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When it comes to your wellbeing and longevity, ‘gut health’ is EVERYTHING!
This was a brilliant ancient wisdom that is thankfully coming back to today’s health-conscious world.
So besides a clean, plant-based diet that includes fermented foods, what else can you do to support a healthy gut?
Well, in this article I share with you 6 pure essential oils that do just that.
No. They’re not a substitute for a healthy, plant-based, wholefood rich diet, but they definitely should be a part of your regular self care routine.
First, a quick recap…
It was Hippocrates (the famous ancient Greek physician) who first recognised the importance of gut health by teaching and proclaiming that, ‘ALL dis-ease begins in the gut’.
But sadly today, most people (and their Doctors) fail to relate sickness and/or diseases to what’s happening internally inside the digestive tract.
It’s such a simple principle and yet it’s hardly spoken about in the medical world in favour of symptom-suppressing potions and drugs!
A journey, not a destination
Maintaining gut health is about embracing an ongoing lifestyle where you pay attention to your daily habits, rather than rely on a magic pill when you get sick.
If you simply wait for something to go wrong, you run the risk of causing any number of ailments and even serious diseases down the road within your body.
Signs that you have chaos occurring in your gut are symptoms like these:
- Digestive problems
- Brain fog
- Problems sleeping
- Skin conditions such as itching, rashes and nail fungus
All of these are typically caused by constant stress on the digestive tract as a result of eating too much meat, processed foods, refined sugar and alcohol.
So how can plant essential oils help?
Essential oils are highly concentrated, pure extracts from plants that are 50-70 times more potent than herbs.
They are a safe, natural, alternative to synthetic medicine and a powerful defence mechanism for your cells. In the gut they work by killing bad bacteria and healing and protecting the stomach wall, so I recommend that you incorporate one or two of these pure oils into your daily health routine:
1. Lemon Oil
Lemon oil is one of the most versatile and readily available essential oils. It is naturally fragrant, purifying and anti-bacterial, making it effective for soothing and restoring the digestive system.
2. Cardamom Oil
Cardamom is a soothing oil that originates from the seeds of spices related to the ginger family offers fantastic gastrointestinal protection as a result of its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties.In addition to its ability to prevent bacteria from growing it is also effective at preventing stomach ulcers.
3. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is a sweet strong-smelling oil that is a great all-rounder in terms of both respiratory and digestive health and wellness. In regards to gut health, it can assist with indigestion as well as stimulate digestion processes.
4. Clove Oil
Clove oil from the buds of the … plant is widely known for its oral health and hygiene properties and is a great remedy for toothache and bad breath.By the same token its powerful antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-parasitic characteristics are powerful for the gut as well, additionally its known to reduce intestinal tract inflammation, relieve stomach upsets and contains the compound ‘eugenol’ to fight yeast infections like candida!
5. Fennel Oil
With its strong liquorice flavour, Fennel is a potent root plant essential oil that is a wonder for maintaining and supporting optimal gut health. Full of antioxidants and antimicrobial agents it also prevents spasms, relieves gas and constipation and treats digestive issues like IBS. As an added bonus, it can also boost your metabolism and assist with losing weight!
6. Oregano Oil
Oregano oil from this popular cooking herb is also one of the most powerful in terms of killing off any unwanted bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites that may be living in your gut!
It’s especially effective in times of digestive stress when you really need to get your digestion back to a normal healthy level of homeostasis.
A Blend of the Best
If you’re looking for a kind of ‘all-in-one’ blend that contains a combination of the best essential oils for supporting gut health, the dōTERRA DigestZen Digestive Blend is a an ideal product, or simply experiment with one or a few of the oils from my top 6 list.
How do you take essential oils internally?
If you are going to use any of the essential oils listed above to support your gut health, it’s essential that you ONLY ingest food-grade pure essential oils that have been produced using natural methods without chemicals or additives.
We use and recommend dōTERRA because of the purity, potency and efficacy associated with these oils.
The oils are each harvested in their own natural habitat and extracted using a distillation process to produce a finished product that is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade – which basically means the highest quality essential oils available and verified safe for all ages and uses.
Always remember that with essential oils a little goes a long way.
When ingesting, use only a drop or two and dilute with a cup of water and/or a teaspoon of raw honey (which is also great for promoting healthy bacteria in the gut). For milder oils like Lemon Oil, you can place a drop underneath your tongue and swallow for quick access to your blood stream.
