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Since I wrote this post in 2011 I have discovered The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. If your bowels are at all stressful, if your digestion is sluggish then click here. I am personally following this program and find it the most comprehensive way to heal the body that I have yet to come across. I have been seeking a solution  for my own digestive woes for over 30 years. I still think what I wrote below is valid, worth investigating and would work well, or be helpful, with  or without The Unique Healing Program.

Assuming that your diet is 50 to 90 percent raw and hydration is not a new concept to you, here are some observations of things to do that may help restore gut health. It may take a few weeks or longer to see a consistent change. Be patient. Here we go!

Start the day with a dark green juice. Celery, parsley, cucumber, green apple, a little kale, lemon and ginger is one example. Do this for two to three weeks and see what happens. This could be the one things that may really help, if done regularly. Small amounts of kale, cause it can be gassy. Don’t eat anything for 15 to 30 minutes after you drink the juice. To insure easy absorption strain the juice through a nut milk bag [link here]  from the Pure Joy Planet website.

Increase the amount of Probiotics you are taking until you see some changes. Take them on an empty stomach. You may need a medicinal dose for awhile. What does that mean? Many times more than the bottle recommends. Explore and experiment.  Again, what is on the label is not a therapeutic dose. I am talking about the 30 billion per capsule doses. In my experience, one of these  daily is not enough for people with long term digestive irregularities.

Make your last meal the lightest of the day and 3-5 hours before you go to sleep. If you feel really hungry, have a green juice.

Proper Food Combining [link here] at meals really helps. If that is not what you want or can do, make sure the portion of carbs or protein is much smaller than the other is much smaller than the other. Chew it all really well. Notice what your inner dialogue is about when and what are eating. Enjoy your food cooked or raw.

If you eat a RAW FOOD DIET do not assume that it is okay to eat sweet fruits, or desserts after a meal that is savory. BURP. Most likely, not always, people eating a raw food diet have some digestive disturbances they are looking to heal.

Dependence on colonics and enemas may mean that you are eliminating more toxins than your body can absorb and discharge. For sure look at the Unique Healing Program link at the beginning of this post.

Try learning some basic Qi Gong or other martial art that helps to strengthen the general flow of bodily fluids and much, much more. Peter Ragnar [link here] has some courses offered on his website. The one entitled Moonlight Does Not Wet the Water [book and dvd] are really good for a start. Peter is an example of what is possible to achieve for people of any age. His strength surpasses most people half his age [70’s] and younger. Check him out.

Cascara Sagrada can be helpful to move things out, but taken often it is not as effective. When constipation has been an ongoing issue this can happen. If this is the case, you need to find an answer and not keep band-aiding with holistic and non-holistic laxatives, etcetera.

Triphala is NOT A LAXATIVE. It can be  taken regularly and has a toning effect on the entire Alimentary Canal. The powder is best. When you taste it you will understand the astringent quality and effect of this Ayurvedic Herbal Combo on the tissues of the body.

Bowel weakness and parasites need to be investigated by everyone. This is especially importatn In situations where irregular bowels, IBS, constipation, etcetera is the everyday. Many people have parasites and seem to have “normal bowels”. The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin addresses what constitutes a healthy bowel and what to do about it.

Patience and persistence, are traits that are often lacking in people who have poor health. The desire for a quick fix is confirmation of that observation.  I think the most important words to question, when used by traditional medical doctors and pharmaceutical companies today, are normal and healthy. Think about it.


Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi

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