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Healthy Intestines

We have been walking through a series discussing health and wellness that is focusing on cleansing the body. The first in the discussion was a gentle, total body cleanse called the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse. From there we dove into the importance of a healthy colon. Today, we’ll move onto the intestines.

Function of the Small Intestine

The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract following the stomach. It is where the vast majority of digestion takes place. There are three parts to the small intestine: duodenum, jejunum, and ileum.


In the duodenum fats are broken down by the bile secreted by the liver and gallbladder, carbohydrates are broken down by enzymes secreted by the pancreas and from the duodenum itself. Absorption into the blood stream of most of the nutrients takes place in the jejunum. The ileum finishes nutrient absorption and empties into the large intestine via the ileocecal valve. If the intestinal tract is not functioning properly, nutrients aren’t properly absorbed and delivered to the body amongst other things.

Intestinal Cleanse

Intestinal cleanses usually consist of fiber which helps to loosen and expel undigested and fermenting materials in the intestinal tract (this stuff, just sitting in our intestines, can prevent the body from absorbing necessary nutrients). Fiber moves along the intestinal tract like a brush scrubbing it clean but also as a sponge to absorb impurities and toxins as it moves it to the colon and out of the body. Let me share two companion supplements that work well together, ICP and Digest + Cleanse.

ICP™ helps keep your colon and intestinal tract clean with an advanced mix of fibers that scour out 3208residues. A healthy digestive system is important for the proper functioning of all other systems because it absorbs nutrients that are used throughout the body. ICP provides ingredients such as psyllium, oat bran, and flax and fennel seeds to form a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers. Enhanced with a special blend of essential oils, the fibers work to decrease the buildup of wastes, improve nutrient absorption, and help maintain a healthy heart.* ICP provides two grams of dietary fiber, one gram of soluble fiber, and one gram of insoluble fiber per serving.


3293Digest + Cleanse™ soothes gastrointestinal upset and supports healthy digestion.* Stress, overeating, and toxins can irritate the gastrointestinal system and cause cramps, gas, and nausea that interfere with the body’s natural digestive and detox functions. Supplementing with Digest + Cleanse will soothe the bowel, prevent gas, and stimulate stomach secretions, thus aiding digestion.* Digest + Cleanse is formulated with clinically proven and time-tested essential oils that work synergistically to help prevent occasional indigestion and abdominal pain.* Precision Delivery softgels release in the intestines for optimal absorption and targeted relief and to help prevent aftertaste.

Proprietary Digest + Cleanse; Blend (Peppermint (Mentha piperita)† leaf, Caraway (Carum carvi)† fruit, Lemon (Citrus limon)† peel, Ginger (Zingiber officinale)† root, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)† seed, Anise (Pimpinella anisum)† fruit), Coconut (Cocus nucifera) meat oil [virgin], coconut (Cocus nucifera) meat oil [fractionated], gelatin, glycerin, and aqueous coating solution (oleic acid, sodium alginate, medium-chain fatty acids, ethylcellulose, and stearic acid).

†100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oil

Companion Oils


Peppermint has long been known for it’s digestive support.

Try 1-2 drops mixed with a carrier oil and massaged over the abdomen.

Add a drop of Peppermint Vitality to a glass of water or tea and sip for a refreshing drink.



Here’s to your health and to a new year. Here’s to a fresh new start, a clean slate, and an optimal functioning body. Here’s to your wellness, purpose and abundance!



Other Cleanses

5-Day Nutritional Cleanse

Healthy Colon Cleanse

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A Healthy Colon

Yesterday I shared about the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse for a gentle and effective cleanse to improve overall health and wellness. Today, let’s begin with targeted cleanses beginning with the colon. But first, let’s talk about the colon for a moment. I know it isn’t much of a “table talk” discussion but it’s definitely important to understand the function and role that our colon has in regards to our health.

The colon is considered the large intestine which plays a part in the final role of digestion. It is a large tube averaging about 6 feet in length of dense muscle tissue that escorts waste from the body. Before it escorts waste from the body, it removes liquids and salts from the waste as it passes through the body. From here, the body prepares to excrete it through the means of bowel movements. It is important to keep this part of the body healthy to do its job.


Cleansing the Colon

One of the important things about cleansing that I have learned over the years, is understanding that the “back door” needs to be open and clear before the garbage can escape. Meaning, a colon cleanse is usually the first system of cleansing to take place before any other body systems get cleaned out (unless doing a total body cleanse). It doesn’t make sense to release toxins from the body only to have it reabsorbed because there was a faulty exit strategy, so it’s important to have a healthy colon ready to do its job.



ComforTone® (capsules) are an effective combination of herbs and essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally.* Because it supports normal peristalsis (the wave-like contractions that move food through the intestines), ComforTone is ideal for strengthening the system that delivers nutrients to the rest of the body.* It also contains ingredients that are beneficial to liver, gall bladder, and stomach health.*





Companion Oils


This essential oil blend consists of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise and patchouli, and may be useful for improving digestive function.

It can be applied topically, breathed in aromatically, or both. One method of applying topically is to apply to the abdomen followed with a hot compress.


