Digestive Wellness (1999) by Elizabeth Lipski

By Elizabeth Lipski

There's at the moment an outbreak of digestive disorder during this kingdom, an endemic that may be traced to the meals we consume and how we are living. One-third to one-half of all adults be afflicted by a few type of digestive challenge, and defective digestion is at once answerable for an enormous array of alternative ailments--everything from undesirable breath, ulcers, heartburn, and constipation to colitis, diverticulitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. problems which are prompted not directly by way of this challenge comprise arthritis, persistent fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and migraine complications. during this well-researched, accomplished booklet, famous nutritionist Elizabeth Lipski is helping readers comprehend the advanced interrelationships of the digestive method.

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Think of the digestive tract as a 25- to 35-foot hose that runs from the mouth to the anus. Its function is to turn the foods we eat into microscopic particles that the cells can use for energy, maintenance, growth, and repair. The old saying "You are what you eat" is primarily true. From birth to death, we continually create and recreate ourselves from the nourishment we put inside the body. Page 40 Whatever we eat is squeezed through the digestive system by a rhythmic muscular contraction called peristalsis.

79 Patterns of Dysbiosis 82 Candida: The Masquerader 85 Chapter 6: Leaky Gut Syndrome: The Systemic Consequences of Faulty Digestion 95 What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome? 100 Restoring Gut Integrity 102 Food and Environmental Sensitivities 103 Lectins 106 Elimination Provocation Diet 107 Part 3 A New Way of Identifying the Problem Chapter 7: Functional Medicine/Functional Testing 111 Comprehensive Digestive and Stool Analysis 113 Parisitology Testing 115 Food and Environmental Sensitivity Testing 120 Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability Testing 122 Secretory IgA Testing 122 Heidelberg Capsule Test 124 Functional Liver Profile Testing 124 Indican Test 126 Lactose Intolerance 126 Hair Analysis 128 pH Testing 128 Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth 129 EAV Testing 132 Page ix Part 4 The Digestive Wellness Program: You Can Change the Way You Feel!

The long-term effects of food additives on children are of special concern. They consume more harmful substances per body weight than do adults. Ben Feingold, among others, found that many additives caused significant behavior and learning problems in sensitive children. The potential for long-term damage is clearly greater for children than for adults. Additives have been tested singly, but never in combination. What are the long-term effects? No one really knows. The chemistry experiment going on inside of us reminds me of my favorite experiment with a childhood chemistry set.

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