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Our Vaccine Journey

This is our story...I know that this is a very controversial subject but I just ask one thing of you...that you come with an open mind. What my husband has experienced from vaccines is not normal and his story is important. 


There are unanswered questions about vaccine safety. We need studies on vaccinated populations, based on various schedules and doses, as well as individual patient susceptibilities that we are continuing to learn about. No one should be threatened by the pursuit of this knowledge. Vaccine policy should be the subject of frank and open debate, with no tolerance for bullying. There are no sides - only people concerned about the well-being of our children.
Dr. Bernadine Healy, former director of National Institutes of Health 
None of us want our children to suffer with that occasional cold, much less something more severe like mumps or whooping cough. So we want to protect our children from disease and I understand that...if it were as simple as vaccinate your kids and they will be safe from disease...then of course, everyone would do it and it would make sense to do so! In past generations, many people died horrible deaths from the diseases that we currently vaccinate against...but there were a lot of other things that played into their deaths that no one mentions such as issues with sanitation, clean water, and poor nutrition. We really must look at the whole picture.

Now we have much worse diseases that have no cure or are very difficult to cure...auto-immune diseases, autism, and cancer to name a few. 

More than 54% of American children are suffering from one or more chronic illnesses, with the late 1980s and early 1990s viewed as the gateway period that launched the decline. Autism, ADHD, asthma and allergies have doubled since that time, with autism now one in 34 children in some regions. Pediatric autoimmune conditions are also on the rise, and the proportion of public school children using special education services is estimated at 13% to 25% of school populations. Mounting evidence indicates environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides as the principal culprits, while studies link vaccines and toxic vaccine ingredients to a wide range of adverse health outcomes, including seizures, neurodevelopmental disorders, and infant death. As the medical, public health, and government circles remain silent on the social and economic fallout from these toxic exposures, American children have never been so sick.  Source
Why was there a noted decrease in infant deaths during the coronavirus with 200 lives saved per week? The biggest thing that changed was that their well-child visits were delayed. Source (pg 9-10)



I am asking why. And you should be too.

My husband was fully vaccinated in the marine corp...and when we got married, he wanted to vaccinate our kids. But the more we talked about it, the more I learned about what vaccines had actually done to his health.

After receiving all the vaccines the first day of boot camp, he was SIQ for 2 whole days...this means Sick In Quarters where you are literally quarantined to your bed. Being SIQ in bootcamp is pretty much UNHEARD of. You are never supposed to be quarantined to your bed in bootcamp...it doesn't matter how sick you are, you are supposed to keep up with the training...They were worried that he wasn't going to be able to make up the training and finish bootcamp since he has SIQ for 2 whole days. That's how bad his vaccine reaction was. That's not normal.

After that initial vaccine reaction, he had bronchitis for OVER a YEAR. That's not normal.

There was a new vaccine that was tested on him and a bunch of other marines...
He never saw a bunch of those marines ever again after getting that nasal flu shot with them. They just disappeared...and he wasn't allowed to ask about them. I'll let you guess what might have happened to them. That's not normal.

The very fact that they test untested vaccines on our military should be considered criminal. These are our finest men and women who give their lives for our country...not for pharma. 

After we were married, he was diagnosed with Celiac, an auto-immune disease...Auto-immune diseases are triggered by vaccines because of the amount of inflammation that has to build up in the body to build up an immune response to the antigen in the vaccine. This is why there are adjuvants like mercury and thimerosol in vaccines along with the antigen. I personally know other adults who were perfectly healthy until they got one vaccine around their teenage years and now they will forever deal with worse auto-immune conditions than my husband has. We are lucky he only has Celiac. I just pray that he doesn't get cancer or another auto-immune disease because of his messed up immune system.

Here's my question...
If this is the reaction of a perfectly healthy and strong adult to vaccines, why do we think that giving them to infants who are far more sensitive is a good idea?


The tagline that vaccines are "safe & effective" for everyone is a lie and I must stand for truth. There are people who are genetically predisposed to have an adverse vaccine reaction and yet no doctors have stood up for their patients and told them to get a DNA test before deciding whether a vaccine is a good choice for that person or not. 