Here’s to your health and to a new year. Here’s to a fresh new start, a clean slate, and an optimal functioning body. Here’s to your wellness, purpose and abundance!



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Make Wellness the Goal This Year!

Most people begin the New Year with weight loss as their goal, most of the time it’s more for the physical appearance than for health reasons. My question, why not make it less about weight loss and more about wellness? Why not make health, in general, the goal and realize that the weight loss will follow?


Cleansing is probably the most important thing we can do for our bodies, do you know why? It helps rid the body of toxins, it cleanses the cells, aids in better digestion and absorption of nutrients, helps the colon to function more efficiently, frees the organs to do their jobs without the toxic stress. Not only this, but it can help bring back creative energy, motivation, and vitality that are especially healing when the body is “unblocked” and flowing more freely. Let’s call this “Out with the old! In with the new!”

What is cleansing? It’s like doing an oil change on your car, but in this case it’s for the body. It helps get the junk out of our systems, unclogs the pipes so-to-speak, and helps to create an optimal environment where the body can run smoother and function better, similar to your car.

–> Cleansing, along with the commitment to it, is a personal choice. You have to decide what program you want and then discipline yourself to accomplish what you desire. Even drinking enough water takes discipline. However, the rewards are worth the temporary denial of certain foods and drinks if it means better health, because we cannot put a price tag on health. Either we “pay the farmer now, or pay the doctor later” but either way, we pay. <–

There are important steps to cleansing and some are looking for a simple and gentle approach to jump-start their body for the new year. This nutritive cleanse could be a great way to begin as we enter into a year of health and wellness.

5 Day Nutritive Cleanse

The 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse™ facilitates gentle and effective cleansing to improve overall health and well-being.* A minimum of four, easy cleanses a year with our 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse and continued nutritional maintenance will help balance the extremes of the modern diet.

This nutritive cleanse includes the following:

  • Ningxia Red: an energizing, replenishing, whole wolfberry nutrient infusion (1500 ml )
  • Balance Complete: a daily, superfood energizer and nutritive cleanse (26.4 oz.)
  • Digest + Cleanse: which soothes gastrointestinal discomfort and supports healthy digestion* (30 softgels).

Note: The 5 – Day Nutritive Cleanse is a starting place. More intense and targeted nutrients may be required for your particular situation which we’ll dive into in the days ahead.


Benefits of the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse

  • It provides the body with necessary nutrients during the cleanse.
  • Intended to be used with important lifestyle changes.


Essential Nutrition

Although you will consume less food during the cleanse, it is important to continue providing the essential nutrients that your body needs to thrive. The 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse encourages the use of several Young Living products to make your cleanse as effective as possible.                   


NingXia Red® is an energizing, proprietary blend of juice extracts, featuring pure essential oils, wolfberry puree, and other fruits to provide energy support.*

How to use during the cleanse: Drink 2–4 ounces of NingXia Red 3 times daily with meals.





Digest & Cleanse™ is formulated with essential oils such as Peppermint, Lemon, Ginger, and Fennel to support the body’s natural digestive process. Precision delivery softgels delay release for optimal benefits.*
How to use during cleanse: Take 1 softgel 3 times daily with water 30–60 minutes before meals.



3292Balance Complete™ is a meal replacement that is both a nutritive energizer and a cleanser. Offering the benefits of Ningxia wolfberry powder, brown rice bran, barley grass, our premium whey protein blend, and the d-limonene found in Orange essential oil, Balance Complete is high in fiber, high in protein, and contains the vitamins and minerals needed for a nutritionally dynamic meal.
How to use during the cleanse: Three times daily, add 2 scoops of Balance Complete to 8 ounces of cold water, milk, or your preferred plant-based milk. Shake, stir, or blend until smooth. For added flavor, add 1–2 drops of essential oil.


View the .pdf pamphlet to learn more about how this 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse is laid out. 


Extra Support

• NingXia Nitro ™: Take up to 2 Nitro tubes per day to provide additional energy.*
• Slique Gum®: Chew 1 piece as needed to help control cravings.

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NingXia Nitro: Skip the sugary solution and reboot with an option from Young Living. With NingXia Nitro®, you’ll get a quick pick-me-up without the sugar or caffeine overload. Infused with essential oils, botanical extracts, D-ribose, Korean ginseng, and green tea extract, NingXia Nitro supports alertness, as well as cognitive and physical fitness.*

A great support for body and mind wellness, use NingXia Nitro to help get through your afternoon slump. The naturally occurring caffeine in Young Living’s NingXia Nitro supports normal energy levels and alertness to help you with a busy day or a tough workout.*

Slique Gum: Ancient travelers throughout the Middle East used raw frankincense resin for its nutritional content and ability to help control hunger. Slique™ Gum offers those same benefits in a modern delivery system that helps control food cravings and improve oral health.

You can read more about this cleanse, along with the FAQ’s and eating plan here. 

Here’s to your health and to a new year. Here’s to a fresh new start, a clean slate, an optimal functioning body. Here’s to your wellness, purpose and abundance!