Typically, the holidays are a blessed time spent with family, food and happy times that endure forever. We often break from our dietary restrictions and discipline to enjoy meals from our childhood. Increasingly, those same holidays that bring warm feelings and happy memories also present a degree of anxiety as we try to manage our digestive issues. A favorite family dish is something you cannot enjoy anymore because of the discomfort it brings.
These digestive problems are becoming more commonplace as our bodies age, take in more toxic food and are exposed to increasing amounts of stress.
Digestive Problem Drivers:
Key Drivers Lead To:
SIBO, Leaky Gut, Bloating, Acid Reflux and General Discomfort
This puts a damper on the holiday season.
Stress causes cortisol secretion, which leads to suppressing the immune system that was shielding allergens from entering the body through the GI tract. Stress also causes candida populations to explode (candida is a common and opportunistic yeast that breakdown a person’s digestive lining).
Toxins accumulate in the body over time if the liver, lymph and kidney functions are not working properly. This build-up of toxins filters into the bloodstream creating chronic inflammation, high cholesterol and often leads to food allergies. These create discomforts that take away from our ability to fully enjoy the holiday season.
There Are Natural Solutions
Zen Calm will help manage the stress, reduce anxiety and rebalance your adrenal glands. Your cortisol levels will be reduced, keeping beneficial digestive bacteria happy and healthy. Incorporating Candida Complex before and/or after the holidays will keep candida populations under control so they do not become a problematic.
For those going into the holidays with more severe issues of leaky gut, acid reflux and SIBO, we there are a number of protocols to help.
Digest Harmony is an enzyme formula with full coverage needed for a meal that could potentially create digestion problems. It contains enzymes that breakdown fat, protein, gluten, sugar and carbohydrates. This is particularly helpful if you suffer from gluten sensitivities, which seems to be most people today. By breaking down the food enzymatically – bad acting bacteria will not have an opportunity to feed on it. This means less gas and less intestinal damage and discomfort during and after meals.
We have been told the best way to improve our GI health naturally is with probiotics. However, studies show that the breakdown of the stomach lining housing beneficial bacteria must be corrected first before good bacteria can be reintroduced. Liver Medic recommends a protocol starting with our Leaky Gut Repair; providing the building blocks to repair the intestinal wall and reduce inflammation. Taking this before and/or after the holidays will reduce digestive damage, improve your health and allow for guilt free indulgence while taking a detour from your typical diet.
Lastly, reducing toxins in the body will help with processing heavy food, reduce cholesterol and fluctuations in blood sugar (the liver regulates blood sugar levels – so it must be clean to do so effectively). Hepatiben reduces liver toxin buildup by promoting detox with precise antioxidants to help flush them from the body. This all-natural approach has led to improvements in fatty liver for many consumers.
While we do not market these protocols as anything other than improving healthy – there can be significant weight loss associated with improved gut function, toxin reduction and elimination of chronic inflammation in conjunction with a healthy diet.
Taking supplements to reduce stress and support digestion will make holiday eating far more comfortable. Repairing digestive damage and removing toxins with Leaky Gut Repair and Hepatiben offers long-term health benefits beyond the holiday season. And if you believe you suffer from candida overgrowth, the easy fix is our strong candida and parasite fighting Candida Complex.
Liver Medic, making holiday eating more enjoyable and improving your health at any age.