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  • Writer's pictureLisa Chadsey

Digestive Issues

Updated: Apr 24

We know this subject so intimately - from eating the most delicious meal that makes us feel like we’ve met our nutritional needs (that boost of energy!) to those moments when we eat what we’re craving…and it drops us into a space of bloating, discomfort, and low energy. 

Now, many of us may run away from acknowledging what our body communicates to us. But when we do, this leads to long term pain that we call digestive issues. 

I’m a big believer that your body tells you exactly what it wants and what is good for it if you listen well enough. And improving your health really accelerates when you realize that what you take into your body (food, energy, etc.) is exactly what gives you the building blocks that allow you to go into the world. 

So what you eat, and how you care for your digestive system is SO important. In fact, many of the cognitive (mental), autoimmune (infection protection), and metabolic (energy) disorders in our society stem from what we put into our body’s digestive system.

But wait, what is the digestive tract? Our digestive system includes the stomach, large and small intestines, liver, esophagus, gallbladder, and pancreas.

What are some common digestive issues?

  • Lactose or Gluten Intolerance (Celiacs Disease too) - An intolerance with food occurs when your body's natural immune system sees the food that’s entering your body as a threat (this can be lactose, Gluten, etc.) and goes on the attack. This leads to damaging your villi which are little fingerlike protrusions that exist on the inside of your intestinal lining that help your body absorb nutrients. Basically if these are damaged, your body can’t naturally absorb the nutrients that it needs to exist. 

  • Acid Reflux (Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease.) - This occurs when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus. This is often a result of your body reacting negatively to certain foods that you’ve eaten. 

  • Cancer - this occurs when there are abnormal or damaged cells within your body that grow at an uncontrollable rate and then spread to other parts of the body where they shouldn’t naturally be occurring. 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome - this is a disorder that impacts the digestive tract, and results in pain in the abdomen, gas, diarrhea, bloating, and gas that can become chronic. 

What are some symptoms of Digestive Issues?

If you experience any of these frequently and to a place of pain or discomfort, please make sure that you’re reaching out to a medical professional to get taken care of and learn what may be going on within your body.

Common symptoms: 

  • Bloating

  • Gurgling and Excessive Gas

  • Discomfort in your Abdomen 

  • Nausea and Vomiting

  • Heart Pain

  • Bleeding

  • Diarrhea or Constipation

What does the science say?

During a recent study different participants had their microbiome (one of the core parts of your digestive system and its overall health.) The participants in this study had the bacteria in their microbiome tested nine different times to see if Photobiomodulation (PBM) helped their gut recover and heal so that the body could get more nutrients from any food eaten. 

This resulted in the microbiome of the participants showing “significant changes in the healthy diversity that’s needed in their gut after PBM treatments as well as an increase in the beneficial bacteria (Akkermansia, Faecalibacterium, and Roseburia) and decrease in the number of potentially pathogenic genera. “ (Link 2) 

This shows that light therapy can help increase the amount of helpful bacteria in your gut and improve your overall digestive health. (Link 2)

How does light therapy help?

Finally, the blue, red and infrared lights all work together to actively increase circulation so your body can regulate and care for itself during a session when your body interacts with the different wavelengths of light. This results in so many beautiful benefits that help your digestive tract flush itself out all while reducing inflammation.

Red light therapy helps improve immune cells, which is crucial for those suffering from autoimmune diseases. The light therapy session also helps your body devote energy to circulation, ATP production, and cellular healing which impacts your organs and reduces the strain and stress that has been placed upon them!

Using the lights can so profoundly help speed along the healing process and I’m excited to help you improve your digestive health!

Sending love & light your way!

Lisa Chadsey


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