Digestive Issues Bundle
The digestive tract is arguably the leading cause of inflammation in the body. When your gut is inflamed, it can cause inflammation throughout your entire body. The greatest density of immune cells in your entire body is in your small intestine. When there are problems in the small intestine, like bacterial overgrowth or inflammation, they can cause problems with the immune system. Examples of what these immune system problems can look like:
1. Hypothyroidism—the leading cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s disease; treating certain gut infections has been shown to improve thyroid autoimmunity
2. Coeliac disease and gluten intolerance—both can occur because of immune dysregulation in the small intestine
3. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)—research shows that those with IBS have overactive immune responses in the gut
4. Joint pain—rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint damage and pain
5. Depression—preliminary evidence shows depression may have an autoimmune component
6. Food reactivity—food allergies or intolerances often occur because of immune system imbalances in the intestines
7. IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)—IBD, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, result from an autoimmune response in the intestines
Zing True Health Nutritional Approach – 6 R’s of Implementation
To fix digestive issues you need to have discipline, you need to have correct guidance and support systems in place. Digestive issues are becoming more common, and conditions related to them are not always understood by mainstream medicine. All health starts in the gut and you need to have a happy healthy gut to live a happy healthy life.
We implement the 6 R’s in our clinic with digestive issues to help you get to the optimal health. The 6 R’s are:
Recognise symptoms and food reactions
While reviewing our client’s food record intake form and our appointment notes, we recognize any patterns or food reactions.
Relieve the body burden
Relieve body burden by implementing a diet that removes or reduces foods compounds that are contributing to underlying problems and aggravating pain or inflammation. Relieving the body burden provides some immediate relief from pain and symptoms.
Restore biochemistry and gut microbiome
After the body burden has been relieved and symptoms diminish, you then have time and space to heal and restore the body system. We will add foods, nutrients, and targeted supplements to increase nutrient status, improve biochemistry and cellular function, heal the gut, and help the microbiome flourish.
Once the gut is healed, and the microbiome is restored, and you should begin to feel better, you can slowly reintroduce some foods that had previously been eliminated.
Record food and findings
It is important to keep a thorough record of all foods consumed and record both positive and negative symptoms after eating each food or meal, either immediately or over time.
Refine diet and nutrition plan
Review and reassess client symptoms and all of the findings to date and refine the diet and supplementation plan. Adjust the food list: expand or alter foods, based on improved tolerance or reactions. Continue to refine the diet protocol to include as wide a variety and nutrient density as tolerated.
Zing True Health Holistic Approach
When you come to our clinic, we devise a personalised nutrition plan based on every aspect of your health. We combine:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
We look for the route in traditional Chinese medicine and we treat at organ level to help the body to heal. We examine the pulse, the tongue and the physical body to understand what is the best treatment for the individual.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
We combine this into our treatment to help increase energy and to start a systemic healing effect that will help you get to higher levels of health and give you the energy to make the changes you need to make to reach your optimal health.
We design personalised movement plans for you to follow to help bring energy into the body and bring you back to a state where you can increase your performance in exercise and in life.
We have bi-weekly lessons and coaching calls were you can ask questions and learn about a specific health topic.
Personalised Treatment Plan
We combine detailed Functional Medicine questionnaires, with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and corrective movement principles to give you a complete personalised approach to take control of your digestive health again.