Have you ever suffered from painful or embarrassing digestive distress?
It’s one of those things that we all go through at some point and just “deal with.” However, when the issue evolves from a rare inconvenience to a chronic condition – it should not be taken lightly.
There’s much more going on behind the scenes than excusing yourself to visit the restroom for the umpteenth time or canceling plans… living with untreated chronic digestive issues can result in severe health complications!
Many suffer silently, thinking these ailments are just a normal part of life or a side effect of aging. There is hope!
Read on to discover some of the major causes of digestive issues and what you can do to stop digestive distress before it starts.
My “Do’s and Don’ts” list will get you started on the right track to support and optimize your digestion. I’m also gifting you a free download of The Ultimate Guide for Healthy Digestion!
Digestive issues are one of the most common causes for concern I hear from my patients. Symptoms such as bloating, stomach pains, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and even weight-management struggles can be linked to disruption of healthy gastrointestinal (G.I.) processes.
Maintaining healthy digestive processes is of utmost importance to our overall wellbeing. “Overall” includes our cognitive processes and mood/emotions, which are connected to our digestive system by way of the “brain-gut axis” (BGA).
The BGA is a bidirectional communication system between the enteric nervous system (located in the walls of the G.I. tract), and the autonomic and central nervous systems (1,2). Put more simply: what you eat, how you eat, and when you eat can all affect how you feel physically and emotionally. In turn, how you feel can influence your eating habits and digestive health. It can be a vicious cycle!
The severity of symptoms can be either aggravated or improved by behaviors and mindset.
The connection between G.I. distress and psychology is fascinating. Research clearly indicates that symptom severity can be either aggravated or improved by behaviors and mindset (3). A large body of evidence points to negative emotions and stress as triggers for symptoms of many digestive ailments, including heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Leaky Gut Syndrome (4,5).
I share this to encourage you to start shifting your behaviors AND thoughts to a more positive frequency to begin healing your digestive system. I created this video to share some of my top tips for addressing your gut health:
Repeat this mantra as needed to ensure you are in a supportive mindset for healthy digestion:
“I am empowered to nourish my body mindfully, so I can feel and look my best.”
I have some incredibly simple and supportive techniques to share with you from my 20 years in the field of integrative, functional, and energy medicine. That’s why I’m giving you The Ultimate Guide for Healthy Digestion, for FREE!
The Ultimate Guide for Healthy Digestion is all about optimizing your gut health with natural methods. There are three techniques in this guide you can start benefiting from right now, including:
There’s no reason to suffer in silence when you can take charge of your health right now with natural methods you can start doing at home now. It’s time to claim the vibrant health you deserve!