see also Flatulence
Bloating of the abdomen is the result of excess gas in
the stomach and intestines. Normal levels of gas are taken
care of through the natural processes of belching and
flatulence. If they are not expelled naturally a tightness
and fullness results that can range from mild discomfort to
serious pain. The reasons for bloating are in two general
categories. Swallowing an unusual amount of air is one
category of problems and the other being digestive problems
or disease that creates gas in the digestive system.
The latter could include a digestive system infection,
IBS, GERD, Crohn’s, peptic ulcers, celiac disease or an
intolerance to certain foods. Also during normal digestion
some foods will cause an unusual amount of gas for some
individuals, for more information see Flatulence. Swallowing
too much air is the other general category and can be the
nervous habit of swallowing air
Talking while eating
Eating too quickly
Drinking through a straw
Drinking carbonated drinks and beer
Sucking on hard candy
Relief will include dealing with the immediate pain and
discomfort and understanding the root cause and addressing
that long term.
[search helps: Abdominal
bloating, meteorism, burping, distended, aerophagy,
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
DigestZen, LemonE, PeppermintC,
Slim & Sassy
Essential oils based
products: LLV supplements, PB Assist,
CorianderE, FennelE, GX
Assist, MarjoramE, OreganoE.
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Immediate relief: Rub Digest Zen or a
blend of Lemon, Peppermint and Rosemary on the tummy area or
take 3 - 5 drops of DigestZen in a capsule.
Chronic digestive problems with bloating:
Use the LLV supplements consistently and 1 - 3 TerraZyme
capsules with each meal. Some have found taking Slim & Sassy
daily before meals very helpful (try 3 capsules daily of 10
drops each) .
Prevention: (Anticipation of meals or
foods that may cause bloating.) Take 1 - 3 capsules of
TerraZyme prior to or with the meal.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
EverythingEssential Google Group.
Our thanks to:
- I just want to share that since
using doTERRA products (LLV, GX/PB Assist
multiple times, Terrazyme, plus various
oils) for the last 8 months I have
essentially been brain fog free. Yahoo!
I have had fibromyalgia for about 11 years,
and have been plagued with the nasty fog for
most of those years, despite spending
millions on all sorts of herbs and potions
from my Naturopath. (Those other
products definitely did help, but nothing
has been able to shift it like doTERRA has!)
At times the fog was debilitating, agonizing
just being awake, but of course no one can
sleep 24/7. At my worst I had scary
episodes like the time I couldn't remember
how to spell my own son's name (four letters
long!), and the time I had a near miss in
the car when I couldn't remember which
peddle was the brake and which was the
accelerator - and not just for an instant,
but repeatedly all the way home for 10 very
But I am happy to say those days are behind
me! It only took about 10 days for the
shift, and it's now been 8 months of clear
thinking! I feel like I have "ME"
back, and am now able to focus and
concentrate for long hours without a
problem, and no headaches! For
example, I did 17 hours work on the computer
over the last 2 days and my head stayed
clear and pain free the entire time - a
miracle! This would have been
impossible in times past.
Along with this, doTERRA has also given me
relief from terrible digestion, which I had
suffered with for years. For months
before starting doTERRA I had gut
pain/bloating 24/7 from everything I ate
(despite taking enzymes and HCL from my
Naturopath), so couldn't enjoy eating at
all, yet had to eat due to being
hypoglycemic. Now I have had 8 months
of great digestion! Yippee!
Which is kind of not surprising, as I have
since learned that digestion and brain fog
are usually linked.
Needless to say I am so grateful for doTERRA
and for my wonderful doctor who introduced
me to the products. Happy days
Sally - Hi Belinda, Please post or
attach the protocol here. That would be a help to many. I
think many people are experiencing what you have
experienced. What a powerful testimony.
(Editorial note: plus lots of other requests to see the
Belinda – Hi, I've attached the protocol
given to me by my doctor. Helen, his name is Dr Ismail,
but I live in Perth Australia so I'm guessing he is
probably a little too far away for you? Hope it helps.
DoTERRA Supplement Usage Recommendations
Days 1-10 *
• Lifelong Vitality Pack (LLV) - as
directed (i.e. Alpha CRS, xEO Mega and Microplex – 2 caps of
each with breakfast, and 2 caps of each with dinner. Best to
take mid-meal instead of at the end of the meal (to avoid
the possibility of caps repeating on you).
• GX Assist - Take 1 capsule with a
meal on Day 1, then build to 3 caps a day (one at each meal)
over the following day or two (continue taking 3 caps a day
till Day 10).
• Terrazyme - 1 capsule 3 x per day
with food – at start of meal or mid meal.
• Lemon Oil – minimum of 2-3 drops
in a glass of water 3 x daily (can drink more lemon oil and
water than this if you wish – 10-12 drops lemon oil a day is
good). Remember to use a glass, ceramic or stainless steel
container to drink your lemon water from – NO PLASTIC!
• Frankincense – 4 drops under
tongue 2 x daily
• Balance Blend – rub 1-2 drops
under soles of feet each morning
* Please note that you may experience nausea, tiredness,
headaches etc. during the first 10 days. This is normal and
• Lifelong Vitality Pack (LLV) as
• PB Assist – Take 1 capsule 3 x
daily for 5 days, then stay on 1 – 2 caps a day
• TerraZyme – 1 cap 3 x daily with
• Lemon Oil – minimum 3 drops in
water 3 x daily (up to 12 drops a day)
• Frankincense – 4 drops under
tongue 2 x daily
• Balance Blend – rub 1-2 drops
under soles of feet each morning
Repeat Month 1 as above and add:
• Zendocrine Caps – 1 cap with
breakfast, 1 cap with dinner
• Slim and Sassy Metabolic Blend –
start with 3 drops 3 x daily (in glass of water, or can shot
glass it or take drops under tongue and wash down with
water). Build up to 3-5 drops 3-5 x daily (maximum 25 drops
* Highly beneficial to also use Calming Oils/Blends for
stress throughout the day... such as Lavender, Serenity,
Whisper, Balance etc.
