The body is a miraculous gift, it speaks to us all the time by giving us messages. When it comes to digestion we might ask ourselves the quality question…”Am I digesting powerfully?” “How does my digestion effect my results in life?”
When we are digesting powerfully we are often getting powerful results in life. If we are experiencing weak digestion this often reflects in a weak life experience. Everything is truly connected. Chewing completely and fully is one step in the direction of powerful digestion & a powerful life.
How can we love ourselves enough to heal the digestive issues that arise? First and foremost our awareness during meal time is of importance. It allows us to connect with our body at the cellular level and to know when we are truly satiated. The more self love we choose to embody the better off our physical body becomes. We begin to get in tune with why we are eating. Is it an emotional issue? Are we dehydrated? Or are we truly hungry? We begin to shed light on the subject and bring about solutions to our digestive challenges.
Here are some signals that digestion may be off:
- hair loss
- weight gain
- heart burn
These are just a few signals and with a few tips we can be well on our way to powerfully digesting our food.
First and foremost as we age our ability to create Hydrochloric Acid tends to dissipate. One way to really ensure our stomach is burning up the food we ingest is to make sure it is creating plenty of HCL. HCL is like a wood burning stove. If we keep the kindling slow, constant and steady we have a beautiful burning wood fire. The body appreciates this because the hcl will keep viruses, bacteria, fungi and mycotoxins at bay. When we eat the little critters that end up in our food be it from food handling or just from nature it is the HCL that assists the body to neutralize these bugs. Ways that we can increase our HCL naturally would be to:
- Eat only when truly hungry (make sure we are not just thirsty for water)
- Enjoy plenty of green smoothies (3/4 blender full of wild greens preferably and then a small amount of fruit)
- Enjoy a few teaspoons per day of Raw, Organic, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar.
- Supplement with True Betaine Hydrochloride (non gmo beet derived)
- Eat and enjoy living plant based foods as well as cultured foods
- Eat until 3/4 the way full giving plenty of room for digestive juices to work
Here are just a few tools we can use to optimize our digestive juices. We can literally turn back the clocks by supplementing with Betaine Hydrochloric Acid or HCL. It assists our bodies to utilize the nutrients we are consuming. It will also assist to balance out the friendly flora in the gut and keep a healthy bone metabolism in check. HCL is a powerful detoxifier. If we choose to supplement with HCL we would want to take it at the end of our meals.
Another powerful tool is to supplement with Plant Based Digestive Enzymes. Digestive enzymes are protein molecules with electricity running
through them! The more enzyme rich we are the more light that is flowing through us. These taken at the beginning of a meal will help out the pancreas and give us an advantage to powerfully digesting like we did in our early 20’s. When eating either cooked or raw food this digestive support is a good idea, especially if eating cooked.
One way to really see how much we are aging scientifically speaking is how many methyl groups we are losing in the cells. Typically we lose about 1800 methyl groups per day when eating cooked food, this is a great way to age quick and lose 1/3 of your life span. If we eat raw foods only we will lose about 1200 methyl groups per day. With Digestive enzymes and HCL we can actually lose less than 1200 methyl groups per day.
We want to eat our food in the most bio-available forms and powerfully digest our food. Our digestion begins when we smell or think about eating. Our enzymes activate in the saliva. When we begin to chew our food we pre-signaturize the food and prepare the body for assimilation. Chewing until we have a liquid in our mouth is a great way to properly digest.
Blending our food takes the leg work out of chewing and can be a great way to assimilate nutrients easily and effectively.
Human’s are light eaters. The more light we eat in the form of wild greens and plants the better off we are. Bitter greens especially assist the HCL production of the stomach. The more light we eat the more light we become.
The most important information on proper digestion is really the awareness we bring to the table. Distractions while eating keep us from fully being present to the experience. When we eat with true awareness and send gratitude and love to the food we can change its chemical structure creating an opportunity for healthier digestion. Food made with love and eaten with gratitude will ultimately assimilate much better than one that is made out of anger and resentment. Enjoy making a beautiful table setting to eat around and allow the experience to be beyond the taste buds. Enjoy the beauty of the dishware and maybe a special flower offering in the middle of the table. Enjoy a summer dinner outside listening to the gracefulness of nature.