Digestive Disorders and Food Intolerances
IBS, Chronic Constipation, and Dealing with Constant Pain after Eating
Your gut is your power center. It is the center from which your health springs, the way you absorb nutrients from your food, which feeds all of you. From an energetic perspective, your intestinal tract is not just physically located in your center, it is also the center of your Self: your core, your navigation system, affecting not only the way you feel but also essentially who you are.
The gut is also where hormones are produced, and hormones, as most of us know, have a powerful influence on how we feel. Together, neurotransmitters and hormones largely determine the way we think and feel, because they directly affect our brains and our moods. When you understand its role in both your physical and emotional well-being, you understand that your gut is the key to a more balanced, connected way of being in your life.
Digestive disorders can be felt in many ways — for some it is a daily discomfort or pain, for some it has become a diseased state. Food intolerances, celiac disease, and food allergies can be the cause of digestive disorders that are easy to shift and ease with a new food plan. When these intolerances are not addressed, they can become more chronic conditions such as: IBS, chronic constipation, colitis, Crohn’s and other GI problems.
Food intolerances are different than allergies, since they are basically an inability to digest certain foods. Often these go un-diagnosed because they are different than allergies, which sometimes manifest as digestive disorders, other times as inflammation in the respiratory tract, skin issues, or rashes. It takes investigation and exploration, learning new choices, and finding new habits. It is a process, but there is relief and freedom when you learn how to eat in the way that is right for you.