|You’ve heard the saying “sick to your stomach,” but new research shows just how much your gut affects your overall health.
According to Dr. Liz Cruz, an experienced holistic gastroenterologist, your stomach may be the cause of other health problems.
Many people don’t realize they have what’s called “enzyme gap,” an indiscriminate digestive condition which means even if they eat healthy, their body won’t benefit because there aren’t enough enzymes to absorb the nutrients!
|Enzyme gap may not only cause digestive problems, but it can also weaken the immune system and lead to a slew of other health issues like fatigue, acne, eczema, headaches, mood swings, joint pain, etc.
“Patients often vent to me about their other health issues. They’ve been to specialists and can’t seem to connect the dots. But so often this hidden condition in their stomach is part of the problem.” says Dr. Liz Cruz.
Many people suffer from minor (or major) health issues and while taking over the counter medicine may provide relief…it usually is just helping the symptoms, not the problem. We live in a quick-fix, medicine-hungry nation….but medicine is not always the answer! Our body can heal itself if given the chance. But to do this, you need to get to the root of the problem.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND ENZYME GAP:
In order for your body to benefit from what you eat, you need digestive enzymes to break down the food. Proteins need to be broken down into amino acids; fats need to be broken down into fatty acids and cholesterol; and carbohydrates need to be broken down into simple sugars. At birth we are given a certain potential for manufacturing enzymes in our body, creating an enzyme “reserve.” However, if we do not continually replenish that reserve through proper nutrition, it runs out. Enzyme deficiency can cause digestive issues, a weakened immune system, fatigue, acne, eczema, headaches, mood swings, joint pain.
Having a lack of digestive enzymes puts tremendous stress on the body, because it is then forced to draw reserves from other locations throughout the body. The more we depend on our body to create digestive enzymes without the proper tools, the less time and energy the body’s systems and organs have for rebuilding and replacing worn out damaged cells and tissue. This puts a tremendous amount of stress on the endocrine system, as well as the immune system. After years and years of relying on our “reserve,” it is eventually depleted.
IN AN INTERVIEW / ARTICLE DR. LIZ CRUZ CAN DISCUSS:
- Enzyme Gap – What it is and how to know if you have it
- Why the stomach affects other areas of health
- What people can do to be healthy and take as little medicine as possible
Dr. Cruz is on a mission to educate people and help them adapt to a healthy lifestyle in the most manageable and natural way possible.
ABOUT DR. LIZ CRUZ:
Dr. Liz Cruz is a gastroenterologist, an author, and (most importantly,) a parent of four children. She is the creator of wellness products designed to promote all-natural, holistic wellness. Cruz’s products have received critical acclaim and are widely praised for effectively reducing the need for prescription medicine. Cruz is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Gastroenterology. She is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
For More Information Visit: http://www.drlizcruz.com
**Disclaimer: The information in this email is designed for educational purposes and is not a substitute for informed medical care. Please consult a doctor with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your condition.