What You Can’t Digest, Will Infest

Digestive System

 

 

 

 

 

There is a belief that you are what you eat. That is partially true as the food taken into the body becomes the raw ingredients the body uses to create new cells. If you eat junk food or foods that are primarily nothing but empty calories, your new cells will then be created from substances that are not nourishing to the body nor will they provide for all of the body’s daily nutritional requirements.

The real truth is you become what you can properly digest and utilize for energy production, cellular regeneration, and overall health. Our bodies need living, wholesome foods to provide nutrients and vitality to the cells so they in turn can function optimally. Healthy cells cannot be created from processed, chemically laden fast food. A strong immune system will never be maintained from a diet high in sugars and simple carbohydrates nor will you experience consistent levels of energy if you consume products made in a factory from artificial ingredients.

So many people today suffer from poor digestion. Symptoms of heartburn, gas, constipation, and reflux have become so common that they are accepted as “normal.” In reality, they are anything but normal. In this country, billions of dollars are being spent on prescription and over-the-counter drugs to suppress digestive discomfort. Antacids are sold like candy. Nexium has been made available over-the-counter after being a prescription-only drug for many years. While drugs may give some relief, they do not resolve the underlying core cause of the original problem and often times will cause other problems in the body if taken on a regular, long-term basis.

The consequences of poor digestion affect the entire body. Some of the most common conditions resulting from poor digestion include constipation, obesity, diabetes, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, toxicity, Candida, low pH, heartburn, fluid retention, chronic infections, weakened immune system, premature aging, chronic fatigue, depression, gas and bloating, mood swings, skin problems, and poor memory and concentration. Is this the path you want to take with your health and your life?

Whatever the presenting physical condition or symptom is, it is the body’s way of communicating about a core imbalance. If you suffer from digestive issues, your body is trying to tell you something. How do you respond? Do you want to suppress the symptom or are you interested in getting to the bottom of the problem? So many people accept digestive distress as a way of life, never looking deeper into the “why is it happening.”

A strong, healthy digestive system is a major key to maintaining a strong, healthy body. A good starting point is to take a look at what you are eating. The foods you are consuming may not be supportive to your health or digestive tract. There is a saying that goes something like this: “If it is made in a plant do not eat it. If it is grown on a plant, then it is good to eat.” This simple rule of thumb could save you a lot of suffering. The more natural and wholesome your foods are, the healthier they are for you. Convenient, processed, fast foods are just that, nothing more. They will never give you the proper nutrients your body deserves nor will your body properly digest them. Is your diet heavy in animal products and dairy? Are you eating foods that have more than 5 ingredients listed on the label? Do you take a probiotic every day to maintain healthy gut flora? Are you ingesting a lot of sugar that is feeding harmful bacteria and other microorganisms in your gut? It is never too late to change your diet and heal your digestion, no matter how long you have been suffering. Are you tired of struggling with digestive issues and are you ready to make a change? Would you like steadfast support to help you reach your health goals? Feel free to contact me and discover how I can help you improve your digestion and strengthen your health naturally.