Medicine is not a one-size fits all.

I will never judge another mom who chooses to vaccinate her kids. It is not my place to decide what is right for every child except my own! I fully understand that everyone comes to vaccines with different perspectives and different medical histories. I completely respect that. I want every mom to have the choice about when and how she decides to vaccinate her children. Do you know the right questions to ask your doctor?  Grab my free guide here, and see my top 5 questions every parent should ask before vaccinations...#4 might shock you! 

xo Rachelle <3 

Quality of YL

“Gary has a unique vision. Quality doesn’t start at quality control. It starts well before the lab. It starts on the farms. The science, farming, and distillation are all the vehicle to real quality control.” - Jesse the chemist in this photo

"The importance of knowing these charts is to understand how the oil changes throughout the year, with logistics, with changes we make in the field. No one scale looks exactly the same but we are able to build a basic profile to understand how nature can adjust the results we see in the lab. As opposed to other companies where the lab adjusts the things that come from nature.

Combining 25+ years of experience testing in a lab with the most exhaustive essential oil database eveeeerrrr allows us to sell the most pure and safe oils on the planet.

> “But why don’t you release your lab reports?”

😳 Uhhhhh. Why would you want to buy from a company who DID?? It’s insanely easy for labs to recreate constituents and “edit” essential oils to meet the “published lab tests” you see out there. Need a little more d-limonene to match their published results? That can totally be done in a lab and sold to other companies that buy oils in bulk. GROSSSSS.

Instead, we know what we want to see. We know what’s supposed to be in there. We aren’t talking about a mom & pop shop here where they aren’t releasing lab results because they aren’t doing the tests. Rather, we have millions and millions of dollars invested in lab equipment because it matters. We do tons of growing in-house on farms we own and tons of experience with partner farms we have adopted. And, because YL has such a huge database, we can discern things about the BEST ways to grow and harvest our oils and how they’re reacting to their environment.

Okay so what about that testing??? I got you. Here's just a snippet of the testing done in YL labs and our secondary (outside our control) testing.

01. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) - This is an analytical technique that can be used to measure elements at trace levels in biological fluids. Thorough testing can find one molecule of a bad metal in one billion molecules of essential oils. (Ex: in summer 2017, YL used the ICP-MS and found a hint of mercury and sent 800 kilos of a very needed oil back to the supplier... They checked back in a week on that oil to see what happened with it and it had been sold… Wonder where it went? 😉)

02. Gas chromatography (GC) - this is a method for separating components in a mixture and measuring the relative quantities of each component. The components in the mixtures separate according to their chemical makeup as they pass through the GC column. The resulting graph that charts the separated components in the mixtures is known as a gas chromatogram.

03. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is the technique used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption or emission of a solid, liquid and gas. This technique counts the details of the microscopic properties of oils by shining a monochromatic light beam at a sample and measuring how much of it is absorbed.

04. TEMPO system uses Automated Bacterial Enumeration to automate testing and colony counting for coliforms, E.coli, staph, yeast, and mold. Basically - it counts the bacteria, both good and bad in the oils & other products.

05. MicroBiology Testing using Vitek - a high-speed microbial identification system. it can identify up to 60 different samples for a variety of mirobial agents.

06. Disintegration testing.. pH testing.. flash point and combustability... additional quality and safety tests as well as adding to the catalog of just "knowing our oils"

The system YL uses that sends oils through all the testing properties is a huge financial investment in time, money and training, etc.

07. Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) - This is a specialized technique used to provide information about the geographic, chemical, and biological origins of substances. The ability to determine the source of an organic substance stems from the relative isotopic abundances of the elements which comprise the material. Measurement of the isotope ratios can be used to differentiate between samples which otherwise share identical chemical compositions.

👏👏 We are the only essential oil company in the world to have this instrument. Our scientists go through two years of training before they can even use this instrument. They measure the oils to measure the carbon isotope ratios to assure that they are existing exactly in sync of how they're supposed to exist in nature.

