphic for you to show some common foods. You can also search Super Foodly for additional foods.

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But wait! Did you know that essential oils have antioxidant ratings as well? They do and they are surprisingly high!

 

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The Vitality collection is EXCLUSIVE to young living. This entire line is  G.R.A.S. (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA and is approved as a dietary supplement. You can use the oil in place of your regular spices. Some of the oils are strong so using a toothpick to swirl in the oil and then in your food is all you need! That’s right, not even a drop! After seeing the antioxidant values of essential oils compared to the foods and spices you probably want to get your hands on some of your own of these amazing oils! Click Here to purchase your Premium Starter Kit so you can get all these Vitality oils at the amazing wholesale discount!

 

Happy Oiling!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

February Promos are Amazing!

Check this out! The February promos are amazing!!! This is the month of love and Young Living is celebrating by including the I <3 oils collection!  FEB-2016-Promos

But wait! There is more!!!

As if these deals were not good enough, Young living is offering 10% off of the starter kit! That a low low price of $144!  Bonus: Take a Selfie with your new kit and be entered to win a free Premium Oil Collections every Friday throughout February. Here’s how to participate:

10 off the Starter Kit

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Share Club 2

Share-Club-2 Guess what everyone!!! I’m opening up share club for the second time!!!

I’m excited to share Young Living with You!!! If you are ready to accept the blessings Young Living has to offer please fill out the form below. Just remember, this is for NON-MEMBERS and members of MY TEAM! I’m excited to share with you!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Not All Lavender is Created Equal

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Bonjorno Oily Friends! My name is Derek Johnson. I am a 28 year old Medical Assistant from a small town in the rolling hills of beautiful West Virginia. Before my medical career, I was a Professional Makeup Artist with Pur Minerals cosmetics, and also Chanel (yes Chanel!!). It wasn’t until graduating college and working in the health care field that I learned of the significance and awesomeness of essential oils. I would like to take some time to share with you my background in aromatherapy, and also an experiment I performed to prove that not all lavender is created equal.

When it comes to Young Living, I would consider myself a “newbie”, having dipped my toes in before diving in full body. But I am not unfamiliar with Essential Oils, and the roll they can play in our everyday lives. For years I have used Essential Oils in Aromatherapy, (Lavender and Patchouli), in aiding with illness (eucalyptus), cosmetics and hair care (tea tree), and home made holiday projects such as Beeswax Lip Balm and soy candles (peppermint). Yet after all this time, I had no idea that the quality of the oils I was using was far from the highest standards they could be.

It wasn’t until this past summer that I was introduced to Young Living, their products, and the benefits of using their Essential Oils vs. everything else I was used to. While scanning through Facebook one fateful night, I had noticed my long time friend had posted about using essential oils. This friend was Erica Cain, a entrepreneur as well as a avid user and advocate of Young Living Essential Oils. We struck up a conversation about them, what her favorites were, what mine were, and the different ways we used them. During this conversation, I was quite surprised to learn a few things about the inexhaustible uses of EO’s produced by a company I had never heard of. I also learned that it was possible the oils I owned may not be of the highest quality, or even pure oils at all. This intrigued me into learning more about these oils, the company, and other uses for them that I had not known of.

Luckily for me, Erica was to hold a c lass on the uses and benefits Young Living Essential Oils only a few weeks from that point. Of course I had to register for the class right away! We kept in daily contact (talking mostly 80% about oils) until the appointed day. I was so excited that there was actually going to be a gathering of like minded lovers of oils, as well as a educational seminar to broaden our horizons on this frontier that I haven’t really talked about with anyone else before.

The class was a success! I had the opportunity to learn about the purity of Young Living, the Seed to Seal Guarantee, the vastness of uses for their oils, learned of the premium starter kit, the 11 oils you received in the kit, history of the company and backgrounds of the individual oils. The information was astounding! We even had the chance to experience many of their oils first hand, several of the house hold/every day products, as well as sample food and drinks made with Essential oils.  And WOW, they were delicious! I have never had food or drink with an essential oil in it, because there are no companies that has their oils deemed safe to consume, except for Young Living.

After this class, I wanted more… More information, more exposure, and of course, more oils! Not knowing where to start, (and being on a budget with the holidays right around the corner) I thought I’d start with something I knew. Luckily, through a promotion, I was able to purchase a bottle of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender is known as the “go to” oil, and for me that’s precisely what it is! If I’m having a rough time unwinding after a long day, trouble sleeping, wanting a air freshener and not knowing which to pick, or just needing a flowery feel to a room, I reach right for the purple bottle.

