Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help to improve the balance of good to bad intestinal microflora in the gut. You can help to repair poor gut health by eating probiotic-rich foods such as sauerkraut, miso, yogurt or kimchi . A study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition suggests that subjects with irritable bowel syndrome could benefit from probiotic use.
Supplements and Herbs
Vitamin A, glutamine and fish oil may help prevent and treat irritable bowel disease to improve colon health. Furthermore, herbs such as tumeric have anti-inflammatory properties that can help heal poor gut health by reducing inflammation. The American Cancer Society cites curcumin, an active ingredient in tumeric, has shown anti-cancer effects in animal laboratory studies. Further research is needed into its effect on humans.