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ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS (page)

A brief history of the human use of essential oils, followed by an introduction to the Young Living company.

ABOUT US (page)

It’s pretty self-explanatory… yup.

ADDRESSING THE MICRONUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF HYPOTHYROID PREGNANCY

TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 12 Nov 2013 for ENGL 201 at Midwives College of Utah

AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH

A talk on the 7th commandment that I gave in LDS sacrament meeting on July 24, 2016

BA BAO CHA: THE ORIGINAL NINGXIA RED?

Wolfberries: You can get them in shiny packaging as NingXia Red, or you can drink Ba Bao Cha, the original version.  It’s your choice… and your pocketbook.

BAD MOMMY!

Fiery diatribe against mainstream medicine from a lemming who finally woke up. Roast me and my family? Not if I’m heading for something other than their cliff!!

BE YOUR OWN DOCTOR (page)

Heading into the brave new world that is 21st century American health care, Katie outlines her preparations and an educational opportunity for herself and you.

BEATING BUG BITES

Why my family and I can enjoy the outdoors again, no longer having to worry about West Nile Virus, Lymes Disease or other pest-born plagues.

BEHIND THE SMILE

Corroborating and correlating evidence of the power we wield when we lift the fork. A discussion and compelling personal application of the nutritional teachings of Dr. Weston Price and Dr. John R. Christopher.

CHASING THE ELUSIVE GREEN EGG

Dying eggs using natural materials, a four-year veteran resists the temptation to return to the easy way, and for her pains, stumbles upon the solution to making the much-coveted green color.

CHILDBIRTH FOR DUMMIES: WHAT NOT TO DO

The long and bloody story of my experiences in the allopathic treatment and management of that horrible condition called “the female reproductive system”.

CHILDBIRTH REFLECTION PAPER

TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 01 Oct 2013 for MDWF 100 at Midwives College of Utah

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND

How freedom of conscience and the exercise of integrity and intelligence led us to becoming a Santa-free home.

CHLORINE-FREE AND STILL CLEAN

How and why to clean without chlorine. It’s not just for hypothyroids.

COLD FUZZIES

A review of Young Living’s Lavender Foaming Hand Soap and why using it is a “you-win-I-win” situation for this busy Mom and her little kids.

CONFESSIONS OF A SAL SUDS ADDICT

High on humor, in this post Katie bubbles over with praise for the Dr. Bronners product she simply can’t live without.

CRAWLING THE WALLS?

As a public service message, Katie discloses the essential oil that helps her to deal compassionately with children who have not yet learned to control their own behavior and adults who try to control hers.

CREATIVE WAYS TO FEED LDS MISSIONARIES

Non-traditional examples of what you can do to help feed the missionaries, with recipes and the story behind the breakfast idea.

CURSE OF THE ACROCHORDONS

How to break the evil spell of skin tags with essential oils.

DON’T FEED THE PERISHING NON-PERISHIBLES!

The short-and-stout little teapot finally steams up and boils over about the multigenerational nutritional deprivation of the poor at our well-meaning but ignorant hands. 

THE EFFICACY OF THE MIDWIVES MODEL OF CARE

TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 23 Nov 2013 for MDWF 100 at Midwives College of Utah

ENHANCED MIDWIFERY TIMELINE AND ADDRESSING BARRIERS

TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 10 Oct 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah

ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SMILE

A review of  two of Dr. Christopher’s herbal calcium formulas.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

Possible alternative to pharmaceuticals, courtesy of DoTerra.

ESSENTIAL OILS: THEY’RE THE BEES KNEES

A post in defense of the honeybee, addressed to their keepers.

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF GINGERBREAD

If you’re going to complain about a problem, better have some solutions in mind, too. Katie tells how truly toppling negative dietary habits requires a few turn keys. Includes a review of the recipe collection written by Traci Sellers.

THE FINE LINE WE WALK

The fine line of agency we walk: between judgement and charity, between righteousness and evil.

FRANKINCENSE FACTS

A brief  I compiled about the history, traditional uses, and virtues of  frankincense which I compiled as part of a gift for some friends.  Written during the 2012 Christmas season.

A FRIEND TO MAN

How going portable with essential oils makes it possible to be a helpful man instead of a caveman. Even a hermit can do it.

GOING AS A LAMB

TRANSCRIPTION for autoharp of Short and Wilberg’s arrangement of the Appalachian folk song, The Dying Soldier. VIDEO presentation of the same. I created both as a personal testimony of the American prophet, Joseph Smith Jr.

