The GI tract is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube from the Mouth to the Anus. These include; Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Large Intestine, and Anus. The Liver, Pancreas, and Gallbladder are the solid organs of the digestive system.
GUT CONNECTION OVERVIEW;
Imagine the most beautiful ecosystem of a river you have ever seen, teeming with life and full of biodiversity. This river not only supplies life to all of the species inside of it, but is a life source to the nature that surrounds it.
This river, like any other flows in only one direction, however, if this river’s ecology is dampened by pollution, if enough debris builds up, or if by chance something were to build a dam, we can then start to see the water back-flow. Imagine the back-flow creating stagnant areas of water where things can fester and unwanted species can overpopulate.
Worse yet; the denial of water flowing downstream could drastically reduce the biodiversity of the entire river, creating a ripple effect in the ecosystem, damaging species we may not even realize are there.
The river we speak of is our gastrointestinal (GI) tract (from mouth to anus). This GI tract is one long connected tube and much like a river, it feeds and provides vital nutrients to the rest of the body with unimaginable benefits, imperative to our survival.
Just like a real river, in the 21st Century, our GI tract river can get contaminated with foreign toxemias or morbid matter, or can be used as a garbage dump, and blocked by various methods.
All of this can lead to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and/or Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS).
Let’s discuss how the AHC team is taking a holistic approach through our wellness programs to help your GI tract come back to life and once again provide life to the rest of your body.
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