The benefits of digestive enzymes include weight loss, better digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and more! The human body produces digestive enzymes that break down the food you eat into nutrients. The nutrients are then absorbed into your body through the small intestine. As we age, our bodies naturally start to produce fewer digestive enzymes… which can cause discomforts such as bloating, gas and indigestion. When you are lacking all the enzymes you need, your body doesn't digest properly, and as a result, your body doesn’t absorb the nutrients it needs.
If you experience bloating, gas, constipation, heartburn, acid reflux, low energy, or irritable bowel syndrome, you may be lacking digestive enzymes. Digestive enzyme supplements are completely natural and aid in breaking down your food so you can properly absorb the nutrients. By simply taking a digestive enzyme with every meal, you can avoid symptoms like bloating, acid reflux and gas!
The term probiotic is derived from Greek, and literally means "for life." It's used to describe the good bacteria that inhabit the human intestinal tract.There are many health benefits to probiotics. Probiotics promote proper intestinal environment (also known as "gut flora"), and stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and boost the immune system. By strengthening this important part of the digestive system, probiotics have been shown to help with the following conditions:
- Antibiotic-induced diarrhea
- Vaginal yeast infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Food Allergies
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn's disease
Antibiotics are great at what they are meant to do, kill bacteria. The problem is that they kill all the good bacteria in our intestinal tract. After taking an antibiotic, it is extremely important to replenish that killed bacteria with a probiotic. Without good bacteria in the gut, the immune system is compromised, resulting in a wide variety of health issues.
You can get probiotics in supplement form or in fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir… all of which we carry at Total Health Foods! Stop in today and make your gut happy.
Ginger is an herb that has a fiery, pungent taste. It’s full of vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium and sodium, vitamins C, E and B6. It also contains protein, fiber and essential oils.One of gingers most common uses is for aiding in digestion and soothing the digestive tract. It assists in the digestion of fats and proteins. Ginger improves appetite and is a natural digestive aid. It can be used to relieve gas, bloating, and stabilize an upset stomach. The herb can prevent symptoms associated with motion sickness. It can reduce cold sweats, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. It has also useful to help deal with morning sickness during pregnancy. You may use the whole ginger root in cooking, or you can take a ginger supplement such as a ginger chew, tea or capsuled herb.