It’s that time of year again, Christmas parties, goodies, cocktails with friends, tis the season that we all blow our diets! Before you completely fall off the wagon with your eating choices, consider the damage you are doing to your sensitive digestive system.
When working properly, the digestive system breaks down food, allowing our body to absorb the nutrients, which leads to a healthy body and mind. When the digestion system has been compromised with poor eating habits, such has high refined sugars and low fiber content; those important nutrients are not absorbed. This can lead to undesired health issues such as food sensitivities, bloating, gas, fatigue, constipation and other digestive diseases.
Other elements that upset our delicate digestive balance are antibiotics, medications, bacterial infections and most importantly chronic stress. Bottom line is, once the intestines become inflamed, for whatever reason, intestinal permeability (also known as Leaky gut Syndrome) becomes a problem.
So the question is “What can be done about leaky gut or intestinal barrier issues?” The first and most important thing is to change your eating habits. Start by eliminated inflammatory grains, like wheat, rye, corn, barley and oats. Choose organic products, and increase the fiber in your diet by eating more fresh vegetables and whole fruits.
Poor diet is a slippery slope and a vicious cycle. When the intestines become inflamed, the intestinal mucosa becomes damaged. The cells become unable to properly digest food and further damage takes place causing intestinal immune integrity. We then can run the risk of damaging your blood brain barrier.
The damage caused in just one month of poor eating habits can actually last up to nine months. Is it worth it? Think about it!
Both Apex Energetics and Neuroscience have come out with new products specific for gut and intestinal repair. These products along with the proper diet can repair a lot of the damage already done.
We at OVitaminPro.com, we want you to enjoy the holiday festivities, but keep in mind the importance of staying on track with your diet and healthy lifestyle the whole season through! We want to thank everyone for all the support over the last year, so we wish each and every one of you a Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year!