Digestive health is vital to your overall well-being and your digestive system is one of the most important systems in your whole body. As a wise man (and mentor of Kandis’s) once said, “you can’t out-supplement a bad diet.” If your body cannot properly digest and absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products, then your body will not function properly — it will not have the building blocks to create a healthy immune system, hormones, and much, much more. Dr. Lock, ND, offers a naturopathic approach to people with digestive health issues in Ottawa.
The other aspect of digestion which is critical to address is how the nervous system plays a role in how our digestion functions. If we are stressed (physically or emotionally) we are not in our “rest and digest” most. Our stress response pulls our body’s attention away from digestion to focus on “fight or flight”. Working with coaching tools and stress reduction is an element to address at the same time as we figure out what’s happening digestively.