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Monday, July 8, 2013
Repair Your Digestive System
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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;
New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
2. Cinnamon Twig (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae). If you are not a fan of ginger you can use cinnamon instead, Cinnamon can be put into your tea, coffee, or on your breakfast cereal in the morning. According to Oriental medicine cinnamon releases the exterior to ward off colds and flu. PLEASE no cinnamon sugar that would create more dampness in your body and lower you immune response.
3. Garlic (allium sativum). We can not forget our old friend garlic. Garlic as you know has been used for centuries to ward out colds, flu, and infection. Start using fresh crushed garlic on your food or in soup, either way you have a powerful food to ward off colds, flu, and infection.
4. Nasty Tea. Nasty Tea is a simple recipe which can be taken as a soup or a tea. It is a classical Chinese herbal formula called Scallion & Soybean Decoction (cong chi tang) which comes from the classic text, Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One’s Sleeve. Add fresh ginger not dried and scallions to cooked miso soup. Drink 3 cups per day, be prepared to sweat. If you want to drink this as a tea, thus the name nasty tea, add honey to kill the taste.
5. Angrographis (Andrographis paniculata). Important new research has confirmed a host of pharmacological benefits for this herb, including potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects. In addition, scientists have discovered that Andrographis paniculata helps boost the immune system, protects against cancer, prevents blood clots and maintains efficient digestive functioning.It has been valued for centuries by herbalists as a treatment for upper respiratory infections, fever, sore throat and herpes.