How are you on this lovely Saturday?
It has been a quiet day at my house today! I have made stock, experimented with some chocolate making – I am planning on spiking it with oils of course, and have had oils diffusing all weekend, as someone in my house hold has a head cold.
Also, I am currently obsessed with American Ninja Warrior and feel super inspired by the men and women who attempt that course! They are phenomenally fit, but also so supportive of each other! I just love that!
This VIDEO is amazing!!! I love sitting and watching them on you tube! I may be crazy, but its fun!
Today I am talking to you all about Digest-Zen and gut health!
DigestZen is doTERRAs Digestive Blend and one of the oils that has an anecdotal history of almost miraculous results!
This oil, almost more than any other, is what has people having their eyes opened to the power of essential oils.
Its ability to calm the tummy, soothe bloating and indigestion, and support digestion is really beautiful and one that I would love for you to try.
The oil is a blend of Ginger, Fennel, and Coriander to help ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while Peppermint, Tarragon, Anise, and Caraway aid with digestion and help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
It has quite a ‘licorice-y’ smell. Some people think it smells like Sam Buca! 🙂
Personally, I have a sensitive stomach and a gluten allergy, and when I eat something that does not agree with me so well or I eat a bit gluten accidentally, this oil has been a miracle for me. You can take it internally in glass of water or a cup of tea, or you can add a drop under your tongue. But I just roll it on to my tummy with some coconut oil and await for the calming effect to happen. My pain usually goes away and my bloating goes down. Any fire that I was feeling also is soothed. Thats what I mean about the miracles!
There is significant study on the effectiveness of both ginger and peppermint oils. Ginger in particular, which has been used for centuries to support nausea and vomiting, has now been studied within environments to support its effectiveness.
In THIS study, they have used ginger oil in the Recovery Room of a hospital, to decrease the level of post op nausea and vomiting within their patients, with great results!
THIS article, which is a literature review of Ginger oil, also supports the notion that ginger is excellent for nausea (as evidenced by all those ginger motion sickness tablets) and it is also an anti-inflammatory!
Aside from using essential oils to support your tummy health, I really need to share about the diet and lifestyle changes which can support your tummy.
I believe that if something in your tummy is not right, then that is a message from your body, telling you that something has to change.
Whether it be you have a food allergy, leaky gut, a candida or bacterial overgrowth or maybe even a parasite, getting to the bottom of your gut problems will most likely change your health game AND your life.
Gut health and the gut microbiome are now HUGE in the functional medicine world and are the new edge of science.
You may have seen the huge rise in fermented foods – Kefir, Saurkraut, kimchi and Kombucha – these are all functional foods adding wonderful bacteria back into your tummy. Just like taking a probiotic – just WAY more delicious!
Adding incredible gut healing foods like bone broth, collagen and good fats, WHILE removing those things which are poking holes in your gut lining – like sugar, alcohol, anti-biotics and for some people grains and gluten, will have you feeling like a new woman/man. Maybe even like Wonder Woman!!
Image from HERE.
If you would love to explore the world of gut health a little more, this little ebook from Chris Kresser is excellent and one I would recommend. You can download it HERE.
THIS article from my fabulous mentor Alice Nicholls is also awesome. Alice talks about supporting heart burn with essential oils and functional foods – not drugs – and I hope you love it!
And so it is, that DigestZen remains one of doTERRAs top oils and one of my favourites.
It is also in the Home Essentials Kit! The kit which contains 10 of the best oils for you and your home. Please see more info on that below!
In honour of this weeks oil, I have a lovely GIVE-AWAY for you!
If you place a 100pv order in the month of August, I am giving you the chance to win a beautiful 5ml bottle of DigestZen for FREE! Yes lovely, for FREE!
If you would love to get some oils in to your life, and feel August is a great month for you, I would love to hear from you OR follow the instructions below to purchase!
And before I forget, my lovely friend Tina Hussey and I, will be hosting a Womens Wellness Workshop, on Saturday 26th August, in Hobart. All the details are below.
If you would LOVE to register, please click HERE to be taking to the registration link.
We will be chatting all things womens health, oils and detoxing your home! I think you will love it!
Be well and take care,