When our life circumstances feel overwhelming or challenging, our bodies feel this stress. The GI system is one of the first bodily operations affected by heavy stress. Nowadays, the scientific community recognizes, GI stress, a disturbed microbiome, and endotoxin as the root of many diseases of the human body.
The gut is now called the second brain because of the neurons in the GI system. Before it was thought that the brain sends a signal to the gut to initiate an action like a hormone release, etc. In recent years, a switch occurred and it is now understood that the gut sends a message to the brain to initiate an action. The implications are enormous and exactly why it is important to maintain a healthy GI system. For this reason, I want to focus on developing a healthy GI system
Please note that I am oversimplifying when I say GI system. There are multiple parts like stomach, small intestine, large intestine, ascending colon, descending colon, etc. For simplicity, I am considering the GI system as a whole. The protocol that I include below considers the whole system.
I have personally used each suggestion and found the results helpful. In addition to the protocol below, please refer back to my earlier blogs about health, raising frequency, physical health, etc. as they will give even more ideas.
Remember that this is not medical advice. If you have medical questions always contact your health care provider. For any questions, please feel free to reach me using our contact form.
I broke the list into categories for ease of use:
📌 Digestive enzymes – Enzymedica Digest Basic
📌 George’s Aloe Vera Juice (tastes like water)
📌 Lysine – heals gut lining
📌 Ginger either fresh or a tea
📌 Manuka honey
📌 D-Limonene – Heartburn Free – Nature’s Way
📌 Coffee – also in the food category, heals liver
📌 Lemon juice 30 minutes before a meal to increase acidity and stimulate bile
📌 Homemade bone broth/chicken broth
📌 Eat slowly; chew food thoroughly
📌 Adequate protein: eggs, milk, keifer, cheese, beef, lamb, bison, chicken, turkey, white fish, seafood-shrimp, oysters, etc.
📌 Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables
📌 Adequate starch/sucrose: white jasmine rice, small red potatoes, Einkorn sourdough bread, honey, cane sugar, maple syrup
📌 Coffee, milk, fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh homemade lemonade, clean water
📌 Healthy fats: olive oil, coconut oil, butter, ghee, tallow
Movement – 3 to 5 times weekly
📌 Walking, swimming, dancing, rebounding, yoga, bicycling, hiking, lifting weights, chi gung, tai chi
📌Yoga – a) inverted postures: headstand, shoulder-stand, viparita karani, legs up the wall pose, Utanasana -touch toes pose;
b) twisting postures: seated and standing;
c) supported, passive back-bends: supta baddha konosana, setu bandha sarvangasana (bridge pose), supta virasana
📌 Gentle breathing exercises – also in mindfulness category
Mindfulness – 3 to 5 times weekly
📌 Gentle breathing exercises while in the legs up the wall pose and hands on the belly. With each breath repeat this affirmation: on the inhale say: “belly”, on the exhale say: “we are healthy”.
📌 Mindfulness practice
📌 Brain entrainment – my personal favorite is Sacred Acoustics
📌 Playing a musical instrument
📌 Writing, journaling
📌 Gratitude exercises
As the gut is foundational for healthy functioning in most of our body’s physiological systems, maintaining a healthy GI tract will bring you maximum longevity and benefits. Please take the ideas that resonate with you and begin to switch your habits to support high frequency GI health!