Monday, April 16, 2012

Diverticulitis

Oils, blends & products recommended:

Oils & Blends: clove, DigestZen, frankincense, ginger, lemon, peppermint, rosemary, Zendocrine
Essential oils based products: GX Assist, Life Long Wellness, PB Assist, Zendocrine Detoxification Complex

Also consider:

Suggested protocols:
Protocol 1:The GX Assist and Zendocrine cleansing products both provide immediate help and long term support for this condition. This protocol has been suggested:
Follow a 3 month protocol:
· First month:
· Use the GX Assist as directed on the product (3 caplets per day for 10 days) with meals. NOTE: This may be too strong for some (skin reactions or other discomforts as the body detoxifies. If so reduce to 1 caplet per day for 10 days.
· Follow this with PB Assist to rebuild probiotics.
· Rest for the remaining 30 days.
· Second month:
· Use the GX Assist and PB Assist as described above (if it was necessary to reduce to 1 caplet per day try increasing to 2 or 3 if possible)
· Rest for the remaining 30 days from the GX Assist
· Add the Zendocrine cleanse products for the full 30 days. Take the Zendocrine Detoxification Complex caplet once per day. Add 5 drops of the Zendocrine blend to a capsule and take once per day.
· Third month:
· Repeat the second month procedures.
Protocol 2: Ginger, peppermint and the blend DigestZen are all helpful to sooth the digestive tract and have the antibiotic properties to help with the bacterial infection. Typically taking 2 to 4 drops twice a day in a capsule is sufficient. The oils can help to bring comfort from immediate pain and to reduce the infection, beyond this, for long term help an emphasis should be placed on proper diet and supplements:
· Fiber in the diet is highly recommended
· Life Long Wellness supplements will give a proper balance of nutrients
· Supplemental probiotics will strengthen the digestive and immune systems

Experiences and Testimonials of others

Skipper - My co-worker was diagnosed with diverticulitis, and I didn't know if that would be treated the same as other digestive track problems? Thanks for any suggestions!!
Raymundoss - I’m not a Doctor and I don't know anything about the oils but I thought I could tell you about diverticulitis. Then someone could match that to the oils.
A diverticula is like a hernia in the colon wall. Though most people will have them, the pain comes from either simple inflammation or when bacteria get trapped in the little “pouch” causing infection. I’ve watch people writhe in pain from it and know it can get pretty ugly.
Most doctors recommend a HIGH FIBER diet, and exercise. The fiber adds substance to stool and helps scrape the colon walls of leftovers this in turn helps the bowels work more efficiently. They also recommend Tylenol and heat for the discomfort. It also depends on if an infection has set in which may require antibiotics. Most diverticula will subside on their own if you give the colon a chance to rest and heal.
Like I said, I don’t know much about the oils but I do know that they will be able help with the pain and even the inflammation. Above all else give the bowel a rest. Good natural fiber.
Pat - The DigestZen will help a lot as will drinking lots of water with lemon.
Rob - I would try capsules with 4 drops frankincense, 4 drops DigestZen, twice per day to address the infection and resulting inflammation. The Life Long Wellness supplements along with probiotics will give long term support.
Skipper - I did start her on DigestZen and lemon water. She also stopped taking so much Ibuprophen (which is hard on your kidneys and liver), and the pain is actually subsiding rather quickly.
Daniel - The essential fatty acids present in evening primrose oil, and flaxseed oil (ingredients in DoTERRA's EOMEGA supplement) will help reduce inflammation and ease the passage of stools by providing lubrication.
Probiotic supplements are essential for a healthy intestinal tract, especially if you must take antibiotics. (see DoTERRA's probiotic)
If your diet does not provide sufficient fiber, take psyllium powder or oat bran. When adding a fiber supplement to you diet, begin slowly and gradually increase to the desired amount. Take the fiber supplement with a full 8-ounce glass of spring water, and at least one hour away from food, other supplements, and any medications.
To reduce inflammation and help heal the mucous membranes of the colon, take an antioxidant formula that contains therapeutic doasge units of vitamin E daily (Microplex VM and AlphaCRS).

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