GOING TO CHURCH WITH THIEVES

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who publish Thieves.

HALLOWEEN’S COMING: MY GRINCHFEST BEGINS

Mulling over the symbolism and consequences of how we knowingly and unknowingly celebrate the holidays. (Topic continued here)

HAPPY KIDS AT BATH TIME

Why essential oils and water really mix with kids.

HAVE YOU FORGOT?

If John Taylor’s voice sounded like Edna Mode’s, we’d have quite the unforgettable reminder…

HE SHALL BE DESTROYED

Five times the prophet John Taylor taught an unchanging principle about adultery within and without the New and Everlasting Covenant. Why was I never taught this and why isn’t it taught now?

HEMOCHROMATOSIS: THE INVISIBLE FOUNDATION

It might not just be the halide family of heavy metals that lies beneath hypothyroidism. Overlooked is the role iron intake and metabolization has to play.

HINTS FROM THE CHEF

How cayenne pepper and lavender oil helped out in the kitchen when the Swedish Chef mistook Katie’s finger for a carrot.

HOME (page)

Oilstories’ most recent blog post.

HONESTY DOESN’T COME IN A BOTTLE

A sincere description of the Power behind and beyond the power of essential oils in emotional recovery and spiritual development.

HOW THE JJ WAY MOVES THEORY INTO ACTION

Text of a paper I originally submitted 04 Dec 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah

HOW TO DRIVE YOUR LIBRARIAN CRAZY

I got the kids and myself into a pickle with an essential oil, and it wasn’t even Dill.

HOW TO REALLY HELP THE POOR AT CHRISTMAS
How important sensitive giving and grateful receiving are to preserving and enlarging the true spirit and hope of Christmas.

I AM A CHILD OF GOD

Because of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes the Book of Mormon, the true Priesthood power of God, and living prophets again on the earth, I know who I REALLY was, I know who I REALLY am, and I know who I REALLY can become, if I will live for it.

I AM, YES, I AM A CHILD OF GOD

 A second blog post on the same topic:  I AM a Child of God,  because YES, it’s really THAT important! I originally presented this material as a Relief Society lesson on May 23, 2016

I BEG TO DIFFER WITH JULIETTE

Our experience comparing lavender essential oils produced by different companies..

I 😦 BIG PHARMA

Syncopatic Gulliveric anti-mainstream medicine musings from my upside-down snowglobe. Plus, the parable of the soundboard: Hippocrates vs. Democrates. But wait… I’m not upside-down. YOU are.

I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT

Rejoice! The hounds of hell are awake and frothing at the mouth!

IN THAT LOVELY TEMPLE

(Modified Lyrics)  In That Lovely Temple, an LDS arrangement of In That Old Churchyard

THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN’S ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMACARE

What Independent American citizens can do to safeguard their medical independence in the face of state-run healthcare.

INFANT PAIN: FENNEL TO THE RESCUE

Straight from the trenches of Howling Baby Hollow, Katie relates what helped both sides finally find peace.

KILLING ME SOFTLY

If you lock Katie “The Nose” Moore in a room with artificial air-fresheners, you’d better pad the walls and make sure it’s sound-proof.

A KOREAN PARENT’S BOOKLIST

For non-native English speakers,  it is difficult to discern what books to buy or to read to your children in the English language.  I’m here to help with a list of truly wonderful literature.

THE LAST WORTHLESS EVENING

That dark night of Gethsemane was not the last worthless evening for our Savior; it was the very reason he came to this earth: What repentance, love and forgiveness are… and what they are NOT.

THE LAST WORTHLESS GAMBLE

While listening to the song, “The Key”, the lyrics jumped out at me in a way I had not seen before. It was like listening to a play, and the play had very familiar characters.

LEFT BEHIND, THE UNITED NATIONS VERSION

What kingdom are YOU calling for? 

LIFE WITHOUT FLUORIDE

An important post for everyone who brushes their teeth or drinks municipal water… especially those with thyroid conditions.

LITTLE FISHBOWL ON THE PRAIRIE (WEB PAGE)

Fearing I would somehow lose my index-card collection of family recipes, and too often finding myself in the middle of grocery shopping without my ingredients list, I decided get smart and put them on the web.

LITTLE PINK i

Little pink eye, no one loves you! Oil make you go away!

