Taming the Tummy


Unfortunately we have become a pill popping society. As soon as we feel distress anywhere in our body we want that magic pill to make it go away. The problem with that is, it is a temporary fix and we need to find out what the cause of the pain or distress is in the first place and then correct that. 

Most people suffer from stomach aches, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. When it is minor they think it is normal. When it becomes severe enough some even go as far as getting a diagnosis of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or Gastritis. You might be told you have a Peptic Ulcer. All of these conditions will then be treated with acid blocking drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium just to name a few. Not only do they haveside effects but they do nothing except take away the symptoms. We must address the underlying issues and change the reason we are having the distress. 

Common reasons for digestion and stomach issues….

Food Allergies or Sensitivities. 

Food allergies can cause inflammation and it happens when there are imbalances in the gut. It can happen for several reasons. Overuse of medications, chemicals and additives in food as well as environmental toxins. Eventually your body sees these things as foreign invaders and doesn’t allow them to properly digest. Eventually it damages the lining of the stomach and then the small intestine.  The good news is can be corrected. You can get tested with a simple test and change your diet according to your results. They even give you a diet to follow. Sometimes it is only necessary to eliminate these foods for a period of time. Dairy and gluten are the most common allergens but you will be surprised to find healthy foods such as vegetables and protein can also aggravate certain people. 

Systemic Candida Infections

Candida is also known as Candida Albicans. It is a yeast that grows in our bodies. Everyone is born with it, as well as other yeasts that live in our intestinal tracts. They are perfectly normal unless they overgrow and then it can cause a host of problems. When enough of the yeast grow they can change to fungus and then produce long rootlike structures that are invasive and can penetrate the lining of your intestine. The fungus releases toxins and undigested food into your bloodstream. This is another cause of food allergies and sensitivities. Taking antibiotics and having a diet high in sugar and processed carbs are main causes for this yeast to grow. The antibiotics kill the good bacteria in our gut needed to maintain a healthy immune system. Changing your diet and taking whole food supplements designed to kill the yeast is very effective in getting rid of the infection.

Liver and Gall Bladder Distress

The liver and the gall bladder work together to process much of the incoming fat we eat. When they get overworked they become congested. Besides a poor diet the congestion can be caused from alcohol and drug use, parasites, chemicals and pesticides. Again it can be corrected with diet as well as whole food supplements.

As you can see most of the symptoms and causes of the stomach, gallbladder and liver distress have common denominators. By taking a look at food allergies and addressing the toxins and ingredients we take in everyday we can totally heal the body instead of taking that “magic pill” which is just a quick fix anyway. 


Whole food supplements to heal the gut 

Standard Process Zypan… Faciliates healthy digestion 

Standard Process Choline and A-F Betafood for gallbladder and liver support

Biotics Beta Plus and Beta TCP are whole gallbladder support. Use Beta Plus if you have had your gallbladder removed. 

Orthomolecular Candacid Forte, Intestinal oil and Pro 225 will address Candida issues

Standard Process Prosynbiotic, Gut Flora and Zymex help maintain a healthy gut microbial environment

Standard Process Chorophyll Complete will heal the gut

Genova Laboratories… Testing for food allergies

All of these products are whole foods and scientifically determined to address the core issues and heal the body. 

They are all available at Emley Chiropractic. They also provide to all their patients a gallbladder cleansing protocol and pills needed at no charge! 

NEXT MONTH… Total body purification

January is the perfect time of year to re-evaluate your habits. After several months of holiday binging and chemical overload, get your body on track by giving it a break and repair the organs needed to remove those chemicals.

May your holiday be filled with peace and joy…


Cindy Pierce
Holistic Health Coach
Cynergy Health and Wellness
Please visit my site at   www.cynergyhealthandwellness.com

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