One of (the many!) things I love about Young Living is the ever presence of the Young Living Foundation. My husband and I were able to have dinner earlier this year with Asher Telleen (founder of Sole Hope), and Ben Cooley (co-founder of Hope for Justice) while we were in Salt Lake City. Hearing their very personal stories about how each organization came into being, and how impactful the Young Living foundation has been on the lives that are changed by both organizations was one of the deepest meaningful conversations I’ve ever been a part of.
Lives aren’t just changed. They are saved. Please. Round up on your orders if you don’t already. Someone’s life depends on it.
Body Temperature Part I: The Truth about 98.6
Usually when we talk about temperature it’s generally in relation to illness or fertility. You’ve heard people say, “My body temperature just runs low.”, and we accept that as “normal” for them. Heck, I was one of those people too, until I learned the truth.
I’m no physics expert, but we’re gonna talk about some very basic physics and biology “laws” for just a hot minute. I promise to keep it simple. Understanding these principles will help seal this information into your memory.
Temperature is an indicator of heat in a system.
Heat is energy.
Vibration produces heat.
Cells vibrate, and in doing so, produce heat.
Every cellular reaction in the body occurs optimally (key word!) at a specific “heat” level.
Energy (heat) produces cell voltage (imagine a cell has a battery) which alters the pH of the body.
The vibration of molecules within cells is measured electrically. The “hertz” unit is used to measure electrical vibrations (known as frequency).
If the production of energy (heat) drops in the body, cellular vibrations have slowed down and frequency (measured in hertz/ Htz) and pH are affected.
Low frequency and an acidic pH are associated with cancer, chronic disease, and mental health issues.
How’s that for a nutshell version of a basic Law of Thermodynamics and its relationship to mammal biology?
Beyond the microscopic view of body temperature, there are certainly other factors at play:
The hypothalamus (located in the brain) directs the opening and closing of blood flow to the skin. It works in tandem with the thyroid and other tiny but mighty glands and organs. Damage to any of them may affect body temperature.
Stress also interferes with, and drives down body temperature. Cold hand and/or feet are often a reflection of stress response. Conversely, warmer hands/feet indicate relaxation. We can grow used to living with chronic stress, but the body doesn’t lie.
Adrenal fatigue or insufficiency
Hormone imbalance (commonly low progesterone or estrogen dominance in women, or low testosterone in men)Unresolved emotional trauma
Heavy metal or chemical toxicity (including medications)
Some people may be born with a lower body temperature. This may be due to any of the above. Do not minimize the generational impact of toxins, unresolved emotional trauma, energetically dead food, and poor water quality on babies!
Chronic low body temperature is often a common clue or symptom of a known (or yet unknown) disorder or distress. Dr. David Jernigan writes, “The colder a body becomes, the slower the electrical oscillatory rate and therefore the thicker, more viscous, or syrupy the body fluids become. The more viscous the fluids become the more difficult it is for the body to push the fluids through the body. The lymph fluids that are normally supposed to bathe the outsides of all of your cells become progressively stagnant as it is too thick to move efficiently.”
Jernigan’s illustration above is a graphic description of what happens when body fluids become stagnant. If low body temperature becomes a chronic issue, several things begin happening:
The body becomes a home for viruses, certain bacteria, and chronic infection
Gradual cellular death (without regeneration) begins to happen
Actions of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, hormones, neurotransmitters and other body essential chemicals are compromised
Acidity of the body increases and serious disorders and diseases begin appearing.
Frequency of the body drops and negative emotions begin to predominate
It becomes even harder for the body to spit out toxins
Smooth muscle tone is affected and fluid begins leaking out into tissue and edema results
Can chronic low body temperature be corrected? You bet it can, and we’re going to discuss that next week! Remember, the wall around Jerusalem didn’t get destroyed in a single day and it wasn’t rebuilt in a single day either! And, Nehemiah didn’t do it alone. He sought out a community of like minded people with different skill sets to help him rebuild, and they persevered… even despite toxic (both physical and emotional) onslaught in the process. Your life is a story of clues, and although God is the ultimate author of each of our stories, the choices we make play a huge part in the writing of it!
Happy Monday friends! Here’s a little fun for ya, compliments of my friend Stacy McDonald (she just released an amazing book…. Truth Drops, Scriptural Protocol for releasing your past with essential oils….. so check out her website for info! www.stacymcdonald.com ) ************************
Well…life around here is kinda laid backAin’t much my old oils and me can’t hackIt’s Thieves on my feet and Valor on my back Thank God for essential oils!
Well a natural kind of life is what I’m lookin’ for.No chemicals for me, I’m healthy to the core.Even got an oil that hushes Daddy’s snores!Thank God for essential oils!
When I put the kids to bed and the sun’s settin’ low I grab my Peace & Calming and put it on their toes. They’re all fast asleep before I turn around to go!Thank God for essential oils!
When we get up in the mornin’ and everyone is fed We have our family prayer and drink our NingXia Red. Keepin’ everybody healthy – ‘sted of ridden to the bed! Thank God for essential oils!
Comfortin’ with Raven when the hubby is a-coughin’ And Digize is a staple when the kids are all a barfin.’ Peppermint’s important after pizza they’ve been scarfin’! Thank God for essential oils!
Well…I want a healthy lifestyle—one that’s a-lastin,’ Healin’ my core instead of symptom maskin’ “Are you ready to get healthy? “ is all I’m really askin’! Thank God for essential oils!
When my head is a-spinnin’ and the lights are awful bright My M-Grain is the answer so I can sleep tight Smellin’ awful good as I turn out the light Thank God for essential oils!
You gotta teach ‘em young how to pray and read their Bible Jesus took the time to teach and to disciple Same’s true here – teachin’ health is also vital. Thank God for essential oils!
Life around here is kinda laid back Ain’t much my old oils and me can’t hack It’s Thieves on my feet and Valor on my back Thank God for essential oils!
– Stacy McDonald, The Common Scents Mom
I wrote this a few years back, but thought I’d share it again! Happy Sunday! Be blessed! stacymcdonaldhttp://stacymcdonald.com.com
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