For years I struggled with stomach issues, always getting bad stomach aches. It wasn’t until recently I started to try different things to solve the issue and it wasn’t until a couple months ago that I learned gluten was the culprit and cut it out of my diet. It is no secret that since going gluten free I feel 100% better! I no longer get these awful debilitating stomach aches that linger for hours or bloating.
While going gluten free has helped me tremendously there are other things I do to keep a healthy gut. Seeing that everyone might not be gluten intolerant like I am I thought I would share some great to keep your gut healthy!
When our digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products. It will then take in the things that our body needs (nutrients from food and water) and absorb and deliver them to the cells where they are needed.
Apple Cider Vinegar (with the “mother”): drink 1 tbs acv with water a day first thing in the morning.
1.) It is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida—yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida also is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections.
2.) It helps to break up mucous throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that apple cider vinegar can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucous and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms, such as sore throats and headaches.
3.) It helps balance the body’s pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.
4.) The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection.
Probiotic: I take one probiotic every morning
1.) If you don’t take a probiotic regularly the most important time for you to take one is while you are on an antibiotic. The probiotic will help prevent diarrhea caused by the antibiotic.
2.) Treating childhood diarrhea
3.) Treating ulcerative colitis
4.) Preventing pouchitis, an inflammation of the intestines that can follow intestinal surgery
5.) Treating and preventing eczema associated with cow’s milk allergy
6.) Helping the immune system
7.) Treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Aloe Vera Juice: I wish I could tell you I drink this on the reg, but I just can’t do the taste. I much prefer ACV, but for those who can’t stomach the ACV might like this better.
1.) Relieves gastrointestinal disorders like indigestion.
2.) Sip it to aid in elimination. Many times, it’s recommended for its laxative effects.
3.) Reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome including bloating and discomfort.
4.) Helps ease congestion, stomach ulcers, colitis, hemorrhoids, urinary tract infections and prostate problems.
Do you use any of the above products?
Do you have stomach issues? What has worked for you?