Essential Oils News
The February/March 2001 issue of Natural Medicine Alert, Published by the Young Life Research Clinic (YLRC) and Institute of Natural Medicine contained and article entitled: Fruits and Premature Aging. It was thoroughly documented with 80 cited references. This excellent journal is available from the YLRC for $144 and I highly recommend that all YLEO distributors subscribe.
According to that article the secret to long, disease-free life may be to eat lots of fresh berries. Here is why, the aging process is now largely understood to be the action of free oxygen radicals that arise in our bodies through normal metabolism and cell function as well as from external environmental sources.
Most free radicals contain electrically unbalanced oxygen atoms. Free radicals can be thought of as partial molecules frantically looking for their missing parts. This makes them hungry and aggressive, ready to grab a chunk from whatever tissue is available (namely a piece of our bodies). Hence, they can cause disease by disrupting normal function at a cellular level. As long as our bodies can keep these radicals in check by dissipating them harmlessly, we stay youthful and healthy.
When we suffer an immune deficiency or experience excess stress from environmental factors such as ambient radiation, impurities in our air or water, toxins in our foods, etc., free radicals can be formed in our bodies at a rate faster than we can handle. These radicals aggressively attack our own tissues causing unhealthy mutations and irreversible damage. The consequences of this include accelerated aging, and a host of other maladies.
There are foods and substances that absorb free radicals (containing antioxidants) and the more you partake of these, the more youthful and disease-free you will remain.
One of the most revolutionary products released BY YLEO this year was Berry Young Juice (Code # 3299, 12 oz., $12) The scientists at Tufts University have determined that Berry Young Juice has the highest ORAC score of any food on the market and guess what: It is available only to Young Living Distributors.
The top natural antioxidant foods as determined by Tufts University so far are as follows:
FOOD ORAC SCORE *
Wolfberries (Lyceum Barbarum) is the food that keeps the people of Ningxia Province, China, living to ages to 120-150 and more. They live that long simply because they never get sick. And they never get sick because their isolated existence in the high desert is pollution free and they eat only organic, natural foods high in antioxidants every day, including wolfberries.
WHERE CAN I GET WOLFBERRIES?
If wolfberries are so great, how can I get some? as YLEO distributors you are extremely fortunate. There is only place outside of China where wolfberries are grown and that is on the YLEO Farm where more than 100,000 bushes are under cultivation.
Besides Berry Young Juice, Young living has a variety of products containing wolfberries. They are as follows:
Berry Young Juice is a concentrate of the highest scoring antioxidant foods in the world. Containing 80% wolfberry juice, it also contains blueberry, pomegranate, apricot and raspberry juices. And it's delicious.
TWO TABLESPOONS OF BERRY YOUNG JUICE Have the Antioxidant Power of . . . .
4 pounds of carrots, 2 quarts of carrot juice, 8 oranges, 1 pint of orange juice, 2 pounds of beets, 2 cups of beet juice, 3 cups of raspberries, 2 cups of blueberries.
Berry Young Juice may seem expensive since the wholesale price for two tablespoons is about a dollar. However, compare with the equivalents above and you will see that for the same antioxidant benefit, Berry Young Juice is actually less expensive than any of the alternatives above.
ESSENTIAL OILS HAVE THE HIGHEST ORAC SCORES. Essential oils have the highest ORAC scores of any known substance. According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 2nd ED., they are as follows: ESSENTIAL OIL BOTANICAL NAME ORAC SCORE
ORAC SCORE ESSENTIAL OILS TESTED
Compare these numbers with the berries and you can sell how potent essential oils really are. The last six oils on this chart are even more powerful than wolfberries. Clove is the champion of all with an ORAC score over 10 million!! That means a drop of Clove contains 400 times more antioxidant per unit volume than wolfberries, the most powerful of all know fruits.
Of course, the comparison isn't quite fair since oils are concentrates while fresh fruits are not, nevertheless, a 15 ml bottle of Clove Oil (Code # 3524, $11) has the antioxidant capacity of 150 lbs of carrots, 40 quarts of blueberries or 16 gallons of beet juice.
TWO DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL OF CLOVE
Have the Antioxidant Power of . . .
2.5 tablespoons of Berry Young Juice, 5 pounds of carrots, 2.5 quarts of carrot juice, 10 oranges, 20 ounces or orange juice, 2.5 pounds of beets, 1 pint of beet juice, 4 cups of raspberries, 2.5 cups of blueberries.
This means a drop of clove in your drinking water or a drop of any edible essential oil in anything you eat, is good for long, healthy living and you don't have to eat a dozen oranges or drink a quart of beet juice every day to do it. A couple of spoonfuls of Berry Young Juice will do it, too.
The bottom is this: YLEO essential oils and YLEO products are 'good for you.' The benefits of breathing, applying and taking essentials oils internally while consuming the YLEO supplements are far greater than you can imagine.
Above taken from Grade A Notes, Published by Melodie & Brandon Kanter