5 Ways to Naturally Heal Your Gut Health

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The health of your gut affects not only your digestive tract, but also your hormones, immune system, nervous system, and even your mental health. So, if you’re dealing with imbalanced gut bacteria (also known as dysbiosis), your overall wellness may suffer. 

Thankfully, there are multiple ways to naturally heal your gut – no harsh treatments or medications are required. 

Incorporate Fermented Foods Into a Balanced Diet

Your diet plays a large role in the health of your gut. Fermented foods can help naturally correct imbalanced gut bacteria because they contain a high amount of probiotic microorganisms. These natural probiotics promote a healthier combination of microbes in the gut and even bolster the walls of the intestines.
Fermented food examples include yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, miso, tempeh, and pickled vegetables. Probiotic supplements are also available to conveniently boost the probiotics in your gut.  

Up Your Prebiotic Intake

Prebiotics, though easily confused with probiotics, offer different benefits for your gut health. Prebiotics are a specific type of plant fiber that can’t be digested. Instead, these fibers promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. 

Natural sources of prebiotics include garlic, asparagus, artichokes, onions, bananas, and oatmeal.

Consider Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities occur when your body can’t properly digest certain foods and result in gastrointestinal symptoms like bloating, stomach pain, gas, and skin irritation (such as eczema). 

If you’re struggling with digestive discomfort, identifying potential food sensitivities and trying an elimination diet may help heal your gut. An elimination diet involves removing all the foods that may be causing your symptoms, then adding them back in one by one. With this method, you can often identify the foods that you’re sensitive to. 

Practice Stress Management

Stress can have a major impact on your gastrointestinal health. Cortisol is a hormone that the body releases in response to stress, and it leads to inflammation that can compromise your gut. 

Natural stress management strategies include regular exercise, getting enough sleep each night, journaling, meditating, and keeping a close circle of loved ones for support. 

Colon Hydrotherapy

If constipation is the cause of your gastrointestinal discomfort, colon hydrotherapy could help. This natural, drug-free treatment fully evacuates the colon, ridding your system of toxins and waste. It helps alleviate symptoms including gas, bloating, and pain while improving the overall health of your gut. 

Contact Body Flow Wellness today to learn more about healing your gut with our range of natural treatment options.