I love this video with Dr.Michael Borkin, NMD. The digestive system is one of the first places he looks when dealing with adrenal fatigue.
Much can go wrong in the digestive process. When digestion isn’t working right, any number of problems can result.
Digestion and Adrenal Fatigue
Digestion begins in the mouth. Food goes through a variety of acid-alkaline environments on it’s digestive tract journey.
The digestive tract is actually considered the “outside” of the body. It acts as a barrier to things coming into the body. Think about it as the skin around the mouth and lips actually folds into the body and comes out the other end. The intestine acts as an immune barrier.
Much can go wrong in the digestive process. Having an ice cold drink with a meal can hinder digestion. If there is lack of HCL or enzymes can be a problem.
Good and Bad Bacteria
Within the digestive tract there is a very high concentration of bacteria. The average person carries about 3 1/2 lbs.
Many of the bacteria are good or “friendly flora” They help to keep the bad bacteria reduced in number. They also help in the breakdown and absorption of food.
There should be a ratio of about 89% good 11% bad in the average person.
Mercury is Bad for Bacteria
When mercury amalgam fillings are in the mouth, small amouts of mercury vapor can be released while chewing. Mercury is anti-microbial. As vapors are inhaled it can sterilize the upper gastrointestinal tract.
One of my favorite books on the topic of adrenal fatigue is – From Fatigued to Fantastic. If you suspect that you suffer from adreanl fatigue, this is one book to read.
Stress is rampant in today’s world, and sometimes it’s very hard on the adrenal glands.