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Today, I want to share some information about how to restore gut health from a site I follow closely and affiliate with. Dr. Douillard talks about gut healing foods and following nature's cycles with employment of Ayurvedic principles for amazing results!
Feeling Better is What it's all About
Several friends and coworkers have asked me how they can best restore gut health and fix their issues, so I decided to go ahead and share the following information.
I'm not a doctor as you know and I do not have my own clinical program for digestive health, but I know who does!
At least 70% of our immune systems are housed in the gut. Also, a large percentage of brain chemicals like serotonin are made in the gut.
Fixing the gut will help you feel better physically and mentally!
Many Factors Affect Gut Health
I don't know about you guys, but stress seems to hit me right square in the gut. When I'm stressed, my digestion is immediately affected and not in a good way.
What that means to me is that my stomach starts making the most crazy loud noises! I can feel and hear the nasty fermentation going on in there and it becomes very uncomfortable.
As you may already know, I have given up a few foods due to Lyme inflammation issues. I don't want to lose more foods from my diet in an effort to stop this latest bout of bloating and indigestion.
I still think it was worth doing the elimination diet, a few years ago, because I did feel much better and I was able to tolerate more foods afterwards.
Once that part was done I had to begin focusing on gut healing foods.
What are some examples of gut healing foods?
A few of them are listed below:
- kitchari- which is an ayurvedic cleansing and healing food one can use as part of a short mono-diet cleanse-it is easy to digest and soothing to gastrointestinal tract. check out this free ebook with the specifics on the short home cleanse with kitchari
- probiotics-promote growth of the good bacteria in your gut so digestion is facilitated. Probiotics help to heal the gut lining. Properly fermented foods are a source of these; things like yogurt and sour kraut.
- prebiotics-essentially feed the probiotics so they can thrive. It's a fiber and can be found in gut healing foods like bananas, onion, garlic, and many more.
- bone broth-has soothing collagen and is rich in minerals to help heal the gut.
- spices-ginger, fennel, turmeric, and other gut healing and anti-inflammatory spices
Time to Address the Root Cause and Restore Gut Health
However, I still can't do dairy, gluten, or nightshades (and obviously not stress either). And as you can guess, that just isn't good enough for me anymore. I want to fully restore gut health and have it all again!
Therefore, I decided I would finally try to fix the root causes if that was even possible. Then lo and behold, these videos on question your digestion came across my email and I signed up to watch. Now, I do believe I can do it and so can you!
The following are words from Dr. John Douilllard.
Restore Gut Health
Nearly 80 percent of the American population complain of some type of digestive disorder. The reported symptoms are bloating, gas, indigestion, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Many people are too embarrassed to talk to their doctor about it, so these symptoms often go untreated for years.
According to Ayurveda, all aspects of health and ill health start in the digestive system. Early detection and not sweeping digestive symptoms under the rug is critical not only to a complete recovery, but to long-term health.
If you are experiencing chronic digestive concerns of any kind, please get checked by your doctor.
Most people today jump immediately towards removing particular "problem" foods. This may temporarily help your digestive symptom, but will not treat the underlying weak link in your digestive power. More often than not, doing this results in one food after the next having to be eliminated.
Since you clicked on this blog post and are still reading, you may be interested to know that there are strategies to identify and address the underlying concern, and ultimately attain the digestive strength that you deserve.
In Ayurveda, it is said that 80% of all disease can be attributed to digestive imbalance. Our culture of blaming foods for our digestive distress may be setting us up for more serious problems down the road.
An accurate understanding of digestion requires an evaluation of each aspect of the digestive process. Poor lymphatic circulation, liver function, bile flow, stomach acid strength, stress and a diet of highly processed foods can directly impact digestive strength. Ayurveda says that the digestive system is also our detoxification system. This means when the digestion breaks down, so does the ability to detox.
With the general public being bombarded by more than 4 billion pounds of toxins dumped into the American environment each year, a healthy digestive and detox system is more important than ever before.