It was a weekend of celebrating for me, but what seemed good in the moment definitely caught up with me on Sunday. By mid afternoon I crawled into bed, barely able to keep my eyes open, with nausea and a terrible headache. I wondered what in the world had happened.
I grabbed my bottle of DigestZen (affiliate link) (doTERRA’s Digestive Blend), rubbed it on my stomach, temples and back of neck. I also added a few drops to a capsule and took that too.
Finally this morning, I'm feeling human again. So here I sit trying to connect the dots and figure out what went so wrong. Now that I'm tracking my food, things are a lot easier to correlate.
It turns out that Sunday I "treated" myself to an organic pumpkin spice pop tart with my coffee, which actually means two pop tarts due to their clever packaging. Who ever opens that foil package and just eats one, right?
Honestly it wasn't more than 15-minutes later that all my agony set in. It's almost like I went into a sugar coma. And here I was thinking it was organic so it was a healthy treat. Boy was I wrong.
I really am fascinated by how quickly what we eat can affect our whole body. I lost a full day of my weekend because I chose to "treat" myself. Looking back this isn't the first time this has happened either, it's just the first time I've made the food connection.
Why DigestZen: doTERRA's Digestive Blend
In moments like this or whenever stomach upset occurs, it's great to have this safe and effective essential oils blend on hand.
DigestZen (affiliate link) combines the powerful oils of Ginger, Peppermint, Fennel, and other spices that are soothing and settling. This unique blend helps ease occasional stomach discomfort, including motion sickness and indigestion, while helping to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*
DigestZen (affiliate link)® Uses:
- Before a road trip, apply one to two drops for a calming aroma.
- Have DigestZen (affiliate link) on hand when enjoying heavy holiday meals to promote digestion.*
- When traveling, or trying new foods, take DigestZen (affiliate link) to soothe occasional stomach discomfort.*
- Add to water or tea to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.*
- Eases feelings of queasiness.*
- Use with fractionated coconut oil for a soothing abdominal massage.
- Helps reduce bloating, gas, and occasional indigestion.*
This brief video shows more uses for doTERRA's "Tummy Tamer" blend, DigestZen:
We've been hard on our digestive system for decades, and it's only getting worse. Not only does the food (and drink) we consume play a direct role, but even lifestyle factors and stress can cause damage to the gut.
Remember, when they say you are what you eat, it's not just a quip. What enters your digestive system quite literally shapes your health. If the intestinal tract is faltering, the whole body suffers.
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Brenda is a licensed esthetician and former small business owner after completing over 15 years of service with the United States military.
She is an essential oil enthusiast and avid home cooking for her husband and their two dogs.
Brenda and her family spend most of their time in the American Southwest, but they also love hitting the road for adventure.
One of her new passions is creating easy, healthy family-friendly freezer meals which can be prepared at home and frozen, and then cooked while traveling the country in their travel trailer.
She looks forward to sharing everything she learns with you here on Simple Nourished Living.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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