Nutrition is the provision to cells and organisms of what is necessary (in the form of food and water) to support and sustain energy and of course life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.
It is very important to understand how we digest food to receive the nutritional uptake necessary to sustain a healthy body. Most people do not know whether they are having proper digestion, absorption, and/or excretion. Some think they are healthy even though they are only having 1 bowel movement every other day and sometimes every 2-3 days. The idea is, if you are eating 1-3 times a day, you should be excreting 1-3 times a day. You have to take the trash out everyday to avoid the consequences.
If the opposite of constipation exist, which is diarrhea, then nutritional uptake and absorption is not efficient, this is considered Mal-Absorption Syndrome. This means that the normal process of the gastrointestinal tract is diminished. The main purpose of the gastrointestinal tract is to digest and absorb nutrients (fat, carbohydrate, protein, and fiber), micro-nutrients (vitamins and trace minerals), water, and electrolytes.
Digestion involves both mechanical and enzymatic breakdown of food. So if your body is not producing normal digestive enzymes, then you could have a sluggish digestive system, which can lead to many different ailments, thus contributing to less than optimal health. It is highly recommended that you consult with a wellness provider or Gastrointestinal doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Call us at Vitality Medical Center (714) 832-1212 for a complimentary consultation and to schedule a dietary analysis.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A. Edison