Written by Stéfanie Crevier, our newest recruit Naturopathic student at the Quebec Institute of Naturopathic Education, massage therapist, founder of the Natural Care Refuge, culinary explorer, but especially the mother of three wonderful children, Stéfanie joins our team to to share with you his favorites, his healthy recipes, his eco tips, his discoveries and his ideas to make your family life easier!
You surely expect a great unveiling, something exceptional, fabulous and extraordinary! Nope. Actually, it's something quite simple, accessible and natural, but it has completely changed my life and the perception I have of antibiotics.
A few months ago, I had an excruciating pain in my jaw: having already had a mouth abscess before, I recognized the pain and knew immediately what I was dealing with...
If there’s one thing I hate more than musicals it’s ANTIBIOTICS!!!
All my life, I thought there was nothing to do but take antibiotics to treat infections and bacteria. But then, one fine morning, in a chemistry course, I was complaining about the pain in my jaw to my teacher, a naturopath, chemist and scientist, who bluntly told me: “Well, have you tried oregano oil?
Uh... Oregano oil?... Nope.
Except for adding some in my pasta dish or salad dressing, I had no idea how I could use oregano oil for my health! Let say it wasn’t my moment to shine in front of my teacher…
So I decide to dig up some info on it and also got information from a naturopath I met in a natural health products shop I love (and who happen to sell LandArt Canada products!). So here are the results I found, slightly vulgarized:
Oregano oil is known to support the immune system and to prevent cases of viral or bacterial infections. It helps break a cold and soothe sore throat, but also cure and relieve canker sores and skin infections. Moreover, it is a powerful antiseptic that stimulates the immune system! Oregano oil can be used orally or directly on the affected area by applying a few drops on it.
It sounded too good to be true! At the point I was, I didn’t have much to lose by trying it. So I started by applying a few drops directly on my sore gums, but of course, it wasn’t without swallowing some of it. Yikes!!! Warning: It's stiff! It's strong! But it works!
I continued the same process 2x a day, morning and evening with my meal, and I swear, 5 days later, NOTHING! The pain was gone and I could return to normal life.
A few weeks later, my 5-year-old fell very ill, he had intense cough and showed a lot of fatigue. I obviously tried the homeopathic products with which I love to treat my children, but this cold… it was tenacious to say the least. Then, a flash! Oregano oil! I took a spoonful of honey in which I added a few drops of oregano oil, I made my little man swallow it (assuredly with honey it’s not so bad!!) and believe it or not, after only 4 doses (2 days), cold was gone! It ended the cough and my little man was back on his feet and in top shape. Actually, even a bit too much!...
So that’s it! I have the living proof I needed to strongly recommend that you try this natural “miracle” cure! Because, when nature can help treat us, why go to chemical antibiotics that screw up our digestive system and may cause allergic reactions... Truly, when it is possible of course, it seems to me that the choice is obvious!