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Naturopathy and Stomach problems

Womenlines brings health section for benefit of its readers. Every month one disease will be taken into consideration and  Ms. Ketki Vinayachandra, a trained Naturopath in Singapore, Herbalist, Nutritionist and Iridologist will be sharing her opinion about the disease.Trained in Sydney, Australia and is registered with the Australian Body NHAA – National Herbalist Association of Australia – the only association that registers herbalists in Australia.

Q-How Naturopathy can help in the control of stomach problems?

Today most people who walk into my clinic have some digestive symptoms – gas, bloating, burping, constipated/diarrhea and acid reflux. They have lived with these symptoms for so long that they think they are fine, and those with acid reflux are on drugs like omeprazole, which long-term is no good for you. Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may be necessary if severe, but long-term antibiotics too do cause damage.

The digestive system is the site of approximately 60% of our immune system. It works hand in hand with the liver to drive an efficient system. if the digestive system doesn’t work right, it is the start of symptoms and later disease. What our parents told us to eat slowly, chew the food, enjoy the food and not to talk or watch tv when eating makes much sense clinically. The first phase of digestion starts at the mouth if you salivate enzymes are released if you chew your food and take time, its easier for the stomach to digest smaller broken down foods rather than large chunks which are swallowed in a hurry – which prevents indigestion. As we grow older, we lack enzymes and may need to replenish with digestive aid to help digest our foods. In Ayurveda also, its said the root of all diseases starts from the digestive system. We thus need to take care of it with tender loving care.

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