Gastrointestinal disorders include such conditions as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections, diverticular diseases, colitis, colon polyps and cancer. Many of these can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits, and submitting to cancer screening.
A fundamental imbalance in the bacteria of the intestinal tract: dysbiosis can wreak havoc on the gastrointestinal system and the patient’s overall health. Historically overlooked, dysbiosis has in recent years been finally got the attention it deserves.
Dysbiosis is in the center of immune systems dysfunction and therefore one of the root causes of all chronic diseases. The harmonious balance of gut flora and bacteria is necessary to maintain optimal gastrointestinal function. When this is upset, for whatever reason, patients experience the onset of numerous uncomfortable and painful issues.
Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease marked by chronic inflammation of the large intestine. Like other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the rate of ulcerative colitis has increased in recent decades, undoubtedly due to the many factors in advanced western countries that create inflammation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, usually called IBS, is a common intestinal disorder affecting millions of people. IBS is characterized by a variety of symptoms including cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. IBS can attack at any time, following any type of meal or activity. As a chronic condition, the symptoms can last for years, even a lifetime.
Food Allergies & Sensitivities
Most of the world’s population experiences an inflammatory response to external stimuli every day. These stimuli range from airborne Allergens, to food sensitivities, and the inflammatory response varies across a wide range. Whenever the consumption of certain nutrients results in an inflammatory response, we recognize this as an indication of a food sensitivity or allergy, depending on the severity of the reaction.
The holistic health community has seen a remarkable increase in the occurrence of food-related sensitivities in recent decades, particularly in patients with pre-existing malnutrition caused by a nutrient-poor diet. Constant, long-term consumption of industrialized foods, loaded with chemical preservatives and pesticides, results in inevitable irritation of the intestines. Because the immune system is inextricably connected to the gut and its flora (our digestive bacteria). Any irritation of the intestines, leads to a disturbance of the immune system as a whole!