Although there are many paths that lead to disease (including smoking, drug use, excessive alcohol use, having a poor diet, chronic stress, and exposure to toxins), there is another “road” that very few people think of…
But it’s one of the most common factors behind the development of disease!
I’m talking about poor digestion.
And if burping, belching, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea are your regular companions, you better be talking about it too.
The fact is, you absolutely MUST have efficient digestion if you want to remain healthy and free of disease.
Nutrients are where it’s at
You probably know that digestion is how your body breaks down foods, absorbs nutrients and eliminates wastes.
Well, since most diseases have their roots in one or more nutrient deficiencies, if your digestion isn’t going along so well and you’re not getting needed nutrients, it’s just a matter of time before your number comes up in the disease lottery.
Plus, poor digestion also can cause waste build up in your intestinal tract, and this is harmful to your health in three different ways:
- It causes imbalances in your microbiome (where 80 percent of your immune system is, and your immune system protects you against disease).
- It impairs your body’s ability to eliminate old cholesterol and hormones (increasing your risk of cancers and elevated lipids).
- It stirs up fires of inflammation, which is another major factor behind disease. A body in a state of chronic inflammation cannot heal itself and can’t effectively use vitamins and minerals.
Tell me why
One of the most common causes of poor digestion is enzyme shortages in the small intestine, pancreas or gallbladder/liver.
You might be surprised by that, since many people think the stomach is the hot spot for digestion.
Not so. The stomach preps your foods and starts the initial breakdown process, but the real action is in your small intestine, assisted by the pancreas and gallbladder/liver.
This is why it boggles my mind that most mainstream doctors just shove acid reducers or laxatives at people with digestive problems.
Not only are those medications NOT a true solution, but they also open you up to a slew of side effects!
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) like Nexium, Protonix, Prevacid or Prilosec have been shown to increase your risk of chronic kidney disease, heart attack and dementia, plus they increase your overall risk of death.
And laxatives can lead to gut microbiome imbalances (which weakens your immune function), as well as making your bowel “lazy” to the point where you can’t have a BM without them!
Sorry, but those are not acceptable answers as far as I’m concerned.
Hello down there!
You’re probably wondering at this point if something is awry down there in your gut area, especially if you frequently get digestive fireworks after a meal.
Here is a quiz you can take to see if there may be enzyme or nutrient absorption issues with your small intestine and/or pancreas.
Use the following scoring chart when describing your symptoms:
0 = I never have this
1 = I sometimes have this
2 = I frequently have this
3 = I always have this
Do you have or get:
- Alternating constipation and diarrhea __________
- Abdominal cramps __________
- Large, greasy, shiny stools __________
- Mucus in stools __________
- Foul-smelling stool or flatulence __________
- Fatigue after eating __________
- Indigestion 1-3 hours after a meal __________
- Gas in the lower bowel __________
- Food allergies __________
- Acne __________
- Dry, flaky skin __________
- Dry, brittle hair or nails __________
- Difficulty gaining weight __________
- Feelings of constant hunger __________
- Poorly digested food in stools __________
- Pain in the left side __________
- Diarrhea __________
- Autoimmune disease __________
- Osteoporosis __________
- Diabetes __________
- Anemia __________
Your total ______________
- 0 - 6: Small intestine/pancreas issue is unlikely
- 7 - 10: Small intestine/pancreas issue is possible
- 11 or higher: Small intestine/pancreas issue is probable
Hang on! Help is on the way!
There are two safe, natural ways to help your small intestine do its BIG job...and keep you feeling great and disease-free into your golden years:
1- Supplement with enzymes
The best way to help with a possible enzyme deficiency is supplementation with a complete digestive enzyme formula like Digestizol Max.
Digestizol Max’s effective blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes (including proteases to help compensate for low stomach acid—another common digestive issue) targets a broad range of proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, fats and fibers in your diet.
Plus, its blend of 6 soothing herbs assists in healing your digestive tract.
Digestizol Max will help your body to thoroughly digest all of your foods, which gives your small intestine a break, enhances nutrient absorption and helps to conserve your body's remaining enzyme supply.
2- Make your meals easier to digest in the first place
When you modify your diet to include more enzyme-rich, wholesome real foods and eat meals that naturally break down easily together, your digestion can improve DRAMATICALLY.
And you end up wasting fewer precious enzymes in the process!
That is the basis of my Great Taste No Pain health system.
In Great Taste No Pain, I teach you what foods to pair together in your meals to make your system’s job much easier and pave the way for tip-top digestion.
The best part about Great Taste No Pain (besides feeling so much better down below) is that you'll still be able to eat foods you love. You just need to be a little more careful about what you eat together so it can be broken down efficiently.
Eating this way is what completely ended my IBS back in 1992, never to return.
Do not let a sluggish or overworked small intestine (or any digestive organ) increase your risk of disease one minute longer.
Especially when it's so easy to keep your digestion humming and protect your body's own reserve of precious enzymes.
To your health,