Herbs to Rev Your Digestive Fire!

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “Trust your gut,” right? There might be more truth in that statement than you might think. Our gut is about digestion --all about the power of our digestive organs to process and absorb what we eat while also being able to burn off waste products-- but there’s so much more to it. If our digestive fire isn’t burning up to snuff, unprocessed foods can cause inflammation, evidenced by things like hunger or bloating, indigestion, intestinal cramps, constipation, and gassiness. However, when our digestive fire is in balance, we see things like nutrient absorption, better metabolism, obviously better digestion, but also a sense of perception, cellular metabolism, and mental assimilation.Mental wellbeing and your digestive health are directly connected.

And wouldn’t you know it, but there’s a variety of herbs that can help fire up that internal furnace and get that digestive motor revved up. Our featured plant guests on this episode are garlic (Allium sativum), horseradish (Armoracia rusticana), ginger (Zingiber officinale), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), & cinnamon (Cinnamomum burmanni). These are all delightfully delicious pantry items so good in so many dishes. We talk about some of the ways to get this medicine to your gut with food. Yes! Food as medicine. Brilliant! With a few mindful choices, we can be good to our guts so they can be good to us.

Make sure you're nourishing your body and you're taking care of you from the inside out. Remember, different bodies react to herbs in different ways. The information presented is in no way meant to diagnose or remedy any ailment. Find out what works for you with the help of a certified herbalist, naturopathic practitioner, or other health There’s a variety of ways to get this plant medicine in your body --tinctures, capsules, teas, etc. For some ready-made tea options including Chaga Chai, check out Mountain Mel’s Herbal Teas at mountainmels.com. Use code THP15 at checkout to receive 15% off just for listening. Or make your own with bulk herbs from our partners at Mountain Rose Herbs or Oshala Farms.

And if you really like learning about all kinds of herbs and how you can use them together, please go ahead and join me over in our Herbalist's Path Facebook Group . We're going to be doing a series of free classes on Herbs for Gut Health. And in February, I've got a free workshop coming up that is all about Leaky Gut and how to use herbs to help it, "Leaky Gut: What is It? And How Can You Use Herbs to Heal It". Our YouTube channel is currently under construction as well so subscribe to be in the know for new videos too.

Thanks for joining me today. L

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