Digestion: A Key Component to Long Term Health
Why Healthy Digestion?
“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, (Hippocrates was agreed to have been born 460BC and died 375bc
Today, research is adding much to back up this statement: including that your gut is being considered the 2nd brain (if possibly not your first). Did you know, there are 5x more neurons in the gut then in the human spinal cord (which has 100 million) and much more then the actual brain itself?
So what is the gut doing (or should be doing) that makes it so important to your long term health? 1. digestion is designed to get your body the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy, happy, energized, and strong (such things as: healthy bone structure, healthy mouth (less dentist visits, wouldn’t that be nice :), energy to last your day, a focused mind, healthy skin (just to name a few)
2. gastroenterologists have stated to say: “Our two brains ‘talk’ to each other, so therapies that help one may help the other,” doctors are now starting to see findings of what happens in the gut (diarrhea, stomach upset, constipation, IBS etc..) can trigger big emotional shifts and can be contributors to anxiety and depression (as just even a few years ago, allopathic medicine thought it was the other way around).
3. the digestive system is (suppose to be) a natural barrier of protection of pathogens (bacteria, yeast, etc) that come in through our food and beverages
4. the digestive system (colon) is a filtering system to eliminate toxins, if toxins are not properly excreted, the toxins will get recycled back into your blood stream. A build-up of toxins over time could be a contributor to a number of ailments such as: addictions (sugar/alcohol), allergies, anxiety, auto-immune disorders, candida, brain-dysfunction, dental issues, heart health, bone health, hormone health, heart burn/GERD, hypo/hyperglycemia, joint inflammation, leaky gut, high cholesterol, migraines, parasitic infection, h-pylori, sleep apnea, type II diabetes, rapid aging (JUST TO NAME A FEW)
So What Makes A Healthy Digestive System? Stay tuned for the next segment….as well as mark your calendar for March 10th (noon) 1 hour workshop on essential oil support for digestive health
For now,….. read this turn around story!
“After several months of steady Pilates practice at the studio, Tracy and I discussed an internal digestive problem I have suffered from for over a decade. After realizing that my digestive problem could not be solved with steady exercise alone, I met with Tracy and we developed a nutrition program to fit my needs. Immediately after changing my diet per Tracy’s suggestions, I stopped suffering from chronic migraines and immediately stopped taking daily migraine medication I had taken for 5 years. After several months, my digestive system got back on track and started functioning better than it had for over 10 years.
Tracy helped me take control of health issues that have dictated much of my life, and has set me on the path to great health. I cannot thank her enough!”
To Great Health & Fitness! Tracy Coe, CPT-PMA, cQRA Wellness & Nutrition Practitioner
Tracy Coe is a certified QRA wellness and nutrition practitioner who’s passion is to support the community in educating and providing professional documented and researched options of whole foods, cleansing, and toxicity prevention to support short/long term health and wellness and vitality for the individual and family. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 424.903.3104
References: Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD “Food Allergies A Holistic Approach WAPF Summer 2010 edition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enteric_nervous_system Young, Emma. “Gut Instincts: The Secrets of your Second Brain”. New Scientist. New Scientist. Retrieved 8 April 2015. (also NeuroScienceStuff, archived 2013-05-04) Pasricha, Pankaj Jay. “Stanford Hospital: Brain in the Gut – Your Health”. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy_aging/healthy_body/the-brain-gut-connection Gittleman, Anne Louise “Why Am I Always So Tired?”: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/25/why-has-this-lifesustaining-essential-nutrient-been-vilified-by-doctors.aspx www.westonaprice.org