LORD GEORGE HALL

“There is no doubt that the life one leads and the thoughts one thinks are registered plainly on the face.” From an address by  Spencer W. Kimball, with additional quotes and connected illustrations compiled by me.

LOST UNTO THIS WORLD

2014: The year all of my pretty illusions about the alternative childbirth movement were utterly shattered. (Part II of II. See related post, Weirdo Coming Out Of The Closet Even More).

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

The long-standing conflict between how Libertines and Keepers of Liberty understand Love and Law. The symbolism of Lady Justice described correctly. With a few illustrative stories, including the Star-Thrower.

MAKING A VALIANT EFFORT

Recovering from domestic abuse and the associated burn-out of the endocrine system can be difficult, but there’s help to be found for those who seek it.

THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS

Long lost loves meet again: Four Thieves, meet Garlic and Vinegar. Young Living, meet The School of Natural Healing. Just call me Detective Yente.

ME, THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: ONLINE JOURNAL OF MY SELF-EXPERIMENT WITH ASEA

Our intrepid blogger’s public journal of the effects, if any, of her experimental use of ASEA. 

MISSION 2013: TURNING STONES AND GNAWING BONES

Gumshoe Katie is on a secret-squirrel mission in 2013, and you get to be a part of it!

MMMM! SMELL THOSE FRESHLY SPREAD CHEMICALS

Why I’d rather live next to a pig farm than a chem lawn any day.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 1

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 1: Introduction, Symbolism, The Koru Spiral, The Double Koru Spiral, Moana.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 2

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 2: The Village of Motonui, The Ocean and Grandma Tala

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 3

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 3: The Veiled Cave; The Voyagers – WayFinders – Ancestors;  The Necklace; Heihei the Rooster

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 4

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 4: Maui, The Fish Hook, Maui’s Animal Forms

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 5

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 5: The Kakamora, Tamatoa the Crab

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 6  

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 6: The Heart of Te Fiti; Te Ka ~ Te Fiti

MONKEY SEE? MONKEY DO!!

Planet  of the Apes? Maybe… if common, everyday good citizens – the silent  majority- continue to keep themselves powerless by not using the power they already have

MORE ABOUT MYRRH

A brief  I compiled about the history, traditional uses, and virtues of myrrh which I compiled as part of a gift for some friends.  Written during the 2012 Christmas season.

MYRRH AND OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SAFE PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH:

When an emergency necessitated a hospital delivery, Pitocin stepped in but not over our boundaries. How essential oils and Ningxia Red made all the difference.

NAVIGATING UNCHARTED TERRITORY

Pregnancy journal of what eventually turned out to be another 1st trimester miscarriage, written from  late November 2014 to March 2015

NO-NO-NA-NAUSEA!!

Herbal help for headache and nausea of unknown cause and origin, thanks to the School of Natural Healing and Doctor Me.

THE “OILSTORIES” FAMILY BRINE-CURED DILL PICKLE RECIPE

An admitted pickle plagiarist shares the brine-cured dill pickle recipe she created from combining what she thought were the most authentic pickle recipes available on the internet

OF NOSES AND SKIN: GOOD OILS VS. BAD

Most people don’t realize that the skin they’re in is an organ. Katie blogs on the importance of choosing carefully that which we smear and snort.

ONE LDS MOTHER’S VIEWPOINT IN REGARD TO ROUTINE INFANT CIRCUMCISION
My decidedly anti-circumcision viewpoint, based on careful study of LDS teachings, prayer, personal revelation, and experience raising intact sons of my own.

A PERFECT GRAVEYARD OF BURIED HOPES

Appliance-centered musings on the sacrifice required to obtain and keep the blessing of good health.

PINKEYE, REVISITED

Turning back to the subject of pinkeye, and the presumed infallibility of the Germ Theory.

PISS AND VINEGAR AT 3:00 A.M.

What it’s like to be a hypothyroid Mommy in the wee-wee hours of the morning.

PRIESTHOOD AND BIRTHRIGHT: THE SAME RULES APPLY

From the premortal realm until now, this beautiful sermon explains what the righteous and fully authorized exercise of the Priesthood birthright looks like, and why. 

PUT YOUR HAND IN HIS HAND

(Modified Lyrics) So just keep your hand in the hand of The Man From Galilee.

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION

Defending the symbol of the rainbow and it’s connection to Christianity and traditional marriage (Part 1 of 2).

