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All Health Begins in the Gut

“Not a single one of the tens of trillions of cells in the human body can be nourished and function properly if the digestive system is malfunctioning.” Tracy Harrison, PHD.

Functional Medicine doctors always consider gut issues as a root cause of ANY disease or illness.

 

Examples of Digestive Problems, Their Affects and Resulting Symptoms:

Dysfunction                                  Affects                                     Result

Low Stomach Acid                          Low Vitamin B12                       Low energy, neuropathy, arterial inflammation

Low Stomach Acid                          Low Magnesium                        Constipation, GERD, Hypertension, Headaches

Low Stomach Acid                          Low Iron                                     Anemia, Fatigue, Hypothyroid, Feeling cold and numb

Low Digestive Enzymes                High Residue in gut                  Bloating, Gas, Fatigue, Constipation, Bacterial Overgrowth

Low Digestive Enzymes                Low Tyrosine                              Hypothyroidism, Depression, Restless legs, ADHD/ADD

Bacterial Imbalance                       Poor essential fat absorption  Dry Skin, Elevated Triglycerides, Depression, Anxiety

Bacterial Imbalance                       Poor Serotonin creation           Constipation, Insomnia , Depression

 

There are just a few of the problems that can happen in your digestive tract and some of it happens just as  you age.  But the problems can also be triggered by medications, poor diet and toxin and/or infection exposure.

Cleaning up your diet, figuring out what foods are causing your body inflammation and taking appropriate supplements can be life and health altering measures. And this may me easier to do than you think.

For more information on digestive health – please consider buying my Ultimate Guide To Digestive Heatlh – link below.

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Or you can click on the ebook reference at the top of this website.

The information in this book can be the answers you need to improve your digestion once and for all.

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I am so excited to finally share this with you!

I wrote this EBook on Digestive Health because I was repeating the same recommendations to patient after patient.

I keep giving key life changing natural digestive and nutrition advice that really works!!!

I want to have my EBook reach as many people as I can to have the biggest impact. My mission and passion is to help everyone to heal naturally without prescription medications.

It has taken months to write, edit and design to make it THE BEST resource for people suffering with common digestive complaints.

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Gymnema Is A Plant That Can Decrease Appetite

Gymnema sylvsetre is a shrub that is native to Australia, Africa and India.

It has been used in the ancient Indian medicine practice Ayurveda for 1000’s of years.

It has been used as a traditional remedy for diabetes, and malaria.

The herb is thought to inhibit the absorption of sugar.

It has been shown to reduce sugar cravings and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers have shown that it can reduce the ability to taste sweetness and thus make sweet foods less appetizing.

If you are a diabetic on medication, you should consult with your physician before trying.

Gymnema sylvestre is considered safe for most people, but it should not be taken by children, or women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to get pregnant.Want

 

Want dietary advice on how to cure bloating, heart burn and stop weight gain in 30 days? Check out my new EBook The Ultimate Guide To Digestive Health. You get a 30 day Happy Gut Protocol, supplement recommendations, and tasty recipes.

The Healing Powers of Mushrooms

Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms have more than 2000 years of history. They were reserved for royalty and regarded by the Chinese as the “Miraculous King of Herbs.”
Ganoderma lucidum has been recognized by practitioners of traditional Asian medicine as the highest ranked of all herbs found in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. The Chinese name for Ganoderma, Lingzhi, means spiritual potency,” while the Japanese name Reishi, can be translated as the “King of… Herbs.”
Dr, Shi-Jean Lee – the most renowned doctor of the Ming Dynasty – strongly endorsed the effectiveness of Ganoderma. He wrote that “long-term taking of Ganoderma will build strong, healthy body and assure a long life.”

Ganoderma is the worlds most researched medicinal mushroom, with benefits that include:
– supporting immune system cell growth
– promoting balance, i.e. boost energy if needed or promote calm if needed
– blocks inflammation
– encourages deeper sleep
– improves focus
– promotes clearer skin
– enhancing detoxification.

Lookfor a reputable company to purchase and try it. I am using the coffee and tea infused with Ganoderma from the company Organo Gold. The coffee and tea taste great and give me the added healing benefits of organic Ganodrema.
To read more about it, or to purchase it you can go to drrickert.myorganogold.com/EN.

