Does your young cancer fighter struggle with tummy issues?
It’s actually not uncommon, but sadly, most people are just casually prescribed another medication or given some over-the-counter recommendations, which are full of toxins and actually end up creating greater problems.
So, when we reached out to Colton, a 17-year-old teenager who was diagnosed with ALL in February of 2016, and his mom, Cindy, shared what they have learned from KICKcancER, we HAD to pass this along. Not only do we think that Colton’s story will offer hope, but we believe it will help you to become educated and empowered!
Colton’s Favorite Sport or Activity:
Colton’s Favorite Healthy Food:
We only recommend eating organic, raw or grass-fed, grass-finished dairy. Realmilk.com is a great resource to finding this in your local area.
Colton’s Health Tip:
Use essential oils daily for support. Favorite oil = Peppermint
Colton’s Story with KICKcancER:
After Colton was diagnosed, we were blessed with a KICKstart Kit from our friends, The Johnson Family. This special gift included supplies and information that opened our world to a better way to support Colton and help him thrive through childhood cancer treatment.
We were fortunate to attend an online 30 Day Thrive Program, too. This program provided us with weekly mentoring sessions that covered more in depth information regarding nutrition, detox, using essential oils, environmental toxins, and included a lot of caregiver support.
One of our biggest joys came when Colton tried Peppermint Essential Oil. For months, he had struggled with severe tummy issues before (anxious feelings), during (chemo), and after (detox) treatments. He had exhausted all medications, prescription and over the counter options, before finally finding relief with Peppermint Essential Oil. It has helped him in so many ways, mentally and physically.
Through KICKcancER, we also found an amazing chiropractor who works well with children to find the root of the problem. This has been a huge gain, as our son suffers from neuropathy, and body alignment is important to his ongoing physical therapy.
We have gained so much knowledge from KICKcancER and are so grateful for the positive impact it continues to have on Colton and for our family.
As we mentioned, tummy troubles are very common, and having good digestion is foundational! So, here’s some of our favorite tips:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Incorporate a nutrient dense diet with lots of leafy greens.
- DigestZen is another beneficial essential oil.
- Implement a high-quality collagen and gelatin.
- Take regular epsom salt baths.
- Get regular massages.
- As Cindy mentioned, regular chiropractor care is important. To help find your network of alternative care, check out the FAQ section here to find our top recommendations.