By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Oh, Hippocrates Hippocrates! Yes, he called it 2000 years ago when he said, “All disease starts in the gut.” He was pretty spot on when he said that, but of course not All diseases begin in the gut because some disease are hereditary. However, the father of modern medicine still gets an A in my book because he was quite right, 80%-90% of diseases DO indeed start in the gut! You are not considered to be of optimal health if your gut is not healthy.
Let us look into the diseases, health issues and conditions that start in the gut. Leaky Gut is a gastrointestinal (GI) condition where the intestinal lining is allowing toxins to enter the bloodstream. Leaky gut can be the beginning of other conditions and disease such as colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, thyroid and Hashimoto’s. Candida also starts in the gut, can weaken the immune system and cause autoimmunity. Some research suggests that Parkinson disease may also start in the gut instead of the brain.
Today 2000 years later in the Western world, we have been trained to fix symptoms instead of addressing the cause of the symptoms. I want to assure you that there is hope; most chronic symptoms can be relieved just by properly correcting gut health. We frequently recommend a comprehensive stool test to people who suffer from digestive issues, food sensitivities, and autoimmunity among a variety of other conditions and symptoms. Our favorite stool test is the Comprehensive Stool Analysis x3 which addresses ALL the essential components of proper GI health. This stool test is far more advanced than any other stool analysis profile. It uses OMP (Ova & Parasites Microscopic Exam) to identify microbiota with 100% accuracy including anaerobes, a previously immeasurable area of the gut environment. Our customers love this stool test because it gives them the answers they need to start improving their gut health!
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