How You Can Gain Digestive Health Naturally And Feel Terrific

Your digestive health will determine your overall physical and emotional health. This is because your digestion system is also the basis of your body's immune system. When your digestion becomes unbalanced, this can open the door to a multitude of health complications that include, gut infections, stomach pain, bloating, fatigue and constipation - to name a few.

These are the first warning signs that your body is trying to tell you - something is wrong. If these signs continue to be ignored and your digestion system remains unbalanced, more serious health problems can occur. These can take the form of GERD, irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.

Are You Treating Your Digestion With Respect

Many of us do not treat our digestive system with much respect. We tend to throw all sorts of foods, from high fat foods and sugary drinks, down our throats and expect our digestion to get on with it. It does its best, but there comes a time when this lifestyle begins to overwhelm our digestion and kinks start to occur. These create symptoms that we easily dismiss as living a busy lifestyle or a lack of sleep.

Fortunately, if you can change your habits, and implement digestive health strategies into your daily life, you can make a huge difference to how you feel physically and emotionally.

We all know that our immune system is very important when it comes to defending our bodies from infections, viruses and diseases. When our immune system is weakened, exposure to outside invaders will increase. Medical science is researching ways of boosting the immune system in order to treat serious diseases such as cancer. By doing so, the current treatment methods of killing bad as well as healthy cells can become a thing of the past.

OTC Drugs And Remedies Are Only Treating The Symptoms

If you, like many people, have suffered symptoms such as heartburn or excessive stomach acid, you have probably opted for over the counter solutions to relieve them. In the past, many of these OTC drugs required a prescription, but nowadays that is not the case. One of the most popular examples are antacid medications.

These work on the basis of neutralising your stomach acid and rebalancing your ph balance. However, antacids can also neutralise too much of the hydrochloric acid in your stomach. Sufficient amounts are needed for breaking down and digesting the food you eat. Undigested food in the gut can become toxic - making your symptoms worse.

I am a great believer in caring for your body naturally, and a natural way of acquiring improved digestive health is with the help of prebiotics and probiotics. These two health promoting substances rebalance your digestive tract by increasing the amount of good bacteria and decreasing the amount of bad bacteria in your gut. As your digestion system rebalances, your immune system becomes stronger, enabling you to fight off viruses and disease.

Reversing years of bad eating habits will take time. You probably will not see immediate results. You just need to be patient and let the prebiotics and probiotics do their work. However, many people have experienced improvements in just a few days, especially with improved bowel movements and being more regular. This is not surprising, because the increased number of friendly bacteria is breaking down and absorbing the food more efficiently. In this way, toxic waste is excreted from the body more rapidly - it does not get the time to fester and become toxic.

Digestive Health Naturally

There are a number of ways that you can attain digestive health. For example, digestive enzymes are very important for efficient digestion. Enzymes such as protease and the antioxidant enzyme peroxidise can be found in raw foods. You have the option of taking whole food supplements. Super foods such as chlorella and wheat grass are popular ways to strengthen your digestion. These can be easily mixed with water or juice.

My personal preference is the good old kiwifruit. This little guy contains high levels of vitamin C and minerals such as potassium. It also happens to be rich in prebiotics and phenolic compounds that aid digestion.

I like to eat a kiwi with either kefir or a low fat natural probiotic yogurt. This helps me to be regular. If this is too bland for you - become creative and add extra fruit. Blueberries taste great and are high in antioxidants which help to strengthen your immune system.

Sean is a strong opponent of natural health strategies which he applies in his own life to improve and balance his digestion system.


  1. Many of us do not treat our digestive system with much respect. We tend to throw all sorts of foods, from high fat foods and sugary drinks, down our throats and expect our digestion to get on with it.

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  3. Nice article you have here! Its quite interesting, I used to drink Yakult a probiotic milk, I find these products not only delicious but also perfect for digestive system & as far as I know it contain a special strain of the bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota that contains billions of live and active "good bacteria.