William Vandry- BJJ In My Eyes- April 2012- St. Jude’s Miracle OilTM

St. Jude’s Miracle Oil TM created for pain, tension, inflammation and injuries

I have been teaching for over 15 years. When I first began training in BJJ under my mentor Carlos Machado and his brothers, I developed a path of many different areas. Overcoming areas that ended up becoming problem solving practice. Developing new ideas in the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Learning via experience how to teach, develop newer ideas teaching BJJ, and more importantly leading a community that we have an obligation as instructors to do so.

We have in my opinion the best martial arts community in the world. I am sure each community feels the same way, but our community does more than simply train in class or has a dinner award. We train, search ideas, new techniques, and develop sweat, blood and tears to become better at your physical skills, your mental skills, psychological skills, and remember to lend your fellow student a hand. We all combine aid and support for each other whether someone just had a new baby, or a birthday, or was enduring a trying time in their life. We all support each other, each and every one of our schools in Texas and Arizona, and Afghanistan.

We develop community events such as pub meetings or annual Halloween events, as well as fundraising for needed causes. We also support fellow students in difficult times.

Overcoming setbacks are a challenge to everyone in life. Everyone. We do two different possibilities when challenged with a setback; 1) quit, 2) overcome.

Do we have a choice? Absolutely. We view life at times as bad luck or tough times, or ‘It’s not fair’.

I have had many students overcome injuries. Many have endured or struggled with them. I understand the process of recovery.

I remember a long time ago I had a very serious injury that halted everything in my life.

I remember overcoming this injury telling myself every day:

“Get up. Get up. Get your rear end up.”

And I did fortunately. And it took a lot of my faith to strengthen that.

Healing and recovery are ways to challenge setbacks. Self-motivation and assurance are an attribute as well. In the art of BJJ, and of all the students I have the pleasure to teach and mentor, I hear of an old injury or nagging injury or something that is debilitating to a student. These are not necessarily injuries from class. I have had two students injure their knee meniscus via yard work or something trivial.

These setbacks are common. Athletic injuries can be just as bad.

As an athlete my entire life, I understand setbacks, injuries and overcoming. Medical research is my primary vehicle to obtain information on the newest sciences of injuries, recovery, etc.

I wrote two past articles named “Treat yourself like a racehorse” part 1 and 2. Both articles discuss in depth illnesses that medical doctors such as Dr. Sherry Rogers MD discusses and points out relating nutrition and detoxification.

Television host and well-known MD, Dr. Oz made a statement on essential oils and in particular a few and their results:

•Smelling lavender oil can reduce the stress hormones in your blood. For help sleeping at night, put some on your pillow.
•Peppermint oil is one of the few essential oils that can be ingested. Mix with water to relieve indigestion and ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Essential oils and Inflammation (Frankincense on cartilage damage)
Boswellia frereana (frankincense) suppresses cytokine-induced matrix metalloproteinase expression and production of pro-inflammatory molecules in articular cartilage
Source: Connective Tissue Biology Laboratories, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. blain@cardiff.ac.uk

The aim of this study was to assess the anti-inflammatory efficacy of Boswellia frereana extracts in an in vitro model of cartilage degeneration and determine its potential as a therapy for treating osteoarthritis. This is the first report on the novel anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellia frereana in an in vitro model of cartilage degradation. We have demonstrated that B. frereana prevents collagen degradation, and inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory mediators and MMPs. Due to its efficacy we propose that B. frereana should be examined further as a potential therapeutic agent for treating inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis.
Essential oils are an interesting subject. What does this have to do with BJJ? A lot. We are athletes and martial artists. Injuries are daily at home, class or work.

Two students motivated my research to develop St. Jude’s Miracle oilTM. When we have pain, we also are irritated, anxious, aggitated among other emotions.

