Scott Johnson spent most of his childhood in Orem, Utah, where he gained a love for writing. Recognizing his potential at a young age, his teachers and family encouraged him to explore his developing writing talents.
A health challenge propelled him to study natural health and The Word of Wisdom intensely. He graduated from college with a doctorate in naturopathy. Today, he shares his knowledge of health through more than 200 published health and fitness articles. He lives a healthy lifestyle and encourages others to do so by example.
Scott, his wife and four children reside in Utah County where they enjoy the mountains and outdoors. Scott is regularly asked for health guidance by neighbors, friends, family and acquaintances and enjoys teaching others how to support the body’s innate ability to heal through natural methods.
Guest Post: Children’s Behavioral Challenges and Essential Oils
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control the number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increased approximately five percent every year from 2003 to 2011, totaling 6.4 million children aged 4 to 17 by the end of 2011. And many, many more children suffer from Asperger syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and other common mental disorders leading to behavioral challenges.
These mental health conditions often result in significant behavioral challenges that affect entire families, frequently leaving tearful parents exhausted and without hope. Conventional treatment calls for administering stimulant medications that are chemically similar to speed and crystal meth, with a high potential for abuse.
Unfortunately, undesirable side effects are very common with these stimulant drugs — some severe enough that patients discontinue their treatment. The most common side effects experienced include mood swings, loss of appetite, insomnia, nervousness and elevated heart rate and blood pressure. Some more serious but rare side effects include psychosis, stroke and heart attack.
A leading natural therapy to help those with behavioral and mental health conditions is essential oils. Through the sense of smell, essential oils are directly connected to the memory and emotional center of the brain. Scents stimulate the olfactory system, which send signals to the limbic system of the brain that is involved in memory and emotions.
Countless people have experienced the benefits of essential oils and many report that they help support their children with mental or behavioral challenges. Pure essential oils like cedarwood, lavender and frankincense can profoundly influence a child’s behavior by calming the central nervous system. Those with sesquiterpenes (frankincense, cedarwood, etc.) are able to cross the blood brain barrier, oxygenate at the cellular level and reduce toxic load.
Those with behavioral or mental health disorders often have a buildup of heavy metals and toxins and or low levels of glutathione, which can affect brain function. The liver is primarily responsible for neutralizing these harmful substances. After they are neutralized, these substances are bound to compounds like glutathione and then excreted from the body. Applying a few drops of orange essential oil two to three times daily may increase the body’s glutathione production to assist with this process.
To learn more about how essential oils can benefit your family’s life, read Surviving When Modern Medicine Fails: A definitive guide to essential oils that could save your life during a crisis.
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