What does it really mean when someone says, “Oh, I’ve got gut issues,” or, “I’ve got digestive problems”?
What I’ve discovered working with people over the past several years is really it’s a discreet way of saying one of 2 things — either diarrhea and/or constipation on a constant basis.
Also, most people have gas and bloating or a combination of the two.
And you know what?
I get it because I was there for over 10 years.
I was struggling with chronic gut issues.
Before I found a solution, I tried all kinds of different approaches.
I tried changing my diet to the paleo diet, diet gaps, digestive enzymes, probiotics, essential oils — all of which had little effects here and there.
But nothing ever really made me feel that sense of confidence of where I could go for a few weeks without having any more gut issues.
I could actually go out and hang out with friends and not be worried about, “Do I have to run to the bathroom after I eat this meal?”
Throughout this time trying to figure out what was going on with me, I discovered something called the gut-brain connection, or what I like to call the brain-gut connection.
Finally, everything started to make sense because I, myself, just like many of my patients who come in to see me, were always going after the gut, trying to kill maybe a bacterial infection or some sort of parasite or yeast or fungi or something like that.
Really, we weren’t looking at the master control system of how the gut itself functions — the nervous system in the brain.
So I decided to do one thing to address the nervous system.
I found an upper cervical chiropractor because I knew what they did.
What I noticed was after just a few weeks of being under care, that I had that sense of confidence and that I can go out and do different things.
On top of that, I actually started to sleep better.
Here I am almost 10 years later, with no more gut issues, and I get a chance to help people do the same thing.
I’m Dr. Drew Vercellino with the Specific Chiropractic Centers.
If you’ve been struggling with gut issues and you want to see how your brain-gut connection is functioning, go ahead and click below and we’ll talk soon.