(The following is a quoted excerpt, pages 127-132, from the Book The Great Health Heist © by Paul Rosen J.D.,L.Ac. Published by Warren Publishing, Inc.)
Digestive conditions are now so common that they are experienced by millions of people each year. How many millions? Since there are so many digestive conditions (see the following list), it would give the author - and the reader - an "ulcer" (get it?) to track down the separate statistics on each and catalog them here.
Many digestive conditions are said to be inherited, or due to genetics. But when you look at genetics more closely, what health concern isn't related in some way to inherited genetic traits? The real question to ask is what triggers your genetic traits to manifest a health problem.
As it turns out, foods are one of those triggers. And, of course, most digestive upsets come from what we put in our mouths, whether it is liquid or solid. So, in a very real way, digestive conditions begin with poor eating decisions that rely on quick, convenient, fast, processed, zapped, fried or other "junk" food.
Environmental factors like chemicals, heavy metals and immune challenges (such as parasites) can play a role as well. And all digestive conditions are aggravated by stress and worry. Below are the most common digestive conditions I see - and successfully handle - in my practice:
o Acid reflux (so common that I've devoted a whole
subsection to it)
o Bloating and discomfort after eating meals
o Digestive problems, muscle tightness, headaches and shaking
o Digestive problems with low energy
o Food allergies / diarrhea
o Anal itching
o Alternating constipation and diarrhea
o Stomach pain and canker sores
o Excess gas and bloating
o Water weight gain, skin breakouts and constipation
o Celiac sprue
If you are suffering from digestive problems, I urge you to take them seriously because where there is smoke there is fire!
"Little things" like indigestion or heartburn can denote "bigger things" like heart or thyroid complications. Warning signs like allergies, fatigue, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, when ignored or suppressed by drugs or herbs, can lead to or mask more serious diseases.
Pharmaceuticals and related suppressive therapies may provide temporary relief of symptoms, but the disease process proceeds unabated. Nutrition Response TestingSM is able to find the true root cause of these functional conditions and provide a health improvement program that enables the body's own innate healing power. In other words, put the most powerful healing tool on the planet- your body - to work by utilizing that amazing phenomenon I affectionately refer to as the "perpetual healing machine" and you will get well!
So many people suffer needlessly, like "T.I.", a former patient of mine. Her story is so similar to so many of my other patients experiences that I wanted to relate it to you in full. Here it is:
"Before I came in to be evaluated, I spent the past six years trying to get healthy. My mom tells me that she can remember me having digestive problems even when I was two years old. I guess that means I've been suffering for a lot longer than six years. In fact, I don't really remember a time when I was actually feeling good. I've tried going to numerous other doctors and have done years of research on my own, but I still continued to feel worse. I would always feel tired, bloated and had continuous diarrhea. I experienced excess sweating, which smelled awful. Not only that but I had allergies. Last year, whenever I cleaned my house, I would spend the entire day sneezing. My eyes would water and my nose would run the whole time.
"Most recently I worked with two naturopathic doctors. I spent six months with one and underwent allergy elimination therapy. The process even included some form of muscle testing.
After [spending] a lot of money including [having to buy] multiple supplements, I saw very little improvement. I didn't know what to do or even where to go. Then one day I noticed that Mr. Rosen was to speak at a local health food store. I thought, 'What do I have to lose? '
"I went and was evaluated according to the Nutrition Response Testing protocol. After just one week on my program I saw positive results. Now, my diarrhea has pretty much gone. I'm beginning to feel energized after eating a meal instead of fatigue. At my evaluation my shoulder muscle was so weak I needed help to be tested. Now my muscle is strong. I just plain felt better. By the second week I could clean my entire house without a sneeze. No watery eyes or runny nose. I have not even had a hint of my seasonal allergies. In fact, I worked in my yard all day and had no allergy symptoms at all. I just couldn't believe how good I felt.
"One of the books Mr. Rosen provided explained the difference between synthetic vitamin supplements and whole-food products like Standard Process's. Now I understand why I wasn't improving. I would recommend that everyone read that book. In addition, I thought to myself, 'I wish someone had told me about this form of treatment long ago. ' I would say, "Don't wait anymore. Get evaluated as soon as you can and get the improvement I got." I have so much more energy! I feel I can go to college, something I've always wanted to do but couldn't because I felt so sick all the time. Thank you Paul, Beth and Robin!"
Don’t let digestive problems rule your life. Get to the bottom of them with Nutrition Response Testing. It doesn’t matter if it’s a big problem or a small one. Problems typically don’t just go away. And, as we have seen, they can lead to bigger, more serious issues if left untreated.