Herbal Medicine is the Missing Link for Restoring Gut Health
There are many different strategies, diets, and programs out there for healing from gut dysbiosis. So many that it can feel overwhelming, especially when trying to navigate these waters alone. I know because I've been there. I tried various extreme restrictive diets and protocols, supplements, candida killing concoctions, and folk remedies. While some of these things helped to some degree, nothing ever brought me lasting relief from my digestive woes, and a number of them actually made the situation in my gut worse!
The thing that I found was missing from every protocol was a thoroughly informed use of herbal medicines to aid in the different stages of the healing process. It wasn't until I started incorporating the healing wisdom of plant allies into my process that I made real progress.
The amazing thing about these plant allies is that they teach our body how to deal with the things it faces at different points throughout the healing process.
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Over 70% of your Immune System tissues reside in your gut and are referred to as the GALT (Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue). It surrounds the intestines, so when your intestines are inflammed due to dysbiosis, your immunity can be drastically affected in a number of ways.
Chronic candida and gut dysbiosis frequently lead to nutritional deficiencies. The pathogens consume our nutrients for survival and to develop the biofilm. The increased amounts of toxic byproducts released by the overgrowth increase the toxic load, which can also block nutrients from being used.
90% of our neurotransmitters are produced in the gut. So when the gut is inflamed and out of balance, your brain tends to follow suit, leaving you feeling foggy and overwhelmed.
When you are in a state of stress, it triggers the sympathetic nervous system, better known as the "fight or flight" response. This has an inhibitory effect on the digestive system, diverting blood away from the GI tract, reducing gut motility, and slowing digestive secretions. Over prolonged periods of stress, you move into a state of sympathetic dominance where energy is diverted from healing, building tissues, and eliminating waste. This can lead to chronic digestive issues such as pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and incomplete digestion. Gut dysbiosis can then be a major source of physical stress on the body, creating a vicious cycle.
When the body is constantly working to combat inflammation, it takes a huge toll on your energy stores, leaving you tired even after a long night of rest. When we work to remove inflammation in the gut, we often remove the source of your fatigue as well, leaving you free to work and move in your life with nothing to hold you back from reaching your highest potential.
Both what you eat and the state of mind in which you eat it affect the quality of your digestion. Removing foods that irritate your body and adding in herbs to soothe the irritation and heal tissues can help alleviate digestive woes, such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and nausea.
“After a decade of gut issues and finding NO relief from doctors, I finally met Jenny! She is caring, knowledgable, and I love her holistic approach. She assessed my gut issues and gave recommendations using a big picture approach that also included herbs, which has been highly effective and beneficial in my recovery (finally)!! She was specific to my individual needs and helped me with stress reduction using herbs and lifestyle adjustments as well. I highly recommend Jenny if you are still searching for lasting relief from your gut issues."
— Michelle G.