This includes heartburn, reflux, nausea, bloating, difficulty swallowing, and belly discomfort or pain. All these symptoms point to some trouble with your gut. Your physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant should evaluate you to be sure these are not the sign of something more serious, like cancer. Once you know that cancer is not the cause, making diet and lifestyle changes to improve your gut health will greatly reduce and often completely eliminate the troublesome GI symptoms.
We are not plants. We can't rely on sunlight and water to make everything we need to run the chemistry of life. We must take in food, digest it into small enough parts that we can then absorb into our bloodstream, and transport it to our cells, where we'll use it to run the chemistry of life and make and repair what our cells need to function. When that process begins to break down, eventually our health will break down.
In my therapeutic lifestyle clinic, I teach my patients that their gut is the foundation of health. We talk a lot about food, poop, and how to get their gut healthy again. Time and time again, as their guts become healthy, their pain steadily declines, their mood improves, their joy returns and so does their health.
If you want to learn more about your gut, how it's connected to your pain, mood, and health, and most importantly, how you can improve your gut health, check out my class, The 5-Step Guide To Diagnose Your Gut Problems, Rid Yourself Of Stomach Pain & Achieve Optimal Digestion.