– Fix It!
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Quercitin
– Try This for Allergies and Inflammation
From gas and bloating to acid reflux if you have it,
you want to get rid of it. But dont fall for something that
just gets rid of the symptoms, look to address the underlying cause.
is the result of insufficient enzymes and/or insufficient stomach
acid. The most common remedy is some sort of acid blocker that makes
proper digestion impossible. Antacids and acid blockers perpetuate
the problems of indigestion. They neutralize or block stomach acid,
preventing the stomach from digesting food. A vicious cycle is then
set up since more acid is needed to digest the food; so, more acid
is then produced in the stomach, then more antacid is needed, then
the stomach produces more acid, etc.
is important. If you are wanting to be healthier, commit to fixing
your digestion so that you do not need acid blockers. Many of the
symptoms of indigestion will disappear when digestive enzymes are
supplemented especially those with betaine HCL, a mild form
of hydrochloric acid (similar to what your stomach naturally produces.)
keep you from getting indigestion, then your indigestion was an
enzyme deficiency. Levels of enzymes available to digest food decline
with age. Supplementing with trace minerals can help increase enzyme
levels, but supplementing with enzymes is necessary if you are eating
cooked and processed food. Raw food contains lots of enzymes. Cooking
and processing food destroys enzymes.
Most acid indigestion
is actually caused by not enough stomach acid. Again, this can be
a problem of age. Supplementing with enzymes containing betaine
HCL will be helpful as will raw apple cider vinegar.
will also bring on indigestion. The two big offenders are dairy
and white flour. Blood types also influence this types A
and AB do not produce as much stomach acid as the other types and
will need to supplement with betaine HCL when eating meat. Look
at your blood type diet to see if you are eating foods you should
can be caused by a damaged stomach lining. Inflammation of the stomach
lining is generally caused and/or aggravated by poor eating habits
such as eating the wrong types of food, eating too fast, drinking
too much liquid with meals, eating when upset or anxious, and/or
eating too much. Chronic inflammation of the stomach lining can
lead to h. Pylori and even ulcers.
You can repair
the stomach lining by taking supplements like aloe vera, slippery
elm, and deglycerrhized licorice. It may also be helpful to take
something to eliminate bacteria or parasites that are compromising
the stomach lining. There are many good supplements on the market.
I recommend one called Gastro Health.
your health is directly tied to what you eat and how you digest
it. Dont assume that whatever you put into your mouth is going
to be digested and nourish you if your digestive system is not working
well. You are what you eat, assimilate and do not eliminate.
February 5, 2013
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2013 Margaret
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