Whatever you do, be sure to make pure essential oils a part of your everyday self care, not only for a healthy gut but also for your overall wellbeing and as protection for your long term health.
In the years that I’ve monitored the results of the “Cancer industry” – a crusade that I began after witnessing dozens of unnecessary deaths from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – I have been shocked by the unnecessary over use of weapons of mass destruction. The problem with “Cancer” is that if they were to actually ever really solve the mystery, they’d solve the billions of dollars that this industry generates each year (i.e. millions of Doctors worldwide would need to retrain and ‘the business’ of Cancer would go bankrupt). And despite the immense money raised through countless charities each year and spent on so called research to find a cure, it’s never going to happen.I don’t mean to sound harsh, but through all my years of observational experience, personal research and in having being sent countless people who’ve been told to go home and get their affairs in order because they have incurable cancer, I’ve developed the firm belief that this industry is one of most ruthless and dangerous industries that has ever been deployed on the masses.The war on Cancer is a myth. It’s not a war we should even be fighting.And if people would only dig in and do a little homework for themselves, they’d realise that there are certain serious questions that need to be asked of any ‘Cancer’ Doctor to be clear on the possible outcome, before undergoing any treatment.
So here are some of those BIG QUESTIONS:
Doctor, if I undergo this treatment will it actually cure my cancer or am I likely to require further treatment down the road?
Doctor, what are my chances of survival if I undergo this treatment?
Doctor, is the treatment you’re proposing one that you’d be comfortable prescribing to any family member of yours that had the same condition?
Doctor, is there any non-invasive alternative at all to the treatment that you’re proposing?
Doctor, what are the known side-effects I can expect should I proceed with this treatment?
Doctor, have you ever seen this treatment fail? If so, in what percentage of cases and are these cases documented?
Doctor, how much is your office going to make from administering the treatment that you’re proposing that I have?
Doctor, can you provide me with the names and contact details of any other patients of yours who’ve undergone similar treatment so that I can feel comfortable about proceeding with it.
These are completely reasonable questions that no one seems to ask because they place complete trust in their Doctor, because he/she is “an expert”.What we have is a system of “allopathic reductionism”. What this means is that Cancer industry success is based on a 5 year survival rate. In other words, if the cancer treatment i.e. the management of the disease, helps you to survive another 5 years, then the treatment was a success. It’s crazy stuff!What if we walked away from “the war” altogether and started embracing “principles of health” instead, so that we can actually address what leads to Cancer in the first place?
To this day we have cultures – without a single medical degree amongst them – who have no trace of cancer in their communities. But why is this being completely ignored?Why is it that the work of such thoughtful practitioners like Sir Robert McCarrison, Dr Weston Price, Dr Robert Mendelsohn were a total embarrassment to medical science? Go read up on what they’ve said about Cancer and Disease and ask yourself if their perspective makes sense.There is an old proverb: Fools ask questions wise men cannot answer. In the meantime, “fools” keep disobeying their medical masters by embracing ‘alternative’ treatments for cancer and those pesky testimonials keep coming in that are being hidden from broad public view.I honestly believe that many within the medical industry really do want to help people.
Most truly believe that they are doing the best that can be done to treat cancer and other diseases. The problem is that ‘the system’ they’re a part of has evolved into an industry that is doing more harm than good. And the tragedy is that most people will not do themselves the service of asking the tough questions of their Doctor before going in for these treatments. They simply hand themselves over and blindly accept whatever the medical world throws at them because they trust it completely – all the while, there are no cures, no one is addressing the ’cause’ and the Cancer industry continues to grow. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time we stopped ‘fighting this war’ and that we began to simply walk away and embrace a more common-sense path of achieving divine health and longevity.
Wouldn’t this make more sense?
This debate we believe will be one that will always be divided between those that want to believe that vaccines are safe and should be given to all children and those that believe vaccines do nothing except, contain poisonous chemicals and have created so many side effects for adults and children that the evidence is more overwhelming than not as to why it would be better for you to find Healthier Options. Personally, it is my opinion, that this should be a decision left to the parents of each child and NOT to have that right taken away from them by governments and big pharmaceutical companies that seem to be the only ones that prosper in this debate. I for one became very sick after have injections before going away to travel many years ago and ended up with severe adult whooping cough which has taken me years to recover from. It took it’s toll on my health and my business at the time. Never again will I inject any vaccines into my body. I also personally believe that by eating the right foods and quantities of food, getting air, water, rest, exercise and maintaining a positive and healthy mind and body will go a long long way to ensuring my body and mind stays in optimal health and therefore it should never need the aid of injections or pills to cure any ailments. That is just my opinion! It’s not about me anyway, so I continue…
Sadly though, the debate goes on and some still do not want to even look at any form of evidence or material out there which might lead to the fact that vaccines are NOT safe to put into anybody’s body. Adults, childrens or animals.
