Your digestive system is responsible for turning what you eat into energy and nutrients for your body. These nutrients are also used for growth, and cell repair. Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before the blood absorbs them and carries them to cells throughout the body. As we age, this process naturally weakens. For example, the average healthy 40-year-old has only 75% of their enzyme activity, and the average 70-year-old has only 33% of their enzyme activity.  It's important to maintain good digestive function to provide the nutrients you need to be healthy and age well.  The use of some key digestive supplements is a cornerstone to optimal health. Watch this short video tutorial where I explain the digestive system and how to support it with 3 key supplements. https://bit.ly/happygut4u

When adding new supplements into your daily routine it is best to space each new supplement a day or two apart. This way if you have  a dramatic improvement or a supplement does not agree with your body, you will be able to identify which one produced that outcome.

Digestive enzymes

 Take with every meal. MANY people are deficient in digestives enzymes, including children. This is a critically important supplement for those age 50+. Enzymes are needed to properly break down and assimilate our food. If you have digestive complaints, results are usually felt quickly.  Our favorite choice is Young Living Essentialzyme4 (Mightyzymes for children) 
Essentialzymes -4 Testimony

Use essentialzyme 4 anytime I know I’m going to be eating something my body doesn’t like.I used to always dread eating anywhere besides home now I know I have a very  good tool, then if I do fail to take the essentsilzyme4 I have Alkalime on hand for migraines.- Lisa Froesse

Simply put, my husband calls essentialzyme4 - his fart pills 😆 meaning that they reduce gas and bloating. (I make sure we do not rune out) - Trish Rognvaldson


These are VITAL to our immune system, and are depleted by many things (antibiotics, stress, processed food etc) 
Myth: Yogurt is NOT a good source of probiotics- low concentration, high sugar, dairy often not tolerated by many. 

Two Options:
Young Living Life 9 Probiotic 17 billion active live cultures with 9 strains per capsule. Dairy based formula. Needs refrigeration after opening

Mightypro probiotic (for adults or children, powder form)
Non Dairy formula.  Belongs to KidScents line but great for adults too, especially those who have trouble swallowing pills or who just enjoy the “Healthy Pixie Stix” taste. No refrigeration required, individually vacuum packed. Very convenient for travel! Contains 2 Prebiotics (FOS and Wolfberry fruit fibre: food to support the probiotics), 8 billion live cultures, and 7 probiotic strains per package.  Dose: 1 or more per day, can be taken with food. Keep away from dogs as contains Xylitol.
MightyPro Testimony

One of my friends is a dentist who gives MightyPro out like candy! She asks the parents to have the children take it at night. It supports a healthy microbiome in the mouth. They wake up with no yukky feelings in their mouths. Try it! I've been using it ever since and it is true for even adults!! - Nancy W.

Acid Neutralizing supplement

When the body is overly acidic, it creates an unwanted environment where illness, bacteria, and yeast thrive. It also takes minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and remove it from the body. Too much acidity has been linked to inflammation, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, autoimmune disease, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. Alkalime is a delicious alkaline mineral powder that supports blood alkalinity. Not recommended for sodium restricted diets.  
Alkalime Testimony

I used Alkalime every night when I was pregnant for heartburn, it was a complete lifesaver!! Heartburn gone within 30 seconds!
 - Lisa Blackstock

Since taking Alkalime daily I can eat tomato-based foods without the stomach upset I used to get. - Jackie B.

No matter what our age, cells in our body die every day and are replaced by new cells. If we do not absorb the nutrients we need to heal and repair, diseases and suboptimal function will result!
We need high quality nutrients to make effective, healthy cells! 

Eating colorful, organic whole foods and eliminating foods that our body does not tolerate (i.e. gluten, dairy etc) are also important in supporting optimal digestion.  Grab your printable Digestive Support for Optimal Health Guide here

Note: When adding new supplements into your daily routine it is best to space each new supplement a day or two apart. This way if you have  a dramatic improvement or a supplement does not agree with your body, you will be able to identify which one produced that outcome.

Important, the information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not provided to diagnose, prescribe or treat any condition of the body. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a healthcare professional. If you have any concerns regarding this information, please consult your health care professional. Compiled by Carla Green BScPT, Reg.Ac