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How Digestive Enzymes can help you beat the festive bloat.

digestive enzymes

Christmas is just a stone’s throw away and the season brings lots of opportunities to over indulge, but don’t panic all this eating and drinking doesn’t have to cause havoc.

I would like to help you to digest your food more efficiently – which will help you feel and look better during times of feasts and beyond. And, yes, good digestion prevents putting on those extra pounds as well! Win/ Win!

Digestive enzymes

As you may know, food and digestion is at the centre of our overall health and hormonal balance, but the phrase you are what you eat is now a little outdated, and should be “you are what your body can digest and absorb” after all if your digestive system is not working correctly you will not fully benefit from the nutrients in your diet, no matter how high the quality of your food.

Who needs digestive enzymes?

Anyone who displays any of these:

  • Occasional bloating and gas, particularly after eating
  • Feeling full after eating only a small quantity of food
  • Infrequent mild indigestion/heartburn (components of undigested food bubbles back up into the esophagus)
  • Bowel irregularities such as occasional diarrhea and/or constipation
  • Seeing undigested food particles in the poop
  • Allergies
  • Estrogen dominance
  • History of gallbladder problems
  • Lost gallbladder to surgery

The Devon Allergy Clinic have a supplement that can assist with the absorption of our food – Find it here Digestive Enzymes.

What to expect from digestive enzymes

  • Lighter and energized after a meal
  • Improvement in digestion
  • Less food intolerances (many could go back to eating foods they were intolerant to before)
  • Better bowel movement (less constipation or loose stool)
  • Less allergies (this is because the liver gets a break from undigested food)
  • Improved energy and overall wellbeing (this is because nutrients get properly absorbed)
  • Improved thyroid function (especially with Hashimoto’s)
  • Women who have lost gallbladder feel significantly better when taking digestive enzymes

So what do they do?

Digestive enzymes are important because they enable us to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats into their raw components in order to make the nutrients available for absorption and utilisation.

Each person has a finite reserve of enzymes, which can be in short supply during times of stress, illness or as we get older. Over time, poor digestion can lead to nutrients malnutrition and a range of ailments.

This is where digestive enzymes become a life-saver: You are giving your body what it needs to break the food down.

For more information on allergies or food intolerances please contact us.

Can probiotics protect your family from winter illnesses?

As the leaves fall and the seasons change, so too comes the dreaded cold and flu season.  We all do our best to keep ourselves and our families healthy but is there something you can really do to help support yours and their immune system?  Since over 75% of your immune system is found in your gut, it only makes sense that the best chance you have to stay healthy is to keep your digestive systems as healthy as possible.  It may also surprise you to know that the gut is the largest immune organ in your body.  So having a healthy gut is key to your overall health.

One of the most important things to do to keep your gut healthy is to supplement with a probiotic.  Why? Because probiotics can provide a multitude of benefits for your immune system.  When probiotics are abundant in your body, it is much harder for bacteria that cause illness to take hold.

Probiotic is the name given to a class of “friendly bacteria” found in your intestines. Without probiotics, the body’s complex system of digestive organs is unable to properly digest food or absorb nutrients – probiotics inhibit harmful bacteria and boost the immune system.  Unfortunately, because of the toxins in our environment, the stress of our daily lives, the sterilisation of our food, antibiotic use and diets high in sugar and fat, our guts are being stripped of all the good bacteria allowing the bad bacteria to take over – sickness soon follows.

One of the most convenient and effective ways to replace this good or “friendly” bacteria is by taking a probiotic supplement. For adults The Devon Allergy Clinic’s HIGH PRObio is a practitioner-strength, multi-strain probiotic supplement with 20 billion friendly bacteria per capsule – equivalent to 40 pots of probiotic yoghurt, but without the added sugar, dairy and fat.

It provides 8 strains of friendly lactic bacteria which should inhabit a healthy gut, and offers full-spectrum support of the upper and lower bowel.

It is critical, however, to take a probiotic that works, that is stable enough to survive the harsh conditions of the stomach. Our supplement is Micro-encapsulated for acid resistance, our probiotic contains human compatible friendly bacteria strains which are bile and acid tolerant with high adherence ability – no need to refrigerate and guaranteed to provide 20 billion live bacteria per capsule for up to 12 months.

And for our children? The Devon Allergy Clinic are pleased to introduce it’s very own brand of Tummy-Pals Powder.  Easy to take, the Tummy-Pals Powder is a child specific probiotic supplement which is tasteless and suitable for both babies and children of all ages. Containing over 7 strains of naturally occurring and beneficial bacteria it has been designed to support a healthy immune system.

Furthermore the Kids Tummy-Pals Powder is designed support healthy levels of intestinal flora, which normally occurs after a course of anti-biotics or stomach upset.  As already mentioned it can also support a healthy immune system and is perfect to give to babies, toddlers and young children who are returning to playgroups, or pre-school where germs can be most prevalent.

Taking a daily probiotic is one of the easiest and most effective ways to support your ever important immune system, so by adding this one simple addition to your daily routine may help you enjoy one of the healthiest cold and flu seasons ever!

For a limited time we have a special offer on our HIGH PRObio and Tummy Pals Powder, click here to purchase

Adullt and Child probiotics

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