Restoring Your Digestive Health

Restore Your Digestive Health
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In this post, we are talking about digestive health, what it means to people’s overall feeling of well-being, and the effects that it has on both the mental and physical aspects of the human body.

The statistics from the CDC say that there are close to 200,000 deaths each year related to digestive diseases. About 45 million people get hospitalized due to indigestion.

That is a massive amount of people who are experiencing problems with digesting their food. These problems with digestion spill into the workplace and there are about 22 million lost workdays attributed to chronic indigestion.

Heartburn medication is the top-selling over the counter and prescription medications in the USA with over 10 billion dollars in sales.

Heart burn like eating a prickly cactus!

Sometimes heartburn is a symptom of something more serious such as a heart attack; people need to be aware of the signs of a heart attack and seek help immediately if they think they are experiencing a heart attack.

Most of the time heartburn is a symptom of another condition referred to as GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) which is also called acid reflux. This symptom is something that can be treated by supplements.

Education on Digestive Health

People will search out the education on a particular health issue typically when they or a loved one is having a problem and need help to relieve the symptoms.

We all know that nutrition starts in the mouth comprised of the foods that we eat. It is also the supplements and medications that we take as well.

After we swallow the food, vitamins, meds, etc. that is when it becomes somewhat of a mystery as for how the body breaks down the sustenance and uses it to fuel and maintain itself.

Having a basic understanding of what each digestive organ is doing will help to make a more informed decision on the treatment for the ailment.

The stomach is the first stop for the foods we consume, in the stomach acids and enzymes are released to digest the food. The muscles churn the material to enhance the digestion. Periodically, it opens to release the chyme to the small intestine. 

Digestive System

Looking at the small intestines there are three main sections and here are the essential functions of each:

Duodenum – receives chyme from the stomach, digestive juices from the pancreas and bile from the liver; here is where the acids from the stomach get neutralized a nutrient absorption starts to take place in the bloodstream.

Jejunum – the midsection of the small intestines increases the surface area to allow sugars, amino, and fatty acids to get absorbed by the bloodstream.

Ileum – the last section is where the vitamin B12 and remaining nutrients get absorbed into the bloodstream.

The large intestine is the last part of the digestive system, and it is where the water is absorbed with any remaining nutrients. The indigestible material is stored as feces and removed by defecation.

Above is a brief description of the primary function of the digestive system an is in no way exhaustive but intended to help people have a better overall understanding of the digestive system.

For more in-depth information on the subject check out Wikipedia and other medical research sites.

Guide for Digestive Health

Digestive diseases in the USA affect more than 70 million Americans and cost over 100 billion dollars in medical expenses. That is not something not trivial or to be taken lightly.

With our bodies containing more bacteria than human DNA, it is no wonder that we are collectively experiencing so many digestive issues.

The digestive system contains 60-80% of our immune systems, and it produces the hormones that are needed to regulate the body and function correctly.

Another couple of statistics that is alarming is that 50% of the people in the USA are deficient in Vitamin D and B12.

Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to:

  • Obesity or unexplained weight gain
  • Bone Density Issues – loss of bone mass
  • Sadness or increased risk of depression
  • Poor Immune Function – more chance of catching a cold
Feeling Bad

Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause:

  • Memory Problems – may be the loss of mental alertness
  • Mood Swings – experiencing highs and lows
  • Muscle Weakness – feel like normal things are too heavy
  • Apathy – general lack of interest

Besides the symptoms mentioned above, there are diseases linked to digestive health; this is another reason to take it more seriously and not just think about to relieve the current symptoms, but address the underlying root cause of the issue.

The human body creates 95% of its serotonin in the digestive system; this is the hormone responsible for the feeling of well-being and happiness. Another reason for focusing on your digestive health.

Digestive Health Specialist.

A doctor who specializes in the field of digestive health is called a Gastroenterologist (GI). They have to go through an extensive additional three years of training after attaining their medical degree.

In researching what a (GI) Doctor has to say about digestive health, it is not surprising that the first thing that comes up is the diet.

Most will say that diet is the number one factor in digestive health. So we should learn to read labels and understand what we are putting in our bodies.

Eating a well-balanced diet that is low in sugar and high in fiber does many things to aid in proper digestion and also the blood sugar level in the bloodstream.

