Identifying Digestive Problems
Solving digestive problems is often like finding the pieces to a puzzle. There is usually more than one thing negatively impacting that digestive system, and then the cumulative effect of these things eventually causes symptoms.
While we are used to thinking of the earth’s ecosystems in this way, it may seem strange that these same principles govern our digestive environment. This environment is all too easily altered, especially in our world of antibiotics, acid blockers, and any other foreign substance that is ingested.
Internal bacteria are fundamental to the development of our immune system. They also help break down our food and create nutrients that we need for good health. And they play a large role in whether or not we experience diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, or IBS.
Parasites like Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and even worms can be contracted through contact with pets, infected persons, or contaminated food or water. And usually you won’t have any idea that you are being exposed to a parasite. These can cause a whole host of symptoms, but may only be evident from the symptoms that define IBS like altered stool habits and abdominal pain or discomfort.
Gut Benefits from Broccoli Extract, Sulforaphane
Sulforaphane, an isothiocyanate abundantly found in broccoli sprouts, has shown to fight against Helicobacter pylori. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. A scientific study evaluated the effect of sulforaphane against this bacterium by using human gastric xenografts in mice. H. pylori was completely eradicated in 8 of the 11 sulforaphane-treated grafts. This result suggests that sulforaphane might be beneficial in the treatment of H. pylori-infected individuals.
Improve Your Gut with Taylor MD Formulations’ Paradix™
Paradix™ may promote a healthy gastrointestinal tract and improve gut immunity. Our proprietary blend contains medicinal plants that traditionally have been used to rid the gastrointestinal system of parasites, bacteria, and yeast. It may be helpful for those suffering from chronic candida infections and other harmful GI organisms.*
Paradix™ contains a broccoli extract, sulforaphane, which studies have shown to combat H. pylori. It may support a healthy microbial environment throughout the intestines and aid the body in combating unhealthy microorganisms*.