After receiving my first 15ml bottle, and having time to really get to know it, I started to realize, it smelled different than the other oils I had. Not in a bad way, but in a cleaner, more refreshing and inviting way. And that’s when the mad scientist in me woke up, and decided to perform a few experiments to test all the oils I had against my new favorite. Of course there is observable data, results, and personal testimonies about Young Living, but sometimes you are never truly satisfied unless you experience the results for yourself.

Remember when I said I worked for Chanel? Well from working for them, and my exposure to the beauty/luxury industry, I’ve acquired quite a good bit of knowledge when it comes to fragrances, and testing for quality. After coming on with the brand, they sent me to a week long school, where you learn all of the products intimately, for better understanding in your career. One class was just for Fragrance. For two hours every morning, we were introduced to all the Perfumes and Colognes of the brand. Then, we sat down to learn the notes of each.

For those that are unfamiliar, here is a crash course in Fragrance. Notes of a fragrance are what you smell at different times while wearing it. Ever notice when you wear cologne or perfume, from the time you first spritz it, to several hours later, the scent changes? Many don’t even realize, but those gifted with a brilliant nose can always tell. As they say, “The nose knows!”. But I digress. The first note (top or head note) is the initial smell of the fragrance, usually lasting a few minutes to a hour. The top is mostly composed of fruity, citrusy scents to “open your eyes” to the fragrance. The second (middle or heart note) is the literal “heart” of the fragrance, usually composed of flowery scents, and lasting for several hours. This is what people smell when coming into contact with you, and has been scientifically proven to be the part of the fragrance people remember about you. The third note (bottom, or base note) is the lingering scent left behind of the fragrance, composed of woodsy, musk scents. Most of the times it is fairly noticeable, and there just as a reminder the fragrance is dying and needs reapplied.

So when it comes to these experiments, please know that I do not partake in them lightly, and not without past professional training in the olfactory senses. I employed the scientific method in a way, which made it really fun, and also something you can do at home!! So let’s get started!!!

Firstly, I gathered my research materials, and posed the question that would become my Problem Statement “Which is the best oil”.
I had already in my possession two bottles of Lavender, from different stores and different manufacturers that I had been using regularly up to my exposure to Young Living. The first (we shall call bottle A) was from a major department store. The second (bottle B) was from a local chain drug store. Finally, Young Living (Bottle C). And so the experiment begins.

For the beginning test, I took three fragrance-free tissues, and with different colored markers, labeled them A, B, and C. I put one drop of oil from each bottle on the corresponding tissues. I wafted them in front of me to get a good flow of fragrance and scent. My findings were quite shocking.

The first, Bottle A, was extremely powerful, almost to the point I got a headache from the assault. It also had a “chemical” undertone. I mean this by saying yes, it was Lavender, but there was something, else, in with it. Possibly a preservative or filler I imagined, being it was a mass market product.

The second, Bottle B, was actually quite faint. The lavender was there, but it just wasn’t enough to really stir the senses. It was almost as if it had been watered down quite honestly. I did not however detect a hint of anything extra, such as chemical or filler.

The third, Bottle C, was simply put, lovely. It had the freshest quality of all three, unpolluted, safe, and delightful. I could almost see myself standing in the lavender fields. After completing my initial smell test, I placed the three tissues a few feet apart in a spare, unused room to come back to later.

The second and third tests were observatory, how the oils felt and appeared.

I took Bottle A and placed a few drops in my palm. It was sort of thick, not so much olive oil consistency, but almost. Upon closer observation, the oil also had a slight gold tint to it, such as the tint of olive oil. If I hadn’t known any better, I would have thought I had Crisco vegetable oil in my palm.

After washing thoroughly with oil removing soap, I placed a few drops of Bottle B in my palm. The consistency was actually watery. If I turned my hand it would have no trouble running off and onto the floor. Looking very closely, there was a slight gold tint to it. Almost unnoticed unless looking very close.

Washing again, I did the same with Bottle C. The consistency was the “purest” of all three bottles. The perfect balance between the olive oil and watery texture of the other two. It just felt silky. Very surprisingly, there was absolutely no tint to the oil. It was clear as water!!

The third test was that of durability and lasting. About 6 hours after my first smell test, I went back into the room, this time I invited along my mother in law to help me with my testing.

The tissue for Bottle A was still way to obtrusive. I can’t quite explain it in words except it was just too much. Also underneath was still a slight “chemical odor”.

Bottle B‘s tissue, the scent had all but faded. It was so light you almost couldn’t tell I had placed oil on it at all.

Bottle C was magnificent. The scent was still true as when I first applied it. Light and delicate, not at all annoying or disappointing. It was so clean and fresh.

I set the tissues in order of B, C, A, and had my mother in law (who is very sensitive to smell) give them a good whiff. The first she said was nice, but light. The second was very fresh and clean. The third was too powerful and just too much for her. When asked which she preferred, she said the second tissue, Bottle C, without question!

