7 Key Practices to Achieve Digestive Health

Your digestive health has a direct connection to your body’s health. Did you know that the kinds of food you consume affect your entire quality of life? Let’s learn how you can improve your digestive health.

Your digestive tract is a mysterious long tube, which contains more solutions for your health than most people could ever imagine.

Unfortunately, most people feed their taste buds before thinking about how it affects their entire body.

I know you will agree that most of us have received our nutritional education from the media, which influences us with delicious tastes designed to meet every craving and convenience. It is not surprising that we’d forget the direct correlation between the quality of our food and the nature of our digestive health.

While it seems like a simple solution on the surface, the digestion process is much deeper than you might think. That 36-foot tube which makes up your digestive tract is responsible for delivering all components of what you eat into your body.

So your digestive tube needs to be in excellent condition to deliver needed nutrients to their critical absorption points.

I’ve put together 7 key steps to improve your digestive health:

        1. Choose high quality, fresh organic foods.   I have observed incredible changes when people go from boxed and processed foods to fresh, organic foods. Incorporate a healthy mix of raw and cooked foods.   Raw foods have their own enzymes which are especially important when your body is healing and may be low on enzymes in general.Follow the 80/20 rule and have 80% of your plate full of healing vegetables.
        2. Chew thoroughly.  Digestion of carbohydrates (starches, sugars) starts in your mouth with enzymes and your saliva.  Your enzymes not only help break down your food, they also attack bacteria. Most people don’t chew thoroughly, which makes digestion of food much harder when it reaches your stomach. Chewing is step one of proper digestion.
        3. Understand the importance of stomach acid (HCl), which is step two of good digestion. It is important to understand that it is your stomach’s job to temporarily hold food and begin to break it down. Stomach acid is important in this process of digestion.   While acid   does not actually digest your food, it triggers the enzyme pepsin to break down those critical proteins. Your stomach acid also destroys pathogenic bacteria and parasites, which are eggs and larvae.Aging, poor diet and lifestyle habits can cause an acidic condition in your body. If your diet is too acidic, your stomach thinks it doesn’t need to secrete stomach acid.Not enough stomach acid means you cannot digest protein properly. If your food stagnates and ferments (the wrong kind of fermentation)  it may cause discomfort.Heartburn, gas and bloating result from too little HCl; not too much. If you have these symptoms, you could be missing HCl or digestive enzymes. We have HCl and enzyme supplements to help your stomach complete its job of digesting.
        4. Pay attention to digestive enzymes.  Your food moves from your stomach to your small intestine, where 90% of nutrients are absorbed.Your pancreas produces digestive enzymes so that you can digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Your pancreas relies on your gallbladder and liver for the bile necessary for the digestive process to take effect.
        5. You can incorporate prebiotics and probiotics – Your intestines (small and large) are the home of your inner ecosystem, where the friendly micro flora (bacteria and yeast) live. The micro flora helps you digest and assimilate foods and keep your immunity system working at 100%.Most people’s inner ecosystems are imbalanced, which can lead to poor digestion, an abundance of pathogenic bacteria and yeast (such as candida) and poor health. Probiotic-rich fermented foods and drinks add healthy micro flora to your intestines.A good example is probiotic-rich fermented foods, including cultured vegetables and probiotic liquids has been critical to transforming people’s health.
        6. Hydrating is very important.  I’ve observed that many people who first come into my Colon Hydro Therapy Clinic drink a lot of soda and coffee. Some clients even start their day with these acid-producing beverages.  Changing this habit can really bring about positive changes in your digestive health.Soda and coffee dehydrate your body, which can also drain your energy. Drinking filtered water, organic herbal teas and probiotic liquids provide energy and hydration.Ayurveda and Chinese medicine both say that cold drinks slow your “digestive fire” or your “chi” (energy). Since life and healing require energy, focus on room temperature water and beverages or warm tea.
        7. Cleanse and Detoxify. Your Body Ecology program goes a long way to helping your body cleanses and detoxifies. At Clear Way Health, we provide a variety of additional detoxification services, one important service being colon hydrotherapy.Pay attention to your stool or bowel movements.  They should occur at least once per day and ideally after each meal. If you are not eliminating frequently enough, toxins will be accumulating in your colon and throughout your entire body, and they will drift down to each individual cell. Your entire body will look and feel toxic!Cleanse your colon.   Everyone could use a colon cleanse. Colon hydrotherapy (or colonics) is an ideal choice, as purified water is used to hydrate your colon, cleansing softens up hardened fecal matter and sweeps toxins gently out of your system. This actually allows your whole body to detoxify. Releasing toxins from your colon allows your liver to release more toxins, and maybe all of the cells in your body also.

Please contact Clear Way Health Colon Therapy Clinic for more information.

Phone: 310-391-2017  Call to reserve an appointment.

 These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, nor is this information designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any diseases.  Please seek medical attention from a licensed doctor if you are having medical problems.