According to Dennis Wong of YOR Health, digestive issues remain among the most prevalent illnesses in the United States. Poor Western diets, stress, and a sedentary lifestyle tend to disrupt proper nutrient absorption and digestive function. Here, Wong discusses common digestive problems, including those suffered by Michael Pascual of Long Beach, California.
Q: What is gastroesophageal reflux disease?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a condition where stomach acid literally backs up into the esophagus. This is called acid reflux and results in a burning painful sensation in the middle of the chest. It’s most common at night or after a heavy meal.
Q: What are some symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: IBS is a catchall phrase for chronic digestive discomfort. Doctors have yet to pinpoint exactly what causes irritable bowel syndrome but many believe that it is a side effect of poor digestion.
Q: How can probiotics help?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Probiotics – live yeast and bacteria – are vital for proper digestion. They help move food through the gut, although researchers aren’t in agreeance as to why. Probiotics can help with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, infectious diarrhea, and antibiotic-related diarrhea. YOR Probiotics Ultra contain over 40 billion CFU of active live probiotic blend for optimal gut health.
Q: How did Michael Pascual’s digestive problems affect his life and what did he do about it?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: From early childhood, Michael believed that digestive concerns were normal. As a child, he experienced severe acid reflux, gas, and bloating. When he grew up, he went to several doctors, finding temporary relief with medications. Finally, Michael turned to a more natural approach. He began drinking YOR Shake and taking digestive enzymes. It did not take long for his body to self-regulate. Today, he no longer suffers with his embarrassing stomach problems and feels better than ever.