Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 3: Pivotal Role of the Digestive System in Health (continued)

KEY POINTS Damage to the gastrointestinal system has the potential to cause illness throughout the body. The gut offers an attractive therapeutic chance to heal multisystem disorders (eg, the use of probiotics for hepatic encephalopathy). “Man is a food-dependent creature; if you don’t feed him he will die. If you feed him improperly, part of him will die.” – Emanuel Cheraskin, MD, DMD1 Over hundreds of years, many complex changes have occurred in our lifestyle, nutrition, as well as in our environment. Modern agriculture and animal husbandry supplanted the jungle…