Do You Know How Your Digestion is Doing?

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Do You Know How Your Digestion is Doing?

By Susan Colacicco- Nutritionist

The digestion system plays a huge role in how the rest of our body functions. 

Our digestive system is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which our body will use for energy and healing.  After all, our digestive tract is the root cause of most other health problems.

What are the first typical symptoms of digestive tract problems?

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Incontinence
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the belly
  • Swallowing problems
  • Weight gain or loss

And unfortunately, some people may have digestive issues and problems and not show any symptoms at all!

Generally, it takes about 2 to 4 hours for food to move from your stomach to your small intestine. The exact amount of time can depend on several factors, such as the composition and size of your meal, your hormones, and your sex.

What can weaken or slow down our digestive tract?

Most of the time is a combination of the following:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • A poor overall diet (high in processed foods, sugar and fast foods)
  • Lack of digestive enzymes

An easy way to check how your digestion is doing is with a Live Blood Cell Analysis screening test.  During this test a drop of blood is collected in a slide and examined under a microscope.  Your blood will give us a lot of clues on what is happening with your digestive tract.

The best time to do this test is 4 hours after eating your last meal or snack.   We should not see any undigested food in your blood after 4 hours. 

If you have been struggling with digestive tract problems and you want to get to the root cause of the problem then come in for a Live Blood Cell Analysis today – contact us at 905-239-3900.  We are happy to help!

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