Dr.Karol, MD

The doctor with alternative solutions

Bowel Health~Part 1

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The upcoming topic on the Natural Health Show is Bowel Health. This is an extremely important topic so I am going to cover it in two blogs. The primary reason why it’s such an important topic is because the digestive track is the site where all ingested food gets absorbed into our blood stream to be further processed by the liver.

The GI track is approximately 6 meters long and its surface area (due to multiple folds and miniature hair like structures called villi) is the size of a football field! This large surface area is necessary to absorb all the nutrients contained in food. Thus it is absolutely crucial that this inner surface of the bowel is in optimal condition. Otherwise the bowel can not absorb digested food and water, which leads to nutritional deficiency, dehydration and diarrhea.

The other reason why bowel health is so important is because it is the site where literally billions of “good bacteria” are present. These good bacteria play multiple roles. First, by being so numerous they simply do not allow “bad” bacteria (i.e. the ones that produce toxins) to colonize the bowel to any significant extent. Secondly they create an environment around them that has such a pH as not to allow the “bad” bacteria to thrive. These bad bacteria produce many toxic substances which are not only harmful to the inner absorptive lining of the bowel but they are also absorbed into the blood stream, after which time they are distributed all over the body and can cause a myriad of toxic deleterious effects to our organs. When this occurs it can lead to a long list of serious medical conditions….Read more…..

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Author: Dr. Karol, MD

Alternative medicine expert, educator, medical health advisor and author. Recognized as a health expert who is highly knowledgeable in conventional medicine, supplementation, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition and diet and exercise programs. Karol graduated with a B.Sc. with distinction from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Following this Karol completed a doctor of medicine degree as well as the medical post-graduation internship in Europe. Karol started his media career by hosting the radio Radical Remedies portion of The Natural Health Show. The Natural Health Show brings together a collection of health experts to discuss natural health solutions in a way that’s easy to understand. Karol also speaks on health matters and the potential of healthy ingredients on video blogs and at health tradeshows. He currently works closely with and represents some of Canada’s leading health product companies. Karol is currently the Medical Director of Vitarock.com, an online store for all things healthy. Here Karol reviews the products considered by Vitarock to ensure they meet the company’s four core pillars; to be pure, green, safe and fair. He also interacts directly with Vitarock’s online shoppers, being available by phone to provide a free medical consultation and to recommend the best possible products. He is also a senior advisor for dicentra, one of Canada’s leading regulatory and scientific consulting firms. Karol reviews science and compiles reports for Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help companies bring new and exciting products and ingredients to market. His overall philosophy is that as a society we should implement a more personal approach to our existing medical system showing more empathy, personal attention, as well as emotional and psychological support to individuals in need of help. He also believes in the value of integrating modern Western medical practice with natural remedies, exercise, time spent with nature, and a healthy diet rich in super foods.

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