We live in a society where just about everyone has been exposed to antibiotic therapies and long-term stress. Antibiotic use starts at a very young age and continues into adulthood. These antibiotic treatments have wreaked havoc on our digestive tracts causing bacterial imbalances and have created an environment that promotes yeast overgrowth. Additionally, the constant and unrelenting levels of stress we deal with day in and day out strongly inhibit the proper functioning of the digestive system. We are a society who eats on the go and is under stress from morning to night.
But what in the heck does proper digestion have to do with not feeling well?
Most people do not realize that the tube from the mouth down to the bottom exit is considered to be outside of the body. This all important tube is charged with regulating what gets into the body and what does not. Now visualize a situation where the proper function of this system has been disrupted due to antibiotic use causing bacterial/yeast imbalances, constant stress causing an inhibitory signal to proper digestion, or the use of drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter) causing actual cellular damage.
Most of us logically think that you have to be experiencing significant symptoms in order to have something wrong with your digestive tract. This is not necessarily true. You can experience a significant change in gut health way before you experience any digestive symptoms that affect your life enough to make you take any action. Mild symptoms like bloating, occasional indigestion or mild constipation are not disruptive and become thought of as being a normal part of our day. Thus, the notion that you have to be experiencing significant digestive symptoms before the digestive tract could be causing any negative effects towards whole body function is simply inaccurate.
Leaky Gut is a term used to describe the changes that occur within the regulatory system of your digestive tract. This system is governed by the cells lining your intestines. Healthy cellular function allows for the proper production and absorption of nutrients, the inactivation and removal of toxins, and for the strict regulation of what gets in and what gets rejected from entering your body. The disruption of this system is collectively referred to as Leaky Gut. The main dangers with Leaky Gut are associated with the non-digestive related symptoms which can occur due to the constant “leaking” of irritants into the immune system. Not only can this be a significant stimulus for inflammation (joints, muscles, brain, etc.), but also for poor overall cellular function throughout the body. The body adapts for survival but becomes imbalanced producing symptoms that may seemingly have nothing to do with digestive dysfunction. These symptoms include joint pain, fatigue, depression, foggy thinking, muscle aching, sinus congestion
and skin rashes
, to name only a few.
Thus, it is important for you to understand that even subtle digestive symptoms like heartburn, bloating, or being gassy can contribute greatly to your overall symptoms profile. If you have more pronounced symptoms like chronic constipation, chronic loose stools, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, abdominal pain, major heartburn/ulcers, or G.E.R.D. (reflux), addressing the presence of leaky gut becomes more than necessary; it becomes urgent!
The goal of the Digestive Healing Cleanse is to help your body re-establish healthy gut function. As you will quickly realize, this is a comprehensive cleanse meant to address the multiple causes of poor digestion. These include addressing the unhealthy balance found within your gut’s environment (good bacteria vs. bad guys (yeast, parasites, etc.)), poor cellular function (leaky gut), inadequate voiding (constipation, diarrhea), and a calming of an over-reactive immune system (inflammation).