How to make homemade ginger beer for a refreshing beverage. Lower in sugar than store-bought beverages and so fun to make, ginger beer is a great fermentation project!
Supplements for gut health and immune support. This post gives in-depth information about some of my most trusted gut healing supplements. For those with digestive or gut troubles, here are some supplements for gut health that can be healing for the GI.
Disclaimer: I am not a health professional and am not recommending any specific healing protocol in this post. Before making any changes to your health and lifestyle, be sure you seek advice from a qualified individual.
As a follow up to my blog posts detailing my gut healing story, I wanted to share some of the supplements I take regularly to maintain my gut health.
One of the most transformative actions I’ve taken to improve my gut health has been sticking with a very specific supplement regimen.
While I do think mindful diet and exercise are crucial to maintaining good gut health, it wasn’t until I incorporated certain supplements into my daily routine that I began seeing drastic improvements to my gut.
I’m featuring supplements that are exclusive to iHerb.com, who is the sponsor of this post. These are tried and true supplements, which I took great care in testing before recommending!
To catch you up if you’re new to my story, I experienced IBS symptoms for a number of years. After working with my practitioner over the last year, my IBS symptoms have disappeared and my gut health has improved dramatically.
In order to keep my health on an upward trajectory, I stay consistent with taking my supplements. I won’t need to take these supplements forever, but they have been incredibly useful in both healing my gut and maintaining gut health.
You don’t have to have a GI that is in complete disarray to benefit from certain supplements. In fact, simply adding probiotics (if you don’t normally take them), omega-3s (if you don’t eat fish regularly) AND/OR a Vitamin D supplement can provide an enormous boost to your immune system.
This is not to say we should all be popping pills all day long. While there are so many healing supplements available to help with gut and digestive issues, it is important to take some of them under the care of a practitioner to get the appropriate dosage.
That said, the supplements I discuss in this post are generally recommended by most medical professionals (regardless of whether they are considered western, holistic, integrative, etc.) to be helpful to gut health and can be taken safely by most individuals.
Remember, it is important to make incremental changes slowly and if you are ever concerned about the effect something will have or any possible side effects, always seek the guidance of a medical professional before proceeding with a new supplement.
Without further adieu, here are some of the supplements I take to maintain my gut health.
An easy 4-Step tutorial on how to make Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt. This goof-proof method results in the best tasting dairy-free vegan yogurt, and only requires 3 ingredients! This post was a long time in the making, and I’m so thrilled to finally be sharing it with you all! Not only have I made …
How to Make Probiotic Ginger Beer – a naturally fermented probiotic drink that is packed with health benefits. This article includes a photo tutorial, information on secondary fermentation, flavoring your ginger beer, and troubleshooting when the process goes awry.
Here I go, here I go, here.I.go.again, girl what’s my weakness? Kombucha! <- Salt-n-Pepa reference, anyone? Circa 1993? Crickets. The other day, an Idea Wombat flew out of the sky, frapped me in the noggin, and it dawned on me I could use kombucha to replace alcohol for all sorts of mocktail recipes. What’s that you …
Grapefruit and rosemary may seem like a strange duo, but the two go together like matching bookends. Like Kenan & Kel. Bevis and Butthead. Rhianna and Eminem (just go with it). While I was writing Delicious Probiotic Drinks, I learned that the ULTIMATE way of getting a consistently bubbly and perfectly tasty probiotic drink was …
Photo by Jen Schmidt The eagle has landed! Delicious Probiotic Drinks has been released into the wild! The baby has been born! Great balls of fire, my first cookbook has been published! What better way to celebrate the release than to give it to you for free?? TIMES THREE! I’ll give you all the giveaway …
10 Things You Need to Know About Kombucha plus a recipe for homemade Apple Ginger Kombucha! This probiotic rich drink is a health elixir!
Pre-order Delicious Probiotic Drinks I’m Olivia Newton John doing aerobics in a neon-colored leotard right now. Except my name’s not Olivia, I haven’t owned a leotard since 2005 1995, and I have never done aerobics…in public. What I’m trying to say, is I’m excited! Energized and PUMPED! I broke the piñata and there is bubble gum …
Turmeric lassi recipe with fresh ginger, lemon, banana, and honey for a delicious and nutritious creamy beverage.
Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins made dairy-free and refined sugar-free. A fresh, vibrant healthier muffin recipe!
Homemade lavender kombucha – brew kombucha at home and flavor it with lavender for an herby, floral delicious flavor! Note: I published a cookbook called Delicious Probiotic Drinks that includes everything you need to know about brewing kombucha at home, as well as delicious ways of flavoring it. Probiotics are delightful creatures that help keep …
Learn how brew kombucha at home using a SCOBY and black tea. Complete with instructions on how to properly do a secondary fermentation. Rejoice in the art of naturally fermented probiotic drinks! Delicious Probiotic Drinks on February 4, 2014, which includes the full details on how to brew kombucha as well as detailed instructions on brewing …