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IBS & GERD Caused By Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome


Author: Debbie W.
Date: 04-16-2014
Views: 6,377
Word Count: 175
Questions Received: 4
Testimonial ID: 9584-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which is a hereditary disease caused by a defective gene that produces collagen. Collagen is in all connective tissue including the lining of the intestinal tract.

I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which causes me to have severe abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and gas. I also have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which causes heartburn, stomach acid rising, vomiting, and burning in my throat.

I was using Tums, Prevacid 24HR, Imodium, Lomotil, Dulcolax, Colace, cascara sagrada, and Pepto Bismol, depending on which extreme my body was experiencing.

Since learning about Young Living essential oils, I have stopped taking them all. My body no longer goes from one extreme to another. It has stabilized in the middle. What a relief! All that vacillating back and forth was hard on me and my body.

I use the DiGize and EndoGize oil blends, Sulfurzyme, Fennel, and Peppermint orally and daily. I rub Fennel on if I am experiencing symptoms. It is amazing to me to have all these healthier alternatives that work better than the chemicals.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD) — "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
2.Associated topics: colon,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS) — "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
3.Associated topics: colon — "[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
4.Associated topics: colon,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS) — "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: colon,irritable-bowel-syndrome-(IBS) — "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
6.Associated topics: gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD) — "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: gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-(GERD),colon — "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
8.Associated topics: colon — "Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antimicrobial, antioxidant, carminative [flatulence] and immunomodulatory properties of caraway suggest that it might exert beneficial effects on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).... CHE and CEO [caraway essential oil] at all doses tested were effective in reducing colon tissue lesions and colitis indices and the efficacy was nearly the same when different doses of plant fractions were administered p.o. or i.p..... These data suggest that caraway fractions are both effective and possess anti-colitic activity irrespective of the dose and route of administration."Link

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