7) Racemic testing measures isotopes. Optical isomers are created in synthetic materials. If you have the equipment for measuring optical isomers, you can determine if there are synthetic materials in the oil.

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They measure every oil batch in 15-20 tests, 3 times, twice. Each test is done when the oil comes and when the oil comes out of each machine. Then they run that test three times.

YL does a ton of testing... they also outsource from a half a dozen few forensic labs sometimes when they need to further analyze data or need help with anything. These are the top of the line forensic labs used by the FBI.

IN SUMMARY... Young Living's team of highly trained, highly skilled scientists perform state-of-the-art tests, including but

not limited to:

• Densitometry

• Viscometry

• Refractometry

• Polarimetry

• Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)

• Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)

• Gas Chromatography (GC)

• High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

• Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

• Automated Micro-Enumeration

• Disintegration

• pH

• Microscopy

• Combustibility

• Flash- Point

• Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS)

• Chiral Chromatography

• Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS)

Okay okay okayyyyyy but wait there's more I want to say on this!!! I learned several years ago about our catalog of tests and it has stayed implanted in my brain for evaaaaa and I've got two points...

01. When people run their own tests my first response is to throw my head back and ask them where they got the tens of thousands of dollars to accurately test those oils (assuming they're not just mailing them to some weird online testing place that charges $29 to run them through a machine)... because seriously - running tests like these is a massive endeavor, not a casual process or something you can mail off like it's an amazon prime day deal.

02. the CATALOG. This is so important and so flipping cool. So basically from the things I've said above you all get that our YL oils are tested with sensitive equipment right? Well so are pretty much every other type of chemical made in a lab including petrochemicals and big pharma drugs.

These lab machines come preloaded with libraries of components and molecules for a given industry (per industry). So if you're a drug company your machine comes loaded with drug compounds. Petrochemical companies get a machine library of petrochemicals. Et cetera. You don't get ALL the libraries, just the one your company is focused on...and a VERY basic one at that. We all know when something is preloaded it isn't a full list of anything. It is a base set and the software is only going to know what is stored in its library.

Still with me on this? Now as you run tests you can enhance and build up your own library. It's like making the machine smarter over time with more and more molecules loaded in (basically the lab machine version of how social media adds try to learn your patterns & interests). Plus with a ton of testing you start to see patterns.

Cleaning these machines is an extremely particular and time-consuming process. Not to make assumptions, but it's probably not done in cheap labs as often as it should be, which is evident when tests are run through these labs and you can see "noise" showing up (well, if you're an experienced chemist, at least). If you're not an experienced chemist, you might assume "noise" is evidence of a chemical or toxic presence. (ps. anyone casually claiming they can read these labs: liar. This is a great example of why they're ridiculous in their claims.)

Okay so back to that catalog that makes me so giddy... Given Young Living's history in this industry you can imagine that we would have a pretty large library and a ton of expertise in reading these reports and with tons of tests to compare too. Our library has millions of molecules in it, stored carefully over the last 28+ years of testing oils and constituents. Our machines are well cared for and have rarely analyzed things with petrochemicals in it (and if we do find that we reject it, obvi).

So anyone can buy a machine but can you see now why there is a huge misinterpretation here? Conventional labs or anywhere testing samples for a fee would have a few issues. First, who knows if they're comparing to actual plant compounds? Maybe their library is loaded with synthetic chemicals and petrochemicals and the machines literally do NOT know how to read the natural molecules. Second, who's reading these results? It cracks me flat up when another normal person is like "so I read these lab results" because OH MY WORD have some humility. Not a chance.

Y'all. Let's go back to the quote I started with.

“Gary has a unique vision. Quality doesn’t start at quality control. It starts well before the lab. It starts on the farms. The science, farming, and distillation are all the vehicle to real quality control.” - Jesse the chemist in this photo

So thankful for our Young Living oils. For quality I stake my health on every day. For products I'm happy to have recommended to friends & family for the last almost-8 years. These oils have changed my life and the lives of countless others. And we know they're purely the best. 💕" - Erin Rodgers

STOP VACCINE PASSPORT MANDATES IN CO

STOP STATEWIDE VACCINE PASSPORTS AND MASK MANDATE!!
 
