The Real Reason Your Stomach Hurts

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The Real Reason Your Stomach Hurts

Why does your stomach hurt?

Why does your stomach hurt? Years and years of eating over-processed food products, too much sugar, and not getting the nutrition your body needs for fuel. Fast food, alcohol and dairy products. Yep, that'll do it. Problem is, most people don't know what to eat and what to avoid. And who has time to spend in the kitchen washing fresh fruits and vegetables every day? Or read the labels on food products when you can't even pronounce the ingredients?

If you want to avoid chronic digestive disease, prescription pills and expensive hospital procedures -- listen to your gut, and do your research.

With stomach pain, bloating, and terrible gas, I was afraid of losing my part-time job. I wanted to understand how to permanently heal and maintain my ailing GI tract. It was up to me to figure it out. First I did a few internet searches and watched some health and food-related DVDs from Netflix. Then I headed to my local library to do some research (so old-fashioned, I know). Right now I'm reading The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide To Great Digestive Health.

breakfast buffetOver the past year, my breakfast has gradually changed from dining at the breakfast buffet once a week, and making scrambled eggs and sausage, having cereal or oatmeal at home. Fast forward to today, to vegetable juicing once a week, and drinking antioxidant-rich smoothies or power porridge with blueberries for breakfast. This morning I had a Blueberry Mint smoothie, with mint leaves, watercress, cashew nut butter, a scoop of brown rice protein and fresh blueberries - delicious! My stomach feels better every day. What did you have for breakfast? Do you need caffeine to wake up each morning like I did?

Why the change? My stomach has been killing me for more than two years and despite visiting five different doctors, I was still no closer to a diagnosis or a solution. To their credit, two doctors suggested I take probiotics, avoid dairy and wheat products, and of course, schedule a colonoscopy. Good advice, but not enough.

This indispensable guide is changing my health for the better, and it can help YOU. It's dedicated to the more than 60 million Americans who are known to suffer from digestive disorders. What may surprise you is that chronic digestive disease can eventually lead to hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, asthma, osteoporosis, arthritis, anxiety, depression and worse. Autoimmune diseases have their root cause in digestive disorders. Don't take my word for it. Get the facts from the GI specialist and nutritionist who teamed up to write this detailed guide on digestive health. It takes the guesswork out of your weekly menu with simple and nutritious recipes and how to use supplements to aid the healing of your gut. I recommend you read this book at your library, or buy a copy at your favorite bookstore.

fresh produceSince I have proactively changed my diet, eating more nutrient dense whole foods, vegetables and fruit, it is easy for me to skip my favorite caffeine drink -- coffee. Now I hardly drink it at all. It's hard to believe because I was a die-hard daily coffee drinker for 40+ years!

Your health and vitality, career success, important relationships, creativity, finances and spiritual life all work together to weave a solid foundation for a happy and fulfilling life.

Don't fool around. If your stomach hurts, do something about it (and I don't mean take a pill). Listen to your gut and get back on the road to health.

P.S. Share your go-to resources: Which health-related books, DVDs or websites do you refer to often? Who are your most trusted authors and experts?

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