Let’s talk about what you can do for an inflamed digestive system. The main function of the digestive tract (the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine) is to break down food and absorb micronutrients. But, if you have any inflammation in any part of the digestive tract, you’re going to have a difficult time absorbing nutrients.
There’s a condition called malabsorption, which means you’re not getting the absorption of the nutrients into the body. This could occur from inflammation in the lining of the colon or scar tissue created from the inflammation.
Certain parts of the digestive tract absorb certain nutrients. If we can identify which part of the digestive tract is damaged, we can get an idea of which nutrients you won’t be able to absorb.
Intermittent fasting is one powerful tool to get to your health goal fast. During the coaching program we’ll go in more depth on this subject, but for now I want to just give you the basics.
Now, the biggest killer to losing weight is this darn snacking thing! Every time you eat, you spike insulin. Constant eating creates a massive flood of constant insulin as well, which drives excess sugar into storage as fat. So, the snacking has to go.
High cholesterol may come from an overactive adrenal gland causing high cortisol levels. However, the most common cause of high cholesterol comes from the consumption of refined carbohydrates or sugar. Sugar triggers insulin. Insulin then lowers sugar levels in the blood. It lowers it by converting sugar into fat and cholesterol, especially the bad cholesterol called LDL.
This symptom is usually a gallbladder problem due to low amounts of bile. Bile is the fluid that helps break down fats and may be thought of as a detergent that helps dissolve the grease (fat). Your gallbladder stores, concentrates, and releases bile. Bile is recycled in the body, but many people lose bile if they have high stress levels or a fatty liver.
There are multiple reasons for this to occur. Low libido can be because of high stress and adrenal fatigue (high cortisol). This results in having high cortisol and in the blockage of testosterone. Insulin problems can also shut off libido like a switch.