Why Your Digestion May be Suffering

natural-ways-to-combat-digestion-problemsHave you ever experienced any digestive disorder before? It is not uncommon. There are a growing number of people  that have experienced problems with digestion.

Have you ever walked into a groery store and now a new section of gluten free products have appeared? In fact one cardiologist by the name of William Davis wrote a book entitled Wheat Belly. He discovered  that the foods that caused his blood sugar to raise the most contained …..you  guessed it WHEAT NOT sugar.

Through Dr. Davis’ own  experience with wheat he lost the excess weight he had and was no longer  diabetic. He also had patients that followed wheat –free diet and lowered their  blood sugars and dropped 25-30 lbs. He also found that the patients who had
gone on this wheat free diet found relief from arthritis, asthma, acid reflux,  irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis. 

As Dr. Davis writes in his  book. The wheat that was grown years ago does not resemble the wheat that is  grown today. 

             Other Reasons Your Digestion may be Suffering

Dr. Richard Brouse, also states that there are a number of factors that have increased gluten sensitivity in a large number of people.

          GMO (genetically Modified) foods

          Gluten deamination(product of acid or enzymatic treatment
of gluten used in the food-process industry

          Gluten storage in bins for long period of time, leading to
enterotoxin contamination

          Hygiene hypothesis

          Leaky gut syndrome

          Chronic stress- breakdown of immune tolerance

          Poor nutrition

          Enzyme deficiency

          Gluten cross reactions between antigen


If you think you may be  having with wheat or any other gluten containing grains such as rye, barley and  even some corn…see if that makes a difference. You may also want to have a GI panel done. This is a non- invasive screen of the gastrointestinal attract and
its function. It includes 15-22 individual test to determine the health of your

What is the Correlation between Auto Immune Diesease and Your Immune Health?

There are probably more  correlation than we realize. The health of our digestive /elimination tract is  the largest protective border of our body.

Imagine 200 sq. meters of surface  teaming 100 trillion mold, fungus, yeast and single celled microbes of all  kinds interacting with our food our mucous membranes, our immune system and  nervous systems.

It is mind boggling. Yet this circus” is being managed by a  central intelligence computer (your body’s white blood cells) If this computer  becomes overloaded it will underestimate our immunoglobulin or interferon needs  and we get infections or it can overestimate our immune needs and we develop  autoimmunity which is a self-destruct” signal. Keeping a healthy and balances  immune system is a life time battle. It is like paddling a canoe in the middle  of a chemical and microbial current-too slow paddling takes us down stream: too
much extra paddling causes us to use up our reserves and we burn out.


How Healthy Bacteria Can Affect Your Digestion

Dietary Bacteria has been relied on for thousands of years. Many cultures use
Miso, sauerkraut, cheeses, meats , fish and yogurt that rely upon friendly
bacteria to protect against dangerous bacteria that damages foods and poisons

When you are born we are inoculated during the birth process with our first breath we are inoculated  during the birth process when we breathe our first breath it brings billions
Doerlein’s Bacillius into our throats, sinuses, and bowel where they live an  thrive until antibiotics, chlorinated drinking water or food additives kill  them and the battle begins. Only by re-inoculating our GI tract with a  probiotic like Shaklee Optiflora we hope to protect this line of defense   against the unhealthy organisms that threaten us on a daily basis.


There are two parts to the Optiflora  system. One is the prebiotic. This is a pleasant flavored powder that is  FOS. This is the food that feeds the friendly bacteria in the 2nd part of the  system called Probiotic. It is a tiny B-B that is triple encapsulated with
millions of friendly bacteria. These friendly bacteria multiply when fed the
FOS prebiotic. See why most freindly bacteria products fail the test here


What role does digestive enzymes play in adding the digestive role? And what sort of  Enzyme supplements does one need?

The answer lies in what kinds of food are you having trouble  digesting. Carbohydrates requires an enzyme call amylase that is very effective  for breaking down lactose in milk, starch in vegetables and beans.  Shaklee’s  EZ Gest is an all- vegetable enzyme that works well for this class of foods. I you have problems digesting protein you may be low in hydrochloric  acid or a pancreatic enzyme.

Dr. Richard Brouse  recommends a product like Wobenzym N. If fatty foods give you problems  you may need bile salts which are found in a product called Bile Gest

How a Liver Gall Bladder Cleanse Improves Digestion

Another aid for digestions is to do a Liver Gall Bladder Cleanse. Directions for doing this cleanse is on this blog post “Cleansing  the liver of gallstones dramatically improves digestion, which is the basis of your whole health. You can expect your allergies to disappear, too, more with each cleanse you do! Incredibly, it also eliminates shoulder, upper arm, and upper back pain. You have more energy and increased sense of well being.

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About the Author

Caroline Heinemann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College in Seward Nebraska. She has coordinated a variety of educational programs in her local community and conducts regional business training events and teleconference training calls. She become personally interested in health when she experienced some personal health issues and found that alternative medicine has been the key to her health. She shares tips on staying healthy. She is a former and teacher and has owned her own health education business for the past 30 years

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