Give Your Gut a Healthy Tune-Up

Give Your Gut a Healthy Tune-Up

By Juliana Marie Tringali, N.D.

Looking ahead to our October 12th talk on “Gut Health 101,” we’ve arranged a 15% discount on three key supplements to give your gut a healthy tune-up before the holiday season. Each one is designed for a specific phase of a total treatment: 1) reduce inflammation; 2) reduce harmful bacteria, virus or fungus; and 3) repopulate with beneficial bacteria to soothe and repair the lining of the digestive tract. Ask us whether you may need one or more of this trio, depending on your condition.

 

Inflammatone by Designs for Health

In small doses, inflammation is a good thing. It’s critically needed to help the body battle various stresses. But chronic low grade inflammation is anything but good, and many people have it. Typical causes include the standard American diet, chronic stress, sedentary lifestyle, unresolved bacterial, viral and fungal infections, and environmental toxins. Low grade inflammation has been linked to the great rise in many unhealthy conditions, especially those of the gut.

Inflammatone is a natural anti-inflammatory supplement packed with enzymes plus the most powerful and well-researched herbs including turmeric, boswellia, and ginger. Inflammatone may reduce the discomfort of arthritis, joint and muscle swelling, headaches and migraines, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome, to name a few.

 

Mediclear Plus by Thorne Research

Here’s a hypoallergenic pea- and rice-based nutritional supplement consisting of a complete multivitamin and mineral profile combined with detoxification cofactors and amino acids for gut and liver health. As a vegan source of complete protein, it can be used along with elimination/re-challenge diets to augment a colon and liver detox; or as the foundation of a whole foods-based nutritional cleanse. You can easily mix it into water, unsweetened juice, or green smoothies.

 

GI Complete by Nutritional Frontiers

GI complete is designed to support gut health by soothing the lining of the digestive tract, maintaining a healthy microbial balance, promoting daily elimination, and maintaining optimal immune function. It contains:

L-glutamine, the main fuel for the gastrointestinal cells;

Arabinogalactan, which supports the immune system, helps maintain a healthy microbial balance in the gut, and aids in daily elimination;

DMG to help modulate immune response and inflammation in the gut;

The soothing herbs Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice root, Slippery Elm bark, and Marshmallow Root to soothe the lining of the gastrointestinal tract;

Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, which supports the body’s ability to heal the lining of the stomach and keep the colon’s folds and pockets free of toxic material;

Zinc Carnosine, which stimulates gut repair and helps to minimize free radical damage to gastrointestinal cells.