Many, typically after age 40, develop small bulges or
protrusions in the digestive tracts, most commonly in the
large intestine. These protrusion are know as
diverticula. These are not uncommon, nor harmful, and
may go unnoticed for years. Having diverticula is
described as the condition of diverticulosis. Again,
this condition may cause problems or may not even be
noticed. If one or more of the diverticula become
infected and inflamed you then have the condition of
diverticulitis. This may cause mild to severe
abdominal pain and be accompanied by nausea, diarrhea,
constipation, or fever.
The following information comes from Medical News Today:
· 50% of people are thought to have
diverticulosis by the age of 50, while 70% probably have it
by the age of 80. Experts say that three-quarters of people
with diverticulosis will never experience any symptoms
(asymptomatic diverticulosis). The remaining quarter who do
have symptoms have diverticular disease.
· Lack of dietary fiber is thought to be the
main cause of diverticula (pouches protruding outwards from
the colon). Fiber helps our stools remain soft. If you do
not consume enough dietary fiber and the stool is hard there
may be more pressure or strain on the colon as muscles push
the stool down - this pressure causes diverticula to occur.
Diverticula occur when weak spots in the outside layer of
colon muscle give way because stuff in the inner layer has
managed to squeeze through.
· A study found no link between diverticular
disease and consumption of nuts, seeds, and corn.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
CloveC, DigestZenC, Frankincense, GingerC,
Peppermint, RosemaryC, Zendocrine
Essential oils based
products: GX Assist, Life Long Vitality, PB
Assist, Zendocrine Detoxification Complex
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Protocol 1:The GX Assist and Zendocrine
cleansing products both provide immediate help and long term
support for this condition. This protocol has been
Follow a 3 month protocol:
Use the GX Assist as directed on the product (3 caplets per
day for 10 days) with meals. NOTE: This may be
too strong for some (skin reactions or other discomforts as
the body detoxifies. If so reduce to 1 caplet per day
for 10 days.
Follow this with PB Assist to rebuild probiotics.
for the remaining 30 days.
Use the GX Assist and PB Assist as described above (if it
was necessary to reduce to 1 caplet per day try increasing
to 2 or 3 if possible)
for the remaining 30 days from the GX Assist
Add the Zendocrine cleanse products for the full 30 days.
Take the Zendocrine Detoxification Complex caplet once per
day. Add 5 drops of the Zendocrine blend to a capsule
and take once per day.
Repeat the second month procedures.
Protocol 2: Ginger, Peppermint and the blend
DigestZen are all helpful to sooth the digestive tract
and have the antibiotic properties to help with the
bacterial infection. Typically taking 2 to 4 drops
twice a day in a capsule is sufficient. The oils
can help to bring comfort from immediate pain and to
reduce the infection, beyond this, for long term help an
emphasis should be placed on proper diet and
in the diet is highly recommended
Long Vitality supplements will give a proper balance of
will strengthen the digestive and immune systems
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Skipper - My
co-worker was diagnosed with diverticulitis, and I
didn't know if that would be treated the same as other
digestive track problems? Thanks for any suggestions!!
Raymundoss - I’m not a Doctor and I
don't know anything about the oils but I thought I could
tell you about diverticulitis. Then someone could match
that to the oils.
A diverticula is like a hernia in the colon wall.
Though most people will have them, the pain comes from
either simple inflammation or when bacteria get trapped
in the little “pouch” causing infection. I’ve watch
people writhe in pain from it and know it can get pretty
Most doctors recommend a HIGH FIBER diet, and
exercise. The fiber adds substance to stool and helps
scrape the colon walls of leftovers this in turn helps
the bowels work more efficiently. They also recommend
Tylenol and heat for the discomfort. It also depends on
if an infection has set in which may require
antibiotics. Most diverticula will subside on their own
if you give the colon a chance to rest and heal.
Like I said, I don’t know much about the oils but I
do know that they will be able help with the pain and
even the inflammation. Above all else give the bowel a
rest. Good natural fiber.
Pat - The DigestZen will help a lot
as will drinking lots of water with Lemon.
Rob - I would try capsules with 4
drops Frankincense, 4 drops DigestZen, twice per day to
address the infection and resulting inflammation.
The Life Long
Wellness supplements along with
will give long term support.
Skipper - I did start her on
DigestZen and Lemon water. She also stopped taking
so much Ibuprophen (which is hard on your kidneys and
liver), and the pain is actually subsiding rather
Daniel - The essential fatty acids
present in evening primRose oil, and flaxseed oil
(ingredients in DoTERRA's
will help reduce inflammation and ease the passage of
stools by providing lubrication.
Probiotic supplements are essential for a healthy
intestinal tract, especially if you must take
If your diet does not provide sufficient fiber, take
psyllium powder or oat bran. When adding a fiber
supplement to you diet, begin slowly and gradually
increase to the desired amount. Take the fiber
supplement with a full 8-ounce glass of spring water,
and at least one hour away from food, other supplements,
and any medications.
To reduce inflammation and help heal the mucous
membranes of the colon, take an antioxidant formula that
contains therapeutic doasge units of vitamin E daily (Microplex
VM and AlphaCRS).