Digestive problems can be troublesome, embarrassing and even a little scary. Have you ever had to excuse yourself from a meal with friends because of sharp cramping pains after eating or been embarrassed from gas and bloating during a meal? It is difficult to enjoy your food and your company when you are not feeling your best and don't know what to do about it.
Poor Digestion is often times a major contributor to your Chronic Illness, whether it is Eczema, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Arthritis, Cancer or an AutoImmune condition such as Fibromyalgia, or Lupus.
Why do I say this? Because I see it all the time. Whether a client comes in for allergies, fatigue or some diagnosed disease, there are always digestive issues. I can not emphasize enough the importance of having good digestion and elimination. This body system is responsible for nutrient uptake as well as toxin elimination.
There can be many causes of digestive upset. The most common issue I see is that the body is no longer producing the enzymes and stomach acid needed to properly digest your food. Undigested food sits in the stomach, literally rotting, fermenting and becoming rancid. This causes more and more inflammation in the digestive tract and leads to what we call Autointoxication. At this point you are literally poisoning yourself from the inside out and your body will become sensitive to more and more foods.
Food allergies or sensitivities also contribute to inflammation, however most people are unaware that they even have any. Dairy and Gluten sensitivities are becoming almost main stream these days. I see more and more clients with these sensitivities causing inflammation not only in the gut, but in other parts of the body as well. Determining the foods that are difficult for you to digest and eliminating them from your diet plays an important role in correcting digestive upset.
Microbial imbalance in the gut is also more common than you might think. We should have about 2 lbs. of "good" bacteria in our gut, however, antibiotics, steroids, hormone replacement, antacids and stress all affect the health of these guys. If you have pain, cramping, gas or bloating you may have an imbalance of Candida (systemic yeast), parasites or a H.Pylori bacteria in your gut. The easiest way to find out is to schedule a digestive consult.
If you would like to chat about your issues and find out what services can help you, please email me to set up a phone consultation. Appointments are available by phone or skype.
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