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Overindulging During the Holidays? Essential Oils to the Rescue!

We are all guilty for eating more than we should, sometimes no matter how disciplined we are! Then we may spend the next few hours or days (depending on how "bad") trying to find the right remedy to make it all go away. And with gastroparesis, this feeling is quite familiar.

What happens next? We begin searching anything over the counter to take and relieve our misery. The problem with this? Sometimes taking something we think is harmless has consequences later on in life or may only be a band-aid of sorts to temporarily fix it.

For example, studies have shown that antacids containing aluminum can contribute to phosphate deficiency. When there is not enough phosphate in the blood, the body may then take it from the bones resulting in bone loss. Aluminum alone has been shown to cause impaired mental function and can also be related to neurological disorders.

In addition, antacids may cause bone pain, muscle weakness, cramping and bowel issues, kidney stones, and a possible malabsorption of minerals in the body.

Luckily, essential oils are the safest alternative to your tummy woes. There are many oils that will help with the ill effects of overeating!

Rosemary High Quality Essential Oil has historically shown to help with belching, upset stomach, bloating, heartburn, and stomach cramps. You may try applying three drops of rosemary to the bottoms of your feet.

Peppermint High Quality Essential Oil has also been shown in studies to help with and upset stomach. Inhaling is a quick option to soothe your stomach. You may also add one drop of peppermint essential oil to your tea or apply one drop to three drops of coconut oil to your feet.

+ Peppermint and caraway oils have been clinically shown to soothe the bowel, improve elimination, and ease digestive discomfort and nausea.* + Lemon oil is a traditional remedy that stimulates cleansing and reduces acidity.* + Ginger, fennel, and anise oils may be used to stimulate digestion, reduce nausea, gas, and bloating.*

You may try applying to the bottoms of your feet, 4-5 drops. You may try every half hour until the desired effect has occurred.

Blends we carry that are helpful include Kate's Happy Tummy, Gastro and Nausea, which are a great go to if also challenged with gastroparesis.


Please remember that the above suggestions are using reliable sourced essential oils only and using substitutions may result in undesirable effects that could be harmful to the body.

*The statements above has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe. Be pro-active in your health. Do your research and choose wisely.

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