We’ve found some interesting video’s you might want to take some time to listen to and do your own research. Make up your own mind as to what you believe is the Healthier Option for you. All I will say is, please investigate the side effects of all ingredients in those vaccines and even medicines before you do anything further. DO NOT take for gospel what a doctor tells you – they’re never going to tell you they’re bad for you – they sign an oath – they will not go against that oath and the BIG pharmaceutical companies will always prosper. Always do lots of research. I personally have been following the teaching and educating myself from the likes of Tyler and Don Tolman.
Reality Check: CDC Scientist Admits Data of Vaccines and Autism Was Trashed
Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation, Eugenics, Agenda 21 New World Order
100% Proof Vaccines Cause Autism (PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO)
This is the Best Explanation of the Vaccine/Autism Connection I’ve Ever Heard!
and there are plenty plenty more out there…..
Some of you may have heard that you must cover up with sunscreen to protect your skin from the awful rays of the sun. Especially here in Australia, we have the saying “Slip, Slop, Slap” and for many years growing up as kids we would play in the sun and at the beach and not give a care in the world.
Sadly, though it’s the pharmaceutical companies that are causing more skin cancer than ever before due to the chemicals that they put into the sunscreens. You then put them on your skin and go and bake in the sun. When the sun and the chemicals react, this is when you can cause the most damage to your skin. It’s not the sun! It’s the chemicals inside the sunscreens that does it.
Have you bothered to even look up what each of the ingredients does and the side effects it has – probably not.
Now I know I might upset some of my friends here because they’ve gone through the horrible process of having melanomas removed however I urge anyone who is taking the time to read this, to think twice, be open to finding out further what is really true and make healthier choices for you and your body before deciding to use chemicals, surgery, pills & lotions just because you want to believe that what your doctor is telling you to be the truth. Many years ago I would have done the same however I am learning from some of the most amazing people on this planet and have started changing what I eat and how I do things in life and I have noticed a difference to my health already. Although I love the summer months rather than the winter months, I’ve never been a fan of spending hours and hours in the hot Aussie sun anyway nor spending hours baking myself at the beach – in fact I tend to steer clear of the beaches altogether. You might be thinking how sad, especially if your a beach going fan however it doesn’t bother me, its just not one of my interests. I have lots of other things that excite me more. Enough about me though!
Now I’m not saying for one minute that you should go out into the hot Australia sun for the whole day and bake yourself – that would be just plain silly and irresponsible however getting out in the sun for short periods of time is good for you. If you want to put anything on your skin then put on coconut oil instead or check out another option here Click here to go to Miessence’s website
Check out this quick video with Don Tolman – the man who is said to be the wholefoods medicine man, who has travelled the world, studied and learnt that our bodies can and do heal themselves. If we look after it, give it air, water, sunshine, walking, wholefoods, non-toxic relationship and loads of passion in our life. These are the 7 principals that he lives by.
For more really good information from this very wise and knowledgable man please check out his website
Click here to go to Don Tolman International website
More videos for you to check out
Sunscreen Causes Skin Cancer
The Sun Doesn’t Cause Skin Cancer, But Sunscreen Does!
Sunscreen Causes, Not Prevents Skin Cancer
Recently we’ve been looking for Healthier Options for toothpaste and came across this brand from Red Seal called Natural SLS Free. They even seem to have a GREAT tag line “Live your Best Life” Love your work Red Seal.
- Mild, minty toothpaste with liquorice sweetness for the whole family.
- A natural and refreshing way to clean your teeth, Natural Herbal & Mineral Toothpaste combines 12 herbs and minerals to provide an effective and unique toothpaste.
- Especially popular with children because of its mild, fresh taste.
- No added fluoride. There is conflicting evidence on the benefits of fluoride. Excess fluoride may cause chalky white patches on the teeth giving a mottled appearance. Red Seal provides you with a range of non-fluoridated toothpastes to meet your specific needs.
- No sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). Some people find SLS can increase problems with mouth ulcers and gum sensitivity.
- No artificial sweeteners.
- Low foaming.
