ou can try all the medications in the world to feel healthier, look better or cover up aggravating symptoms. The problem is that most medications ignore the actual cause of your health issues, so you are left permanently reliant on drugs to mask what’s going on inside your body. Even worse, medications often cause damaging side effects and the longer you take them, the more harm you do to your body. The solution that once seemed instant and easy actually leaves you feeling worse off in the long run. So what’s the alternative? How about building health and strength from the inside out and solving your health issues once and for all?

Just as the roots of a tree determine how healthy it becomes, your gastrointestinal system (commonly known as your gut) is where true wellness begins. This is the one area of the body that can overcome a multitude of diseases and supercharge your body to the highest level of wellness. All you need to do is treat it with the right nutrients and foods.

Sound too good to be true? There are thousands of clinical studies published every day proving the benefits of treating the gut. As a research nutritionist and naturopath, I follow these studies closely and am continually fascinated by the way particular nutrients can work with the gut to reverse internal damage, fight disease, increase nutrient absorption, modulate hormones, clear the skin, alter brain chemicals, boost immunity, prevent allergies, eliminate fatigue and perform many other ‘miracles’ in the body.

Unfortunately, conventional medicine fails to stress the importance of building a healthy gastrointestinal system. Instead, doctors regularly prescribe drugs that damage the structure and function of the gut. Add poor dietary and lifestyle habits into the mix and your gut health can quickly spiral downwards.

Unsure if your gut needs fixing? Factors that put your gastrointestinal health at risk include:

  • Pain relief medication (aspirin, ibuprofen, nurofen)
  • Antacids (heartburn medication)
  • Antibiotics
  • Poor diet (junk foods, excess alcohol, insufficient fibre)
  • GMO foods
  • Pesticides
  • Chronic stress
  • Food poisoning
  • Insufficient digestive secretions

If you want to make real, long-lasting changes to your health and radically transform the way you feel each day, your gut is the place to start. It doesn’t have to be complicated, in my e-book I explain how a few tweaks can set you well on your way to building a strong and fully functioning gastrointestinal system. By fixing the root of your health issues you can enjoy the greatest gift of all: the freedom of wellness for life.

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