Alleviate Pain and Return to an Active Life with Improved Gut Health

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Except when hit by a stomach bug, we spend most of our

lives not too concerned about what is going on in our intestines.

 

However, for many people I have spoken with lately this is

catching up to them in midlife.  I hear frequent complaints of

chronic constipation, diarrhea, or indigestion interrupting their

lives.

 

In this way, our gut is speaking to us daily and it's time to

listen.  And it's more than just about a belly ache. Gut health is

important to overall wellness.  It is the gateway through which

all nutrients reach the many cells of our body.

 

 

So, what is causing this poor gut health?

  • irritating foods
  • stress
  • poor sleep
  • lack of exercise
  • insufficient fiber
  • bacterial imbalances
  • obesity
  • environmental toxins
  • many medications

 

When our gut is damaged in this way, it causes a cascade of

inflammatory responses in the body.  These inflammatory

states characterize the most common bone, joint, and

metabolic diseases associated with aging.

 

The health of our gut is critical to decreasing the pain and of

these conditions inflammation.  It's a most significant factor in

pain related to diabetes, autoimmune disease, arthritis, or

neuro muscular disease.  In these cases persistent

inflammation and a lowered immune system can be improved

by healing your gut.

 

The result - decreased pain and improved ability to maintain

an active lifestyle. Let's get on the path to gut healing. . .

 

1. Remove Gut Irritating Foods

 

By removing irritating foods in your diet for a period of time,

you allow the inflammation in your body to decrease.  Foods

that are most irritating include gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, sugar,

and alcohol.

 

In a heightened states of inflammation your body is irritated

by these trigger foods and may need some time off to recover.

The cells lining your intestines turnover in about 21 days and

these foods can often be reintroduced.

 

2. Replace Depleted Nutrients

 

If your gut isn't working optimally, your body is not able to

absorb nutrients from food you eat (or even supplements you

take).  As you start to take out irritating foods, you want to

replace nutrients that were depleted.

 

The highest rates of nutrient deficiencies come from chronic

use of antibiotics and anti inflammatory medications.  A diet

loaded with fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats

will fill in the nutrient gaps.

 

3. Restore the Beneficial Bugs

 

We have beneficial bacteria living in our intestines.  They fight

off the bad bacteria for a healthy immune system and improve

digestion for proper nutrition and elimination.

 

The "good bugs" - probiotics - are found highest in plain

yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and other fermented foods.  To allow

these beneficial bugs to thrive they must be fed by prebiotics.

This type of fiber is found in oatmeal, apples, onions, asparagus,

and bananas to name a few.

 

4. Repair Damage

 

When we take out the bad stuff and put in the good stuff, we

also need to repair damage already done.  This comes back to

diet, as well as supplementation if you can't get enough in the

foods you eat.

 

The most critical gut healing nutrients are Omega 3 fatty acids,

zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E.  Bone broth is found to be very

healing as well, since it contains collagen to coat, calm, and heal

the gut wall.

 

In conclusion . . .

 

Irritation and inflammation in your gut causes your body to

basically start fighting itself.  It sends messengers throughout

your body causing inflammation in joints and tissues that

ultimately result in pain.

 

Our bodies were made to be inflamed only during short

periods following injury, not chronically every day.  We were

made to move daily with freedom and ease.

 

By improving gut health and decreasing this chronic

inflammation, symptoms of bone, joint, and metabolic disease

can be decreased.  You can move with less pain and enjoy the

active lifestyle that allows you to continue on the path to a

healthy lifestyle.

 

Worried about pain and inflammation? Looking for natural

ways to regain pain free movement without gut damaging

medication? Request to speak to a member of our team

by clicking HERE, to see if you would benefit from the

noninvasive pain relief techniques we offer.