Gut health, leaky gut, and the microbiome are pretty trendy topics in the natural health world right now.
And based on all the buzz around them, you might be a little bit skeptical about how important they really are.
However, the idea that your gut plays a huge role in your health is hardly new information.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, “All disease begins in the gut” over 2,000 years ago!
And it makes sense.
Your gut houses trillions of bacteria that make up your microbiome and play a huge role in immune function, brain health, hormone balance, and more.
It’s where you absorb the nutrients that power your entire body, where 20% of your thyroid hormones are converted to their active state, and where many of your neurotransmitters are produced.
And we can’t forget the crucial role your gut plays in immune function! Nearly 70% of your immune system lives in your gut, and we know that leaky gut is a precursor for autoimmune disease.
The more research that comes out, the more we confirm what Hippocrates knew thousands of years ago.
Research has already proven gut health plays a key role in preventing and reversing autoimmune disease, thyroid dysfunction, fatigue, anxiety, depression, skin issues, chronic pain, and more.
Just last week I shared a new study out of John’s Hopkins that helped confirm Parkinson’s Disease originates in the gut.
So what does this mean for you?
One of the most important steps you can take in restoring your health is repairing your gut!
Because truthfully, our modern environments are doing a real number to our microbiomes and overall gut health.
Just look at the skyrocketing number of toxins surrounding us, the state of our food supply, the rampant use of antibiotics, and our high levels of chronic stress.
It’s no wonder so many people are dealing with leaky gut, gut imbalances, and gut infections!
Top 3 Supplements to Repair Your Gut
Fortunately, by giving your gut the nutrients and support it needs to repair itself naturally and protect against future damage, you can heal your gut and help prevent and reverse chronic disease.
Here are 3 supplements you can take every day to support optimal gut function, and therefore optimal health!
GI Fuel to Repair Leaky Gut
- Rich in short-chain fatty acids that repair your gut lining
- Can help relieve IBS and Crohn’s disease symptoms
- Supports optimal insulin response and blood sugar levels
- Fights inflammation, brain degeneration, and heart disease
FloraMax Daily to Restore Good Bacteria
- Builds a healthy population of good bacteria for a thriving microbiome
- Supports optimal and balanced immune function
- Protects against gut imbalances such as Candida, SIBO, and parasites
- Does not require refrigeration!
DigestXyme to Digest & Absorb Nutrients
- Helps you absorb key nutrients from proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
- Fights after-dinner bloating and gas
- Contains HCL (stomach acid) and bile acids which many people are low in
- Helps break down and flush out gluten & dairy after accidental exposure
If you’re new to supplements or are just beginning your health journey, these supplements are the perfect place to start to have a real impact.
I’ve seen patients make tremendous progress simply by eating an anti-inflammatory diet and making these a part of their daily routine.
About the Author: Dr. Seth Osgood is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner. Dr. Osgood received his post-graduate training in Functional Medicine through the IFM and from working with Dr. Amy Myers. He has helped people from around the world improve their health utilizing a Functional Medicine approach.