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Bowel Management and Digestive Solutions

May 03, 2017 6 min read

7 Simple, Natural, Gentle Approaches to Digestive Health (A-G)

A. Digestive Health Begins with Proper Food Combining

Pay attention to the following Food Combining Rules and experience maximum progress toward your desired level of health:

  1. Do not combine a sweet, a fruit, a grain, or a starch (which convert to sugar) with an oil, a nut, a fat, or a protein (which can interfere with sugar metabolism, thus promoting pathogen overgrowth). On the left of this equation you have things that break down into sugar. On the right you have things that commonly contain fats or oils. The solution is to eat a starch/sugar meal then wait 2-3 hours before eating a protein/fat meal.

  2. Eat fruits alone on an empty stomach, preferably in the AM. Although, with the exception of melons that need to be eaten alone, fruits can be consumed with vegetables and starches, but not proteins and fats.  

  3. Do not eat fried chips (they violate the first rule (oil/starch combination).

  4. Do not eat nuts (unless you take them out of the shell, and even then only minimally, not everyday). More health problems can be traced back to nuts (due to difficulty digesting them, even if sprouted), fried foods (like blue corn chips), granola, breads, and, of course, sugars, than any other health foods on the market today.

  5. Do not eat desserts right after a meal due to the mixture of sweets with oils or proteins (in standard American meals). Since most desserts combine both fats and sugars, they are a compromise in and of itself, so if you are to indulge, at least create a space of time between a meal and the dessert, preferably consumed before any meal by an hour or more.

  6. Do not consume any kind of concentrated sweetener (granules, extracts, or drops). See below under Sweeteners. 

  7. If sweets are consumed before a meal, best to take Digestive Bitters or bitter herbs/foods (which stimulate bile) before consuming other foods so as to insure the full digestion of oils and thereby prevent the mixture of sweets and oils.

    Taking Blood Sugar Balance will also help stabilize insulin/sugar levels after consuming sweets and help reduce pathogen/yeast overgrowth. To understand the relationship between insulin, fat & sugar consumption and various health conditions read this article: Is Alzheimer's Caused by Too Much Sugar?

  8. Minimize or eliminate alcohol, even wine, from the diet due to the sugar content and its weakening impact on the spleen/pancreas/adrenals. Most beers contains hops. Hops is bitter, so it improves bile flow & enhances digestion, but hops also over estrogenates the body, increasing sluggishness, infertility, and yeast overgrowth.

    Dry red wines may produce the least negative effects due to their reduced sweetness, but the most restrictive programs will exclude all alcoholic beverages including kombucha (high in tannins, sugar, & caffeine, all of which cause harm to the spleen), honey meads & jun (even fermented honey can blow out the spleen and thereby push one toward alcohol addiction, yeast overgrowth, and depression/anxiety). This is particularly challenging to those on a high fat diet due to the sweet/oil conflict in the bloodstream.

    Here is an article exposing the potential additives to non-organic beer: List of legal beer additives   

  9. Drink water, or even better, clay water (or Mineral Manna), 20 minutes prior to a meal to aid digestion (provides the hydro in hydrochloric acid/HCL. A small amount of sea salt (already in Mineral Manna) provides the chloride), but minimize liquids with a meal so as not to dilute digestive juices.

    20 minutes is typically enough to empty the stomach again before food arrives. Diluted digestive juices can result in heartburn and acid reflux. Improper food combining is another cause of the same.

  10. Take herbal formulas before or with a meal, but if taken after a meal use the least amount of liquid possible so as not to dilute digestive fluids.

  11. Eat or drink fermented foods with every meal (whey, kefir, non-soy miso, sauerkraut, kraut juice shots, fermented salsa, etc.), however, if the ferment contains sugar (kombucha, jun, honey mead) then it is best not consumed with meals that contain fats or oils.

  12. Do not eat genetically modified foods (GMO's). Keep in mind that the most popular grains (corn, wheat, barley, oats, & rye), rices (long & short grain brown & white rices), soy & soy products (including soy-based miso, tofu & tempeh), and canola oil (and the numerous products containing canola oil) have been genetically modified to such a high percentage (90+%) that even the organic versions are likely to be contaminated by wind pollens and other means. Many health problems will go away after eliminating GMO foods from the diet.

