Connection Between Your Gut & Your Health

Digestive concerns aren’t a fun topic of conversation. In fact, many people have trouble talking to their own doctor about their concerns. Others suffer in silent embarrassment, worry and discomfort over the rumbling and gurgling — the cramps, bloating, gas,constipation or diarrhea.

If your digestive system isn’t operating efficiently, you aren’t getting the full benefit of your good nutritional habits. Not only is your health at risk, but you’re throwing money away on high-quality food and nutritional supplements that your body can’t make use of.

As your gut goes..so does your health….

About 80 percent of the cells of your immune system are located in your digestive tract. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why the health of your colon dictates your overall health. When gut bacteria is out of balance not only is your digestion and feeling of well-being compromised, so is your immune system — and therefore your ability to defend against serious illness and disease.

The list of conditions and diseases thought to be directly or indirectly related to a shortage of friendly gut bacteria is long and growing longer. Those include: Premenstrual syndrome, diabetes, atopic dermatitis (eczema), acne, IBS, chronic inflammatory conditions — diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, and tooth decay, just to name a few.

How are you contributing to your gut problem? The three biggest offenders are: pesticides, antibiotics, and sugar.

To find out more on how these substances are affecting your health read the articles titled Death By Diet from Dr. Mercola.

Before you can change your health and get rid of those symptoms, you have to first address your intestinal health. If you cannot absorb your nutrients and have infections in your gut no amount of vitamins and exercise will help you feel better. Please call our office to see whether you may be suffering because of your gut!