Updated: Jul 13, 2020
Malabsorption of nutrients in the digestive tract is more common than what you might think. I treat poor absorption within digestion often as the first line of treatment with clients. Reason being, if you are not absorbing the "fuel" which is the nutrients from your food, your functioning and productivity both internally and externally will be deeply effected.
So what causes malabsorption of nutrients in the gut? Short answer - multiple things.
But in my experience as an Ayurvedic Practitioner, in addition to guidelines noted in my training, there are many factors that can play a role in creating disharmony in the gut.
CAUSES OF DISHARMONY IN THE GUT
Ongoing and high levels of stress
Illness, injury and surgery
Lack of sleep
A poor routine with eating (i.e. skipping meals, not addressing hunger, overeating etc.)
Excessive intake of alcohol
AYURVEDIC KEY INDICATORS TO DIAGNOSE MALABSORPTION IN THE BODY
1. Tongue presenting with indentation on the sides (both or one)
2. Nails presenting corrugated ridges (even minor ones that can only be see under the light)
3. Poor elimination of stools (less than 1 x daily or more than 2 x daily).
If the stool is very loose with undigested food, a pungent smell or hard and/or pellet like, these are also signs of poor absorption in the gut.
4. Ongoing fatigue and lethargy in both mind and body.
The really positive news is that malabsorption can be treated and I recommend sooner rather than later. Cumin has natural properties that aid in the recovery of malabsorption and I would recommend making the Cumin Seed Water, made in half dose to be had as a daily tonic.
If your symptoms are moderate to severe, I would recommend booking an appointment to see an Ayurvedic Practitioner at The Sattva Centre. We will provide you with more targeted Ayurvedic treatments and interventions to rectify balance and eliminate symptoms. Please click here to contact us.
With love and light,
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