Today I’m going to tell you something you wish you knew about years ago. If you suffer from, or have ever suffered from any sort of digestive discomfort- which let’s face it- all of us have at some point or another, you know how debilitating it can be. Our gut is the gateway to the well-being of the rest of our body, and without a well functioning digestive system, it will only be a matter of time before the rest of our body is affected in one way or another. Like a domino effect, if the gut is off balance, it can cause a cascade of repercussions in the rest of our body. After all, it was Hypocrites, the father of modern medicine, who famously stated that ‘all disease begins in the gut’ and how right he was, even then.
Crohns, colitis, IBS, H.Pylori, GERD, acid reflux, frequent gas and bloating -to name a few, are among the most common digestive ailments today. With more than 20 million Canadians suffering from digestive issues every year- that’s over half of the population. The digestive disorders sweeping our nation must be one of the most catastrophic and major health epidemics of the western world. But why? Why are we so at risk? Well, we could blame it on our poor diets, our stressful lifestyles, the overuse of prescription medication, or our lack of selfcare. But, there is another cause. Don’t get me wrong, all of those afore mentioned issues are certainly contributing factors to our nations declining health. However, in my opinion they all stem from one root problem -education, or should I say, the lack thereof.
Education in nutrition, natural medicine, and ‘alternative’ healthcare practice is not exactly something we learn in school. This knowledge must be sought after, but again what sources are reliable? Well, this is where we, at Better Living come to your never ending ‘superhero style’ rescue (minus the costumes, sadly). We have highly trained and experienced staff on hand to not only help you find the right product, but provide knowledge and education, which is the vital tool needed to better our health -collectively.
We sell one of the largest collections of high end, professional line supplements in Canada. Couple that with our top-notch staff and there’s nothing we can’t help you face – together.
VitaAid is a line of professional supplements that we carry. Their products are dispensed and available for purchase only through trained healthcare practitioners. Dedicated to your health as much as we are, they have formulated a product which is by far one of the best on the market to improve your digestive health and help combat and rid you of those ever so common -and sometimes embarrassing- digestive discomforts.
GI restore+ contains a superb blend of demulcent herbs, amino acids and minerals to fight infection, repair cellular damage and calm inflammation of the GI tract. It comes in a powdered form and mixes easily into water for convenience.
The comprehensive list of ingredients includes:
Licorice – widely used in herbal medicine as a demulcent to help inflammatory conditions of the GI tract.
Slippery elm – traditionally used in herbal medicine as a demulcent for the GI tract and the respiratory system, not only does it coat and thicken the mucosa, but it also causes a reflex stimulation of nerve endings in the GI tract, leading to increased mucous secretion and a protective effect on the gut lining.
Zinc Carnosine – supports intercellular tight junctions in the small intestines, which can lead to leaky gut and helps aid in digestive enzyme production
L-glutamine – the primary source of energy for epithelial cells repairs and regenerates cells in the stomach lining
Quercetin – shown to inhibit antigen-induced histamine release and in turn help regulate stomach acid production
Cabbage Juice extract – this has long been recognized as a healing agent for peptic ulcers. Evidence shows that S-methylmethionine, the active constituent in cabbage, was able to provide rapid relief from symptoms and pain and reduce crater healing time after two weeks of fresh cabbage juice intake.
So here we have it, one of the greatest and most comprehensive formulas for gut healing in the supplement world. Even if you do not have consistent or chronic GI ailments, this product will still provide great food and nourishment for your gut cells. If, on the other hand, you are one of the 20 million Canadians that do suffer each year with GI issues, then I could not recommend a better place to start your healing than at Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store with VitaAid’s beautiful tub of powdered love for you gut. Book an appointment with one of our nutritionists on staff and discover GI restore+ today, and feel like your very own superhero in no time.
Written by Ferne Hudson, CNP Holistic Nutritionist