Posted by Raw Revelations on Aug 22nd 2019

Digestive Healing

Your guide to solving digestive problems

By now, you have probably learned how important it is to chew your food properly, not eat when stressed, and choose organic, chemical free, whole-foods. This article is about taking it a step further to explore the solutions for when the basics just aren’t enough, or entirely possible. We feel knowing how to incorporate the right supplements and foods are key to a truly healthy digestive system. While most of these recommendations offer a wide benefit and cross over to support all areas of digestive health, we’ve compiled this list to give you our top pics when dealing with the most common digestive troubles.

Gas, Bloating, Loose Stools, Heartburn, Reflux

A sign of low stomach acid. This means the food is only being partially broken down which releases gas as the food ferments. With adequate stomach acid, gases do not develop and the food will move timely out of the stomach to undergo proper nutrient assimilation. Supplementing with HCL during meals is the most efficient way we have found to solve this problem.

HCL is Hydrochloric acid which a healthy stomach is supposed to produce in adequate quantities to breakdown food. The body needs HCL in order to breakdown protein, absorb minerals, and kill pathogens. Supplementing with HCL can give the body a jumpstart on absorbing nutrients so it can eventually make its own HCL. Digestive enzymes are also helpful and are best taken before your meal while HCL is taken after or during.

Constipation

This ancient Ayurvedic formula, Triphala, is the most effective and safe solution we have encountered for maintaining bowel regularity. Triphala may also help to remove toxic material from the GI tract and promote healthy bacterial balance which is essential for regularity.

Oral magnesium has been commonly used to promote regularity and we caution against this! Magnesium is an intracellular mineral that causes muscle relaxation. High amounts of magnesium will cause the colon to relax and cause bowel movements. However, this interferes with normal peristalsis (contraction and relaxation of the gut) and can weaken and unbalance the gut in the long term. However, a little topical application of magnesium on the tummy is ok because it does not overwhelm the GI tract and simply addresses a possible deficiency and delivers the magnesium to the bloodstream where it is easily regulated.

Leaky Gut

It is common knowledge that a compromised gut is the root cause of most disease, especially when it comes to any type of auto-immune condition. Some experts have estimated that leaky gut affects 80% of the population!

Our best solutions are Colostrum and Goat Whey Protein. They contain a vast array of nutrients that support epithelium cells- the type of cell that line our digestive system (R). In addition, colostrum supports tight junctions in our gut buy inhibiting a protein called zonulin. Fitness enthusiasts pay particular attention here as degradation of the gut is even more common when the body is stressed (R). Vegan? Our GI rescue will provide similar support with the very best benefits comes from combining all the products.

Dysbiosis and Candida Overgrowth

We will cover two fronts here, probiotics and antifungals. Fermented foods and probiotics are all the rage. Unfortunately, the majority of strains present in fermented foods and probiotics are not adapted to living in your gut and generally do not survive the digestion process to even have a chance. We have found a strain of probiotics that undergoes a 5-year fermentation and is never dried. This process produces pre, pro, and post-biotic nutrients necessary to facilitate a positive change in your gut microflora. Just like fermented foods, it’s not necessarily the actual organisms that provide the benefit, but the by-products and various compounds they make when actual fermentation is taking place.

Candida Albicans is a class of opportunistic, pathogenic yeast. The most common causes of an overgrowth can occur when the microflora are imbalanced from antibiotic use and/or excessive sugar is consumed. The most effective anti-yeast products we have observed are Pau D’ Arco, Immune Warrior, and Coconut. If you suspect a candida overgrowth, start slowly as you may experience a die-off which can may you feel rather sick as candida will release toxins when it dies.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a sign of the entire digestive system out of balance. It generally entails most of the conditions we talk about above. This is where our GI Rescue comes in. It is our most complete formula for digestive health. Its focus is on facilitating a healthy microbiome, interconnected neural network, and gut integrity. Its glutamine content in particular, is a key ingredient of GI Rescue which supports the structure and function of the unique epithelium cell of the gut (R). Consuming the product in adequate, regular doses, and following all the guidelines in our other sections above will provide the additional support that IBS needs. With the right knowledge and tools implemented, you will see results quite quickly. We have seen clients with this condition for over 30 years get lasting results within weeks. 



QUICK GUIDE


Digestion EnzymesOur enzymes provide an extraordinary plant-based enzyme formula that offers specialized enzymes to support the digestion of carbohydrates and protein, including gluten. 1 Enzyme before meal

Restoring healthy gut bacteriaProbioticspromote healthy intestinal ecology with 12 different viable strains of beneficial flora to support health promoting intestinal bacteria. A unique fermentation process uses 95 different natural herbs and barks, cultured for 3 years to produce healthy, mature flora and highly bioavailable nutrients. Take 1 capsule between meals

Heartburn & Reflux HCL Low stomach acid, also known as hypochlorhydria, is much more common than people realize. Common signs of low stomach acid are bloating, gas, burping, diarrhea, hair loss, heartburn, parasites, and intestinal infections. This means the food is only being partially broken down which releases gas as the food ferments. With adequate stomach acid, gases do not develop, and the food will move quickly out of the stomach to undergo proper nutrient assimilation. Supplementing with HCL during meals is the most efficient way we have found to solve this problem. 1-3 HCL capsules after meal


Constipation Triphala is most known for its gentle yet effective bowel cleansing and regulating properties. It has been shown to remove highly toxic material from the intestines. ¼- 1/2 tsp Triphala in a little water or juice before bed


DetoxificationChlorella contains natural enzymes such as pepsin and it helps to absorbs any toxins that can be produced during digestion or from the food, ie pesticides. 5-10 tabs with meals

Nausea Super GingerWhile it's not known how ginger might ease nausea, some scientists suspect that certain chemicals found in ginger may influence the nervous system, stomach, and intestines to help reduce nausea. ¼ tsp Super ginger in hot water after meal

Irritable Bowl Syndrome GI RescueIt is our most complete formula for digestive health. Its focus is on facilitating a healthy microbiome, interconnected neural network, and gut integrity. Its glutamine content is a key ingredient of GI Rescue which supports the structure and function of the unique epithelium cell of the gut.1-2 Tb 1-2 times per day preferably on empty stomach

Leaky GutColostrumIt is common knowledge that a compromised gut is the root cause of most disease, especially when it comes to any type of auto-immune condition. Some experts have estimated that leaky gut affects 80% of the population! Our best solution is Colostrum. They contain a vast array of nutrients that support epithelium cells- the type of cell that line our digestive system. Fitness enthusiasts pay particular attention here as degradation of the gut is even more common when the body is stressed. Vegan? Our GI rescue will provide similar support with the very best benefits comes from combining all the products. Take 1 tsp or more in a drink, on food or directly into the mouth