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Monday, July 8, 2013

Top Ten Ways To Clear and Strengthen Your Digestive System


Repair Your Digestive System

  1. 1. Eliminate foods that are possible allergens which may have a negative impact on the digestive system.  For example, reduce gluten, highly processed foods, foods that contain perseverates and additives, dairy and certain seeds and nuts.  (see the anti-inflammatory diet)

  1. Stop taking over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and antacids.  These two drugs are contributing factions to the many symptoms associated with poor digestion.  If you are taking over the counter pain medications use fish oil and turmeric instead - they both have natural anti-inflammatory properties without side-effects.

  1. Add food into your diet that can help manage pathogens such as parasites and fungus.  Herbs such as Ginger, garlic, fennel, thyme, and oregano all contain anti-parasite and anti-fungal properties.  If you have acid reflux makes sure you’re tested for H.pylori.  H-pylori is a bacterial that is responsible for the majority of the symptoms associated with acid reflux.
    Garlic

  1. Enhance your digestive system with digestive enzymes.  We need enzymes such as lipase, protease, and lactase to facilitate the digestion of fats, protein and sugar.  You can purchase a digestive enzyme supplement from the health food store which can be taken at every meal.  If you want to go the herbal route try Sweetish Bitters. Sweetish Bitters is a time tested herbal remedy which contains the herb gentian root, it is commonly used before and after meals to reduce gas and bloating.

  1. Begin Taking Probiotics (acidophilus).  Acidophilus supplies your body with good bacteria to fight off the bad bacteria.  Numerous studies have shown that daily supplementation with acidophilus will enhance the immune response not just for colds and flu but also for allergies and digestive disorders.  We need good bacteria to digest our food.  Always take acidophilus away from food – trust me.

  1. Green Tea has been shown to help facilitate the growth of friendly bacterial and prevent tooth decay.  Have a cup or two per day of this powerful antioxidant.

7.    Arabinogalactan acts as a food supply for friendly bacteria, the term used to describe this action is "prebiotic".   Specifically, this fiber acts to increase good bacteria like bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, while decreasing bad bacteria. Since these friendly bacteria are critically important for the health of our digestive  nutrient formation and absorption.


8.    L-Glutamine facilitates new growth of the intestinal cells to support the healing process of the G.I. tract. Glutamine plays a key role in the metabolism, structure & function of the entire gastrointestinal tract. It is the primary energy source for the cells that line your intestines & is essential to keeping them healthy

9.    EPA – DHA (fish oil) is needed to help reduce the inflammation associated with most digestive symptoms.  It is your foundational nutrimental support to help rebuild and repair the digestive system. 

10. Lactoferrin is an integral part of the immune system which can be found in whey protein it is used to treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, a major cause of upper gastrointestinal disorders. Lactoferrin has previously been found to be effective at inhibiting the growth of harmful microorganisms and reducing the side effects of antibiotics.


To Your Health;
Professor Drew
New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition


Friday, September 21, 2012

Inflammation:

The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies


Inflammation: The Slient Killer

What do obesity, heart disease, cancer, and asthma have in common? Inflammation is a link to these and a host of other chronic illnesses. When we think of Inflammation, most of us think of a bump or a bruise, not a chronic illness like asthma or obesity. In-flammation is a transitory response in the body; when that response becomes chronic, the body begins to attack itself – leading to many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Drew DiVittorio, a nutritional consultant and health coach trained in Oriental Medicine and Nutrition, and board certified in Traditional Chinese Herbology, brings a wealth of experience and insight to this class which will look at the theory behind In-flammation and how chronic inflammation impacts your health. There will be coverage of the many natural ways to reduce and treat inflammation with a focus on anti-inflammatory diets, herbs, foods, supplements and exercises that reduce inflammation.

Tuesday October 9th -23rd
6 - 8 pm
$150
BY PHONE 212-650-7312

IN PERSON Shepard Hall, Room 2
Convent Avenue and 140th Street