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Essential oil recommendations, formulations and the science behind it for ....

a new client with metastatic prostate cancer that spread to the lymph and bones ...


To begin with … the gratitude I feel for the opportunity to contribute to a person's health and healing process is beyond description ...

Secondly, the suggested oils are not inexpensive to purchase individually. And while it lights me up to blend oils for others … I leave that up to the client. If it makes it easier for you, I’m more than happy to pour them up.


However, a few things about ‘the perspective’ and mind putting this all together.


For decades, the call deep within has been to find the root cause of a condition. I am here to say, they’ve already told you the root cause … dis-ease … which honestly means ‘lack of ease’. With this view, there's no value to focusing only on the symptoms. The time is now to begin working with the system!


Where we lack ease, we have the power to restore it.

My specialty is the epigenome and integrating both the wisdom of Nature and knowledge acquired through centuries of observation and investigation. The epigenome is found throughout Nature. It’s the mechanism that supports the preservation and evolution of all organisms. Scientifically, it's recognized as the stress response, I see it as Life's communication system ... possibly calling it the intranet.


With the loss of my sister at the age of 13 from a described congenital heart and lung condition that turned into the development of a brain abscess of over 90 cc of fluid, my mission in life was set in place, although I wasn’t fully aware of it at the time. Viewed as three different issues, my father said something that stuck with me: ‘there’s no way this child has multiple problems, there has to be a link.


After 40 years of pharmacology, epigenetics, neuroscience and the study of plant constituents, it’s fair to say, there was not only a connection between the conditions that affected my sister, but this concept applies to everyone. The only difference between you, me, and everyone else, is in the way the epigenome reacts to stressors which is linked to epigenetic memory (discussed in the post How do you overcome the Obstacle?) and neuroplasticity that begins prior to conception.


The coming essential oil recommendations, formulations and the science behind it takes all of this into account: the brain, hormonal and immune systems while focusing on the issue at hand, metastatic prostate cancer.


Several neurochemicals to consider regardless of gender:

  • estrogen

  • histamine

  • acetylcholine

  • dopamine


Besides reproduction, estrogen is both neuroprotective and inflammatory. By inflammatory, I simply mean, it is also a stress hormone. The environment has over 70,000 chemicals both manmade and natural, confirmed by the EPA and endocrinologists which are identified as endocrine disruptors, classifying them as estrogenic. This definition does not mean they are a viable replacement for estrogen, they act like estrogen. With an active stress response, the liver metabolizes estrogen as an inflammatory hormone in response to the DNA and brain’s perception of a threat. With consistent exposure to endocrine disruptors, the reaction is amplified.


Therefore, it’s best to avoid flax seeds, soy, lavender, tea tree, licorice, anise, fennel … due to being estrogenic and their potential interactions with androgen blockers. This list is bigger depending on the individual's treatment. In this case, I also suggested he avoid nettle because it helps regulate the body's use of estrogen but this gentleman is already 'doing that' with medications.


Histamine is one of the first neurochemicals released during a perceived threat. There are two areas of the brain that the DNA signals:

  • one that reacts to emotional distress and interpretations to life situations, shifting the hormonal system from anti-inflammatory to pro-inflammatory and activating an immune response

  • the second reacts to environmental and physical threats, signaling immune activity, notifying the hormonal system to do what it’s designed to do … switch.

In either case, histamine is released into the system. The challenge the majority of us face is the fact that the stress response is not being disrupted and over time, the body struggles to metabolize and eliminate a variety of chemicals including such catecholamines as estrogen, histamine and dopamine. Inflammation increases due to excessive levels of oxidative stress, triggering an immune reaction and prolonging systemic dis-order.



Do you feel at ease in the presence of toxic talk and behaviors?


Acetylcholine regulates autonomic activity as both an excitatory and inhibitory hormone depending on the signaling of dopamine and estrogen.


Dopamine, besides being the reward hormone, is responsible for movement, detoxing heavy metals, fluid regulation in addition to working in tandem with estrogen in reaction to stressors. In neuroscience, it’s recognized that the development of the mesolimbic dopaminergic pathway is influenced by emotional reactions / stress from conception to around age 7. This area of the brain is related to addictive behaviors / habitual control.


The one chemical not discussed when it comes to addiction is cortisol, yet it is the one hormone responsible for triggering changes to this area of the brain just like commonly known addictive substances!

Nevertheless, during a stress response dopamine is rapidly oxidized for protective purposes which involves glutamate. In a relaxed state, glutamate is converted into glutathione (an important antioxidant) and GABA (a calming neurotransmitter). I bring this up because glutamate is an excitatory extracellular neurotransmitter that is detrimental to the system when not regulated. It’s indicated in chronic nerve pain, autoimmune dis-eases and prostate cancer.


Poor health is nothing but a vicious cycle of never-ending stress ... mentally, emotionally, physically and environmentally which is nothing but uneasy ... dis-eased.


Therefore, I recommend the following essential oils for this particular case. Each one is selected based on their chemistry and synergistic interactions and are for this individual body based on his diagnosis and health history. Reasons for my suggestions are included.


It's necessary to integrate essential oils because:

  1. they are the reason we have medications which tells you there’s a science behind their chemistry.

  2. they affect cell receptor activity with a degree of ability to communicate with the DNA via phosphorylation and acetylation depending on the oil.

  3. they provide negative feedback to the system which is necessary for disrupting the cycle of distress and helping the body to regulate itself. This is homeostasis. Chronic stress and treating only symptoms maintain the ‘let's do this’ activity. This is referred to as positive feedback in the scientific community and is damaging when not disrupted.


