We get it, no one really enjoys discussing bathroom matters. However, on the topic of gut health, it's impossible to overlook constipation— it frequently arises as a consequence of digestive issues! While the trouble happens at the end, the root causes start higher up in the system.
The good news is there are herbal remedies for both ends...😅
First things first, before we get into the herbs you must consider what you are eating! When it comes to constipation, high on the list of troublemakers are low-fiber items like processed foods and dairy products. They contribute to slowed digestion, making the journey through your system slower and sluggish.
Keep an eye on inflammatory foods too—those high in sugar, refined carbs and unhealthy fats can cause inflammation that will affect the flow of things. Also, meats (we still don't know who started this, seafood isn't meat situation but, they count as well), with the heavy load of fats and lack of fiber can contribute to constipation and other digestive issues.
Now, we don't like talking about problems without the solutions!
Fruit is going to be your best ally when it comes to your gut health. Packed with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and natural sugars, they are what's going to help ensure a smooth ride when it comes to maintaining regularity and preventing any "traffic jams."
The abundance of vitamins and antioxidants adds an extra layer of protection, promoting overall gut well-being. And those natural sugars? They provide a gentle energy boost without the unwanted digestive drama.
A plant based cleanse, whether raw, a mono-fruit cleanse, a sugar/processed food detox, going meatless etc., is always great to do on a monthly or a 21-day basis.
NOW FOR THE HERBS🌿
Let's start with herbs for liver stimulation to really get that bile flowing.
Why is bile important?
It play a huge role in digestion is breaking down fats.
When you consume a fatty meal, bile is released into the small intestine, where it emulsifies fats—basically, it turns them into smaller, more manageable pieces. This process is crucial because it allows enzymes to work more efficiently, breaking down fats into substances your body can absorb. Check out our herbal recommendations below!
Angelica Root, Burdock Root, Cascara Sagrada, Yellow Dock Root, St. John Wort, Dandelion Root!
Find the herbs mentioned online or visit us in store at our herbal store in Summerville! 908 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville, SC 29485