Peppermint for President!

Peppermint

We all have our stories of woe to tell, this is for certain. Mine includes a major spinal fusion surgery at a very young age, nerve damage in numerous places, premature arthritis, and myriad other little fun things that come with the body of someone who really lived and breathed each and every day with horses in her early life and has the scars to prove it. I was hard on my body, riding was hard on my body, and some of my less-graceful encounters with horses on the ground have definitely been hard on my body. If only I had known then what I know now about safety…if only I had met Anna when I was 12 instead of…well, a couple decades later.

Living in Colorado as well can aggravate some of these issues, as the cold and the altitude are often not kind to joints; neither are some of the dry, summer conditions and the ever-shifting Barometric Pressure, but for someone like me who is probably never going to move because I LOVE it here, and who cannot take prolonged Opiate medications, nor prolonged anti-inflammatories to help with chronic pain, what is there left to do?

My friend, I introduce you to Peppermint Oil. I say this with full awareness that if someone had told me I could temper fear-inducing nerve pain, muscle spasms that cause me to utter things I probably shouldn’t, and joint pain that I will likely have the rest of my life, I would have laughed at your naivete. How cute! You want to help treat my pain with what is essentially a Christmas candy? Well, older, wiser, and more open-minded, this is what I am telling you is possible.

I don’t just use Peppermint for my chronic pain on my back and sciatic nerve, I have used it for sore throats, tight chest, coughs, sunburns, headaches, upset stomach, acid reflux, tooth pain, restless legs at night, mosquito bites, and, probably the most important for someone like me who is afraid sometimes of just how long the pain will last, how bad it might get, whether I will have to go to the ER, whether I will have to miss work, whether I will be able to take care of my horses, clean the barn, feed the dogs, drive my car, sit, lay down, sleep…and on and on ad infinitum, GROUNDING.

When I inhale and take a deep, lung-filling breath of Peppermint, I am present. The problems, the worries, the future concerns that may never come to pass are gone because I am grounded quite instantly. So, in addition to the relief of physical ailments is the added relief of anxiety. There’s just something so very healing about it because it soothes me, mind, body, and spirit, just when I need it most.

I put Peppermint directly on my skin anywhere, but some people will prefer a carrier oil because it can be quite strong. You’ll want to wash your hands and make sure you don’t get any in your eyes, of course, as even after washing my hands thoroughly I have found it in my eyes on occasion.

After having doctors tell me I would be on a number of medications for the rest of my life, medications that are in the spotlight right now and the focus of hot debate, I know I have a more holistic option with this natural approach that often gets me over the pain hump, and before I know it I have moved on mentally just enough for the body to relax and remedy whatever was the issue at the time. It is because of this I say, Peppermint for President! May the prospect and healing possibility of Peppermint grace your life the way it has mine.

Love Always,

Lacey Knight

ROTH Admin

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Not the Homecoming For Which I Had Hoped…You Just Might Save Your Horse’s Life with Some of These Helpful Tips:

You Just Might Save Your Horses Life with Some of These Helpful Tips:

Nearly a year ago I arrived home after an amazing Healing Horses experience at Bitterroot Ranch in WY.  Happy to be home and spend time with my herd, I ventured out on the ranch Monday morning and my equine soul mate, Excalibur, was already calling me.  He immediately caught my attention with his rolling nicker and stance.

A bout of springtime Laminitis had come calling, and I sprung into action.

We thought that springtime would be a good time to share some of the things you can do during a Laminitis emergency while waiting for your vet to arrive.

Using some of these suggestions, you might just save your horse’s life.

Check and/or integrate:
Gums for color, mucus and capillary refill
Pulse in the hoof
Distorted hoof/rings
Hot hooves
High temp
Heart rate
Weight shifting
Shortened stride
Overweight
Diarrhea

We Applied:
Dynamite’s Release spray
Dyna-pro for gut support
Dynamite’s TNT, Excel, and OxMega
Bathed legs for 20 min
Applied Dynamite miracle clay to feet/leg
BEMER Blanket – for circulatory
 support
Young Living Oils: Peppermint, Lemongrass & Panaway
Hands-on healing & long distance Reiki
Foot support
New turn-out in sand based round pen
Meditation and visualization
Banamine!
Farrier visit/check

 

A FULL RECOVERY

We treated Excalibur Holistically, and nearly entirely naturally, only giving him Bute when it was absolutely necessary to control his pain.   Now, almost a year later, Excalibur is out with his herd, grazing the pastures that are suitable for his dietary needs, with not too many sugary grasses to which he can have access. He regularly gallops with his girls and lives the life of a free horse once more!