Ileen - I have been
taking the LLV for about a year and one-half
and have recently completed two rounds of GX
and PB Assist. I will do another round
again in a week or so. (Due to multiple
doses of antibiotics, I have had an
overgrowth of yeast, and the GX
Assist really helped with the bloating
and diarrhea as soon as I started it.
Donna - Can someone give me a really
awesome, fairly easy to understand explanation of Slim and
Sassy? I know for me personally it reduces my appetite and
has eliminated sugar cravings and helps a ton with
bloating and keeps my tummy calm.
Autumn - I'm
in need of some oil advice! I've had headaches, nausea and
bloating in both stomach and intestines for the past week
and haven't been able to figure out anything for relief.
Yesterday I came to the thought of it being a hormone
problem because I am also having what I would call hot
flashes day and night. If anyone can think of something to
help- please let me know.
Pat - I would suggest the Phytoestrogen
and Solace as a start, for balancing out the hormonal
issues. The DigestZen would be good for the nausea and
bloating and I would try PastTense for the headaches. If
they truly are hormonal headaches then try Birch (if you
HAH - All my life I
have struggled with constipation issues. I have tried
DigestZen and a blend of FCO, Ginger, Lemon, Coriander,
Fennel, Wild Orange, and Black Pepper. I also take
probiotics. No good results. Any other suggestions for
chronic constipation? Thanks.
GM - 1000 mg of flax seed oil or cod
liver oil. (or both). It’s also related to candida albicans.
Also drink at least two quarts of water a day! Hope this
Mechelina - I found a recipe of equal
drops of rosemary, lemon and peppermint rubbed on the
abdomen with some coconut oil. I used it on my husband's
grandfather who was in the hospital because he had not been
able to "go" for many days, and he went to the bathroom that
Emily - I have IBS (Irritable Bowel
Syndrome). The LLV has helped a ton along with
changing my diet. I avoid eating refined sugars,
flours and preservatives as much as possible.
Lisa – I had problems too. It affects
our health so much. LLV helps me. I discovered that when I
forgot to take it for a day I bloated up horribly. Also I
just started the TerraZyme. That cleaned me out. The other
thing that helps me is a non dōTERRA option but provides
quick results and helps with headaches from being backed up,
magnesium. I take 500 mg and within an hour I have a BM.
Tara - My mother-in-law had the same
problem. I got her the Zendocrine caps and it worked great.
Kcoapen - It takes constant attention, I
have found. A number of things work for a while, but
when I stop being diligent it returns. Currently I'm
on about day 20 of the Zendocrine regimen, with taking 2 PB
Assist at night. Things are moving well, still taking
Lemon in my water and TerraZyme with most meals. And
remembering a big water intake each day. And moving my
body in a significant way, most days of the week. A
constant, fluctuating organic system that just needs
Erika - Is it safe
to say the after eating, or over eating, a meal, taking
TerraZyme will help with the bloated feeling and help with
the sleepiness that occurs after a meal? I love Mexican food
and I always eat too much, to the point I need a nap
afterwards because I am so bloated. I have been taking
TerraZyme, 2capsules, after my heavy meals and I feel not so
bloated and less sleepy. It is the TerraZyme and not a
Kent - What is even better is to
take it 15-30 min. before each meal? This way, it does a
better job of helping your body digest your food. It is
hard to remember to take it before each meal, but I think
taking TerraZyme before a meal works much better.
OFT - Does anyone
have a combination of oils and anything else that might help
with by IBS. Most of the time I am in only constipation
mode. I've gone as long as 10 days without going and ended
up in the hospital. My physician has me on laxatives
everyday. Obviously I do not like that. I've done the GX
assist, followed by PB Assist. I use DigestZen with
peppermint and clove in a capsule 3 times a day; plus I
apply it on my stomach. Still I have bloating, gas (both
ways) and cramps. Marjoram works great for cramps by the
I'm not sure what to do. I've done everything I know how.
I know I need to take care of the immediate issues, but I
would also like to resolve the issue all together. I've had
this condition for 20 years. I'm always tired, constipated
with headaches. I also have occipital nerve headaches as
well. It seems the older I get the worse my symptoms get.
Erika - Have u tried Slim & Sassy? One
of my friends tried it for weight loss. She has always had
a problem of being irregular and sure enough, she is now
regular, she is so happy! She had gone to doc for help,
tried activia yogurt and was frustrated. Hope this helps!
Melanie - Have you ever thought of
gluten being a culprit? I get that way when I have gluten,
much better now since cutting it out (got the headaches from
it and being bloated, etc). Green smoothies are also helpful
with chia seeds or flax. I know this is not an oils answer,
but thought I would bring it up in hopes it might help. How
much and how often have you used the DigestZen?
Brooke - I know a gentleman who has
suffered from IBS since he was 8. In just one week of
taking Slim and Sassy in a capsule (full) three times a day
– he was finding great relief. It hasn’t taken it away
completely – but he says it’s the first time in his 34 years
something has worked. Just an idea.