Since the world we live in is full of pollutants and since you probably haven’t eaten locally sourced, nutrient-rich foods all your life; your immune system will need help to function at peak performance. You will have the best results when you focus on prevention. Since most of your immune system is in your gut, it’s important to keep it cleaned out and operating at peak performance. You need to keep all five of your elimination organs cleaned out so your detox pathways are clear.
doTERRA has made it easy to know how to use their products to keep your gut operating at peak performance (sounds like a car commercial, huh?). They have their “Healthy From the Inside Out” program to show you what oils to use when.
Healthy from the Inside Out
We are being constantly bombarded with toxins. We are exposed through our lungs, GI tract and our skin. How do we reduce our toxic load?
#1 – Avoid Toxic Exposure
such as washing produce with lemon oil, diffusing oils to clean the air and using toxic-free cleaning and beauty products. doTERRA has a complete line of cleaning products and beauty products or you can make your own.
#2 – Support Defensive Functions
The body needs energy to conduct its own best efforts of protection and detoxification and it uses nutrients to produce to create this capacity.
Additionally, many of the toxins in our world today are fat soluble. The liver in particular needs support as its function is paramount to success as it plays a significant role in eliminating fat soluble toxins.
Another form of “toxicity” is the presence of free radicals causing oxidation which, if not handled, causes damage and premature breakdown of cells. Antioxidants are imperative for the elimination of free radicals.
AND, at the root of all toxic conditions in the body is an inflamed and irritated cell membrane. It is in our best interest to prevent inflammation.
So how can we provide this kind of necessary support and nourishment so our defensive mechanisms function optimally?
doTERRA’s Lifelong Vitality Pack
The Lifelong Vitality products are packed with essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, whole-food extracts, antioxidants, fatty acids, and essential oils that are vital and must be consumed in adequate levels. These products are specifically designed to supplement the typical adult diet and correct deficiencies. Combined with a healthy diet, these products provide a sound foundation that supports both the structures and healthy function of the body.
Again, it is through nourishment that the body will perform at its best. Nutrients such as those in our VMz product supply the body with resources to produce energy. The ingredients in Alpha CRS are superb antioxidant resources as well as supportive of optimal liver function. And xEOMega is a high-quality source of Omega 3, 6, and 9, necessary for the body to mitigate the inflammatory response.
The Lifelong Vitality trio is the perfect way to nourish and fortify the body’s own defense mechanisms.
#3 – Support Elimination Functions
Our third area of focus in reducing toxic load is managing exposure by optimizing elimination. Our body has a complex system of detoxification, complete with organs and processes that allow elimination of any toxins that may enter the body. The liver, kidneys, and colon are involved in our body’s natural detoxification processes as are our skin, lungs and GI tract. It is important to take measures to support these vital organs.
As we focus now on the elimination of toxins, we must first ensure there is are “pathways of elimination.” Our body has primary and secondary “chimneys” through which it moves waste. Often times the primary chimneys have been neglected and/or are over or under functioning.
The secondary “chimneys” will then take on the overload. The skin is often times referred to as the third kidney and is what we call a “sympathetic chimney” often moving waste that was really intended to eliminate elsewhere. Any kind of skin eruptions or imbalances warrant further examination of proper elimination.
With this in mind, it then becomes our first focus to ensure that we have proper flow of both the intestinal and urinary tracts as well as lifting any unnecessary burdens from other chimneys of the body so they won’t overexpress once we increase the process of detoxification. How can we best do this?
Restart and Renew
Cleansing is a natural way to restore or maintain a healthy microflora population by simply changing the terrain. doTERRA’s line of supporting supplements – TerraZyme, Zendocrine Complex and GX Assist help remove toxins from the digestive system. Then, PB Assist+ reestablishes healthy microflora colonization improving long-term gut health. Here is more information about each of these products:
Another product to consider, especially during cleansing, is the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend. Not only does this powerful blend help control appetite and boost metabolism, but it helps manage the toxic load stored in fat tissue and released during weight loss.
This post might also help you know how to use Slim and Sassy as part of your weight loss plan.
Probiotics/Prebiotics – good sources include PB Assist. I have tried tons of probiotics and this is the best one by far. My guess is because it’s double encapsulated so the probiotics survive to get down to where they need to.
This quick reference chart compiles everything you have just learned into one easy to use 30-day protocol.
To support your immune system, do the 30-Day Renewal (above) every 90 days or so if you are healthy and every month if you need some extra help. Then always take the Lifelong Vitality Pack, 2 of each supplement twice a day. Lemon essential oil is also a powerful cleanser and helps keep the body alkaline. Start with 2 drops twice a day in your drinking water, or better yet, 1 drop in your water bottle and sip throughout the day.
Feeling overwhelmed? Well, you’re in luck! doTERRA makes an enrollment kit that has all of the above in it. If you enroll with the below kit, your enrollment fee is included and you can buy any doTERRA products at the wholesale cost for an entire year. If you buy the enrollment kit and don’t want to buy ever again from doTERRA, that’s fine too. There is no obligation.
Cleanse and Restore Kit
* $35 enrollment fee is included
To purchase the kit, click the button below and choose the Cleanse and Restore Kit when joining doTERRA