By: Roy Williams
It is that time of year again, when we seem driven to overeat. So many celebrations, so much good food, and too much temptation. Add that to the changes in the types of foods we eat and it could make for a very unhappy digestive system, which may result in acid reflux, indigestion, gas, bloating, belching, constipation, and/or diarrhea.
With a society that already has many digestive issues such as colitis, ulcers, IBS, IBSC, polyps, Crohn’s and even colorectal cancer, maybe its time to make some simple but proven effective changes. All the medical profession and pharmaceutical industry seem to offer are drugs to treat the symptoms without addressing the actual issues.
My goal with this article is to help you get through the holidays without the frustration and embarrassment of an angry digestive system. By following a few simple instructions and taking some really powerful digestive support supplements, you could actually enjoy the food, family, and friends, which make this such a special time of year, without throwing your digestive system out of balance.
Let’s start with some common-sense tips for healthier eating habits. This method, which we have used for years, will actually allow you to enjoy your food more, prevent weight gain, and support your digestive health. It starts with a decision to eat slower. When we are confronted with so much tasty food, we have a tendency to eat too fast.
When we eat too fast, we will almost always eat too much. The reason is that it takes twenty minutes for your brain to receive the message that you have eaten, which can result in over eating. Put too much food in the stomach, and you are asking for an upset stomach, drowsiness, and indigestion.
What is the dominant reason we choose the foods we consume. For most people, it is taste. Most of us eat for taste, so allow me to ask a question. How do we taste our food? The taste buds are located on your tongue. Doesn’t it make sense to eat those wonderful tasting foods slower, chew them more completely, and enjoy the flavor longer?
Remember, digestion begins in the mouth. Chewing, breaks your food into smaller pieces so it is easier to extract the nutrients as it passes through the small and large intestines. While the food is in your mouth, your body produces saliva which also triggers your body to produce enzymes that are necessary to break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Eating slower will help you to eat less, enjoy the flavors more, and strengthen your digestive system.
To help prevent most digestive problems, we suggest taking at least one Super Enzyme capsule with your meal. Most of the foods we eat today are so highly processed and preserved that the naturally occurring enzymes in our foods have been destroyed, putting excess stress on your body. Taking one Super Enzyme capsule with your meal can reduce that stress giving you relief from many digestive issues such as IBS, indigestion, and acid reflux.
Finally, we must address the gut. The health of the American digestive system is attacked by things that destroy the natural microbes (good bacteria) that improve digestion, support the immune system, and protect against inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, ulcers, diverticulitis, and even colorectal cancer. The most common things that kill the good bacteria are chlorine, antibiotics, and other prescription and over the counter drugs.
Over the years we have tried many probiotics, which are the living microorganisms that can improve digestion. Some were pretty helpful and some not so much. Finally, we discovered one called PB-8, which has 14-billion live bacteria that has helped thousands improve their digestive health.
My wife and I take one Super Enzyme and one PB-8 with our first and last meal each day and it stopped the gas bloating, belching and burping. But even more impressive, hundreds of our customers report no longer having problems with IBS or IBS with constipation, remission of colitis, indigestion, acid reflux, and improvements of overall digestive health as verified by better medical reports.
It all boils down to supporting your digestive system, especially during the holidays. Eating slower and making a habit of chewing each bite more completely and to practice eating less especially during the holidays is powerful advice. Take the supplements suggested, and make this the best most enjoyable holidays ever, and may God bless all of you with abundant health. Take this article by Herbs & More in Athens or NHC Herb Shop in Killen, to receive a 15% discount off the products suggested or check out our website, www.nhcherbs.com, or call 256-757-0660.
Your friend in health,
Roy P. Williams