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Last year, I had my gallbladder removed. Since then, occasionally, I will get some mad heartburn! Fire rising from the depths! In the past, I’ve chewed gum to settle the heartburn. Chewing gum produces more saliva which neutralizes the acid from the stomach. Unfortunately, it’s not instant relief and I don’t always carry gum with me.
Last weekend, I was at Allume (Amazing. Everyone should go. Post coming soon.) and we had this delicious Mexican dish for lunch one day. It was kind of a build-your-own dish so I made a Moe’s style rice bowl and smothered it in the chipotle dressing that was available. Spicy. Ranch-y. Delectable. Fire. Heartburn. About that quickly, too.
Cue the oils. 🙂 For me, Lemon essential oil will knock heartburn dead in its tracks.
“Lemon? What? Isn’t that acidic? Wouldn’t that make heartburn worse?”
Well, Lemon essential oil is made from the rind of the lemon. The oil produced when the rind is distilled is actually turns alkaline when it enters the body. It will neutralize acid in a heartbeat! Ha! Pun intended!
So when I was suffering at the table in the front of the room, I noticed that I had just a bit of water left in my glass. About a mouthful. I added two drops of Lemon essential oil and swallowed the water quickly. Boom! Heartburn gone! It never returned and I was able to enjoy my day heartburn free!
I find that doing this just one time will take care of my heartburn. You can repeat as necessary.
DISCLAIMER: The things I share with you are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or be a substitute for any medicine. It is true that I have found less need for OTC medicines, but you have to make choices that are right for your family. Another choice I’ve made is to exclusively use Young Living Essential Oils. I believe they are 100% pure without any synthetic additives. That’s huge to me! I have read a lot of material on different essential oil companies and Young Living is what I have chosen. If you choose to use essential oils, I encourage you to do some research and choose the brand that you believe in.
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