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Poor gut health predisposes the body to disease.


When poor digestion persists, it can express disease in other parts of the body. These expressions are highly individualised, as each one of us will have an inherent weakness somewhere in the body that is unique to our genetic trait and environmental setting.

An inherent weakness is a susceptibility or sensitivity within a  body system that expresses as a recurring disorder.

For someone that has an inherent weakness of the respiratory system, they may present with seasonal symptoms of hay fever or sinus infections, allergic rhinitis. They may suffer from nasal polyps, frequent bronchial infections or asthma.

Below is a list of some of the more common disorders:

  • Respiratory systemHay fever or sinus infections, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, bronchial infections and asthma.

  • Skin problems- rashes and acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, frequent itchy, red or flaky skin, rosacea (inflamed capillaries causing facial redness) or excessive flushing of the face and neck.

  • Cardiovascular- high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, heart failure and kidney disease

  • Nervous – mental stressors, anxiety, depression, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and excessive sweating.

  • Urinary – urinary tract infection, Interstitial cystitis, kidney infection or kidney stones

  • Metabolic- difficulty in shifting excess weight, overweight and obesity, Diabetes, fatigue and lethargy, headaches or migraines.



The digestive system is a highly responsive environment that reacts to many external and internal stimuli. The gut reacts to our emotional state,  the type of foods we eat, when we eat and the quantity of food we consume. 

It responds to the physical exertions we put our bodies through and the type of medications we consume and the alcohol we drink. 

Day in day out, our digestive system is challenged with our daily living. When the external and internal stimuli become more frequent it can adversely influence digestion. The list below are just a number of factors that can adversely influence digestion.

  • Poor dietary choices  

  • Stress

  • Depression, Anxiety

  • Excessive exercise

  • Overweight and obesity

  • Alcohol consumption 

  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

  • Dysbiosis (imbalance or a deficiency of bowel flora)

  • Frequent or chronic diarrhoea or constipation

  • Environmental toxins 

  • Frequent use of pharmaceutical drugs