Top Tips for Tummy Troubles

Are you one of the 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. that live with constant tummy troubles?

Everyone has pain or discomfort in their gut occasionally. Maybe you ate something that didn’t agree with you. Or you had an infection that made you sick to your stomach for a few days. But if pain and other gut symptoms go on for weeks or longer, something more serious might be wrong.
The most common digestive concerns are:

-Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – two types are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
-Gastritis – inflammation of the lining of the stomach; the most common cause is an infection with bacteria called Helicobacter pylori.
-Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
-Acid reflux
-Food sensitivities

Compromised digestive function can result in energy deficiencies, lowered immunity, and weight gain. Many of these intestinal troubles can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and practicing good bowel habits.

What’s a good bowel habit? Glad you asked! You should have 1 to 2 bowel movements a day to have your bowels completely emptied. Your BM should be soft and easy to pass. You should also be able to go with no pain or strain.

If you find yourself under the gun of these tummy troubles and you’re looking to make some healthy habit swaps, try one or more of these digestive tips to bring you natural relief:


Whole foods are minimally processed, rich in nutrients, and linked to a wide range of health benefits. But our typical western diet consists of processed, cooked, and preservative-laden foods. Add doTERRA TerraZyme at each meal to support digestion. These digestive enzymes are often deficient in enzymes. doTERRA TerraZyme contains a blend of active enzymes and supporting cofactors that help break down food and improve nutrient absorption. Take DigestZen internally after meals to promote digestion. Take one to three drops in water or one softgel. Ease digestive discomfort after eating by chewing a DigestTab®.


Strive for 25 to 30 grams a day. Add 1 cup of beans or lentils to your meal, cover half of your plate with vegetables (raw or cooked), choose a whole grain as your carbohydrate serving (barley, brown rice, quinoa, oats), and eat dessert! Well, maybe a serving of fruit or some chia seed pudding. If you haven’t tried doTERRA Fiber, you are missing out on a delicious way to get your fiber! One serving of doTERRA Fiber provides six grams of soluble and insoluble fiber, CPTG® Lemon essential oil, natural vitamin C, and a unique prebiotic blend. Add it to smoothies, yogurt, breads, pancakes, or take alone with water.


Low fluid intake is a common cause of constipation. Your total fluid intake comes from plain water, other beverages, and foods you eat. You can also meet your fluid intake with herbal teas and seltzer water. Stay away from caffeine as much as possible since it is a known diuretic. Not a fan of water? Add some oil to it! Some of our favorites to flavor our water: Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine (anything citrus!), MetaPWR, and Peppermint.

MANAGE STRESS Stress can have a negative impact on your digestive system. Stress hormones directly affect your digestion. When your body is in fight-or-flight mode, it thinks you don’t have time to rest and digest. During periods of stress, blood and energy are diverted away from your digestive system. Check out this Wellness Wednesday video for tips to manage stress. Our favorite oils for stress are Balance Grounding Blend, Peace Reassuring Blend, Adaptiv Calming Blend, and good ol’ Lavender. You can also soothe occasional stomach upset by applying a drop of DigestZen, Lemon, Fennel, or Ginger to abdomen and massage gently.
GET MOVING Regular exercise is one of the best ways to improve your digestion. Exercise and gravity help food travel through your digestive system so take that walk after lunch or dinner. Natural support to get your body to move things along. If you are feeling backed up, my #1 go-to to get things moving is a veggie cap with 2 drops Peppermint + 2 drops Fennel. Take one veggie cap every 2 hours until you have relief. Join our private online community for an in-depth look at creating more movement and how to overcome our obstacles to make exercise a regular part of our day.  CONSIDER GUT-SUPPORTING SUPPLEMENTS Human beings have evolved alongside trillions of tiny organisms called microbes. In fact, scientists estimate there are at least as many microbes in your body as there are human cells! These microbial communities are called microbiomes. Your microbiome functions like a huge, invisible organ that influences every aspect of your health (source: doterra). doTERRA offers two quality microbiome supplements. While doTERRA PB Restore is meant for your body’s overall microbiome, PB Assist+ ProBiome Gut Complex provides targeted strains to specifically support gut and digestive health. Download this free microbiome ebook to learn more.
I hope you find these tips useful and your tummy troubles become few and far in between. I’m happy to help you navigate through all of these solutions and choose what is right for you. Set up a Wellness Chat and get started today! Choose natural. Live healthy. Laugh often. Blessings~ Romelia 🙂

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