Are you feeling sluggish and tired? Do you eat healthily but still feel bloated? Do you find yourself in a mental fog? Are you irritated, quick-tempered, or chronically dissatisfied? All these can be signs of imbalance between the “good” and “bad” gut bugs and stagnation of Qi regulating emotions in our liver. A detox and rebalancing of your microbiome is the first step to improving this.
A restricted diet can help with gut inflammation and imbalance, but we consume a lot of toxins not only from food sources but also from the water we drink, cookware and utensils we use, the air we breathe, cosmetics we use. Even though we don’t feel the signs of an unbalanced gut we should detox our bodies at least once a year.
Spring is a great time for a detox. According to TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, spring belongs to a wood element representing the liver and gallbladder. The liver works as a filter in the human body that filters or detoxifies the blood and just like any other filter it needs a cleanse!
We can support a detox of our liver by drinking warm lemon water every morning, but for a thorough detox, we usually need help with some supplements.
So what supplements should we use to naturally detox our liver and rebalance our microbiome?
- Herbs – There are many herbs that may support liver detox. The more bitter usually the better.
Dandelion has a great cleansing effect. It contains potent antioxidants, may help reduce inflammation, aid in blood sugar management, may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, may lower blood pressure, may have anticancer effects, support healthy digestion and more.
Milk Thistle is a plant named for the white veins on its large prickly leaves. One of the active ingredients in milk thistle called silymarin is extracted from the plant’s seeds. Silymarin is believed to have antioxidant properties, it may help with diabetes, indigestion, and liver disease.
Agrimony is an herb that contains chemicals called tannins. People dry the seeds and the parts that grow above the ground to make medicine. Agrimony may help liver, kidney, stomach problems, and other conditions.
There are other herbs and essential oils that can support detoxification, but without the expertise of a skilled phytotherapist it’s hard to combine them to an effective mixture.
I have carefully selected natural products for detoxification and digestive disorders that are now available in my Shop.
The active ingredients of the extract Regalen support detoxification/cleansing and normalize functioning of the liver and gallbladder, digestion, intestinal tract, and healthy skin. For enhanced effects, it’s recommended combining Regalen with the Protektin therapeutic cream.
- Humic and Fulvic Acids
They are exceptionally bioactive substances that developed through the gradual decomposition of organic matter found in brown coal and peat deposits.
Humic and fulvic acids have the ability to revitalize the body as a whole by getting rid of toxins and stimulating overall immunity. Studies show that the humic acid detox supplement can increase healthy bacteria in the colon. Taking Cytosan humic acid health supplement might aid overall well-being and health with these benefits.
- Prebiotics and Probiotics
You have probably heard about these two already. Prebiotics are special plant fibers that help healthy bacteria grow in your gut and make your digestive system work better. They are a source of food for your gut’s healthy bacteria. They’re carbs your body can’t digest, so they go to your lower digestive tract, where they act like food to help the healthy bacteria grow https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/prebiotics-overview. Probiotics are live yeasts and good bacteria that live in your body and are good for your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. They can help balance your “good” and “bad” bacteria to keep your body working the way it should https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-are-probiotics. Probiosan is a unique blend of Prebiotics, Probiotics with added Chlorella – a type of algae that grows in freshwater. It’s sometimes called seaweed. It’s used for nutrition and as medicine.
Don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions regarding these supplements or questions related to improved gut health. I would love to work with you!