Nutrition to cure Digestive Health Issues

“7 out of 10 adults in India suffer from some form of gastrointestinal distress. It is the leading cause for decreased productivity in working individuals.”

Many people are on antacids for life. Most can not evacuate their bowels without a smoke or a tea. Some have to rush to the loo immediately after eating. Some have become experts in passing wind silently. Some have severe migraines developed due to constipation. Gastrointestinal problems are life-draining, socially embarrassing, financially expensive and deeply painful. Unfortunately, receiving labels like IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis doesn’t cure these problems but knowing why you have them in the first place is a good step to start solving digestive issues like constipation, bloating, frequent visits to the toilet, watery stools, abdominal pain, acid re-flux, excessive mucus production, etc.,

How does it all get started?

Root cause 1: Stress

Stress is the elevated production of adrenal hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. As soon as they are produced they inhibit the production of stomach acid and bile, bringing proper digestion to a standstill. The thymus gland also stops producing immune cells when adrenal hormones are produced. The bad news is that this is almost always accompanied by chronic bacterial infections because low stomach acid and low immune cells allows the overgrowth of bacteria. Low stomach acid also inhibits proper digestion of proteins, as a result, the proteins get putrefied in the intestines creating toxic gases that cause bloating, pain and other digestive discomfort.

Time taken for complete nutritional cure: 1 to 6 months.

Root cause 2: Chronic Bacterial Infections

This can happen due to stress as explained above. It can also happen due to continued exposure to food and/or water infected by bacteria.

Time taken for complete nutritional cure: 3 to 6 months

Root cause 3: Pancreatic inflammation due to chronic viral infection

This is usually due to chronic viral infections by viruses such as Epstein Barr virus. Pancreas get inflamed as the immune system starts acting against viruses and can not produce proper digestive enzymes. Usually this also results in considerable weight gain.

Time taken for complete nutritional cure: 6 to 9 months

Root cause 4: Heavy metals

Prolonged use of antacids and other prescription drugs can create heavy metal deposits in the intestines. Heavy metals are food for viruses, bacteria, parasites and worms, which is why more pathogens can saturate the lining of the intestine if heavy metals are present. The toxins produced by these pathogens create digestive health issues.

Time taken for complete nutritional cure: 6 to 8 months

Root cause 5: Liver inflammation or fatty liver

This happens due to chronic viral infections from viruses such as Epstein Barr virus, a diet rich in fat, excessive consumption of prescription or over-the-counter drugs and excessive consumption of alcohol. Since liver produces bile which plays an important in digestion, especially processing of the fat, liver inflammation not only damages digestion but also makes you put on weight.

Time taken for complete nutritional cure: 3 to 6 months

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