Plants for Gut Health

 

 

The seasons are changing so we’re here for a quick chat on how you can give your bod the health shield it deserves as we cruise into the colder months. It wasn’t until we dove into the wellness world that we realized our overall well being heavily relied on the health of our gut. Long story short, a healthy gut = stronger immune system. Sure sometimes sickness is inevitable but it’s a scientific fact that 70% of our immune tissue lives in our gut. In addition to probiotics, there are plenty of foods and herbs we can ingest to support the good bacteria and thwart off the bad. Herbal-support as a means to reduce stress and inflammation can also promote a healthy gut. Here are a few of the herbs we lean on for gut support / overall wellbeing:

    • Ashwagandha - reduces inflammation, antioxidant / antibacterial properties and acts as a tonic for your immune tissue (Good Night formula)
    • Reishi - contains high levels of prebiotic polysaccharides, which promotes the growth of probiotic bacteria and improves overall immune resilience (Good Day formula)
    • Elderberries - increases production of cytokines, improves digestion and reduces inflammation 
    • Turmeric - supports good bacteria, reduces inflammation and reduces gut permeability 
    • Rosemary - aids digestive tract, promotes a healthy balance of bacteria and can treat leaky gut. (Good Day formula)