Get Your Guts in Order: Digestive Health Week 2022
Every day, we do so many things to look after our health. We try to eat well most of the time, exercise when it fits into our busy lifestyle, and care for our mental health so we don’t get burnt out by life’s troubles. Sometimes, even though we do our best, we still don’t feel all that great. Could there be something that we’ve forgotten in our quest for good health? We spend so much time focussing on the outside of our bodies that often, we neglect what’s on the inside.
Our digestive system needs some love and attention too, which is why Digestive Health Week is an important reminder to pay close attention to our inner health, and to act on any signs that may suggest all is not well. Digestive Health Week runs from March 6 until March 12, with a theme of ‘Empowering Filipinos to Care for their Digestive Health.’ This week is an effective way to promote awareness to the public, and secure vital resources for the management and prevention of a number of digestive related diseases and conditions.
It is important to note that in the Philippines, colorectal, liver and stomach cancer, as well as peptic ulcer disease and diarrhea are some of the leading causes of serious illness and death. Now is the time to start looking after your gut, and Digestive Health Week has a range of online events will help you begin your journey to inner happiness.
The Philippine Society of Gastroenterology is hosting a range of live streamed events via their Facebook page, including forums on colorectal cancer, fatty liver disease and discussions targeted at select members of society who may be at risk of developing digestive health issues.
If you have persistent digestive issues that don’t seem to clear up, maybe it’s time to investigate further. EasyDNA Philippines has a suite of tests that will reveal if you have a genetic predisposition to a number of digestive health conditions.
Celiac Disease Genetic Testing – With around 83 % of celiacs being undiagnosed, you could be a sufferer and not even realise. Finding out your genetic predisposition to celiac disease cold answer a whole lot of questions you might have about your gut health.
Lactose Intolerance Test – Studies have revealed that up to 50% of Filipinos are lactose intolerant, so if you have a reaction to dairy products then you’re definitely not alone. Chronic bloating or indigestion after eating diary foods is an indicator of lactose intolerance, and this test will establish whether you carry the gene mutation that leads to an inability to produce the enzyme use to help digest lactose.
Lastly, your digestive issues could simply be caused by a less than optimal diet. The DNA Diet and Healthy Weight Test analyses your food intake, helping you to understand the relationship between what you eat and your genetic makeup.
EasyDNA Philippines is a proud advocate of Digestive Health Week, and wants to help improve the gut health of all Filipinos. There is no better time to take charge of your digestive health, and work towards a healthier, happier, you. Have you got the guts to give it a go?