Why Digestive Health Matters
Don't underestimate the importance of your digestive health.
Efficient digestion and proper functioning of your stomach, gastrointestinal tract, and colon affects your overall energy, weight, skin condition, clarity of mind, sleep quality, and general feelings of health.
In fact, don't be surprised if, after 60-90 days of using our various digestive health products, you start noticing relief from symptoms that you previously had NO IDEA were connected to your digestive problems.
Because the REAL benefits of healthy digestive functioning are far more complex – with much broader reaching health benefits and implications than you'd probably guess.
The Vicious Cycle Of Poor Digestive Function
One of the most common triggers of poor digestive function is:
Inflammation of the thin, delicate lining of the gastrointestinal tract!
Triggered by any number of causes that can include poor diet, food allergies, stress, drugs, antibiotics, candida (yeast), and fatty acid deficiencies, this inflammation is the first stage in a vicious cycle that sets off a wide variety of health problems ranging from slightly annoying to life-threatening. Why?
Because when the gut lining becomes inflamed, cells separate and begin…
"Leaking" toxic substances into your body that would normally be blocked.
And when this occurs, your immune system and liver are forced to work overtime to fight back against these foreign substances. Here's a look at the cycle:
Disruption of the gut lining occurs for many reasons. Poor diet, food allergies, stress, drugs, antibiotics, candida (yeast), and fatty acid deficiencies can all be triggers of the vicious cycle. Inflammation occurs.
Once the gut is inflamed, the GI tract can become hypersensitive to food – and can even start having an allergic response to the microflora contained within the gut itself. This may show itself with symptoms that include poor digestive response, low energy, skin conditions like eczema, allergic responses, and more.
This inflammation also results in damage to the desmosomes that adhere cells together to form the delicate wall of your GI tract. Larger molecules are able to escape and "leak" through into the body, and this triggers an immune response as your body fights back against these toxic substances.
At the same time your gut is leaking toxins into your body due to this increased permeability and inflammation, it may also be absorbing less nutrients – and processing your food less efficiently. And this can result in nutrient and mineral deficiencies.
Your liver acts as the second line of defense against any toxins that aren't eliminated by the colon. When your colon isn't functioning properly to remove toxins, your liver must work overtime, resulting in hepatic stress. Symptoms include constipation, distended abdomen, indigestion, muscles aches, dry eyes, fatigue, irritability, mood swings, and more.
If your liver is forced into working overtime to remove the toxins that your colon isn't catching, this can result in the liver excreting "toxic bile", rich in free radicals, that then, in turn, wreaks havoc on the protective mucosa lining the intestinal tract, which begins yet another cycle!
How You Can Support Healthy Digestive Function To Break The Cycle!
Now that you understand issues like constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, feelings of sluggishness, skin problems, etc. may be SYMPTOMS of a more complex series of issues, you may be asking the question…
What can I do to break the cycle of inflammation, poor nutrient absorption, and inefficient digestion?
And the answer is (relatively) simple:
Eat a healthy diet high in fibre, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eliminate foods that you already *know* trigger poor digestion for you. And restore "balance" by supplementing your body with nutrients and herbals proven to restore digestive enzymes and probiotics, reduce GI tract inflammation, and bring issues of constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and more under control.
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