Friday, September 16, 2011

Key steps for your Digestive Health


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The digestive system is an intricate system that can be disrupted by disease, diet, and emotional stress.  Common digestive problems such as heartburn/GERD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cause millions of Americans to suffer daily and limit quality of life.  Digestive problems often result in symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Learning more about the digestive system may help with managing these problems.


Pay attention to your stool, bowel movements should occur at least once per day and ideally after each complete meal.  If you are not eliminating frequently enough, toxins will be accumulating in your colon and also throughout your entire body.   Your entire body will look and feel toxic, right down to each individual cell.  Ayurvedic 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.

Aging, poor diet and lifestyle habits can cause an acidic condition of the blood. If your blood is acidic, your stomach thinks it does not need to secrete stomach acid.  Not enough stomach acid means you can not digest properly.  The food stagnates and ferments (the wrong kind of fermentation), setting you up for illness.

Many people who need to heal their digestive tract drink a lot of soda and coffee.  Some even start their day with these acid-producing beverages and changing this habit can really bring about positive changes in your digestive health.  Soda and coffee dehydrate your body, which can also sap your energy.  Drinking filtered water, organic herbal teas and probiotic liquids provide energy and hydration.

 - Flora Fiber - Your digestive tract that mysterious 30-foot tube holds more solutions for your health than most of us could ever imagine.  Unfortunately, most of us feed our taste buds before thinking about how it affects our digestive health.  Make sure that your body gets all of the nutrients it needs to prevent a number of chronic health issues.  Digestive health can be achieved by eating fresh, organic foods, taking your time when you eat, and taking digestive enzymes such as Florafiber, to encourage healthy stomach acid levels during digestion.    Your digestion will improve significantly, and you will finally feel that zest for life once again.


A Good to know:

It takes the brain at least 20 minutes to recognize you are full.  Chew your food thoroughly, digestion of carbohydrates (starches, sugars) starts in your mouth with saliva and enzymes.  The enzymes not only help break down your food, they also attack bacteria.  Most people do not chew thoroughly, which makes digestion of food much harder when it reaches your stomach.  Chewing is stage one of proper digestion.  No matter how healthy you may think you are your digestive system needs to be cleansed.   Its important to use a 21 day Herbal cleanse three times a year for optimum health.



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Herbalife 21 Day Cleanse

Digestive issues can affect weight, energy, immunity and skin. Jump start healthy digestion with our enhanced 21-Day Herbal Cleansing program – which contains healthy antioxidants and herbs traditionally used to promote digestive balance:
  • Healthy antioxidants
  • Helps reduce damage of free radicals
  • Fruit fiber for roughage
A proprietary herbal blend including antioxidants and fiber, such as lemon, pectin and grapefruit bioflavonoids.*
Usage
Take two AM tablets as a dietary supplement with full glass of water at breakfast. Take one or more PM tablets with full glass of water at bedtime.
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