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Digestion. Digestion. A lot today’s foods have been stripped of essential nutrients, good bacteria and digestive enzymes. Some foods contain additives, sweeteners, hormones and antibiotics which can be toxic and stressful on our digestion.

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Digestion
  • A lot today’s foods have been stripped of essential nutrients, good bacteria and digestive enzymes.
  • Some foods contain additives, sweeteners, hormones and antibiotics which can be toxic and stressful on our digestion.
  • If your digestive system isn’t working properly, your body may not absorb the nutrients from the food you consume.
  • In order to obtain the benefits from the food we consume, we need to be able to properly...
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Digestion
  • Digest, Metabolise, Assimilate and Eliminate
  • Poor digestion in your stomach can lead to food leaving the stomach undigested causing indigestion, cramps, reflux, stress and inflammation on the rest of your digestive system.
  • Unable to convert food to energy
  • Energy levels will suffer – cravings for sweet food and caffeine.
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Digestion
  • If you can’t assimilate what you consume, your muscles won’t be able to regenerate and grow
  • If you can’t eliminate the indigestible waste from what you have consumed you won’t be able to detoxify yourself.
  • This can lead to constipation, inflammation and disease.
  • Any of the above can lead to stress being placed on your digestive system.
assisting digestion
Assisting Digestion
  • Your stomach is about the size of your fist
  • As you eat your stomach stretches
  • if you consistently overeat, your stomach expects to be stretched every time
  • As we eat, signals are sent from the mouth and the stomach to the brain.
  • Depending on what we eat, it can take time for our brain to catch up to our stomach
  • If we inhale our food, we can easily overeat
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Assisting Digestion
  • If we inhale our food, it can leave the stomach undigested and cause stomach cramps or acid reflux
  • How to assist digestion?
  • Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • Stomach acids can begin secreting as soon as you smell food – cooking food will assist this
  • Include a good source of protein and fat with each meal.
  • Protein and fat send signals to your brain that you are eating sooner than carbohydrates.
  • Plant food
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Assisting Digestion
  • Chew food until it is liquefied. Stomach acid is produced during the process of chewing
  • Put your fork and knife down in between mouthfuls
  • Stop and rest halfway through your meal
  • Digestive enzymes
  • Pro-biotics
liver detox
Liver Detox
  • Rids your body toxins from food and drink
  • Excretes and burns body fat
  • Overloading the liver
  • Fatty liver
  • What can load our liver?
  • Alcohol, trans-fat, caffeine, sugar, synthetic substances, medication, processed foods, infections.
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Liver Detox
  • Eliminate processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, gluten
  • Include more natural live foods with each meal
  • Include green tea
  • Increase green leafy vegetables
  • Increase essential fatty acids
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