In theory, you should be able to digest just about any type of food you eat -- but for some of us digestive discomfort has become an everyday fact of life.
Changes in food processing, food preparation and lifestyle mean that our digestive tracts don't always react well to everything we eat. By paying attention and making a few simple changes you can start to improve your digestive system.
It starts with a healthy diet of unprocessed foods, fiber, grains, nuts and fruits, but your digestive system also responds extremely well to natural supplements and probiotics.
Dr Pam recommends:
- Perfect Pass Prebiotic is the best way to feed your innate good bacteria, just 4 grams 2 x daily in water. Combined with Perfect Pass Probiotic they increase probiotic diversity with ease - all you need for a healthy digestive tract.
- Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra is the ultimate high potency, broad-spectrum, soil based, probiotic (providing a 15 billion live cell count) that promotes healthy digestion and a healthy immune system for overall health.
- VSL#3 Probiotic capsules contain 112.5 billion strains and is a probiotic medical food that aids in the dietary management of Inflamed Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and collitis), IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), pouchitis, or an ileal pouch. Visbiome capsules (VIS1000) and Visbiome flavored packets (VIS2000) are less expenisve, identical formulas
- Essential Formulas Dr Ohhira's Probiotics Professional is the award winning fermented probiotic that is very effective for good digestive function and helps build a strong immune system for overall well being.
- Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme that can be used effectively for inflammation in all forms including ulcerative colitis. This is a great alternative to NSAIDS
- Perfect Pass Digestive Enzymes and Garden of Life OmegaZyme Ultra Digestive Enzymes are essential protein enzymes that help to break down foods and make it easier for the body to digest. Our naturally produced enzyme do deteriorate with age.
- Garden of Life Fungal Defense is formulated with botanicals, enzymes and fermented whole foods to maintain a balanced flora and healthy gut environment particularly well suited for those with yeast or fungal overgrowth.
- Aloe Whole Leaf Concentrate helps the body absorb nutrients during digestion, supports the immune system, is an anti-inflammatory and may also have laxative effects.
- Vegiezymes Digestive Plant Enzymes is an acid stable balanced vegetarian enzyme mix from a controlled ferment of plants for optimum activity in human digestion.
- Metagenics Glutagenics features l-glutamine, deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL), and aloe vera that support the integrity and healthy function of the gastrointestinal lining.
- Metagenics UltraInflamX PLUS is a medical food formulated to provide specialized nutritional support for patients experiencing pain associated with inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's and colitis.