Young Livng’s Codex Policy Statement

December 15, 2009

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I discovered this Codex Policy Statement within Young Living’s resources and I felt it was important to share with others. Though this may hold true, I find it important to stay informed on actions that may impact my health decisions.

Codex Policy Statement

Recently there have been a number of Internet articles expressing concern by a few consumer groups that as of June 2005, the Codex Alimentarius Commission will supposedly put in place international standards that will supersede U.S. law and restrict the sale of dietary supplements in the United States. These articles have stated or implied that limitations set within Codex standards would limit access by U.S. consumers to many different dietary supplements or cause that they should become prescription-only medications.

Because of the ubiquitous nature of these articles, it is important that distributors and consumers be aware of Young Living Essential Oil’s position regarding Codex. Please be aware that Young Living has always and will continue to support and promote consumer access to safe and effective essential oils and dietary supplements. Young Living is actively involved in several different industry organizations working vigorously to ensure access to dietary supplements that are safe and effective, both in the United States and internationally.

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, or Codex, was created in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Its stated purpose is to protect the health of consumers and to ensure fair practices in international trade of foods by recommending standards relating to nutrition and codes of practice in the manufacture of foods. There are 165 member countries, including the United States, who review and provide comments on these recommended standards at several stages in the development process.

However, it is important to note that once developed, Codex standards and related texts are still only recommended. Member countries are not bound by or required to adopt any of Codex’s voluntary standards. In the United States, Congress passed and the president signed into law the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). This law ensures U.S. consumers access to a broad array of dietary supplements that are safe and labeled in a truthful and non-misleading manner. This law can only be changed through an act of Congress and is not subordinate to standards set forth by any international body.

Some articles have suggested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) may place pressure on the U.S. through its trade dispute panels to adopt Codex standards in place of existing U.S. regulations. However, the WTO can only bring pressure on the United States to accept Codex standards if regulations in the United States were more restrictive than those of Codex, and thus prevented international trade. For dietary supplements, it is highly unlikely that any other country would accuse the U.S. of imposing a trade barrier for the importation of dietary supplements into the U.S. marketplace because DSHEA and other U.S. laws and regulations are generally broader in scope and less restrictive than Codex standards and those of most other countries.

Finally, U.S. regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are bound by laws established by Congress, not by Codex standards. Thus, neither Codex nor the WTO can force the FDA to enforce any standard that is more restrictive than DSHEA and U.S. laws currently in place. Only the United States Congress can impose rules for the FDA to follow that are more, or less, restrictive than DSHEA.

In summary, Young Living supports U.S. consumers’ access to a broad array of dietary supplements. We are taking an active role in this process by supporting the efforts of industry associations such as the Utah Natural Products Alliance, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, and the European Responsible Nutrition Alliance to protect consumer access to dietary supplements.

Young Living also encourages each distributor to apply renewed efforts to building their business and serving their customers. When more people are involved, legislators and policy makers take notice. We recognize that you, the distributor, are the foundation of Young Living’s phenomenal success and our most important asset. Because of this, we will continue to provide the very best essential oils and dietary supplement products in the world to everyone who is actively engaged in their health and wellness.

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Free Success Coaching For One Year

September 27, 2008

Just wanted to share with each of you the opportunity to receive free success coaching for one year. Watch the video below and if it is something that will support your success, follow the simple steps to register.

Visit to begin your free success coaching

48 Students In a Classroom?

April 7, 2008

Eight years of my life I had the honor of teaching at a middle and high school level. I say honor because these are the leaders of our future and I’ve been priviliged to impact this future. My wife is still a teacher today and I found it quite disturbing to learn about the cuts that are affecting our schools today. These cuts are creating a ripple effect that we will all feel very soon. I was just speaking with my wife and she shared that one of her classrooms will have 48 students in ONE class. Interestingly enough, the classroom only holds enough seats for 36. Regardless of how they pull off the room for these students, the effect of having these many bodies in one classroom will affect every student’s education. There can not possibly be as much personalized attention, resources will be scarce, and the results of all this… our society will suffer the consequences.

I encourage you to take a look at the video below and learn about what is happening in our California schools right now and help make a difference.

Take action, visit and click on become a hero to make a difference. Please don’t put this off, do it right now.

Developing Leaders for Life Through Volunteerism

February 20, 2008

Kids Korps USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth volunteer organization that engages young people, ages 5 through 18, in community service. Our mission is to instill in America’s youth the spirit of giving while providing valuable education in leadership and responsibility. Kids Korps partners with more than 250 national and local non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Head Start Preschools, children’s hospitals, homeless shelters, senior centers, animal shelters and environmental agencies.

Kids Korps offers more than 1,000 hands-on service opportunities each year, bringing lasting benefits to the community and developing leaders for life through youth volunteerism.

