I had the pleasure of perusing the digital archives of Naturopathy Digest this afternoon, and found an excellent article by Douglas Husbands, DC, CCN, ABAAHP explaining the essential components for healthy digestion. I thought it would be a useful resource for many patients struggling to understand the importance of, and factors to, evaluating a healthy digestive tract. I have success treating a multitude of conditions such as autoimmune disorders, chronic urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and even neurological complaints by addressing functional digestive health.
After reading through this paper, it should be clear how gut health is an absolutely essential component for resolving food allergies and for overall health. Helping the gut to be restored to good health is not something to be left to someone who is inexperienced in doing this, because of the multisystem relationships. Nevertheless, due to the multifactorial effects of probiotics, HCL, digestive enzymes, particular nutrients and botanicals, these substances, when used appropriately, can often greatly decrease food allergies. In short, a functional health care approach is essential for management and resolution of food allergies.
Dr. Sara Knuth, ND
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Oakland, CA 94609