At some point in our lives, either you or I will be affected by a digestive health problem. Actually, there are five common digestive health conditions that affect most people us. It is important to understand a little bit about these conditions which can vary from one person to another but can cause us pain either temporarily or persistently.
These digestive health conditions include the following: lactose intolerance, reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), peptic ulcers, and constipation
Lactose intolerance is the inability of the body to digest lactose, the main carbohydrate in dairy products. If you are lactose intolerant and you consume milk or other dairy products that contain lactose, you will start experiencing the following symptoms: nausea, diarrhea, cramping, bloating or gas. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may experience one or several of those symptoms anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after ingesting the lactose.
If you are not sure of the reactions you are having after consuming the dairy products, you need to visit a doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor can confirm his/her diagnosis using a blood test, a breath test , or a stool test. You may also want to consider buying an over-the-counter remedy.
However, if you don't like the idea of using OTC drugs for the problem, there are numerous lactose-free products that you can use as an alternative. You may consider choosing keto-friendly/ low-carb products such as soy milk (8 carbs), almond milk (8 carbs), coconut milk (7 carbs), flaxseed milk (7 carbs).
Ulcers are sores found on the lining of the intestines, and they can be caused by a wide range of factors including smoking, alcohol, prolonged use of certain aspirins or bacterial infections such as H. pylori. If peptic ulcers are not treated, you can experience internal bleeding which can be evident as the black tarry substance when you pass your stool. If the ulcers are not treated for a long time, you can end up having a hole in the stomach or the small intestines. This could result in serious abdominal infections.
Reflux is commonly known as heartburn, and it occurs when the stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. It is a common digestive health condition. And you can treat it using drugs like Prevacid, Nexium or Prilosec to reduce the stomach acid. In rare cases, a surgeon can tighten the muscles between the stomach and the esophagus to prevent the stomach acid from backing up/leaking upward.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Infammatory Bowel Disease, not to be confused with Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is used to refer to two digestive conditions: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Some of the symptoms of IBD include diarrhea, anemia, abdominal pain, weight loss, and rectal bleeding. Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease develop due to an autoimmune disorder that causes ulcers.
However, the two conditions are quite different. In Ulcerative Colitis, the ulcers are only found on the lower colon or rectum. These ulcers are characterized by bleeding or pus or both. However, in Crohn’s Disease, the ulcers develop anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. These ulcers can cause an infection or a blockage depending on their severity.
Having a bowel movement is a normal bodily function, and a regular bowel movement can range from three times a day to three times a week. You should not be worried about how often you get bowel movements as long as you have it regularly. On the other hand, if you have not had any bowel movement in a week or so, you should see a doctor.
Exercise regularly, and eat a high-fiber diet that has whole grains (not recommended for keto dieters). Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water during the day. All of these suggestions can help you have a regular bowel movement and thereby improve your gut health.
To maintain the overall health and well being of my digestive system, I drink Dr. Miller's Detox Tea. I serve it up hot or iced. I even use it in my soups, smoothies, and other meal preparations.
Here is my suggestion*: If you are not experiencing severe complications associated with any of the digestive problems discussed above, try two cups of Dr. Miller's Original Detox Tea daily. It is an all-natural herbal blend of nine ingredients designed to restore balance to your entire body. In fact, four of the nine ingredients — Holy Thistle, Malva Leaf, Chamomile, and Blessed Thistle — are known for relieving gastrointestinal disorders.
Here is what others have to say about the Original Holy Tea Formula:
“My acid reflux use to flare up really bad sometimes I would have to jump out of bed in fear of strangling. I started drinking Dr. Miller's detox tea two weeks ago. After the first week of drinking the tea, I have no symptoms of the acid reflux. It is flushing out my digestive system. I've even lost 2 inches from my waist. I will never let my Dr. Miller's detox tea run out.” – Peter P
“100% in love with the tea!! After only three days in, I noticed I was urinating more frequently, so that puffiness in my hands is gone! I've become so regular with my bowels. I’m so proud! I want to call for my mommy to come look! 🙂 …..” – Mary T
“WOW is right! I don't have a scale, and the weight loss is not that important to me. However, the intestinal detox is working! I have had a lifelong battle with intestinal disorders, and last night I was in agony. I made my first batch of tea earlier in the day, and was going to let it “steep” overnight. I couldn't wait, so at 1am I got up, drank 1/4 cup of the “straight stuff” mixed with 18 ounces of water, and by 7am, I was a “new woman”! Yes, it was some pretty scary stuff coming out of me, but well worth it! Intestinal pain all gone! After my first dose, I can honestly say I will NEVER be out of this tea!” – Sally P
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*Always consult with your healthcare practitioner before taking this or any health supplement, especially if you are taking prescription medications, under a doctor’s medical care, at risk for or have any illness or health condition, pregnant or nursing, or under age 18.
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