The Metro Denver Partnership for Health (which is composed of five county health directors) is attempting to persuade Gov. Polis and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to begin to implement what appears to be a statewide vaccine passport. The request was sent to the governor and the executive director of the CDPHE on 11/12/21 and selected excerpts follow:
 
“In the face of unprecedented challenges presented by the current COVID-19 surge to the capacity of hospital systems across Colorado – a surge that may require rationing of medical care in the near future – the Metro Denver Partnership for Health urgently requests that you issue a statewide public health order that requires the following:
 
• Vaccine passports (required proof of vaccination for all patrons and staff) in high- risk indoor settings such as bars, restaurants, gyms, sporting events, and other large-group settings.
• Face coverings for all Coloradans ages 2 and older in public indoor settings without vaccine passports.
 
[Vaccine] uptake has lagged in many areas across the state, and thus, we additionally ask that you take steps to require vaccination (without a testing option) among the following key sectors of our workforce to increase Colorado’s vaccination rates:
• Teachers, staff, and volunteers in schools and licensed child care settings
• Staff and volunteers in shelters and other congregate living settings
• Health care providers not already subject to mandates, including individuals licensed by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Professions and Occupations
• State, county, municipal employees, boards and commissions, city councils, and their contractors not already subject to mandates.”
 
This power grab is being made by UNELECTED officials and without ANY input from stakeholders-Colorado citizens, business and venue owners, teachers and others. It is also bypassing the legislative process!
 
Please take these four actions TONIGHT!!
 
 1    Register to attend the CDPHE Board of Health meeting that is being held TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY NOV. 17. Show up and speak up! When the board asks who would like to speak, you simply signal with a “raised hand”.
 
 2    Call and/or email the CDPHE director, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, and DEMAND that she follow the law and not exceed it. Let her know how you feel about statewide vaccine passports and mandatory masking of Coloradans 2 years old and up.  Demand that the CDPHE provide proof of mask and vaccine efficacy. (The CDC Director, herself, has publicly and repeatedly explained that vaccines cannot stop transmission.) Also, demand that the CDPHE act within legal bounds.
 
Jill Hunsaker Ryan 303-692-2012    jill.ryan@state.co.us
 
 3    Call and/or email the House and Senate Finance committees and ask them to hold the CDPHE financially accountable. Tell them that you, as a taxpayer, do not appreciate our state health department discriminating against fellow Coloradans, and that you would like for them to bring the CDPHE in line with statute under threat of cutting their funding if they fail to do so.
 
Senate Finance Committee phone:  303-866-4862 
 
House Finance Committee phone:  303-866-4735
 
 4    Call and/or email Gov. Polis and let him know that you do not support vaccine passports or mandatory masking. Also, you can remind him that the CDPHE is exceeding its statutory authority in this attempt.
 
Gov. Polis’ Chief of Staff: Lisa Kauffman. 303-866-6290

Creating a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Creating a Fall Capsule Wardrobe
Creating a fall capsule wardrobe is simple! I am going to keep this fast & easy! 

Step 1.) Pick a few colors that coordinate well and that look good on you! If you have a lot of colors that look good on you and that you enjoy wearing, you might pick darker colors for your fall wardrobe and brighter ones for your spring wardrobe so you can enjoy wearing all your favorites! 

For my fall capsule wardrobe colors, I choose tan & maroon and red & black! 

Step 2.) Pick a fun accessory that you could wear with a variety of clothing...I choose a vest to stay warmer...you could pick scarves, hats, etc. 

Step 3.) Make sure you have some solid shirts along with some patterns so you can layer and have fun with it! I decided to go with plaid because I could wear things under it or wear things on top of it!

Step 4.) Go through your closet and pull out everything that could go into your capsule wardrobe. If you need more items, I highly recommend ThredUp! It's an online thrift store and you can actually pick to look at just the colors and sizes that you need! It's like magic! I just tried it for the first time and I was seriously so impressed with the quality of clothes that I got and the prices! Everything came very nicely packaged too! 

