You know the old saying, “You are what you eat?" These days, knowledgeable health professionals are much more likely to say the far more accurate, “You are what you digest… and what you absorb”.
The human body and its trillion cells use and depend upon thousands of metabolic enzymes for their energy factor and to carry out numberless biochemical processes. Metabolic enzymes act as the workhorses of the body because they also regulate and control each and every process that keeps the body functioning harmoniously.
Digestive health isn't always the sexiest topic in anti-aging medicine, but it's one of the most critical for your overall well-being. Here's why: You can eat the best food in the world and take enormous care with your diet, but if you're not breaking that food down properly, you’re not going to absorb the nutrients within it.
When you're not properly breaking down your food, “under-digested” food goes through the digestive tract and some of the larger molecules get through into the bloodstream where they're seen as invaders by the immune system. This can create all kinds of problems. Adding to the problem, that these "under-digested" food particles feed bad undesirable bacteria in the small intestine and colon resulting in a condition called "dysbiosis". According to Elizabeth Lipski, PhD, CCN, author of Digestive Wellness, dysbiosis may result in conditions ranging from eczema to food sensitivities to irritable bowel to inflammatory bowel disease.
Enter supplemental digestive enzymes. Virtually everyone over 40 can benefit from them, and the benefits are wide-ranging: better digestive health, improved immunity, and even decreased inflammation. Without a good army of digestive enzymes working for you, many foods may not be completely digested, and this leads to a wide range of symptoms from bloating to gas to inflammation.
The sad fact is, the consequences of poor digestive health can be substantial, particularly in older people. One study found a very high rate of vitamin, mineral and omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies in a population 70 and older.
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Digest Plus Enzymes
Adults: Take one tablet with each meal, or as recommended by your health care practitioner.
Digest Plus provides a complete, well-balanced formula of natural enzymes and hydrochloric acids designed to enhance the digestion of proteins, fats and carbohydrates in the stomach and small intestine. Digest Plus is indicated for digestive disorders such as flatulence, constipation, bloating, indigestion, heartburn and celiac disease; and for inflammatory conditions, including physical trauma, surgical procedures, allergies and respiratory infections.
Sale Price: $44.00 incl HST, 180 Tablets
Regularly: $53.00 ends June 30, 2012
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Nancy Este is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Nutritional Practitioner. She is here to share with you over 17 years of experience in the Alternative Health field. It is her hope to help save you time, money and stress when it comes to regaining your balance in life.