Digestion / Gut health

Are you struggling with digestive issues? From stomach cramps and acid reflux to inflammatory bowel diseases, gut health can have serious implications on our overall wellbeing. Many health problems begin, or are worsened by what’s going on in the gut. Natural remedies, good diet and healthy habits can help improve your digestion and your daily life.

Gut health is one of the most important aspect of overall wellness and good digestive function have a major impact on how we feel. With our busy lives it is often difficult to keep our digestion in top form due to not necessarily making the right diet choices for our bodies, stress levels or lifestyle choices. Find out how herbal medicine and naturopathy can help you get relief from digestive problems and keep your gut healthy.

Physical, mental and emotional stress can increase the production of stress hormones (such as adrenaline and cortisol) which disrupt digestion. This can lead to a compromised gut lining and poor digestive health.
We all have unique nutritional needs and feeding the body with the “right food” for your body is crucial in achieving good digestive health.  During your consultation at North London Naturopathy, we will go through all the body functions and your lifestyle & diet to find the root causes of your health issues. That will enable us to advice you on simple yet efficient ways to look after yourself by making little changes to your diet, going for the right food for your own body, maybe recommending some supplements to strengthen your microbiome or herbs to tackle specific issues your body might encounter. Everybody is unique and has a unique way to achieve optimal health.


Don’t forget that digestive health is also tightly linked to the immune function, as nearly 70% of our entire immune system resides in the gut!


Start looking after your gut today.

Ulmus fulva (Slippery elm)

Most commonly known as slippery elm, its inner bark is traditionally used for the treatment of inflammation, ulcers and parasites. It is especially useful in gastro intestinal inflammation, gastritis, enteritis, colitis, constipation and diarrhoea. It is also used as a soothing & nutritive food in convalescence and acts as a prebiotic. Its soluble and insoluble fibres work together to prepare the gut wall and create a healthy digestive system.

Contact your herbalist before taking it to make sure this is the right herb for you and there are no contraindications.