Using Bitter Herbs for Better Gut Health

Gut health is super important - today and every day. As we all know by now, your gut health is directly connected to the health of your brain, immune system, and overall health. The great news is that there are herbs that can help you keep your digestive system in tip top shape. Of course, there are varying lifestyle factors that are going to make these herbs work better for you and your body:

  • Diet – avoid inflammatory foods for your unique body
  • Exercise – you’ve got to move it or lose it
  • Sleep health – getting enough zzz’s is critical

These all play a vital role in your overall health. And, truth be told, herbs don’t work well, when you’re not able to treat your body well. All of that being said, there’s still a lot of magic and power in these precious plants. Let’s chat about bitter herbs and how they can affect your digestion, especially after so many sweets were ingested over the holidays.

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Four Steps To A Balanced, Healthy & Happy Gut

If you have been feeling funky and haven’t focused on your gut health yet, maybe our suggestions for lifestyle changes could help! Healing the gut can seem like a huge undertaking but like all things, there are many ways to approaching it. One of the methods Mountain Mel’s recognizes is the 4R program which breaks gut healing into four awesome and approachable steps!

1) Remove ~ Be gone stress, allergens, & pathogens!

This step requires us to look at what we are doing in our lives that may contribute to our symptoms. For example, many of us are familiar with the relationship between stress and food. Often times when we become overly stressed, we can not eat enough, eat much too much, or consume overly indulgent foods.(Can I get an Amen!?!)  Irregular eating patterns can create problems with absorption and digestion of essential nutrients. Being conscious of how we are eating and making steps towards removing things that inhibit regularity in our eating...

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