Your Symptom: Digestive problems
Digestive problems can make you feel tired, bloated, gassy, weak, toxic, irritable and uncomfortable. You may experience pain and discomfort on a daily basis, and simple tasks like going out or traveling can become stressful and difficult. Over time, you may start to feel isolated and even have moments of despair. The good news is that you can improve your digestion by leaps and bounds just by altering your diet. The bad news is that you will have to actually change your diet in order to see results!
Over 2000 years ago, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Maintaining a healthy digestive system is absolutely critical for good health and disease prevention. In fact, science has now proven that the composition of the gut microflora (aka good and bad bacteria) can influence your overall immune system. In the future, the cure for many diseases may very well focus on a balanced microbiome and maintaining good gut health.
Any symptom of discomfort is a sign of imbalance. Most people do not wake up overnight with a huge array of gut problems. The sooner you address any problems you are having, the better. Learn to listen to your body and take care of problems early on so they do not turn into more serious ailments down the road.
10 Conditions related to Digestive Function
Diarrhea, Constipation, or alternating between
Gas, Pain, Bloating
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
As Dr. Bernard Jensen used to say, “You can’t have sweet thoughts on a sour stomach.” Life is truly joyous and wonderful when you get healthy in your gut. You may even find that other chronic conditions disappear naturally once you get your digestion working properly again. It’s truly humbling to see and understand how the body works as a whole.
In working to heal your digestive complaints, my approach is to heal the body from the inside out. So, for example…if you come to me with chronic constipation and acne, I will work to eliminate your inner imbalance (constipation) first even though your focus will most likely be on the outer symptom (acne). You can never heal the body from the outside in, which is why creams and potions never work for long term results. It’s important to be gentle and patient with yourself and know that every positive step you take is one step closer to your goal.
I’ve worked with clients with all of the above ailments and in many cases, a combination of symptoms. Some of my clients have had surgeries or cancer and are looking to find a better approach in maintaining a healthy diet. I’m happy to work with you after chemo or radiation to help you achieve your goals, and I will never judge you for any choice you made. It’s my job to support you nutritionally in the best way that I can.
If you are currently on a strong medication like an anti-inflammatory for colitis or a Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for acid reflux, I can work with you on healing and strengthening your gut and achieving a healthy alkaline pH through your diet. If you want to go off the medication, I will inform you that I am not a medical doctor and that legally, only your doctor can advise you to go on or off a prescription drug. That said, you can certainly work with your doctor if he or she approves the idea and they will tell you how to safely do so.
An Iridology Analysis can be very helpful in working with digestive problems because it looks at all of the elimination organs – your lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, and colon. Are your eliminatory organs keeping up with their house work? If one of your organs is weak, all the organs suffer.
As one of my teachers said, “When you pull a cat’s tail, it’s the other end that screams.” Sometimes, there are silent conditions such as toxicity or inflammation that create an imbalance in another elimination organ, but you’re only feeling the problem in your gut. Using a holistic approach allows us to strengthen your body as a whole and avoid developing more problems down the road.
“Constipation – the most common disease – has not decreased or improved in spite thousands of remedies for sale on the market, and in spite of so-called medical science, simply because the ‘diet of civilization’ is unnatural.” – Arnold Ehret
Facts & Quotes
– 7 million people in USA have some symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
– Stress does not cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, because of the connection between the brain and the gut, stress can worsen or trigger symptoms.
– Americans spend roughly $725 million a year on over-the-counter laxatives.
– Men need 30 to 38 grams of fiber daily to support a healthy body; for women, the recommendation is 21 to 25 grams. Unfortunately, the average American consumes a mere 14 grams of fiber per day.
– Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.
When you work with me, I explain the reasoning for every change so you understand and learn what to look out for in the future. You do NOT have to go on a raw food or even vegan diet to get results.
If you have only one symptom, I recommend either the Iridology by Skype or the 2-Month Health Coaching Package.
If you have multiple health problems or multiple digestive complaints, then my 6-Month Program is perfect for you.
Ready to get started? Let’s do this!!
Note: Iridology does not diagnose disease.
Jennifer is a Comprehensive Certified Iridologist (CCI) through the International Iridology Practitioner’s Association (IIPA).