Why is Digestion Is the Foundation of Our Health?
Why is Digestion Is the Foundation of Our Health? – Digestive disorders are among the top health complaints in the United States. Since the integrity of the digestive system lays the foundation of a person’s overall health and immune function, it is the first issue that is addressed when visiting a holistic healthcare practitioner.
Our stomach and our intestinal system are where it all really happens…
- Disinfects and breaks down the food we eat so that nutrients can be sent out to the organs, glands, tissue, and bone for repair and nourishment
- Home to beneficial bacteria that govern our immune system and health
- Houses the enteric nervous system or ‘second brain’ which is now thought to affect hippocampus function in the brain
- Reabsorbs water and mineral ions
- Receives waste products to be processed and cleared from the body
So, when this busy system breaks down, the entire body is affected in profound ways. A list of common health issues that are directly related to digestive dysfunction include:
- Gluten Sensitivity
- Crohn’s Disease
- Acid Reflux
- Sleep Disorders
- Cognitive Impairment
- Dental Problems
- Autoimmune Disorders / Fibro
- Chronic Pain
- Spine Issues
- Eye Problems
- Vision Problems
Correcting these issues begins with supporting the stomach with adequate Hydrochloric Acid to disinfect and break down foods. Digestive enzymes may be needed to assist in breaking down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, and to protect and heal the intestinal lining from foods that contain gluten.
Anti-infective herbs and nutrients may be used to remove pockets of infection from the intestinal walls. Restorative nutrients, probiotics, and prebiotics are used to repair the damaged gut wall and promote healthy bacterial balance.
By repairing and restoring digestive function, many chronic health issues will reverse on their own as the body heals itself. Even food allergies and gluten intolerance can be healed with several months of nutrient and food therapy. Foods can be reintroduced slowly as the digestive system heals.
There’s no reason to avoid foods that cause digestive distress forever. The most severe digestive disorders, bloating, acid reflux, and constipation can often be reversed in just a few months of therapy.
You’re not only healing your gut system; you’re allowing the entire body to receive nutrients so that every organ and gland can function at the highest capacity… this is the foundation of physical and mental health.
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Dr. Kathy is a board-certified and licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician and Clinical Nutritionist and has received extensive training in acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbology, Nutrition Therapy, Holistic Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Emotional Repolarization Technique (ERT), EVOX Perception Reframing Therapy, Cation Mud Therapy, and other holistic modalities. She has received specialized training in addiction and detox therapy and is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)
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Dr. Kathy Veon, DAOM, AP, CCN is a graduate of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, CA as well as Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida.
She is a board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist, and Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. Dr. Veon is currently serving as Chair of the Florida Board of Acupuncture, and Committee Chair of Continuing Education for the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN).
She holds a private practice in Lake Mary, Florida at Central Florida Preventive Medicine where she specializes in holistic medicine therapies such as: Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA), Acupuncture, Pelotherapy, NAET (allergy elimination technique), Western and Chinese Herbology, Nutrigenomic Testing and Nutritional Therapies, EVOX Perception Reframing, Environmental Medicine and helping her patients overcome chronic and debilitating illnesses through finding and correcting the root causes of disease.
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