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Essential Oils to Support GAPs Protocol

By Jodi Cohen

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GAPs Diet

It is not just what you eat, but your ability to digest, absorb and assimilate your nutrients in order to attain and maintain optimal health. Learn how to use Essential Oils for GAPs.

This point was driven home at a recent conference of the Weston A. Price foundation, a group that adheres to a nutrient dense, whole food diet, where we offered free assessments expecting to find an extremely health population based on their extremely healthy diets.  Imagine our surprise at discovering that 94% of the seemingly healthy attendees had some form of digestive dysfunction.

Even though these individuals were eating a pristine diet, they were not able to digest, absorb and assimilate their nutrients.  Across the board, Vibrant Blue Oils Parasympathetic® and Adrenal® blends helped balance attendees, allowing for optimal digestion and vibrant health.


Essential Oils for GAPs

Individuals with severe digestion dysfunction, like those following a GAPs protocol, are challenged in terms of the nutrients they are able to digest. This is why easily digestible food, like bone broth, is such a critical component of the GAPs protocol. The body needs nutrients to heal, but if the nutrients we consume cannot be assimilated and absorbed into the body, healing will not occur.

In addition to easily digestible foods, topically applied essential oils can be easily absorbed and assimilated through the skin and olfactory system, allowing the digestive system to rest and heal.

Vibrant Blue Oils proprietary blends have been specifically designed to balance organ systems and help heal the body in tandem with a healing protocol like the GAPs diet. Some specific oils that support the GAPs protocol include oils for:

Digestion — Due to digestive problems, GAPS clients often cannot absorb or assimilate many vitamins or minerals. The digestive process requires the nervous system to be in the optimal rest and digest parasympathetic state. This state is required for the brain to trigger the stomach’s production of HCL and the release of pancreatic enzymes. How we eat, and the state of our nervous system, becomes as important as what we eat. Parasympathetic® blend helps stimulate the parasympathetic response for optimal digestion, absorption, assimilation and healing. Pancreas™ helps the pancreas release digestive enzymes and manage blood sugar. Gall Bladder™ helps the gall bladder release bile so that fat can be broken down and assimilated. Similarly, Vibrant Blue Oils Intestinal Mucosa™ balances intestinal activity and flora for optimal healing of leaky gut and other dysbiotic conditions.

Stress – The body needs to rest and repair in order to heal. This includes restful sleep and balanced stress responses during the day. We also need to manage stress for optimal digestion in the Parasympathetic “rest and digest” state of the Autonomic Nervous System.  Stress puts us in a fight or flight sympathetic state and in effect, turns off digestion.  A constant stress response (adrenal response) will surpress the immune system and the body’s ability to heal. Vibrant Blue Parasympathetic® and Adrenal® blends both help put the body in balance and reduce stress levels. Circadian Rhythm™ triggers the pineal gland to release melatonin which is critical for restful, deep sleep and balancing circadian rhythms. In addition, Vibrant Blue Oils Sleep™ and Calm™ can help relax the mind and relieve anxiety and Vibrant Blue Oils Uplift™ helps enhance mood and relieve depression

Sugar Cravings — Vibrant Blue Oils Blood Sugar Balance™ helps manage sugar cravings that often correspond with an elimination diet.

Detoxification — Vibrant Blue Oils Liver™, Gall Bladder™, Liver Support™ and Nerve Repair™ help to balance the body and support optimal detoxification and healing.

Immune Support – Vibrant Blue Oils Immune Support™ strengthens the body against inflammation, infections, viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, and microbes. The Lymph™ blend moves excess fluids and toxins out of inflamed cells so that nutrients can get in to heal the tissues.





About The Author

Jodi Cohen

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.