One of my favorite essential oil tricks I learned from Boyd Truman was how to deal with allergies and skin issues. What I learned was that our sinus and skin issues stem from our liver.
Our liver and kidney are the filtration system of our body. They are the two organs that are trying to cleanse it from impurities. Our bodies have “chimneys” that work much like the chimney in our fireplace. It is designed to get the toxins or smoke out. It has a channel or “chimney” to do that. If the chimney gets clogged or the flue is closed, then the smoke will pour into the house. Then in order to get the smoke out, we have to open doors and windows. While opening the doors and windows works, it doesn’t solve the problem. And if you never clean the chimney out or open the flue, the house just keeps filling with smoke, even with the doors and windows, open it’s not optimal. As a matter of fact, it creates the opposite problem of you trying to get heat. Our bodies have chimneys, doors, and windows, too. Our chimney is our liver, kidney, and colon. If these get clogged or blocked, then our body opens doors and windows. The doors and windows are our respiratory system and our skin.
In my post that talks about essential oils, you will remember that everything we eat, rub on our skin, and breathe in comes into our body and will break down into its purest form. Most over-the-counter and prescription drugs break down into metal as their purest form. Consequently, our liver, kidney and other organs become toxic with all this metal build up and they have a hard time getting rid of those toxins. So if our liver is on overload (chimney gets clogged) and we walk outside and there is a bunch of pollen in the air or if we rub the wrong stuff on our skin, our liver can’t filter all the extra stuff, so it has to come out somewhere. Then our body opens those doors and windows usually through sinuses or skin. So if we want to resolve allergy, sinus or skin issues, we look at the chimney first. If we can clean out the liver, kidney and colon, then we can start getting rid of these external problems. Here’s how we do that: Detoxification Blend, Enzymes, and probiotics.
The Detoxification Blend helps clean the organs– the oils specifically for liver and kidneys. This blend helps break down metals, support the organs, clean them out and gets them on track to become more healthy and do their job of filtering out the bad stuff. When you get your organs cleaned out, you have a better chance of filtering all the new stuff coming in. In allergy situations, cleaning the liver and lungs out are helpful. As you can imagine, it would also be helpful for asthma sufferers because it is cleaning the lungs out, too. And most of us forget that our skin is the largest organ of our body . When we rub and spray things on it, it absorbs quickly into all our systems, so it’s important to keep it cleaned out, too. We also need to be careful of what we are rubbing on. Many of the lotions we use have a lot of chemicals in them that are causing damage to our organs, as well. So keeping the liver, kidney, colon and other organs cleaned out will usually clear up many of our allergy, sinus and skin issues.
Here’s my own personal experience: I didn’t realize until a short time ago that I have been an allergy sufferer my whole life. I have always had the sniffles. I just thought it was normal and was apparently so habitual that one day while being driven to school my dad asked me if I did drugs because I was sniffling so much. I didn’t even know I was. What I have noticed in the last few years since taking oils is that no only are my sniffles gone, the seasonal allergies are, too, and my skin is better than it has ever been. All I have done is take the Lifelong Vitality pack (vitamins) and I take the Detoxification Blend in a capsule at night. (Now I take them in softgel form.) The reason you take it at night is because your liver is nocturnal and is doing is job while you are sleeping. When you take the Detoxification Blend at night, you are giving your liver a little extra help.
Those two things have cleared up my allergies. Now if I had more serious allergies, I would possibly take lemon, lavendar and peppermint (4 drops of each) in a capsule, too, as it is a great antihistamine. I’d also be rubbing breathe on my chest and on my sinuses. And I would absolutely be supporting my colon with probiotics and using enzymes, too.
I’ll mention enzymes here really quick, too. When I did some research on allergies to teach a class on this, I learned that the definition of an allergy is “the body’s inability to break down simple proteins.” The more I dug around and studied, I realized how important enzymes are. Enzymes are what break down those simple proteins. For example, lactase breaks down lactose. So I learned in my reading that those “allergic to dairy” really weren’t “allergic,” they were just lacking the enzyme lactase to break down the lactose. Which is why they are called “lactose intolerant.” I found it interesting to learn that if someone just starting taking enzymes, their body would be able to break down those proteins. We are lacking in enzymes for many reasons. First, they are found in fruits and vegetables. The fact that many don’t eat those on a regular basis explains why we don’t have digestive enzymes helping our bodies out. Second, when enzymes are heated to 118 degrees, they are killed. So cooking our vegetables past that bright green crispy stage, kills off the good enzymes we needed to break that food down. Third, we don’t know if our soils are carrying enough content to replenish abundantly the vitamins and minerals and enzymes or if the pesticides are distorting the enzyme content. Fourth, many of the enzymes we need are found in meats, specifically wild game like buffalo and elk, which many people don’t eat. In my opinion based on my research, I believe this is a root cause for not only allergies, but many of our digestive health issues as well. We just aren’t breaking down our food properly.
For skin issues, I’ve seen some great results with this combination as well. One friend in Canada told me that a skin issue she had on her scalp had cleared up 70% with just the vitamin Pack. We added the Detoxification Blend to her regime to get rid of it. Another friend had serious psoriasis on her hands. They were red, swollen, cracking and bleeding. She began taking the Vitamin Pack, Cellular Complex Blend, Detoxification Blend and Enzymes. (The last two she takes 3 times a day.) After a week or two her hands had almost completely cleared up. She did not put any oils on topically because the oils will tend to irritate an area that is purging. Remember if you have skin issues or sinus issues, it means your body is trying to get rid of toxins through the skin or sinuses, so sometimes putting something more on them will irritate them more because it will PULL toxins from that same spot while the body is PUSHING it out, too. If it’s a lotion or over-the-counter product you’re putting on topically, you’re adding more toxins to the body. If your body can stand something to be put on it, I usually recommend coconut oil and lavendar and possibly some melaleuca added to it if we are trying to rid infection. From my own personal experience and these of my friends, we found anything topically irritated it.
In my humble opinion, I really believe that everyone should take the Vitamin Pack and the Detoxification Blend, Enzymes and Probiotics daily. We all can give our organs some extra help in doing their job. If we get the right stuff in, our body has the ability to begin healing itself. It is an amazing creation!
*Update to this article (10/13)
As I was studying about allergies and asthma for a class I was teaching, I learned some new things. Allergies and asthma are from the body being unable to break down protein. Milk allergies really aren’t even allergies at all, just a lack of enzymes to break it down, much like celiacs. With this new found knowledge, it made more sense to me why the enzymes are crucial for those wanting help with their allergies. Enzymes assist in the breakdown of proteins and food. This is why many people who are taking vitmains, enzymes,a detoxification blend and probiotics often find their allergies gone after a while. It appears that when the proper things are in the body, ie: good enzymes and bacteria, then the body can break it all down and process our foods properly, keep our digestive system functioning, and getting our bodies back to the organic and natural healthy state they should be in. As always, a diet without artificial, synthetic and processed foods make a huge difference. Our body struggles to break those down and flush them out. Fresh fruits and vegetables will always be #1 in keeping our bodies healthy.