Dietary Treatment For Digestive Disorders and Optimum Health For Women
The Digestive System
Our food digestion system (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine) helps us to obtain energy and nutrients from food. Carbohydrate, fats and protein are each digested differently within the gastrointestinal tract, but surplus calories from these three nutrients are ALL converted to body fat. Malabsorption, bad eating habits, infections and food toxins can cause digestive disorders including: Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrhea, Gastroenteritis, and other digestion problems, or even food poisoning.
This digestive problem is caused by a lack of the digestive enzyme lactase. There is no “special treatment” for lactase deficiency. The only way to control symptoms is by dietary means. Lactase supplements are available to help boost lactase levels, although these are typically beneficial for only some individuals. Like other food intolerances, lactose intolerance can appear suddenly during mid-life, after the menopause.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Treatment for IBS may include dietary methods, such as switching to a high fiber diet, the use of fiber supplements, laxatives, and other medications.
The purpose of a candida reduction diet is to eliminate those foods that “feed” the yeast infestation, by rigid adherence to a “restricted foods list.”
At present, the only treatment for gluten intolerance disease is to follow a gluten-free diet, and eliminate all foods that contain wheat, rye, barley and (often) oats.
A low-fiber diet is considered to be the main cause of diverticular problems.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a common condition affecting up to 75 percent of women. PMS symptoms vary widely and typically occur up to 14 days before the menstrual period… read more about PMS below.
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
It is thought that up to 10 percent of women may have PCOS, even though many patients may not know it because their symptoms may be misdiagnosed as (eg) PMS or stress… read more about PCOS below.
Find answers to questions like: how much weight should you gain during pregnancy, when is it gained, what is the weight used for, what foods, vitamins, minerals and calories should you eat, what foods should you avoid, how to get more help and support. Read more below.
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Please Note: The above advice about diet and eating habits is offered for general educational purposes only. If you suffer from specific symptoms, of any of the above conditions, please consult your physician for advice.