Your digestive system, the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is made up of the oral cavity (teeth, tongue, salivary glands), pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestines, liver & gallbladder, pancreas, and large intestines. That’s a lot of organs to take care of.
This system is responsible for taking whole foods and turning them into energy and nutrients to allow the body to function, grow, and repair itself. The six primary processes of the digestive system include:
Ingestion of food Secretion of fluids and digestive enzymes Mixing and movement of food and wastes through the body Digestion of food into smaller pieces Absorption of nutrients Excretion of wastes
First thing is first: eat whole foods. Instead of listing the foods you should avoid, let’s talk about what you should be eating.
Clean water. Fruits. Vegetables. Beans. Nuts. Whole grains. Eggs. Limited meats – preferably grass fed – NOT processed. Herbs and spices.
Now let’s get into some products that Young Living has that can support your digestive system.
ICP: ICP™ helps keep your colon clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out residues. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, and flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers.
Balance Complete: Balance Complete™ is a super-food-based meal replacement that is both a powerful nutritive energizer and a cleanser. (out of stock on 3/14/16)
Digest & Cleanse: Supplementing with Digest + Cleanse will soothe the bowel, prevent gas, and stimulate stomach secretions, thus aiding digestion.
DiGize & DiGize Vitality: This essential oil blend includes Tarragon† leaf oil, Ginger† root oil, Peppermint† leaf oil, Juniper† aerial parts oil, Fennel† seed oil, Lemongrass † leaf oil, Anise† fruit oil, Patchouli† leaf oil and in my humble opinion smells & tastes absolutely nasty! I put a roller ball fitment on top and simply roll this blend directly on my belly button when needed. The Vitality bottle is labeled for dietary ingestion. That ain’t happening here. lol.
Peppermint & Peppermint Vitality : Peppermint oil can be rubbed directly on your stomach on not he souls of your feet to aid digestion. Peppermint Vitality essential oil has a bright, cool flavor, with benefits that include gastrointestinal comfort and normal digestion support, in addition to its great taste.
Essentialzyme: Essentialzyme™ is a bilayered, multienzyme complex caplet specially formulated to improve and balance digestive health and to stimulate overall enzyme activity to combat the modern diet.
These are just a few of the products that Young Living offers to support a normal digestive system. We all may get a bit sluggish from time to time and it’s important to feed our body exceptional nutrients when this happens. And if you continue to support your digestive system in this manner, you’ll be thrilled with how your body treats you in return.