Digestion is a hot topic when it comes to health and wellness, but you might still be wondering about the best way to support your optimal digestion. The hard truth is that you can eat an incredible diet with fruits and vegetables, but if you aren’t digesting those nutrients properly, they won’t do you any good. Luckily, Dr. Robert Marshall, Ph.D. and co-founder of Quantum Nutrition Labs, has some great advice on how to support your own incredible digestion.
“There’s two problems that plague every American and may kill many of us,” Dr. Marshall begins. “One is a lack of minerals. The other is, as we age from 35 to 55 years old, that our digestive system begins to fail and produce less and less hydrochloric acid and pancreatic enzymes.” He believes that your body can become sluggish as a result of this decrease of minerals and enzymes, and your digestion can suffer from it as well.
What does this mean for you? Dr. Marshall answers, “As a result of this poor digestion, a gradual weight gain or even a rapid weight gain at your abdomen may begin to plague you.” But why would this happen simply because of a decrease of digestive enzymes? Dr. Marshall explains: “When you eat food without adequate amounts of enzymes, the food you’re eating will rot instead of being properly digested. As a result, you start to feel weaker and can just see yourself aging faster.”
But you’re in luck, Dr. Marshall has an effective remedy to stop this downhill spiral: digestive enzymes. “A full-spectrum digestive support product from a plant-based source can help you digest fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and dairy. My advice is not to eat cooked food without a digestive enzyme supplement.” Many people have noticed that adding a digestive enzyme to their daily routine can help their digestive function return to a better state.
What other advice does Dr. Marshall have? “Get your minerals squared away. Be sure to get enough zinc, enough vitamin D3, and enough liquid minerals such as magnesium and potassium. A liquid form may be more easily digested.” Adequate amounts of minerals can help support your whole-body health, including your digestion and immune health.
Listen to the full episode of Healthline Live below to hear all of Dr. Marshall’s digestive recommendations.