Sixty percent of Americans experience at least one bout of heartburn each year (1), making this form of indigestion incredibly common. Antacids have received much bad press lately as their side effects keep rolling in. Remember, heartburn is just one manifestation of poor digestion. A burning stomach is the body speaking loudly, and is gas, bloating, food intolerance and elimination issues. Learn how to listen to what your body may be whispering, before it starts screaming.
Join me as I address the most common reasons why people get heartburn, digestive pain or other forms of indigestion. A healthy digestive system is crucial to a healthy, long life. Learn how to be a troubleshooter for you and your family’s digestive concerns and how to easily remedy the most common complaints. An ounce of digestive prevention is worth a pound of whole body cure.
Watch the Podcast: Kick Acid Naturally: Ayurvedic Strategies for Heartburn
Download the Podcast: Kick Acid Naturally: Ayurvedic Strategies for Heartburn
Air Date: July 11, 2016
Playtime: 55 minutes and 26 minutes
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Herbs and Supplements:
Cool Digest: Cool Digest cools a hot and irritated digestive tract while simultaneously strengthening the digestive function. When we are under any kind of stress, the digestive system produces excessive amounts of acid, which can overheat the system and strip the mucus lining from the stomach wall. This can result in weakened digestion and a hot and irritated stomach and/or upper intestinal lining. The acid can also repeat up into the esophagus, causing discomfort. Combining Amalaki, Guduchi, and other traditional Ayurvedic herbs, Cool Digest is designed to kindle digestive ability while cooling the irritated mucosa of the stomach wall. For weakness in the digestive system or a system that is experiencing excess heat, Cool Digest may provide support.
Beet Cleanse: Organic Beet Cleanse is an all natural whole-herb formula consisting of organic beet root, organic fenugreek seed, organic cinnamon bark and shilajit extract. It is designed to support the pancreatic and bile ducts and encourage the clearing of congested bile. It also supports digestive strength, healthy blood sugar, and intestinal health.
Amalaki: Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a small fruit from the Amla tree. Amalaki may be most well known for its support of antioxidant activity and healthy skin via the encouragement of collagen and elastin production. In this way, Amalaki supports not only the health of the outer skin, but also the inner skin that lines the gut, respiratory tract, and all the mucous membranes of the body. Notably, Amalaki has also been shown to encourage healthy good and bad cholesterol levels in support of optimal heart and cardiovascular health.
Slippery Elm Prebiotic Formula: According to Ayurveda, the health of the intestinal wall was tended to with great care in innumerable ways. Today, there are many scientific studies confirming how these Ayurvedic therapies actually support a healthy microbiome as well as optimal digestive and overall health.
My favorite such therapy that I have been using successfully in my practice for almost thirty years is a concentrated tea made out of chopped (not ground) slippery elm bark, marshmallow root and licorice root.
Brahmi: The herb Brahmi has long been revered in Ayurveda for its mental-clarity enhancing properties. Recent research has designated Brahmi as a powerful agent for microcirculation – meaning that beyond being a boon to the circulation as we know it, Brahmi enhances blood flow into event the smallest vessels, thereby powerfully supporting the skin and water retention.
Gentle Digest: Gentle Digest is a combination of Ayurveda’s Five Spices of Digestion. The spices: ginger, cumin, fennel, coriander and cardamom have been time-tested for thousands of years and have a library of good science to support their digestion-boosting benefits.
Turmeric Plus: Turmeric root is a bright yellow Indian cooking spice that supports digestion and overall health and well-being. Turmeric supports healthy blood and healthy skin. It supports optimal digestive function and healthy intestinal flora, as well as supporting comfortable movement of the joints. It is perhaps best known for supporting healthy liver function and for managing inflammation due to changes in diet and exercise appropriately. Point of interest: combining turmeric with black pepper may significantly increase the intestinal absorption of turmeric.
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