Addressing Gut Problems: Key to Solving Inflammation-related diseases and Other Illnesses?
When people get sick, it will most likely never cross their mind that the cause is rooted within their gut. If you feel like you are wasting your time with countless visits to your doctor you are probably dealing with chronic inflammation. The most common mistake repeated by people suffering with almost any condition is treating the symptoms only! This behavior is totally normal as Western medicine aims to provide relief to the patient. Relief comes in the form of pain killers, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics etc. As a result, the symptoms are quieted and you can return to school, work etc. However, the problem is that while relieving the symptoms the patient may have a bigger problem developing that their body was trying to communicate with those symptoms and complications.
The solution to a headache is a painkiller. With diarrhea you take an OTC drug. Western medicine allows you to take the pill and still go to the party, dinner, or meeting that you had planned. While this makes life easier, be sure to combat your symptoms and try to heal the root cause (which most likely stems from a leaky gut).
Ultimately, it can’t be denied that conventional medicine has saved thousands of lives. But many are not yet open to the idea that it’s an evolving science. New scientific studies are conducted yearly and results sway from the previous theories we’ve come to know in the past, rendering what we once believed to be true as obsolete.
For example, the gut, a.k.a. gastrointestinal tract, was simply dismissed as something that digests our food. However, new studies show that it holds a critical role to overall health, controlling our weight, energy levels, immunity, and nutrition. The digestive tract and the brain have a deeper connection than commonly acknowledged.