Heal your gut with these remedies
Seventy percent of your entire immune system is in your gut. After an episode or accidental ingestion of gluten, it is crucial to get your gut back to optimal health. Heal your gut with:
- Probiotics. Take 25-100 billion units a day of probiotics. Probiotics will help heal your intestines after a bout with gluten exposure.
- L-Glutamine is an amino acid that repairs damage to the gut and helps the gut lining regrow and repair. Doctors recommend 3-5 grams per day for a week after being exposed to gluten.
- Slippery elm stimulates nerve endings in your gastrointestinal tract (GI) to increase secretion of mucus. Mucus is a barrier in the gut to protect it.
- Deglychrrhizinated licorice or DGL is an herb used for treating digestive issues. It has been used for more than 3,000 years and is excellent for treating ulcers and indigestion. DGL supports the body’s natural processes that maintain the mucosal lining of your GI tract.
- Marshmallow root works like slippery elm. Marshmallow root contains mucilage and helps to ease the inflammation in your stomach lining. It also heals ulcers and treats constipation and diarrhea by developing a protective coating in the digestive tract.
- Drink bone broth which is high in anti-inflammatory amino acids glycine and proline. The gelatin in bone broth heals the mucosal lining of your digestive tract.
Once you have accidentally ingested gluten or been glutened, get relief by staying hydrated and drinking coconut water or plain water. Get plenty of sleep and exercise. Eat soothing foods, try out the smoothie, and make sure you take your medications.