Sunday, November 23, 2008

Many stomach & digestive related issues are a direct result of not eating the right foods, eating too fast & worry and anxiety. We tend to want to do our thing and then we'll end up worrying if everything will be alright. If you have any stomach related issues, then take the time to ask God to show you any area that you are trying to fix and work out in your own strength. Is there an area where you are stressed and worried because you don't know what to do? Let God show you a way to peace.

Here are some of my favorite products for the stomach...

Intestinal Soothe & Build is one of the best products around for people with a sensitive tummy. It soothes, stops diarrhea and keeps stools soft & regular. 2 or 3 capsules with meal

Probitoic Eleven puts good helathy bacteria back in the gut & will help aid with digestion, assimilation of nutrients, and helps produce B-12 in the body. Probiotics should always be taken after a round of antibiotics. 1 or 2 capsules before meals

CLT-X is helpful for soothing herbs that ease inflammation of the digestive tract such as colitis, Crohns, ulcers, IBS and diverticulitis. 2 with ea meal

Small Intestine Detox is designed to break down undigested proteins that may clog the small & large intestines. This product works well as part of a colon cleanse. Use for 2-4 months in a year. It contains marshmallow which is one of my 2 favorite soothers for digestive/intestinal issues...the other being slippery elm.

PLS II contains both marshmallow & slippery elm, goldenseal & fenugreek. This works good when the irritation is between your ribs. You can also open a capsule and add a little water to make a paste for swelling & minor injuries to promote healing. I used it on a bee sting on the forehead of a one yr old little girl at baseball. It was swollen and was a big red ring. Within an hour it had completely healed to an itty bitty dot.

You can use any of these for 3-4 months at first, then you should be able to use on an as needed basis when you're working through something.

In all you do, give thanks...

Sunday, November 9, 2008


In the movie, The Last Emperor, the Chinese doctors regulated the young Emperor's diet by examining his stool. Today few people pay attention to this, but we can learn to maintain better health by monitoring our elimination.

If we eat 3 meals a day, we really should be having 2-3 bowel movements a day. If not we're probably constipated and could benefit from a colon cleanse. Here are some guidelines..

1. It should be easy to eliminate. If you have to strain, then you need to increase water & fiber to your diet.
2. The shape is important. Your colon is a long, narrow tube and the stool should come out in that shape. Usually they will be banana or s-shape or like a thick piece of rope. If your stool is hard, dry balls then you are dehydrated & constipated.
3. They should not float but break up on flushing. If not then you are not digesting fats properly and the gall bladder could use some nourishment.

Just as our car engines need oil changes and radiator flushes, our body needs a cleanse to clear up the accumulation of waste products so that it will run smoother & more efficient. Our elimination organs were designed for eliminate, but a cleanse allows the body to cleanse its own tissues, break down old material, and eliminate it.

The best way to start this type of cleansing in the tissues is to fast. A 24 hour once per month is a good basic health building practice. For most people it is easiest to fast on juice. I recommend organic apple juice...4 oz throughout the day for 24-48 hours. Add a squirt of lemon to it.

Herbal options come in a variety of choices and these are my preferences:
2 capsules All Cell Detox or Enviro Detox 3X times day
2 capsules LBS or Gentle Move at dinner

Do this cleanse for 30 days at least once a year. Right before winter is a good time because then you will be clean and ready for the heavier foods that you will eat during the wintertime as you prepare your body to keep the fire burning & keep you warm on those chilly nights.

In all you do, give thanks!