NUTRITION FUNDAMENTALS
HEALTH BEGINS IN THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
The function of our digestive system is to breakdown our food allowing aborptionof nutrients and useful energy to our cells, organs and tissues. This process requires enzymes, which are small substances that stimulate a reaction to take place. It also requires a functioning stomach, small and large intestine, liver and gallbladderand the pancreas. In the absence of either the enzymes or properly functioning digestive organs and glands the cells in our bodies will fail to get all the nutrients that ourfood or supplementsprovide.
Many people require extra enzymes and nutritional support to have a fully healthy functioning digestive system.
SO... YOU MIGHT ASK WHAT DO THESE ORGANS DO AND WHAT ENZYMES ARE NEEDED?
Digestion begins in the mouth. So chew your food and don't eat too fast! The stomach provides an acid environment for the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It get it's help from the liver and gallbladder for the digestion of fats. The pancreas helps with the digestion of proteins.
No gallbladder? No fat digestion! Sluggish stomach acid production? Impaired carbohydrate and protein digestion.
This can lead to many health conditions... including obesity, high blood pressue, caridovascular disease, arthritis and high cholesterol levels to name a few.
The small and large intestine play vital roles in providing the surface area for absorption of nutrients into the blood stream. Also, certain B Vitamins as well as Vitamin K are produced in a healthly intestinal tract. Inflammed intestines? Impaired nutrient aborption!
Let's not forget the friendly bacteria that inhabit our GI
system. These incredible bacteria support immune health as well as the health of intestinal tract itself. The normal bacteria composition can be harmed by stress, diet , age, antibiotics and environmental factors.
WHAT CAN YOUR DO TO IMPROVE YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH?
Take a digestive enzymes such as Betaine HCl, Bromalin,
Apple Cider Vinegar. Take a support for your gallbladder to enhance fat digestion and a probiotic, normal bacteria,for the health of the intestinal tract. Now if this all seems too confusing tofigure out on your own. Please as oneof the Doctor's at Middlesex Chiropractic to help withfind the correct type of digestive help for you!
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