IBD Oils & blends: Frankincense, Ginger, Peppermint

Also consider: Clove, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lemon, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme

Suggested protocols:

Because IBD includes a number of different disorders consider the best course of action from the following suggestions.

For immediate relief of symptoms:

·  Take internally 2-5 drops each of Digestive Blend and Frankincense

·  Rub 2-5 drops of Digestive Blend or Peppermint topically to the abdominal area

For long term support:

Massage Blend Technique.  Daily, twice weekly, weekly, or monthly, depending on the need, this procedure will relax, strengthen, and increase the overall health of the recipient.  It is a clinically developed and tested use of eight essential oils to reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, and promote homeostatis.

Autoimmune disorders:

·  Crohn’s disease and any other disorders that are autoimmune diseases or seem to have similar symptoms will benefit from those protocols suggested for autoimmune disorders.

Infectious types of IBD:

The following protocols use antibiotic oils internally and are reported to help with these conditions:

Colitis Antibiotic Blend #1

·  10 drops Thyme

·  10 drops Oregano

·  4 drops Frankincense

·  35 drops coconut carrier oil

·  Blend then put 10 drops of the blend in size 00 gel caps.

Take one cap with breakfast and another with dinner till symptoms subside, then continue for 5 days. Couple this with daily Massage Blend Technique massages.

Colitis Blend #2

·  10 drops Melaleuca

·  5 drops Rosemary

·  5 drops Clove

·  5 drops Lemon

·  5 drops Frankincense

·  30 drops coconut carrier oil

·  Blend then and put 10 drops of the mix in size 00 gel capsule

Take two capsules per day, morning and evening with meals till symptoms subside, then continue for 5 days.  Couple this with daily Massage Blend Technique massages.

Diet and digestive tract care is very important:

·  Cleansing

·  Avoid irritating and harmful foods such as alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages, refined sugars.  High fiber products including whole grains, dried beans, peas and legumes.  Sugar free products, especially products containing sorbital.  Spicy foods and sauces. High fat, or fried foods.

·  Consider a raw food diet in difficult situations

IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) is not a single condition but rather includes a number of conditions that all result in the inflammation of various parts of the digestive system.  The two most common types are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.  Others will be listed below.

    Ulcerative colitis. This is restricted to the colon and the rectum and affects the innermost lining of the organ. It is uncertain if it is an autoimmune disease.

    Crohn’s disease.  This can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the oral cavity to the anus and often is in multiple locations or patches (skip
lesions).  It not only affects the lining but may go deep into the wall of the organ.  It is considered by most to be an  auto-immune disease.

Symptoms vary greatly from person to person but may include chronic constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or pain.  Discomfort often comes in episodes and may be triggered by stress, insufficient fluids, inadequate nutrition, allergic reaction to certain foods, or just not eating properly (gulping a meal down, eating on the run, etc.).

Other forms of IBD are:

Infectious Colitis.

Viruses and bacteria can cause colon infections. Most are food-borne illnesses or “food poisoning.”

Pseudomembranous colitis.

This is often seen in patients who have recently been taking antibiotics for an infection. The antibiotic alters the normal bacteria present in the colon and allows an overgrowth of the Clostridium bacteria which produces a toxin that causes diarrhea. This is an infection, and often
there is a fever present. The diarrhea is usually not bloody.

Ischemic Colitis.
The arteries that supply blood to colon the have the potential to narrow due to atherosclerosis (just like blood vessels in the heart) and other conditions. When these arteries narrow, the colon loses it’s blood supply and becomes inflamed.

Microscopic Colitis.

Two diseases make up this group of colon inflammation, collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis. In these diseases, the inflammation is caused by some layers of the colon wall becoming engorged with either collagen or lymphocytes.

Chemical Colitis.
If chemicals are instilled into the colon, inflammation and damage can occur. One of the complications of an enema is the inflammation of the mucosal lining of the colon caused by harsh chemicals.

3 Problems with similar symptoms

IBS (irritated bowel syndrome), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and celiac disease.  What is the difference?

All three conditions can have similar symptoms hence sometimes leading to confusion.  Further complicating this is the fact that IBS is very
common, occurring in as many as twenty percent of Americans while IBD and Celiac are less frequent.  Therefore, since the symptoms may be similar, there is often a quick diagnostic conclusion of the more common IBS.  Here is a summary of differences:

IBS – Irritable bowel syndrome

Technically this is a disorder rather than a disease because the bowels are not damaged.  Some believe that nerves that control the contractions of the bowels that move food through the intestinal tract send incorrect signals to the colon or rectum.  These contractions, that are normally regular, may then increase in frequency or become spasmodic leading to the symptoms often experienced.

Symptoms may include chronic constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or pain.  It can be triggered by stress, insufficient fluids, inadequate nutrition, allergic reaction to certain foods, or just not eating properly (gulping a meal down, eating on the run, etc.).

IBD – Inflammatory bowel disease

This term refers to a number of different diseases of the bowels.  They are typically chronic conditions with inflammation of different areas of the intestine and may cause eventual damage.  Often they are associated with or are themselves autoimmune in nature. The two most common forms are ulcerative colitis and
Crohn’s disease.

Symptoms may include diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, bloody stools, and/or a fullness and pain in the lower right abdomen. Blood tests will show unique markers that are not present in IBD.

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is genetic and an autoimmune disease wherein the body mistakenly attacks gluten and other proteins found in grains that are in the digestive tract.  As with IBD and unlike IBS, this is a disease causes damage to the intestinal system.  With celiac the damage is done to the lining of the small intestines but IBD can be anywhere in the intestinal tract.

Some of the symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence with a bad odor, fatty stools (pale, large, bad odor, floating), weight loss and others.  Celiac has
been reported to be triggered by trauma after surgery, childbirth, stress, and even viral infection.

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