The importance of maintaining proper digestive health has long been considered as a key factor in leading a healthy life. "All diseases begin in the gut" the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, once said, indicating that the importance of maintaining a healthy digestive tract is not a new fad as some suggest.
And when we say "healthy" we don't just mean physical health. Medical Science is continuing to present complex links between our brain and our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Today we will highlight just some of the reasons you should maintain a clean and healthy digestive system, as well as explain how our team at Neomed can help you if your digestive health issues need expert support.
Your gut loves green
It is official, your gut really does prefer green! Of course when we say that we mean vegetables and fruit should be our first food choice. A healthy digestive process heavily relies on eating foods rich in fiber like fruits or vegetables, something that could prove challenging in the modern world of fast and toxin-rich foods. When you are deplete of nutrition you are more likely to become chronically ill due to infections, toxicity, and metabolic processes. There is a number of symptoms that can indicate an unhealthy low nutrition diet: abdominal pain, blood in the stool, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing. If you find yourself exhibiting any of these symptoms, it is a signal to address your diet and digestive tract health.
Your gut needs to move
A healthy digestive tract is also dependent on regular bowel movements. Ideally, a healthy person eliminates 2-3 times per day and has all waste removed within a time period of 24 hours after a meal. Failure to regularly eliminate might be an indication of a digestive issue or disease and could lead to constipation and Haemorrhoids among other symptoms. Healthy bowel movements reduce the microbial load on the body, eliminate destructive toxins, reduce inflammation, reduce stress, calm the brain, enhance clarity, improve skin health and can reduce chronic pain levels. Your actual stool is also a good indicator of a healthy digestive system; you can compare your stool against the Bristol Stool Scale to see for yourself.
Your gut needs good bacteria
Contrary to popular belief, not all bacteria are bad. The bacteria that live within your GI tract, along with other pathogenic micro-organisms are collectively known as gut microbiota and serve to maintain a delicate balance in your immune system and to eliminate invading pathogens. The multiple benefits of maintaining a proper flora of gut microbiota have only recently become the subject of research by the scientific community, following breakthroughs in sequencing technology. With this research field rapidly advancing, more and more links are been discovered between the gut microbiota and autoimmune diseases.
Your gut is your second brain
As scientists turn their microscopes towards the gut ecosystem, they gradually discovered an ecosystem of bacteria and a vast neural network operating within the GI tract. This ecosystem comprises of so many neurons (more than 100 million) that it has been nicknamed "the second brain". A network this complex can have a negative - and sometimes, detrimental- effect on both your physical and your psychological health. The title phrase, "gut feeling", is no accident. Even before people could decode the mysteries of sequencing they instinctively knew that high stress levels and thoughts can be affected by your GI tract. Your digestive health also affects your libido, causes headaches, induces anxiety, takes away your ability to properly focus and concentrate and can even lead to depression-like incidents, as it gives you a more negative outlook on life. Consequently in order to achieve optimal mental health addressing our gut health first is vital.
Your gut may need Neomed's help
There is much you can do at home to improve your digestive health, however some people who have been suffering digestive issues for many years, need expert help and medical supervision to tackle their symptoms and underlying causes. Here at Neomed in Cyprus, we welcome guests from all over the world to partake in our highly advanced and unique gastrointestinal therapies.
Gut bacteria are with us from the day we are born and they evolve with us based on our diet and environment, to help our digestive system to properly process food and drinks. As such, no two people have the exact same gut flora, so no two treatment programs can be exactly the same. At Neomed Institute following an extensive stool and blood analysis, we, create a personalised Digestive Health Program for our guests that aims to thoroughly cleanse the gastrointestinal tract, enhance digestive secretions, regulate motility and restore your gut microbiome and nutritional and mineral absorption. We use many natural herbal enemas , essential oils and high quality absorbable supplements within our program along with groundbreaking methods and therapies to heal and restore proper digestive function.
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