today post is from my cybernetic friend Brad Krause… so enjoy the reading!
Love your guts. They’re the unsung hero of your body, breaking down the food you consume into nutrients before passing them on to the bloodstream to feed all the cells in our body so you can think, move, laugh, and cry. The chain of organs that includes the stomach and intestines may be slimy and gross, but you’re nothing without it.
It’s funny how the guts often go neglected when it comes to discussions of health even though they’re so integral to your well-being. That’s all changing thanks to the discovery of the gut-brain axis, which connects the central nervous system with the digestive system. Suddenly, a rumbling in your tummy is no longer just a matter of minor discomfort — it could be a sign of something that affects your ability to function mentally and physically on a day-to-day basis.
A proper diet, including fruits and vegetables, is essential to digestive health. If you don’t have to time to shop for the right ingredients and cook nutritious dishes, there are grocery and meal delivery systems that do. This may not solve everything, though, so here’s a look at some specific digestive ailments and how you can make them go away naturally.
Diarrhea is nothing more than loose, watery stool that demands to be constantly evacuated, often to eliminate an infection. To bring your digestive system back to normal, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, says a writer at Verywell Health, though that may seem counterintuitive. Also, eat probiotics like yogurt to help with this issue.
This is sort of the opposite of diarrhea, and it happens when waste doesn’t want to exit, with numerous causes from diet to lifestyle choices. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with this condition, and they include drinking more water, eating more fiber, and getting more exercise, among a total of 13 presented by a writer with Medical News Today.
Acid reflux is the fancy term for heartburn. There’s no reason to panic if it comes about occasionally, and there are alterations to your lifestyle that keep it to a minimum. According to Healthline, those include maintaining a healthy weight through diet and exercise, as well as avoiding trigger foods such as citrus fruits and anything fatty.
These are open sores in the upper digestive tract that lead to intense abdominal pain. Poor diet is often to blame, but so are alcohol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and stress. Although medical intervention is necessary in severe cases, cutting tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine from your life may get rid of the problem before it reaches that point.
These are agglomerations of cholesterol or bilirubin and calcium salts that cause severe pain when they block the secretion of bile from the gallbladder to the small intestine to aid in the breakdown of fatty foods. Obesity is an important predictor of this condition, which can be at least partially avoided through diet and exercise.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you suffer from regular abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and cramps, irritable bowel syndrome could be the culprit. Often triggered by stress, outbreaks may be averted by saying “no” to certain short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed by the small intestine, including fructose, lactose, and fructans.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
It’s one term that describes two conditions, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both of which involve inflammation of parts of the digestive system and share symptoms such as abdominal pain, bleeding, and fatigue. High consumption of animal fat and dairy seem to lead to higher risk of IBD, while fiber is viewed positively.
A hereditary autoimmune disorder, celiac disease leads to aggravation in the small intestine when gluten is ingested. The only way to manage the symptoms is by avoiding the consumption of this protein composite, which is found in wheat, rye, and barley.
The ultimate lesson here is something you’ve known all along: Mind what you eat. Also, drink plenty of water and get some exercise to stay at a healthy weight. That’s always been the best recipe for physical health, and a digestive condition doesn’t pose an obstacle to that goal.
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Thanks to Brad for this article….