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Doctor Said Digestive Issues Were Caused By Stress


Author: Laura L M.
Skill: Social Worker
Date: 06-24-2015
Views: 2,759
Word Count: 294
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10712-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I started having digestive issues when I was going through a very stressful time in my life. I saw a specialist, who performed many tests in an effort to determine what was causing my symptoms. It turned out to be just stress.

She recommended diet and lifestyle modifications and started me on several medications. I had limited results with these. After I received my Premium Starter Kit and was using essential oils for other issues, I decided to see if they could help my digestive system too.

I did some research and decided to order the DiGize essential oil blend. I first used it topically on my abdomen. I diluted it with olive oil, and I felt that it helped. I told my doctor about it, and she was on board with the essential oil use.

I later decided to try taking DiGize internally. The label says that this is safe with a dilution of 4 drops of olive oil or V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex per drop of DiGize. So I started with taking one drop of DiGize with 4 drops of carrier oil in a capsule every evening. DiGize does not smell good, but I do not taste it when I take it in a capsule.

After about a month I added a drop of Peppermint essential oil to the capsule with DiGize in it and started taking this twice per day. To save time, I started putting together a week's worth of capsules at a time and freezing them. I am careful not to get any oil on the outside of the capsules.

I noticed good results within the first few weeks of using these essential oils internally. I am very happy with the way the DiGize and Peppermint essential oils support my digestive system.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,stomachache,indigestion — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
2.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,stomachache,gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD),acid-reflux,indigestion — "Gastroprotective effects of Lemon essential oil: In ethanol model, CL (citrus lemon) and LIM (limonene) [component of Lemon] demonstrated 100% of gastroprotection.... In the indomethacin model, CL and LIM offered effective gastroprotection...."Link
3.Associated topics: gastrointestinal — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
4.Associated topics: irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),indigestion — "Lavender, mint [peppermint], orange, rose, chamomile, rosemary, and sage were used.... Depression levels in the touch-music-aroma therapy group... showed a larger decrease than in the... control groups [that did not include aromatherapy].... [FMS] symptoms such as restless sleep, headache, morning fatigue, exhaustion, feeling like crying, and bowel complaints were also significantly reduced."Link
5.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,stomachache — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link
6.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),indigestion — "Peppermint oil is harmless and acts locally to inhibit GI [gastrointestinal] smooth muscle contraction.... Peppermint oil solution administered intraluminally can be used as an antispasmodic agent with superior efficacy and fewer side effects than hyoscine-N-butylbromide...."Link
7.Associated topics: gastrointestinal,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS),indigestion — "A 4 weeks treatment with peppermint oil improves abdominal symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.... The symptoms evaluated were: abdominal bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, pain at defecation, passage of gas or mucus, and urgency at defecation."Link
8.Associated topics: indigestion — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link

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