It seems we are up against a lot more than just a cold wind or chill when winter comes. Stress (personal interpretation or the way we handle things), environmental factors, our basic constitution and food are the first line of defence against disease and harmful bacteria.
Answer: Chew apples!
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special? What health benefits are associated with eating apples?
As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a “miracle food”.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber.
A collection of research studies suggests that apples may well be one of the most healthy foods for you to include in your daily diet.
The action of chewing the apple is just as powerful. Let me explain this more….. biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria. When you add the essential oil On Guard, you increase its potential and action in the gut.
I’ve always warned people that chewing gum is very dangerous, because you are preparing your stomach for food it never receives, which in turn increases the stomach acid and creates havoc in your gut. Chewing apples on the other hand with on guard soaked into the flesh, is very powerful and sets off an extra benefit and fighting force to increase your immune protection.
Here’s some extra information about On Guard for your benefit.
High potency OnGuard®- Protective Essential Oil Blend 15ml – Diffuse in rooms to protect and rid the area of bacteria, viruses, mould, and fungi.
TIP: Also ideal in HVAC systems 2-3 drops . Use in Cli-Mate Air Washers or home diffusers.
Ideal for diffusing in accommodation rooms, great for medical and therapeutic massage reception areas and for control and suppression of mould spores* and elimination of airborne bacteria and viruses from past guests or patients.
OnGuard® can be diffused or mixed as a spray and safe to use orally or on surfaces.
A Unique blend of Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative for your immune support.
On Guard is formulated to support healthy immune function. This strong and effective essential oil blend can be used to reduce the debilitating effects of colds and flus as well as protect your environment from air born viruses and bacteria.
On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. For aromatic, topical, or dietary use.
The oils in this blend have been lab tested for their strong abilities to kill harmful bacteria, mould, and viruses. You may choose to diffuse On Guard into the air and clean, purify or cleanse your household.
So how many drops to a 15ml bottle? Around 255 drops!
For use in a diffuser use approximately – 200ml water with 5 drops OnGuard®
Single oils contained in this blend are:
Wild Orange: is antibacterial, antifungal, antidepressant, and antiseptic. It is a powerful disinfectant and very effective against colds and flu.
Clove Bud: is antibacterial, . It may influence healing and help create a feeling of protection and courage.
Cinnamon Bark: has very specific purposes: a) it is a powerful purifier, b) it is a powerful oxygenator, and c) it enhances the action and the activity of other oils. It may have a stimulating and toning effect on the whole body and particularly on the circulatory system. It is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-viral, astringent, immune stimulant, sexual stimulant, and warming.
Eucalyptus radiata: may have a profound anti-viral effect upon the respiratory system. It also has strong antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, and antiseptic properties.
Rosemary: may help balance heart function, energize the solar plexus, and reduce mental fatigue. It may improve circulation and help stimulate the nerves. It is antiseptic and anti-infectious.
Body Systems Affected: The oils in this blend may help it be effective for dealing with various problems related to the Immune System.
Aromatic Influence: Diffuse this blend of oils periodically for 20-25 minutes at a time to help protect the body from the onset of flu, colds, and viruses.
Application: Massage the throat, stomach, intestines, and bottoms of feet. Dilute one drop in 15 drops of fractionated coconut oil: massage the thymus to stimulate the immune system, and massage under the arms to stimulate the lymphatic system. It is best applied to the bottoms of the feet, as it may be caustic to the skin. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil when used on sensitive / young skin.
Saftey: Repeated use can result in extreme contact sensitization. Can cause extreme skin irritation. Use with caution during pregnancy.