If you'd like to get $10 off your first ThredUp purchase, use my referral link! 

So here are all the wardrobe combinations I found with 
3 Vests (all 3 came from ThredUp)
4 Dresses (all my new dresses besides my Jean dress came from ThredUp)
4 Plaid Shirts (one of my plaid shirts I grabbed from ThredUp)
2 Solid Tank Tops 
5 Solid Long-Sleeved Shirts

Yes, I do have a few other clothes in my closet besides these but this is the majority of my pieces and I'm loving all the combinations!

Photo credit: My sister, Autumn! Thanks for taking my pics sis!










What is your favorite combination?!

Thumb Sucking, Mouth Breathing, Orthodontics, Sleep...What do these all have in common?

Thumb Sucking, Mouth Breathing, Orthodontics, Sleep...What do these all have in common?
Yesterday, I met my first myofacial therapist. I didn't even know anything like myofacial therapy even existed until we were referred to one by our tongue tie specialist. You see, before the tongue tie specialist can revise Phillip's tongue tie that is very likely the cause of his sleep apnea, he has to do myofacial therapy...or the revision won't work. 

Any child or adult older than the age of 4 has to see a myofacial therapist before getting their tongue tie revised in order to retrain their tongue so that the revision will actually work. It's expensive...but it must be done. 

As soon as we walked into her office, I knew we were going to be great friends. She just had the most amazing and friendly smile and we all felt immediately at home. As Phillip was filling out his paperwork, I asked her how she had gotten into myofacial therapy. 

"Because speech therapy didn't work. I was a speech therapist...but when I was seeing the same kids 1 year, 3 years, 5 years down the road, I realized something wasn't right..." 

Then she got into talking about orthodontics and how 70% of orthodontics fail. I knew that...I was definitely in that 70% of failed orthodontics which has always bugged me! 

She explained that most people don't need orthodontics...what they need is proper placement of the tongue and for their lip muscles to be correct! I had now idea! 

She said, "The tongue dictates the shape of the palette and the lips control where the teeth stay!" 

Orthodontics usually take out teeth to make room...but when you take out teeth, that reduces the size of the palette and it makes less room for breathing!

Lips are made up of banded muscles...that means you can easily tighten or loosen them with various exercises so that they actually change the structure of the face and will correct the position of the teeth! Did you know that all the muscles in the face are attached to each other except for the two muscles attached to the temporalis? So by correcting the length of the muscles in the face, you can correct overbites, the position of the teeth, and more! How amazing is that?! 

If you have an overbite that indicates bad tongue position! Once you correct an overbite with myofacial therapy, it expands the upper arch making more room for breathing! 

Why do children suck their thumbs??? In order to breathe...you see, it pushes the tongue up to the resting position that is correct which is directly behind the front teeth at the top...and that opens the airway for breathing. 

But if you are a mouth breather, two things are happening that make it harder to breathe. First, your tongue is blocking your airway and second, the facial muscles are squeezing the palette and that narrows the upper arch which also reduces the room for breathing.

You can tell that someone is a mouth breather in two ways: (she pointed these out on Phillip!) they usually have lines or grey under their eyes. They also have white edges on their teeth. 

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, there is actually a very high chance that you can treat it simply with myofacial therapy and tongue tie revision (if you have a tongue tie). There is no need for a CPAP machine. In fact, CPAP machines breathe for you and cause your brain to turn off because it is no longer needed.

If for some reason, myofacial therapy and tongue tie revision isn't enough, this amazing myofacial therapist is working with a company in France to design an appliance that fits into your mouth and is simply a bar that holds your tongue up so you can sleep at night! How amazing is that?! 

If you are a mouth breather, have an overbite, or struggle with sleep issues related to breathing, I would highly recommend going to see a myofacial therapist. My only regret is not taking my husband and children to see one sooner! And now I want to go in order to get my teeth straightened out again!

xo Rachelle <3 

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