I had done research on essential oils in the past I forgot about, and I had a file of references and research. This file remained there until earlier last year (2011) I had one of my black belts endure a very terrible plantar fasciatis sprain to his ankle. I searched to find anti inflammatory products such as the RICE method, biofreeze, other products such as panaway, bentonite clay packs, etc.. Nothing really worked to make a difference at a relatively short time.

And a little after, our school Doctor who had endured a major hip replacement surgery due to a past car accident also had sustained a tremendous amount of pain which impedes rest, sleep, comfort and constant irritation.

I went back to research pain and inflammation. And many other things such as soothing, cooling feelings. Relaxation. Calming. Too many to name. I then stumbled on a file I had totally forgotten. My research on essential oils. I opened the file as if it were meant to be waiting for me from a divine source. I reviewed what I was looking at, and since I had tried other products, I thought: “William, why don’t you make your own, since there is not a specific one for athletes?”

I developed a combination of the 9 essential oils in my product that is now on the market called St. Jude’s Miracle OilTM.

I was compelled to develop this. I knew it could be helpful. When I developed the prototype oil, I began to try it on myself when I was recovering from weight training, cardio or Jiu-jitsu soreness after training. I noticed my recovery time, which is relatively fast due to my supplements and nutrition and proper rest, was enhanced with my experimental oil. I carried it with me every where I went, and at my academy when a student had asked if he or she wanted to try the oil. At this time we have had a 100% success at relieving.

This began to fascinate me. My chemist at the lab had finalized my exact combination, which of course is a trade secret protected by Trade secret law by the US Patent and Trademark office (so we will keep it that way! 😉

I began a facebook page on the St. Jude’s Miracle Oil. This product, which I have filed under the trademark and patent office, was named after St. Jude Thaddeus. For those who do not know who St. Jude is, or has a different religion or belief and are not aware of whom he was, he was and is the patron saint of lost causes. St. Jude was a cousin of Christ in the New Testament.

I felt this name was proper for this product. Now what does this product do? The blend of essential oils serves many purposes.

Before we start, here is my disclaimer on this product or anything discussed on this website:
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The Properties of Essential Oils

Pure Essential Oils Have Very High Frequency. Everything has frequency. In his book The Body Electric, Dr. Robert O. Becker establishes that the human body has an electrical frequency and that much about a person’s health can be determined by the person’s frequency.

In 1992, Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheney, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world. Tainio determined that the average frequency of the human body during the daytime is 62 to 68 MHz. (A healthy body frequency is (62 – 72 MHz.) When the frequency drops, the immune system is compromised.

Dr. Tainio states that f the frequency drops to 58 MHz, cold and flu symptoms appear. At 55 MHz, diseases like Candida take hold; at 52 MHz, Epstein-Barr and at 42 MHz, Cancer.

According to Dr. Royal R. Rife, every disease has a frequency. He found that certain frequencies can prevent the development of disease and that others would destroy disease. Substances with higher frequency will destroy diseases of lower frequency. The study of frequencies raises an important question about the frequencies of the substances we eat, breathe, and absorb. Many pollutants lower healthy frequency. Processed/canned food has a frequency of ZERO!! The frequency of fresh produce is only 15 MHz, dry herbs from 12 to 22 MHz and fresh herbs from 20 to 27 MHz. Essential Oils start at 52 MHz and go as high as 320 MHz.

Topical use of St. Jude’s Miracle Oil, and studies on essential oils:

According to researcher Dr. Jean Valnet, M.D., an essential oil that is directly applied to the skin can pass into the bloodstream and diffuse throughout the tissues in 20 minutes.

St. Jude’s miracle oil is applied topically, and usually takes effect within 3 minutes and in 20 minutes has the full effect. More recent studies have also documented the ability of essential oils to penetrate the stratum corneum (the upper layer of the skin) to reach the subdermal tissues and blood vessels beneath. (Huang et al., 1999; Ogiso et al., 1995.)

