I think all of us at some point in time in our lives have dealt with some digestive health issues (heartburn, stomachache, gas, bloating, and some other not so fun things). Most times we just chalk this up to eating something "my stomach didn't agree with" and aren't paying attention to what our body is really telling us. These issues could be merely related to the food you just ate, but it's most likely your body telling you that your digestive health needs to be addressed.
Your digestive system breaks down foods and liquids into chemical components such as fat, protein, carbs, etc. that are nourishment for your body and helps keep it healthy. However, when your digestive system is "off" or in "disarray" you will feel discomfort and have adverse reactions to what you put into your body. While we should always monitor what we put into our body, some times it's hard to always be conscious of this and some times reactions within your digestive system could arise due to an underlying condition you may or may not know about.
To help lessen the chances of dealing with digestive health issues in the future or to minimize the discomfort you're currently dealing with, start thinking about integrating a prebiotic into your daily routine.
Prebiotics are ingredients that promote the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines, or in simpler terms, it make the probiotics already in your system multiply (or gives them a BOOST!) to help improve your digestive health.
Herbs to the Rescue
In the world of herbs, there are several that will help boost probiotic production and help with overall digestive health, but the two that are the most beneficial for this would be Dandelion Root and Burdock Root. What makes these two herbs so special is that they contain elevated levels of Inulin. Inulin is a prebiotic that "feeds" the probiotics you already have in your system and helps them multiply.
A great way to easily integrate these herbs into your day would be to make a tea.
Equal parts Dandelion Root and Burdock Root (approximately 2 teaspoons)
2 cups of distilled water
In a small pot, add the ingredients and bring the water to a boil for about 10-15 minutes
When done, pour into your cup, let cool for a bit and drink
NOTE: Dandelion Root can be rather bitter and is an acquired taste, so I would
recommend that you incorporate a few pieces of chopped ginger root and honey (to
taste) to give it a lively but sweet flavor.
Drink 1 cup of this tea daily and you will begin to see results and get your digestive health back on track!
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NOTE: Please remember, the information contained here is for educational purposes only and isn't meant to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure any disease. Before taking / using any of these items, please consult your doctor; especially if you're pregnant and/or taking any prescription medication.