The GUT Connection

 

According to a survey conducted in 2013, 74% of Americans are living with digestive symptoms like diarrhea, gas, bloating and abdominal pain.  Many are taking OTCs or prescription medications for their gastrointestinal disorders.  What many don’t realize is that digestive problems wreak havoc to your entire body, leading to chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autoimmune diseases, arthritis, allergies, cancer, dementia, autism, skin problems, and other issues.  That is why it’s important always to start healing with the Gut.

 

So why should you care about your Gut?

The health of your gut affects the rest of your body.  When the gut is working normally, the food is digested, and nutrients absorbed, while toxins, allergens and microbes are kept out.  However, if a person’s immune system gets compromised, that often leads to dysbiosis, or intestinal bugs overgrowth.

 

We rely on “good” bugs to digest our foods, produce vitamins, regulate our hormones, excrete toxins, and keep overall our gut healthy and functional.  So, if the “bad” bugs take over, such as parasites, certain bacteria, and yeast/fungi, that leads to an imbalance in your GI tract, and can be detrimental to your health.

 

Things that are damaging to your Gut

  • SAD (Standard American Diet), which is high in calories and low in nutrients, high in sugar, low in fiber processed food.  This type of food causes damage to the ecosystem of your gut, thus leading to overgrowth of “bad” bugs.

  • STRESS can also cause change in bacteria in your gut, often leading to leaky gut

  • Overuse of common medications such as “purple pills” (acid lowering meds), NSAIDs, anti-biotics

  • Chronic GI Infections (often unsuspected)

  • Chemicals, Pesticides, Herbicides, GMOs

 

How to heal your Gut?

 

Call us today at 732-333-6680 for a Free consultation.

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