Choose a Cleanse
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 Cleanses is to help your body re-establish healthy gut function. As you will quickly realize, these are comprehensive cleanses 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).
The exact protocol you are going to follow will depend upon your current digestive symptoms. If you have few to no significant digestive symptoms you will follow the Regular Digestive Healing Cleanse protocol. If you suffer from significant digestive problems you will follow the Intensive Digestive Healing Cleanse. Each protocol will be explained in detail with clear instructions for you to determine which will be best for your situation.

Determine Which Cleanse You Should Perform
 
Answer the following questions to determine which digestive cleanse you need to follow.
 
Do you suffer from frequent heartburn (pain located at the top of your stomach or middle chest area), reflux, or stomach pain after eating? Do you take a prescription for heartburn/G.E.R.D. or if you take antacids on a regular basis, answer YES to this question. Yes No
Do you find that you belch or burp after eating meals? Yes No
Do you experience problems with constipation? (If you do not have at least one bowel movement every single day, then answer YES to this question.) Yes No
Do you have problems with flatulence or being gassy? (Maybe your spouse should answer this one.) Yes No
Have you taken antibiotics in the last year? Yes No
Have you been diagnosed with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Yes No
Do you have food allergies or sensitivities? Yes No
Do you take anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, naproxen, Celebrex, Lodine, Indocin, Relafen, Feldene, Mobic, aspirin, etc. on a regular basis? Yes No
Do you suffer from frequent loose stools, soft stools, or diarrhea? Yes No
Do you suffer from regular bouts of gastritis (severe bowel cramping)? Yes No
 
If you answered NO to all of these questions or if you only answered YES to two or less of the questions in BLACK; you should consider following the Regular Digestive Healing Cleanse Protocol.
 
If you answered YES to any of the questions in RED or if you answered YES to 3 or more of the questions in BLACK; you need to follow the Intense Digestive Healing Cleanse Protocol.
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