What Affects Your Digestive Health?

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SYMPTOMS

Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, Food Intolerances, Limited Diet, Poor Appetite, Stomach Pain, Inflammation, Food Allergies


DIGESTION: Rating Influence

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Discussion

Influence on digestion: 10

The front lines of gut health: the microbes (flora) that live in the intestines.

The true health of the gut depends on many factors, including hormones, nutrition, diet, and sleep — but the gut flora are where the rubber meets the road.

These flora digest our food, release nutrients for us to use, and fight off infection.  Manipulating your gut flora — their behavior and even which species are present in the gut — is critical to improving your digestion long term.

Influence on digestion: 10

Most people don’t realize just how deeply light affects digestion.

Gut health is linked to the quality of light your body receives through the course of the day.  Learn more about improving the light you allow in your life, and watch your digestion improve over time.

Influence on digestion: 10

Very few people get great sleep have good digestion anymore.

Your entire body runs like a high-functioning business — and everything needs to run on time.  When you throw off your sleep schedule, you throw off your body’s ability to tell time — and one of the first things to fail is the digestive process.

Influence on digestion: 8

Let’s save you years of time.

So many people are looking to food to solve all their digestive problems. 

If food solves your digestive issues you either 1) don’t have very bad digestive issues, or 2) you’re simply avoiding the foods that cause the most symptoms — and not solving them.

If you want to improve your digestion, the best thing you can do is remove the artificial foods out of your diet — and THEN restore your gut health so you can eat all the wonderful, natural foods you crave.

Influence on digestion: 8

Nutrient balance can have a fantastic affect on your digestion.

This happens via improving your fluid balance, immunity, and even indirectly through sleep. 

Adequate nutrition (and correcting nutritional deficiencies — which are common in poor gut health) can help your body turn food macro nutrients into energy for your body to use. Sleep is actually a “high energy” state.

Influence on digestion: 7

Mold can wreak absolute havoc on the gut. 

From the constant inflammation and cortisol to the immune system being ever on alert, if you’re having major gut issues, it’s worth considering whether you might be (or have been) exposed to mold in your home or place of work.

Fungal issues can be at the heart of many pernicious ailments — and with mold being a fungus — getting a handle on what your immediate environment is exposing you to may be of immeasurable value.

Influence on digestion: 7

This may be a surprising factor.

Your immediate environment may include mold, but it may also include a high exposure to chemicals (flame retardants and other chemicals from newer products), radon, heavy metals (mercury from broken fluorescent lights), or EMFs — and these can all affect your ability to digest food well. 

Keeping your home clean, becoming progressively more aware of the potential issues with your home or work, and taking methodical steps to improve your environment(s) are necessary steps to taking control over your environment.

Influence on digestion: 6

Exercise improves the health of your digestive tract.

Critical for improving bile flow, movement improves blood flow as well, and keeps the metabolism and detoxification processes humming along.  

The digestive system is like riding a bike — it’s got to keep moving or you’ll tip over.  Keeping the system chugging along is greatly helped by moving daily — for healing, which may not look like traditional exercise for those trying to recover their health.