Proper digestion, absorption of nutrients, and elimination of wastes are essential requirements for optimum health. Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract are quite common and can lead to improper digestion, malabsorption, and nutritional deficiencies, all of which may contribute to the development of many other diseases. Alternative medicine treats these disorders with diet, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and stress reduction to restore proper digestion and enhance overall health.
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Your stomach’s acting up and you think it might be the stomach flu. With 19 to 21 million cases of (1) it each year in America, you might be right. The idea that intestinal parasites only Read More
Fermented foods have been gaining popularity in recent years due to their numerous health benefits. But what are fermented foods exactly, and why are they so beneficial? In this article, we’ll explore fermentation benefits and Read More
Stomach pain is something we can safely say everyone experiences at some point in their lives. One of the leading causes of stomach pain is gastritis. Gastritis is the inflammation of the gastric mucosa, the Read More
The stomach has ways of telling us when we’ve made a mistake. If we eat something that doesn’t agree with us, we might get symptoms like bloating, nausea, discomfort, or pain. That’s usually when we Read More
We rely on our digestive systems to break down the food we eat and to absorb the nutrients we need for healthy functioning. If you do not take care of your digestive system, it cannot Read More
Food poisoning, or foodborne diseases, are caused by eating food or water contaminated by bacteria, viruses, and parasites—or their toxins—and can happen at any point during processing or production. Both fresh and prepared foods can Read More
What is Sauerkraut Sauerkraut (or kraut, for short) is a delicious, fermented condiment made with preserved cabbage, dating back to the 4th century, BC. It’s available at many health food stores, but did you know Read More
If you’ve ever enjoyed a hearty meal, only to find yourself plagued by a burning sensation in your chest and throat, you’re not alone. More than 60 million U.S. adults experience heartburn at least once Read More
A healthy digestion system is not only important for your own sanity, but it’s also tied to your immune system and overall mental health. After all, approximately 70 percent of your immune system actually resides Read More
A healthy colon teems with beneficial microorganisms that contribute to the healthy digestion and absorption of food. However, years of poor diet, reliance on medications, stress, and other factors can throw the intestinal ecology severely out of balance, causing a variety of digestive issues and the root cause of many illnesses. Patients complain about a variety of health problems ranging from fatigue, depression, impaired immune function, and obesity to chronic constipation, gas, acne, and lower back pain. The vast majority of these complaints and symptoms are alleviated by healing and supporting the intestinal system.”
Indeed, many illnesses arise from problems in the intestines, including gastritis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, diverticulitis, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids. Most of the digestion and absorption of nutrients that happens in the body occurs along the passageway that comprises the small and large intestines. Keeping this passageway clean and alive with healthy digestive microbes is vital to maintaining overall health.