Inside Our Bellies
Our culture has become so obsessed with how our bellies look on the outside, we often forget to pay attention to how they are functioning on the inside.
Many times we take no notice of how we are treating our digestive tract until it becomes a problem that can no longer be ignored. The majority of issues that I see in my Nutritional Blood Analysis clients all relate back to digestion, which then causes a variety of symptoms in the body.
Standard Advice for Digestive Concerns
Sometimes digestive issues can seem like a quick fix and that the same information will benefit all people…
Keep away from any packaged foods.
Take processed sugars out of the diet.
Avoid dyes, preservatives and artificial ingredients.
Maintain a healthy balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
Eat your vegetables.
While I do believe that the above advice is good for everyone, it is not always good enough.
If it were, I would not have clients who say “I eat a healthy diet, but I still have digestive complaints” or “I still cannot lose weight.” I had one client who was struggling with her weight tell me, “I don’t eat like a fat person.” This broke my heart.
So why then are people still struggling with the pain and the heartbreak that comes with digestive disorders even when they are avoiding the standard American diet, and trying every single health food trick they know?
… Because sometimes there is something more.
Why Digestive Problems Persist Even When We’re Doing Everything Right
Sometimes there are hidden stressors that contribute to improper digestion. These stressors can lead to abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and unnecessary weight gain or loss.
Over time, our bodies can lose the ability to break down food properly. Many things, including chronic stress, hormone imbalances, and foo