After these brief and simple at home tests, I was sold even more than I had been before. I’m always skeptical about a product until I try it for myself, and if there was any doubt before about Young Living, they have long been laid to rest. After this experiment, there’s no way I could ever go back to any other oil that isn’t Young Living. No wonder the company is doing so well for themselves. No promotions, no sales, and no advertising needed. The product speaks for itself. I can’t wait to continue this adventure with Young Living and look forward to a bright, healthy, oily future!!!

Thank you so much for your time and kind attention. I hope this has been as educational and entertaining for you as it has been for me! Also, a BIG thank you to Erica Cain, who without her friendship, guidance, and superhero quality when it comes to oils, I would be lost. Stay Oily Guys. Here’s to your Happy, Healthy, Young Living!!!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Understanding Frequency and Essential Oils

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Understanding frequency and how it relates to essential oils can be overwhelming at first. It is surprisingly easy to understand. I’m going to break it down for you so there are no questions. The next time someone says they don’t understand frequency, you will be able to explain with confidence!

Most people are familiar with sound frequencies. We tune our radio station to them sometimes daily. Did you know that all living things have a frequency? Frequency is a scientific measurement of energy identified as Mhz. There are instruments that can measure the frequency something has. This is how we know all living things have a frequency.

What exactly does that mean and why is it important to understand?

The higher the frequency of your body, the better your health. It’s hard for harmful things to thrive in our body when our own body’s frequency is high. A normal human healthy body runs about 65-77Mhz. Acidic foods, coffee, sugar all lower the body’s normal frequency. Understanding what frequencies you are putting into your body will greatly benefit your health.

Here are some interesting facts about frequencies:

Colds and Flu start at: 57-60 MHz, Disease starts at: 58 MHz, Candida overgrowth starts at: 55 MHz, Receptive to Epstein Barr at: 52 MHz, Receptive to Cancer at: 42 MHz, Death begins at: 25 MHz

Fresh Foods 20-27 Hz, Fresh Herbs 20-27 Hz, Dried Foods 15-22 Hz, Dried Herbs 15-22 Hz (fresh foods and herbs can be higher if grown organically and eaten freshly picked), Processed/Canned Food 0 HZ…(the majority of food people eat)

Essential oils have frequencies because they come from living things. Here is a quick reference chart of some high frequency essential oils!

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I really hope this quick post helped clear up any questions you have about frequency. If you have anything to add please comment below!

Happy Oiling!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

Enjoy a Fabulous Physique

Join us on Thursday July 21, 2016 at 3pm eastern for a live facebook event. This is an introduction to essential oils hosted by Mariah B. Can’t Make the time? Select going and you will be able to view using the past events page on facebook. the event will remain up for a few days so you will have time to come back and review. 🙂

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I will be live on Facebook Monday January 18, 2016 at 7pm eastern time. I will be posting on the topic of Physique. Join us for some great information!!!
I will be able to answer any questions you have on the products we will be discussing. I hope to see you there!!!

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.
 

DIY Massage Oil with Essential Oils

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I love getting a massage. I also love giving a massage.  It is a simple thing you can do for your husband or wife that speaks volumes in terms of appreciation. My husband works long hours and usually 6 days a week just so I can be a stay at home mom. I like to thank him by using our favorite massage oils from Young Living.  In today’s post, I’m going to go over how to make your own massage oils. If you have a favorite DIY massage oil recipe please comment below. I would love to hear your recipe. 🙂

In the following posts, this week into next, you will learn about each of the massage oils that Young Living offers. Subscribe to my blog (over to the right) to stay in the loop. (If your in a mobile browser, the subscription box is at the bottom)

How to make your own Massage Oil

Pour 1 ounce of organic carrier oil in a small  glass or metal bowl. Do not use plastic!

Some oils that work well for massage are jojoba oil, sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, or sesame seed oil.

You can read more on the different carrier oils HERE

Add 15-30 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend to the carrier oil and stir together.

 

Depending on the type of massage you are going to be giving or receiving you’ll want to add the appropriate essential oils to achieve the desired results.

Calming or relaxing massage oils: 

Cedarwood, Harmony, Aroma Ease, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Myrrh, or Ylang Ylang.

Invigorating or energizing massage oils: 

Cypress, Fir, Juniper, Panaway, Valor, Myrtle, Shutran, Abundance, Awaken, or R.C.

Romantic massage oils: 

Rose, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Sensation, Lady Sclareol, Patchouli, or Ylang Ylang.
Pour the combined oils into a one-ounce  bottle. You can find glass bottles and pumps here.

*** Note: I do not recommend making more than 1 oz at a time. Homemade massage oil does not contain any preservatives and it will become rancid over time.

Enjoy Your new creation!

Happy Oiling!

 

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.