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Fighting Sickness with Essential Oils

Tabitha Helms

Flu season is upon us. I dread the very mention of it. For some reason, I always associate it with December, but every year I seem to have students that start getting sick in January. On Tuesday I had a student absent who returned the next day to tell me, "Miss Neal, I wasn't here yesterday because I threw up." A voice inside my head was screaming, "Then why are you here today!?"

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Essential Oils, Headaches, & Migraines

Tabitha Helms

As a high stress person who thrives on busyness and being an overachiever, I have been plagued with something known as chronic tension headaches. Basically, it's a stress-induced headache with a throbbing in the temples mostly and often at the base of the neck. I have had tension headaches every day since about college. Because they were a daily occurrence, I just accepted them and learned to live with the pain. Ibuprofin used to work, but their frequency lead to an inability to do anything more than dull the throb. That is...until I was introduced to essential oils. I've mentioned before of my skepticism when trying the oils, but the first time I tried them, I got instant results in all three areas I was attempting to heal. One of those areas was my tension headache.

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Sick Days

Tabitha Helms

As a teacher, I do have a fairly good immune system as a result of being exposed to germs 5 days a week by means of "my" 5-year-olds. I thought I was amply prepared this time because I've been using Balance on my feet every morning, and remembering to take my vitamins...not to mention the extra drop of On Guard on my toothbrush with my On Guard toothpaste every morning and night. But what I didn't plan on, was catching something from my man who had just gotten off the plane where there are probably more germs than I ever come into contact with in my classroom.

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