Here’s Why Digestion Issues Are a Red Flag for Aging… Please Keep Reading
We live our daily lives aging quietly. Accepting the “usual” way to age with a picture of a continual slow decline is common and expected
It can feel like you’re… losing control of your own life, not enjoying life as much and eating in general is not as enjoyable as it used to be due to food sensitivities and symptoms related around food.
And if you’re anything like most of the people in our community, your intention is to stay healthy and remain independent in every facet of life.
I’m here to tell you that by believing the common and usual beliefs around aging, dismal results are the commonplace. By embracing the truths of your body's abilities and challenging these common myths, you can break through and thrive.
Living your day-to-day life with digestive issues like bloating, indigestion, and constipation can be miserable and steals your energy. Eating out can be challenging and difficult to know what your triggers are. Talking to your Dr. often gets a dismissal tone and a comment like “that's just aging.”
It can feel like no one is listening and there are no answers to your problems.
And if you’re anything like most of the people in our community, you’ve tried everything to eliminate these symptoms but nothing has really changed.
I’m here to tell you that there is no denying there are changes to our bodies as we age; however the changes have solutions and action steps can be taken to reduce and often eliminate the bloating, indigestion, constipation so you can live confidently and freely.
What Most People Don’t Know About Digestion With Aging
Experts estimate that over 65% of people over age 65 experience constipation, with straining being an especially common symptom.
60% of people over 60 have a hiatal hernia.
Digestive symptoms are common with aging and are accepted too often as “just the aging process.” Many studies reveal many of the changes can be treated simply and effectively if addressed.
Unfortunately, It’s usually just written off and ignored.
Most Dr’s accept this and sometimes offer another prescription without looking at any underlying factors contributing to the symptoms.
Yet there are some practitioners that truly understand this isn’t how it has to be.
So if you’re still struggling to figure out why your digestive system is causing you problems and are looking for solutions this is the most important thing you’ll read..
Here’s How Digestion Is Making You Feel Older Than You Are
Based on your quiz results, you’re showing signs and symptoms of improper breakdown and absorption of your food and here’s a breakdown of why it’s likely behind how you’re feeling right now.
Here’s what’s happening in your body…
As we age, we make less hydrochloric acid(HCL). HCL is a vital part to our digestion. HCL is secreted within the stomach and converts to pepsin. Pepsin digests proteins and then breaks them down into amino acids. You need those proteins for energy production, hormone support and many other functions. HCL also kills harmful bugs like viruses, bacteria, and fungus from getting into the rest of the digestive system and causing problems.
We actually need more protein as we age however most aging people tend to eat less protein and less food overall as a general rule.
The pancreas that produces enzymes to help break down the food decreases in production with aging thus putting more stress on the small intestine if not properly supported. The movement of food through the digestive system is called motility and that slows down with age. The digestive system is an intricate set of steps that are taken to digest your food and provide you with energy. Many problems can occur and several are common with an aging digestive system. Here are just 3.
Gastroparesis has a significant impact on the aging within the gut. It is a disorder in which food takes a longer time to clear the stomach resulting in many unpleasant symptoms and is more common in women.
Inflammation and artery blockages are common issues people experience and can increase with aging affecting blood flow throughout the gut creating an increased risk for digestive blockages and other problems.
Many people take a variety of medications to manage other health issues like blood pressure, high cholesterol and arthritis which can all have digestive tract side effects and negative implications within the gut.
Many medications decrease or cause nutrient deficiencies producing other issues such as dry brittle nails and cognitive issues.
Here are the hidden signs and symptoms that your digestive system isn’t aging well. These are the most common problems aging adults experience due to imbalances within the digestive system and may be controlling your life:
- Peptic ulcers.
- Stomach pain.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
The bad news is: your digestion is contributing to your rapid aging.
The good news is: There is something you can do about it.
How To Stop The Aging Process
How Does It Work?
While your DNA has a list of all the genes you have, Epigenetics change which genes are ON or OFF.
One type of gene-changing marker, called DNA Methylation, lets scientists check what genes your body is actually using, and how those complex patterns are changing your body.
Are they youthful and quick to heal? Or are they starting to slow down?
Your methylation's reactiveness to your lifestyle means that you can change how you're aging in a measurable way, by deliberately choosing what kind of life you're leading. You can make impactful, long-term changes to your body’s health - all the way down to your DNA.
You can track those changes with one easy metric.
60% of your epigenetic profile is CHANGEABLE
DNA Methylation reacts to everyday choices like nutrition, diet, exercise, along with a host of other lifestyle influences.
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I'm here to help you live healthier and longer by giving you the knowledge needed to slow aging and increase healthspan.