Digestive System: The Foundation of Health
What comes to mind when you think about digestion? Is it your bowel habits, gas bloating, indigestion? These are symptoms that are telling you that something might be going wrong with your digestion. We think it is crucial that you pay attention to these symptoms and more important try to find and fix the cause. Your digestion is connected to many other aspects of health and for this reason it is probably one of the most important functions in your body. The many reasons for this statement will be more obvious as you learn and understand your digestive system and it's many roles in human health. One of these is how your digestion is connect to the rest of your body through absorption of nutrients. We can clearly its importance by looking at the problems that arise from digestive malabsorption.
For most people, one of the the first step we suggest to further your understanding is to find out how well (or not) your digestion is working. To do this you can take an online digestive system quiz or get a thorough evaluation by a digestive doctor. Both can be helpful in their own right. However both should leave you with a better understanding of what is actually occurring in your digestive system and a framework to improve your digestion. Below are some common questions we get from people with digestive system problems and those seeking to improve their digestion.
1. What are some ways to improve my digestion?
This article takes a systematic approach to identify the source of the issue, and improve your digestive system naturally and from the root cause.
Another similar article explains some approaches to improve your digestive system from within.
This article explains ten tips to improve digestion of food.
2. Why does my stomach hurt?
Explore common causes of stomach pain and answer the question of "why does my stomach hurt."
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3. Should I follow a gluten free diet?
This article discuss common digestive problem created by gluten and reason to start a gluten free diet.
4. What if I already have a diagnosed digestive system problem?
Many of the treatments for these conditions are focused on medicating the problem, suppressing the immune system or he bodies reaction rather than restoring digestive function. You can read more about our approach to specific digestive system problems (click the link) such as:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn's Disease
- Celiac's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Functional Digestive Disorders
5. What are some natural treatments for digestive system problems?Explore some non-medication based and natural medicine for digestive system issues.