“All Disease Begins in the Gut.” ~ Hippocrates, 400 BC

  • 1 October, 2019

Hippocrates, the renowned historical Greek physician knew the importance of gut health thousands of years ago and now, we are just starting the recognize how right he was.

Most of us are familiar with common digestive issues such as indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, acid reflux, IBS, and today many modern health issues can be traced back to compromised gut health as well.  In recent years, gut microbiota has become a significant topic of research.  Scientists have linked imbalanced gut health to autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, weight problems, cognitive disorders, and even heart disease.

So, what can you do to improve your digestive health? 

Limit refined foods, carbohydrates and sugars.  Consume foods high in prebiotic fibers to feed your good bacteria, such as barley, oats, apples (with skin), bananas, and flaxseeds.

Include fermented foods such as kefir, kombucha, yogurt, and kimchi to encourage growth of good bacteria, and/or take a probiotic supplement.

Periodically include a daily dose of L-Glutamine to support your immune system, help replenish and maintain good bacteria, and contribute to the general health of your intestinal tract.

Take digestive enzymes with every meal.  Enzymes assist your body in breaking down food into particles your body can use.

Healthy digestion is an extremely important foundation of overall health.  The foundations of health include adequate hydration, proper sleep, exercise, fresh air, and balanced emotions/mental health. Managing these basic foundations can make a huge impact on the quality and quantity of life.

As always, we are here at A to Zinc to guide you and assist you in your pursuit of health! Call (706) 754-0247 or visit www.AtoZincHealth.com.

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