Do you suffer from indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, bloating, stomach ulcers,
constipation, diarrhea, leaky gut, food allergies, gluten intolerances, seasonal allergies,
chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, ADD, ADHD, Autism, sugar
cravings, brain fog, skin issues, fatigue, or hormonal or mood imbalances?
Often these conditions are associated with the health of the gut microbiome. Your gut
microbiome can become disturbed from eating a poor diet, increased stress/trauma,
antibiotics, and/or from taking anti-inflammatory drugs. When your gut microbiome is
disturbed it can allow viruses, bacteria, candida, and funguses to grow in your intestinal
tract. This disruption can lead to multiple health issues. By improving the health of your
gut, many of these issues can be resolved. You can enjoy good digestion, increased
mental clarity, lessen your suffering from these health conditions, increase energy, and
improve your emotional health and total well-being.
Here are some herbs and nutrients to
help restore gut health naturally.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that mends broken junctions in your intestinal wall. L-
Glutamine is a protective nutrient that can act preventatively to minimize damage
caused by offensive foods, toxins, infections, and stress that could potentially lead to
leaky gut. Get L-Glutamine naturally from peas, tofu, lentils, beans, spinach, beets, and
2. Marshmallow Root
Marshmallow root is a herb with a high mucilage content. Mucilage herbs are gel-like,
soothing, and protective. They provide a protective lining to support your gut’s reaction
to inflammation. This soothing action can reduce the likelihood of inflammatory
conditions like IBS, colitis, and ulcers The slippery, mucilage properties also deter
constipation. Marshmallow root restores the integrity of the tight junctions found in your
3. Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL)
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) helps your body repair your gut lining by replenishing
the mucus that creates a healthy intestinal barrier. Licorice is also excellent for restoring
adrenal health. Since stress and trauma also negatively impact gut health, boosting
adrenal function can help you better cope with stress and its impact on your gut health.
4. Slippery Elm
Slippery elm is another effective herb for gut repair. Being a mucilage herb, it increases
the mucilage content (the protective barrier) in your digestive tract. It also stimulates
nerve endings to boost mucus secretion. A healthy mucosal lining will neutralize
excessive acidity in the gut, soothing inflammation caused from food intolerances.
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an absolutely amazing wonder herb with a plethora of benefits. It is
especially soothing and protecting to gut mucosa. Aloe vera is especially helpful with
controlling candida overgrowth. When the gut microbiome is disturbed, it allows an
overgrowth of candida and other funguses to flourish. This can cause a number of
health issues, increase food cravings, and lead to bloating and weight gain. Aloe vera
improves water balance in your intestines, and support immunity with its high amount of
nutrients and antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E).