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This week’s guest on my podcast series, Holistic Nature of Us, is Janet Verney. I invited Janet to share an idea for supporting a healthy gut. Her photo and topic include herbs that many of us grow, whether on windowsills, in containers or gardens. Easy to use and a delight to harvest especially this time of year, these herbs provide nourishment and extra benefits towards maintaining a healthy gut.

Why is this so important? Our guts play an extremely important role not only in digestion but keeping our immune systems healthy. Think about this: everything we eat and drink comes from the outside world. Our biological system needs to stay healthy. Growing good bacteria in our gut contributes to overall health and vitality and protects us from unwanted negative bacteria, toxins. Enjoy her easy recipe and valuable message.

Did you know that Herbs & Olive Oil are a win-win for your GUT? In this picture, I have fresh rosemary, sage, oregano, and thyme in a glass jar with some organic, extra virgin olive oil.

• Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, supports poor digestion of fats and has some prebiotic properties.

• Sage, Salvia officinalis,  can reduce bloating and abdominal spasms. In olive oil, it can help lower blood sugars.

• Oregano, Origanum majorana, is a powerful antioxidant, is anti-microbial and promotes healthy gut bacteria.

• Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, mixed with olive oil is superior for gut health.

Olive oil is a polyphenol that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to help lower LDL, bad cholesterol. So get some high-quality organic olive oil and some fresh herbs and make your own wonderful infused oil for use on salads of all kinds, or over some GF Ancient Harvest pasta with lightly sautéed veggies. Happy Gut, Healthy Life!

By Janet E.Verney, Author, Certified Integrative Nutrition Coach, & Wellness Designer at Janet-Verney-

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