What if I told you mental health didn’t start in your brain… that it actually stemmed from your gut? Doctors are beginning to say we all have a second brain… and it lives in our digestive tract

Which means that many times, mental health conditions have a hidden gut health connection.

Things like…

  • anxiety 
  • depression 
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • IBS
  • Constipation

…Can all be symptoms of a “leaky gut”.

Leaky gut syndrome is a sneaky digestive condition with a strong correlation to mental health issues. 

How Leaky Gut Syndrome Works

The lining inside our intestines, or our “intestinal wall” is incredibly thin. Gaps in your intestinal wall can form, allowing bacteria and other toxins to move through your bloodstream. This leads to inflammation because unhealthy elements begin moving into other parts of your body—including your brain.

What’s fascinating about this new scientific discovery is that doctors are realizing you can heal your brain by healing your gut. And yes, that includes reducing or eliminating the common mental health challenges listed above!

A large focus of recent studies has been the potential for certain plants and herbs to aid in healing leaky gut syndrome.

Three Leaky Gut Healing Powerhouses Include…

Aloe Vera

  • One of the widest used treatments for indigestion, aloe vera has also been shown to help reduce acid reflux, poor memory, and depression. With beta-carotene, vitamins C and E, plus a large number of minerals, it’s not hard to see why aloe is so good for our health. What makes it particularly good for healing leaky gut syndrome is its ability to balance our gut microflora and seal the tears in our gut lining.

Slippery Elm

  • Produced from a tree native to North America, slippery elm contains a thick gel, or “mucilage”, that can both soothe & coat digestive tracts, as well as relieve stress and anxiety. Like aloe vera, the mucilage in slippery elm works to coat the lining of our gut and seal off any leaks.


  • Is there anything turmeric can’t do? This ancient super-spice, famous for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, is typically used to treat acid reflux and stomach ulcers. In addition to that, new scientific research has shown turmeric may help with reducing poor memory, depression, and even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Incorporating these three plants into your week is a massive step towards healing your mental and gut health, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg…

Discover more about the gut-brain connection, plus 13 proven strategies to begin strengthening your mental health by healing your gut by downloading this fascinating and f.ree resource: The Leaky Gut Report.

leaky gut report

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