Have you recently experienced any of the following symptoms - chapped skin, suffering from pimples or dull skin, poor appetite, fatigue, stiff shoulders or headache, constipation, foul breath, bloating?
These symptoms possibly come from deteriorated intestinal conditions and could be the warning signal for failing health. If our digestion is not working properly it affects our overall health and well being. The first problem we have to resolve in maintaining and restoring health is the problem of poor digestion.
The intestine is a very important organ, as it digests our food and provides absorption of nourishment. Nutrients absorbed in the intestine turn into energy for cellular activity. Should intestinal conditions deteriorate because of imbalanced intestinal microbial flora, detrimental substances could be produced by harmful intestinal micro organisms. These substances are absorbed and cause the symptoms mentioned above, which can lead to worse health conditions.
Energy & Digestion
Everyone wants more energy. Digestion is the most energy consuming function of the body. It takes more energy than running, swimming, or bike riding. We must have sufficient amounts of energy available if we are to eliminate the toxins from the body.
Lack of energy is the contributing factor of people dying at age 50 and overweight. Death means the body no longer has the energy to deal with its situation. The body expends a tremendous amount of energy forcing food out of the stomach into the intestine where it has to travel some 30 feet. Can you imagine the energy needed to force all that rotting food out of the body. Food may take up to 8 hours to get out of the stomach and up to 20 to 40 hours to get through the intestines. And people wonder why they are tired after a meal!
As Hypocrites famously said, "Let food be your medicine and medicines your food". If we optimise the total integrity and functioning of our bodies, then disease cannot survive the maximized, healing power of your harmonious and invigorated system. Food medicines are the most powerful, natural way of building health on a firm foundation and are the most natural way to improve our digestion.
The Most Effective Natural Supplements for The Digestion
A good nutritional programme is essential - please see our Dietary Guidelines page. We particularly recommend the addition of Plant Sterols and Sterolins
to the diet.
With the exception of Digestive Enzymes
, all of the natural remedies we recommend for the digestion are contained within the Core Regime
- a proven nutritional programme that improves health naturally. By addressing overall health in a holistic manner.
promotes the healthy environment in the intestinal tract that is at the base of all good health. Contains the highest quality, nutrient dense, green superfoods, pre-digested with 13 synergistic live bacteria. Multi strains of bacteria are far more potent than merely supplementing with one or two strains of bacteria. The potent mixture of superfoods, cereal grasses, micro-algae and kelp, provide many health benefits. Cereal grasses are high in chlorophyll, vitamins, protein, minerals, and unique digestive enzymes. Micro-algae contain significant amounts of lipid, protein, chlorophyll, carotenoid, vitamins, minerals and unique pigments and Kelp provides all the nutrients from the ocean - nature's most complete nutrient 'store', exposing these wonderful ingredients to the probiotic process enhances their inherent ability to promote the growth and reproduction of friendly bacteria.
Powdered Barley Grass Juice
has potent nutrition and health restorative benefits. It is a nutritious, alkaline powder made from young barley grass juice which contains perhaps the most balanced nutrient profile of all green plants with a natural balance and abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, proteins, active enzymes, and chlorophyll, it is an exceptional superfood.
Daily consumption of powdered barley grass juice will help provide your body with essential nutrients that promote health and vitality. After taking powdered barley grass juice daily for as little as one week, many people report an increase in energy, better looking hair, skin, and nails, and increased regularity – all signs of good nutrition. An excellent natural supplement to improve bowel health and digestion.
If you eat cooked food Digestive Enzymes
are definitely required to help maintain health. Digestive enzymes are present in raw food, but destroyed by cooking, in order to digest and absorb food, the body has to work hard. Typically by the time we reach our 40’s our internal glands and organs are beginning to fail to produce enough enzymes. Simply put, this results in poor health or outright disease. To help reverse these diseases and move towards optimum health we need to supplement with digestive enzymes. The only other way to protect ourselves is to eat a 90 to 100% raw diet (see Dietary Guidelines)
Symptoms of mineral and vitamin deficiencies occur relatively quickly. They are recognised to cause specific illness. Enzyme deficiencies, outside of genetic or birth defects, take longer periods to be noticed and have only begun to be recognised in some circles of the medical community. What, then, are typical signs and symptoms of the more common enzyme deficiencies?
• If you have problems digesting carbohydrates, you may experience airborne sourced allergies, diarrhoea, fibromyalgia or attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD).
• If you cannot digest fats, you may experience constipation, gallbladder problems, heart disease or hormone imbalances.
• If you cannot adequately digest protein, you may experience constipation, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, anxiety or panic attacks, premenstrual syndrome or immune system disorders.
• If you are unable to break down plant fibre, you may experience constipation, eczema or other skin-related problems, recurrent yeast/fungal infestations or excessive weight gain.
The above conditions are also the result of diets high in those foods associated with the enzyme deficiency. In fact, the foods one craves are those that create dietary stress due to one's inability to digest them completely. They are also the foods one has either allergies or hypersensitivities towards because of the failure to be able to digest them, i.e., because of the deficiency of that particular enzyme.
can justly be described as an essential supplement. A more balanced and fundamental approach than oxygen therapy, and in almost all cases an essential part of a regenerative programme. A Superior Method of Oxygen Therapy that has many years of successful clinical use behind it. Due to its specific enzymes it compliments a full spectrum of natural vitamins and minerals formulation such as Primebiotic
There may be a degree of auto-immune disorder involved in digestive problems, so we also recommend that you read the article Factors Involved In Auto-Immune Disorders And Effective, Natural Treatment Protocols. The remedies recommended in the article overlap with those discussed in the core regime so you can select remedies to suit your individual requirements.
For information on Hypochlorydria (Low stomach acid) please click here.