Worried about poor digestion? Try naturopathy

Good health always starts with good digestion, poor digestion impacts more than you may realise. Your digestive system is one of the most important systems in your body- if your body cannot properly digest and absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products, then it’s nearly impossible to achieve optimal health. If your gut is not happy, your body is not happy!

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When something goes wrong during the process of digestion, it often affects not just your gut, but also your immune, hormonal, and nervous systems. Even if you on an ideal diet, you may have impaired nutrient absorption and energy production and digestive issues can furthermore lead to the development of inflammation and allergies.

Common medications taken to suppress stomach acid may actually make digestion worse and often limit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients such as calcium or magnesium. Naturopathic physicians are trained to help patients with simple, safe, and effective herbal remedies.

A holistic approach considers many factors of health and disease, taking into account physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social and other factors. Naturopathy seeks to discover and address the cause of a disease, as opposed to treating symptoms as isolated and unrelated problems.

Naturopath’s emphasis on a particular area including helping individuals struggling with gluten sensitivity. Gluten is a type of protein that is found in many bread, cereal, and pasta grains such as wheat, rye, barley, and spelt. Gluten is a very common food allergy.

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Gluten can be very hard for us to digest and can be one of the main causes of inflammation in the digestive system and the body. Low energy, weight gain or weight loss, skin rashes, and a host of other problems are common symptoms.

Digestive Disorders helped by Naturopathic Medicine:

Ulcers

Diverticulitis

Food allergies

Intestinal dysbiosis

Leaky gut syndrome

Gall bladder disorders

Acid reflux/ heartburn/ GERD

Liver congestion or fatty liver

Pancreatic enzyme insufficiency

Celiac disease, gluten-intolerance

Constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Inflammatory Bowel disease: crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis

Other conditions related to digestion helped by Naturopathic medicine:

Allergies

Fatigue

Weight gain or loss

Joint pains or arthritis

Migraines and headaches

Mental- emotional fogginess

Naturopathy sees digestion as a key piece to any naturopathic plan. Different approaches to digestive wellness might include dietary modification, food allergy identification and desensitization, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplementation, immune support, high-quality probiotics, and additional testing. A holistic and individualized approach is essential for the health of our digestive system as well as the health of our whole body.