Adequate stomach acid aka hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid is the holy grail of digestion because of its many functions. HCL helps: absorb protein, calcium, vitamin B12, and iron, avoid gas, bloating, and acid reflux (because you are digesting instead of fermenting food), suppress growth of ingested bacteria and candida, and evade brain-gut mood imbalances. Hydrochloric acid production decreases with age and in the presence of chronic inflammation and should be supplemented to avoid rotting food and premature aging.
Abundance of digestive enzymes. Just like hydrochloric acid, studies show that as you age your body’s enzyme production decreases, meaning it becomes increasingly difficult to digest your food. Greater digestive enzyme stress depletes the body of metabolic enzyme production and according to Dr. Edward Howell, an enzyme researcher; metabolic enzyme deficit is the root of health problems. What’s the moral of the story? You want to make sure your enzyme reserves are high to properly digest your food which enhances the body’s metabolic enzyme production.
Regular Healthy Bowel Movements. The normal range for stool transit through the colon for adults is 20 hours to 72 hours (2). Optimally, stool should pass as many times as you eat per day give or take. Do you go number two at least once or more every day? If you don’t, consider a colon cleansing formula that provides soluble fiber and cleanses out toxic colon pockets, moving stagnant waste out of the colon and promoting healthy regular bowel eliminations.
Emily Pobratyn Nutritional Health Coach says that “a healthy digestive tract is about being proactive rather than reactive.” The products she uses are beyond organic, clean with ZERO additives, fillers, binders, or excipients.
“It’s so simple to avoid gut imbalance so why wait for serious symptoms? And if you are experiencing constipation, small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), those stubborn extra pounds, heartburn, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you can reverse these too,” said Emily Pobratyn, MBA, HC, AADP.
Emily’s “one sick puppy,” personal experience which revolved around serious digestive issues, kidney issues, and those extra stubborn pounds inspired her to get involved in her own health as an active participant rather than a passive spectator.
When “my mom became severely ill and there was no conventional solution I set on a quest to find real answers. I enrolled in an integrative nutrition program in New York and learned over 100 dietary theories and modalities and became a Health Coach (HC), which is a relatively new profession commended by the US Congress. I started putting all this knowledge (plus more) into action.
I was transformed.
My mom was a new person.
My clients were jumping for joy,” said Emily.
Exquisite health and wellness is waiting for you. It’s real and wonderful. Start with optimizing your digestion. It’s the first and crucial step to wellness! When you purchase the products mentioned in this article, you get my bonus protocol on how best to use them.
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