As I shared in How do you overcome the Obstacle? stressors include:


  • bacteria, viruses and other parasites

  • negative emotions, emotional trauma

  • beliefs, interpretations

  • overthinking, strategizing, fretting, scripting out the upcoming conversation you don't want to have ... etc.

  • medications

  • injuries, physical trauma

  • endocrine disrupters albeit manmade or natural

  • famine

  • natural elements and disasters



The first blend focuses heavily on digestion as the breakdown of macronutrients is significantly reduced in a body on high alert / with an active stress response. This is not always reflected in the movement of food through the bowels.

  • Black pepper (piper nigrum) ~ supports the endocannabinoid system, pancreas / digestive system, assists with the regulation of acetylcholine, has anti-inflammatory plus anti-proliferative effects via apoptosis. Known to relieve bone and joint pain.

  • Celery seed (apium graveolens) ~ supports the regulation of dopamine, blood purification and detoxification, digestion and liver along with the urinary tract system which is critical as the body flushes oxidative stress and toxins. Helps relieve joint and bone pain.

  • Goldenrod (solidago canadensis) ~ a dynamic tonic for the hormonal system, assisting in the regulation of cholesterol, critical to digestion, liver health and aiding in the body’s use of carbohydrates. The inability to fully breakdown and utilize carbohydrates is a big indication of an active stress response and why cancer set in. There is a very specific gene called TXNIP that regulates the production of oxidative stress, alters the way the human body metabolizes sugars and is also involved in bone health which his part of the hormonal system. It’s never too late to help the body reset itself.

  • Helichrysum bosnia (helichrysum italicum (from Bosnia) ~ there are a couple varieties of helichrysum due to the different locations they’re grown, and this is the preferred one given the conditions at hand. It helps regulate acetylcholine which is essential for optimal digestion, supports endocannabinoid function and DNA signaling, is both gastroprotective and anti-proliferative via apoptosis while enhancing healthy cell regeneration. Plus, it supports lymph and kidney function along with bone health. This oil is mildly analgesic.


Blend equal amounts of each essential oil into a carrier. The alternative to topical application is to use them in a bath. However, applying them topically works just as well as they are absorbed rather quickly due to several constituents enhancing tissue permeability. For additional ideas, click here for additional information on safety and dilution!


Where do you think they got the idea for patches and nanotechnology?

A couple drops under the nose offers additional benefits. The olfactory tubercle innervates every area of the brain, so inhaling these aromatics improves both neuroplasticity and brain signaling throughout the body.



The second blend that is both restorative and supportive of the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal axis.

  • Moroccan chamomile (ormenis mixta) ~ is its own species of chamomile with an entirely different chemical profile from roman chamomile, the next oil on the list. An exceptional tonic for the hormonal system with the ability to regulate nitric oxide, a critical hormone in both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes. The inclusion of this oil helps the body use it to enhance neural processing and immune responses as it also helps with regulating homeostasis.

  • Roman chamomile (anthemis nobilis) ~ slows down the production of ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) improving the body’s use of cortisol and GABA. It also enhances the release of oxytocin, what I like to call the hug hormone, that is needed for the modification of both physiological and emotional reactions. Emotional regulation is critical and not something we instinctively know how to do because the epigenetic memories are being passed down through the generations as the ‘means of surviving’ this next generation of humans. This happens via the DNA prior to conception, influencing neuroplasticity which is being formed before the prefrontal cortex ever ‘comes online’ which is around the age of 7. Until ‘we’ change our ways of interpreting and emotionally relating to life, roman chamomile is a required staple for optimizing our mental, emotional and physical outcomes.

  • Vetiver (vetiveria zizanioides) ~ supports the relationship between the amygdala and hypothalamus, helping the brain respond more effectively to triggers (which happen instantly without us realizing it). It also aids in the regulation of vasopressin as well as orexins which are linked to the TXNIP (thioredoxin interacting protein) gene. In other words, this oil, with its unique chemistry, has a very strong yet gentle effect on the hormonal system which includes bone health.

  • Myrrh (commiphora myrrha) ~ enhances the interaction between the endocannabinoid and endogenous opioid systems, aiding in the immune response, the reduction of inflammation and supporting TNF (tumor necrosis factor) gene regulation … known for its production of cytokines (inflammation). TNF is also known to induce prostate cancer cells. Another reason for including this oil is because the endogenous opioid system relaxes the mind and muscles which tend to become tighter with any joint / bone discomfort and stress. Also, according to neuroscientists, the endogenous opioid system is the first area of the brain and nervous system to be affected in response to stressors prior to birth which sets ‘the ball rolling’, so to speak. In many ways, myrrh maintains the fluidity of mind and body as it works synergistically with the other oils to release oxidative stress and restore cognitive control.

Equal amounts of each oil in a carrier as well as place a couple drops under the nose. OR get some more ideas here ...


While I cannot stop you from using the oils listed, I strongly recommend, at the very least, a determination / discovery call with me. I feel like a broken record saying this, yet there is no other body exactly like yours. You are uniquely wired making the statement, 'God broke the mold the day you were born' incredibly accurate. But I'll take it one step further and say, 'the moment you were conceived.'


Without question, genuine essential oils have a lot to offer. The science backing their chemistry is endless, yet human beings are more than science projects. And that is the true message here.


Show us the evidence! Where's the science?

You're not an experiment AND you're one of a kind. Just because scientists know how genetic receptors are affected by various plant constituents does not mean each oil has the same property nor that they affect everyone in the same manner.


Every epigenome processes Life in its own unique way. And even though minimizing inflammation, dis-ease, dis-comfort and dis-orders is important there's a lot more to going through the experience besides just quieting the symptoms.


Essentially, a revolutionary use of essential oils not only relieves the symptoms, but it also provides systemic relief as it turns the stress reaction into a healing response.

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