We know that eating healthy food is a cornerstone of good health. Good digestion is another one. If you have good digestion, you will have good health. Eating food that doesn't agree with you, even food that's considered healthy, can upset your digestive system and cause health problems that may seem unrelated to your diet. Other things that can upset your digestive system are antibiotics, genetically modified foods, and toxins from pesticides and preservatives.
The food that you eat and then digest eventually turns into the building blocks that make up your body: cells, tissues, hormones, neurotransmitters, etc. If you eat the wrong food, or you eat the right food and it doesn't get digested properly, you won't be able to supply your body with the building blocks it needs to repair and replace tissues and biochemicals that you need to be healthy.
Digestive issues can be debilitating. Their effects can range from gas, bloating, and discomfort, which affect your mood, to aches and pains in your joints, low energy, brain fog, and weight gain. The wrong or improperly digested food can also affect mental health and damage your digestive tract. In severe cases, you may need surgery to remove the damaged sections.
How Naturopathy Can Help With Digestive Health Issues
When it comes to treating digestive issues, the first thing we look at is what you're eating to determine if your diet consists of food that you're allergic or hypersensitive to that could be damaging your gut. Then we use dietary and lifestyle changes along with herbs, supplements, and sometimes acupuncture, to start repairing your digestive tract and restoring your general health.
Naturopathic treatment can help alleviate the symptoms of:
- acid reflux disease
- Crohn's disease
- and many other conditions
Treating the causes of these disorders can significantly improve mood and quality of life.
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