Posts Tagged With: digestion

Optimizing your Digestion

One of the key factors in optimal health is mastering digestion of the foods we put into our bodies.  A few things to note are that as we age our HCL (hydro chloric acid) levels in the stomach weaken. Most people have weak acid levels in the stomach.  If we are partially digesting our food this can cause fermentation in the stomach leading to gas, bloating, weight gain and ultimately more serious degenerative conditions.

Another key role in digestion is a healthy “gut” which means that the ratio to healthy bacteria and unhealthy bacteria is 2:1. When the healthy bacteria is flourishing our immune system is strong and healthy. This creates a healthy and happy brain as the gut and the brain are very connected.

Enzymes also play a key role in the digestion of our foods.  Enzymes are, as Dr. Edward Howell once said, “the spark of life.”  When you see someone whom is rich in enzymes you will see that they are light and bright.  There aura or the energy field around there body is strong, healthy and pure, they heal quickly and have an abundance of energy.

Last but certainly not least our thoughts and the way we relate to our food plays a role in digestion.  This is the most important and if you have any healing to do in your relation to food EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique or  what is also known as “tapping” can also assist in clearing a less than optimal relation with your food. You can easily google or research that subject for more info.

Here are some simple KEYS to increasing your HCL levels, Strengthening the friendly bacteria in your “gut”,  and enriching your body with enzymes.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw Organic Fermented)- A small dose of this taken before meals will increase the HCL levels in the stomach to assist your body to break down food in the small intestine.

2. Green Smoothies- A smoothie made of half a blender full of organic greens and a small portion of fruit will increase HCL levels in the stomach.

3. If these approaches do not work for you you can also buy HCL derived from beets from Premiere Research Labs.

4. Building the friendly bacteria in your stomach comes with letting go of antibiotics and introducing cultured vegetables to your diet. Cultured vegetables are very important to ensure healthy digestion!  Making your own cultured veggies is fun and cost effective.

5. You can also buy a high quality liquid probiotic to assist the body.  Remember that fermented food is the best way to get your probiotics.

6. Coconut Kefir water is a wonderful fizzy beverage that can be sipped on to heal the stomach. If someone has a history of antibiotics you can be sure the body requires lots of probiotic therapy.

7. Enzymes are available in all raw living foods. So any vegetable or fruit that is left in its natural state is rich in enzymes. If you choose to eat cooked food remember that there are enzymes you can purchase to assist in digesting denatured food. If you go to the Products page on my site you can find high quality enzymes.

These are a few tips that I trust will assist you in your journey to a happy, healthy life! Cheers:)

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The Healing Benefits of a Lemon Ginger Blast

We are so fortunate to have so many tools of healing our bodies right in our very communities at a low cost.  My comparison is too the epic proportions of individuals relying on the drug companies to take care of us.  There are many things we can do as a whole to become self sufficient and self reliant. My part in this whole is to share what has worked for me. Below is a recipe that I would love to share with you today in the hopes that you might take your next step to true health. 

Note: My sincere hope is that you will seek out fresh, organic produce from a local farmer when possible because the benefits will be superior for your body and the global healing/transformation.  With all my compassion for this world, Dodhisattva

 

Lemon Ginger Blast (Inspired by Lou Corona)

Beginner Version

2 Organic Lemons (leave peels on if Organic)

2 Organic Apples

1 Large or 2 Medium Organic Cucumbers, sometimes I get the persian cucumbers that are smaller from my local market that fit right through the juicer!

1 inch of Organic Ginger Root

1 pinch of Cayenne Pepper

 

This drink will wash the system. It will help to clean the blood, improve circulation, digestion and skin tone and is a super anti-oxidant.  I recommend this as your morning tonic.  The ADVANCED version would include any one or all of these greens: 

A handful of Organic Dandelion Greens -cleans the blood, immunity, strengthens liver and kidneys.

A handful of Organic Carrot Tops (the green leaves)-strengthen’s kidneys

A handful of Organic Parsley- benefits kidneys, anemia, digestion, hormone balance

 

If you are new to juicing I would be happy  to let you know what  juice machine works the best. I have used a variety of them through the years. Please leave me a comment.

Health is Wealth!

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