Why digestive system?
The answer is simple, 70 to 80% of our immune system is in the digestive system or the gut. Digestive disorders, specifically GERD is on the rise globally. Digestive system disorders can lead to diabetes, cancers, autoimmune diseases and obesity. In the United States alone it is reported that there is a 46% or more rise in the number of reported visits to primary care physician for GERD related problems.
What is contributing to this increase and what's the answer?
GERD also known as Gastro Intestinal Reflux Disease is caused when the contents of the stomach mixed with digestive juices regurgitates into the esophagus. In many instances it results in damage to the lining and can cause esophageal cancer.
GERD (Acid Reflux): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Diet & More (healthline.com)