Look for bright veggies because that indicates that it is high in flavonoids which contain potent antioxidants and help to maintain proper digestion.

Find ways to manage stress levels; high-stress levels can negatively affect your digestive system and cause many unwanted side effects.

Prevent “leaky gut.” This term leak gut describes increased permeability resulting from inflammation in the intestines. The symptoms of a “leaky gut” are bloating, gas, cramps, aches, and pains or digestive irregularity.

Monitor your alcohol consumption as it can lead to digestive issues and increase the risk of intestinal cancers. The last thing that most GI Doctors are suggesting is to get screened when there is an increased risk from genetics factors or if you are experiencing chronic digestive symptoms.

Best Supplements for Digestive Health

Probiotics and friendly bacteria in things like yogurt and other dairy products that will assist in the digestive process.

Chamomile Tea is used for many ailments but can also help with the digestive system and can give people a better sense of peace.

Ginger is used for stomachaches and can assist the body in digesting the food better.

L-Glutamine occurs naturally in the body and if there is not enough present, adding a supplement containing it can help with digestion.

Good fiber sources such as Psyllium can relieve constipation by absorbing more water in the intestines making the stool easier to pass.

Repair Plus by Avisae

The supplement that you choose needs to be of good quality and address the issues that you are having. This digestive supplement is something that affects any other supplements that you may be taking.

If the digestive system is not working correctly, then the body will not be getting the nutrients from either the food or the supplements.

Proper maintenance of the digestive tract will ensure that the body is processing all the nutrients that are available in the system.

Conclusion

It is imperative to take a good look at your digestive system and ask yourself the question if it is time to cleanse and repair your digestive system.

Take the time to learn more about digestive health and how it can affect all the different areas of life.

The time and resources that you dedicate to ensuring that your system is functioning and will pay you back in feeling better. You will be getting the most out of the food that you eat.

This method is essential to absorb the Vitamins and minerals that you need for proper energy levels.

Listen to the advice of the GI Doctors and think about your diet and how it affects your overall health and well-being.

We have an excellent program with BeneYou that addresses the issues that we have discussed in the article, and for more information on this program, there is an hour-long video that goes into more detail. Click Here to view.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and hope that you go some useful information from it. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.

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16 thoughts on “Restoring Your Digestive Health

  1. I enjoyed reading the article about digestive health. It not only is visually easy-to-understand, but it gives a breakdown (no pun intended) of information that helps educate the reader to consider looking after one’s digestive health. 

    I also like how the e-mail subscriber box in case the viewer wanted to receive posts from this site. It was also essential to include other links to social media sites related to this topic. Well done!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on the post, glad that you enjoyed the information and found it useful. The digestive system is a very complicated system and the better we can understand it and make the information easy to understand the better it is for others to get some useful information from the presentation.

  2. Love this post! Fantastic information and thank you for presenting this. Our bodies are very complex systems, and sophisticated functionality of our GI system goes mostly unnoticed. That is until something goes wrong or pain level is unbearable! 

    I have found that herbal teas help with digestion; my favorite beverage is “Belly Comfort” with peppermint. I think Traditional Medicinals make it.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to best manage eating habits to improve diet? Sometimes it can be challenging to skip that “late night croissant.” You know what I mean…

    1. I know what you mean being tempted late in the evening, the only way that I know how to not give into the food temptations is to think of it in term of what it is doing to the body instead of focusing on the taste aspect of the food.

      Another trick or I should say discipline is to plan your meals and snacks the day before and then stick to the plan. That will make you feel better and empower you to know that you can accomplish your goals.

      It does not entirely remove the temptations go away, but it does help to overcome them!

  3. Our digestive health is one of the most critical issues that we should not ignore. Our overall good health, I believe depends a lot on what we eat, how we eat and how our body utilizes the food that we eat. 

    Good eating habits need to start at a young age. Of course, big kids usually know how to choose already the food that they eat, and many times, they indulge in sweets or eat lots of junk food. I know because I have a teenage son who is fond of chips and sweets.

    As we age, of course, then we already feel something that’s not right for us. We could have GERD, peptic ulcer or other digestive issues, brought about because we have ignored how to take good care of our digestive system.

    I have a medical background, and I firmly believe that if we eat the right food in the usual amounts, we only need some supplements to boost our immune system.

