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How is YOUR Holiday Digestive Health?

Go into the holidays feeling great!

The holidays are right around the corner!! Is your tummy ready for all the delicious treats and eats?

Many of us tend to overeat, overindulge and completely overwork our digestive systems. This can cause symptoms of bloating, gas, constipation, nausea, cramping and acid reflux. A compromised digestive system can lead to an imbalance of intestinal flora, poor absorption of vital minerals and vitamins, and can disrupt your stomachs ability to prevent toxins and pathogens from entering the body. This can have lasting effects on your immune and digestive health.

Did you know?

There are important steps you can take properly support your digestive health BEFORE the holidays, and throughout the year. All the while making healthy choices to keep your body and waist line happy.

1. Digestive Enzymes

Many people lack the important enzymes required to break down foods such as dairy, proteins, fats and carbs. How does this happen?

Our bodies actually have the ability to produce all the enzymes we need! However, when our digestive systems are compromised and there is a lack of proper nutrition, we are unable to properly absorb and convert enzyme precursors as well as building blocks that we ingest from plant sources. By supplementing the enzymes that are missing we can kick start proper digestive function while consuming a supportive diet that provides all the enzyme precursors required for absorption.

2. Probiotics

Probiotics are just as important for digestive health. They maintain and support healthy intestinal flora which are vital for immune, digestion and intestinal health. An imbalance of intestinal flora can lead to symptoms of gas, bloating, cramping and fatigue.

3. Food Sensitivity Testing

Allergic reactions to food can be a major cause of digestive upset. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you’re ingesting the right foods specific to your body make-up that will support your digestive health.

4. Chiropractic Care

The nerves from the thoracic spine are connected to some of the most important functions in your body, one of which is the functioning of your digestive health. When an interference has occurred, people tend to experience indigestion, constipation, gas, diarrhea and heartburn.

5. Nutritional Consultation

A nutritional consultation will enable a clear path towards supporting and maintaining proper digestive function. Our Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Genevieve Drummond, can review and analyze symptoms affecting multiple body systems and provide specific food combinations for the holidays and throughout the year. Depending on your specific needs, probiotics and digestive enzymes can be a part of your recommended supplements. Our in house food allergy testing also enables us to provide a clear picture on how your body responds to different foods and substances.

6. Stress Management

Stress during the holidays is almost impossible to avoid, but the way you deal with your stress can be controlled. Did you know? Stress and anxiety greatly comprises your digestive system, making it that much harder to completely break down your food and absorb important nutrients. Great techniques such as Yoga, Qi-Gong, Reiki, journaling, exercise or deep breathing can act as quick stress relieving ways.

Check out our digestive health promotions and make your appointment with our Holistic Nutritionist Today!

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