Since 70% of the body’s immune system dwells in the digestive tract, maintaining digestive health is crucial to the body’s overall well-being (Ref). The role of our digestive system plays such an important part of our well-being. Many people suffer with symptoms of digestive tract throughout their life time, from acute symptoms like nausea to more to chronic digestive dysfunction.
We absorb nutrients and from our intestinal tract, we make enzymes, vitamins, and neurotransmitters (healthy brain signals) all within our GI tract. We also eliminate our waste through the large bowel, so to have optimal health we must have an optimal digestive tract function. Many conditions can be debilitating and embarrassing when we have an imbalance within the GI tract function and severely compromise our health.
Some GI tract Disturbances can be:
- cramping, pain
- indigestion/ heartburn
- reflux / nausea
- gas, wind
- IBS irritable bowel syndrome.
- auto immune, crohn’s , ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease.
- leaky gut syndrome- intestinal permeability
- fatty liver
- peptic ulcer
- food allergies and intolerance.
At Croydon Herbal Health, our Naturopaths will help you determine possible causes to your digestive tract dysfunction. Through our comprehensive consultations and a range of functional pathology testing we can help you identify possible food intolerance, parasite, or bacterial overgrowth that may be contributing to your symptoms.
Our Naturopaths will also help you devise a nutritional eating plan, that will help you remove any possible food triggers that will assist in the restoration of GI Tract function. We are committed in educating you to know how to heal your gut health with food and nutritional supplementation if necessary.
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I look forward to hearing from you, Monica.
Improving digestive function is one of the most important steps you can take in improving your health.
- Drink plenty of water – but not at meals. The digestive system needs to be well hydrated like the rest of the body, but downing glasses of water near mealtime could impair digestive strength and may cause upset stomach. Drink water 15-30 minutes before a meal and wait about an hour afterwards;
- Eat raw fruits and vegetables; it’s a great way to get natural enzymes and nutrients that might otherwise be denatured by heat through cooking;
- Eat wholesome foods; chemical food additives, artificial sweeteners, colors and preservatives, and highly processed grains could interfere with the digestive process. Eat whole, natural foods as much as possible.
- Supplement when necessary; you can replenish your reserve of enzymes through supplementation.