Clinical Nutrition Chandler AZ
When it comes to nutrition, there are many things that can go wrong. Many things can disrupt the absorption of nutrients from the gut. Our food isn't as nutritious as it used to be. We have genetic mutations that prevent us from using certain nutrients. And last but not least, many of us eat for entertainment rather than to live.
The Problem of Absorption
You are what you eat is only a half-truth. In fact, you are what you absorb, and many things can throw a wrench in this process. One of the biggest issues with people's digestion is that they aren't relaxed enough while they are eating for normal digestive processes to happen. Parasympathy, affectionately dubbed the rest and digest state, is necessary for saliva and stomach acid production, and peristalsis, the movement of food through the intestines. If any, or none of these things are happening, this leads to improper digestion and gut inflammation, which inflammation causes malabsorption of nutrients.
We take a top-down approach to gut health starting with the nervous system, then working on saliva production, stomach acid, sinuses (inflamed sinuses can cause irritation of the gut), before we even get to the stomach. By removing obstacles to proper digestive function, we can re-establish proper nutrient digestion and get the most out of the clinical supplementation that we provide.