Doterra Supplements & Whole30

The second installment of my Whole30-meets-doterra blog posts is all about the Food Nutrient complex known as Microplex VMz. Let me just say that this stuff is a game changer!  I have struggled (read s t r u g g l e d) with vitamin deficiencies, chronic lethargy, daily headaches, and most likely thyroid related issues over the years. Throughout college, I figured that my constant exhaustion was simply due to the fact that I was barely sleeping and living off of bad coffee and fried gooey cafeteria food. But even post graduation, I still felt like a zombie; it was getting really old.  My husband and I lived in this beautiful bubble of an oasis in the San Juan Islands. Seriously perfect, and yet I constantly felt like I had to “rally” just to go for a walk. My energy was simply non-existent. I was getting enough sleep, eating well, but I had tried supplements in the past and they had never helped, so none of those.

Fast forward to August 2015. I went to a doTERRA class at my best friends house and decided to take the plunge. I got one of the bigger kits, because I had decided that I wanted to replace everything in my house with nontoxic alternatives. With that kit came the trio of supplements that you see above. I can honestly say that I had a few doubts, I mean, how powerful can vitamins actually be?

VERY powerful.

Because of the unique way that doTERRA has formulated the Livelong Vitality trio, they are completely bioavailable and nourish your body at a cellular level. I had been consistently taking them for two months, when I had my blood work done and my levels were normal. Iron, vitamin D, everything. Finally. I had been sleeping better, had more energy, and this little trio was the only thing that I had changed about my routine. The psoriasis on my scalp had calmed down, my skin was better, and get this, my husband was taking them too and his anxiety was better. What?

What sets LLV apart from your regular old (or even organic health food store) vitamin is that they have doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils inside of them. The oils are so molecularly tiny that they pass through the cell membrane, allowing all the whole food, omega 3’s, and cellular nourishment into all your cells. Crazy right? That is why they work. That is why they actually change your iron levels, or whatever you’re struggling with, because they can be properly absorbed, and they are of the highest quality.

So I’m a believer, and with a 30 day 100% money back guarantee, you should at least give them a try.


Whole30 & doTERRA

Match made in health heaven, right? My husband and I are beginning our first run of Whole30 today. We both wanted a detox/cleanse and to reset the way we view food and how we eat. We typically avoid processed foods, empty starches, excess sugar, etc., but this is a game changer. We are filled with excitement, nerves, and hopefully a lot of willpower. I’m most sad to give up DAIRY. I loveee cheese, cream in my coffee, melted cheese, goat cheese… cheese. I’m not a huge sugar person, don’t get me wrong I LOVE a good homemade desert or cookie, but it’s not my go to snack. So here’s hoping my detox symptoms won’t be as bad in that area.

I’ve been thinking a lot the last couple days about which oils I’ll be using to help me out, as well as supplements that I’ll be taking to aid the detox process. They are full of digestive enzymes, whole food nutrients, and elements that encourage cellular vitality .Every day for about the next week I’ll be writing about specific oils, how I’m using them specific to my Whole30 journey. Whether to help with cravings, boost energy levels, or just give me a healthy dose of motivation, I’m going to cover a wide range of uses. Check out my Instagram and Facebook pages @anchorandoil and I will be posting live videos there too! If you have any specific questions, please ask them in the comment section and I would love to help in any way!