Gut Healthy Foods and “Prebiotics”

Gut Healthy Foods.  Do you suffer from digestive problems?  You’re not alone.  In fact, over the counter digestive medications are the top selling drug in America.  While you’ve already read my previous articles on the dangers of these meds, I thought I’d mention some things that can promote healthy gut function.

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Gut Healthy Foods.  In the past, you may have read my many blog entries on the dangers of certain digestive medications.   These include over the counter protein pump inhibitors and antacids.  If you missed those articles, they are readily available.

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While very thorough, these articles say nothing of the kidney problems and stomach infections that can arise from these dangerous medications.  In fact, the FDA has even listed these risks on their web site.  Furthermore, I’ve warned of the risks of certain types of foods like nuts and whole grains that contain agents that destroy probiotics and enzymes.  Of course, these probiotics and enzymes are crucial to support healthy digestive function.

What I have failed to do, however, is list some gut healthy foods you can eat that may promote healthy digestive function.  Well, it’s time to remedy that problem.  So here is a list of foods that help your digestion work properly.

Prebiotic Foods

Here is a list of “prebiotic foods”.  They are rich in the types of fiber that beneficial gut bacteria thrive on: onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, asparagus, beets, cabbage, beans, lentils, soybeans, whole wheat, oats, and bananas.  Fermented foods like kimchi, and natto also have strong prebiotic properties.

There is also a popular beverage that can support healthy digestion.  And no, there’s no way it’s soda or coffee.  in fact, it’s black tea.  Research shows that black tea also has a certain type of antioxidant that can improve your probiotic population. As stated earlier these types of food are known as prebiotics.  Prebiotics help promote the growth of healthy microorganisms and offer a host of other advantages.  If you’ve tried these gut healthy foods and need more help, you may be an enzyme nutrition candidate.

If you need more help

Do you suffer from any of these problems?  At Redmond Ridge Nutrition & Chiropractic, we will do a thorough evaluation to get a complete picture of your overall digestive health. Once we have the results, we will work with you in two ways.  Of course, it’s important to remember that our tests are based on sound medical principles.  First, we will coach you through dietary changes.  Second, we will also recommend the right natural enzyme supplements to support healthy digestion.  And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including digestive diseases), I can help your body break down food properly.

Are you concerned about digestive health? Do you spend hours or days at home waiting for your problems to ease? Are you missing out on work family or fun? If so, contact us and set up a consultation or call us at 425-868-0120. I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact, did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

gut healthy foods for healhty digestion
Certain gut healthy foods can help promote probiotic growth