TIP ONE: EAT LOTS OF HEALTHY VEGETABLES AND FATS
All of The Unique Healing Program videos advice are a sure bet for what is true for many, but what is recommended may not work for you. Either have a consult with Donna Pessin, or get very organized and keep a journal of what is not working and make some changes. It is important to get the results you are looking for. Dietary recommendations are not universal. Not all leafy greens and other vegetables are created equal. Understanding Oxalates, vegetables high in Oxalic Acid may help you. Vegetables are not the only foods high in Oxalic Acid. For more detailed information and support in understanding Oxalates.
Important thing to note. Many people want to go on a fast track while on The Unique Healing Program. They want to loose or gain weight while healing their gut. I am pretty damn sure that there is no fast track to healing an unhealthy bowel. So, you may have to accept not looking or feeling your best for awhile. How were you looking, and most important feeling, before starting UHP? I am not trying to be obnoxious here, just honest. A little self love and self acceptance goes a long way. I am working on this one, too.
TIP ONE: EAT MORE HEALTHY FATS AND VEGETABLES
Eating too many fats can cause problems and not eating enough can as well. Easing lots of vegetables with fat and lots of vegetables with no fat can also not work. Mostly what you are looking at here is loose stools or constipation. Too many fats can cause, for some, stools to be loose to diarrhea. For others the fats can cause a sluggishness for the liver and constipation.There are more complicated explanations, but that’s the heart of it. Anyway this is where the correct amounts of Sodium Bentonite Clay, Bowel Strength and other crutches come into play. How do you know what correct amounts for you are? A Donna Pessin personal consult can help, reading her books, videos, and good ole trial and error. What we need changes as does what is coming out of our organs, etcetera. Wish I had a quicker and easier route.
I have heard from some people on The Unique Healing Program that eating many vegetables is not good for them and they use green powders to obtain more greens in their diet. Some use Liquid Chlorophyll. Here is a link to a blended salad for easier digestibility.You can dress it up with other ingredients.
If animal proteins are too highly acidic and most carbs are too cleansing then what do we eat to feel our best? Generally, eating animal protein in small amounts is the best way to go. If I do eat beef, turkey or chicken it is usually less than four ounces. I do not eat animal protein every day. I eat cheese, avocado, soft cooked eggs. I use small amounts of nut butter on occasion. Nuts are not so easy for me to digest. I find cheese and butter easy to digest. Whatever I eat I always use HCL Pepsin before meals to help with digestion. I chew really well and always eat something green with every meal, even breakfast. If I have a sandwich I use sprouted grain bread or gluten free bread. Sort of boring, but until my digestion is more improved it is way better than on and off indigestion.
TIP TWO: LESSEN THE ACIDITY OF YOUR DIET
Eating out often, unless it is at a truly organic restaurant has many stumbling blocks. Milk, regular table salt, wine or white vinegar, tomato sauce, hot sauce, FOOD COOKED IN CHEAP OILS, and many other condiments and foods are MORE HIGHLY ACID FORMING. The upshot from that is an increase in symptoms that drove us all to this program in the first place. Watch the video and read the books. Understand what constitutes MORE HIGHLY ACID FORMING FOODS and beverages. Another thing to do, right? This one will ultimately save you time in the future and help you feel better sooner.
I have found that as I go along on this Unique Healing Program things change with what I feel well eating. An example would be that eggs prepared any other way than soft boiled would not work for awhile. Eating dense protein after 3-4 pm was okay and then not so much for awhile. Indigestion just from drinking the clay in the morning was something that I experienced in the first few months of the program. I have been able to eat more carbs as time has gone on, but if my ear itching or OCD’ish tendencies return I know it is time to cut way back. If something does not work anymore, change. Not so easy sometimes, right?
TIP THREE: EAT EASY TO DIGEST FOODS TO MAKE HEALING EASIER
If all your cellular energy is used for digestion it will slow down your healing process. Which means that the simpler you eat the more energy your body has to heal.
Sleep is when the the body heals and repairs. Increased symptoms will rear their head in the morning. Good reason to eat light and eat foods that are less acid forming. Eating greens at every meal helps. Eating lighter helps. If you are starved in the morning and crave a denser protein meal, eat some greens with your eggs or other protein. Use Spirulina or other green foods to get protein in a smoothie. Eating fruit in the morning can cause more cleansing symptoms at a time when the body is already overwhelmed. Eating fruit or right after a protein rich meal is a poor food combo for people who already have digestive ills.
Chew, chew, chew and breathe. Chewing is the first part of digestion and what human teeth are for. Also, you may find it news that our bodies cleanse mostly through our breath. No, I am not kidding. So, breathing more consciously and often will take pressure off the other organs of excretion. I did not make this up. Also, breathing helps to tone the colon and stimulate peristalsis. So easy to forget to breathe. Staring at the computer or tv screen does not help. I need to write this and reread it to remind myself.
WHY THIS PROGRAM WORKS VIDEO BY DONNA PESSIN
Is an important video for people to watch AT LEAST twice. You probably should go back and watch it whenever you wonder, WHY AM I DOING THIS PROGRAM? Or, when you are trying to explain to someone else why you are doing Then Unique Healing Program, or why they “should”. Maybe reconsider explaining or convincing others. This could get into a really unpleasant “discussion” : ). Just tell them to watch the video, it is way easier.
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