True confession. I get a little nervous when friends tell me about some of their detox efforts, especially the ones that involve just juice or do little to nothing to support the organs of detoxification or moving the toxins out of the body. Detox Support can be supplemented with Essential Oils.
Detoxification should be part of the body’s normal daily process. When we ate cleaner foods and lived in a cleaner environment, the body was probably able to keep up with the daily toxic burden. But for many of us, the toxic burden makes it difficult for our body to keep up. So, in theory, it is a great idea to give the digestive system, liver and gall bladder a little break to catch up on the detoxification process. This means, both mobilizing the toxins which are often safely stored in fatty tissue and helping to escort them out of the body so they are not reabsorbed.
Many detoxification diets do a terrific job mobilizing the toxins. Where they fall short is in supporting the removal of the toxins from the body. This removal requires dietary fiber or clay for the toxins to bind to and optimal function from the organs of detoxification including the liver, gall bladder, kidneys, lymphatic system, heart, lungs and skin.
As you may know, any kind of detoxification effort increases the burden on the detox organs. If these organs are already stressed, releasing additional toxins will only cause greater damage. To help you identify which oils might best support your bio-individual detoxification concerns, we’ve created the following quiz.
We also created a Detox Support Kit™ — Vibrant Blue Oils Detox Support Kit™ including three powerful oils – Parasympathetic™, Liver™, Gall Bladder™ – that when used in combination with a detoxification diet, fiber or clay and other nutritional supplements, helps support the organs of detoxification for optimal function.
Vibrant Blue Oils Liver™ helps support optimal health and vitality of the liver. This is a great blend to support any kind of digestive repair effort that would release extra toxins (like yeast die off), a detox cleanse or for anyone who demonstrates liver stress symptoms like sensitivity to smells (smoke, perfume, etc) and or chemicals or those who are easily intoxicated or hung over.
Vibrant Blue Oils Gall Bladder™ supports the flow of bile and with it toxins out of the body. The Gall Bladder concentrates the bile to help break down fat and carry toxins out of the body. If the bile becomes too thick, it doesn’t flow as well and toxins don’t move out of the system as efficiently. Some indicators that Gall Bladder™ might be a helpful blend for you would be motion sickness, floating stools, avoiding fatty food like meat or if you do eating fatty food, needing to use the restroom shortly after, pain between shoulder blades, subtle headache above eyes.
Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic™ blend which helps to stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote optimal digestion, absorption and assimilation of the nutrients necessary to help the body heal and put it in optimal balance. Detoxification is a parasympathetic event – you can’t heal under stress and you need to rest and digest to detoxify. This means the Parasympathetic™ oil should be a staple throughout the detoxification process.
Skin: Sweat glands of the skin act are one of the body’s avenues for elimination. The surface area of the skin covers 11,000 sq. feet, making sweating therapy effective to remove toxins. Detoxification of the skin can be supported by Epsom salt bathes with a few drops of Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic™ oil. The clove oil in the Parasympathetic™ blend helps to pull toxins out of the skin to lessen the burden on the liver, gall bladder and kidneys.
Lymph: Interstitial lymph fluid flows through the lymph nodes where toxins are filtered out. Unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system does not have a heart to pump the fluid through the body. Keeping the lymph flowing with our Lymph™ blend helps to move toxins out of the body.
Emotions: You are detoxing on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. As you detoxify, you release stored emotion including deep anger, resentments and fear. Vibrant Blue Oils Liver Support™ can support the release of emotions.
Sleep is when the body detoxifies and heals. If you are not sleeping, you will not detoxify. Disrupted sleep can be attributed to a variety of causes (this blog talks about underlying issues related to sleep), but great blends to support it include our Vibrant Blue Oils Sleep™ blend and Circadian Rhythm™ blend.
Stress – Detoxification is a parasympathetic event. Stress is a sympathetic state and can really undermine any detoxification efforts. In fact, cortisol, a hormone released by the adrenal glands is known to turn off the immune system. Vibrant Blue Oils offers two great formulas to help combat and diminish stress — Adrenal™ designed to support both hyper and hypo adrenal conditions, and Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic™ blend which helps to stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote optimal digestion, absorption and assimilation of the nutrients necessary to help the body heal and put it in optimal balance.
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- Adrenal™ available here
- Circadian Rhythm™ available here
- Detox Support Kit™ available here
- Gall Bladder™ available here
- Liver™ available here
- Liver Support™ available here
- Lymph™ available here
- Parasympathetic™ available here
- Sleep™ available here