“Off the beaten” track guide supporting your gut during this festive season
“Off the beaten” track guide supporting your gut during this festive season
Tanya Stockdale
Tanya Stockdale
Functional Medicine


As we immerse ourselves in the celebrations, our dietary choices often stray from the usual, leaning towards calorie-rich and imbalanced foods. These shifts can disrupt the intricate harmony within our intestines, potentially leading to discomfort and imbalances in our microbiota.

  • Bile Flow Booster: Explore the marvels of Jerusalem artichokes, known not only for their prebiotic potency but also as a supportive ally for enhancing bile flow. Incorporating 2-3 tablespoons of Jerusalem artichoke powder or fresh vegetables into your meals bolsters bile support.

  • SIBO Support: Consider Bacillus coagulants, a reliable spore-forming probiotic known for its impact on intestinal health. Notably, it inhibits harmful bacteria, aids digestion, and normalises immune function. Dosage guidance typically ranges from 2 to 5 billion CFUs (colony-forming units) daily for addressing SIBO symptoms.

  • Triphala Triumph: Embrace the benefits of Triphala, an Ayurvedic blend renowned for aiding digestion and detoxification. A daily dose of 500-1,000 mg actively promotes a healthier gut.

  • Psyllium Power: Harness the gentle yet effective properties of psyllium husk, a fibre supplement that encourages regularity and fosters a nourishing gut environment. Starting with 5 grams daily and gradually increasing, supported by sufficient water intake, reaps its benefits.

  • Herbal Tinctures: Delve into the world of lesser-known herbs like wormwood, oregano oil, or black walnut hulls. Administered in modest amounts, these herbs contribute to establishing a resilient and thriving gut environment.

  • Local Thai Herb Magic: Benja Amarit (BJA) stands as a longstanding element in traditional Thai medicine, revered for its historical use in treating liver-related conditions, colon issues, and certain forms of cancer. Take 1 or 2 capsules with a meal depending on the local brand.

Remember, each journey to gut health is unique. Seeking guidance from a functional medicine practitioner ensures personalised advice tailored to your individual health needs.

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