By TJ Ross
Having a healthy digestive system is essential to maintaining overall well being and happiness. The saying you are what you eat isn't myth, it's absolutely true. We all know our bodies operate from our food and water intake so it's important that these fuels are processed and properly distributed for maximum efficiency. When problems arise in the digestive system it can make refueling a very daunting task.
The first step to a healthy gut is having the right balance of bacteria which can be obtained from increasing the amount of fiber, prebiotic-rich food and probiotics. My favorites prebiotic-rich foods are bananas, onions, garlic and spinach. I find that I can add these ingredients into my smoothies and other meals while also adding flavor. Probiotics are often found in fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and tempeh but I usually opt for probiotic supplements, greek yogurt, and kombucha.
Another method I use for keeping my digestive track clean is drinking celery juice. Although many of the health benefits of this fad have not been fully studied, it is proven to be a diuretic and loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. This increases my body's awareness to hydrate more which can often go unnoticed due to a busy schedule and large amounts of caffeine consumption. Celery is also known to have sodium clusters salts that help flush out toxins and destroy pathogens which can disrupt gut health. Although, I do not recommend this for anyone with high cholesterol as it can easily outweigh the benefits associated with it.
Wise Woman Herbals offers three products that in combination with the right diet can support a healthy digestive system. The first product that I recommend is Digest Tea. (https://wisewomanherbals.com/products/digest-tea) This delicious tea is a great way to wind down after a long day and a large meal. Another product I use for its anti-inflammatory properties are the Turmeric Gold Capsules (https://wisewomanherbals.com/products/turmeric-gold-capsules). These capsules are packed full of organic turmeric root and turmeric root extract. Turmeric is a unique herb that has the ability to support my digestive and joint health all in one. The last product I recommend is the Bitter Tonic (https://wisewomanherbals.com/products/bitter-tonic). This tincture is a fun and easy way to kickstart the digestive process before chowing down on lunch or dinner.
These methods for maintaining a healthy digestive system are only recommendations and will vary person to person. I find these work great for me but I advising visiting with your local health practitioner to find the right balance of diet and supplements that fit your body best.
Cheers to a healthy gut!