Dr. Kneessi shares a holistic approach to addressing Digestive Disorders. A holistic approach considers many factors of health with the goal of addressing the root cause of the problem.
Health Starts with Proper Digestion
Your digestive system is one of the most important systems in your whole body. If your body doesn’t have optimal digestive function, unable to digest/absorb nutrients and eliminate waste, then it’s very difficult to be healthy.
Your body needs those nutrients to function properly. Bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and heartburn are common signals that your body’s digestive system is not working properly.
Poor Digestion Impacts More Than You Think
Poor digestion can affect the biochemistry or physiology of your immune, hormonal, metabolic, and nervous systems. Even if you eat a healthy diet, you still might have sub optimal nutrient absorption and poor energy production. It is common for digestive issues to lead to inflammation in the body resulting in numerous health issues.
A large portion of your immune system lives in your digestive track. Hint: gut flora plays a major role in immune and digestive function. If your digestive system isn’t well, neither is your immune function, making you prone to getting sick.
A Holistic Approach with Digestive Disorders
A holistic approach considers many factors of health with the goal of addressing the root cause of the problem. I wish medicine was as simple as “take 2 of these and call me in the morning”, but it never is.
A holistic approach and multi-faceted plan is a better solution and one that will get to the core of the issue. Addressing the underlying cause will result in improved health and better overall wellness as opposed to just treating the signs and symptoms. Treating signs and symptoms is important but addressing the root cause will help your body achieve optimal health. A holistic and individualized approach is vital for the health of your digestive system as well as the health of your whole body.
Common Digestive Disorders Helped By a Holistic Approach
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Indigestion, bloating, gas, belching
- Gluten intolerance, sensitivity, or allergy
- Celiac Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
- Dysbiosis: Gut microflora imbalance)
- Candida overgrowth
- Food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- GERD: acid reflux or heartburn