Digestion

digestionEveryone experiences digestive upset at some time, but many unfortunately, experience it regularly. Have you ever eaten something and within a few hours your stomach is so bloated you can’t button up your pants? Maybe your normal day is filled with bouts of constipation and stomach cramps or have already been given a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but never a solution to correct it. Each is a sign of intestinal inflammation and often attributed to a gut infection. Although many people commonly have these symptoms, they are anything but “normal”.

Do you suffer from any of these common symptoms?

  • Digestive issues: stomach cramps, gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea.
  • Diagnosis of IBS or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Low energy/fatigue.
  • Brain fog, poor concentration or memory, difficulty with focus.
  • Mood disorders: anxiety, depression, irritability and mood swings.
  • Severe seasonal allergies, chronic sinus infections, food allergies or itchy ears.
  • Frequent colds/flus or other infections that require antibiotics.
  • Frequent fungal infections: yeast infections, athlete’s foot, ringworm or toenail fungus.
  • Skin issues: eczema, psoriasis, hives or rashes.
  • Strong sugar and refined carbohydrate cravings.

If any of the above describes you, there’s a good chance you have a gut infection. The
two most common types of infections we see are “leaky gut” and yeast overgrowth.

“Leaky gut” is when there is increased intestinal permeability. This is when the gut lining is perforated with small holes that would cause it to resemble mesh. This happens when tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine, don’t work properly and substances are leaked into the bloodstream. Leaky gut is a condition the is a pre-cursor to a wide range of serious long-term conditions, including diabetes, lupus, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

Leaky gut is also perpetuated by the dysfunction of improper digestion of food and sluggish bowel movements. Undigested food particles feed bacteria and bowel obstruction allows bacteria to collect and rapidly multiply.

Since 75% of the cells that make up your immune system are located in your gut, bacterial overgrowth as well as infections affect the physiology of your whole body. To get back on track, we need to rebalance and reboot the system. Get rid of the bad and add in the good.

“Thank you so much for being truly human and understanding. Through my treatment plan, I was headache and stomach-ache free within 3 months. I feel great!”

J.R., Delray Beach, Florida

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