 

Want dietary advice on how to cure bloating, heart burn and stop weight gain in 30 days? Check out my new EBook The Ultimate Guide To Digestive Health. You get a 30 day Happy Gut Protocol, supplement recommendations, and tasty recipes.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

We have learned that in cases of Hashimoto’s ( Autoimmune thyroid disease) – as with all autoimmune conditions the problem is in the immune system not the thyroid.
Autoimmunity may be triggered by food sensitivities and nutrient depletions.
Some nutrients are essential to thyroid function, while others are required for proper immune function, gut and adrenal function, so a depletion may be affecting thyroid function directly or indirectly.
Appropriate nutrient supplementation can be helpful in not only improving symptoms but also reducing antibodies toward the thyroid itself and improving thyroid function.
What are some of the causes for nutrient depletions?
Commercial farming practices with synthetic fertilizer use and pesticides which can reduce the nutrient content of our foods.

Food processing can strip away nutrients from our grains.
Additionally, high carbohydrate diets, oral contraceptives, antibiotics and acid suppressing meds can impact the type of bacteria that we have in our digestive tracts. The good bacteria in our guts are responsible for extracting vitamins from our foods.

Acid reflux is very common in our American society. And acid-suppressing meds suppress stomach acid which is necessary to break down foods, especially proteins. So when one takes meds to block acid production you are starving your body of essential nutrients and amino acids.

I have seen people start to turn around Hashimoto’s disease by removing gluten and processed foods from their diet.
Wouldn’t you rather make dietary changes vs be on a lifelong medication to support your thyroid? I believe the bulk of you will answer yes.

 

Want dietary advice on how to cure bloating, heart burn and stop weight gain in 30 days? Check out my new EBook The Ultimate Guide To Digestive Health. You get a 30 day Happy Gut Protocol, supplement recommendations, and tasty recipes.

How does lack of nutrients Affect Your Mood?

As you can imagine diet and nutrition can have a huge impact on our moods and our well being.
We truly are what we eat or don’t eat. For instance water soluble B vitamins are very important for our brain and overall health. Water soluble means we urinate them out, so they need to be replaced often. In todays society with most of us being overweight, over stressed and fatigued and eating poorly – we turn to our doctors for help. Unfortunately a lot of Drs. prescribe prescription meds with out looking for the root cause of the illness.
For instance proton pump inhibitors – such as Nexium, Prilosec etc. These are often prescribed for heart burn. No specific work up is done to look for the cause and then the patient is put on a medication that is now possibly increasing our risk of dementia, osteoporosis and bowel infections.
One reason we believe these meds may contribute to dementia – is that they suppress stomach acid, which blocks the absorption of B12 from our foods.
B12 in particular – is needed to make red blood cells, and is used in the production of the lining of nerve cells. B12 works to protect the brain, and nervous system. It regulates rest and mood cycles and keeps our immune system functioning properly.
Severe B12 deficiencies can lead to depression, memory loss and paranoia, as well as possible brain shrinkage and dementia.
Please talk to your Dr. or even better – a functional medicine practitioner about better ways to treat heart burn and improve your mood.

 

Want dietary advice on how to cure bloating, heart burn and stop weight gain in 30 days? Check out my new EBook The Ultimate Guide To Digestive Health. You get a 30 day Happy Gut Protocol, supplement recommendations, and tasty recipes.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The gut is 15 -20 feet long and has been called the second brain because of it similiarity to the brain. The gut houses 95 % of the serotonin in our bodies, this chemical is also found in our brains. Additionally the gut houses over 100 million nerve cells. The gut is a hollow tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. It is lined with cells that have tight junctions that open and close to allow food particles to reach the blood stream. The lining acts as a selective barrier to allow the right form and type of particles to enter. If toxins or foods damage these tight junctions then you have a “leaky gut” which allows food proteins, parasites, and harmful bacterial to enter into your blood stream that should not be there. Once in the blood stream the immune system reacts to attack these particles since it is not recognizing them as safe. With continued exposure to these substances you can increase your risk of developing autoimmune diseases. This is where the immune system gets confused and starts attacking itself such your joints, your thyroid etc.
Some things that can damage the gut lining and lead to leaky gut include gluten, ibuprofen and also antibiotics if used too frequently. Additionally chronic stress, infections, alcohol and overgrowth of bad bacteria can also be triggers.
With better education on nutrition of what to eat and what to avoid you can protect this very important organ. Doing so will although you to live a healthier and more comfortable life.

 

Want dietary advice on how to cure bloating, heart burn and stop weight gain in 30 days? Check out my new EBook The Ultimate Guide To Digestive Health. You get a 30 day Happy Gut Protocol, supplement recommendations, and tasty recipes.

All Health Begins in the Gut

“Not a single one of the tens of trillions of cells in the human body can be nourished and function properly if the …

EBOOK Announcement

ANNOUNCING…. The ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DIGESTIVE HEALTH EBOOKI am so excited to finally share this with you!I wrote this EBook …

Gymnema Is A Plant That Can Decrease Appetite

Gymnema sylvsetre is a shrub that is native to Australia, Africa and India. It has been used in the ancient Indian medicine …