Most people can relate to DGS – Dysfunctional Gut Syndrome, but few really know how to heal it.
Dense, rich nutrients are not necessarily a good thing. They will confuse the ‘digestive brain’. After all, food is just nutritional data programmed by nature to release to the body certain nutrients which it requires in order to maintain and sustain life. Take this Mint Lime Infused Vegetables mix. It is simple, yet tasty and complete.
Over-burden the gut with too much ‘data’ and it just will not recognise the value or worth of certain foods and excrete it right out the other end. Not only is this a waste of energy on the body’s behalf, it’s a total waste of money on your behalf. So too the carbon excesses which arise from wasted nutrients.
Take a look at the ingredient list of this unnamed American superfood (read – super-confused) product which contains nearly 100 ingredients, enzymes or derivatives. This is gut blowing stuff!!
ORAC (anti-oxident)-Intense Fruits & Berries:,Juice and whole powders from: Acai, Goji, Wolfberry, Noni, Mangosteen, Blackberry, Blueberry, Bilberry, Elderberry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Hawthorne Berry, Papaya, Acerola Cherry, Peach, Pineapple, Cherry, Orange, Lemon and Prune in a base of Apple, Purple Grape, Pear and Banana.
Nutrient-dense Vegetable & Green Blend: Juice and whole powders from: Carrot, Beet, Barley Leaf, Alfalfa Leaf, Sweet Potato, Spinach, Asparagus, Brussels Sprout, Kale, Cauliflower, Dunaliella Salina, Broccoli, Cucumber, Celery, Bell Pepper, Wheat Leaf, Oat Leaf, Klamath Lake Algae, Spirulina, Chlorella, Kelp, Dulse, Cabbage, Tomato, Squash, and Parsley.
Seeds Plus: Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Brown Rice, Aloe Vera, SOD (superoxide dismutase) and Yucca.
..and the list goes on to well over 100 single or derived ingredients…
The ingredients may sound quite fashionable and one might become quite excited by this veritable cocktail of goodies, but guess what? This ingredient list is like giving your laptop 100 commands at once and we know what would happen should this occur. The laptop freezes because it cannot sequentially process each command in a manner that enables you to access .doc A or .doc B or file or folder X or Y, fast. Same happens in the gut. Over command and the gut goes into a state of ‘freeze’. It stops processing and instantly wants to ‘abort’ the nutritional commands you have over-burdened it with and it starts to dump data as quickly as possible, right out of your bowel. Pain in the gut, indigestion, blood pressure increases and diarrhea are just some of the by products of ‘over commanding the second brain’.
So my advice: ‘Simple is sound and self serving’. Eat also local foods which have been handled very little. That’s why buying from a farmers market is a must nowadays. Use just three or may be four components to your morning smoothie and source them locally.
Confusing your personal ‘nutritional matrix’ means your body is missing out on valuable nutrient distribution around the bio-system.
If you would like to learn more about how to prepare simple yet tasty Live and Natural RAW food then I invite you to download 7 of my RAW Food Recipes entirely with my compliments. You won’t regret the offer, I assure you. 🙂
About Scott Mathias.
I am a Digestive Health and RAW Food Coach living in beautiful Noosa, Australia. As I approach 60, my journey to excellent health began when I sought and found natural means to heal myself of a chronic digestive disorder. I founded iLifeFoods.com, a 100% pure Australian Superfood Company, and then proceeded to further change my lifestyle to support my ongoing excellent health by learning to prepare and serve the most amazing RAW food. Do join me in knowing more.
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