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The best remedies to prevent different types of digestive disorders.

Gentiana Lutea flower


What are the best remedies for your digestive disorders?

In this article, you will learn how to avoid difficulties to digest food. Pieces of information about different digestive conditions, and diseases. How stomach acid allows you to digest protein.  In brief, some help on how to prevent developing digestive disorders and food poisoning.

Why the B12 nutrient is so important for you?

How strong is your digestive fire?

Agni
                     Agni, The source of life.

Here are the vital conditions you need to know for the healthy stomach in Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine uses the term of Agni to describe the digestive function.

Let me first explain to you what Agni means

Agni in Sanskrit means (fire) is the source of life

And according to Ayurveda Agni happens to be entirely responsible for all digestive and metabolic process in the human being.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, the key question is.

How strong is my digestive fire?

Because of the many conditions and diseases developing from your stomach, you can have

Such pain, discomfort, digestion problems, and even death.

Let me ask you,

What is the most common stomach problems?

Is it an upset stomach?

Or dyspepsia? A condition characterized by upper abdominal symptoms that may include pain or discomfort, bloating, and more.

Did you know that?

Indigestion and heartburn affects around 25% of the population each year according to the DDC

In fact, the cause can be as benign as food intolerance or gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD )

Or as serious as an ulcer or cancer

Pitta-the-energy-of-transformation
   Pitta-the-energy-of-                 transformation

Here are six signs of digestions problems you may suffer:

  • Gastro (for Gastroenteritis). 
    Gallstones
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Hemorrhoids

The digestion is a complicated process

Not only that involves a lot of structures like digestive juices but also enzymes that goes all the way from your mouth to the other end of your body.

Important to realize your stomach is a protein’s specialist.

With this in mind

One of the most important substances involved in digestion system is hydrochloric acid

Not to mention without it

Digestion and absorption of certain nutrients wouldn’t even be possible

In other words

I will tell you, stomach acid allows you to digest protein.

For instance, helps prevent you from developing infections and food poisoning.

In general, your stomach’s acid doesn’t digest protein directly. But it activates enzymes named pepsin.

The purpose of pepsin is to breaks down into amino acids that your body can absorb when you eat protein.

As a result, the chief cells in your stomach wall release substance called pepsinogen.

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Let me clarified for you. What pepsinogen is?

According to the definition of pepsinogen by Medical dictionary

It is a substance that is secreted by a stomach wall and converted into the enzyme pepsin by gastric acid.

Model of vitamin B12 by Dorothy Hodgkin
Model of vitamin B12 by Dorothy Hodgkin

Seriously, it is fascinating to know what is going on in our body’s function, isn’t?

Let’s go on with the story of our stomach function furthermore.

When pepsinogen mixes with stomach acid it activates and become pepsin.

The stomach has a pH between 5,0 and 6,0 when the stomach acid enters.

It drops the pH a range of 3,0 to 5,0 Pepsin only activates in this acidic pH range

Then, the activation of pepsin and the resulting protein digestion would be impossible!

So, what if there isn’t enough stomach acid

Let’s talk about infection prevention

I am telling you, in case you don’t know that.

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                        Cutted gentian-root

In fact, the food and drinks you consume contain microbes, or bacteria even fungi!

These bacteria and fungi cannot survive in an acidic environment.

However, because of this, stomach acid plays a critical role in preventing these pathogens from causing infections.

For example, research shows that E.Coli is inactivated when stomach acid creates a pH of 1,5 to 4,0 in the gut.

On the other hand, if your body is low in stomach acid you probably have a big chance to develop the infection and foodborne illness.

Vitamin B12 action and benefits

That is why vitamin B12 plays important role in absorption.

Vitamin C and B12
Vitamin C and B12

In order to get access to the vitamin B12, you need stomach acid to activate pepsin.

Which breaks down the protein and releases finally the vitamin B12.

To point it out vitamin B12 stays bound to proteins and never becomes free to bind with other substances.

That carries it through the intestinal wall into your blood.

You understand now the importance of the vitamin B12, that bound to protein in food.

Pernicious anemia

Malabsorption in vitamin B12 can result in having pernicious anemia.

Is an autoimmune disease that affects the gastric mucosa and results in gastric atrophy

If pernicious anemia is left untreated, it causes vitamin B12 deficiency.

