Healthy Lifestyle 10 Week Ecourse [9th Edition]

Simple steps you can take to improve your digestion and absorption

You can eat all of the fruits, veggies, and whole grains your body needs, but if your digestion and absorption aren’t effective, the nutrients aren’t getting where they need to go. There are different causes of malabsorption and steps that you can take to improve your digestive system.

What Inhibits Absorption and Digestion?

There are many reasons why you may not be fully absorbing your food. One common reason which we’ve mentioned before is that you may be eating foods that are causing inflammation. For example, let’s say that you’re allergic to gluten. The symptoms for the allergy can be minor and you may not notice them.

However, your digestive system does notice it, and it gets inflamed. When your gastrointestinal tract is inflamed, the nutrients cannot pass through. They’re not absorbed and you don’t get what you need from your food.

Other common causes for malabsorption include:

* Pancreatitis
* Infections
* Disease
* Medications
* Cardiovascular problems

Signs that you’re not absorbing your food are pretty clear. If you have diarrhea, you’re not absorbing your nutrients. Floating stools, excessive gas, and fatigue are other signs. So what do you do if you aren’t absorbing properly?

* Try an elimination diet – One thing that you can do is try an elimination diet. Clean up your diet so you’re not eating any foods that may cause problems. Gently reintroduce foods and pay attention to how your body responds. You may be able to identify what’s causing the problem.

* Allergy test – You can also visit your allergist and ask them to test various food to see what may be causing the problem. Common allergens are dairy, gluten, nuts, eggs, and fish.

* Keep a food journal – Keep a food journal and pay attention to what you eat and how your body reacts.

Finally, you can visit your doctor and talk to them about any medications you have or potential illnesses that may be causing your absorption and digestion issues. You can’t get complete nutrition if the food you eat isn’t being absorbed into your system.

Next time we’ll begin to wrap it up by looking at some tips to ensure that you have enough variety in your diet.

To a healthy understanding,

Joe,

Healthy lifestyle Mag