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Vomiting Without Warning

Author: Stacy M.
Date: 12-11-2011
Views: 8,022
Word Count: 594
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 6628-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I was home from church today with sick kiddos. Well, at least it started out that way. Everyone seems to be better now. Since the virus attacked our church, five McDonald children have managed to get hit, and I felt a few waves of nausea today myself.

My daughter, Melissa woke up sick this morning and almost lost it in the shower. However, quick-thinking girl that she is, she ran down and asked me for a few drops of DiGize in a capsule. She took that and settled down in the living room to listen to a sermon and rest. I went ahead and took one too for good measure. Here is Melissa's experience in her own words:

"This morning, as I turned off my alarm clock and rolled out of bed, I felt a wave of nausea coming on. I thought perhaps I was just really hungry, so I thought no more of it. But, when I got into the shower, the nausea started to build. So, I got out of the shower and sat down to relieve my somewhat weak legs. I felt like I might collapse.

"Finally, as I made my way to my room, my breathing quickened, and I felt hot and clammy all over. I sat down for a few more moments, and then went downstairs to try and eat something. But the nausea just got worse, and food sounded sickening...not only food, but coffee too! I love my coffee, so that was a big deal for me!

"I quickly went over to my mom's room, asked for the DiGize and a gelcap. I placed three drops of the oil blend into the capsule and took that along with rubbing some on my stomach. I laid on the couch for a few minutes and it seemed as though the nausea was taking a turn for the better! My mom also started to diffuse Thieves. I have felt pretty good most of the day, and it is now 4:23 and I feel almost completely normal! =) I'm praising God for the gift of oils!"

My 13 yo daughter, Abigail, gave us no warning. She began vomiting suddenly yesterday evening right before we were to leave for a caroling party. I'll spare you the details.

Needless to say, she (and I) stayed home. I didn't give her any oils, since she was already vomiting. Mostly because I remember my years of morning sickness (yes, years, cumulatively). We're to treat others the way we want to be treated, and I know I would not have appreciated anyone giving me a capsule to swallow in the middle of hugging the toilet.

Plus, my Dr. Mom motto has always been "nothing on the stomach for at least an hour after vomiting." And since she never made it that long (while awake), I just didn't bother. Probably not the best call, but that was my logic. However, she came down this morning asking for oils (smart kid). So, I rubbed some oils on her tummy and also started the diffuser. A few minutes later she told me she was "starving."

The other children who had it earlier in the week also began the "sudden vomiting with no warning" routine, so they didn't get the DiGize either. I did, however, put a drop of Peppermint in the toilet in between "episode." I figured if I had to have my face in the toilet, I'd rather smell Peppermint than anything else.

I think the rest of us will take the DiGize preventatively until we're sure this nasty virus is gone from our midst.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: virus — "The presence of beta-caryophyllene in many essential oils might contribute strongly to their antiviral ability. These results indicate that phenylpropanoids and sesquiterpenes present in essential oils contribute to their antiviral activity against HSV [herpes simplex virus]."Link
2.Associated topics: virus — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
3.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
4.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
5.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "[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: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "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
7.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "In the present study, we have evaluated the gastroprotective activity of turmeric essential oil (TEO) and ginger essential oil (GEO) in rats.... Histopathological examination showed that ethanol-induced lesions such as necrosis, erosion, and hemorrhage of the stomach wall were significantly reduced after oral administration of essential oils.... Results suggest that TEO and GEO could reduce the gastric ulcer in rat stomach as seen from the ulcer index and histopathology of the stomach. Moreover, oxidative stress produced by ethanol was found to be significantly reduced by TEO and GEO."Link
8.Associated topics: upset-stomach-/-tummy — "In traditional folk medicine, tarragon [Artemisia dracunculus L. (Asteraceae)] has been used for treatment of pain and gastrointestinal disturbances.... This study reported the peripheral and central antinociceptive activity of the EOAD [essential oil of A. dracunculus] and rationalized the traditional use of the plant in the treatment of different painful conditions."Link

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