Herbal Medicine - Digestive Issues
Most people at some point in their life have experienced at least one of the following; Bloating, Reflux, Heart burn, Burping, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Flatulence or Cramping gut pain. Have you? These are all symptoms of imbalances in your digestive tract which can be a result of simply over indulging on food or to more serious conditions such as colitis or Crohn’s disease. Whatever the reason, your digestive tract is multifactorial and can have great impact on your overall health in either a positive or negative direction.
Your intestines are home to 70% of your lymphatic system which shows how greatly your immune function relies on good gut health. Your lymphatic system works by filtering your blood of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens to help you to stay well. When your gut is congested or inflamed your lymphatic system becomes compromised. There’s also the “gut brain link” via you’re your nervous system, especially your Vagus nerve, and your intestines. This means that when your gut is congested, toxic or inflamed it can have a direct impact on your mental and emotional wellbeing.
Herbal medicine can help to:
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve digestion in your stomach to stop reflux, heartburn and burping
- Clear Helicobacter Pylori and SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)
- Heal and nourish your intestinal lining integrity, reducing “leaky gut”
- Alleviate constipation and diarrhoea/ loose bowel motions
- Help to clear parasites and worms
- Clear candida from your gut
- Improve liver function to ensure an adequate number of digestive enzymes to digest your food properly
Gut inflammation can be caused by parasitic infection but the most common reason is from eating foods that are not compatible with your system. These foods will be unique to everyone, so what is suitable for one person may not be for another. By discovering which foods are irritating your digestive tract and eliminating them completely from your diet for at least 6 months you will be giving your gut time to heal and thus improve your overall health.
To find out more about how I can help you learn which foods are incompatible for you please head over to the “Testing” page for information on the “500+ Items Hair Analysis”.