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The Benefits of a Healthy Intestinal Lining
According to Ayurveda, the health of the skin that lines your intestinal tract helps determine ones overall wellbeing, mood, and longevity.
In a 2016 study entitled The Intestinal Epithelial Barrier: A Therapeutic Target, makes the case that Ayurveda has been right all of these years.
It is now understood that the intestinal lining is the body’s main protective barrier from the outside world, including toxic material, pollutants, and undesirable microbes.
When the intestinal lining is healthy, it protects your digestive system from harmful microbes, parasites, and the unwanted passage of particles into the rest of the body.
At the same time, a healthy intestinal lining helps protect your immunity (which is primarily produced in your gut). Your intestinal lining is also actively involved in transporting nutrients into the blood stream, as well as water and waste products into the lymphatic system, which surrounds the intestinal tract.
Compromises to your intestinal barrier, including irritants and inflammation, has been linked to a host of digestive and system-wide health concerns.
See also my free Digestive Troubleshooting Guide.
How to Protect Intestinal Health
Humans do not get to replace their protective intestinal filter.
Cleaning, nourishing, and protecting it is something Ayurveda understood as critical to health and longevity, even thousands of years ago.
As a result, writing about how to protect, heal, and seal the intestinal lining has been a major focus for me.
In this article, I want to introduce a new LifeSpa Product called Gut Health Restore [LINK] that employs three Ayurvedic herbs (vidanga, neem, and mimosa) that synergistically cleanse, support, nourish, and protect the intestinal lining, or epithelium, while creating an antagonistic environment for undesirable microbes and parasites. Gut Restore Health also provides a supportive environment for the proliferation beneficial bacteria and a healthy gut microbiome.
How Gut Health Restore Works
The gut microbiome consists of trillions of microorganisms in the form of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Some of these microorganisms can cause disease, while others are critical for the ongoing health of the immune system, the central nervous system, digestion, and other internal bodily processes. A properly functioning gut microbiome may be responsible for:
• Promoting gut health by supporting a healthy intestinal tract.
• Supporting chemical processes that promote good heart health.
• Promoting the growth of intestinal flora that supports healthy weight and healthy blood sugar already in the normal range.
• Promoting healthy neurotransmitter communication through the central nervous system.
The Ayurvedic herbs in Gut Health Restore have been studied for gut health
• Neem extract is a potent herb that has been shown to act as an antagonist to harmful microbes while supporting a healthy and diverse intestinal microbiome. It has also been shown to break down undesirable biofilms.
• Vidanga extract is an antagonist to opportunistic intestinal bacteria and parasites. It is also known for its ability to detoxify the body and intestines while providing comprehensive immune support and restoration of the body’s intestinal protective barriers.
• Mimosa pudica extract is known for supporting intestinal and immune health. The extract is made from seeds of the plant that form a sticky soluble fiber-based gel that binds to the intestinal wall and removes toxic material and buildup through regular and complete bowel elimination.