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Lifelong Digestion Problems Led To Acne


Author: Megan D.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 08-19-2011
Views: 4,653
Word Count: 442
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6234-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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In February I posted a testimonial, that at the time was accurate, but it wasn't until later that I realized I was missing something.

Once I stopped treatment, my acne started to return leaving me very discouraged, but I knew I was missing something important, but it wasn't until a couple months later when a friend came to me concerned for her own well being that I figured it out.

My friend was dealing with chronic fatigue, so I began doing research to understand the underlying issue so I could point her in the right direction. In my research I found a you tube video where a man discussed the effects of "mono" on the body, although this was relevant to her I quickly realized it was relevant to me. I learned that when you are faced with "mono" your digestion shuts down. Looking back through my life it was obvious I had weak digestion.

Since I was young I would randomly vomit after eating something that I normally could tolerate, at one point when I was in my early teens I was sick and unable to keep food down for nearly a month.

When my parents took me to the doctor all he did was prescribe me antibiotics. Fortunately I was a stubborn kid who refused to take medicine, then in my later teens I caught "mono" again (mind you I never had acne growing up). Then not long after that I moved away for school, while I was gone I gained 20 lb which was devastating, considering I had never weighed more than 110 lb. So I came home and the weight came off in just a couple of months.

A couple years later I got "mono" again...are you seeing now the trend, when I realized this, all I could say to my self is "Why didn't I notice this before". So I turned to the essential oils reference book for help on rebuilding my digestion.

I have been for the last couple of months working on my digestion with encouraging results. My face is looking better and better. I have been taking two Life 5 probiotics before bed each night, Essentialzymes before each meal and for the first month or so I was taking full capsules 2 times a day of Oregano essential oil.

This is helping to jump start the balancing process. I am very pleased to say that this not only is helping with the acne, but it is also helping me to feel good. My body is digesting food properly for the first time in a very long time, and I have more energy as a result of it.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: stomach,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: stomach,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: 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
4.Associated topics: 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
5.Associated topics: acne — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
6.Associated topics: 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
7.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
8.Associated topics: stomach,indigestion — "D-limonene is one of the most common terpenes in nature. It is a major constituent in several citrus oils.... Being a solvent of cholesterol, d-limonene has been used clinically to dissolve cholesterol-containing gallstones. Because of its gastric acid neutralizing effect and its support of normal peristalsis, it has also been used for relief of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). D-limonene has well-established chemopreventive activity against many types of cancer. Evidence from a phase I clinical trial demonstrated a partial response in a patient with breast cancer and stable disease for more than six months in three patients with colorectal cancer."Link

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