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The GI System: The Gateway to Your Health

You might think the heart and brain are the most important organs in the human body.  However, the GI (gastrointestinal) tract is vital to health and longevity. Many of us have heard the adage, “You are what you eat.”  It’s time to amend that saying to, “You are what you digest and absorb.”  Several important functions of the GI tract include breaking down and absorbing the foods and liquids you consume, maintaining optimal immune function and supporting nervous system health, among other wellness benefits. 

A poorly functioning GI tract can be the starting point for many chronic health problems that negatively impact quality of life. Because the body is so resilient, it’s common to ignore symptoms of poor digestion and absorption. The GI tract is an intricate system that can be disrupted by diet, illness or emotional stress.  

However, you can improve the function of your GI system and return it to balance through dietary improvements such as consuming adequate amounts of fiber, eliminating junk foods or refined sugars, and taking beneficial nutrient supplements. 

Professional Supplement Center offers a wide range of high-quality supplements such as Ortho Molecular, NeuroScience, Wiley’s Finest Fish Oil, Douglas Labs, Standard Process, Pure Encapsulations, Xymogen, Klaire Labs, Thorne Research and Microbiome Labs, to name a few. Please join us on March 30, 5:30–6:30 p.m., as Destiny Marchitto from OrthoMolecular dives into how the GI system is interconnected to many areas such as mood state, autoimmune issues, skin health, joint inflammation, immune function and energy levels.   

For more information and to register for this event, call 941-487-5990. 

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