Intestinal Health - Fixing Bad Odour Remedies of the Gut?
What natural remedy can I use for bad odour from the gut?
Hi Fay. There's only one reason why the gut produces a foul odour, and that's because it's not working properly. To enhance gut function you must do these things...
#1. Recolonize the Gut With Good Bacteria: This is major problem number one. The bad bacteria have taken over and are now running rampant! So you must recolonize the gut with friendly bacteria so the bad guys are quickly sent packing. Taking a good quality probiotic supplement
every day is a must but this on it's own isn't enough. Your gut needs lots of good bacteria every single day so you must also start eating and drinking probiotic rich foods such as sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha and natural yogurt. These are easy to make yourself and taste great. Here's a link on how you can make your own... Cultures for Health.
And here’s some of the benefits of probiotics you should know about…
Improve Intestinal Problems
According to the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide, studies have found that Lactobacillus GG, a specific probiotic strain, improves cases of infectious diarrhea. Probiotics help normalize bowel function and can help relieve constipation. They cleanse the intestinal tract by dislodging accumulated matter and help to remove it from the system. Probiotics are also helpful in the treatment of intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Provide Better Immune Response
The good bacteria in probiotics act as antigens that are made available to the immune system and help fight a wide range of diseases and conditions. When they attach to the intestinal walls, probiotics make the environment mildly acidic, which helps retard the growth of disease-causing bacteria. This enables the immune system to do less work in the intestines so it can focus on fighting disease in other parts of the body. Probiotics also stimulate antibody production, providing protection and a defence against infection.
Provide Improved Urogenital Health
The use of antibiotics, spermicides and birth control pills can disrupt the normally acidic environment of the vagina, making it a target for the growth of harmful microorganisms. Probiotics can help restore the natural balance of this environment, reducing the risk of bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection and urinary tract infection.
Provide Improved General Health
In a Swedish study performed back in 2005, researchers treated one group of employees with the Lactobacillus probiotic and another group with a placebo. Their findings showed that the group treated with the Lactobacillus missed work much less and suffered from less respiratory or gastrointestinal illness than the placebo group.
#2. Herbal Fiber Formula: A good herbal fiber blend
is needed to gently cleanse the gut, particularly the colon, of toxic waste matter. This waste sticks to the walls of the colon and over time can cause diseases such as cancer. Of course, a poor functioning colon also causes foul smelling gas and stools, which isn't pretty.
#3. Eat Plenty of Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs: All of these are good for the digestive system so don't be afraid of eating too much. Try and avoid eating too much meat and definitely avoid all refined and processed foods as these kill off the good bacteria in the gut and irritate the gut lining.
So use these tips to get your gut back in tip top working condition. You'll feel so much better!
Good luck Fay and all the best to you.