24 October 13  |  Fitness   |  

Weight Loss Begins With Digestive Health

Written by Barbara Whatley, Spa & Fitness Director.

Maintaining One of the Most Important Parts of Your Body

Photo Source: Flickr by Carmen Rodriguez

Your digestive system is one of the most essential components of your entire body. This is because digestive health can affect other areas of our health – weight, energy, skin, and immunity – in ways that many people don’t even realize is possible. Therefore, it’s important to understand the link between your digestive health and your overall wellness.

According to a recent survey about digestive health for women, people have a keen interest in digestive health issues. In fact, 74% of women are interested in knowing more about how their digestive system works. In addition, 38% of women surveyed feel they could do more to maintain their digestive health.

Digestible Facts

  • The small intestine is where the majority of digestion and absorption of nutrients takes place.
  • The health of your digestive system can significantly affect the ability of your immune system to function.
  • A majority of Americans consume only about 14 grams of fiber per day, while the Institute of Medicine recommends 38 grams for men under age 50, and 25 grams for women in the same age group.

Cleansing and Nutrient Absorption

Herbal Aloe Mango Drink

In your everyday life, your body may be exposed to toxins. Maintaining your digestive health can help your body neutralize and eliminate them from your system. Supporting your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins enhances your weight-loss efforts.

To get the most from your weight-loss program, I recommend starting off with a 21-day herbal cleansing program and then soothing your system with Herbal Aloe Mango Drink for improved digestion. You can also add in Florafiber for friendly bacteria and intestinal health.

Improve your body’s nutrient absorption and healthy elimination, and you’ll see how your health and weight loss improves overall.

To learn more about digestive programs and supplementation or simply to purchase supplements for your health and wellness, stop by the fitness center and we will be happy to guide you!