to Improve Digestion and Stop Gas
favorite staple in the Korean diet is a soup called den jang gook. For those of
you who arent familiar with den jang gook, it is Koreas version of
miso soup, made out of fermented soy beans. During their first year or two of
marriage, Korean women like to joke about their husbands farts smelling
like den jang gook. In other words, they are crazy in love.
all for being crazy in love, but Im determined to tell as many people as
I can that farting is no joking matter. In fact, if you fart on a regular basis,
I promise you that you could be experiencing much greater health than you are
of us seem to think that we can be healthy by simply eating healthy foods. The
truth is, your health is determined by how well you digest the foods that you
put into your body. In other words, you might be eating an unprocessed, whole
food diet, but if your digestive passageway isnt effectively breaking these
foods down and absorbing nutrients, you are not giving yourself a chance to come
close to your best health.
does this have to do with farting? The amount you fart is one of the best indicators
of how well you are digesting your food. Farting is in part due to rotting of
incompletely digested foods in your digestive passageway. Farting in itself is
actually helpful, as it represents unwanted gas leaving your body. In fact, if
you have an urge to fart, be sure to do so. The point is, if you are farting a
lot, then you probably have a lot of toxin formation occurring inside your gut
from rotting of incompletely digested food, and some of these toxins are entering
your blood stream and contributing to the development of long term disease. Please
note that I am referring to farts that make your family and friends yelp. Farts
that do not produce objectionable odor are usually pockets of air that you have
about farting. What can you do to improve your digestion and prevent toxin formation
from rotting of undigested food in your gut?
Chew your food until liquid. You dont have teeth anywhere else in your digestive
passageway. By chewing your food until liquid, you allow your digestive organs
to do their jobs efficiently without the burden of having to break down larger
chunks of food. If you dont remember anything else from this newsletter,
please remember this one point. It can make a huge difference in your level of
Consistently eat whole, unprocessed foods. An apple is better than apple juice.
A bowl of oatmeal is better than a power bar. An organic egg is better than any
egg substitute. And organic butter is much better than margarine. The closer your
foods look like they can be found in a garden, in the wild, or on an organic farm,
the greater chance your body has of efficiently digesting them.
Avoid foods that experience tells you no matter how well you chew, your body just
says no. Based on your genetics and health status, there are foods that your body
will digest beautifully, and there are foods that your body simply cannot break
down. Its your job to observe how you feel after each meal to identify these
foods. It is important to note that as your health changes over time, your tolerance
for different foods may also change, so you dont need to write off a particular
food forever if it isnt working for you right now.
Dont eat fruit for dessert. Fruits are extremely low in protein compared
to all other foods, including vegetables. And all foods that have significant
protein must spend about an hour to an hour and a half in your stomach, where
the protein is broken down by acid produced by your stomach. If fruit gets caught
up in your stomach because there are other foods churning there already, it is
possible that some of the fruit will rot, resulting in gas and toxin formation.
Try to eat fruit on an empty stomach, or about two hours after a big meal.
Take it easy for at least 30 minutes after a big meal. In order for your digestive
organs to effectively break down food, they need to receive a large portion of
your total blood volume after a big meal. If most of your blood is flowing to
your muscles because you are running around, youre not going to have enough
available for your digestive organs to do good work.
the amount that you fart as a marker for your digestive strength and the health
of your gut. By following the steps outlined above, you should see a dramatic
reduction in gas production.
is important to note that if you are currently eating a lot of processed foods
and want to make the jump to eating mainly whole, unprocessed foods, doing so
may cause a lot of farting in the beginning. This is due to your intestines and
the trillions of bacteria that live in them getting used to a new selection of
foods. For many people, it takes about a month to adapt to a whole food diet.
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