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Digestive Disorders

According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation:

  • More than 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year.
  • About 5 million Canadiansexperience heartburn and/or 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 digestion system is poor, you may be having impaired nutrient absorption and energy production and hence experiencing digestive symptoms despite following a healthy diet.

Your digestive system is indeed full of surprises. Just 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 in order 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 can’t be prevented, timely treatment can usually control it and preserve your quality of life… “¹

… and this is exactly how a we can help you to prevent 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 a number of natural treatments, to address your digestive concerns.  Often a safe and simple  treatment such as a botanical medicine is all that it takes to help you feel better.

Reference:
1. Canadian Digestive Health Foundation: http://www.cdhf.ca/