The Best Herbs for Gut Health

In this day and age with all the stressors coming at us faster than ever before we are so vulnerable to wearing down a lot more quickly than ever before. It’s unbelievable what we have to deal with in a day now. We are exposed to demands (thanks to technology) that if we are not careful.. Our demands will take over. Your goal with wellness should be- “To give your loved ones including yourself- the best of you and not what’s left of you.” One of our very first parts of us to show stress is our gut. I wanted to share with you the best herbs for gut health remedies and lifestyle changes to restore balance to your digestive system. 

Here are some best herbs for gut health remedies and lifestyle tips that can help:

  1. Herbal Remedies:

Aloe Vera: Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe and heal the lining of the gut. Drink aloe vera juice or gel to help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract. Arbonne’s Clean Tox Gentle Cleanse also helps support liver function. Sometimes you just know that you need to feel better and that you might need a “tune up”. I reach for this product a few times a month and it helps so much. 

Peppermint:  Peppermint is known for its ability to soothe digestive discomfort and reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Drink peppermint tea or take peppermint oil capsules to relieve gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. This tea- Arbonne’s Herbal tea is incredible for that. I do not go a day without it. My daughter has IBS and she uses this and the Green, Gut, Glow and has had no more flare ups or issues thanks to this trio. 

Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory and anti-nausea properties, making it useful for soothing an upset stomach and improving digestion. Drink ginger tea or add fresh ginger to your meals to aid digestion. Those are great tips.. Arbonne’s Gut Health Probiotic has ginger in it. 

Licorice Root: Licorice root can help reduce inflammation in the gut and promote the healing of ulcers. Drink licorice root tea or take licorice root supplements to support gut health.

Slippery Elm: Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that coats and soothes the lining of the digestive tract. Drink slippery elm tea or take slippery elm supplements to relieve digestive discomfort and promote healing.

Marshmallow Root: Marshmallow root has demulcent properties, meaning it forms a protective layer over the mucous membranes in the digestive tract, reducing inflammation and irritation. Drink marshmallow root tea or take marshmallow root supplements to soothe the gut lining.

I encourage you to look at all the best herb supplements in Arbonne as they are ahead of the curve and many brands are out there making big claims – but- not all are created equal. Now moving on to some lifestyle tips… this is so important. My 26year old son and I were just talking about this tonight. He is working a lot and building his business.. I said- you pay now or you’ll pay later. Let’s make a wellness plan for you- and we are. We have to. Can’t go at this alone. We need the right kind of help. Okay.. 

  1. Lifestyle Tips: 

Eat a Balanced Diet:  Focus on consuming whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, and excessive alcohol, which can disrupt gut health. Have you seen the Essential Meal Protein from Arbonne? 26 grams of protein made with avocado oil.. This is key. In Canada it’s actually labeled a food product with Health Canada. 

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to support digestion and keep the mucous membranes in your digestive tract hydrated. Lots of water. Want to add to that? Check out Fizz or Hydration.. Made with vitamins and more. 

Manage Stress:  Chronic stress can negatively impact gut health, so practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or spending time in nature. I love walking to.. Obviously there are more exercise tips but stress reducing with calming practices are what will ease your mind. Life is always going to happen but focusing on wellness is key. 

Get Regular Exercise:  Regular physical activity can help improve digestion and reduce symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. Honestly- try every day. A walk, 10,000 steps is easier than you think. Sitting is the new smoking.. So just get up and move a little. 

Get Adequate Sleep: Poor sleep can disrupt gut health and exacerbate digestive issues. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to support overall health and well-being. I am extremely protective of my sleep. Ask anyone in our family and for a mother of 5- that’s a big deal to prioritize sleep but as a matter of fact- it’s something I have taught them too. To protect those hours as your brain is rejuvenating and to pray or give thanks and that will help you fall asleep. 

Limit Antibiotic Use: Antibiotics can disrupt the balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut, so only use them when necessary and work with your healthcare provider to explore alternatives when possible. Only when necessary and sometimes they really are- just remember the supplements recommended above and you can heal your gut. 

By incorporating these best herbs for gut health remedies and lifestyle tips into your daily routine, you can support the natural healing of your gut and improve your overall digestive health. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new herbal remedies or making significant changes to your diet or lifestyle, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

These are just a few of my wellness tips for healing your gut naturally. We have to takecare of ourselves so we can take care of others. Be the example – start with you. 

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