Jenn here from Mortar and Pesto Pharmacy, where we specialize in combining natural medicine with clinical solutions to get you on fewer meds with better results.
Many times I’ve been told our healthy little pharmacy is the best of both worlds – both medicine as well as sound advice for avoiding them altogether – which is where “science and nature meets” comes from.
It is my pleasure to introduce the newest member of our team, Karen Bradshaw, who is an experienced holistic practitioner combining elements of nutritional assessment with iridology, reflexology, homeopathy and other modalities. Both Karen and I would agree (along with a host of other practitioners) that the root of health is in our guts, and many of our own clients have found the solution to chronic or troubling issues really was to “fix the gut first”. Please read below for what Karen has to say about gut health and thank you for a tremendous first two years in business in Red Deer!
Do you suffer from excessive gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, skin issues , joint inflammation decreased energy, brain fog or constant immune system issues? If you have said yes to more than one of these, which 80% of out population will, this article is for you. Why is the percentage so high? What in the world is happening? Why does there never seem to be a permanent solution and an increasing dependency on medications to numb the symptoms or abrasive surgeries to “fix” these health issues? Here is my opinion in my twenty years experience as a health practitioner, health solutions creator and health food store owner.
Let’s start with the facts.
Your great grandma was a genius when she used to tell you to eat your vegetables while telling you that, “you are what you eat”. In her day though, farming and agriculture practices were not polluted with chemical fertilizers and GMO science was a few decades away from being introduced to our precious gut ecosystem.
There was also very few preservatives, packaged, fast food options or microwaves. If only we could go back in time.
Alas we cannot!
We are here in the 20th century of pollution, chemicals, radiation, convenience and medically treating symptoms instead of root causes! The human body is a brilliant miraculous vessel of systems working synergeticly, with all systems depending on the gut to fuel it’s never ending functions! I can, in my experience, safely say that any dis-ease that is not related to genetic disorders is directly linked to gut health or environmental toxicity.
So how exactly is that possible?
How can your excruciating daily pain in your joints, your confidence destroying eczema all over your body, your depression and anxiety that holds you hostage or your hardships in breathing full breaths in your lungs have to do with your gut health? Like all things in nature, the human body is not excluded from the rule of balance! Too much or too little of anything is an imbalance of our natural state and our body will try desperately to create that balance; depending on our genetic constitution depends on how each individual will suffer in its pledge to keep balance within. For example, that nasty acid reflux symptom: that’s your body trying to breakdown foods when the proper gut enzymes are not present, its the body’s way of trying to substitute!
Those deteriorating inflamed joints, or gallstones and kidney stones; that’s your body trying to create alkalinity.
It all comes back to your gut.
The bacteria, good or bad, the enzymes, present or not and the integrity of the food your consuming! I could write forever on thousands of cases on this topic. I have seen “miracles”, in so many lives of those that stop treating symptoms and start healing the gut; the root cause! If you or anyone you love and cherish is suffering from any of the symptoms I have mentioned above, I highly recommend that you come in for a consultation and begin the process of true guided healing. We offer you education and solutions!
Wednesdays are our WALK-IN days, where no appointment is needed to speak with a practitioner. If you would like something more in depth, or have been struggling for a long time, you may find an appointment is a better option. Reach out to use at 403-986-1700 or pop in to chat with one of our friendly team members.
Karen Bradshaw, Holistic Health Consultant at Mortar & Pesto Natural Pharmacy