A person’s overall health depends on how well everything in their system is working. It is now readily accepted that every part of the body is connected to each other, mimicking an orchestra that produces wonderful, magical music, given that each instrument participating is not damaged, are properly intonated, and smoothly plays support to each other.
This is the same with our bodies when each part is at its optimum, the whole is a glorious, a wonderfully functioning shell of a human being. And the center of this shell is the digestive system. A healthy digestive system enables a person to properly break down nutrients that are taken orally, or absorbed through the largest organ – the skin, which in turn helps other body parts absorb them seamlessly. However, an unhealthy digestive system, or an unhealthy gut, cause physical discomfort such as stomach pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Even worse, imbalances in the gut cause hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and other chronic health problems (www.mindbodygreen.com). And why so much, you ask? It’s because 60-80% of our immune system is said to be in the gut!
Needless to say, it is the time that we highlight the importance of taking care of our gut. Most of the time, we take gut health for granted. Especially during our youth where our metabolism is in overdrive and our immune system is considered to be at its strongest, gut health is easy to disregard and cast aside as “something I will work on when I get older”. And we can’t be more wrong. We need to take care of it from birth, or the effects will come back to haunt us later.
But what can we do to ensure that the gut is healthy? There are several ways, and one of them is eating healthy food such as fruits and vegetables that can cleanse the body of harmful toxins. Another way is to eat plants that are said to be good at colon cleansing such as whole leaf aloe plant, cascara, artichoke, and licorice extract. And of course, a daily intake of probiotics which are said to be “active bacteria grown and cultured in the laboratory believed to be helpful or beneficial to the human microbiome” (www.elle.com) has been widely prescribed for optimal gut health. However, there are many other ways you can strengthen your gut.
For more information on achieving your ideal gut health, contact Rebecca Privilege Complete Health & Wellness. Being skilled in different techniques that answer to different kinds of ailments, for different kinds of people, she truly knows the best and most effective means of healing that is suitable for everyone. Book an appointment today and say hello to your best and healthiest self! You deserve it!