Natural solutions for digestion and digestive health
Your health is my passion! Digestive Health is the foundation of all health and often the root cause of health issues. Without a healthy and properly functioning digestive system, we cannot absorb and assimilate nutrients. One way of looking at it is that if your digestive system is not functioning properly, you are like a car with no way of getting gas. You cannot go. You cannot function properly, definitely not optimally, and maybe you cannot function at all.
Eating plenty of nutrient dense healthy foods is very important. See my cultured veggie video and other probiotic food videos below! But, even if you are eating organic whole foods, with plenty of fruits and veggies and high quality protein, if your digestive system cannot break down those nutrients, if it cannot absorb and assimilate those nutrients, you will be left feeling crummy in a wide variety of possible ways:
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Depressed Mood
- Low Energy
- Hormone Imbalances
- Frequent Colds or Illness
- Aches and Pains
- Over time, even disease such as cardiovascular disease, IBS, and autoimmune disease may result
Yes, I did say you may feel aches and pains. How is it possible that an ache all of the way over in your knees or wrists or elbows or hands can be caused by a system that is, for the most part, in your belly, you ask? When fats and proteins and carbs, the macronutrients in our foods, aren’t broken down properly by your digestive system, AND when your body’s intestinal lining is not healthy and functioning well, these large, undigested particles of food are allowed to enter into your body through your compromised intestinal lining. This, then, begins an inflammatory response in your body. Your body comes to the rescue! These undigested food particles are seen like foreign invaders and your body begins to fight them. Even though the digestive system is the root cause of the problem, this inflammatory response it not contained just in the digestive system. It occurs in other body areas as well. The joints. Brain function. Blood cholesterol levels. Inflammation. The Endocrine System (also known as your hormones!). Your hormones may become out of wack because your body is not able to properly digest the good fats you are eating (you are eating plenty of good, anti-inflammatory fats, right?), which your body needs for proper hormone balance. And, again, all you know for sure is that you feel crummy. Sound familiar?
When your digestive system is not strong and healthy, your body and all of it’s systems are not getting the nutrients needed to function properly, much less optimally.
Who wants to feel crummy? When you feel crummy, your mood suffers, your outlook suffers, your work suffers, your relationships suffer, you become less active, your whole life is impacted. You have the power to change how you feel, and I am here to guide you.
I can help you.
- You can heal and strengthen your digestive system, the foundation of your health, through lifestyle and nutrition changes. If you have already been diagnosed with an illness such as high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, irritable bowl syndrome, or cystitis, I can help you.
- If you are experiencing symptoms as listed above, and don’t want to wait until you develop an illness or disease, I can help you.
- If you want to better assist your patients or clients in dealing with these issues and becoming well, I can help you.
Milk kefir is healing for your digestion and, when made at home with live kefir grains (which store bought kefir is not made with) contains anywhere from 30 to 50 different strains of probiotics per serving. Even if you are lactose intolerant, most people can drink cow’s milk kefir. Coconut milk kefir is my favorite type of milk kefir. It’s delicious and beneficial to your digestive health. Have a few ounces a day on an empty stomach. Learn how to make your own milk kefir here!
Try replacing sodas with this great tasting, healthy, fizzy, detoxifying and antioxidant-filled probiotic beverage. Here’s how to make kombucha tea at home!
Like I said, your health is my passion. I would love to hear from you!
I am not a medical doctor, dietician, nor nutritionist. I do not hold a degree in medicine, dietetics, or nutrition. I make no claims to any specialized medical training, nor do I dispense medical advice or prescriptions. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases. It is intended to be provided for informational, educational, and self-empowerment purposes ONLY. Please consult with your doctor or wellness team if you have any questions regarding this whole foods program, and then make your own well-informed decisions based upon what is best for your unique genetics, culture, conditions, and stage of life.