HEALTH with Young Living
WHAT IS OUR GUT? and why is it important?
The digestive system (or gut) includes all the organs related to taking in food, breaking it down, making it useful to the body & the getting rid of what is left over. These organs are: the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, large & small intestine, and the anus. Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which the body uses for energy, growth and cell repair. Food + drinks must be changed into smaller molecules (nutrients) before the blood absorbs them & carries them to cells throughout the body. This breakdown process results in foods being transitioned into carbohydrates, protein, fats & vitamins. Without our digestive system to extract energy and nutrients from our food, we simply could not survive! Not only that, but our digestive system is the gatekeeper to all other body systems. It literally affects EVERYTHING! Our brains & immune systems being some of the most important.
WHAT LIVES IN OUR GUT? Bacteria... LOTS of them!! In fact, we have more bacteria in our gut than we have cells in our bodies. All gut flora are susceptible to sudden changes in their environment & will die off in droves when conditions aren’t right. Illness, stress & antibiotic use affect the balance of microorganisms. These flora get their food by breaking down what we eat, therefore diet is the most important factor when it comes to your microbiome health. Bad gut flora is common because of our modern lifestyle. This leads to “leaky gut”, which means the gut barrier is impaired, which then leads to inflammation + chronic/autoimmune disease. Bad gut health is tricky & often looks like 'brain fog', skin issues, along with weight & blood sugar problems.
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT? In order to truly make a difference, we need a probiotic supplement in addition to a diet rich in cultured & fermented foods.
:: LIFE 9 :: a high potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health & helps to maintain normal intestinal function. You are ingesting an army of â€œgood bacteriaâ€? that populate your gut and fight off bad bacterial strains, with just 2 capsules per day! AWHOLESALE :: $29.50 | RETAIL :: $38.82
:: MIGHTYPRO :: MightyPro is a PRE & PRObiotic that is specifically formulated for kids, but adults can enjoy it too! It literally tastes like a pixie stick. With 1 packet per day you score 8 billion active cultures + a prebiotic (from ningxia fibers) to boot! WHOLESALE :: $32.75 |
RETAIL :: $43.09
WHAT ELSE DO WE NEED? We eat food, but our digestive system doesnâ€™t absorb food, it absorbs nutrients. Food has to be broken down from whole foods into its nutrient pieces: amino acids :: from proteins fatty acids + cholesterol :: from fats simple sugars :: from carbohydrates as well as vitamins, minerals & a variety of other plant and animal compounds. Digestive enzymes are the worker bees that break down that food into usable nutrients. Many of us have a malfunction or deficiency in our enzymes due to diseases, inflammation, food allergies, aging, low stomach acid & chronic stress. So what can we do about it? First, a whole food diet can help to restore normal enzyme & digestive function. Managing chronic stress is also vitally important & of course enzyme supplements.
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES :: ESSENTIALZYMES-4 :: These enzymes are delivered in two daily use capsules. The yellow capsule is immediate release & helps the stomach breakdown foods. The natural colored capsule is delayed-release & supports the further breakdown of food in our small intestine. It contains tarragon, peppermint, anise, fennel & clove essential oils to help improve overall enzyme activity, reduce pancreatic stress and support healthy pancreatic function. 60 doses | WHOLESALE :: 51.25 | RETAIL :: 67.43
:: ALLERZYME :: Specifically formulated to help those with food allergies & intolerances. It contains the enzymes that intolerant individuals are often lacking & helps to lessen the histamine mediated response to food. Â
90 capsules | WHOLESALE :: 35.75 | RETAIL :: $47.05
WHAT DAMAGES OUR GUT? Stress, toxins, pesticides, food processing & overeating are some common stressors to our gut. These factors contribute to all sorts of things like cramping, gas, nausea & bloating. In general & as a whole, the most important thing that you can do for your gut health is to eliminate toxins from your food. The top four toxins to eliminate are cereal grains, industrial seed oils, sugar, & processed soy. Our risk of developing modern diseases increases greatly when we consume toxins on a regular basis. On the contrary, there are some foods and supplements that we can add to our diets that will help our gut health: eating plenty of fermentable fibers, eating fermented foods, high quality probiotics, managing stress & regularly cleansing the bowel.
ADDRESSING THE FALLOUT :: DIGEST & CLEANSE ::Â a blend of essential oils that are proven to soothe gastrointestinal upset & support healthy digestion by optimizing stomach secretions. This is a fantastic daily, gentle bowel cleanser that can keep your gut functioning in tip-top shape. 30 softgels | WHOLESALE :: 30.50 |
RETAIL :: 40.13
:: COMFORTONE :: This is an effective combination of herbs & essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon & enhances itâ€™s ability to function optimally. It also contains ingredients that are beneficial to the liver, gallbladder and stomach. 140 capsules | WHOLESALE :: 34.75
RETAIL :: 45.72
:: KOMBUCHA :: a beverage with tremendous health benefits extending to your heart, your brain and (especially) your gut. My favorite brand is Holy Kombucha & I try to drink a bottle on the daily.
