A Growing Epidemic
Chance are, you know someone with digestive disease. Over 70 million Americans have a digestive condition. That’s TWICE the number with diabetes! And it’s rising.
- Food allergies are more prevalent than ever. Just think about the explosion of gluten- and dairy-free options at your local grocery store.
- Our diets are poor—fast food, empty calories, soda addictions.
- Stress—latest research on the brain-belly connection is incredible.
Cost of health and Rx claims related to digestive trouble: $136 billion / year. Digestive diseases are the second highest healthcare expense in the US—second only to cancer! People with gut trouble miss work a staggering 35 days/year.
The thing is, even though 1 in 3 adults and 50% of women have digestive trouble, no one wants to talk about it…due to stigma.