From a Wheelchair to placing 60th out
of 970 in a Marathon...
What Can Aromatherapy do for you?
Discover how THE
American Aromatherapist, D. Gary Young,
and what ignited his passion for Essential Oils.
D. Gary Young started his life on a ranch
in central Idaho with no indoor
plumbing nor electricity.
February 8, 1973, Gary Young suffered a crippling injury from a logging
accident that changed his life forever. This accident -- which nearly cost
him his life -- transformed him both physically and emotionally and would
eventually impact the lives of countless people in ways he could have
was raised in the central mountains of Idaho on a ranch with no indoor
plumbing nor electricity. Learning at an early age to survive off the land,
he left home at age 17 to seek his fortune in the wilderness of Canada. He
homesteaded 320 acres and began building a sizable ranching and logging
operation. It was here that he suffered a near-fatal logging accident.
three weeks in a coma and four months in intensive care, Gary found
himself paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for life, according to
the doctors' prognoses. Following two years of intense pain and depression
and three suicide attempts, he resolved to regain control of his life. He
fasted on juice and water for almost a year and finally regained sensation
in his toes, marking the beginning of his long and painful road toward
recovery. Later he embarked on a worldwide investigation of natural
medicine, from herbology and acupuncture to nutrition and naturopathy.
This relentless research coupled with an iron determination enabled him to
eventually regain his mobility and ability to walk, although not without
was this pain that eventually led him to discover the potential of a
powerful but little-known form of natural medicine -- essential oils.
Within a very short time, Gary cast off the persistent pain that he had
borne for almost 13 years as he began tapping the power of essential
oils. by 1986 he was able to run a half-marathon, finishing 60th out of
receiving a master's degree in nutrition Gary opened a family practice in Chula Vista, California, and a research
clinic in La Mesa, Mexico, where he conducted cutting-edge research in
many areas of natural healing. He began investigating the effects that
essential oils have on the blood as well as their ability to magnify the
effects of other healing modalities, such as herbal medicine and
acupuncture. His work was of such magnitude that in 1985 he received the
Humanitarian Award from the State Medical Examiner's Office of Baja,
California (one of only six ever awarded), for his research and successful
treatment of degenerative disease. This research eventually led him to
combine essential oils with herbal formulas.
Building on his clinical research in the mid-1980s, Gary traveled across
three continents and a half-dozen countries to investigate both
traditional and modern uses of essential oils, gaining insights on every
facet of essential oil production, from distillation and harvesting to
seed selection and crop management.
the enormous power of essential oils, Gary was unable to fully harness
their potential due to the highly varying quality of oils available at the
time. While pure essential oils had the ability to produce spectacular
results, Gary found that chemically altered or adulterated oils were often
ineffective and even harmful.
New Avenues Open
motivated Gary to develop his own organic herb farming and distillation
operation in 1993 under the name Young Living Essential Oils. Purchasing
land in Utah and Idaho, he began cultivating lavender (Lavandula
angustifolia), peppermint, melissa (lemon balm), clary sage, and many
other herbs. He designed and built the largest, most technologically
advanced distillery for the production of essential oils in North America,
developing a proprietary distillation process that preserves the integrity
of essential oils.
1995, Gary was invited to Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey, by the
United Nations Industrial Development Organization to present his research
on plant germination and organic farming, as well as his research to Weber
State University on the properties of essential oils.
has continued to probe the fundamental basis of human health on his recent
journey to Hunzaland in the Himalayan mountains of northern Pakistan --
home to some of the longest-living people known in the world. By
investigating the Hunza people's dietary and lifestyle practices, Gary
obtained important new insights on not only extending life but also
the years, Gary's knowledge of natural medicine and essential oils has
become enormously valuable to countless people throughout the world. The
company that Gary founded almost a decade ago to disseminate both
traditional and modern knowledge of different healing modalities has grown
to encompass more than 250,000 distributors in 20 foreign countries.
"Essential oils have already transformed the way we deal with illness
and aging, and they are continuing to revolutionize natural
medicine," states Gary.
"I am grateful to my Creator for giving
me a second chance at life and for the blessing
of being able to walk again. I desire to
share with others all over the world what
I have discovered through my own healing."
~ D. Gary Young, Founder,
Young Living Essential Oils
Here is a video to see Gary
Young and team in his 2009 Balsam Fir Harvest...
Remember the doctors told him in 1973 he'd never walk again...
Aromatherapy is a broad and expanding field
that scientist are just beginning to explore.
Aroma reaches and influences the deepest
human instincts. Aromatherapy means to treat
with aroma through inhalation. Research has
shown that we respond to aroma within one
to three seconds. Aromatherapy also encompasses
the topical application of essential oils.
Because essential oils have a unique lipid-solution
structure, they are able to easily pass through
cell membranes, particularly of the skin,
and diffuse into the bloodstream. They penetrate
the skin the same way that the active ingredients
in transdermal hormone or nicotine patches
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are the volatile liquids that
are distilled from various parts of plants,
including seeds, bark, leaves, stems, roots,
flowers, and fruit. Essential oils are different
from vegetable oils such as corn oil, peanut
oil, and olive oil. They are not greasy and
do not clog the pores like vegetable oils
Essential oils are chemically very complex,
consisting of hundreds of different chemical
compounds. They are highly concentrated and
far more potent than dried herbs. The distillation
of an entire plant may produce only a single
drop of essential oil.
Essential oils are subtle, volatile liquids.
They are oxygenating and help transport nutrients
to the cells of our bodies. Without oxygen,
nutrients cannot be assimilated; so the oxygenating
essential oils can help us maintain our health.
The essential oils of the plant and the human
blood share common properties: they work as the chemical
defense mechanism of the plant.
This similarity goes deeper. Essential oils
have a unique ability to penetrate cell membranes
and diffuse throughout the blood and tissues.
The lipid-soluble structure of essential
oils is very similar to the makeup of our
cell membranes. The molecules of essential
oils are also relatively small, giving them
the ability to easily penetrate the cells.
When topically applied to the feet or elsewhere,
essential oils can travel throughout the
body in a matter of minutes.
Young Living cultivates over 2,000 acres
of farm land in Idaho and Utah. We are able
to provide the highest quality essential
oils available. The ONLY essential oils with
a 90 day, unconditional, money back guarantee.
Gary Young has more than 20 years experience
in health and wellness science and has studied
worldwide. Young Living is the firmly-established
leader in the Essential Oils Industry. About D. Gary
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of toxins in our toothpaste, soaps, and shampoos may be an easier
introduction to Young Living Essential Oils.
Recent Background: On March 21, 2001, the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a government agency, announced that
they have completed a study of the levels of toxins found in human blood
and urine. The toxins measured were chemicals contained in the
ingredients of common household products, including soaps and shampoos.
The major ingredient found in the studies was from the chemical
compounds phthalates. They produce problems by causing cancer and
because of their similarity to the female hormone, estrogen, which may
affect our circulating estrogen levels.
This sort of information is
not new to Young Living distributors; however, it is to many people who
are not. This study, and others to follow, will simply give us
credibility when we talk to people about the chemical-free products we
read your toothpaste label: the FDA now requires all fluoride
toothpastes to carry this: "POISON WARNING: keep out of reach
of children under 6 years of age. if you accidentally swallow more
than used for brushing, seek professional assistance, or contact a
POISON CONTROL CENTER IMMEDIATELY"