HOW IMPORTANT IS GUT pH? Super important! What factors contribute to lower pH (or acidosis) & subsequent pH imbalance in our bodies? alcohol and drug use (including pharmaceuticals) antibiotic overuse poor digestion & gut health pesticides + toxins What are the ill effects that too much acidity can contribute to? allergies, asthma, congestion fatigue frequent colds headaches... just to name a few And more severe and long-term? Arthritis Cancer Diabetes Fibromyalgia Heart disease... just to name a few
BALANCE YOUR pH.... balance your life! :: ALAKALIME :: The effervescing mix is formulated with Lemon and Lime essential oils, organic lemon powder, & biochemical mineral cell salts. It is absorbed easily and quickly by the body & starts working right away to soothe the occasional upset stomach. 30 single serve packets | WHOLESALE :: 29.75 | RETAIL :: 39.14
:: DIGIZE + PEPPERMINT :: Rub 1-2 drops of DiGizeÂ over the center of the chest & then apply 1-2 drops of peppermint right over the top. Do the above routine every 15 minutes as needed.Â You can also pop this combo in a veggie capsule. DIGIZE :: 14 | 18.42 | PEPPERMINT :: 10.25 | 13.49
You can also reduce acidic foods (google), drink alkaline water, limit alcohol, increase exercise, eat your greens or cabbage juice & of course de-stress!
5 DAY NUTRITIVE CLEANSE This is a simple regimen that will facilitate a gentle + effective bowel cleansing to improve overall health & well-being. It features 3 key Young Living products :: :: BALANCE COMPLETE :: This meal replacement powder is a natural whey protein powder that supports the body nutritionally so that your gut can rest + detoxify. Not only does it satisfy the appetite it also meets the body's essential daily nutritional requirements. This delicious shake is low in calories & high in fiber + protein. Â :: DIGEST + CLEANSE :: A blend of essential oils that is proven to soothe gastrointestinal upset and support healthy digestion by optimizing stomach secretions, along with decreasing gas and bloating. This is a fantastic daily, gentle bowel cleanser that can keep your gut functioning in tip-top shape.Â
:: NINGXIA RED :: Chock full of antioxidants and infused with citrus oils (which are high in d-limonene), this supplement is a power detoxifier. The NingXia wolfberry, along with other red berries helps to protect brain cells and maximize their function. It also serves enhance detoxification, provide energy and replenish the vital minerals, amino acids + vitamins during the cleansing phase.
::HOW TO DO THE 5- DAY CLEANSE :: Take 1-2 ounces of NingXia Red in the morning, before any meal or shake. Take one Digest & Cleanse softgel 30-60 minutes prior to having a Balance Complete Shake. Replace at least 2 meals with a Balance Complete shake. Eat ONE sensible + balanced meal each day.
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bundles :: Supplement Stop :: Life 9 Probiotics (29.50) Essentialzymes-4 (51.20) Alkalime (29.75) Total :: $110.45 :: Oil Me Up :: Lemon (11.50) Peppermint (22) DiGize (33.75) Total :: $67.25
:: Iâ€™ve Got To Move It Move It :: Comfortone (34.75) ICP (26.50) Total :: $61.25
:: Cleaning House :: Cleansing Trio Kit (90.25) Comfortone ICP Essentialzymes Total :: $ 90.25 :: 5-day Nutritive Cleanse :: Balance Complete 2 bottles of NingXia Red Digest & Cleanse Total :: $124.75 :: Tame Those Allergies :: Allerzyme (35.75) Life 9 (29.50) Total :: $65.25
KEEP IT SIMPLE :: Overall Digestive Health :: DiGize : either ingest or roll 1-2 drops over the stomach Oregano :: ingest 1-2 drops daily Digestive Enzymes :: Essentialzymes-4 & KidScents Mightyzymes Probiotics :: Life 9 or MightyPro Meal Replacement :: Balance Complete or Protein Complete :: Extra Support Needed :: DiGize + Peppermint : rub 2-3 drops of each over the belly, digize first then peppermint AromaEase : 1-2 drops on stomach for nausea or hold the bottle under your nose while taking deep breaths. Comfortone : helps bowel regularity Digest & Cleanse : gentle bowel cleanser Alkalime : for heartburn or an acidic body pH Allerzyme :: digestive enzyme for those with food allergies. 5-day cleanse once every 3-4 months to optimize your gut health
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