Children have more to give than many realize – their talents, their time, and most of all, their hearts. Our kids make a difference in the lives of others, and their own, through volunteerism, check out Teaching Kids to Care for more information.

Find out how you can make a difference and/or get involved.

Visit :

If you are looking for a local chapter press here for the Sage Canyon School Chapter Webpage.

Five Ways to Become Wealthy – By Brian Tracy **

February 14, 2008

The Five Roads to Financial Success and How to Choose Your Own

There are basically five ways that you can become wealthy starting with nothing in America based on over 25 years of research into American millionaires. Number one, you can inherit it. Less than 10 percent of wealthy Americans inherited any of their money, and it’s less and less every single year.

The Second Way

The second way that you can become wealthy is you can achieve it professionally. You can become a doctor or a lawyer or an architect or an accountant. You can become extremely good at what you do, be paid very well, and hold on to the money.

The Third Way

The third way you can achieve it is you can become a senior executive of a large corporation. You can be highly paid; you can have stock options and bonuses. And if you stay with the company long enough, for enough years, you can be paid enough to become wealthy.

The Fourth Way

You can win it. But only a tiny fraction of one percent of wealthy Americans got that way by winning their money some way or another. As a matter of fact, the odds against you winning the lottery are the equivalent of lightning striking twice in the same place. They’re millions and millions to one.

The Best Way

The fifth way that you can become wealthy is you can start your own business and earn it all by yourself. Starting your own business has been and will always be the high road to becoming wealthy for most self-made millionaires. Entrepreneurship is America offers more opportunities and opens more doors than all other possibilities put together. This is why it has been said that if you have the ability to start your own business and you don’t do it, you are a fool. I’ll repeat that. If you have the ability to start your own business and you don’t do it, you’re a fool.

Where do you start? You start by getting your finances under control. The very first thing you do is you make a decision to get your finances under control. Some years ago, a man named George Classon wrote a book called The Richest Man In Babylon. It’s a classic on financial success and what Classon said in that book was that the key to becoming wealthy is to pay yourself first. Take ten percent of your earnings, of your gross income every month and put it aside. Learn to live on ninety percent or less of your gross income. So the very first thing that you do is you begin to save your money.

About the Author:
Brian Tracy is the most listened to audio author on personal and business success in the world today. His fast-moving talks and seminars on leadership, sales, managerial effectiveness and business strategy are loaded with powerful, proven ideas and strategies that people can immediately apply to get better results in every area. For more information, please go to

Body Mind Success Commentary:

I love Brian Tracy’s work. I believe he is a phenomenal speaker and shares wonderful pearls of wisdom. He is right on the money when he speaks about paying yourself first. Unfortunately, due to the nature of an article, he didn’t delve very deep into the topic, but by paying yourself first, your are giving the universe a very clear message that you value yourself greatly. This energy of abundance thinking attracts like energy and it is amazing how powerful it can be. Thus take action and honor yourself by prioritizing yourself first. To your success, Aurelio (Leo) Ramos, Success Coach & Inspirational Speaker. To delve a bit deeper into this topic download the Free E-book on

Votes are not being counted…

February 8, 2008

The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters is refusing to count all of the votes cast for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on Election Day. I just signed a petition from the Courage Campaign demanding that the Registrar count every single vote. Will you join me?

Click here to sign the petition.


World Freedom Train – Harmonizing Humanity

September 26, 2007

Here is a man whose cause has touched my heart and I trust he will do the same for you. Bob Wolfe, is the man who back in the mid 80’s coordinated the entire world to come together for about 7 minutes. This phenomenal event was possible through having radio stations around the world play “We are the world” at the same time. For one moment in time the entire world came together as one. What a powerful event (many of whom I share this story with tell me they remember that moment), as do I.

Why am I telling you this? Simply because he is back and taking that vision to the next level. I want you to invite you to learn about it for yourself.

Press here to view a minute video sharing the event and how you can help make a difference.

I trust your heart will be touched and you will contribute in the way that is most appropriate for you.

Blessings and create an amazing and loving day.

Great resource for raw food & healthy eaters?

February 11, 2007

For the past 5 years I’ve been moving my eating habits & lifestyle to a more raw food stye. However, I had not gathered many resources in this arena, until now. I’ve come accross a very resourceful site that I wanted to share with you. The company is Nature’s First Law and they have many resources that I find useful and I trust will be of benefit to you.

To access their site, press here and see what they have to offer.

Here’s A Quick Way To Get Hours of Inspiration

February 4, 2007
One of the ways I keep myself motivated and inspired is to watch motivating and inspiring movies.  I love movies like “The Secret“, “Conversations With God“, “What the Bleep do we know“, etc.  I feel happy to know that there is an organization that has made it easier than ever to get hours of inspiration into your life each month!  Now in over 60 countries in the world and growing at a rapid rate.  Find out how you can be a part of the 

Spiritual Cinema Circle


Click here for the details.