Stress, alcohol, and other bad lifestyle habits can lead to a damaged gut. When there are too many of these factors the intestinal barrier, which protect us against microorganisms and toxins, while absorbing the essential fluids and nutrients, gets disrupted.
The disruption in the intestinal barrier, also known intestinal permeability, can allow various substances to leak into the bloodstream. This leak makes our bodies prone to diseases, such as, food intolerances and even more critical ones that affect the immune system.
If you are suffering from a damaged gut, it is never too late to reverse its effects. With the right lifestyle and mindset, you can detox the toxins in your body, and have a better working digestive system. In this article, we will talk about how to heal the gut fast and naturally.
If you are unsure if you have a damaged gut, here are some of the symptoms that you must notice:
The increased intestinal permeability causes diseases, such as the following:
If you have a leaky gut, the very first thing you must do is identify the foods you are eating. There might be a few items that you should stay away from such as the following:
Now that you know which foods you need to avoid, let us look at the list of foods that actually restore the gut back to its healthy state.
When buying fruits and vegetables, it is best to go for organic and fresh. Frozen fruits and vegetables are okay as well, since they still contain the much needed antioxidants and polyphenols. What you should avoid are the canned foods that are loaded with salt, sugar and preservatives.
Here are the best foods that heal the digestive system:
Besides food, you can use the healing properties of essential oils to heal the gut fast. Essential oils are highly concentrated, so I recommend having a carrier oil first where you can mix a drop or more of the essential oil along with the carrier oil. It always recommended to contact your local holistic health care specialist, to find out which essential oils are suitable for your requirements. Moreover, avoid using essential oils if you are pregnant or around infants and children.
Carrier oils include the following:
Here is the general blending guideline, you can use to keep your essential oils to carrier oils mixture precise:
You can also mix in jojoba oil or vitamin E oil as 10% of your carrier oil for added benefits and to extend its shelf life.
Here are the essential oils you can use to keep your gut healthy. These can be applied topically over the abdomen 2 or 3 times a day if needed:
Listening to our gut does not only involve intuition, when making life choices. It can also tell us more about our overall health.
If you are aware of some of the mentioned symptoms above, it is important to take action, by restoring your gut health with the right food and essential oils, that can boost the healing process. After all, a happy gut, is a happy you!