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION 2

Defending the symbol of the rainbow and it’s connection to Christianity and traditional marriage (Part 2 of 2).

RECOVERING FROM ADDICTION

A heartfelt post offering help and hope to anyone suffering with an addiction.

RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA… REALLY

Katie tells why the only bogey-man lurking around Red Raspberry Leaf tea is the one wearing a stethoscope and white coat.

RELAXING TO SLEEP

Q: What’s tons better than sleeping pills, chronic narcolepsy, dope or carbon monoxide? A: Read the post! (It’s still legal… so buy yours while there’s still time!)

RESEARCHING HEALTH DISPARITY AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS

Text of a paper I originally submitted 19 Nov 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah. 

SAFE AND HAPPY FIRST BATH FOR BABY

My review of what I’ve found works best for bathing infants, from on their skin to what they’re in! Young-Living scrubba-dub in your Tummy Tub!

THE SAFETY OF HOMEBIRTH

Text of a major paper I submitted 09 Dec 2013 for my MDWF 100 course at Midwives College of Utah

SARDONICALLY SMILING WITH SILVER COAT HANGERS

“She wipeth her mouth and saith I have done no wickedness.” A Pro-Life opinion-piece sure to offend somebody.

THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL HEALING

A serious review of the online Family Herbalist course Katie is taking with the School of Natural Healing.

SIGNS FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE

How I believe Heaven itself hallowed the mission and message of Elder Boyd K Packer in the last week of his passing into Light.

SLIQUE WILLY

At what point is it unethical to use religion to advance a company and then deny the tenants of that faith to sell a product?  One Young Living distributor’s account of how Slique brought her to a crisis of faith with the CEO and the company. 

SOCK WARS

Teasing praise for a husband’s love of socks and a positive review of SOS From Texas, all wrapped up in a Star Wars package.

STOP THE MADNESS AND LIVE

Blog Review of  the Revised Edition of Stop The Thyroid Madness

SUPPORTING AND SUSTAINING LDS CHURCH LEADERS

How and why I, as an LDS woman, render intelligent obedience to my church leaders, and find peace and happiness in my choice.

THE SURVIVOR TOYBOX

Katie muses over her experiences with SURVIVOR, Toy Story style. What makes a toy worth buying and keeping, along with tips and recommendations gained in the trenches of experience. Hyperlinks included.

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

In dietary matters and in life, there is no dilemma between being able to enjoy the sweetness of life and doing what you know is best.

TAKE YOUR PICK

When our taste buds and our minds are at war, there’s always a consequence to the choice. This post is all about what essential oils can do when we’ve listened to our brainless taste buds.

TAME THE ASPERITY!

Pondering the reasons why consumers are deceived or allowed themselves to be deceived when it comes to artificial sweeteners and other synthetic “foods”.

THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD

(Original lyrics). Forgiveness and Repentance form one eternal round: What mercy I show others from God can than be found.

THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD (EXTENDED)

(Original lyrics). Jesus is the Balm of Gilead that makes the wounded whole. Jesus is the Balm of Gilead that heals the sin-sick soul.

THERE IS A BALM IN LAVENDER

I’m burning to tell you why Lavender is the one essential oil you should always have on hand.

TO DO OR NOT TO DO? THAT IS THE DIAPER

Katie’s soliloquy of her struggle to be true to her better self and choose cloth diapering. Includes a positive review of mamasloveathome.com Susan Lovig’s very helpful home business.

THE TOTAL AWESOMENESS OF JOCHEBED

Adventures in scripture study reaffirm that regardless of our own eyes, God’s ever know the truth about the awesome women in His kingdom.

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, WE MEET AT LAST

Trying a new path toward controlling my Hashimoto’s by working with a practitioner of functional medicine.

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: TRUTH AND LIMBO

This guinea pig learns how to juggle spiritual and physical needs with the realities of time, truth and the pocketbook.

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: WOW! AND AGAIN I SAY, WOW!

October 2015 update on my journey with using holistic (functional) medicine to address my Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease

“TRIALS” OF THE… NAW, GIRL! IT’S GLOATFEST TIME!

December 2015 update on my journey with using holistic (functional) medicine to address my Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: NEW BEGINNINGS 

THIS is the bandwagon I’m climbing on today, and every day ever afterward: Actually living the Word of Wisdom through following a  Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) “Eat the Rainbow” Vegan diet.

TRUE BOY BLUE

A poem I wrote for my infant son about the faith in Christ and courage I hope he always has in these last days.