- Contains natural herb extracts and oils.
- Fights plaque and decay.
- Helps protect gums.
- Mild minty taste.
- Natural antibacterial action.
- Suitable for the whole family.
- Paraben free.
- Colour free.
- No tricoslan, peroxide, potassium nitrates, or strontium chloride.
- Calcium carbonate: Mild abrasive and polisher
- Purified water.
- Glycerin: Vegetable-based sweetener and moistener.
- Sorbitol: Sweetener and moistener.
- Lauryl glucoside.
- Silica: Mild abrasive and thickener.
- Cellulose gum: Gumming agent sourced from plant fibre.
- Magnesium aluminium silicate: Mineral-based thickener.
- Stevia rebaudiana extract: Natural herbal sweetener.
- Eucalyptus oil.
- Herbal mint flavour.
- Peppermint oil.
- Liquorice extract.
- Zinc oxide: Healing action on gums.
- Aniseed oil.
- Totarol: Antibacterial action.
- Pack size: 110 grams.Please check out their website for more options and more products
This article is courtesy of Real Farmacy. It’s important so we just had to share it with all those nail polish loving people out there… Click here to take you to Real Farmacy’s website
“Even the most health-conscious people can fail to consider how nail polish is affecting their bodies. But a recent study found that many of the most popular nail polish brands in America are much more harmful than they would seem.
What the Research Shows
Researchers recently tested for signs of chemical toxins in 24 women participating in their study. They found evidence of toxins in the bodies of every single woman. What was the source of these chemicals? Nail polish. The results showed that 100% of the participants showed signs of triphenyl phosphate only 10 hours after applying nail polish. This type of conclusive result is remarkable, and it’s also alarming.
In a follow up study, the same researchers tested 10 different nail polishes for triphenyl phosphate, and discovered the chemical in 8. Two of those polishes that tested positively for the chemical did not disclose it on their product label. This could mean that up to 20% of nail polishes sold in our country contain a dangerous chemical that isn’t listed as an ingredient.
What is Triphenyl Phosphate?
One of the biggest concerns about triphenyl phosphate (or TPHP) is that it is known to disrupt humans’ endocrine system, which controls all our hormones. Head researcher, Dr. Heather Stapleton, voiced her concerns, saying, “There is growing evidence suggesting that TPHP may affect hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction and development”.
This is particularly harmful for the young girls who use nail polish regularly, since healthy hormonal development is an essential part of their growth. Nevertheless, TPHP poses a serious health risk to anyone exposed to it. It’s also known for being:
-Neurotoxin (developmental effects)
Other Health Threats
-Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is a well known carcinogen that can dissolve in water and in air (you know that strong nail polish smell?). Exposure to this chemical can also produce symptoms like a scratchy throat, asthma, and difficulty breathing. Those with chronic diseases are especially susceptible to poisoning from formaldehyde.
-Toluene. This chemical is known to impede development in children (and some scientists found traces of it in breast milk!). Additionally, it can be irritating to the skin upon exposure.
-Dibutyl Phthalate. Some nail polish brands swap this phthalate for TPHP, but it’s no better for your health. In fact, it poses similar health risks such as hormonal disruption and reproductive system toxins.
Natural Nail Polish Alternatives
Luckily, there are some companies who decided to respond to the discoveries of dangerous nail polish ingredients. There are a handful of awesome, natural alternatives that don’t contain the same risks of allergies, cancer, and hormone disruption. Here are some of our favorite options that offer a great selection at great prices!
1. Honeybee Gardens carries a line of natural nail polish in a wide variety of colors. These are actually water-based (so they remove effortlessly with your standard rubbing alcohol) and contain absolutely no traces of dangerous chemicals or carcinogens.
2. Acquarella has a selection of over 50+ nail polish colors. These are all water-based, and don’t contain any formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, mercury, or wheat products.
3. SpaRitual is a toxin-free brand of nail polish that is also totally vegan!
4. Peacekeeper Cause-Metics also has a few bright nail polishes that are infused with argan oil, as well as being toxin-free. This one’s a great way to make a classic color keep your nails moisturized.
Your mani-pedi should be a fun way to express yourself, and not a threat to your health, or the health of your growing children. But it’s easy to make the switch to health-conscious nail polish without compromising your wallet OR your sense of style!
Thanks Real Farmacy!
This article is courtesy of Real Farmcy. It’s important so we just had to share it with all those nail polish loving people out there… Click here to take you to Real Farmacy’s website