NH365 046: Improving digestion – A matter of life and death

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naturalhealth365 podcast(NaturalHealth365) We often hear that digestion and immune system health are deeply connected to each other. In fact, most integrative healthcare experts would agree that poor gut health greatly increases the risk of disease and premature death.

Yet, most conventionally-trained physician won’t talk about how to avoid digestive problems like ‘leaky gut’, gluten sensitivity issues and irritable bowel syndrome. Today, on the NaturalHealth365 Podcast, we plan on changing all that – with some great information rarely discussed in the mainstream media.

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1. For more information about Nicholas DiMartino, D.O., ND – visit: WoodMed.com

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Is your gut health driving you crazy?

Just a quick search in Pubmed reveals thousands of studies – which look into how poor digestion can trigger disease – including mental and emotional problems. Many experts call the gut our ‘second brain’ – due to its role in determining what happens to our health. In other words, our entire outlook on life depends on the health of our gut.

With over 100 trillion bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms in our microflora – the physical matter of our digestive system – out number our cells by 10 to 1 and play a HUGE role in our physical, mental and emotional condition.

So, who should listen to this program? Well, I guess, only those people interested in protecting or improving their health. If you have trouble concentration at work, suffer with chronic disease (of any kind) or just feel sluggish during the day – even after sleeping for hours and hours – then, you should pay close attention to what we’re about to reveal in this program.

What are the greatest threats to digestive health?

In a nutshell, stress, infections and heavy metals pollute the gut and can cause a wide variety of serious health problems. If you’re experiencing brain fog, bloating, gas, heartburn or any kind of nutritional deficiency – then, you should immediately work on improving digestive function.

During this program, Dr. DiMartino outlines the best ways to identify digestive problems – including the 5 best medical tests to perform, before deciding on a treatment plan. In addition, you’ll discover the “5 R’s” to help heal the gut. This is a systematic approach to cleaning out the body and regaining a strong immune system – which reduces your risk of disease.

Editor’s note:  During this event, Dr. DiMartino talks about the five tests that every person should consider when trying to figure out the source of their digestive problems, including:

  • The Heidelberg test
  • Breath test
  • Lactulose/mannitol test
  • Complete digestive stool anaylsis
  • Endoscopy/colonoscopy

Obviously, medical testing is just part of the equation.  To learn more about digestive health – listen to this program as soon as you can.

Who is Dr. Nicholas DiMartino?

Nicholas DiMartinoDr. Nicholas DiMartino wishes for all sentient beings to enjoy health, happiness and longevity. Consequently, he has trained carefully and taken time to develop a clinical orientation that best supports this intention.

In essence, Dr. DiMartino appreciates that each person’s journey to health and wellbeing is individualized, based on their unique constitution, life situation and psychological predisposition. Through a therapeutic relationship grounded in trust and mutual responsibility, a healing program is evolved that integrates the best of modern/natural medicine and the wisdom of the ancient healing arts.

Dr. DiMartino is a graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He attended a community based family practice residency program and is board certified in this area of specialization.

He is affiliated with the Clayton College of Natural Health and has completed a doctoral program in Naturopathic Medicine and is a PhD candidate in Holistic Nutrition. His dissertation is being written on Modern Nutrition and Degenerative Disease.

Dr. DiMartino has studied Ayurvedic Medicine/Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Macrobiotics from educated leaders in their field. He enjoys hiking, music and his passion for cooking has inspired him to become a chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts.

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