Turns out, you’re not alone. Roughly 75% of the people who come to our clinic have some form of digestive disorder that is part of their symptom complex. Our ability to take in nourishment, digest it and utilize it is affected by these conditions. So, it’s important that the operation is running smoothly. Let’s take a look at what is commonly referred to as “the gut” — including everything from the pylorus to the anus.
You are what you eat… right?
Most of us are familiar with the old term, “You are what you eat.” However, it didn’t take long before someone realized that there was more to it than that, and the saying was improved to, “You are what you absorb!” But after treating numerous people with a variety of “gut” issues, I began to realize that even the improved saying wasn’t the important part of the equation.
Correction, you are what you eliminate.
While what we eat, how we eat it, and the condition of the digestive organs is all very important, it is what we eliminate that determines what we are. Whatever stays in, has to become something, or be put somewhere out of the way which will influence our health for good or bad.
The problem lies in what we lose. What doesn’t stay in that is necessary to replenish our nutritional needs, cannot be used to our benefit.
A healthy gut plays a role in mood, nourishment and your overall well-being. There’s plenty you can do to better understand your digestive disorder and get on track to feeling better.
What are some of the primary causes of digestive disorders?
- Lack of Sleep
- Chronic Poor Diet
- Toxin Exposure
- Lack of Nursing as an Infant
- Head Trauma
.. to name but a few
What steps do I need to take to feel better?
The treatment can be similar for many cases but will vary according to the individual needs. Healing does take time and there are very few shortcuts, but it will be worth it.
The most important thing is to make a personal commitment to change the behavior that created the condition and never repeat it. A healed gut can be ruined by a return to old habits. The process is important and sometimes long but plan on 6 months to a year of careful care to obtain optimal healing.
This could be one of the most imperative decisions of your life and we have had the joy of seeing countless people successfully arrive at their goal! Health has no price and is something that we often take for granted until we lose it.
Let’s take the conversation further. Schedule a complimentary consultation today.
Related topics: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), excessive gas, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, constipation, leaky gut, allergies, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance, celiac disease