Proper DIGESTION, the Root of Good Health!
Proper DIGESTION, the Root of Good Health – Clinical Update
by Dr. Greg Fors, DC – Board Certified Neurologist DIBCN
Over 100 million individuals suffer from digestive disorders such as GERD, Gastritis, Peptic Ulcer, IBS, IBD and Colitis. Nearly 20 million adults are diagnosed each year with digestive disorders. Now a multibillion-dollar a year business, there are more than 200 over-the-counter drugs for digestive complaints. Many of these over-the-counter and prescription medications only serve to create other digestive and general health problems. Why not offer your patients a more natural and effective approach to healing these debilitating complaints once and for all? Even more important to your clinical practice is the research that now links digestive disorders to diseases outside the GI tract; Chronic Muscle & Joint Pain, Arthritis, Headaches, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, ADHD, Autism, Asthma, Allergies, Eczema and many more.
Digestive Health is as easy as “One, Two, and Three!” The digestive tract covers the area of a double’s tennis court, providing a large surface area for the breakdown and absorption of food. This also creates a large area to maintain and keep healthy. Central to this process are billions of beneficial bacteria that protect this most vital system. A healthy digestive tract contains over 100,000 billion beneficial bacteria from over 400 different beneficial bacterial families, which synthesize nutrients that keep the body and this large digestive tract healthy. Improper diet, hypochlorhydria, certain medications and toxic chemicals can greatly reduce these beneficial bacteria. This allows pathogenic microbes to grow and release toxins in the intestinal tract, a process that damages the bowel and poisons normal body function.
The Primary Causes of Functional Digestive Disorders:
- Inadequate hydrochloric stomach acid (HCL) – Hypochlorhydria
- Inadequate digestive enzymes caused by poor pancreatic function Maldigestion
- Overgrowth of bad bacteria and yeasts in your intestines – Dysbiosis
These factors lead to incomplete digestion, allowing partially digested food to enter the large intestine. Bad bacteria in the small and large intestine feed on undigested foods, causing gas, bloating and cramps, creating the digestive complaints so many patients suffer from. Furthermore, this dysbiosis leads to the release of toxins that are absorbed into the body and poison cellular function. The primary symptoms of this poisoned cellular function are chronic myofascial pain and fatigue, the two most common complaints of patients seeking healthcare.
Conquer These Problems with BIOSPEC’s: Weed, Seed and Feed Healthy Digestion Program
First: Weed out the Bad Bugs. A dysbiotic gut is a leading cause of systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, therefore, most digestive complaints and other health problems can be improved by weeding out harmful microbes in the G.I. Tract. It is vital to stop your patient from self-poisoning their body through dysbiosis.
Second: Seed in Healthy Probiotics with BIOSPEC’s Probiotic-5. Along with eliminating the unhealthy microbes from the gut, seed in beneficial bacteria with Probiotic-5. Research shows that probiotics benefit many different disorders, such as IBS, IBD, asthma, eczema, allergies, pain and inflammation. Probiotic therapy takes 1 to 3 months to normalize intestinal flora.
Third: Feed Digestive Enzymes BIOSPEC’s Bio-Acid HP. Inadequate stomach acid or low pancreatic enzymes are extremely common, and cause maldigestion and malabsorption. Typical symptoms of low stomach acid are the 4 B’s: burping, belching, burning and bloating after meals. Nausea and even acid reflux is often caused by an actual deficiency of HCL acid in your stomach. Do not take Betaine HCL if you have a prior history of, or a current peptic or duodenal ulcer.
Dr. Greg Fors, D.C. is the Chief Science Consultant for Biospec Nutritionals, a Board-certified Neurologist (IBCN), certified in Applied Herbal Sciences (NWHSU) and acupuncture. Trained through the Autism Research Institute he is a registered ‘Defeat Autism Now!’ Doctor. As the clinic director of the Pain and Brain Healing Center in Blaine Minnesota he specializes in a natural biomedical approach to fibromyalgia, fatigue, depression, autism and ADHD. He is a sought after international lecturer for various post graduate departments and state associations. Dr. Fors is the author of the highly acclaimed book, “Why We Hurt” available through booksellers everywhere.