Brain-gut is the new buzzword for health and wellbeing magazines. Essentially it means that having a thriving, healthy digestive system keeps the rest of the body thriving and healthy too.
We are all aware of this to some extent; if your digestive system is off, everything is a struggle and just don’t feel right, do you?
We take acidophilus, probiotics and prebiotics to nurture and support the gut especially after illness, foreign travel or antibiotics. Now we can take it a step further….
Homeopathy has a lot to offer a compromised digestive system. Homeopathic digestive remedies known as bowel nosodes offer individualized support for the struggling gut.
Each of the digestive remedies connect with other organs in the body such as the adrenal glands, the skin, the liver and gall bladder and the reproductive system.
If you are suffering with anxiety and a disrupted digestion system, the bowel support you need, will be different from a person with no anxiety but a lot of menstrual problems and candida.
You could say that the type of digestive environment you have is also the type of environment you have in your whole system and by supporting and treating the gut you are doing your whole body a favour.
I have been using these bowel remedies a lot in my practice recently and I find that supporting the gut relieves all sorts of other stresses and niggling problems and leads to better health and wellbeing all round.
These remedies are commonly indicated and may work well where there are obvious digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea and IBS symptoms. They may also work well where other problems are more prevalent such as anxiety, stress or sleeplessness. They can be a very effective support for children suffering from allergies, food intolerances and digestive problems.
Our gut is at the heart of our wellbeing. We say things like ‘I feel it in my gut’ and ‘trust your gut’. Using natural homeopathic remedies to support the gut can help create a happy, healthy body and a healthy mind.
Siobhán Daffy works with individuals and families at Alethea Holistic Healing Centre, Parkwest Dublin 12
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Disclaimer: This information is intended as educational information only and is not to be taken as medical advice. It is your responsibility to seek medical help and diagnosis where appropriate. Health care professionals should always be consulted for any health problem or medical concern.