digestion

Detox Prep: Why Proper Digestion is Important for Detoxification

Detox Prep:  Why Proper Digestion is Important for Detoxification

We all know that our bodies build up and store toxins over time -- otherwise, detoxes wouldn't exist!  With all the toxins floating around -- in the air, makeup, skin care, food -- it's important that we make sure we complete a detox every now and then to help our bodies eliminate the toxin buildup so it can focus on nourishing us and not simply fighting toxins.

Gut Health: How Poor Digestion is Linked to Autoimmune Disease

Gut Health:  How Poor Digestion is Linked to Autoimmune Disease

70-80% of the entire immune system resides in the gut.  This is the reason so many health issues stem from problems with poor gut health and the digestive system, autoimmunity included.

When there is a digestive issue such as low HCl, leaky gut, or chronic ingestion of allergenic food, the barriers of the immune system begin to weaken. 

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You - A Review

Why Stomach Acid Is Good for You - A Review

Today, I'm going to share with you the importance of stomach acid (yes, you NEED stomach acid for proper digestion!) along with one of the BEST books to read to learn more about it. The book is called Why Stomach Acid Is Good For You: Natural Relief from Heartburn, Indigestion, Reflux, & GERD by Dr. Wright and Dr. Lenard.  The authors promote natural remedies and believe proper digestion plays a huge part in having optimal health.

Do you have poor fat digestion? Does it matter?

Do you have poor fat digestion?  Does it matter?

What happens when you have poor fat digestion?

Undigested fats (aka, particles of fat that have not been digested properly) have a huge impact on the body's immune system.  In a healthy body, poor fat digestion resulting in undigested fats would not exist, but when the digestive system isn't working optimally, undigested fats can be all too common.  There are several reasons