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Our gut health determines the health of our entire bodies. It can effect mental and emotional health as well as physical. It is something that many people don't want to talk about, but it is of utmost importance. If your digestion isn't working properly, it leads to excess toxins in our bodies which in turn leads to inflammation and disease. Whether it is constipation or diarrhea, or vacillating between the two, we need to focus on healing this vital part of our health.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) does not typically provide what our bodies need to digest food properly and enhance our health. Unfortunately, it is quite the opposite. Much of what is consumed is processed, packaged, and full of chemicals that our body does not recognize. It doesn't know what do with these foreign substances. Imagine putting garbage or water in the gas tank of your vehicle instead of gasoline. Would it run effectively? Would the parts last very long? That may seem like a dramatic and somewhat ridiculous comparison, but it is exactly what we do to our digestive system and other organs when we consistently consume man-made, manufactured items rather than the whole foods that were created for us.
There are two ways to approach this and work on healing the gut (digestive system). Implementing both avenues will increase the total healing and help things to move in the right direction faster. If you come to see me with digestive issues (or other challenges that are rooted in digestion), the first thing we would look at is your diet. By diet, I don't mean what we eat to lose weight. It is your day-to-day lifestyle of food and beverages. The second is by supplementing with quality enzymes to aid your body in digesting and absorbing the nutrients from the food you are consuming. Most of us need assistance in this area. Past medications, current medications, immunizations, and processed "foods" all contribute to destroying our gut bacteria. Cleaning up the diet, along with including enzymes and probiotics, can go a long way in the journey of healing your body and get it back to a balanced place. Your energy and overall health will benefit!
This journey is not for the faint of heart. It takes determination to change what may be long time habits, learn what your body needs, listen to what may effect your system negatively and what it loves. However, it is worth it! Improving already existing issues and preventing later, more serious ones is an easier road than dealing with the consequences of not addressing the root issues now. You are worth it! The people who love you would most certainly agree!
"Enervation: to reduce the mental or moral vigor of; to lessen the vitality or strength of; a feeling of being drained of energy or vitality; fatigue." Many times, the cause of imbalance in our bodies is due to enervation, which is brought on by stresses, junk foods, and lack of rest, to name a few of the ways we harm our bodies (and as result, our health). If we want to live the lives we were created for, we need to address the root cause of common health challenges. Behold, we have met the enemy, and he is us. This is a difficult realization to come to in a society that is quick to blame others for our pain. Taking responsibility means that changes need to be made and that they need to begin with ourselves.
When the body is enervated, elimination is hindered. When we are not digesting well, toxins build up in our system, resulting in a condition called toxemia. Toxemia does not occurred until after poison has entered the bloodstream, meaning that the normal elimination methods fail to carry away the toxic waste in order to maintain balance in the body. When we are in this state, our body cannot fight off germs that it normally would take care of. Eventually, this will result in what is called "disease." This is a natural process in which your body is working to get rid of the toxins that are overloading the blood. It may manifest as a fever, vomiting, and infections - to name a few. If we don't address the cause of this, getting to the source of the problem, it will result in much more serious (often deadly) health issues.
Welcome! My name is Tami Gabrielson. I help women with IBS find relief through a whole foods approach, simple lifestyle changes, and supplementation. I am a Board Certified Naturopath, Digestive Health Professional, Certified Health Coach and a Certified Natural Health Professional. I am passionate about holistic health which involves nurturing body, mind and spirit, each of which are intricately intertwined with each other.