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Essential Oils for Digestion

How Can You Support Your Digestion with Essential Oils?

GingerEssential oils have been used for centuries with good reason. They have assisted people with issues ranging from digestion, detoxification, insomnia, anxiety, concentration, and much more. In this article we will discuss a few of the most beneficial essential oils for help with digestion.

First it is crucial to purchase quality, 100% pure grade, therapeutic essential oils, or results may not reach their optimum potential. They should never say “fragrance” or “perfume”. The quality products are extracted via low steam distillation from plants, roots, flowers, shrubs, herbs, grasses, and seeds.

What Essential Oils Aid in Digestion?

  • Peppermint   
  • Fennel
  • Ginger

These oils work to calm digestion by soothing the digestive tract, assisting muscles in spasm or tighten depending on the issue being constipation or diarrhea. Stimulating digestive enzymes and they calm the stomach muscles from stomach cramping. This is especially helpful during issues with bacteria or parasites.peppermint

A carrier oil is an oil that is added to the essential oils to calm them, so that they do not burn the skin. Carrier oils are usually fractionated coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Not all essential oils need carrier oils but the common “hot” oils are cassia, peppermint, birch, cinnamon, clove, ginger, eucalyptus, oregano, lemongrass, thyme, and wintergreen. They are considered “hot” oils and can burn the skin on contact, or be too intense for the digestive system without a carrier oil or encapsulation. In this case it is easiest to apply them externally with a carrier oil. Generally, one drop of essential oil to three drops of a carrier oil for adults, and children would be three times this dilution. Keep away from the eyes.

How are Digestive Supporting Oils Used?

Essential oils absorb into the bloodstream within 30 seconds and are in the circulation of the entire body within 30 minutes. They can be applied directly over the abdomen, at the base of the neck, on the bottom of the feet, over the forehead, or any needed area from one to three times per day. They can also be diffused aromatically in any room with the use of an essential oil diffuser.

There is a company that makes a quality essential oil blend of ginger, peppermint, lemongrass, juniper, fennel, vetiver and black pepper already in a grapeseed carrier oil. Blends can be more effective than a single oil alone. This blend is appropriately called “stomach relief” and it can be purchased at www.greenlotusoils.com. If you use the coupon code “SOLUTION” at checkout you will receive 10% off of your entire order. There are many other quality blends to choose from there, as well.

For a free pdf on, Essential Oils for Autism and ADHD, CLICK HERE. 

How Does Stress Manifest?

The Reason Why Stress May be Affecting Your Digestion

While everyone has some amount of stress what varies is how we cope with it. Overtime stress can lead to physical pain and discomfort. It can also be a contributor to inflammation problems in the gut. If this continues on an ongoing basis it may be affecting your digestion. While research has proven that stress does not cause IBD,  we now know that stress perception and a flare-up of IBD symptoms are intertwined. There is evidence which shows a mind/body connection. 

Maybe you are feeling stress due to your chronic pain or discomfort from digestive issues. We are slowly beginning to understand that IBD affects people psychologically even when their condition of IBD is not active. And we also know that people with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease have a higher risk of developing depression and other psychological problems than people in general. 

One way to help alleviate your stress and discomfort is to learn techniques that will help you make important changes. You have the power to redesign the blueprint that organizes your thoughts, feelings and actions for the rest of your life. The Stress Help Program can teach you how to refocus and reframe your thought patterns.

Stress Help Program

Chronic pain and discomfort leads to a build up of negative association patterns, which, once identified, may be modified permanently. You can learn techniques to break down negative thought patterns and replace them instead with supportive and positive ones.

Allow yourself to learn ways to help you make changes in your thought patterns permanently. This technique is called Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Results prove that NLP techniques are effective for creating fast and long-lasting change in your life. Many other systems are good at discovering problems but don’t give you tools.

We highly recommend our comprehensive, yet easy to follow, 8 week Stress Management Program that is offered on line – delivered conveniently in your inbox on a daily basis for 8 weeks. Its very simple and the techniques that we advocate influence both mind and body.

At Home Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

How do You Know if You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS or other Chronic Digestion Issues?

At home diagnostic testing can help you uncover the cause of poor digestion. If you have problems with bloating, constipation, stomach cramps and irregular bowel movements this is a red flag!

Your body is telling you that something is off with your digestion. We know that our digestion is the key to good health both physical and mental.

So, what should you do when you experience symptoms?

Do you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?Diagnostic testing should be the first step towards addressing what is at the root of your imbalance.

Just recently, a study led by Frederik-Jan van Schooten, PhD, found that a breath test had an 89.4% success rate in predicting IBS on a group of 170 subjects.

“Now we know which chemicals in breath have diagnostic information that we can use to develop noninvasive tools to follow the disease and to steer therapeutic interventions. The article said that testing can make a huge difference in the quality of life for those suffering with gastrointestinal disorders. 

Home Testing for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

At home tests are non-invasive and simple to use; most require urine, saliva or stool samples. A few do require you to have blood drawn and that should be done at a clinic. These tests are a great way to gain knowledge and empower yourself to treat the cause of what is out of balance.

Once you learn of your imbalances and make the necessary changes you can monitor your own progress to keep yourself in optimal health.

 

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Karen Thomas September 22, 2016