Improving Your Digestive Function | Enzymes vs Bitters- what’s better?

with Dr. Briana Lutz from St.Francis

You are what you absorb!”

On our latest podcast episode, we welcomed back Dr. Briana Lutz from St.Francis to discuss the importance of an optimally functioning digestive system.

Briana Lutz is a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in family medicine with a special focus on women’s health, fertility and perinatal care. Briana is also the Brand Education Manager and Medical Advisor with St.Francis Herb Farm. 

If you want to learn how to support your digestive function by improving elimination, reducing digestive imbalances and regulating your nervous system, than this episode is for you!
In this episode you, we are covering the following topics:

5:50 – Q: Popular TikTok trends to avoid – digestive health focused

8:18 – Q: What is gut health and digestive health and how they differ

10:12 – Q : The importance of an optimally functioning digestive system

11:13 – Q: How to tell if your digestive system is sluggish

14:20 – Q: Top 2 lifestyle factors that impact your digestive health

18:45 – Q: The top nutrient for digestive health

23:20 – Q: The difference between digestive enzymes and digestive bitters – when to use what

30:20 – Q: How to support optimal digestive if you’ve had your gallbladder removed

31:27 – Q: Additional benefits of digestive bitters

35:10 – Q: How long you can take digestive enzymes and bitters – including dosage

40:53 – Q: Contraindications with digestive bitters


St.Francis Canadian Bitters

  • Soothing relief of uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as heartburn, indigestion, constipation, bloating, and gas
  • A unique spectrum of herbs with bitter compounds that help reduce sugar cravings and optimize nutrient absorption, critical to many bodily systems, including a strong immune system
  • Helps retrain the body’s digestive system, encouraging it to function more efficiently on-going instead of merely providing a temporary solution.
  • Not habit-forming, like other laxative-heavy bitters formulas, or some over-the-counter option

Interested in learning more about these products, visit one of our locations today!

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