(Lung airway impairment) I was diagnosed with COPD 4 years ago and being slightly stubborn, I refused to accept the diagnosis. I did not smoke, did not drink and still do not. After hearing what the doctor diagnosed me with, I went the traditional medical route of medications and steroids, which did nothing to improve my situation based on pulmonary testing. My lowest point was 65% lung capacity and a base oxygen rate of 92% during my pregnancy with my healthy 16 month old son. After my son was born, I realized that if I wanted to be around to see him grow up and be the healthy and involved kind of mother I wanted to be, something had to change.
So 15 months ago I changed my diet drastically, cutting out 90% of all wheat and dairy products. I stopped ingesting white sugar. I started drinking water instead of Dr. Pepper. I restricted my intake of red meat and increased my intake of vegetables and whole foods. I based all this
information on the book Eat Right for Your Blood Type. I started taking
supplements that would help support my immune and respiratory system,
primarily a multi-vitamin, probiotic, extra Vitamin E and minerals. Then I rediscovered aromatherapy. About the time of my diagnosis, I was learning about aromatherapy from an acquaintance who was a YL distributor. Sadly, she did not share the YL opportunity with me at that time. If she had - it might not have taken me four years to return to health! After nearly a year of changing my diet, my pulmonology test results were 74% lung capacity and 96% blood oxygen. (Nov. 2003)
As I was increasing my health through a better diet, I stumbled upon my oils I had purchased in the past (some YL, some not) and went to work anew on the research of their properties and possibilities. That research led me back to YL, where I discovered more information to help with my diet and health goals.
I signed up as a distributor, purchased a slew of oils and supplements. I
started cleansing my liver and focusing on acid binding foods, continuing to stay away from the same bad things like wheat, white sugar and dairy.
I now carry Frankincense with me everywhere. I started putting Frankincense on my chest before going to bed at night and inhaling it and applying it anytime I started to cough or feel tightness in my chest. Before my Frankincense days began, I was taking a nebulizer with toxic medication 2 - 3 times a day and was so dependent on it that it went with me everywhere I went - to the store, to church, to work.
I have been using Frankincense religiously since December 2003. It is now March 2004 and I had a pulmonology test last week. I TESTED AT 102% LARGE AIRWAY LUNG CAPACITY AND 99% BLOOD OXYGEN. I have
not used my nebulizer in over a month. I went to work today and realized after about 6 hours that I forgot to bring it with me! I use lots of other oils in the course of a day, but my Frankincense is my most prized oil and the one I always have with me. I had 90% scarring in one lung from several bouts with pneumonia and the doctors were amazed that my lung has regenerated itself so that most of the scar tissue is gone. When they asked what I had been doing, I told them I changed my diet, used
Frankincense and weaned myself from my medications. The looks on their faces were priceless - I went from a beloved patient (after all, they did see me quite frequently) to "one of those alternative health weirdo's" in about three seconds!
I hope this miracle story encourages someone you love. I truly believe my recovery is miraculous and I am so thankful for Gary Young and his
dedication to the health and well being of others! And please share YL with others - you never know who might need a miracle!
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