Today I want to discuss with you the connection between our digestive health and our overall wellbeing. I really can’t stress enough just how important our digestion is when it comes to maintaining our health.
Digestion is the first and foremost principle of good health and without it operating effectively, we put ourselves at risk of many diseases. Digestion is so important because it is responsible for absorbing the nutrients from our food and feeding these to our cells. Without that we’re left malnourished and vulnerable to disease!
What are the signs of digestive issues?
- Flatulence and bloating
- Irregular bowel movement
- Pain or discomfort after eating
- Noises and sounds
- Being diagnosed with IBS, Crohns, Colitis, etc.
- Food sensitivities and allergies
But what causes these digestive issues?
- These can start from food poisoning or a stomach infection
- Severe shock or stress to the body
- Your body producing too much or too little Hydrochloric Acid
- Insufficient digestive enzymes
- Poor food choices
- Leaky gut syndrome
- Poor gut flora
- An overgrowth of pathogenic yeast
- Parasite infection
- Toxic and impacted colon
So what can you do?
Unfortunately those diagnosed with IBS, celiac disease and other digestive orders is ever rising. But what do we do with these diagnosis? Do we begin eliminating more and more foods? Do we take medication to hide our symptoms? Do we try to ignore this discomfort and hope it will one day go away? I’m sure none of those are uncommon… The problem with this is, if it’s not remedied it will lead to further complications. You will become more malnourished, your digestion will continue to worsen and you will begin experiencing additional symptoms the more your body suffers.
What we need to do is find out exactly what has caused our digestive disrupt and begin on the path to healing this. The list of causes above should help get you started but otherwise please email me if you need help identifying the cause of your problem.
Once we find the cause we can find the solution and prevent any progression to illness. It is much easier to prevent disease than to cure it, so be sure to listen to the signs your body is giving you.
Signs of nutrient deficiency
If your body has begun to become nutrient deficient, these are some of the common signs;
- Adult onset diabetes
- Poor skin or hair
- Depression unrelated to events
- Poor memory
- Easily startled
- Easy bruising
- Poor concentration
- Mood swings
- Painful periods
- Kidney stones
- Eyes and ears problems
- Frequent infections
- Persistent yeast
- Fluid retention
The good news is that some of these will go away once your gut issues are resolved. The bad news is, the longer your gut is in disrepair, the longer it will take to heal. The main thing to remember is, to always listen to your gut!