Digestive Care Conditions
Healthy digestion is the key to looking and feeling your best every day.
Though we often overlook an occasional bout of constipation, diarrhea or even heartburn, such conditions can lead to more serious problems if not addressed. The information below outlines common digestive disorders and why they occur, signs and symptoms of each and the natural solutions that can help you relieve discomfort so you can enjoy the vibrant health you deserve.
Candidiasis is a condition in which Candida albicans, a common form of digestive yeast, grows out of control and causes infection. Candida albicans are the most common digestive yeast and can become problematic in the body when they proliferate.
Constipation occurs when an individual experiences fewer than 2 to 3 healthy bowel movements daily. Essentially, if your bowel movements occur less frequently than your food intake, you are suffering from constipation.
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest behind the breastbone or lower esophagus. It is caused by the reflux of stomach contents (including hydrochloric acid) into the lower portion of the esophagus.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) involves intestinal dysfunction without physiological abnormalities. Although the exact cause of IBS is unknown, there seems to be an underlying abnormality with regard to the contractions of the bowel.
Diarrhea occurs when the stool is too quickly eliminated from the body and there is insufficient time for water to be absorbed back into the body. The result is that the stool retains water and becomes runny.
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a name given to a very common disorder in which the main defect is an increasingly porous intestinal lining. With leaky gut, the intestinal lining becomes inflamed, irritated, and very porous, thus allowing toxic material, bacteria, and undigested food particles to enter the bloodstream.
A parasite is an organism that lives off another organism. Parasites living inside the human body will feed off our cells, the food we eat, the supplements we take, and our energy.