The Importance of Gut Health for Seniors
In this blog, Rose’s Agency Home Care’s team member Tashma Body shares her insights and tips for maintaining a healthy gut. Keep reading to learn more!
Gut Health. How important is it? Your gut plays an important role in how your nervous system functions. Have you ever noticed how certain foods make your body react? Depending on what you eat, you could feel a lack of energy or feel bloated. You may also feel rejuvenated and energetic. It is important to be mindful of what you are putting into your body for this very reason.
Detoxing every morning with detox tea can help regulate your digestive system. In fact, drinking hot fluids in the morning helps eliminate bloating and discomfort. Probiotics and prebiotics also aid in regulating and balancing the good and bad bacteria produced in the gut.
One of my favorite detox teas consists of a shot of apple cider vinegar, a shot of ginger, and one tablespoon of lemon. I do this every morning to flush my body of any purities.
Did you know that gut health can affect your mood? A healthy gut equals vitality. You feel good when you eat raw foods, such as leafy green vegetables and fruits. Staying away from processed foods will help eliminate inflammation that causes bloating.
Herbs for Boosting Gut Health
Cayenne: Cayenne pepper is a powerful stimulant that aids with circulation and digestion. Cayenne helps relieve bloating and gas. Cayenne stimulates the secretion of digestive juices. It may be taken in frequent, small doses for a weak or failing heart.
Calendula: Clears out digestive infections. Calendula is one of the most well-known and versatile herbs in Western herbal medicine. Calendula has antiseptic and healing properties helping to prevent the spread of infection and aids with speeding up the rate of repair. Calendula is a cleansing and detoxifying herb, and the infusion and tincture are used to treat chronic infections
Wild Yam: Wild yam helps aid the digestive system as well as relieve menstrual pains and muscle cramps. This herb can be used as an effective treatment for digestive problems, including gallbladder inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, and diverticulitis.
Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola is a useful tonic and cleansing herb for skin problems and digestive disorders. Gotu Kola is beneficial for brain fog, anxiety, and can help support a healthy nervous system.
As you can see, gut health is a key factor to healthy skin and a healthy nervous system. It is important to be mindful of what you allow yourself to intake externally and internally. Incorporating healthy herbs, teas, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can go a long way in boosting your gut health for years to come.
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