UP ON MY SOAPBOX

Shave, shower, bathe, wash and moisturize without having to compromise.

A VERY VOMIT VACATION

The story of how I discovered that the scope and power of essential oils was much greater than I’d originally assumed.

VOICES FROM ANTIQUITY: WHAT BIRTH CHAIRS TEACH US ABOUT BIRTH, MIDWIFERY & OURSELVES

Text of a paper I originally submitted 9 Nov 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah.

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

A post in observance of his year’s Blogger Day theme, Clean Water outlines Katie’s experiences with various water-purifying ideologies and filtration systems.

WE ARE NOT LEFT COMFORTLESS

Non-toxic relief from teething and mouth pain is possible with an essential oil used by dentists for many years.

WEB ARTICLES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

New information about the continuation and growth of allopathic corruption discovered during my most recent pregnancy (2016)

WEIRDO COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET EVEN MORE: HOMEOPATHY & CHIROPRACTIC vs LYME & HYPOTHYROID = PREGNANCY 

Letting some of the skeletons come out of my closet and dance offensively before your very eyes. If you can get over your shock, a miracle is described, nonetheless. (Part I of II. See related post, Lost Unto This World)

WHAT WAS STILL WICK

I am sharing my story just to make it crystal clear to anyone who might wonder – when they survey the ashes that such fires left behind in my soul – what was still wick

WHO’S SITTING ON YOUR EGG?

My sorrowful opinion piece on the effects of the growing worldwide maternal abdication of their God-given right and role.

WHY THEY NEVER LEAVE THEIR WINDOWS

Why the mockers in the Great and Spacious Building REALLY never leave their windows

WILFORD WOODRUFF’S LIST OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN – ST GEORGE TEMPLE, 1877

A resource list of lives worth learning from, and emulating in my own life. 


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ENTIRE POSTS BY OTHER AUTHORS

BALD EAGLE: A THIEF AND A COWARD

Combination of articles found on the internet about the true inner nature of the animal Benjamin Franklin correctly condemned

THE BRAVEST BATTLE

Poem by Joaquin Miller. A favorite of mine.

THE BRIDGE BUILDER

Poem by Will Allen Dromgoole. Why I try to shine lights and build bridges.

EMERGENCY CHILDBIRTH & BORN FREE

pdf of Emergency Childbirth – A Manual by Gregory J White along with pdf of Born Free: Unassisted Childbirth in North America by Rixa Freeze.

HUGH NIBLEY: PATRIARCHY AND MATRIARCHY

Article by Hugh Nibley about the power struggle begun and fomented by Lucifer, the father of lies.

THE HYPOTHYROID FILES

Interesting nutritional and supplemental information on hypothyroidism swiped from another website.

IN DEFENSE OF HOMESCHOOLING

Quotes ripped, stolen and republished onto my page because I could not say or compile them any better. From LDS Homeschooling in California website.

LEAP OF FAITH

 A WWII-era story about the kind of trust required to act in faith.

MOTHER IN ISRAEL

Article by Sydney Smith Reynolds on the significance and meaning of the title and office known as Mother in Israel.

 

RADIATE!

David O. McKay’s teachings on the power of personal influence

REBLOG: PRACTICING PRIESTCRAFT – HOW THE PORNOGRAPHY EPIDEMIC IS KILLING LDS FAMILIES (AND THEY DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT)

LDS men who binge on porn lose the right of the priesthood. That means that when they attempt to exercise the Holy Priesthood of God, they do so without authority and are engaged in priestcraft!

REBLOG: LEGITIMIZING UNRIGHTEOUS DOMINION, PART 1

Excellent online post from The Millennial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on Dec 26 2011

REBLOG: LEGITIMIZING UNRIGHTEOUS DOMINION, PART 1.5

Excellent online post from The Millenial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on Jan 24 2012

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY 

The classic poem by Mary Howitt.  Wish someone had read it to me when I was young.

THE STEWARD

 A poem by Carol Lynn Pearson that sums up my feelings about the unwitting unrighteous dominion even good men sometimes exercise upon those they say they love most in favor of what/who they love more.

THEY ARE ALL GOOD IN THEIR PLACES

“What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.” Why it is no sin to excel by obedience.

A WOMAN’S ANSWER TO A MAN’S QUESTION

 A poem by Mary T. Lathrap for all the Fanny Prices of the world.

 

 

 

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