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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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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