As clinicians, we always strive to give our patients the right tools to succeed in their personal health and wellness goals. To that end, a focus on gastrointestinal health is a key component of any comprehensive treatment plan. As Hippocrates said 2400 years ago, “All disease begins in the gut.” We know that addressing gut health is critical for our patients’ overall health and well-being.
Many people are currently relying on prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to manage GI symptoms such as heartburn. In fact, it is estimated that 113 million proton pump inhibitor prescriptions are sold each year. While symptoms may improve with these treatments, the use of certain medications can also lead to undesirable, sometimes even fatal, side effects.
Fortunately, there are classic time-honored herbs, such as these 3 botanicals to support optimal digestive function:
Marshmallow Root soothes and protects the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach.*
Slippery Elm coats, soothes, and protects tissues. It is one of only a few botanicals that has FDA approval as a demulcent.*
Aloe Vera Gel (aloin free) can soothe inflammation and is particularly useful for heartburn.*
Learn more about the clinical applications of these powerful botanicals in this video.
*These statements have not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.