What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oil are the subtle, aromatic and volatile liquids extracted from the flowers, seeds, leaves, stems, bark and roots of herbs, bushes, shrubs, and trees, through distillation. According to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and Chinese manuscripts, priests and physicians were using essential oils thousands of years before Christ to heal the sick. They are the oldest form of remedies and cosmetics known to man and were considered more valuable than gold. There are 188 references to oils in the Bible. Science is only now beginning to investigate the incredible healing properties of essential oils.

St. Jude’s miracle oil has an anti-histaminic action, with its cooling, soothing and even anti-inflammatory action.

St. Jude’s miracle oil contains a special blend of 9 special essential oils.

Essential Oils

The following is an excerpt from Essential Oils Desk Reference Third Edition Compiled by Essential Science Publishing. (page 355):

Inflammation can be caused by a variety of conditions, including bacterial infection, poor diet, chemicals, hormonal imbalance, and physical injury.

Certain essential oils have been documented to be excellent for reducing inflammation. German chamomile contains azulene, a blue compound with highly anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint is also highly anti-inflammatory.

Other oils with anti-inflammatory properties include helichrysum, spruce, wintergreen, and clove.

Here are some amazing testimonies from our St. Jude’s Miracle oil face book page:

“So I twisted my ankle attempting to do some agility exercises….And my ankle instantly swelled up. Went home iced it + ibuprofen and decided to get x-rays. X-rays negative…..Started using St.Jude’s Miracle Oil and the pain relief was so significant i stop using ibuprofen. Been applying twice a day and staying off my foot and im having no pain at all…This is an extremely bad injury, Carter’s was worse i think. But im extremely impressed my pain level is at a 1 out of ten without any NSAIDS.”

Barely one week later, Matt had these results from applying the oil: “8 days later, St. Jude’s Miracle oil fixed my ankle”
–Matthew Brazile

“My daughter recently sent me St. Jude’s oil and I must say it worked very well on my headaches. I was in a horrific car accident on June 24th, which left me with five broken ribs, a punctured lung, headaches and hip pain. Once I received the oil, the real problem was the headaches. I have headaches only on one side of my head and once the pain starts, I rub some St. Jude’s oil into my neck and massage for a few minutes, which completely annihilates the headache. The smell of the oil is also awesome. I would highly recommend the oil for anyone with pain.”
–Veronica M.

If you are interested in ordering the St. Jude’s Miracle oil, stop by the academy or you can order online at the website www.stjudesmiracleoil.com

And now, back to the mat, a little less sore, and keep the inflammation down!

Professor William Vandry

15 thoughts on “William Vandry- BJJ In My Eyes- April 2012- St. Jude’s Miracle OilTM”

  1. St. Jude’s Miracle Oil is such a miracle to watch work on people’s injuries and pain. I’ve even used it when my neck has gotten tight after rolling and it relaxes the muscles and generally feels great. The best part is watching others use it for the first time and seeing their faces as the pain disappears.

  2. Great article Professor Vandry! It is clearly evident you did thorough research in hand crafting a product about which you are deeply passionate!

  3. St. Judes Miracle Oil continues to work for me, I use tiny drops on specific areas as needed – almost daily. I’m almost out; but the bottle has lasted for months!

  4. Wes, a few months back I did some squats with a more narrow stance on my legs (I usually do wider, sumo style squats), and I could feel my left knee was a little strained. A week or two went by, and I could still feel the localized strain inside the teardrop muscle in the leg. So I put oil on it, and whammo, next day it was gone. Nice…

  5. William Vandry

    You bet! Something new every day. I also have another expo coming in two weeks.

  6. William Vandry

    We had a woman when I was getting a hair cut yesterday ask me if it can help her arthritis. She also had back pain, and of course migraine. I had a bottle on me, and just gave her a few drops. Guess what? Two minutes gone. I can always tell when a person is feeling better. Usually their eyes open up, and this is an indication of migraine or headache no longer causing stress to make them squint their eyes. Ironically she asked to buy a bottle. Good thing my business was next door.

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