Did you know that approximately 70 per cent of the immune system resides in the gut? And that problems associated with low stomach acid are more common than those with excess stomach acid? However both conditions have similar symptoms but very different treatment protocols. A lot of behavioural issues and mental ill-health problems also have a connection with gut health, which if we stop to think about it makes perfect sense because if we are not absorbing nutrients properly our mental as well as physical health is going to suffer as a result.
Food intolerances and a great deal of digestive problems are actually immune responses. When our digestion is impaired, food particles are not broken down effectively and this can lead to our immune systems responding to food as if it were an invader.
Digestive issues can be treated in a very straightforward manner once the underlying issue is addressed. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself once the right support is given and it is worth knowing that complete recovery from digestive issues is achievable. No one should have to live with digestive discomfort. The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is now being replaced by ‘you are what you digest and absorb’ because the best diet in the world could be rendered useless if the food is not digested properly or the nutrients absorbed.
Digestive health clinics take place at Athlone Nutrition Clinic, 2 Garden Vale, Athlone. Phone (090 ) 6470897 or (087 ) 7927471 for further information; alternatively check out www.athlonenutritionclinic.com