When the doctor took in a deep breath, she was looking at my scan. There were ulcers and blood in my bladder. Painful, with the caustic fluids passing through. She shook her head and said the words I never expected. "There is no cure for this, but we have a diagnosis." Somehow, that was supposed to make me feel better.
She proceeded to tell me that my crippling abdominal pain was the result of a condition that had no known cause and no cure. There was one FDA approved medication I could try. I could change my diet completely. I might avoid losing work this way. Unfortunately, the FDA approved medication was stopped within the first week- I was having A-Fib. I'd been in and out of the cardiologist, the ER, lost work, and had to completely stop my workouts- the thing that's successfully kept me off of medication for anxiety.
On the healing path, I began to meditate and practice mindfulness more and more. I turned to natural solutions like aloe vera and Ayurvedic practices. I rested. I leaned into my faith. Finally, I was able to run again.
Enter DoTERRA. My good friend introduced me to an essential oil that I let kick around in my pocketbook for a long time. She swore it would help with my pain. I thought it was bologna. How could plants help me feel good when doctors and prescriptions couldn't?
I found out one day. I was teaching my sixth graders (who'd become accustomed to me occasionally crumpling in pain). I'd forgotten that expensive lotion that didn't heal me but took the edge off of the discomfort. I couldn't breathe, let alone teach.
I fished around for anything in my desk drawer that could help and remembered that little glass sample Britt had given me. After a few minutes of rubbing it on my tummy, the relief was at least as good, if not better than that tube from the pharmacy. I couldn't believe it.
Since then, I have doubted and been surprised by just about every oil I've tried. My family has converted all of our cleaning products and skincare, our supplements and many medications. I haven't used an over the counter since I started with these. Wow. That's shocking to me, even as I write it.
We've seen improvements in my son's reaction to environmental threats and his breathing, sleeping, mood. We've seen my wife's chronic back and knee pain reduce significantly. Both of us are able to resume our workouts full time. My youngest, like me, uses the Digest Zen products to support his abdominal pain and to aid in his digestion.
To say life has changed is an understatement. We've also enjoyed seeing many, many friends and community members find solutions without the addictions, side effects, chemicals and cost of traditional medication.
Would I use another brand? No. I simply know too much about DoTERRA, the integrity of the company, the length to which they test for purity and the commitment they make to the farmers, the communities and to their advocates. Every oil is 100%pure, therapeutic grade. It has a QR code and a lot number that can be run through www.sourcetoyou.com to learn about the sourcing, the ingredients and the testing reports.
Other companies claim to be pure, and even organic. BUT, do they provide 100% transparency like this? Nope. I wouldn't trust them. Many, when tested are filled with synthetics.
Trust DoTERRA. It's the gift of the earth and the company mantra is "Pursue what's pure." I love that.
Let me know if you'd like to learn more!
As a woman navigating two chronic pain conditions and the mother of two boys (one with asthma and allergies) I have been incorporating healing practices and natural solutions into our lives for a long time. When we discovered the impact of reducing our toxic load through essential oils, the benefits of 100%pure, therapeutic grade oils and the beauty of no side effect remedies, DoTerra oils became a lifestyle for us. To get the most from our oils, we make cleaners, body washes, treatments for ailments, energetic and emotional rollers and just about anything you can imagine. We are here to help you navigate the overwhelming options and start taking your natural healing path one step at a time. Love, LeeAnn