Systems Working Together
Health concerns from inflammatory issues, celiac, or irritable bowel syndrome typically stem from IGA levels, which is a part of your digestive and immune system. Low levels of IGA can show signs of leaky gut and autoimmune diseases. Low levels allow large proteins to come into the lower digestive system instead of being broken down properly in the upper digestive system. Your digestive system’s condition is a large portion of your overall health. It makes up more than 80% of your immune system. Your overall health is not only internally, but also visibly effected by the condition of your digestive system. Taking care of your digestive system also resolves many other issues such as eczema or acne.
Prioritizing Your Gut
Doing the following steps whether you have digestive issues or not will detox your body. Always remember, it takes time to heal your gut. You can reset your entire digestive system in 120 days. Trying these steps for a few days and quitting will not show the true results of sticking to them for at least 2-3 months. What are you willing to change to transform the overall health of your life?
Three Ways to Improve Digestion
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Simply take 1-2 tablespoons of ACV in the morning and night. You can add this to 4-8oz. of water with a pinch of sea salt to give your body electrolytes. This will stabilize stomach acids so your food breaks down properly. ACV is also known for improving health issues such as acid reflux and high blood pressure.
2. Bone Broth
Bone broth is simple to make at home. Buy organic chicken or beef bones. Once you create the broth, you can drink this on a regular basis 2-3x daily. Bone broth increases your IGA levels and contains glutamine, also known as amino acids, to heal the digestive system. If you want a jumpstart into healing, you can fast 3-4 days with just consuming bone broth to reset your gut.
Taking colostrum increases your IGA levels as well. Finding a healthy source of this will enable your body to break down food better. This is also found in woman’s breast milk, creating a strong immune system within the child and creating more microbiome.
Additional Tips to Overcome Digestive Concerns
None of these tips will harm your body, it will only help. Even if there are further steps needed to be done, starting off with healing the gut from home simply will put your gut health in the right direction. There are always more ways to improve your gut health. Taking enzymes with each meal will support the digestion of food. Eliminating digestive system medications and replacing them with a non-inflammatory diet which eliminates foods such as pasta, rice, grains, and sugars. And lastly, chiropractic care help stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system and relax the digestive system. Adjustments help remove stress interfering with your ability to heal from the inside out.
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