I’ve done a lot of speaking at conferences and individual consultations and one theme rings true with just about everyone I encounter.
They are suffering in some way and don’t know why!
They’re overweight, lack energy, have high blood pressure, diabetes, gut aches, chronic infections, allergies, asthma, arthritis, you-name-it.
All these poor people know is that they 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.
And they are usually surprised when one of the first things I ask is, “How’s your digestion?”
Here’s why that’s my #1 question:
Digestion—your body’s foundation of health
Sound digestion is the "foundation" on which your health is built from head to toe.
When your digestion is impaired (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.
But 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 antidiarrheals.
But eventually, the health problems become so big that you can't ignore them.
And they'll stem from one of these two things...
The two results of poor digestion
When your foods are not broken down properly and reduced enough to be 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 will continue down the digestive 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.
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, 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 called "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.
Also, the harmful bacteria overgrowth that's occurring makes your gut wall even more porous and weakens your immune system functioning, making you more susceptible to infections, viruses, and diseases.
Digestive remnants that are broken down 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 encourage 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 foundation of great health.
And the best news is, it's very 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.
Avoid the protein-starch combination in your meals. Proteins and starches require opposing enzymes (acid vs. alkaline) for digestion, and having 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!
Instead, pair proteins OR starches with vegetables and tossed salads. I guarantee you will feel the difference almost immediately.
My Great Taste No Pain health system will give you all the meal planning guidance you need, 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- Support a healthy flora balance
The friendly bacteria in your system 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 lack of sleep.
So it's essential to give your gut a helping hand with a top-quality probiotic supplement like Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula.
Super Shield contains proven, effective medical-grade strains of 13 friendly bacteria that are robust and ready to take their place in your system. They'll help fend off harmful bacteria, keep digestion smooth, beef up your immune system and help support a strong 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,