Elm 3Peppermint oil
Eating more than usual, eating richer foods, and dehydration brought about by hot days and alcohol intake, all combine to form a weapon of mass destruction against gut health. Our digestive systems can become sluggish and constipation arises. Slippery elm is a gentle bulk laxative that eases constipation after a little too much barbecue and dessert. Take a teaspoon stirred in a big glass of water after meals and before bed for reflux and constipation. Avoid if you have intestinal obstruction. It also acts as a prebiotic for good bacteria to live off. 2Probiotics
or good bacteria establish healthy gut flora and reduce levels of toxic pathogens. If you don’t regularly eat probiotic-containing foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, natto, and kefir, you can supplement with probiotics. Look for a supplement that contains at least 30 billion CFUS of bacteria per serving, and contains both Lactobacilllus and Bifidus strains. Take it daily.
piperita) is wonderfully carminative for sore, upset tummies. Add one drop of peppermint oil to a carrier such as almond oil and massage the abdomen in a circular clockwise direction, comfortably but firmly, in a diameter a 10-15cm from the navel, using the palm of the hand, for a few minutes.