How to include a DIGESTIVE SYSTEM PRACTICE in your Pathology Prevention plans. 

   A holistic systems approach to health care requires that the Health Guardian has an understanding of each of the organ systems. The digestive system helps keep us alive by gathering nutrients from the food we eat, and by eliminating waste from our body. The digestive system includes; the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. The digestive system prepares the nutrients we eat to be used by our body’s cells through six activities: ingestion, mechanical digestion, chemical digestion, movements, absorption, and elimination.

   Herbal Infusions are uniquely suited for the treatment and pathology prevention of digestive system issues and diseases. Herb infusions effect digestive system function not only through absorption and metabolism of the whole range of plant chemicals, but also through direct herbal actions upon the tissue of the gut. The direct soothing actions of demulcents, healing properties of astringents and general toning of bitters have much to offer in pathology prevention and reversing damage to the digestive system. As a Health Guardian here are some practices you can do for better digestive health, that may help prevent digestive system issues and diseases; Eat a high fiber diet-both insoluble and soluble, Limit foods that are high in fat, Eat lean meats, incorporate probiotics into your diet, Stay hydrated, No smoking, limit excessive caffeine and alcohol, Exercise regularly, and Manage stress.