What are some common digestive problems you see in your patients?
Some common digestive problems we see in patients include:
- Gastritis: an inflammation of gastric mucosa
- Food Allergies: an adverse reaction to common foods such as nuts, wheat and soy, causing many problems such as constipation, eczema, nose stuffiness and weight gain.
- Leaky gut syndrome: defects in the integrity of the gut lining cells due to inflammation of the cells, causing Candida yeast and waste products to leak out into the blood stream and promote an inflammatory reaction in the body.
What role do hormones play in the digestion process?
The major hormones that are involved in the digestive process are gastrin, secretin and cholecystokinin.
How can digestive problem prevent weight loss?
Quality of calories consumed, stress level, sleep, metabolic disturbances, emotional imbalances, food intolerances and toxic burden can all cause individuals to gain weight and have difficulty losing weight. Among these, gut health plays a significant role in obesity.
Is it possible to remedy and/or cure a digestive problem and ultimately achieve weight loss?
Changing gut flora from bad bacteria to good improves metabolic irregularity, and decreases storage of calories as fat in the body.
Are there any foods, vitamins or supplements that can jumpstart weight loss in people with digestive problems?
A high quality probiotic, magnesium, vitamin D, antioxidants, B vitamins (especially B12) and vitamin E have significant role in maintaining metabolism. Overall, along with healing of the digestive system, a successful long-term weight loss program demands permanent changes in life style, healthy calorie controlled diet combined with exercise.
Call Natural Health Atlanta to learn more about achieving a healthy gut naturally at (678) 892-6865. Most major insurance plans are accepted.
Azam Banaian, NMD
Natural Health Atlanta
Most Major Insurance Plans Accepted
"Dr. Az" (Azam Banaian, NMD) received her medical doctorate degree from Tehran Medical College and her doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. She specializes in nutrition, weight loss, fasting, dermatology, immunology, allergy, adrenal fatigue, metabolic disorders, acupuncture, and botanical/herbal medicine.