Latest news: Did you know that vitamin D deficiency can raise COVID-19 ICU risk 20 times?

This important announcement has been made recently: Vitamin D deficiency is shown to raise COVID-19 ICU risk 20 times and urgent trials are underway. See what skin specialist John Hamilton from Essentially Yours has to say about it.

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Did you know that letting the sun be on your face and hands for just 15mins is all you need to get the best Vitamin D that your body can fully absorb? We’re working with Birmingham University to show that with our oil on the skin, Vitamin D is more quickly absorbed. Read more about the Covid-19 and Vitamin D news 

If you’re spending less time outside, you may not be getting enough sunshine on your skin, Vitamin D deficiency is a real issue for us in the UK,  especially if you use an SPF which completely stops you absorbing this most important of vitamins. You can read more about this and why we need to re-think our use of SPFs  in the Essentially Yours blog about Sun Protection

Next week is forecast to get some nice weather, so get the oils on and get in the sun…

Some frequently asked questions for John Hamilton

Q1. Does using the oil get me a nice tan…
A1. YES absolutely

Q2. Do I need to use a SPF?
A2. No, if you’re careful, the main source of ageing and skin cancer is UVA which bypasses many SPF’s anyway but is neutralised with powerful antioxidant oils as we have. Be careful not to be in direct sunlight for long periods of time otherwise, you will get a surface to burn from UVB, but you need a little UVB for vitamin D

Q3. Does wearing a hat, clothes or being under an umbrella protect me..?
A.3 NO. Wearing a hat or in shade only stop UVB i.e. surface burn not UVA damage so put the oils on even in the shade 

If you have any other questions about the sun and skincare, please email john@essentially-yours.co.uk

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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.
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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

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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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Why the sunshine could be just what’s needed to help fight the Coronavirus…

a5b6bfa9-0e8c-4548-a953-deba3d908a50This sunshine we’re experiencing could make a huge difference to your health and fighting the coronavirus. Many parts of the UK are having sunshine now, so the advice from Natural Elements is – get out there and absorb the sun. 

Why?

Well the coronavirus hates the sun… it kills it as does fresh air. Did you know that during the great flu epidemic of 1918, that the soldiers with flu, who were temporarily housed in tents in fields all recovered, but out of those in the hospitals, nearly half died.

So what does the sun do.?

Well, just 20mins on bare skin produces the most important vitamin of all… vitamin D. NO SUNBLOCK. NO SPF why? Read more

if you are using our oils then they will protect you and indeed even hold onto and lock in the vitamin D which needs to be on you for a minimum of 20mins.

Stocks

We have stocks of the anti-viral hand wash and anti-virus shower gels but they are getting low and when they are gone, that’s it.

Getting replacement packaging for our recycled and recyclable again bottles which come from Italy could be a big problem. Please don’t stockpile but be aware if you’re halfway down, we may have run out by the time you need to order.

Why does washing with antiviral shower gels matter?

When you are in the enclosed space of the shower the molecules of the anti-viral shower gels basically get absorbed and go up your nose, from there they travel into the lungs etc and because they are therapeutic grade ie, not aroma oils they are able to penetrate virus shell and make it explode.

So my recommendation and what I’m doing is showering morning and at night .. a double whammy of the anti-viral shower gels as well as the oils on the skin, which act on you all day, as a bodyguard.

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3 things you can do to protect you from coronavirus…

This is a useful article to read to discover what to do to prevent Coronavirus and what’s a waste of time. Find out which hand washes work and which don’t. The high alcohol content gels and soaps can lead to excessive dryness and skin cracking, which can let virueses in… Read on.

1. Keep yourself healthy

Boosting your immune system by keeping yourself is the best way to avoid catching this virus.

Eating healthily and not using synthetic chemical skin products are two of the best ways to do this. Did you know that the many unhealthy chemicals are in shower gels… shampoos… lotions… creams? Even sunblocks put stress on your immune system. If there’s any sunshine get out in it and top up your vital Vitamin D levels.

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2. Essential oils can and do penetrate the shell of viruses (like alcohol)

For essential oils to work against viruses, they need to on or around the cells they are trying to protect, critically, they need to be a therapeutic unadulterated version and not simply aroma oils.

Our products are full of therapeutic grade essential oils them but we don’t use harsh synthetic chemicals which avoids putting your immune system under pressure, instead, our product actually strengthen the immune system!

To read more about how essential oils affect viruses,  read this article in Science Direct

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3. East more plants! Boost your immune system and benefit your health with extra vitamins. All our body and face oils have been shown by a university testing centre to have a huge amount of concentrated plant vitamins and benefits for health. As an extra boost, get on the cider vinegar shots check out our ‘well-being’ range.

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So what are you wasting your time with?

1. Essential oil burners or vaporisers: any benefits of the essential oil are lost in the air, plus many vaporising oils are merely aroma oils and have no therapeutic benefit at all!

2. Hand sanitisers: Professor John Oxford, a Virologist at Queen Mary’s School of Medicine says he always uses our type of Luxury Handwash after discovering studies on the dangers of using ‘medically prescribed hand sanitisers and gels. Scientists have warned that using high alcohol content gels and soaps can lead to excessive dryness and skin cracking because of the high levels of petrochemicals in them. This cracking can leave the body vulnerable to viruses entering through the cracked skin. Many anti-virus sanitisers are useless they are anti-bacterial compounds and are therefore powerless against viruses such as cornavirus.

‘Flu cases double in a week and are 10 times higher than last year as winter crisis hits’ says NHS… How can you avoid it ?

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I recently read this message from Essentially Yours, that makes a lot of sense. There seem to have been even more bugs than ever flying around this year.

Essential oils not only kill the virulent flu virus but also the dreaded tummy one. So if you can shower and cover your skin with the Essentially Yours face & body oils you will help your body protect you. Essentially Yours Body Wash

This innovative all-in-one range contains botanical ingredients, which combine with essential oils to have huge health benefits. They destroy the viruses that attack our immune system. No booster perfumes – all completely natural. These face and body oils provide a stimulating health experience, which has been scientifically proven to provide great hair and skin benefits. Essentially Yours Face and Body Oils

It’s  also well known that germs rapidly multiply on hands and normal soap and hand washes are just not effective enough.

This luxury hand wash with its antiviral properties will stop  germs spreading. Essentially Yours Handwash

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