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Digestive Enzyemes Table Of Content
Chronic Illness And An Unhealthy Gut
Your gut health is critical to your overall health. Diabetes, obesity, arthritis, autism, depression, allergies, autoimmune disease, eczema, acne, dementia, chronic fatigue and cancer are all issues that come from having an unhealthy gut. (Decreased enzyme levels are also found in many of these illnesses.)
This means things like poor absorption, high toxicity, inflammation and improper digestion.
Food and environmental toxins like mold and mercury, food additives, preservatives, etc., cause damage to our gut health. The amount of stress we carry and chronic infections alter the nervous system of our gut. Antibiotics, birth control and most other drugs also contribute to an unhealthy gut flora and damage our intestinal barrier.
There are several other things you can do to restore and maintain a healthy gut flora:
- Remove as many food toxins (processed foods) from your body as you can. Try an elimination diet or get tested for food allergies to figure out what you should avoid eating.
- Detoxification and fasting are other avenues to explore.
- Eat fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut and take a probiotic supplement.
- Take an omega 3 supplement (fish or flax oil) to ease inflammation.
- Get rid of yeast, parasites or bacteria overgrowth that may be lurking in your gut. There are also supplements for this.
- Take the steps needed to manage the stress in your life. Exercise, sleep, massage and stress support supplements will help.
When your gut is healthy, your immune system works well. When your immune system works well, so do you.
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