Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into their smallest parts so the body can use them to build and nourish cells and to provide energy.
Digestion Process Isn’t Working Properly?
Most health professionals agree that the majority, if not all, major diseases start in the colon. This is not surprising when you consider that our foods are laced with preservatives, artificial ingredients, hormones, and other chemical additives. Refined, processed, low fibre foods, animal fats, caffeine, a lack of exercise, some medications and an ever increasing level of stress all contribute to our current gastrointestinal health crisis.
Why Do People Get Digestive Issues?
Many factors can affect the process of digestion, such as stress, lifestyle, and what’s in our food nowadays. It is not uncommon to develop a food allergy or intolerance over the years, which left undiagnosed, can create havoc in the digestive system in time and cause all sorts of symptoms.
Healthy Gut Flora
This good bacteria makes up roughly 80% of our immune system. So it is hardly surprising that when there are digestive issues there is usually a weakened immune system which results in constant colds, illness etc…and sick time off work.
Food intolerances, stress, caffeine, sweet foods, some medications, antibiotics, alcohol, yeast, sugar and so on…
There is plenty of information out there suggesting that bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers among both men and women in the UK.
Scientists are still unsure about the causes of bowel cancer, but by looking after your bowels you may be reducing the chances of getting issues later on in life. Don’t suffer in silence, let Better Health help you.
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