It all started the first week of December 2008, w/intense burning in my hubby's chest, radiating outward from the middle of his chest. He would not go to Emergency. By the time we got him to Emergency three days later, after a Dr's appt, in which they diagnosed him w/Heartburn & HBP(duh...he was having a heart attack) He had done quite a bit of Heart muscle damage. They put in a Stent, and he was told he was extremely lucky, because it was a full clog of the 'Widow Maker' artery.
He used Lavender immediately on his bruising in the groin, the hands, and any wounds from the blood thinners.
This Heart Attack changed his life. We both chg'd everything.
We began to eat more 'Live' Foods (Veggies & fruits, Salmon,Tuna, Walnuts, Almonds) and went from 3x/week Fast foods to zero. Smaller portions on the plate. We actually threw out our dinner plates & began using salad plates instead. Snacks are a MUST(so as not to be hungry at meals) Almonds, Celery w/PB, Sunflower seeds, apples etc.
For some reason (not sure why) an apple sliced up tastes better????!!!! No salt. Mrs. Dash is great. Real Bell peppers, Real Chili peppers, Scallion Onions, chopped carrots. These things can be added to everything, and don't think about it, just eat it. You won't be hungry after about 4 wks or so.
I became a YLEO distributor in Sept 2008 w/Jamie B. my upline best friend hooked me up w/Greater Joy testimonials and she had an EODR to help me w/my hubby.
I immediately bought as many of Gary's products from his protocol written up about Heart attacks.
My hubby would NOT take anything NOT prescribed by his Dr.
B/c I do my homework, and thanks to Dr. LeAnne, Dr. Mercola, Dr. Len Horowitz, and a book by Dr.
Christian Wilde about Stem Cells, & Heart attacks, I was able to get my hubby to start taking CoQ10(w/the approval of his Dr. first) in Feb 09. I found out our bodies are depleted of the natural CoQ10 through the meds, so we need it more after the HA.
The second month after his HA, he lost at least 27lbs, and ALL HIS MUSCLE TONE. He worked out at the Hospital rehab on the Cardio machines w/monitor hook ups on his body, 3x/week, for three months to build up heart muscle if possible, and get some muscle tone back. Even after this, he still didn't feel better. He began to feel depressed, and said, 'What's the point?!', which scared me. When he stopped the cardio hook up, he began to workout at a gym, carefully, but still was getting burning in his chest after 20 mnts of walking the treadmill. His gums began to bleed at night, b/c they have him on three separate blood thinners. (Warferin,
Asperin(325mg)Carvadelilol) and Plavix, Simvistatin.
I began to use the Goldenrod & Mister Essential Oil blend on his feet, and the Aroma Life Essential Oil blend on his chest the middle of June 09. His sexual performance had not yet improved. I know it's not as important as his life to us girls, but to the MEN it's the most important thing EVER!
Because he did feel a slight bit better,and I printed all the Testimonials of help on the GreaterJoy group, I was able to get him to start taking YL's HRT & Cardio Care in July 09.
The beginning of August, he no longer had the burning in his chest when working out on the treadmill after 20 minutes. His performance in bed began to be better, and he has been excited again about the possibility of living a better, healthier life, and not be afraid.
Thanks to Dr. Mercola, I found out why his left arm caused him such intense pain whenever he lifted it. The Statin drugs cause Atrophy in the muscles, and muscle damage(what do you think it does to his heart muscle?) So I got him to question that and he stopped taking Simvistatin.
But the pain in the arm may be permanent. I started putting the Mineral Essence in his drink in August, and I do this one too.
I forgot to say...this all started w/mowing the lawn, three weeks prior to the HA. Even still today Aug24th, he has to be careful, b/c he feels it in his heart. Be careful guys, this must be a strain on the heart.
A positive ending, his hands are clearing up quicker, after bruising(meaning the blood thinning has balanced a bit). He will start the Longevity in Sept since the other Oil supplements have had such a positive effect on his body. He hasn't given up all the meds, b/c he was told he has a blood clot, when they did an echocardiogram they did find it's a bit smaller though.
Thank you everyone for all your support, for your posts, and for the prayers too. I love you all for your sharing of your stories too. Tammy G.
update just in, 10-1-2009
For all you wonderful Oilers,
I want to thank you from the bottom of heart for the information you have posted for us newbies.
