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 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 residues. 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.
Digest + 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
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!
Do you smell it? The crisp freshness of autumn leaves, the cinnamon and spice baking blends, and the hint of evergreens with freshly fallen snow? Bring all of these favorites indoors with essential oils, your diffuser, and the following blends.
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Head to college with the following essentials and have a successful year.
Energize, stay well, relax, and focus with your College Survival Kit and a few other helpful tips.
Energize: Energize naturally, without amping up on dangerous caffeinated energy drinks that can get your heart racing, leaving you jittery and unable to focus. Here are a few great ways to energize in a way that your body will thank you.
NingXia ZYNG is a hydrating splash of essential-oil infused goodness. We add sparkling
water, pear and blackberry juices, and a hint of Lime and Black Pepper essential oils for a dynamic, unique taste. You’ll enjoy a refreshing boost that’s full of flavor without artificial flavors and preservatives.
With natural flavors and sweeteners, white tea extract, and added vitamins, NingXia Zyng delivers 35 mg of naturally occurring caffeine and only 35 calories per can, making it a sweet, guilt-free boost for your early morning, long afternoon, or anytime you need a little Zyng!
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 for running, weightlifting, or getting 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.*
Stash Nitro wherever you need it! The small, convenient packaging makes it a great addition to your office desk, gym bag, or purse. Each box contains 14 20-ml tubes.
Super-B: Super B is a comprehensive vitamin complex containing all eight essential, energy-boosting B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12). Recently reformulated, it now Features Orgen-FA®*, a natural folate source derived from lemon peels, and methylcobalamin, a more bioavailable source of B12.
Combined with Nutmeg essential oil and bioavailable chelated minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc, Super B not only assists in maintaining healthy energy levels, but it also supports mood and cardiovascular and cognitive function.*
B vitamins are essential to our health and well-being, and each B vitamin performs a unique and separate function in the body. Unfortunately, they must be replenished daily, as they are not stored in the body.
Stay Well: Being around larger groups of people can have us feeling overwhelmed at times. Add in an extra workload with classes and studying and our immune systems can take a hit. Stay well by supporting the immune system and taking measures to protect yourself while on campus. Here are a few recommended items:
NingXia Red: Young Living’s NingXia Red is packed with superfoods to support overall wellness.
Powerfully packed with antioxidant ingredients, NingXia Red’s benefits the body and helps support healthy energy levels, normal cellular function,whole-body and normal eye health.
A daily shot of 2–4 ounces helps support overall wellness with powerful antioxidants.*
Inner Defense: Young Living’s Inner Defense™ reinforces systemic defenses, creates unfriendly terrain for yeast/fungus, promotes healthy respiratory function, and contains potent essential oils like oregano, thyme, and Thieves® which are rich in thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol for immune support. The liquid softgels dissolve quickly for maximum results.
Thieves Vitality: Thieves® Vitality™ you’ll have a quick and easy way to balance your busy life and your wellness. With Young Living’s Thieves Vitality essential oil you can support overall wellness and a healthy immune system with just a few drops. Add to a glass of water, hot cup of coffee, take via a veggie capsule, or even on a teaspoon with a little honey or agave.
Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier: Convenient, portable, and long lasting, Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier is enhanced with natural Peppermint oil to cleanse and purify hands. Toss this into your bag as you travel around campus for a quick way to purify your hands. Think doorknobs, desks, shaking hands, etc…And it smells good too!
Relax: Meeting new people, getting lost on campus as you learn your way around, new classes, cramming for an exam…all of this can overwhelm and stress us out. Enter essential oils! Breathing in these aromatic scents reach the limbic system of the brain in the matter of seconds. The limbic system of the brain is the emotional center of the brain and when inhaling calming aromatics, it can help the mind and body to relax. A must with all of the hustle and bustle of college life! Here are a few popular ones chosen especially with the college student in mind.
Valor: Use it to greet each morning with a positive attitude and boost your confidence in, or to unwind at the end of the day. Its powerful, yet calming, scent is versatile enough that you can integrate it into your morning and bedtime routines and anywhere in between.
Stress Away: It’s name says it all. This wonderful blend of lime, vanilla, and more, can help take the weariness of a chaotic day and bring it into balance to better handle support the body. Apply at night to help unwind.
Tranquil: A soothing roll-on blend perfect for adding a little peace into your day. Just inhale deeply or roll onto your wrists to enjoy a moment of tranquility.
Peace & Calming: This wonderful blend of essentials helps to make a bedtime routine a smoother one. Calm the mind, relax the body and fall into a restful sleep with a little Peace & Calming.
Focus: Hey brain! I need you to wake up, I have some studying and concentrating to do, okay? Whether it cramming for a major test, listening to a lecture, or simply needin ga little mental pick-me-up, essential oils can help wake up the mind to allow for better concentration and focus throughout the day. Here are some popular choices picked out for you!
When your day is dragging—through a workout, class, or day at work—enjoy some Peppermint oil benefits by applying it to your head and neck. The refreshing aroma will give you a boost of positivity! Brain Power is a blend to help promote a sense of clarity and focus. Gathering features a blend of aromas that invites you to overcome the chaotic energy of everyday life and keeps you on the path to higher achievement. Clarity invites a sense of clarity and alertness.
There you have it! The College Survival Kit to help this year be a year of energy, health, peace, and clarity. Have a great year!
Rise and shine it’s wake up time! Time to get ready for school! And then there’s the one child who wakes up grumpy, no worries, that’s what the Happy Blend and Chilled Kiddoes blends are for.
How about an immune supporting blend with Perfect Attendance, or brain blends to stimulate concentration and focus with the Brainiac Blend or Smartypants. There’s also the No First Day Jitters and Serene Student blend to help calm them down a little, for a more enjoyable and balanced day for them. And of course, finish the day with the Sweet Dreams blend.
We’ve got you covered for a successful school year! Give these Back-to-School Diffuser Blends a try and celebrate Back-to-School with success.
Let’s talk Back-to-School for a minute. It’s the first day, there are moments of excitement immediately followed by moments of uncertainty. The emotions are ping-ponging back and forth. There’s the Back-to-School jitters, thoughts of new friends, and that dreaded word….homework! Yep, that word. It doesn’t have to be quite the emotional first day you know. Essential oils make great tools for helping to balance emotions. Plus, there are other wonderful, natural products to help support the immune system, cognitive function, and at the end of they day assist in a good night of sleep.
Come, take a look at some of the fun ways we can incorporate natural products into a Back-to-School routine with this survival guide.
I think I forgot to mention that healthy snacks were included, oh, and teacher gifts too!
May your child’s Back-to-School routine be a smooth one as you transition from those lazy days of summer back to routine, hard work, and busy schedules.
Thank you for stopping by and joining us today with this Back-to-School Survival Guide!