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.