Your Digestion System is so important that it technically known as the enteric nervous system, the second brain. It consists of sheaths of neurons embedded in the walls of the long tube of our gut, or alimentary canal, which measures about nine meters end to end from the esophagus to the anus. The second brain contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system. Much of this neural firepower comes to digest, breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, and expelling of waste requires chemical processing, mechanical mixing and rhythmic muscle contractions that move everything on down the line. It influence our mood and well-being.
Good Food for your Digestion.
- Vinegar Soaked Egg
Take fresh eggs, wash clean, and add rice vinegar soaked in a day in a small jar for 24 hour. Next day, poke & remove the eggshell, dissolve in vinegar solution, wait for another 24 hour Take a 1/5 liquid mixed with a cup of hot water, stirring with brown sugar or molasses for taste. Drink as first thing in the morning. Within a week, you will feel the difference on your digestion and energy. The vinegar can help digestion, kill bad germs, and egg can give nutrition for surface of GI track. Long-term use vinegar, egg, make the skin smooth and delicate, wipe the face of all the spots.
- Take a high-quality omega-3 fat can heal the gut. Like krill oil, Fermented cod liver oil (vitamin A with cofactors plus omega 3s), sardines (and other fish high in omega 3s), coconut oil (which contains very high levels of MCTs) and butter (which contains butyric acid)
- Probiotics: A blend of bifidobacteria will give your body healthy bacteria which can help reduce the presence of yeast.My favorite are: insync Natural Probiotic Supplement or Align http://www.amazon.com/Align-Probiotic-Supplement-42-count/dp/B0031RGL66/
- Bone Broth
Bone broth is used as the foundation of the GAPs diet, which is based on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) principles developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
It is designed to heal leaky gut. If your gut is leaky or permeable, partially undigested food, toxins, viruses, yeast, and bacteria have the opportunity to pass through your intestine and access your bloodstream; this is known as leaky gut. Leaky gut is the root of many allergies and autoimmune disorders, for example. When combined with toxic overload, you have a perfect storm that can lead to neurological disorders like autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities. Bone broth contains a variety of valuable nutrients of which many Americans are lacking, in a form your body can easily absorb and use.
This includes gelatin. The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion. In addition, bone broth contains: Calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals, Components of collagen and cartilage, The "conditionally essential" anti-inflammatory amino acids proline, glycine, and glutamine.
5. Fermented Vegetables
Like sauerkraut and kimchi, fermented foods are potent chelators (detoxifiers) and contain much higher levels of beneficial bacteria than even probiotic supplements, making them ideal for optimizing your gut flora. Fermented veggies also contain high levels of antioxidants and fiber for optimal digestive health.
If you ferment your own vegetables, consider using a special starter culture that has been optimized with bacterial strains that produce high levels of vitamin K2. This is an inexpensive way to optimize your K2 levels, which are also crucial for good health.
6. Kefir and Coconut Kefir
Kefir (fermented milk) and coconut kefir (fermented coconut water) are two more options to add more fermented foods to your diet. Both are rich in probiotics and enzymes to promote healthy bacterial balance that is necessary for proper gut health.
Kefir is easy to make at home using organic, raw, grass-fed milk, or coconut water, and will contain far more probiotics than you can get in supplement form. In addition to beneficial probiotics, traditionally fermented kefir also contains: Minerals, such as magnesium, Essential amino acids (such as tryptophan, which is well-known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system), Vitamins B1, B2, and biotin (B7), Vitamin K, Phosphorus
7. Red Cabbage
Red cabbage is rich in the amino acid L-glutamine, which is known to help heal the soft tissue lining your intestines. It’s especially helpful for people with leaky gut, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. You can eat red cabbage steamed, juiced, or, perhaps best of all, fermented, which will add an abundance of gut-healthy enzymes and beneficial bacteria into the mix as well.
In addition to supporting healthy digestion, soluble fibers such as psyllium are prebiotics that help nourish beneficial bacteria. These beneficial bacteria in turn assist with digestion and absorption of your food, and play a significant role in your immune function. I always take psyllium together with cinnamon powder and molasses to get better result. Drink plenty of water afterwards.
9. Chia Seeds
Chia seeds contain about 10 grams of fiber in just two tablespoons, and they’re rich in anti-inflammatory phytochemicals for soothing gastrointestinal distress. One of chia seeds’ greatest qualities is how easy they are to use. They have a mild flavor that makes them adaptable to a variety of recipes, and they’re gluten-free, which is perfect for those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or who are simply trying to avoid gluten. Chia seeds can be added to virtually any dish, from raw yogurt to applesauce to smoothies.
Keep in mind that chia seeds take on a gelatinous texture after they mix with a liquid, so if you prefer a crunch, sprinkle them on just before eating.
8 bad enemy for Gut and some sample solution
- Food preservative McDonad food still looks fresh after 14 years. Preservative prevent bacteria to break down the food. It is hard for tummy to digest. if body can not absolve it, it will store them as fat or go through to bathroom
- Bad Gut bacteria
Most people find them start to gain weight after surgery or infection, not only because the trama they went through, another major reason is overuse of antibiotics massed up their gut’s flora. Candida which cause yeast and fungi infection majorly feed by sugar start to overtake your body instead healthy probiotics. It cause yeast infection, bloating, create craving food they need – sugar or corn syrup http://ablessingacupuncture.com/Thousand-oaks-acupuncture-candida-support.html
Solution: Probiotics -- A blend of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria will give your body healthy bacteria which can help reduce the presence of yeast. My favorite are: insync Natural Probiotic Supplement or Align
- over-eating, So many times “Just eat one more bit, then we finish the whole thing”
Holiday is coming, so keep in mind to set limit the desert and sweet in your plate.
- Slow metabolism: When our body tempreture is low, the enzymn is not function right and not digest and absorb nurturtion. In turn, body store the undigested food into fat. Cinnamon and tummeric and peak exercise can increase blood circulation, fire it up for your tommy – reduct body fat.
- Antibiotics, unless absolutely necessary (and when you do, make sure to reseed your gut with fermented foods and/or a probiotic supplement)
- Antibacterial soap,
- Agricultural chemicals, glyphosate (Roundup) in particular
- Chlorinated and/or fluoridated water: Whole house and under sink filter