How Fem21 Helps
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Written by Naturopaths Meah Robertson & Lucy Fitzgibbons.
Liver & Digestive Cleansing
Proper functioning of the liver & digestive system is crucial to overall health. Hippocrates – the father of medicine stated “all disease starts in the gut”. Digestion is the key to nutrient absorption and accessing the building blocks of life. It houses an internal environment of good & bad bacteria. These bacteria can influence the function of our immune system along with systemic inflammatory processes. Our gut is one of the body’s most efficient detoxification pathways. Waste, toxins & hormonal metabolites are filtered by the liver and then dumped into the bowel. The final step is the action of fibre in Fem21, which soaks up toxins & carries them out of the body, preventing recycling of toxins.
More and more scientist are finding links between digestive health and bacterial balance, influencing potentially every system in our body. Naturopaths have long believed that “food is thy medicine” and having healthy digestive function is the core to good overall health and that one cannot have one without the other. As a Naturopath I fully understand the important interplay between gut health & our general health and wellbeing.Fem21 contains both soluble and insoluble fibre.
The fibre content helps enormously to bind & eliminate toxins, balance blood sugar levels, can reduce cholesterol and prevent the recirculation of eliminated hormonal metabolites. Fibre & probiotics also nourish the mucous membranes of the intestines reducing inflammation and irritation along the bowel & gut wall. A healthier and less inflamed gut results in improved intestinal integrity, tone, motility and reduces the incidence of “leaky gut”. Fibre works to balance transit time within the gut.
If food is moving through too fast it slows it down allowing more time for nutrient absorption and breakdown. If food is moving through too slowly it can cause a build up of toxins and increase bad bacteria growth. The fibre helps to sweep out the toxins, bad bacteria and congested, built up faecal material.
Multi-strain Probiotics also work wonders to fight bad bacteria in the small and large bowel. The diversity of good bacteria is important as they play a major part in immune regulation and reducing food sensitivities.