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How Your Gut Health Affects Your Entire Body

Gut health drawing overlayEveryone has problems today—can’t concentrate, digestive issues, gaining weight, losing weight, arthritis, mental stress, lack of sleep—there’s a litany of stuff going on. At our practice, we know we can’t fix it all, but everything can be addressed with better gut health.

Why Is Gut Health Important?

Hippocrates said all disease begins in the gut. Anatomically, the gut receives its energy supply from the thoracic nerves, which come out between the shoulder blades. They help stimulate good gut health and digestion.

Every time we eat, drink, or expose ourselves to chemicals and hormones, we either feed disease or fight it. Research has shown that the gut flora plays an important role in immune system protection and metabolism. Our gut flora helps the body provide us with vitamins and other nutrients essential to our health.

Leaky Gut

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the intestines becomes inflamed, damaged, or irritated. This allows the absorption of all kinds of chemicals and bad bacteria into the system, causing odd symptoms all down the line.

After explaining how the gut connects with health, Dr. Roderick starts his patients on a regimen using products from Xymogen®. This company has a product with specific vitamins and nutrients to help repair the gut. It helps with inflammation, bloating, diarrhea, and many other gut issues.

Getting on a good health program for three months helps get the problems under control. This is the first step in restoring gut health. Step two is using a specific probiotic to rebalance the gut. Dr. Roderick tells patients, “It’s not you are what you eat; you are what you absorb.”

Getting patients on a good nutritional plan is the final step to gut health.

How Does Chiropractic Help?

When there’s a problem in the thoracic spine, ensuring it’s moving the way it should is important. Kids with constipation often have tight muscles in the area. After adjusting with the Activator®, the child is able to go to the bathroom without a problem.

Get Started Today

Time to get your gut back in shape? Call today for an appointment.

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