MOST PEOPLE NEED MORE THAN A HEALTHY DIET TO HEAL AN AILING DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Healing your gut by rebuilding its micro flora will. How to do this has been a mystery I have tried to solve for over thirty years. What I have learned may seem obvious: Poor digestion is one of the major indicators that our gut is weak. An obsessive addiction to food, beverages and drugs to comfort consciously or unconsciously, is what often stands in the way. Food is a great comfort. How and why we eat, and the quality and frequency of what we consume is the real issue.
WHAT TO DO VS WHAT SOME OF US DO
Some people stop eating all things that give them indigestion. Sometimes they are told that refraining from these foods and beverages will heal the problem. This is a short term solution. They are often lead to believe their discipline will heal the problem. I do not believe that is the case. What does happen to many, over time, is that their digestion becomes weaker and the choice of what they can eat becomes smaller and smaller. This leads to confusion, anger and social isolation. Many people who think of themselves as healthy are in this category.
Individuals who have indigestion may have one to three foul smelling bowel movements a day that are not well formed, too hard, have gas are not, from my understanding, in good health. They are “normal” and what some would be content with. Many people do not move their bowels daily or have diarrhea and would be grateful for those one to three unhealthy poops a day. The idea that it is all relative can be a rationalization, especially for gut health.
Talk about rationalizations, another stable trend is to take over the counter and prescriptive medications. This allowspeople to eat all the foods they crave. The same foods that are contributing to these digestive pains. This leads to other more serious illness due to the masking of basic poor digestive symptoms. These people may also become more isolated. How? Well, first you have to acknowledge that poor diet contributes to poor health. That indigestion is the body warning us that we need to reflect on what we are consuming. Eating fried foods, sugar, alcohol, refined foods everyday will lead to ailments that will eventually limit our activities. What some people call old age is a description of social isolation.
CLEANSING IS NOT HEALING: IT IS PART OF HEALING
Healthier diets do not ultimately heal us. Cleansing does not ultimately heal us. Drugs do not heal us. So what does? Repopulating the digestive tract with enormous amounts of micro flora. Micro flora that has been destroyed through it being exposed to chlorine and other environmental contaminants and medications. The over prescribing of anti-biotic medicine is such a contributor that it belongs in a category of its own. This is an incomplete list, but I hope you get the idea. If this sounds too simplistic to you please open your mind and investigate the two resources listed below.
It is important to understand that taking probiotics does not feel healthy bacteria to the colon. A healthy body can create healthy bacteria on its own. The probiotics along with other measures help to buffer the acids being released from parasites, poor diet choices, and other toxic elements living in our tissues, blood, etcetera. This is a simplistic explanation of how our body is able to create micro flora and rebuild.
HERE ARE TWO RESOURCES TO INVESTIGATE HOW TO HEAL THE GUT. IT IS TRULY AN INSIDE JOB.
Donna Gates: The Body Ecology Diet click here. This book the authors own brand of information on healing the gut from her experience, her many clients and years of work. I personally prefer The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin.
Donna Pessin The Unique Healing Program click here for an extremely comprehensive program to rebuilding digestive health and vitality. This is a program I can personally vouch for and say it does work. Sessions with Donna are necessary for most people. Reasonably priced and well worth the time.
When you hear people in the Raw Food Movement say that they get sick when eating anything other than raw foods ; that they could die from eating a cooked non-vegan meal, please give their words some serious thought. What we eat should make us stronger and more able to live in the world and not in fear of it and food. The micro flora of the intestines should be able to break down and rid the body of toxic substances. Diet alone does not heal, repopulating the intestinal tract. Finding a way to absorb acidity and remove toxins are two ways that do.
Open your mind, open your heart and you will find healing.