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A Naturopathic Medical Approach to Optimal Health through Improved Nutrition, Digestion and Absorption
What the Experts Say About this Book
To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System is a must read for anyone experiencing digestive symptoms. Dr. Barlow simply and thoroughly explains the digestive processes and teaches the reader how they can "feel well" again with the use of natural therapies. - Dr. Hal Brown, DC, ND, Integrative Healing Arts, Vancouver, BC
To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System is an inspiring book for millions of people living with a digestive disorder. The information is rooted in Dr. Barlow's solid therapeutic expertise. Dr. Barlow's message is simple to understand and practical to use even for people living a busy life. Become healthy, so that you are freed from illnesses, so that you can enjoy the amazing wonders that life offers. And this book is a solid start. - Dr. Albert Kim, ND, author of "Mind Your Healing! How to get healing out of the way so that you can step into other dimensions of your life."
To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System eloquently explores one of the most fundamentally important causes of disease; damage to the digestive system. Many of the most common, and the most overlooked, neglected, and unappreciated causes of ill health stem from digestive system disorders. Dr. Barlow provides astutue insight to the application of a broad spectrum of natural therapies for treating digestive disorders and restoring optimal health. - Dr. David Scotten, ND, Dean of Academics, Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, New Westminster, BC
Dr. Brent Barlow
Dr. Brent Barlow is a Naturopathic Physician practicing in Kelowna, British Columbia. He believes the primary role of a physician is to provide individualized healthcare that focuses on treating and preventing the root causes of illness. Dr. Barlow operates a full-service general practice that focuses primarily on natural therapies like nutrition, oral vitamin and mineral supplementation, botanical medicines, acupuncture, and regenerative injection therapies like prolotherapy, neural therapy, and intravenous nutrient infusions. He also utilizes advanced diagnostic laboratory tests including markers for food allergies, hormones, neurotransmitters, heavy metals, antioxidant status, cardiovascular disease, detoxification enzymes, bacterial imbalance, and parasites.
Dr. Barlow graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in August of 2001 with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and a minor in geography. He graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in New Westminster, BC, in June, 2009.
"To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System" is the first in a series of books designed to empower you to pursue and achieve optimal health and wellness. This book focuses on the naturopathic medical approach to improving health through better digestion, absorption and nutrition. It explains how the digestive system works, how to identify gastrointestinal dysfunction, and how to improve digestion with natural treatments.
It is surprising how many symptoms and medical conditions begin with problems in the digestive system. The good news is that many of these medical ailments; like auto-immune conditions, mental-emotional disorders, cardiovascular diseases and certain skin conditions, can be successfully treated and improved by therapies that support the digestive system.
Nutrition has been receiving more and more attention in recent years. We are constantly reminded to "eat well for health" by media, government and the health food industry. However, in focusing our efforts on what we eat, the importance of digestion and absorption has often been overlooked.
Digestion and absorption are as important, if not more important, than the food we eat. You can put all kinds of expensive "health food" into your mouth, but if it doesn't get broken down in your gastrointestinal tract and absorbed into the bloodstream, all that good stuff just goes right through you.
Good nutrition is limited by the effectiveness of digestion and absorption, which is one of the main reasons for writing this book. The digestive tract is also one of the body's main lines of defense against the outside world. Everything you put in your mouth must be either absorbed into the body or excreted in your stool. The digestive tract plays a huge role in defending the body against substances it doesn't want to incorporate.
In Traditional Chinese Medical Philosophy the digestive system is King. For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Doctors have believed that if digestion and absorption are not working well, other health consequences will almost certainly follow. Most naturopathic physicians share this belief, and I utilize this philosophy in my daily practice. This means that it is extremely important to assess and treat digestive system disorders prior to, or in conjunction with, other health concerns. As the digestive tract heals, other health issues improve and the entire body benefits.
I recommend that you use the information in this book to start taking control of your healthcare. It is always best to work with a professional who can guide you through the process in a safe and effective way. To feel well, start with your health's foundation. Find a good Naturopathic Physician and begin working on your digestive system.
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