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       egg display

Leading to megaloblastic anemia and neurological disorders.

Even in the presence of adequate dietary intake of vitamin B12

According to the Dietary Reference Intake (DRL )

Developed Reference by the Food and Nutrition Board ( FNB ) at the Institute of Medicine ( IOM ) of the National Academies

Recommended Intakes recommendations for vitamin B12 in micrograms ( mcg )

AGE – MALE –  FEMALE – PREGNANCY

0-6 months 0,4 mcg 0,4 mcg

Free range chickens
Free range chickens

7-12 months 0,5 mcg 0,5 mcg

1-3 years 0,9 mcg 0,9 mcg

4-8 years 1,2 mcg 1,2 mcg

9-13 years 1,8 mcg 1,8 mcg

14+ years 2,4 mcg 2,4 mcg 2,6 mcg

Best B12 nutrients you need every day in food

animal products
    Animal products

Animal products:

  • Poultry, chicken, turkey, pork
  • meat, beef, veal, bison
  • eggs
  • milk and dairy products
  • Fortified Nondairy milk
  • Fish
  • cheeses

    Fish display
          Fish display

For vegetarians

Fortified breakfast cereal is a source of vitamin B12 with high bioavailability

Some nutritional yeast products also contain vitamin B12

If you intend to add vitamins B12 as the supplement

I recommend you to be cautious not to exceed the recommended dosage. Ask your doctor before.     

Cheese display
    Cheese display

What are the side effects of too much vitamin B12?

Can cause:

  • Restenosis ( reoccurrence of narrowing of a blood vessel)
  • After stent placement
  • High blood pressure
  • Acne
  • Rash
  • Itchy or burning skin
  • Pink or red skin

    Plant based diet
        Plant-based diet

Why am not digesting my food?

What happens if you don’t chew your food properly?

Then your digestive system won’t be able to break it down

In addition, undigested food takes more space in your stomach than digested food and therefore create bloating

How can I make my food digest faster?

Chew your food thoroughly, chewing your foods helps officiate the digest process

Digestion time varies between individuals.

After you eat, it takes about six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine

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    Happy silhouettes
  • Eat small, frequent meals
  • Skip out on heavy fat meals
  • Eat more fiber
  • Drink more water
  • Consume Probiotics
  • Get active
  • Sleep well

What can I do after eating?

Pitta within a lotus flower
             Pitta within a lotus flower

Here are the top healthy things to remember:

  • Drink warm water, chamomile or herbal infusion 30minutes before a meal to aid digestion
  • Do not sleep immediately after the meal
  • Take a short walk
  • Avoid heavy exercise
  • Brush your teeth
  • Do not smoke

What should my posture be when I eat?

The posture you adopt while eating can influence your ability to digest food.

That’s because food empties from the stomach more slowly when you are sitting or lying down.

Compare to when you are standing

If you are standing up while you eat, you’re far less to pay attention to what you’re actually eating and you probably eat too fast and forget to chew properly.

lemon and fresh ginger
                lemon and fresh ginger

 

Facts: Functions and diseases

The stomach can hold a bit more than a quart ( one liter ) of food at once

The design of the stomach allows you to eat a large meal that can be digested slowly over time.

Remember

When your digestive ability, or Agni is strong you create healthy tissues.

On the other hand

Your Agni is weakened through:

  • A nice walk in the woods
                   A nice walk in the woods

    improper eating,

  • lack of activity.
  • Negative, emotional energy
  • or unhealthy daily routine

Your digestion will be hampered and produce toxins that get stored in your body.

Emphasize to practice a variety of techniques for keeping your digestive fire strong.

For instance:

Incorporate the following practices into your daily life to improve Agni, and in turn, facilitate weight loss. This will Improve as well the metabolism of food and minimize uncomfortable GI symptoms.

  • Meditate on a regular basis

    Relaxing meditation.
                        Relaxing meditation.
  • Do some form of daily movement whether it is a little yoga
  • or even fifteen minutes walk after each meal
  • Sip on ginger tea throughout the day and with meals
  • Eat your larger meal at lunch
  • Focus on releasing negative emotions

Here are a few good suggestions for you.

  • Eat a fresh piece of ginger and lemon before the meal.
  • You can also opt for some pomegranate chutney to balance pitta.
  • Drink Lassi at lunchtime
  • Avoid ice-cold drinks

Pitta, control the metabolic system, temperature, heat, and transformations of the body and mind.

