Digestive Health

There are several factors that can disrupt the functioning of the digestive system. These include poor diet, stress, deficient secretions of stomach acid and digestive enzymes, infection with pathogens such as parasites, viruses  and yeast’s e.g. candida, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAID’S) and alcohol. An unhappy digestive system can be expressed as a whole range of symptoms. These can include indigestion and burping, stomach pains, flatulence, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Establishment of these symptoms can reflect a state of inflammation and degeneration of the delicate intestine lining. Undesirable organisms and the toxins, which they have produced, can cross the intestine lining and enter the blood stream resulting in weakened immunity and headaches. Malabsorption of nutrients may occur due to damage to the intestine. If the body is subject to a lowered nutrient status then symptoms of lack of energy, tiredness and chronic fatigue can be expressed.

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So as the festive season approaches, so will be the inevitable indulgences. So it is critical that we are doing what we can for a healthy gut. We’ve got some simple supplement recommendations that can help prevent the symptoms mentioned above!

Cat’s Claw and Aloe Vera may possess anti-inflammatory properties so may soothe the intestine lining. Cats Claw may also help the body to detoxify any unwanted substances that may have managed to enter into the body.

Glutamine is an amino acid which can be used as a fuel source by the cells in the intestine and may enable the repair of any damage to the intestine lining.

If food is not properly digested, due to a lack of enzyme secretion , then food intolerance and symptoms of indigestion, pain, flatulence and bloating may occur. Supplementing with broad spectrum digestive enzymes may ensure that digestion is completed and prevent the establishment of further symptoms.

Grapefruit seed extract and Colloidal Silver can be used as a natural antibiotics against the presence of harmful bacteria, parasites and yeasts which are often responsible for symptoms such as pain, flatulence bloating and diarrhoea. The population of beneficial bacteria that may have become compromised, due to the presence of these pathogens, may be restored using a good Probiotic along with a diet rich in fibre and live natural yoghurt.

Aloe Vera may improve protein digestion and absorption thus, helping to reduce bowel putrefaction and promote a more favourable balance of gastrointestinal bacteria.

Good digestion and absorption of nutrients is one of the most important keys to good health. By improving the flexibility and permeability to most forms of tissues MSM may have positive effects on the utilisation of the food we eat. Tissue malfunction anywhere along the digestive tract can result in long-standing digestive disorders including inflammation of the mucous membranes, diarrhoea, constipation, nausea and hyperacidity.

Adding vitamin C may also be of benefit. Other important lifestyle changes include drinking more fluid, exercise, including extra dietary fibre from fresh fruit and vegetables.

Stomach acidity and heartburn: Often this problem is not caused by too much acidity, but by lacking enough hydrochloric acid for proper digestion. In addition, a low stomach acid level will not allow the valve to the small intestine to function properly, which allows the food to remain in the stomach for hours, causing pain to the stomach and reflux burping which burns the lining of the oesophagus. Medication such as antacids will temporarily block those symptoms, but over time these medications may actually make matter worse by neutralising the acid in the stomach, lowering it even further thus preventing proper digestion and absorption.

Gastric acid secretion and digestive enzyme release may be a more complex process than previously believed, with MSM possibly playing a significant role MSM. Adding betaine hydrochloride to this programme may also be of benefit.

So for more on these products and to see the special offers we have on our range, make sure to visit our yourtonic.com website today!

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