Disclaimer: Please note this questionnaire is not a complete diagnosis in and of itself, and is not intended to diagonose any type of illness.
Many of our health problems come back to how food is digested.
Basic Naturopathic philosophy states that all disease begins in the gut. The quality of food we ingest is one thing, but the ability to assimilate and take up all the nutrients is really the key to betta health.
As we age, our production of digestive enzymes and stomach acid decreases. Most people suffer from poor digestion and the answer is not antacids or Losec (omeprazole), but improving the digestion and getting rid of Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes much stomach disease. Answer these questions as best you can. A yes to any one of these questions is likely you have problems in this area.
Send us your total score to these questions.
Do you have:
frequent gas, belching, or flatulence an hour after eating?
food that seems to sit in your stomach?
a sense of fullnesss even after only a few bites?
unexplained loss of appetite?
frequent nausea or vomiting?
frequent burning sensation in stomach or heartburn?
heartburn so severe it wakes you from sleep?
chronically irritated throat, or hoarseness and need to clear throat?
hoarsness worse in morning?
waterbrash or reflux or a sour taste in your mouth?
chronic candida or parasite infections?
rosacea? (dilated blood vessels in cheeks or nose that looks red and or rosy)
weak, brittle or ridged nails?
difficulty gaining weight, aneamia, malnourishment?
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