Acidophilus, Digestive Enzymes
Many people with Parkinsonís disease also have digestive problems. It is important for overall health to make sure that you get the most from your food. This means helping your digestive system. It doesn't matter how well you eat if your body can't absorb the nutrients from your food.
Many things deplete the 'friendly bacteria' in your intestines. The two major offenders are too much refined sugar and antibiotics. Acidophilus helps to restore or maintain the healthy balance of intestinal bacteria.
With this healthy balance maintained, your nutrient absorption is vastly improved. Also, all of the not-so-friendly bacteria, like yeast, meet a stronger defense. This means your immune system can function optimally.
If you are lacking digestive enzymes, your body cannot absorb the nutrients from your food. Absorption of poorly digested food can lead to many problems: leaky gut syndrome, abdominal pain, burning, bloating and gas. This is because your food is fermenting in your stomach and intestines.
When your food is only partly broken down (usually due to a lack of digestive enzymes), it irritates the intestines, produces toxins and enters your bloodstream. This can lead to degenerative and auto-immune diseases in time, if left untreated. You can see why it is so important for your food to be properly digested.
Your immune cells will stay in your digestive system, trapped there working on the toxins produced from badly digested food, and this will leave you open to viruses and other infections.
Helping your digestive system to absorb nutrients and break down your food is key for improving your overall health and immunity. Improved digestion supports better elimination. Constipation can be a heavy burden of toxins on the brain, kidneys and liver. Closing this page will return you to the Supplements for PD Page
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