Archive for the ‘Clean digestive system’ category

Your Body Could use a Spring Cleaning!

May 10, 2010

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat are becoming increasingly toxic. The need for body cleansing is vital for maintaining optimum health.

The beginning of the warm season is a great time for a natural cleanse. Cleansing diets help to detoxify your body and get rid of unwanted toxins including pollutants, pesticides, and toxic waste from the environment that has been building up in your system all year. Body Cleansing can boost immune system health, help to maintain normal regular bowel movements, and increase your energy levels. Some people claim that cleansing can be a natural memory enhancement, energy booster, and even help to reduce stress.

American Nutrition has plenty of Digestive & Body Cleansing Supplements to help you maintain regularity and good health:

Quality Detoxification Products

Digestive Enzymes

Fiber

Intestinal Cleansers

Liver Cleansers

Kidney Cleansers

Probiotics & Acidophilus

Detoxify Your Body to Maintain a Healthy Balance of Energy and Vitality!

Natural Probiotics can Benefit Digestive System Health

March 3, 2010

Probiotics are small organisms that help maintain the natural balance of other organism in the digestive tract and intestines. Probiotics may be a safe and natural approach to defending your body against unwanted bacteria that can cause microbial infections. The largest group of probiotic bacteria in the intestine is the lactic acid bacteria.

A human’s digestive tract ranges from 25-35 feet and houses over 400 species of bacteria. In total there are over a 100 billion organisms in our digestive tract. A person taking antibiotics is equivalent to pouring bleach into a fish tank to kill an overgrowth of algae. The bleach not only kills the algae but everything else that is present in that environment. It is necessary for people taking antibiotics to alternate with Probiotics because antibiotics kill beneficial bacteria along with the bacteria causing the illness.

In addition to supplements, probiotics can be found in such foods as yogurt, fermented and unfermented milk, some juices and soy drinks. Dannon’s Activia yogurt, for instance, is an example of a probiotic food.

Probiotic Supplements Support a Healthy Digestive System and Help to fight off infections which can lead to serious illness. More people are starting to use probiotics daily in order maintain regular bowel movements and cleanse their digestive system. Researchers are studying whether probiotics taken as foods or supplements can help treat or prevent illness. There is encouraging evidence that probiotics may help:

* Treat diarrhea, especially following treatment with certain antibiotics
* Prevent and treat vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections
* Treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
* Reduce bladder cancer recurrence
* Shorten the duration of intestinal infections
* Prevent and treat inflammation following colon surgery (pouchitis)
* Prevent eczema in children

Some researchers believe probiotics may improve general health. A small 2005 study in Sweden, for instance, found that a group of employees who were given the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri missed less work due to respiratory or gastrointestinal illness than did employees who were not given the probiotic.

More research is needed to confirm the effectiveness of probiotics. As with any dietary or herbal supplement, consult your doctor before starting any new treatment.

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Indigestion could Lead to Cancer & Other Illnesses

October 13, 2009

Nearly every health concern from cancer to ulcers can be traced back to your digestive system. Whether it’s the obvious problems that come with indigestion such as bloating, heartburn, gas, irregularity or more serious immune issues, it all comes down to what’s going on inside your gut. Not only is your digestive system responsible for breaking down foods and sending critical nutrients into your bloodstream, it’s also where most of your immune system resides.

Everything entering your mouth or nose can reach the GI tract. So everything we breathe, eat, or drink creates a potential invasion into our internal environment. If pathogens survive the trip through the acids and enzymes of the upper part of the GI tract, they find the perfect permanent home in the colon. As a result, the colon is often the seat of many chronic problems. When you take into account many of our society’s current habits, it’s easy to understand how pathogenic bacteria can easily gain a strong foothold right there in your gut.

For instance, we now consume less fiber and more refined carbohydrates than at any other time in history. Both of these habits slow bowel transit time (allowing toxins to sit in your body for far too long) and help provide fuel for harmful bacteria strains. On top of that, excessive use of antibiotics and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anit-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen) has become widespread, which throw off the delicate balance of good, necessary bacteria in your gut.

It’s no wonder that most people in this country complain about no energy and are constantly sick. Their imbalanced colons support colonies of pathogenic bacteria, which are constantly spewing toxins into their system. Their immune system is in a constant fight just trying to keep things under control.

Now for the good news, It’s not that hard to turn all this around enjoy comfortable digestion, and get your immune system armed and ready for any invasion. It all comes down to balancing the bacterial flora in your gut. There is no doubt that proper digestion, absorption, elimination, and immune response; all dependent on bacterial flora; must be maintained if you want to remain healthy. Every day, groups of individuals are exposed to the same pathogens; but not everyone gets sick. A strong immune system response determines your ability to fend off premature aging, sickness, and disease. And a strong immune system requires the proper flora in the bowels.

That’s surprisingly simple to achieveQ By eating certain types of foods, you can feed your body the healthy, good bacteria it needs to keep your immune system strong and your digestive system running well. You can also do a Natural Colon Cleanse to clear out the bad bacteria in your digestive tract, intestines and colon.

It’s baffling why conventional medicine hasn’t been able to grasp or accept this concept. Obviously, the pharmaceutical companies stand to make a lot more money selling antibiotics and other medications than recommending a daily dose of fruit or vegetables.

With impending digestive threats all around you, you should take every precautionary measure to boost your immune system and keep your GI tract clear in order to ensure optimal health. 

Your Health: Natural Colon Cleanse

September 8, 2009

Most illnesses stem from immune system problems. Our immune system needs to remain free of toxins and build up in order to function properly and ward off illness and infections. The waste our bodies produce is eliminated through our digestive track, intestines and colon.

Detoxify your body and build up your body’s natural resistance in just 5 days with this all natural colon cleanse recipe.

DAY 1

Put 6 Prunes & a Handful of Raw Aloe Vera or 2oz of Organic Aloe Vera Concentrate in the blender to make a PASTE. Divide the PASTE into 3 portions.

Morning – Drink Green Tea or Water

Breakfast – Add the 1st portion of PASTE to water or juice that is low in Acid (orange (no pulp) apple juice, peach, or carrot etc.) Eat only fruits or vegetables

AM Snack – plain yogurt with fruit

Lunch – Add the 2nd portion of PASTE to water or juice that is low in Acid (orange (no pulp) apple juice, peach, or carrot etc.) Eat steamed vegetables and an orange (sliced or whole)

Afternoon Snack – plain yogurt with fruit, carrots, other veggies, or plain popcorn no salt or butter added

Dinner – Add the 3rd portion of PASTE to water or juice that is low in Acid (orange (no pulp) apple juice, peach, or carrot etc.) Eat salad with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, carrots etc. top with fruit or have fruit on the side, use lemon or lime juice, olive oil (NO Prepared Salad dressing)

PM Snack – Green Tea or Chamomile Tea and or plain popcorn no salt or butter added

*Drink 8 glasses of water per day.
*Refrain from caffeine, sugar, processed flour and meats for the first 4 days.

DAY 2 – REPEAT DAY 1

DAY 3 – REPEAT DAY 1

DAY 4 – Add 8 Prunes to paste instead of 6 and REPEAT DAY 1 steps. You will want to start adding in other foods slowly today.

Breakfast – ADD in granola, cereal, or wheat toast

Lunch – ADD in fish, tuna, beans

Dinner – ADD in fish, tuna, beans, grilled chicken etc.

DAY 5 – Eat as normal. You will be cleansed, energized and feeling refreshed.

It is recommended that you start a cycle of Probiotics for added support and cleansing.