The gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is a complex system that requires and offers large amounts of assistance
to and from other bodily systems. For example the endocrine system contains glands that produce
hormones. There many different types hormones some of which are essential for proper digestion of
nutrients - yet another reason to maintain proper hormonal balance!
Then there is the infrequently mentioned "Gut Brain Connection.” Sad to say leading mental health experts fail to treat this condition although they do not deny the reality of it!
There are many studies that reveal a strong connection between psychological disorders such as: Anxiety, Depression, OCD & ADD (obsessive compulsive disorder, attention deficit disorder), with various digestive disorders such as: Celiac disease, Chron's diseae, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
A few possible reasons for poor Gut-Brain connection are as follows:
bacterial imbalances (dysbiosis),
auto-immune in nature,
all of the above.
That of particular interest is probiotics (friendly bacteria) which can be supplemented in the diet and/or found in food sources such as yogurt and kefir. These bacteria are believed to protect the gut from disease causing pathogens, (bad bacteria.)
Anxiety, (ADD, ADHD, OCD),
Constipation or Bloating,
Headaches or Migraines,
Irritable Bowel (IBS),
Paresthesia (pins & needles),
Skin Disorders (eczema, psoriasis, rashes),
Digestive Enzymes (2 capsules once or twice daily after larger meals)
Probiotics (2 capsules daily)
Serrapeptase Enzyme (1 capsule daily on empty stomach)
BosPro (1 capsule twice daily),
Aminogen (1 capsule twice daily)
As with any functional (natural) regimen, following a clean diet, implementing physician approved level of daily exercise, along with adequate consumption of pure water (1/2 your body weight in ounces), is essential to maximize your results!
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