Digestion and problems with digestion is something I was always going to have to deal with, because I have Cerebral Palsy and also because my father has always had problems with digestion. I believe it runs in families. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and I believe there is a link there too.
For many years I didn’t equate the problems fully and by the time I realised what my problems were, many years had passed. Questions that will help you work out whether you have these problems are outlined below:
- When you eat, do you fail to chew your food adequately?
- The issues come as soon as you’ve finished eating?
- Do you experience a burning sensation or use indigestion tablets regularly?
- Does your stomach feel full when you’ve had next to nothing to eat?
- Do you have problems with diarrhoea?
- Is your stomach sometimes bloated?
- Do you have stomach pains periodically?
- Do you feel nauseous?
If some of these questions you answer are yes, you are beginning to show signs of having problems with digestion.
Not being able to digest food well, not only affects your digestive health, but also determines how much energy you have, affects your immune system and also interferes with emotional health too. I didn’t know that having problems with digestion interferes with detoxification and hormonal balance.
Unfortunately, eating the wrong foods, a lack of the body getting the right nutrients, stress levels, taking drugs and using antibiotics all contribute to problems with digestion.