Essential oil remedy guide
How many good things do essential oils do? Essential, unoxidized oils speed up fat metabolism. This is a widely misunderstood aspect of human metabolism. Essential oils provide a steady-state source of energy, and prevent sugar-insulin-adrenaline roller coasters. I protect the carbohydrate metabolism of my patients during afternoon and evening hours with prescriptions for supplemental cold-pressed essential oils to be taken cold. Other clinical benefits of essential oils include their value in the prevention and management of the following disorders:
1. Coronary artery heart disease and other vascular disorders.
2. Various types of arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis, lyme arthritis, psoriatic arthritis.
3. Skin disorders such as dryness, eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
4. Dry eyes syndrome and other types of chronic eye irritations.
5. Asthma and other chronic lung disorders.
6. Immune disorders.
7. PMS and other hormonal disorders.
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Why should essential oils be beneficial in such diverse clinical disorders? What is the common denominator? The simple answer is that all cell membranes need essential oils for their structural and functional integrity. And the health of any cell, tissue or organ cannot be preserved without healthy cell membranes —hence, the clinical efficacy of essential oils in diverse clinical disorders. I discuss this important issue at length in the companion volume, RDA: Rats, Drugs and Assumptions.
LIST OF RECOMMENDED COLD-PRESSED OILS
(Purchase unprocessed oils if possible)
Extra virgin olive oil
Cod liver oil*
* Cod liver oil is very rich in vitamin A, and I recommend that it be taken in a small dose of 1 teaspoonful once a week. An exception to that general recommendation is the control of acute viral infections when cod liver oil may be taken in larger amounts and for longer periods of time such as 5 to 7 days.
Fresh flaxseed oil is pale gold and has a pleasant flavor. Linseed seeds are rich in omega-6 oils that serve the seed as its Life Span Molecules (LSMs). The seeds of the flaxseed plant carry omega-6 oils to preserve their own health and to use them as a source of energy. Omega-6 oils are high-energy molecules. Animals and people eat plant foods like flaxseed seeds and draw their supply of these essential fatty acids. Omega-6 oils stabilize cell plasma membranes and keep these membranes fluid and functional. In nature, high-energy molecules show a natural tendency to lose their electrons and “decay” into lower-level energy molecules. Fortunately, this is a slow process. The seeds of the flaxseed and other plants use their LSMs to keep their omega-6 oils in their native high-energy state for long periods of time. But the seed LSMs are helpless against the mutilation of their molecules by our food processing technologies. The primary commitment of the food industry is to its bottom line. It sees profits in longer shelf lives of its foods. So what does it do? It processes the flaxseed oil to increase its shelf-life, and in doing so changes high-energy state oils into low-energy state molecules. The “clear” oils so produced do not spoil for long periods because there is not much left in them to spoil. And that’s not all. During processing, the food oils get oxidized, partially denatured, and contaminated with variable quantities of toxic cyclic products of fat breakdown. Flaxseed oil is oxidatively damaged and spoils. The food technology starts with a life span oil and turns it into an aging-oxidant oil. Flaxseed oil should be purchased only if packaged in dark brown or black bottles (to reduce the rate of oxidation by light energy), 1000 to 3000 units of vitamin E should be added to slow down the natural rate of oxidation, and the bottle should be refrigerated. Needless to say, flaxseed oil should be taken cold, as a salad dressing ingredient or simply as food supplement.
Recommendations for Oil Rotation
I recommend to my patients that they obtain any two oils from the above list and take them on alternate days. After finishing the first two oils, they purchase the next two oils from the list and so on. Such a rotation plan assures an excellent mix of oils and one need not worry about the adequacy of supply of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 groups of fatty acids. I prefer the essential oil supplementation program outlined above to the traditional way of prescribing one or more oils in capsules for three main reasons:
1. Supplemental oils taken cold with steamed (and cooled) vegetables and salads can make a delicious meal.
2. Three tablespoons of such oils equal 20 or more of the generally available oil capsules, and ingestion of such a large number of oils is cumbersome.
3. The cost of such oil supplementation is usually less than equivalent amounts of other choices, such as evening primrose oil, borage oil and black current oil.
Essential Oils for Supplementation
Following are some considerations in essential oil supplementation:
1. All essential oils should be taken only when they are cold pressed. Please read labels before purchasing oils.
2. All essential oils should be kept refrigerated. Hardened oils may need to be scooped out with a spoon. All essential oils should be taken cold.
3. Unless otherwise specified, the essential oils should be taken one hour before dinner, and the regular dose should be one to three tablespoons. The initial dose may be smaller, with gradual increases.
4. Please rotate essential oils as follows: Purchase the first two oils in the list and take them on alternate days.
When you need to buy some more, buy the next two in the list and rotate them daily, and so on. Any of the following oils may be used: olive oil, safflower , sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, avocado, flaxseed, and Almond oil. The essential oils may be taken with steamed vegetables (cooled to avoid oxidation of essential oils), salads, goat or sheep cheese, a small amount of grapefruit juice, or simply taken alone. For individual taste, you may experiment with other combinations. When buying these oils, insist on cold pressed oils, except for items such as ghee or cod liver oil. Essential oils are not fattening. Oxidized, denatured fats are toxic and fattening. Essential oils are essential for the health of surface membranes of cells in all body organs. This is the primary reason why physicians at the Institute of Preventive Medicine prescribe essential oil supplements for a large number of clinical disorders.
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