    This article is a very informative post. Thanks for sharing.

    Marita

    1. Thank you for your comment and for sharing your knowledge in this field, it is something that until my health turned bad enough to affect my ability to do the things that were taken for granted until it was gone.

      That is so true what you say about changing the way we look at food when we get older. The past six months have been enlightening in this area and made me realize that we can change the way we look at food.

      The change will not happen overnight, but with some patience and keeping the mind focused on the goal it can be done! 

  4. I don’t suffer from heartburn or indigestion, probably due to a fairly regimented diet over many years. 

    However, my daughter has been experiencing these problems, and the doctors are just so blase about while it is a significant concern for me. 

    I will share this post with her and see if we can’t find a remedy with your help,

    Thanks

    Paul

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on the article, hope that this information can assist your daughter in understanding the digestive process a little better.

  5. I enjoyed the diagram you had at the very beginning of the article. It helped in putting all the whole picture and thus in a way to better understand the material.

    I was initially surprised when it comes to all the statistics you mentioned. It is, however, no wonder because of how many people daily rely only on processed food, including fast-food.

    In my health, I’ve found that it does not pay dividends, later on, to be cutting or saving time on making homemade meals and eating proper food not those industrialized half fabricates.

    Thank you for sharing the article. I learned a lot!

    Have a Wonderful Day.

    Rasa

    1. Thank you for your comment and glad to know that the diagram helped make the information easier to understand. That is the intent of the picture and something that took a little extra time to put together. 

      The statistics are a couple of years old and even though it is the latest information available it goes to show you how widespread this health issue ii in the USA.

      Other countries will have their data, but I suspect that it is similar to the data from the CDC here in the USA.

      Always the best plan to prepare as much of your food as possible, so you know what is going into your body.

  6. Thank you for the post on Digestive health. This article is full of beneficial information. 

    This article will help anyone looking to feel better. With the tips given in this article, I am going to start caring more about what goes into my body. 

    I was wondering for people that do not like to eat their veggies. Is the repair an excellent supplement to help when you do not want to eat vegetables?     

    1. Glad that you enjoyed the article and found it useful, to address your question about eating your veggies, it is always better to get nutrition straight from the natural source if possible.

      With that said the Repair+ is designed to repair, rebuild, and rebalance the digestive system. Once that is done, then it is going to depend on the individual to see how their body works.

      I can tell you that I have just started taking this product and adding it to my diet because of the way that it will make sure that my digestive system can deliver the nutrients from the other supplements that I take.

      If you are concerned about getting enough fiber, there are some excellent plant-based fibers that you can supplement your diet with to fill the need. 

  7. An excellent and insightful article. 

    I learned so much about the ins and outs of the digestive system. I mean, I had a good idea about how it runs, but all the holes that I had were successfully filled in by your article. 

    I am genuinely grateful for that. And I appreciate all the other additional insights you provided – be it about Gastroenterologist or supplements for digestive health – it was great.

    Best of it all, it was easy to read and comprehend. Thank you!

    Cheers, and have a Great One!

    Matiss

    1. Glad that you got some useful information about how the human body processes the food that people eat. 

      It is a good idea for people to spend some time thinking about how the body works so that they can make better decisions on their health issues.

      Thanks for letting me know that it is easy to understand that is something that I am trying to do with each article written.

  8. This post is quite an informative article. Reading through your post, I couldn’t help but agree with you that indigestion leads to so many health issues.

    I, for instance, experience heartburn anytime I eat late in the evening, a continuous occurrence of such can lead to more severe health issues.

    I didn’t know before that lack of Vitamin D can lead to obesity and bone density issues. Eating foods that are rich in fiber is a sure way of having proper digestion. 

    Thanks for teaching us the importance of the digestive system and the consequences of not having adequate absorption.

    1. That is a good point that you bring up about eating late when your body is winding down for the day the adding extra food causes the stomach to release the acid and enzymes to kick start digestion process.

      Sometimes the body overshoots, and that can cause heartburn, better to try and make a schedule that you can live with and work to stick to it. A good rule of thumb is not to eat for three hours before time to go to sleep.

      The Intermittent Fasting is working for me and helps digestion by allowing more time for my body to completely digest the food every day and have four hours to burn some fat each day.

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