Situations in which “something is eating you” or when “things give you a bellyache” indicate how much our well-being is connected to our gastrointestinal organs, whose task is to digest food and extract nutrients for the body.

Organs like the liver and intestine influence one another: Thus, the liver controls the intestinal function too, not least through the bile acids, whereas the intestine, in turn, has a far-reaching influence on the liver through the barrier function.

What are some of the intestinal symptoms that could indicate that it would pay off to pay some attention to the intestine to bring him back to normal functioning?

  • Frequent constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Flatulence
  • Fungal infection
  • Diverticula

How can you take care of your intestine?

  • Have an alkaline- and fibre-rich diet
  • Eat raw food as soon as it is tolerated again
  • Take dietary supplements
  • Take measures that support the intestinal flora

Liver-supporting measures include:

  • An alkaline diet
  • A diet that supports the liver (liver-friendly foods)
  • Bitter compounds
  • Liver compresses

2019 Dr. Dünner