One in four Americans suffer from digestive problems. While popping antacids may provide temporary relief, it certainly doesn’t address the cause of the problem.
“Finding the cause, and a correct treatment, is doomed to failure if it involves antacids, inhibiting drugs, and pain killers,” says Dr. Brad Kristiansen, Senior Technical Director for Ulan Nutritional Systems. “There are underlying factors when you have digestive problems like heartburn, constipation, gas, stomach aches, and bloating. And they can be different person-to-person.”
One of these underlying factors is Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in your food. GMOs are plants that have been altered so they are more resistant to pests and disease. This is great for the plants and the farmers, but unfortunately it can have serious effects on our bodies.
This controversy has been going on for many years – the developers of GMO crops, like wheat, corn, and soybeans, claim their pesticides have no effect on humans and animals, but studies have shown they can affect the immune system, place you at higher risk for allergies, and at risk for developing toxic intestinal bacteria. Many countries in Europe have banned the use of GMOs and the pesticides that go with them.
Gut Damage from GMO Foods
You might hear your grandparents say they never suffered from these kinds of digestive problems. And they’re quite right. It’s only over the past 50 years that gastrointestinal disorders have been on the rise.
In the past, there were not as many processed foods and GMOs were the realm of science fiction. Irritable bowel syndrome, Celiac disease, and chronic constipation are just a few of the many intestinal disorders that are commonplace today. And the pharmaceutical industry has enthusiastically jumped on the bandwagon – there’s now a new pill for every type of digestive ailment.
So how can we avoid or repair gut damage? Here’s some good advice from Dr. Kristiansen
- Eat high quality food
- Keep a food diary
- Avoid all processed foods, genetically modified grains, and veggies.
- Eat hormone-free, grass-fed meat.
- Eliminate grains containing gluten.
- Avoid dairy products.
These changes alone can-do wonders for your digestive health. Once you’re on a good diet replace the digestive enzymes and re-inoculate (add back) the beneficial bacteria to reinforce the health of your whole body, so you have proper metabolism.
Find a qualified Nutritional Response Testing® practitioner near you and get tested to discover the root cause of your digestive problems.. Once you know the underlying factor causing your gut problems, and what nutrients your body needs, you can start on a personalized, clinically designed nutrition program that will allow your body to heal itself.