Digestive Health

Healthy Digestion, the key to better health

Good digestive function is the foundation for good health.

It is responsible for our overall well-being.

Did you know  about 70% of the body’s immune system is in the digestive track and effected by digestive issues?

Proper elimination of wastes from the body is essential for optimum health. The food we ingest must be properly filtered and eliminated to remove harmful toxins and other impurities and supply the important vitamins and minerals that we need. The intestinal tract also contains antibodies that are the primary defenders against infection.

Most people take better care of the outside of their bodes than the inside. We spend money on toiletries and cosmetics to make our outsides look and smell good, often failing to realize that what is going on inside our bodies directly affects our outer appearance.

Some general signs that your digestion system is working poorly are:

  • Bloating after eating
  • FlatulenceAcid Reflux
  • Acid reflux
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Bad Breath
  • Body Odor
  • Constipation
  • Weight Gain
  • Skin problems, rashes, acne, eczema and psoriasis

Autointoxication

is defined as a state of being poisoned by toxic substances produced within the body. When the digestive system doesn’t work properly, autointoxication sets in. This happens when food begins to break down without being eliminated. Proteins putrefy and rot, carbohydrates ferment, and oils and fats turn rancid. The body becomes poisoned from its own waste.

Our circulatory system and lymphatic system and directly connected to our digestive system, therefore toxins congested in our colon can leak into our blood stream cause autointoxication. This has been linked to many auto-immune diseases.

Dr. Bernard Jensen, PH.D stated (pioneer in holistic health); “Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the intestinal system. When the intestines are dirty, the blood is dirty and so are the organs and tissues. It is the intestinal system that has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place.”

The digestive system directly impacts overall health as well as the health of your immune system, nervous system, and more.

We can control our intestinal environment with diet, and proper supplementation and scientists say that what happens there, good or bad, has major consequences to our health.

What You Can Expect From Having a Healthy Digestive System:

  • Decreased sluggishness, increased energy!
  • Decreased or No gas, bloating, or acid reflux.
  •  A healthy metabolism that leads to Weight loss.
  • A glowing complexion.
  • Stronger Immune System.
  • Better Sleep quality.
  • Improved mood, a positive attitude, and a calmer disposition.
  • Improved mental focus and clarity.

Tips for Improving Digestive Health and Well-Being

There are many factors that influence the health of our digestive system. Some of the most common causes of digestive discomfort include poor diet, late meals, rushed eating, food allergies and most of all, stress.

Simply taking the time to slow down and eat healthy foods in a mindful way can greatly improve digestive health and relieve tension.

Due to the fact that most of us do not receive enough enzymes, greens, ect from our diet alone, many have found the following supplements helpful, not only as a preventative but also in a therapeutic level to treat many digestive ailments:

Ultimate Aloe®

Ultimate Aloe contains over 200 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, including 13 of the 17 essential minerals needed for good nutrition. Studies have shown that aloe consumed orally promotes normal digestion and supports a healthy immune system.

Ultimate Aloe has the IASC (International Aloe Science Council) seal that certifies the Aloe content and purity.

Aloe is extremely soothing to the digestive tract from the esophagus to the other end. It will relieve discomfort and heal the lining of the walls.

We have it available in both liquid form or powder for those of you who are on the go.

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Digestive enzymes

– We need enzymes to properly break down the food we eat so the body can fully absorb it’s nutrients.

Benefits of nutraMetrix® Digestive Enzymes Formula with Probiotics:

  • Provides essential enzymes to facilitate healthy nutrient absorption from food
  • Supports proper digestive function, improves mood and intestinal health, and may help neutralize food-borne toxins with probiotics
  • May help prevent nutrition loss from processed foods
  • Helps maintain beneficial bacteria to the gut
  • Helps improve the environment of the intestinal tract
  • Supports the body in maintaining proper digestive functions
  • Supports the immune system
  • Promotes healthy bowel movements

 

Isotonix Digestive Enzyme Formula with Probiotics enables fast absorption and effective delivery of nutritional supplements. This supplement is in the isotonic fluid form, which speeds nutrient absorption into your body.

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Complete Greens®

– Because we don’t eat enough vegetables and leafy greens in our daily diet.

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Primary Benefits of Complete Greens®*:

  • Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract
  • Helps individuals receive well-rounded nutrition
  • Aids in providing the body with enzymes, nutrients, probiotics and phytonutrients that vegetables offer
  • Helps provide beneficial probiotic activity and natural enzymes
  • Helps benefit the body’s organs with nutrients

 

Complete Greens, which is a unique blend of over fifty natural ingredients that help you ingest nutrients that will help you live your demanding lifestyle.

Digestive Health Kit

imagesCAP10I70Maintaining digestive and immune health depends on a combination of optimal bacterial balance and maximum nutrient absorption.

Each product in the Digestive Health Kit works synergistically to support digestive comfort, regularity, immune function, proper nutrient absorption and promotes the balance of good bacteria in the gut.

 

 

Here are some more practical tips that can help you improve overall digestion for optimal health:

  • Include an abundance of fiber in your diet from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole, unprocessed grains.
  • Drink a Green Supplement Daily
  • Avoid processed foods, commercial meats and trans-fats (unhealthy fats)
  • Drink plenty of filtered water and herbal teas for proper hydration
  • Find healthy ways to relieve stress such as exercise, massage therapy, and the  outdoors.
  • Limit your use of over-the-counter and prescription drugs
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol, which damage friendly bacteria
  • Try Abdominal Massage with detoxifying oils to detoxify and stimulate digestive flow.

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Remember, everything starts in the gut. A healthy digestive system will improve your overall health and well-being. Take care of your insides and our body will thank you.

This article is copyrighted material written by the following author

Fernanda Santiago is a Health Professional, Weight Loss Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in helping people achieve optimal wellness using alternative treatments. She helps people look and feel great from inside out.  She is an Educator in Natural Health and trains globally. Read more on her bio here.