Most patients mention their digestive problems as an afterthought, as though gut health was important. Older people are often resigned to their digestive problems, believing that they are just a normal part of aging.
That couldn’t be further from the truth! Tummy aches, constipation, diarrhoea, wind, bloating or heartburn are your body’s cry for help … signs that something needs to be corrected, internally and in your diet, your lifestyle, even your thinking.
If your gut is unhealthy, you are unhealthy! It’s as simple as that. Digestive problems are a major cause of disease, food sensitivities and reactions to substances and low immunity.
Here’s another compelling reason to listen to your digestive alarm bells: Poor digestion actually makes you age much faster! Digestive problems quickly show up on your skin as acne or pimples, oiliness or dryness, dark blotches, premature wrinkles, loss of elasticity, a lifeless, pallid or too-ruddy complexion. Your eyes also lose their natural brightness, and the whites may become dull and yellowish. Your body cannot get the nutrients it needs, so your cells and organs cannot function properly, and you end up listless, lacking energy and with the blues.
So why do so many of us have chronic digestive problems? The simple answer is INFLAMMATION. The main reason for inflammation is FERMENTATION. Yes, you read correctly… fermentation. And whether you’re making beer or creating gut problems, the main causes of fermentation are sugar and yeast.
These come mostly from your diet. Bread (especially white bread) is the first culprit. Others are chocolates, sweets, soft drinks, baked goods, commercial juices, vegemite, alcohol, and junk food. The more of these you eat, the bigger the fermentation factory in your gut, and the more damaged your gut becomes.
Aside from causing all kinds of tummy and health problems, poor digestion means that your body can’t get all the nutrients it needs from the foods you eat. Your cells grow thin and weak and can’t get enough energy to function properly; your blood quality drops; your immune system can’t get the nutrients or energy it needs to protect you; your natural detox processes become clogged….and your skin becomes starved.
The result? A much older-looking, more tired, disease-prone you. Who needs that???
What can you do about digestive problems?
First and foremost, clean out your digestive tract. If you knew how much glug is hidden in most people’s digestive tracts, you’d be horrified: biochemical wastes, parasites, undigested food particles, toxins, waste material etc.
You can find lots of simple, practical ways to clear out your system in ‘The Complete Detox Guide in 7 Days and Beyond’ now in our shop. You’ll discover what foods will scrub your intestines clean, plus lots of delicious cleansing recipes.
Meanwhile, people are raving about CHI’s Food Detox Salts. Just a few crystals under the tongue, and indigestion, low moods and apathy clears up. Try them and find out for yourself just how good these salts really are. You’ll never want to be without them!