Your Health is What Matters
Challenges of the 21st Century
Most drugs are foreign to the body and can actually contribute to nutritional deficiencies as we attempt to process them. This can frequently result in undesirable side effects. In contrast, approaching a health issue with natural treatments often includes many positive 'side effects,' such as utilizing omega-3 fatty acids (as found in fish and flaxseed oil) to relieve inflammation and enjoying their positive cardiovascular and cholesterol lowering effects.
Today our diet is saturated with processed, unnatural foods. There is an epidemic of malnutrition and irregularities with utilization of the limited quality nutrition that most of us obtain with our modern diet, resulting in our bodies not achieving optimal health.
Our overall exposure to potential toxins is at an all-time high. This can lead certain genetically predisposed individuals to develop a hyper vigilant immune system. Approximately 70% of our immune system is closely related to the digestive system. Over time it is possible for the immune system to wrongly identify certain foods as harmful invaders that must be neutralized. In certain situations, this can lead to autoimmune disorders where the immune system acts against the body, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroiditis. An approach centered on sound nutrition and optimization of gastrointestinal function can lay the groundwork for the body to rejuvenate itself.