Your Healthy Diet May Be Toxic if Your Digestion is Impaired

HJ: I can speak from personal experience on this one…  Even if you have a perfect organic diet eating only whole, fresh foods without preservatives, GMO’s, or synthetic ingredients, you can still be suffering from Candida or other diseases related to internally generated toxins.  The remedy?  Improve your digestion. How you ask?  Some suggestions below.  However, I add to those my personal suggestions (tried and true): 9x or 10x Pancreatin and Ox Bile with every meal. Also, avoid raw food diets while your digestion is healing.  Contrary to published literature and popular belief, raw foods are not easier to digest.  – Truth

Is your diet toxic?

by Dr. Jessica Vellela 

Natural News

(NaturalNews) It’s common knowledge that diets rich in processed, preserved and GMO-laden ingredients are highly toxic. But, what you may not know is that a completely home-grown, organic, non-GMO meal can also be toxic – if your body can’t digest it.

The toxins in this case are not due to external causes like synthetic preservatives, coloring agents, flavors, pesticides or any of the common culprits. These toxins are actually produced inside the bodyduring the complex processes of digestion and metabolism, due to a wide range of causes. Additionally, each individual’s digestive system has its own strengths and weaknesses, which makes it more capable of digesting certain types of foods. Our innate capacity can be better understood through Ayurveda, which describes four types of digestive systems – one which is balanced, and three which are predominant in, or affected by, a specific Dosha (Vata, Pitta or Kapha). By eating according to your digestive capacity, you can reduce the formation of internally generated toxins (Ama).

What kind of digestive system do you have?

Balanced GIT works well consistently. It does not get disrupted easily by a change in food habits, nor is it prone to any of the tendencies of the other three.

Vata-predominant GIT is unpredictable in appetite, digestive capacity, energy levels and output, often times without reason. This is the most delicate type, and is easily prone to gas, bloating, cramps and constipation. The earliest signs of imbalance are feelings of blockage or fullness in the abdomen.

Pitta-predominant GIT is always active, creating a strong appetite, intense hunger and speedy metabolism. The earliest signs of imbalance are a slight reduction in the overall body temperature and yellow tinge in the complexion.

Kapha-predominant GIT is inherently slow, with a low appetite and rare feelings of hunger pangs. Skipping a meal is easy. The earliest signs of imbalance are general heaviness and sluggishness.

It is important to note that while each individual is born with an innate type of GIT, one’s food choices, lifestyle habits and disease can alter that completely. For a thorough assessment, seek advice from a competent Ayurvedic practitioner.

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