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The following information is provided to help you on your journey to heal from chronic Lyme disease or any chronic illness, or even acute illness. The human vessel for the spirit must be properly supported for optimal performance.
Digestion and Inflammation
According to Brenda Watson, ND, impaired digestion is the beginning of a process that ends with chronic disease or hinders the body’s immune system to properly function. There are many factors influencing this process:
stress not being managed
processed and refined food diet
bacteria and virus
drugs, alcohol, cigarettes
excess fluid intake with meals
improper food combining
Genetics is the only factor in this list that may not be easily controlled. The other factors will profoundly affect the genetic factor. Lifestyle choices are the root cause of 80% or more of health issues. By making healthier choices, the body systems are supported and balanced.
Today there are over 100 million Amercians who suffer from digestive disorders, making gastrointestinal complaints the third leading cause of illness in this country. Poor digestion encourages the advancement of age-related illness, autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses such as:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome
Many of the illnesses listed above are often misdiagnosed, further complicating the health situation of the client. When the factors listed above affect our ability to properly digest and process food, the results can include:
- lowered production of hydrochloric acid (HCL)
- reduced enzyme production from the pancreas
- imbalanced pH in the intestinal track and other body tissue
- numerous food sensitivities or allergies
The first step in the prevention of disease is to enhance the digestive process. Maintaining good health requires wise choices. The digestive system is very sensitive to stress from:
- foods containing food colorings
- foods containing preservatives
- sodas and coffee
- anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin
- large amounts of processed dairy prodcuts
Prolonged stress can adversley affect the capability of the organs to produce enzymes. Prolonged stress can contribute to an increase in intestinal permeability. Intestinal permeability can allow undigested food particles to enter the blood stream, contributing to food sensitivities, food allergies and inflammation. When the digestive system is stressed by the presence of toxins in the intestines, the wall of the intestines may become permeable, and microscopic food particles enter the blood stream.
At times, such food particles can stimulate the immune system, which then recognizes these particles as foreign matter, leading to the production of antibodies. These antibodies seek similar food particles and bind to them. The agglomeration of antibodies and particles is called “immune complexes.”
Normally the role of immune complexes is to attract the immune system into an “infected area” and trigger inflammation locally in order to facilitate the circulation of immune cells within the area. Inflammation is the body’s whistle blower, telling the body to begin healing and repairing tissue damage. When immune complexes are formed without an infection to combat, they circulate in the blood and are eventually caught in a given tissue where they trigger inflammation. If they end up in a joint, they can trigger a form of arthritis; in the skin, lupus or other forms of skin inflammation; in the arteries, arteriosclerosis.
- chewing foods thoroughly
- eating consciously
- eating a variety of foods (whole and raw)
- follow food-combining rules
- supplement with plant based enzymes
- supplement with HCL (hydrochloric acid)
- supplement with probiotics and prebiotics
Healing is a process, requiring a variety of helpful partners to achieve the desired end result.
Any information provided herewithin is for educational and empowerment purposes only. Suggestions and/or products are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always seek support from a qualified health care professional for emergencies and critical care. Individual results may vary. Statements contained herewithin have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.