Digestive Disorders, IBS, IBD, Reflux, Diverticulitis
We are what we eat… there is no way around this. It’s completely logical to assume that what we eat will affect how are digestive tract will function. Unfortunately many of us have developed a “detachment” from our diets, and how we are feeling physically.
If we have heartburn or reflux, we take antacids to suppress this symptom rather than ask ourselves what could be causing the reflux.
If we are constipated we take laxatives and stool softeners to help us go, but don’t ask the question what could I be eating that is making me constipated.
The root cause of someone’s heartburn or reflux is unlikely a natural deficiency of an antacid prescription. The root cause of someone’s constipation is unlikely to be a natural deficiency of laxatives or stool softeners. With digestive disorders, it’s critical to ask the question WHY am I having this symptom, and not WHAT can I take for this symptom.
Every major hormonal and neurological system in the body requires raw material and fuel to function. These materials come from our diet. If we are eating something that is impairing our ability to digest, break down and absorb the nutrients in out diet, or if we are choosing to eat in a nutrient deficient manner, all these body systems will ultimately begin to fail. If we put a cup of water in our cars gas tank every time we fill up, eventually the car will begin to sputter and will break down. This simple analogy holds true with our health.
Emphasis for most conditions treated by Dr. Woodworth begin with ensuring proper digestion and digestive function. Without this, nothing can work properly. He specializes in investigative dietary assessment with emphasis on identifying and adapting to various food allergies, sensitivities and intolerance’s in people diets. This process is a key part of the treatment process for all conditions being treated.
Dr. Woodworth takes a Diet First approach with treatment of most conditions. With Digestive Disorder this approach is mandatory. We are what we eat. Common sense tells us that if we have an issue anywhere in the digestive tract (from the mouth to rectum) it is likely something we are putting in our mouths that could be affecting it.
Nutritional supplements are used to repair damaged tissues, restore nutritional deficiencies, and restore other body systems AFTER the aggravating nutritional factors have been identified and removed. Quite often if we do a great job identifying and removing the aggravating dietary factors, very little is needed in terms of supplemental repair.