Greetings! 

 

I’m passionate about helping people with their GI health.  It is so important when you think about it. Your gut is home to at least 70% of your immune system- now that is a pretty astonishing fact! And one that should make everyone wake up and pay attention to what is happening in their digestive system. 

 

But what does GI health entail? 

 

A healthy GI system is one that can digest food all the way through the digestive system from beginning to end and have successful waste removal. A well-functioning GI system breaks down the food we eat into its components and extracts the vitamins and minerals to nourish our body and our bones. 

 

When this system is off-line we can’t eliminate the waste properly causing constipation and resulting in a full system slow down.

 

When the digestive system backs up, waste and toxins, such as estrogen metabolites aren’t being cleared from the body.  As the stool remains in the system and becomes harder and harder from water absorption, it can damage the mucosal lining of the colon. When these toxins aren’t eliminated and the mucosal lining is damaged, it can impact our entire system causing systemic inflammation, increased joint pain & swelling, and bloating of the stomach. 

 

Menopausal hormone fluctuations can influence constipation and GI function as well due to the declining levels of estrogen and progesterone and increased cortisol levels. Increased cortisol decreases digestion. When digestion slows we can experience symptoms such as: 

 

  • Bloating
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • weight gain
  • Gas
  • And nausea.

 

I feel so strongly about the importance of the digestive system, I composed an entire course “The Missing Pieces” as an advanced addendum to follow up on my previous courses!

You also get access to the slides and a breakdown of the FAQs from the course! 

 

When you join my Pelvic Health Explorers membership you’ll get full access to this course broken down into smaller chunks for easier digestion! (pun intended! 🙂).  Along with the videos and slides, you also get the FAQ around the information.  So join me and all the other clinicians who have joined to learn more about the GI system and how its function can impact you and your client’s health and symptoms! 

 

The segments are being trickled into the membership as we speak! Join now so you can indulge as they are published! 

 

Susan 

 

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