As Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins in the gut” – oh how right he was!
Our gut is extremely important and is the first and foremost principle of good health. The gut is responsible for our immune system, hormone regulation, digestion, nutrient absorption, toxin elimination, our mental health and so many more.
Digestion is so important because this is responsible for absorbing all of the nutrients from our food and feeding these to our cells. Therefore when our gut is not operating effectively, we become malnourished and put ourselves at risk of many diseases.
Due to the Western diet, we are consuming foods which damage our gut (refined sugar, pesticides, antibiotics, pollutants, synthetic hormones, GMO’s) but are not taking measures to rectify it. This is leading to a growing population of gut issues and diseases.
There are many signs that your gut is struggling and should be your signal to take action. These include;
Bloating, flatulence, heart burn, acid reflux, indigestion, inability to lose weight, B12 deficiency, skin conditions (rosacea, acne), oral thrush, IBS, irregular bowel movements, food sensitivities (gluten, dairy), headaches, fatigue and many more.
The first thing you should do is review your diet. Are you eating well? Are you providing your body with an array of nutrient-rich, infection fighting foods? If not, this should be your first port of call.
If you are eating well but are not seeing improvements, this may be because your digestion has been compromised and is no longer working how it should. The less nutrients your body absorbs the less enzymes are produced, which results in digestive impairment. A gut healing diet will need to be followed to address the cause, while removing offending foods.
Finally, if your diet is perfect and your digestion is working but you are still suffering from digestive related symptoms, the problems lies with assimilation. What this means is that there is enough of the nutrients in your blood, but these are not getting to your cells, which in turn is leaving you malnourished. Faulty assimilation is caused by prolonged digestive issues, which causes your cells receptors to no longer absorb the nutrients effectively. A special nutrient rich diet will need to be followed as remedy.
Unfortunately, prolonged digestive issues result in leaky gut syndrome, where food particles pass through the gut lining and into the bloodstream, causing bodily inflammation. This then leads to auto-immune diseases whereby each time food passes through, the body attacks its own tissue. Examples of such include;
Thyroid disfunction, MS, IBD, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Meniere’s disease, type 1 diabetes, alopecia, crohns, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, lupus, psoriasis, arthritis, ulcerative colitis, etc.
Digestive issues – ‘The Good Gut Guide’
What you get
- Understanding and rectifying the reason(s) for your digestive issues
- A plan tailored specifically to you as no one person is the same
- Obtaining the knowledge to understand the foods that help and the foods that hinder
- The ability to enjoy your foods again without digestive suffering
What you’ll gain
- Embarking on a health programme will make you feel great about yourself
- Giving your body the nutrients it needs will improve your energy levels, quality of sleep and free you from associated ailments
- Prevention of further issues caused by prolonged gut issues
- The education required to make long-term changes
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