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Nutrition & Gastrointestinal (GI) Health

Our gastrointestinal system makes up the core of our bodies. Many common health complaints, such as indigestion, gas, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, heartburn and constipation are caused by an imbalance in the GI tract.  It is essential that you balance your microflora, or friendly bacteria, digestive enzymes, acidity and inflammation in order to address the core issues that are causing your discomfort before they become serious.

GI Tract

Conditions such as Diverticulitis, Colitis, Celiac, Leaky Gut, IBS, Constipation, Gluten-intolerance, poor digestion and inflammation are linked to a diet high in refined carbohydrates, sugar, cooked and highly-heated foods and an excess of animal protein. This can lead to a toxic liver, deficiency in minerals, heavy metal toxicity and infections in the GI tract. When there are no regular bowel eliminations (at least once daily), the intestines can absorb toxic waste matter into their systemic circulation, creating skin problems, fatigue, kidney stress and autoimmune conditions.

Adrenal Insufficiency / Liver Toxicity

Chronic colon problems and irregular bowel eliminations may be linked to adrenal insufficiency. The adrenals are responsible for holding fluid in the colon. Without adequate adrenal hormones, the stool may become very hard and toxic. A compromised liver can contribute to creating a toxic colon. An abnormal liver and gallbladder function, lack of bile, and a failure to synthesize critical compounds can all lead to undigested fat and other toxic chemicals entering the colon, disrupting your gut ecology, and inducing increased inflammation and weight gain. Thus, liver and gallbladder cleansing is often needed, in addition to colon cleansing, to optimize your digestion, energy and immunity.

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