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Digestive Problem and You

WOman with stomach crampsDigestive problems can range from temporary discomfort after eating to life long persistent disorders.

In most cases, the treatment is simply to avoid the foods that cause the symptoms.

However, sometimes this can be difficult to pin down.

External factors such as lifestyle, excess food and alcohol intake, and stress at work and home can be direct and indirect factors. So a holistic (whole) approach is best. The holistic approach I would suggest would include: some form of daily exercise, walking, running, swimming, stretching, yoga, etc.

Taking a look at what you eat and how your body feels afterward. Since most of us eat mostly a preferred diet, maybe something you are eating is wrong for your body. If you think so stop eating it for 2 weeks and see.

Get your spine aligned regularly by your spinologist.

Stress is a daily factor in our lives, so de-stress by taking a walk each evening to relax.

Lactose Intolerance:

Many adults lack the enzyme (body produced chemical) lactose, which is needed to break down lactose, which is the sugar found in milk. In other words, our ancestors did not have this enzyme, because they mainly eat seeds, berrys, oats, etc.

Countries that have a long history of dairy farming tend to have populations that have adapted to drinking milk into adulthood.

I personally do not think this includes Ireland. I recall in my youth many farmers’ families only taking a tiny amount of milk in their tea. I have always drank lots of milk growing up, but in the end got digestive problems due to this very problem so its worth paying attention to. I found when I moved to almond milk my stomach settled out much better. Symptoms include bloating and discomfort, leading to diarrhea. Obviously if you are under stress as well, you have an added complication and its hard to see the wood from the trees, meaning its difficult to pick out the real causes.

The digestive system has its own nervous system and operates sometimes independent of the brain. So it is important to eat right for your body.

Yours in Health,
John Keane

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