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8 Ways to Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day

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It’s Father’s Day – and if you are struggling for a little something to share with your father, we may have something just for you:

1. Men’s Grooming Set: Help him stay organized while traveling and make shaving easier with our 2016 Men’s Grooming Kit. The kit includes the hydrating Shutran™ Shave Cream for a frictionless glide, reducing razor burn and nicks. The sturdy overnight bag makes it easy to keep toiletries all in one place.

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2. Shutran Essential Oil Blend: If Dad has worn the same aftershave for as long as you can remember, give him the gift of a new personal scent! Made with a custom blend of essential oils, Shutran’s masculine scent is designed to boost feelings of confidence without the synthetic scents of other colognes! For a smoother shave and light scent, add in Shutran Shave Cream.

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3. Active and Fit Kit: Help him get the most out of his workout and keep up with the kids with the Active & Fit Kit. Designed by athletes and Young Living, this fitness kit includes Cool Azul™ Sports Gel and essential oils in a conveniently sized bag, so he can grab them before hitting the gym.

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4. Homemade Meal: Sometimes all it takes to put a smile on someone’s face is a home-cooked meal. If he’s the kind of guy who usually takes the reins in the kitchen or if older kids want to make him an unforgettable meal, we have recipes that cooks of any level can manage! Check out our tasty Pasta Primo Perfect in Veggie Sauce recipe or our Green Chile Chicken Enchilada recipe! Find more ideas on our recipes page on the blog. Find even more recipes in our Young Living Cookbook!

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5. Grill Tool Set + Custom-made Marinades: Is your dad the kind of guy who spends his summers by the grill? Grab him that grill gadget he keeps talking about and mix up some Vitality-infused marinades for a tasty, customized gift.

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6. Young Living Gym Bag and Cool Azul Sports Gel: If his gym bag from college is falling apart or if he just needs an upgrade for toting his gear, this gym bag is the perfect solution. With plenty of compartments for shoes, his cell phone, and other items, it will be easier than ever to keep all of his exercise necessities in one place. Throw in a tube of Cool Azul Sports Gel for post-exercise massages or anytime he wants a cooling sensation!

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7. Dress Socks and Thieves Essential Oil: Funky, funny, and colorful socks are more popular than ever! Instead of a tie this year, help the kids pick out a fun pair of socks he can wear to the office, the job site, or on a date with Mom. Complete the gift with a bottle of Thieves® essential oil blend to rub on the bottoms of his feet to keep them fresh throughout the day.

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8.USB Diffuser for his vehicle: If Dad’s car, truck, or minivan could use a little freshening up, get him a portable USB diffuser instead of an overpowering, synthetic air freshener. Pair it with a bottle of his favorite essential oil to make his commute a little better!

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The Sunset Ride: Written the Day After My Riding Accident Back in January

The sunset ride is only just coming back to me now, it feels like a dream. Gradually I’m piecing things together. The last moments I remember were seeing my mare trot towards us calling from the other side of the fence in dim light. I was close to home. My last thought was: “All you have to do is stay on, you will stop eventually.” From then on it’s all a blank. I have no recollection. I’m not sure how long I was knocked out and unconscious lying on the ground, or how I came off my horse, how I walked back home having her by my side.

He tells me I called for him inside the house telling him something was wrong, but I didn’t know what. My face told the story for me. How much time went by is a mystery to me, but it was dark. I have no recollection.

I “awoke” on the staircase with a familiar face taking care of me, gradually recognizing my surroundings and yet not knowing what time of year it was, only to be startled to see Christmas decorations. I knew my name and my son’s name. I didn’t recognize what I was wearing and thought I had just woken up from a dream. Why was there so much interest when I had just awoken? My hubby was naturally concerned with my severe confusion and after I insisted on showering we spent Saturday evening in emergency trauma.

I walked in by myself with extreme lower back pain, it reminded me of going into labor and walking like I was about to give birth. Surprisingly, I had no headache despite feeling extreme nausea. The trauma unit took my horse riding situation seriously and put me through all kinds of scans to finally determine it was no worse than a concussion. With debris tangled in my hair, my helmet most likely saved my life.

I’ve been through a vaulting (Gymnastics on horseback) accident, head-on car accident, and have been the passenger in a rolled over Police vehicle. I’ve been assaulted on numerous occasions and have been kicked, bitten, yanked, dragged, and fallen off horses a number of times, but never experienced broken bones or a concussion before. I consider myself well-taken-care-of.

I am thankful my Creator did not call me home just yet and I was brought to tears this morning when my 5-year old son stated: “but Mummy you were wearing a helmet, right?” He already knows the importance of this protection. ” I would love you forever…” he said, as he contemplated his thoughts. Instead, I am surrounded by angels to learn lessons I have yet to discover.

