According to estimates from Johns Hopkins University, about 40% of all adults experience at least one digestive disorder every year. Ismael Khalef, a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine at Pharmaca's Albuquerque store, helps treat common digestive problems like heartburn, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea every day.
He suggests addressing these issues if someone experiences symptoms for more than three weeks while on a healthy diet. "The digestive system is slow to heal, so the longer you ignore a condition, the longer it will take to get rid of it," Ismael advises.
If you aren't sure what's causing a problem, Ismael suggests choosing a good starter product like Enzymedica Digest or Tyler Similase. These formulas supply different enzymes to help the body break down food and assimilate nutrients more easily. Ismael also recommends a probiotic like New Chapter All Flora for supporting intestinal flora.
Many long-term digestive complaints are caused by some form of bacteria or fungus, such as candida, infecting the gastrointestinal tract. Ismael recommends Pharmax Broad Spectrum Complex to help control microbial infections without antibiotics.
Ismael's suggestions for other common problems are below for quick referencing. Get started supporting proper digestion, and help the body benefit from better nutrition.
Speak with a Pharmaca practitioner for more helpful digestion suggestions.