We cannot even start to heal the gut without removing the stressors that are harming the digestive tract. These include underlying infections (yeast, bacteria or parasites), stress, environmental toxins and most importantly food sensitivities. These must be removed immedately before the next phase can start.
If you are suffering from digestive upset, bloating, indigestion, diarrhea or constipation you may have a food sensitivity. This is different from a Food Allergy because a Food Sensitivity is a delayed reaction to food particles we consume and can develop later on in life.
The Globe and Mail released an article (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/tests-for-food-allergies-sensitivities-a-waste-of-money-doctor-says/article2376863/) stating that food sensitivity tests, much like the ones we do at my Naturopathic Clinics, are a “waste of money”.
If you suffer from digestive upset and you’re unsure why? You are not alone. “More than 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year” says the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (http://www.cdhf.ca/digestive-disorders/statistics.shtml). Many suffer from low stomach acid without even knowing and I am finding in my practice that to be the root cause of many of my patients digestive issues.