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How to Effectively Manage Digestive Issues

Stomach troubles are no fun. Whether you get them regularly or only once in a while, it makes you realize that having a settled stomach shouldn't be taken for granted. Various conditions such as IBS (Irritable Bowel System), colitis, and Crohn's Disease can all cause recurrent digestive issues, as can stress, food-borne bacteria, various types of infections, and some medications. Symptoms of digestive problems include diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, and irregular bouts of gas. So, in short, it's definitely something that you want to avoid as much as possible. Luckily, there are quite a few natural ways to potentially avoid future digestive issues. Here are some of them: 

Know your triggers

If you regularly suffer from digestive issues, then there are most likely certain things that more likely to make your stomach act up. While certain foods and beverages such as coffee, dairy products, and gluten can definitely cause problems, other triggers can have a similar effect. Stressful situations, menstruation, and certain medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) can all wreak havoc on your digestive system. A good way to pinpoint your specific triggers is to keep a journal, tracking when you experience digestive issues, what you ate, where you were, and what other external factors played a role.

Maintain a balanced diet

While this may seem like common sense when it comes to relieving digestive issues, there are a lot of variances when it comes to what sort of diet will work for your particular concerns. A good place to start is to sit down and talk with your doctor and nutritionist, and come up with a plan that addresses your problems. They will probably give you a regimented dietary plan to follow for a few weeks, before you slowly start integrating certain things in to see what (if anything) causes you digestive irritability.  

Consider chiropractic care. 

Recent research has indicated that chiropractic care can potentially be a powerful tool against digestive problems. The nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) control different aspects of the digestive system, and regular chiropractic adjustments may help to restore nerve supply to deficient organs, which can help to restore digestive health. If you are interested in learning more and possibly exploring chiropractic care for your digestive concerns, stop into The Joint... The Chiropractic Place for a consultation. Their knowledgable staff, affordable prices, and convenient walk-in hours make for a great chiropractic experience!


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