Gentiana Lutea

Gentian root supplement extract has tonic properties, is very well-known for centuries as a bitter herb to stimulate appetite, improve

Lassi_
                           Lassi yogurt drink

digestion and treat a variety of GI symptoms

Traditional folks healers believed that gentian root can improve the digestive process by stimulating the flow of saliva, bile, and stomach acids.

I recommend you to take the herb before your meal, better to use in a tincture form.  A tincture is a medicine made by dissolving a drug in alcohol.

Thirty drops in a very little water, ten minutes prior to your dinner, drink it slowly, keeping it in the mouth, before swallowing,

Very important to note

In order for this to happen, it is vital that the stomach, the digestive glands, and the intestines must produce various enzymes, including

Hot herbal tea
               Hot Gentian herbal tea

pepsin, and acid.

The body is an amazing creation, it is up to you to do everything to maintain it and remain healthy.

Jacqueline

Disclaimer

This information I provided to you is not intended to offer professional medical advice or treatment for any condition.

If you have any health problems or are taking any medication, you should seek advice from your healthcare provider prior to any change in your diet.

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7 thoughts on “The best remedies to prevent different types of digestive disorders.

  1. Our bodies truly are amazing things. I’m always astounded at how we can do self-healing, especially with stuff you mention above.

    You talk about Fortified non-Dairy Milk. What exactly is this? Like soy milk, or something different? Also, how do the saliva play all into this. I was reading about how the saliva helps aid in the digestion. Is that true?

    1. Hi, Cyrus, thank you for taking the time to read my post, and leaving a comment.

      To answers to your question about Fortified non-Dairy Milk, this tend to be rice or oat milk, as soy and almond both are fairly rich in fat naturally, you can however, find a low-fat free soy milks,added a sugar, calcium occur naturally in milk, while many plant milks such a soy contain minimal amounts of naturally occurring calcium, that is why the non-dairy is fortified with sugar.

      What about salivary glands? those produce saliva, which keeps the mouth and other parts of the digestive system moist it also helps break down carbohydrates ( with salivary amylase, known as ptyalin) and lubricates the passage of food down from the oro-pharyux to the esophagus to the stomach, this process will ease the digestion.

      I hope I could help.

      Jacqueline

  2. Wow, very interesting recommendations I dare say. Just my word of caution. If someone has a chronic problem that is not solved with remedies like these, they should probably seek the consult of a doctor, especially if they have a serious pain or problem. Just my two cents there. Other than that, thanks for the really helpful suggestions!

    1. Hi, Antonis, thank you for visiting my website and for your comments.

      Always seek for Medical advice,before taking any natural supplements, if you are having serious pain, your doctor should be the one to tell you what is the causes of your health issue.

      Jacqueline

  3. erm hi, I’m not sure if my problem would be categorized as a digestive disorder, but almost every morning when I wake up I get a severe stomach ache, followed by like minor diarrhea. It sounds a bit like the dyspepsia that you’ve mentioned. I’m not sure how to fix this, maybe it’s cuz I rarely exercise?

  4. Very interesting article – I landed up here because I was given a tip for my unruly stomach last week, and I’ve been searching out advice on it ever since. 

    I have IBS – started up about 5 years ago, and it’s a real digestive pain!!!

    Anyway, I was introduced to natural licorice last week as a way to stem the effects of IBS in the mornings. Apparently the natural organic version (not the nasty sweets in the bag!) is excellent for most digestive problems – what are your views on this?

    1. Hi, Chris, thank you for visiting my website,and for your comments.

      IBS is a common disorder  that affects the large intestine, often, because too much stress and anxiety.

      To respond to your question about the benefits of licorice, this is a good alternative to sooth gastrointestinal problems, typically used for stomach ulcers, food poisoning, and heartburn, licorice root extract can speed the repair of stomach lining and restore balance, this is due to the anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties of Glycyrrhizic acid.

      Another alternative remedies is taking Probiotics, Probiotics are good bacteria that normally live in your intestines and are found in certain foods, such as yogurt, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Tempeh, Kimchi, Miso Kombucha, Pickles all are good fermented Probiotics.

      You must consider, taking the time, to meditate, to relax, practice some deep breath in the morning when you wake up.

      I hope I could help you.

      Jacqueline

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