In September of 2017, I attended the doTERRA Global Convention with my wife, Kim and my son, Mark. I had not had much experience with oils but went along to be supportive and learn more about the company that my wife loves so much. The first presentation addressed that despite the increasing expense of healthcare in the U.S., Americans are becoming less healthy. I knew that I was an example of this. My weight was out of control and my health was rapidly declining. But I did not know how to change or if change was even possible anymore.
The most inspiring presentation for me was about the Co-Impact Sourcing practices that doTERRA uses to source their oil. Through these practices, doTERRA supports farmers throughout the world rather than competing with them. Co- Impact Sourcing provides jobs and resources in countries that are in desperate need. I saw how doTERRA is improving the lives of the Somali frankincense farmers by investing in their future and improving their quality of life. I wanted to know more about their Co-Impact Sourcing initiatives, so I did some research on my own.
I learned that doTERRA is doing the same for the vetiver harvesters in Nepal, the Copaiba producers of South America and the geranium farmers in Kenya, just to name a few. After establishing fair trade agreements with the producers in these third world countries, doTERRA invests in their communities with clean water initiatives, medical centers, schools, the list goes on and on. What doTERRA is accomplishing throughout the world is so much more than I could have imagined. Something inside of me was telling me that I needed to be a part of it.
The science of essential oils is now becoming available through the unprecedented purity standards doTERRA has put into practice. Medical testing is now providing insight into how medical practitioners are able to use oils to treat their patients. Science day at the convention was full of information on the constituents of many of the oils and how they affect our bodies on the cellular level. Dr. David Hill, doTERRA’s Chief Medical Officer, spoke about the value of the Lifelong Vitality Pack and how he uses oils and supplements to support his overall health and wellness. His presentation inspired me to start my own wellness journey.
After returning home, I started using the regimen as Dr. Hill suggested. I had already started to change my diet and exercise routine but losing weight and keeping it off had always been a struggle for me. I had “yoyo dieted” for years. This time was different. The whole foods-based supplements from doTERRA gave me the nutrition my body needed. My body and brain began craving healthy foods instead of the fast food and processed foods I had eaten for most of my life. The whole foods diet and doTERRA’s Life Long Vitality Pack gave me energy and focus that I had not had in decades. Within a couple of weeks, it was clear I was on the right path. My weight was coming down, my energy level was up. I did not need or want caffeine or sugar. My joints did not hurt anymore. I felt like I had reversed the aging process by 20+ years.
Between September of 2017 and March of 2018, I have lost 60 pounds. Now, at 52 years old, I lead a much more active lifestyle. I am able to sleep better, and I have been able to stop taking prescription and over-the-counter medications for various health concerns. The journey to wellness has become a part of my life. Every day I wake up with a renewed sense of purpose and a feeling of empowerment. Kim and I have decided to make our passion for doTERRA and a healthy life our profession. Join us at a Wellness Workshop at Inspiration Wood Cottage Inn & Conference Center to learn more. Or book your private wellness consultation to begin your own journey to wellness with doTERRA. Call 219-983-9922 to schedule your class. Please refer to www.inspirationwood.com for workshop schedules or follow us on Facebook: Wellness Warriors at Inspiration Wood.
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