Did you know that 20 million Canadians suffer from some kind of digestive disorder? That’s roughly two out of every three people in this country - and most of them suffer in silence. Research has shown that issues with your gut can affect your overall health from general well-being to energy and mood, from cognition to concentration, and from the ability to preserve health to fighting sickness. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) respects the direct correlation between digestive and overall health and believes that everyone should respect and protect the vital system that runs from gum to bum fuelling our bodies, minds and lives.
Did you know that our human cells are outnumbered by bacteria cells at a ratio of 10:1?!
There are trillions of microbes in our guts. The collection of microorganisms living inside our gastrointestinal tract is called the human gut microbiome and everyone’s is unique – as unique, in fact, as your fingerprint. The conversation at this year’s World Digestive Health Day - coming up this Thursday May 29th - will focus on the Human Gut Microbiome – this incredibly robust troop of tiny superheroes that live in our digestive tract and work hard to keep us healthy.
42% of digestive diseases are preventable and many disorders can be managed through proactive lifestyle choices, nutrition and proper therapies and yet 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year.
Protecting and enhancing your digestive and overall health begins with an open conversation about your digestive system – that incredible tube that runs from gum to bum. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation is ready to start that conversation with you today. To watch a sneak peek of the upcoming video series or for more information on digestive health and digestive disorders that effect 2 out of 3 Canadians visit: www.CDHF.ca .
To book the CDHF for a conversation on the simple ways you can enhance and protect your digestive health or to talk about World Digestive Health Day, please contact:
About the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation:
Over 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) believes this is unnecessary and unacceptable. We provide expert advice and compassionate support to the millions of Canadians who suffer from digestive disorders. We help individuals recognize symptoms that could be related to digestive disorders, understand specific digestive diseases, connect with others who have similar experiences, and find effective ways to manage digestive health. We are the Foundation of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. Because we are directly connected to Canada's leading digestive health experts, physicians, scientists and other health care professionals, we are trusted to provide practical, science-based information that is up to date and unbiased. We exist to reduce suffering and improve quality of life by empowering all Canadians to manage their digestive health with confidence and optimism. For more information, please visit: www (http://www.cdhf.ca).CDHF.ca.