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In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into the world of digestive symptoms and what they may reveal about your body’s needs and imbalances. 

Get ready to unpack a wealth of information that can help you better understand your body’s intuition and signals! This episode is a part 1 of 2, with part 2 focusing on symptoms of nutrient needs and blood sugar dysregulation. 

What You’ll Hear in Today’s Episode:

– Discover the common symptoms of low stomach acid and the need for pancreatic enzymes, and how they affect your digestive health.

– Uncover the signs of liver and gallbladder dysfunction and biliary stasis, and how they point to a need for support in breaking down fats.

– Learn about the telltale symptoms indicating a need for small intestine support, including food sensitivities, fatigue, and sinus congestion.

– Explore the various signs of large intestine imbalances, such as itching, tongue coating, and abdominal discomfort, shedding light on potential issues like dysbiosis, parasites, and yeast overgrowth.

Tune in to this insightful episode and empower yourself with the knowledge to listen to your body’s signals and take actionable steps toward better health!

Click here to download the free companion checklist for a visual aid to help you assess where your body may need support and guidance.

Episode 3: What is Functional Nutrition and How Does It Help With Endo?

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Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes only. This may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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Unveiling Digestive Symptoms: What They Reveal About Your Health

A Functional and Holistic Approach to Understanding and Addressing Digestive Issues

Digestive health plays a crucial role in our overall well-being, yet many symptoms often go unnoticed or are dismissed as normal. In today’s episode, we will delve into the intricate signs and symptoms that indicate digestive imbalances and uncover what they reveal about our health.

My in-depth exploration of common digestive symptoms sheds light on the interconnectedness of these symptoms and the body’s intuitive communication. By understanding the messages our bodies convey through digestive discomfort, we can take proactive steps to address underlying imbalances.

The Complexity of Digestive Symptoms

Digestive symptoms are often overlooked or normalized, despite being vital signals of the body’s internal state. This episode highlights how our body’s intuitive signals extend beyond basic needs such as hunger and thirst to encompass indicators of imbalances that are frequently dismissed as common discomforts.

Addressing these symptoms provides an opportunity to get to the root of health challenges instead of merely managing surface-level issues. By untangling the complexities of digestive symptoms, we empower ourselves to embrace a more holistic approach to well-being.

Unpacking Common Digestive Symptoms

This episode provides a comprehensive overview of common digestive issues, shedding light on their prevalence, including bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and other digestive struggles often associated with endometriosis.

The staggering statistic that around 90% of individuals with endometriosis also experience digestive issues underscores the significance of exploring these symptoms further, highlighting the need for a deeper understanding of their implications.

Low Stomach Acid and Pancreatic Enzyme Deficiency

We delve into the intricate balance of stomach acid and pancreatic enzymes, explaining how they collaborate in breaking down food. I dispel common misconceptions about stomach acid, emphasizing that low stomach acid and the need for pancreatic enzymes often go hand in hand.

By outlining common symptoms of low stomach acid, such as bloating, bad breath, and digestive discomfort, listeners can learn to recognize these signs in their own experiences. We also highlight the critical role of stomach acid as the body’s first line of defense, emphasizing its impact on digestive health.

Gallbladder Dysfunction and Liver Support

Next up we uncover the signs and symptoms associated with gallbladder dysfunction and the need for liver support. Exploring the consequences of avoiding fat in one’s diet, I illuminate how this dietary trend can adversely affect gallbladder function.

By looking at symptoms like pain between shoulder blades and upset stomach from greasy foods, we learn how to heed our body’s signals, recognizing the importance of fat digestion in maintaining overall health.

Small Intestine and Large Intestine Support

Next we intricately dissect signs indicating the need for small intestine and large intestine support, encompassing various issues such as dysbiosis, candida overgrowth, and leaky gut. We look at symptoms like food sensitivities, sinus congestion, and bowel irregularities. When we identify common symptoms like alternating constipation and diarrhea, we foster a deeper understanding of how the body communicates the need for specific digestive support.

Holistic Considerations and Relevance to Proper Nutrition

Emphasizing the interplay between symptoms and overall nutritional well-being, we broaden the discourse beyond isolated digestive issues. This episode underscores the importance of a holistic approach, considering each individual’s unique biological makeup.

By highlighting the multidimensional impact of symptoms on overall health, we can view digestive symptoms through a comprehensive lens, thus dismantling the notion of “one-size-fits-all” solutions.

Navigating Next Steps

This episode comes along with a signs and symptoms checklist (located in the show notes) that you can use as a visual aid while listening to the episode. By utilizing this tool, listeners can align their symptoms with specific areas needing support, aiding you in identifying potential imbalances within their own digestive systems.

Part Two: Expanding the Conversation

This episode is a part 1 of 2, and in part 2 we will delve deeper into additional layers of health, such as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, essential fatty acids, and blood sugar imbalances.

I hope this exploration of digestive symptoms challenges the normalization of discomfort and invites listeners to become attuned to the intricate messages their bodies convey. By unraveling the complexities and interconnectedness of digestive symptoms, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and proactive health management.

I hope this ignites a spark of curiosity and empowerment, driving listeners to embrace a more holistic and introspective approach to digestive well-being.

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