The gut is the primary player in our immune system, and it's home to more than 400 species of bacteria.
Many healing traditions theorized that, in addition to breaking down food and absorbing nutrients, the gut was also responsible for regulating our entire emotional network. No wonder our gut can truly feel like a second brain at times!
A lifetime of stress, environmental toxins, and poor eating is enough to throw your gut health into the gutter, but balancing your gut bacteria doesn't have to be complicated.
Herbs have been used since the beginning of time to soothe various gut issues. Often taken before meals, herbal elixirs can increase enzyme production and prevent the buildup of bad bacteria. Working these healing beverages into your daily routine can help you finally ease bloating, indigestion, and other discomforts you thought you had to live with forever.
Here are three basic formulas to get you started: