Poor digestion, especially as we age (but also for all ages), after eating cooked food is often due to insufficient Digestive Enzyme
s. Cooking food destroys these valuable enzymes that act as a trigger to break down food so that it can be assimilated. A young healthy body can usually produce enough enzymes to make up for the lack in cooked food (However gastric distress of babies fed either pasteurized milk or formula is extremely common). Please see the fascinating article on the importance of digestive enzymes.
If you experience difficulty in digesting protein, e.g you get discomfort/gas/bloating after a protein meal, then Multi-Enzyme Protect
capsules (see also Mature Green Papaya
) are appropriate as these are protein digestive enzymes.
The other factor involved in assimilation of food are beneficial bacteria. We recommend Primebiotic
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. There are various methods of removing this, see also Green Clay
, and Multi-Enzyme Protect
which will help to remove this hardened layer over time.