The people I’ve consulted with over the years probably numbers into the thousands at this point, and although my clients’ health concerns have run the gamut, one central theme rings true with just about everyone I encounter.
They are suffering, they don’t know why, and sadly have come to view their sickly state of health as “normal.”
They’re overweight, lack energy, have high blood pressure, diabetes, gut aches, chronic infections, allergies, asthma, arthritis, you-name-it.
These poor people have been diagnosed with a condition, they are told the cause is “unknown,” they have most assuredly been prescribed at least one drug (likely several) and they still don’t feel better.
Let me clue you in—being sick and on prescription drugs is NOT normal!
And sickness is not a boogeyman coming out of nowhere, waiting to jump up on poor unsuspecting you and bite you in the derriere.
On the contrary, there are several factors that determine whether your “normal” will be sickness or good health.
The number one factor leading the pack is—your digestion.
Digestion—your body’s foundation of health
Sound digestion is the "foundation" on which your health (or lack thereof) is built from head to toe.
When your digestion is impaired (i.e.: diarrhea, acid reflux, constipation, gas, bloating, etc.) it's only a matter of time before your body starts to break down, and more serious illnesses occur.
However, the average person pays little attention to the symptoms of poor digestion. Or worse yet they shrug them off as normal, and cover them up with antacids, acid reducers, gas relievers, laxatives, and anti-diarrheals.
But eventually the health problems become so big that you can't ignore them any longer.
And they'll stem from one of these two things...
The two harmful results of poor digestion
When your foods are not broken down properly to be absorbed into your bloodstream and used by your body for nourishment, one of two things can occur:
1) Undigested food particles that are too big to pass through your gut wall and get into circulation will hang around and wreak havoc in your intestinal tract.
2) Food particles that ARE broken down well enough to pass through the gut wall but are still too big for your body to use for energy will be absorbed into your bloodstream and cause trouble in there.
Neither of these is good and here's why:
When your foods aren't properly digested and are too big to be used for nourishment, they move through the intestinal tract and cause a cascade of problems.
The food particles become putrefied (rotted) and feed the harmful bacteria in your gut microbiome, causing them to multiply like rabbits.
As a result of putrefaction, chemicals are formed that are poisonous to your body. They are so toxic that they irritate the lining of your colon and eat away at it, making it porous.
This is "leaky gut" and results in the poisons seeping into your circulation. From there they can target specific organs, causing pain and inflammation and compromising their functioning.
The inflammation can manifest itself as conditions like arthritis, migraines, asthma, thyroid goiter, eczema, psoriasis, low back pain and high blood pressure, to name a few.
Also, the harmful bacteria overgrowth that's occurring makes your gut wall even more porous and weakens your immune functioning (since 80 percent of your immune system is located in the gut), making you more susceptible to infections, viruses (including COVID and the flu) and diseases of all kinds.
Digestive remnants that are small enough to be absorbed into your bloodstream but are still too big to be used for energy are called "circulating immune complexes" (CICs).
CICs are a leading factor behind fibromyalgia and can impede healing and worsen pain and inflammation.
Plus your immune system can be taunted into overreacting when it encounters these “food chunks”—this is how many food sensitivities and autoimmune conditions are triggered.
It’s time to listen!
As you can see, when you get heartburn, gas or constipation, there's a LOT more going on than you realize. These should not be thought of as just innocent little symptoms or worse yet, normal consequences of eating!
Your body is telling you that there's something seriously wrong with your digestion.
It’s time to listen.
Efficient digestion is the very foundation of great health.
And the best news is, it's quite easy to attain.
1. Make your meals easier to digest
When you make your meals inherently easier for your body to tackle, your system can accomplish comfortable, complete digestion like it should.
The key lies in avoiding food combinations in your meals that require opposing enzymes (acid vs. alkaline), because the presence of both of these catalysts in your stomach at the same time causes them to weaken or neutralize each other.
Throwing your digestion out the window!
My Great Taste No Pain health system will give you all the meal planning guidance you need, showing you what to pair with all your favorite foods (and what combinations to avoid) to pave the way for thorough digestion. Plus you’ll get a collection of my best recipes!
Since I first wrote Great Taste No Pain back in 2007, it has helped literally hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to enjoy more efficient digestion. See what it can do for you!
2. Restore a healthy microbiome balance
The friendly bacteria in your microbiome help to support your gut wall, as well as assist with digestion and keep harmful bacteria under control.
The ideal flora balance is having at least 85 percent beneficial bacteria and no more than 15 percent harmful.
The problem is most people are walking around with the complete OPPOSITE of what they should have! This is not only due to poor digestion, but also environmental toxins, medications, stress, refined carbs and sugars, and lack of sleep.
So it's essential to help turn that around and restore a healthier flora balance with a top-quality, full-spectrum probiotic supplement like Super Shield PLUS multi-strain probiotic formula.
Super Shield PLUS contains well-studied, potent strains of 15 friendly bacteria that are robust and ready to repopulate your desperate microbiome! They'll help fend off harmful bacteria, encourage smooth digestion, beef up your immune system, support regular BMs and help strengthen your gut wall.
Take care of your foundation of health--your digestion--and it will take care of you in countless ways for years to come.
To your health,