Protecting Your Digestive Health
Recent studies have shown that the digestive system is intimately connected with all other parts of your body. Digestive problems are often a sign of some deeper condition.
To help in your quest for wellness, the team at Abundant Life Chiropractic is here to offer some guidance and tips on how to maintain digestive health.
Common Digestive System Problems
Irritable bowel syndrome
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Inflammatory bowel disease
The digestive system is complex, and several things can cause issues. Digestive problems can result from poor diet or reflect developmental or genetic conditions. Other digestive problems, such as Crohn's disease, result from the body's immune system attacking healthy cells.
How Can I Prevent Digestive Issues?
The best way to maintain gastrointestinal health is to eat a healthy diet rich in high-fiber foods. Foods with soluble and insoluble fiber improve the digestive process and can reduce stress that leads to things like upset stomach, abdominal pain, and ulcer disease. A high fiber diet with sufficient fluid intake can also lower blood sugar.
Additionally, you should eat foods that promote probiotic activity. Healthy bacteria in foods like yogurt and pickles are good for your gastrointestinal tract and promote healthy digestion. Evidence shows that an unbalanced gut biome can lead to other medical issues.
Additionally, regular chiropractic care can minimize digestive issues. Weak back muscles can compress the abdomen, leading to constipation and pain. Regular chiropractic care can supplement additional medical treatment to reduce gastrointestinal stress.
Stay On Top of Your Digestive Health!
The digestive tract affects almost every other system in your body. Treating digestive issues is often the first step to cultivating healthy life habits. If you would like to learn more about digestive health or want to schedule a consultation, contact Abundant Life Chiropractic online or call our office at (410)-256-1672.