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?
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 our 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
Okay, so now we know that these toxins are in just about everything, they easily pass into our food and through our skin, and therefore getting them into our systems is completely unavoidable! Unfortunately these things wreak havoc on our systems. They are endocrine disrupters that mess with our hormones in a major way.
Our bodies are extraordinary creations! In order to protect our major organs from these toxins, it takes them and stores them safely in our fat cells. As the amount of petrochemicals and other toxins used in our daily lives has risen, so had the obesity rate.
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 in which is known to cause a variety of other issues, including:
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How does it work?
Here are the oils you will need:
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 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 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!
You can substitute a few drops of Slique in with the grapefruit if you are drinking it in water to help with the flavor.
If you have any concerns using grapefruit due to medications, you can substitute with lemon oil.
I mixed 10 drops of Juva Cleanse with 20 drops of Citrus Fresh in a small Citrus Fresh bottle. I applied these neat 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 (since that is the area I was working on.) If the area you’re working on isn’t easy to work out, I’d suggest using a warmdamp 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.
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 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!!
If you'd like to give this a try, you can sign up for a wholesale membership, or a customer account to order here.
How to maintain...
Even when you are careful, you will be exposed to toxins… so doing a regular detox to maintain a clean healthy liver and properly working colon will allow your body to optimize its ability to deal with toxins from the environment.
I do plan on doing this again, and maybe I can get my hands on some Ledum this time! I’ll share my success with the next round, as well! Until then!