Gastrointestinal Health

Gastrointestinal Health

The gastrointestinal (GI) system forms the very core of our bodies. So it’s understandable that many common complaints take root in the GI system and are among the leading reasons that patients seek health care. While common approaches may alleviate symptoms—such as occasional indigestion, occasional heartburn, abdominal cramping, urgent bowel movements, or occasional constipation—they may only temporarily mask the underlying issues and have potential adverse effects.


• 1 in 4 U.S. adults may have functional GI complaints that affect daily living.
• Almost 2 in 4 American adults have likely experienced 1 or more upper GI symptoms in the past 3 months.


Addressing Core Issues: Healthier Approaches for Lasting Relief

The GI tract is a complex organ system easily influenced by factors such as microflora and microbial balance, digestive enzymes, or GI lining integrity. Microflora, or “friendly” bacteria in the GI tract, play an important role in digestion, microbial balance, and immune function. Digestive enzymes function to split proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, making them critical to adequate digestion of foods for proper nutrient absorption. The GI mucosal lining, when healthy, provides a protective barrier to inhibit the flow of ingested matter to other parts of the body. Thus, addressing the appropriate underlying GI issues not only helps relieve digestive discomforts, it also supports many other aspects of long-term health.


Long-Term Support for GI Function and Overall Health

Dr. Sherman recommends science-based, personalized, nutraceuticals approach, that works with the body to support healthy core GI function and promote long-term digestive symptom relief.


 

 

“Chance favors the prepared mind.” ~Louis Pasteur

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