Living Magazine Fall 2014 Living Magazine v2 - Page 4

ask Dr. HiII DR. DAVID K. HILL, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER An industry expert on wellness and essential oils, Dr. Hill is the chairman of the doTERRA Scientific Advisory Board. Is it safe to use essential oils during a pregnancy? needs. Although models of use may vary, I have found that consistency of application to be the most effective. I recommend using essential oils in smaller amounts and more frequently throughout the day rather than sporadically in large amounts. Consistency of use will help provide a sustained effect that allows for maximized benefit. A great benefit of essential oils is that they are safe and effective throughout every phase of life, including pregnancy. Due to the mild, non-irritating nature of many essential oils, they can be used confidently during this time. An important consideration throughout pregnancy is supporting healthy function of the entire body. Frankincense supports cellular function and, in turn, improves overall health. I have found Ginger, Peppermint, Lavender, and citrus oils can aid in the relief of pregnancy-related issues such as nausea, emotional imbalance, and other common discomforts. It’s also important to remember that during pregnancy many women are especially sensitive. Adapting quantity, application methods, or dilution ratios may be necessary to accommodate these heightened sensitivities. What is the difference between the Zendocrine oil and the Zendocrine supplement? The body’s natural detoxification organs are an essential element of health—specifically the liver, colon, kidneys, and skin. Both the Zendocrine Detoxification Complex and essential oil blend should be used in conjunction to provide a balanced, comprehensive system of organ support. The Zendocrine supplement includes a blend of whole-food nutrition specifically targeted for each of the major cleansing organs. The Zendocrine essential oil blend contains Tangerine, Juniper Berry, Cilantro, Geranium, and Rosemary essential oils. Together, these oils help reduce oxidative stress, support proper cleansing, and stimulate detoxification activity. Although the products can be used individually, we recommend using them together as part of a comprehensive program of support. I recommend using two capsules daily, one with each the morning and evening meals. The Zendocrine softgels make for convenient internal use of the essential oil blend or it can be applied topically to the abdomen or on the bottoms of the feet. How do I determine the appropriate dose of an essential oil? For many, the value of essential oils is understood and validated through personal use. It may not be a question of which oil to use, but rather, determining how and how much to use. The three primary methods of use include aromatic, topical, and internal application, all of which have documented benefit. Individual preference and experience will help you select the most appropriate application method to meet your pe