Digestive Health: Bowel Talk

Digestive Heatlh: Lisa Tsakos: Bowels: Intestines

Believe it or not, but what happens in the bowels is a reflection of the state of our entire body. The large intestine is one of the body's major elimination organs. If it's full of toxins, the rest of your body probably is as well. It's been said that 80% of your immune system is in the gut. If this is true, protecting and maintaining bowel function is a key to good health and longevity.

Intestinal conditions such as constipation, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel, colitis, candida, etc. are so commonplace that many of us aren't taking these disorders seriously. Antibiotics, stress, antacids, sugar, processed foods, pesticides, and chlorine in drinking water are just a few factors that can upset the delicate balance of intestinal flora and disrupt bowel mobility.

By Lisa Tsakos| July 01, 2008
Categories:  Eat

About the Author

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa Tsakos

Lisa has been in her own practice for over 15 years and specializes in weight management. She teaches natural nutrition in both corporate and educational environments and is a shining example of someone who practices what she teaches.

Lisa is a nutritionist and educator specializing in weight management. After losing weight several years ago through a more natural diet and by improving her digestion, she committed to sharing her new-found knowledge and returned to school to study nutrition. Over the past decade, her Nu-Vitality Weight Program has helped employees at numerous corporations lose thousands of pounds. In addition, Lisa regularly consults for groups and individuals with unique nutritional needs such as police officers and athletes. Lisa has been featured on the Discovery Channel, numerous radio programs and is a contributor to various publications. Additionally, she teaches nutrition at multiple post-secondary schools, has taught natural food cooking workshops, and authored two books.

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