Whether you call them bowel problems or tummy troubles, digestive issues are one of the top complaints of Americans. If you don’t believe it, just think, how many advertising jingles you can hear in your head…”Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is”; “How do you spell relief?”; “Tum ,ta-Tum, Tum , Tums”; “Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea”…sorry, now you will be hearing them in your head all day. The fact remains, if digestive issues weren’t such a problem, then we wouldn’t need the jingles. However, the even bigger problem is that the products are mere band aids to the real issue. To heal the gut, we need to address the actual source of the problems.
Some digestive issues are easily handled by managing what we eat. In a fast-paced society, we often grab junk to eat. Fast food, processed food, junk food all serve to fill us but they don’t feed or nourish the body. Eliminating these foods from our diets and replacing them with healthy, fresh alternatives can often resolve our heartburn and indigestion. Certain food allergies can also cause bloating and diarrhea. Testing for, then eliminating those foods from your diet, will also help.
But what do we do when the problem is bigger than diet? If you are over 30 years old, you more than likely took antibiotics at least once in your life. Antibiotics kill bad bacteria, but also kill good bacteria. Good bacteria are essential for digestion to work properly, as they keep the yeast in balance. Without them, yeast can proliferate, then perforate the bowel walls, leading to leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut can lead to food sensitivities, food allergies and autoimmune disorders, all of which cause symptoms of digestive issues. When you see a man with a “pregnant belly”, you are most likely seeing the tale tell signs of yeast proliferation in the intestines. If this man is you, there is help.
Don’t let digestive issues bog you down. Call Van Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center and schedule your consultation today. We will find a resolution to your digestive issues.