I will take care of myself and nurture those pieces that have been bruised as I care about my body. This time, instead of treating my body simply as a machine that needs servicing I will feel the love for myself. My life will never be the same as I unravel the effects of this fall, but I do know it will be better.

What Oil I chose to Help Mitigate Effects of the Fall and to Regain my

Brain Power

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Brain Power Essential Oil is an excellent blend of essential oils that is specifically designed to bring mental clarity and greater focus that is sometimes associated with mental fatigue or a long day at work.

It contains oils that are very high in sesquiterpenes, which support healthy brain function.  Use it before a meeting or competition to give you that mental edge. Or use it to help you focus during meditation. Either way, Brain Power is a welcome blend.

Brain Power essential oil is one of my favorite essential oil blends and I often use it when working with animals.  Alternate it with Clarity Essential Oil and see which one works better for you and your companions. Combine with any blend to make it more effective!

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Why Does Frankincense Work? And 10 Further Uses for this Miracle Oil:

“A 2006 study published in Planta Medica uncovered a number of ways the boswellic acid in Frankincense might fight infection. Boswellic acid inhibited 5-lipoxygenase, a chemical involved in inflammatory processes. Researchers also found that boswellic acid might target free radicals and cytokines. Both of these play a role in inflammation.

This has important implications for the fight against cancer. Numerous studies have linked inflammation to cancer. By disrupting inflammatory processes, Frankincense could stop cancer before it starts.” MedicalNewsToday

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10 further uses for Frankincense:

1. Helps Reduce Stress Reactions and Negative Emotions
2. Helps Boost Immune System Function and Prevents Illness
3. May Help Deal with Chemotherapy Side Effects
4. Astringent and Can Kill Harmful Germs and Bacteria
5. Heals Skin and Prevents Signs of Aging
6. Improves Memory
7. May Help Balance Hormones and Improve Fertility
8. Eases Digestion
9. Acts as a Sleep Aid
10. Helps Decrease Inflammation and Pain

The anti-inflammatory properties of Frankincense suggest that it might also be effective in the treatment of diseases such as:

Rheumatoid arthritis
Crohn’s disease
Bronchial asthma
Ulcerative colitis

So, whether aiding in the treatment of inflammation, intending to support a cancer diagnosis or any of the other applications of Frankincense, we recommend giving it a try. Oliver and Merlin offer their “two paws up” as a testament to the healing properties of this wonderful oil.

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Follow Up to ‘Urgent Request To Help Save Lives’

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Dear Friends of PMR (Pregnant Mare Rescue),
The update is as accurate as I can provide and it isn’t pretty. It is an enormous overwhelming task trying to pull and get to safety JUST the mares in foal, and babies that have just lost their mothers. It is heartbreaking, expensive, and can feel very defeating if not for the community of people like you!

The trappers have finished pulling in the horses, and have given potential ‘purchasers’ Sunday to PHYSICALLY be present to pick up your ‘paid for saves’. Yes, it’s harsh, yes, it’s frustrating, Yes, it happens way to fast with hardly any notice….Ugh…welcome to rescue on the front lines. There are many pregnant mares and soon to be orphaned foals by this Sunday (This means they expect the mares to foal in the next 30 hours and will throw them onto the truck headed for slaughter, and let rescuers keep the babies.) Why can’t we keep the mares too? Room…we need trailers to pick up mares and their newborns. We need funds to pay the ‘meat price’. Babies are a by-product, and a person can fit 6-8 babies in one trailer…This is why the mares lose..Brand new moms never even getting to know their babies.

If you are EAST of The Dakotas and want to help, Call Sarah Robinson (701) 580-5960. She may be able to pick up and lay over horses until you can get to her…or hire help to pick them up.

These horses are located outside Yakima, Washington. They are culled from native american herds, they are small horses, mostly bay, chesnut and greys. If you can drive to pick up…(outside Yakima Washington State) then please call:

Helen Ardire 360 432-3484. She has details. PLEASE only call if you can be certain you are going to be of help:) Perhaps she can recommend haulers to bring horses to you.

We believe in our hearts that every mare in foal deserves to become a mother. We believe that every action taken, every effort made to help these lives is a worthwhile cause.
I hope you can help these lives in the balance.
Thank you for reading, thank you for caring ~ Foaling season is brutal.
Lynn

The Journey of a Lifetime: Part 2!

Episode 26: Anna Twinney with Reach Out To Horses, Part 2

May 22, 2018

Welcome Back to Anna Twinney for part 2! Anna gives us a little window into what she is doing now and why her work is right for anyone who is ready to be open to learning more about themselves and how they interact with the world. Find Anna at www.reachouttohorses.com. We loved spending time with her and we know you will too.

 

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