    To understand the reasons behind this more fully read the following articles:
    GMO Food & Issues Dramatic Health Recoveries Reported By Patients Who Took Their Doctor’s Advice and Stopped Using GMO Foods 
    and 
    Shocking findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early
     
    and 
    Eating GM Wheat May Cause Liver Failure

  13. Whole salts like Himalayan, Celtic, Redmond, Real Salt, etc. are essential for optimal health, up to a point. Heavy salt usage will diminish probiotic count in the stomach and intestines due to the excess of chloride.

    Moderate salt intake will provide the body with a full spectrum of minerals, electrolytes, silica and chloride. Moderate amounts of chloride in the body increases longevity.

    Minerals and electrolytes are essential for most all chemical/hormonal reactions. As the levels of earthen minerals from clays, superfoods, seaweeds, and humic earth increase in the body, cravings for salt in foods diminish to normal safe levels naturally.

  14. It still surprises me that this last one even needs to be mentioned, yet here it is: Never microwave your food. Microwave ovens turn food into disease forming unnatural substances.

    Russia and several other countries around the world have outlawed the use of microwave ovens entirely, and for good reason. Even water becomes toxic.

    Never warm or cook food in a microwave. Best to throw it away, rather than sell it or give it to one less informed. Get it out of the house entirely.

    Microwaves easily escape from the oven causing cellular disruptions leading to disease states. Articles FYI: Is Your Microwave Cooking More Than Your Food?  and This is What Microwaves Do to Your Food

Go to OK, So What Foods CAN I Eat? for a more complete description of food combining rules for good health and specific food options.

B. Clay Builds Digestive Health 

Consume 1 tablespoon of Sacred Clay per day for a multitude of reasons: from detoxification of chemicals and heavy metals in the bowels, to mineral nourishment, to supporting the development of friendly flora in the gut, to comprehensive digestive health overall.

C. Bitter Herbs and Naturally Occurring Magnesium Promote Regularity

Take Digestive Bitters with each meal: 2-4 capsules depending on your ability to digest those foods (cheese, eggs, meats, nuts, and other food compromises require more bitters (expect a laxative effect 24 hours later). 1-2 caps between meals will help clean the blood. 

Ancient Mineral Blend at 1.5 teaspoon twice per day promotes a laxative effect within 6-8 hours from ingestion.

Note: Taking more than 1 tablespoon of Ancient Mineral Blend total in a day can result in a slowing of the bowels for some. 1/2 tablespoon at one time, twice per day (like early morning and just before bed) is ideal for most.

Also note: A small percentage of the populous are ultra-sensitive to Ancient Mineral Blend in that it can produce a stronger laxative effect at 1/2 teaspoon or more. If you know you are sensitive to magnesium start with the lesser amount then build up.

D. Probiotics in a Natural Humate Base Rebuild Digestive Powers 

Take Friendly Flora to repopulate the 4.5 lbs. of friendly bacteria needed for digestive power & total body health. Increases the fullness of evacuation, indicating improved assimilation of recent and former meals.

E. Solutions for Loose Bowels 

Ingest Fiber Blend (or slippery elm/chia), Immune Power, and AquiTerra Clay for loose bowels

F. Alkalize the Body with Green Superfoods and Sea Vegetables

Consume Earth & Sea Greens (2-4 tablespoons per day), or Vital Cleanse & Nutrify (2-4 tablespoons per day), Sea Vegetable Blend plus Moringa (2-4 teaspoons per day) to maintain a stable alkalinity near 7.35 pH and to maintain more balanced sugar levels (fewer food cravings due to the profound nourishment)

G. Improve Pancreatic Function to Regulate Sugar and Increase Digestive Enzyme Production

Take Blood Sugar Balance with meals (especially if sugar was consumed) and just before bed to support pancreatic digestive enzyme production and to help stabilize insulin/sugar levels.

Many blessings of health & success,
Enjoy these remarkable gifts from Nature!

 

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Michael King

Michael King is a Life Enrichment Consultant, a natural intuitive, a researcher of Nature's most powerful healing resources the world over, the author of "Detoxify, Nourish & Build - Three Essentials for Vibrant Health" and the Vital Health News Updates - a periodic newsletter documenting the most life-building natural resources on the planet. Michael is also an advocate of sustainable gardening, environmental responsibility, and an architect of ways to increase global food production.



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