David Winston

HERBAL INTENSIVE: Herbal/Nutritional Gastroenterology


13th International Herb Symposium ~ 2017

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The old saying "you are what you eat" certainly has validity. William LeSassier used to say "you are what you don?t excrete", he too had a point. To these quotes I would add one of my own "you are what you absorb". Effective digestion, absorption and elimination are essential to our health. New research on the gut-brain axis, the intestinal microbiome and the systemic effect of GI inflammation clearly show that many seemingly unrelated health issues including depression, migraines, skin conditions and obesity are clearly connected to gut health. We also see a dramatic increase in chronic GI problems (Intestinal dysbiosis, constipation, SIBO, IBS, IBD, NAFLD, etc.) that often resist orthodox treatment but can be helped with herbal and nutritional therapies.