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Old 02-07-2019, 03:48 PM   #1
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Signs of Good Digestion

Iím sure youíve heard the phrase ďyou are what you eat,Ē but Iíd like to take the sentiment one step further to claim you are what you absorb.

Digestion is the complex process by which your body reduces the food you eat into individual nutrients in order to build tissue, supply energy, and destroy pathogens (among other things). Your ability to process food and eliminate wastes is the single most important determinant of good health.
Luckily, our bodies provide us with physical cues when systems are out of balance. Obvious signs of digestive distress include gas, bloating, cramping, constipation, and diarrhea. However, freedom from these symptoms doesnít necessarily signify good digestion. Itís quite possible that while you donít suffer from acute digestive distress, you still may not be absorbing available nutrition from the food you eat.

The checklist below outlines what you experience when your digestive system is working smoothly.

You have regular, easy bowel movements Ė one to three well-formed, light brown, not overly foul smelling stools daily.

You pass gas less than 20 times per day and it is not painful or overly foul smelling.

You have pleasant breath and body odor.

You have sufficient stores of nutrients like iron and B12. There are many causes for anemia and other nutrient deficiencies, but if you eat a nourishing diet and donít experience blood loss and still suffer from anemia, chances are youíre not properly absorbing certain nutrients from the food you eat.

You have a moderate and regular appetite. Youíre hungry upon rising and at regularly scheduled mealtimes without insatiable hunger in between. You feel satisfied after eating a meal and can tolerate mildly spiced foods.

You donít experience digestive symptoms such as gas, bloating, indigestion, burning, acid reflux, or lethargy and heaviness after eating.
You experience overall good health with a strong immune system, clear complexion, good circulation, adequate energy and good mental clarity.

Even with good digestion you will most likely experience some of these things occasionally, but itís the regular or chronic occurrence of these symptoms that may indicate an imbalance. One of the most important things we can do for our health is to learn to listen to these sometimes subtle cues and use them to determine which foods make us feel nourished and which foods make us feel drained. A particular diet may not be suitable for all people, and it may not even be suitable for an individual for his or her entire life.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:17 PM   #3
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Nice! We'll let this thing grow a bit I think it could help a lot of people out because in my experience, even people with bad digestion have mistakenly thought they had good digestion. Many problems arise from the gut!

Also, according to one of the books I'm reading by Dr. Jensen, even if you go to the bathroom once a day you still can be clinically defined as constipated. It's about toxin elimination and many people have years worth of old grime and sludge in their bowel thats causes not only constipation but it can be a source of rheumatoid arthritis as well!

Ask me how do get rid of it...

Nice thread..
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:20 PM   #4
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Here's a natural cure/support for anyone who deals with chronic gas that causes pain and pressure in your abdomen or bowels.

Upon rising take:
1-2 grams of Ginger Root (2-4 capsules if Nature's Way brand) ($6!!!)
Lemon Juice (organic and raw) mixed with some water. Chug
Magnesium Citrate 400 mg (usually about one pill if capped)
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When I would force feed to bulk I would get majorly contipated and it would end up being counter productive cause then I wouldn’t be able to eat for at least a week until my bowels were empty again. I would even drink tha magnesium citrate and nothing!! That’s what they use at the hospital. But yeah it got that bad. I was taking probiotics, digestive enzymes and stool sifters like candy. Didn’t help. You know what helped? Greens! The best stuff I found is made by 1stphorm. Not only do I go to the bathroom every day now but I can eat more cause my digestion is working better. I have made a lot of progress mass wise just by drinking a glass of Greens every day! Who would have thought veggies would help me grow muscle? Not me.
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