In this day and age of eating cooked and fast foods, digestive support is basic for overall health and wellness. Without good digestion you are not going to be absorbing nutrients from the foods you are eating. And you can accelerate the aging process by NOT supporting your digestive process. There are two main areas to support.
The first is the friendly bacteria in your intestinal tract. A healthy flourishing colony of friendly bacteria may comprise as much as 70%, or so I hear, of the immune system response in your body. That is a lot.
Your intestinal flora completes the breakdown of food, keeps unhealthy bacteria and yeast in check, and creates the optimal environment in your intestinal tract. Unfortunately, there are many things that kill friendly bacteria. Chlorinated water, non-organic animal and dairy products which all have pesticide and antibiotic residue, antibiotics and many other drugs including birth control pills, kill your friendly bacteria.
Candida overgrowth, from a yeast in the intestinal tract that overgrows when your friendly bacteria have been killed off, is rampant. If you suffer from fatigue, foggy headedness, sinus infections, oral thrush, vaginal infections, rashes, toenail fungus, poor digestion, acid reflux, or a host of other strange symptoms, you most likely have candida overgrowth. Read more about this at www.CandidaYeastInfection.com
The second area of digestive support are enzymes. Read the full story here.
The short version is that cooking and processing food kills the enzymes naturally in the food that normally would be breaking down that food in the upper stomach when you eat it raw. (Irradiated fruits and vegetables, which is what you get more and more of in the supermarket, destroys the enzymes so the food doesn’t break down, and lasts longer on the shelves.)
This results in there being no enzymes to break down the food in the upper stomach. When the food reaches the lower stomach, your pancreas has to produce extra enzymes, on top of what it normally produces, in order to try and break down the food as much as it needs to be. The overworked pancreas starts to run out of juice as we age and fails to produce adequate amounts of metabolic enzymes. As these enzymes are used for every reaction in the body, this lack accelerates the aging process. In fact, there is a strong connection between low metabolic enzyme levels and ill health conditions of all types.
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