How Malabsorption is Robbing Your Body of Nutrients

Are you having stomach pains that ruin your day and embarrass you? Have you been diagnosed with a digestive disease? If so, then you need to understand the concept of malabsorption and correct it fast. I’m about to show you exactly what is happening in your body and what you can do to get your energy back to start living the life you want to live free of stomach problems. If you fail to implement what I’m going to teach you then you risk nutritional deficiencies that will continue robbing you of your energy and possibly end with you being bedridden.

When I say stomach pains, I’m actually referring to all types of digestive problems such as gas, acid reflux, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, etc. All of these problems don’t take place in the stomach but most people can’t actually distinguish between stomach and intestinal pain. Because of that, I’m going to continue using stomach to categorize the digestive tract. Make no mistake about it if you are experiencing any of these pains, there is something wrong with your digestive process.

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Correcting these pains is achievable and one of the first steps to take is to understand what is causing them. For the entire explanation of the cycle that causes these problems, please read Breaking the Vicious Cycle. But for now, a brief overview of the process is as follows: injury to intestine==> impaired digestion of food ==> malabsorption of food ==> increase in bad bacteria ==> bad bacteria cause more injury to intestines and the cycle perpetuates.

To put this in another context, if you have stomach pain, then you have some degree of intestinal injury. And if you’re eating hard-to-digest foods such as grains and starches, you are going to have less than ideal digestion and absorption of nutrients. If you are not absorbing all of the vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, you’re having a problem called malabsorption. It is very important that you realize that if you are not properly absorbing nutrients from your foods, then it is very likely that you have vitamin and mineral deficiencies in your current diet and if you don’t already have low levels of vitamins and minerals in your blood, you will soon if you keep eating how you are now.

How Malabsorption Affects You

A landslide effect starts when these vitamin and mineral deficiencies occur. The body starts to ration nutrients to noncritical body systems and subsequently all processes suffer. This can lead to adrenal burnout, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid problems and continued inefficient digestion as you don’t have enough nutrients to properly extract more nutrients. As you can see, allowing stomach pain to persist will eventually cause your entire body to slow down leading to low energy and increasing stomach pain.

In order to rectify the malabsportion portion of this cycle, the first thing is we need to make sure we are getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals to support our body’s processes. The easiest way to do this is by taking a broad spectrum multi-vitamin. The next step is to make sure the food we eat is in an easy-to-digest form. This is done by eating slowly and thoroughly chewing our food. The less work your digestive system has to do to extract the nutrients from the food the better. The last part of the puzzle is to eat foods that are easily digestible and do not promote any parts of the vicious cycle.

How to Start Correcting Malabsorption

If you’re ready to start getting your health back and want to provide your body with the necessary components to break the vicious cycle, start with the following steps:

Step 1: Go buy a Multivitamin… I recommend GI Pro Health SCD Complete

Step 2: Slow Down when you eat and Chew your food thoroughly to maximize digestion

Step 3: Start the SCD diet if you are not already following it

So, to review, we need to correct all parts of the vicious cycle in order to feel healthy and have plenty of energy. If you learn what I’m teaching you, you will be well on your way to getting your health back. One of the major aspects of the cycle that needs to be addressed is the area of malabsorption. In order to stop stomach pain and get your energy back, you must be absorbing at least the recommended daily allowances (RDA) of vitamins and minerals. The easiest way to help you do this is by eating easily digestible food that is properly chewed.

The best way I know of to ensure that you are eating easily digestible foods is to follow the SCD diet. If you are really serious about ending your stomach pain and are ready to start the Specific Carbohydrate Diet but need help, go here to download our free guide.


Steven Wright

About Steven Wright

Steve Wright is a health engineer and author. In 2009, he reached a breaking point when IBS took over his life and the doctors didn't know how to help. Since then, he has transformed his health and started to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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