According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation:
- More than 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year.
- About 5 million Canadians experience heartburn and acid reflux at least once a week.
- Canada has one of the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world.
Sometimes patients report having digestive concerns despite following a healthy diet. If your digestive system is poor, you may be having impaired nutrient absorption and energy production. That’s when you start experiencing digestive symptoms despite following a healthy diet.
Your digestive system is indeed full of surprises. To mention a few:
- Food travels about 30 feet through your body
- The stomach’s volume can increase from about 1/5 cup (when empty) to more than 8 cups after a large meal.
- The small intestine has the approximate surface area of a tennis court.
- The average digestive tract contains 2 to 3 pounds of bacteria (both “good” and “bad” ones).
- A man weighing 150 pounds will eat about 100,000 pounds of food during his lifetime to sustain his weigh
“Up to 42 percent of digestive disease is preventable – including many ulcers and cancers of the digestive system – but lack of information, embarrassment and fear still prevent many Canadians from undergoing the tests that can identify problems at an early, reversible stage. Even when a digestive disorder isn’t preventable, timely treatment can usually control it and preserve your quality of life… “¹
… and this is precisely how we can help you to avoid some of the health problems affected by poor digestion such as:
- Arthritis and rheumatism
- Allergies including eczema, urticaria, rhinitis, hay fever
- Asthma and bronchitis
- Headaches and migraine
After a thorough physical examination (done to rule out any red flags requiring surgery or hospitalization), we will choose several natural treatments to address your digestive concerns. Often a safe and straightforward treatment such as botanical medicine is all that it takes to help you feel better.
1. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation: http://www.cdhf.ca/