I wanted to share an amazing testimony from one of my friends and the great results she had cleansing her body of petrochemicals that were preventing weight loss and wrecking havoc on her endocrine system!
“This is my personal testimony with a variation of the Petrochemical Weight Loss Protocol. The original protocol calls for Ledum, but since it is so often out of stock, I decided to try a variation using Juva Cleanse. I have had 2 C-sections and I had that “shelf” of fat that hung over my scar. Two separate doctors performed my C-sections, and both had warned me that there was no way to lose that fat… but this did it!
What are Petrochemicals?
Here’s a great definition of petrochemicals from the Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe:
Petrochemistry is a science that can readily be applied to fundamental human needs, such as health, hygiene, housing and food. Petrochemistry is a fairly young industry; it only started to grow in the 1940s, more than 80 years after the drilling of the first commercial oil well in 1859. During World War II, the demand for synthetic materials to replace costly and sometimes less efficient products caused the petrochemical industry to develop into a major player in today’s economy and society.
~Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe
So petrochemicals are in everything from food packaging to DVDs to cosmetics. Why should we be concerned?
Because petrochemical toxins are fat soluble, they permeate all biological membranes including human skin and the skins of fruits and vegetables. – Dr. J. David Beaulieu
If toxins are in just about everything and are easily passed into our food and through our skin, then we know they are getting into our systems. They are endocrine disrupters that mess with our hormones in a major way. Our bodies try to protect our organs from these toxins by taking them and storing them safely in our fat cells. Suffice it to say, as the petrochemicals and other toxins have increased in our bodies, so has obesity.
On top of this, petrochemicals are xenoestrogens, meaning that they have a chemical structure similar to estrogen and act as estrogen in our system. So here we have toxins stored in our fat cells telling our bodies to store more fat and create more estrogen. This results in estrogen dominance, which is known to cause a variety of other issues including:
• early onset puberty
• male infertility
• irregular periods
• breast cysts
• uterine fibroids
• ovarian cysts
• weight gain
• thyroid dysfunction
• poor circulation
• mood swings
• hair thinning
• decreased libido
Now we know how the petrochemicals work in our system, but how do we get rid of them? The answer is a petrochemical detox.
How does it work?
This protocol is so awesome because it actually works to break down the petrochemicals stored in our fat. This breaks the cycle of estrogen creating fat creating estrogen cycle that we find ourselves in.
Here are the oils you will need:
Citrus Fresh: Citrus oils break down petrochemicals. Put a drop of lemon oil on styrofoam and watch it go to work! Citrus fresh works incredibly to go into your system and break down the petrochemicals you have stored in your fat.
Juva Cleanse: Juva Cleanse is an oil blend that is incredible for detoxing your liver. The ingredient that makes this whole protocol work is the Ledum. The Ledum works to break up the fat stored in our fat cells and release the petrochemicals, so that the citrus oils can break them down. You also get the added benefit of cleansing your liver so that your body can better process toxins, reducing the need to store them in fat in the future!
Grapefruit : Grapefruit oil works to digest the fat and clear it from our system. I know several people who have seen incredible success drinking grapefruit oil in water and doing nothing else! If you have any concerns using grapefruit due to medications, you can substitute with lemon oil.
Topical Application: I mixed 10 drops of Juva Cleanse with 20 drops of Citrus Fresh in a small Citrus Fresh bottle. I applied these Neat (undiluted) to the areas I wanted to target and rubbed them in with my hand.
TIP: I found that doing core exercises really helped warm up my abdomen and help the oils go deeper. If the area you’re working on isn’t easy to work out, I’d suggest using a warm damp towel or a heating pad to help the oils go deeper. I did try the saran wrap a couple of times, but I had great results without it most of the time.
Internally: I put 10 drops of Grapefruit and 5 drops of Slique Essence in a glass of water and drank it before bed. If you do this, put a carrier oil on your lips first! You can do capsules, if you want.
TIP: I did a fairly good cleanse before doing this, and I believe it is very important. Taking in this many oils is bound to detox your system a bit… so making sure you have eliminated the toxins you can through a colon or liver cleanse will help. I did not experience any physical detox effects (running to the bathroom or headaches) when I did this protocol. I did notice some emotional release effects, which is very common. We store emotions in our fat cells.
This is a helpful tip for any detox, but be sure to DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!
I only did about 10 applications over the course of 3 weeks and lost an inch and a half in my waist, and an inch in each leg! I only lost maybe half a pound doing this. I had already lost some weight, and had been at a plateau for several weeks. This was also over Easter, and I did not refrain from partaking in the candy as much as I should have! It is the inches I was excited about!
I did use the Balance Complete Shake mix in the mornings for breakfast (but I had been doing that for a month already) and I did core exercises for about 10 minutes a few nights a week.
The most exciting part, for me, is noticing that in those times when I have gained a few pounds (vacations, holidays, etc.) it doesn’t all go back to my lower stomach! I gain it kind of all over generally. This changed the shape of my body!!
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Information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only. Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.