Oiling has made such an amazing difference in my hubby's life since his Heart Attack and ED pre-symptoms that we should have paid attention to. The meds in the first four months along w/exercise did not help him, they caused more damage. (especially his arm muscles became damaged-extreem pain when lifted above his heart)probably from the 'Simvisatatin'.
He decided to stop that one (since he never had high blood pressure, and began to take the Gary Young suggestions (from Essential Oils Desk Reference)..one at a time...each month he added one more YLO product. He's now got more stamina, can feel more energy, not yet strong though, and healthier than ever before.
YLO's gave him hope that things would be better.
His life can be lived fully and more energized.
This would not be possible if you all did not write your stories here for all to see.
Thank you, Tammy
Essential Oils that are suggested in The Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th edition:
(See also BLOOD CLOTS, BLOOD DISORDERS and CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS)
From the Essential Oil Desk Reference, 3rd & 4th Edition
Good circulation is undoubtedly the foundation of
good health; however, sluggish or inadequate
circulation can result in tissue toxicity,
starvation, and eventually, cellular death. The
damage that poor or inadequate circulation can
cause is best illustrated in the gangrene that
often develops in the legs and arms of many
advanced diabetic patients. Because the blood
cannot efficiently circulate through these areas,
parts of the tissues literally rot away. Niacin
(nicotinic acid) is effective for dilating blood
vessels and increasing circulation. The amino
acid L-arginine and cayenne pepper have similar
properties. Essential oils may be extremely useful for promoting circulation.
· Myrtle, lemon, and cypress have been used to
strengthen and dilate capillaries and increase circulation.
· Helichrysum, clove and citrus oils (lemon
moreso) are natural blood thinners, balancing the
viscosity or thickness of the blood, and they
amplify the effects of cypress. (**Elemi is next
best substitute for Helichrysum, which is
currently out of stock due to world shortage)
· Marjoram relaxes muscles and dilates blood
vessels, while nutmeg acts as a circulatory stimulant and anti-inflammatory.
· Goldenrod is a vein decongestant.
FIRST RECOMMENDATION: Helichrysum, cypress, Aroma Life, Clove
Single Oils: Goldenrod, marjoram, myrtle, orange,
grapefruit, peppermint, geranium, nutmeg, cistus
Blends: Pan Away, En-R-Gee, Longevity, Citrus Fresh, Di-Gize, Harmony
TOPICAL: DILUTE 50-50, 2-4 drops on affected area
2-3 times daily. Also apply over carotid arteries
and pulse points, wherever arteries are close to the skin surface.
BODY MASSAGE, 2-3 times weekly, start at feet and work up to heart
INGESTION: CAPSULE, 0 size, 2 times daily
(Longevity is a good nutritional supplement of
the oils to address core inflammation and all
sorts of good stuff. I will send along the info on Longevity)
Dietary Supplementation: Super B, Cel-Lite Magic,
HRT, CardiaCare, Multi-Green, Longevity Caps,
Rehemogen, and JuvaTone, JuvaPower/Spice
Circulation support regimen:
1. Put 25 drops HRT in 1 oz. distilled water and take 3 times daily
2. Rub 2-4 drops Aroma Life on the carotid
arteries and pulse points, wherever an artery
comes close to the skin, 2 times daily
3. Apply 2-4 drops Harmony over areas of poor
circulation, 1-3 times daily as needed
4. Take 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper with a full
glass of pure water daily. Avoid using at bedtime.
Circulation blend #1:
. 5 drops basil
. 8 drops marjoram
. 10 drops cypress
. 3 drops peppermint
Circulation blend #2:
. 3 drops basil
. 2 drops peppermint
. 4 drops cypress
. 8 drops marjoram
. 10 drops wintergreen
TOPICAL: Dilute either of the above recipes in 1
tsp V6 Oil Complex and massage on location, 1-3 times daily
* Use only the BEST therapeutic grade essential
oils. EO's from bath shops and natural foods
stores are often perfume grade and thus may not
yield therapeutic results. Perfume grade oils
have been rendered toxic by the distillation
method, fillers, chemical extractants, etc. and may cause adverse reactions.
Deborah Lynne Carlton
Water Tiger Healing Arts
Thanks Deborah for the great info. I have found
that Cel-Lite-Magic Massage Oil is also great for circultation. Nancy