While we’re all thinking about our health, remember your skin…

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This message from John Hamilton resonated with me this week, when I was out with the dogs in the sunshine…

‘It’s easy to forget with all that’s going on around us of another health issue which affects millions… With so many people at home and in the garden, skin cancer could be the next nightmare…

Someone asked me today about mineral sunscreen, which jolted my thoughts away from the virus for a moment and made me think ‘OMG the sun’s out’ and we’re heading into summer.

How safe do you think mineral sunscreens are?…

So here’s my reply… ‘OK, I’m not sure what you mean by mineral UVA blocks because mineral to me means made from petroleum (carbon molecules) and is toxic to human cells, so why would you want to put them on your skin?

It’s no secret that antioxidants stop cell damage happening, that’s why it’s recommended that you eat fruit and vegetables, full of antioxidants in their oils. So, extracting these oils and applying them to the skin makes good scientific sense.

An experiment with olive oil and baby oil

I usually demonstrate the effects on the skin by presenting two bowls, one with mineral baby oil (zero antioxidants) and the other with extra virgin olive oil (antioxidants) and some nice bread to dip in them.

Naturally, people are happy to dip into the olive oil but not the baby oil for some reason !! When asked – why is that? They reply “Isn’t it a poison to the body”.  “Well yes”, I reply, “it is”, and they have a look on their face that says… “well I’m right then, not to dip bread in and eat it…” “Yes, you are I say, but then why are you covering your body in it, especially when 60% of it will go into your body, via your largest organ”. For me, this little exercise sums it up .. but that’s not all.

The main damage to new developing cells is caused by UVA rays

A hat or umbrella offers zero protection from UVA damage, as the light rays penetrate straight through them, even clothes, windows etc. It increases the ‘Free Radical’ chain reaction which in turn destroys and mutates the cells – one of the main causes of skin cancer.

If you want to know more, there’s a green science paper which I can send if you email me, which touches on something really important: the two chemicals it refers to, which increase Free Radicals – are found in 99% of sunscreen and yes,  you guessed it, they are carbon molecules.

So what do we recommend, well, visit our website to read this article

Or see below for the oils we recommend, if you’re out in the sun.’

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Plant extracts and oils helps boost your body’s’ ability to stay safe

I’ve received an interested message from John Hamilton, Managing Director at Essentially Yours. John Hamilton is a dermatologist, who pioneers botanical research into maintenance of a healthy youthful life…

“Well, we’ve managed to stay open during this difficult time to send out your orders. No matter what the ‘anti-natural products’ brigade say, Essentially Yours products do benefit health…

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I’ve had one official say ‘the links I put to scientific papers on how essential oils impacted on viruses were not valid’ because… wait for it.. ‘the report was on another strain of coronavirus, not the current one…’ Really!!

It seems no matter what goes on in the natural naturopathic world eg: cure things or prevent things, it’s always shot down by officialdom. So what do you do when you’re surrounded by virologist, cell decay research scientists and biochemists, who all say “we need to turn to natural formulations to solve the future health problems” who do we believe as the expert ?

So what are we talking about?

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Well, one of the things is ‘why some people are more susceptible to things like viruses, besides underlying health issues and being older’. Most people pay little attention to what effects the immune system has or know anything about what wears your DNA telomere or mitochondria cells out.

The main reason we are more vulnerable to ageing ailments and illness, once we are exposed, is that our bodies are not able to cope with a pandemic attack, the likes of which we are seeing.

Free Radical damage weakens your immune system

The greatest problem is Free Radical damage which destroys our cells, up to 80%. Free Radical Damage is the main reason why you age and the main cause of cell decay, but it’s also responsible for you having a weaker immune system.
When you use products full of synthetic chemicals like shower gels, shampoos, skincare and deodorants you speed up this process and in turn damage and weaken your immune system.

Therapeutic plant extracts and oils helps boost your body’s’ ability to stay safe


When you use natural products without synthetic chemicals you’re not damaging the cells. Using therapeutic unadulterated plant extracts and oils helps boost the body’s ability to stay safe… In plants, vegetables and fruit etc. good things are contained in the oils within them, these natural oils provide vitamins and health benefiting compounds, which in turn neutralise free radical damage providing greater resistance to pathogens when they come along.

That’s why we say “apply our oils to the face and body” because all that is good for you is in there. So if you don’t want to absorb all the bad chemicals, try replacing them with the good ones.

Here’s hoping we can get the funding needed in the near future to prove this, as these wonderful benefits are in our products.

Latest from WDDTY (What Doctors Don’t Tell You)….

I also want to bring you things that being said in the science world this arrive in my in box today from WDDTY (What Doctors Don’t Tell You). Antimalarial drugs have been touted as an answer to COVID-19 infection, and President Trump has even described them as ‘a game-changer’—but they can cause life-threatening heart problems.

A new study into chloroquine was stopped suddenly after two patients died from an irregular heart rate, known as ventricular tachycardia. Researchers from Brazil had planned on a major trial involving 440 people infected with COVID-19, but started to see very worrying reactions to high doses of the drug among the first 81 patients who were being tested.

Within a few days of starting, many given the high doses—600 mg twice a day for 10 days— started suffering heart rhythm problems, and two died. Writing in a research database, the researchers warn that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, another antimalarial, are not safe or effective therapies against COVID-19. A COVID-19 patient in a hospital in France also died after developing irregular heart rhythms.

Aside from heart problems, the anti-malarials also cause a host of other life-threatening reactions, warn researchers at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. These include hypoglycaemia, a sudden drop in blood sugar, confusion, hallucinations and paranoia.

There’s very little evidence that suggests the drugs can treat COVID-19 infection

In fact, the antimalarials may even make symptoms more severe, despite ‘optimism, and even enthusiasm’ that they are the solution, says Dr David Juurlink.” And they have the cheek to criticise natural oils last time I looked –  nobody dies from them.”

John Hamilton

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