12 Best Tips For Improving Digestive And Bowel Function
I'm going to do an article now. This is basedon material from my book, Candida Crusher. I think you're going to find this quite auseful article. It's going to be a comprehensive article, and it's basically on the 12 besttips on how to improve digestive and bowel function. There are many different ways youcan improve how your gut works, but these are probably 12 of the best ways. Again, I'mgoing to read a little bit from my book, and I'm going to give you a few illustrationsand examples along the way. My book contains many of these different hints and tips.The first one. Add fermented and cultured
foods to your diet. I just wrotemy bookabout fermented and cultured foods, but now I'm elaborating a little bit more on it. Itmakes sense to incorporate these foods into your diet for many different reasons. I'vebeen recommending people eat these sort of foods for over 20 years, long before bookscame out on body ecology and different styles of diet, whether it's tempeh or kim chee.I was recommending people eat sauerkraut not long after I started practicing more than25 years ago. I've made sauerkraut up for a long, long time, over half my life. It'sa fantastic food to eat. I've eaten yogurt. Sour yogurt. Even when yogurt wasn'tfashion.I started to eat yogurt when I was quite young.
Yogurt was once very hard to findsupermarketsand was considered like a foreign food. I can remember one of my teachers, quite awellknown naturopathAustralia, who taught me naturopathy a long time ago mentioned thatwhen she first started to look for yogurtthe 1950sthe supermarket, she was toldthey don't sell that foreign muck here. They considered these foods quite strange and unusual.They were considered European foods, and they weren't really availablethe US that muchin the 1950s. They were very hard to get. The same with sauerkraut. The only peoplewho ate sauerkraut were really people from Germany or Switzerland who moved over to othercountries, particularly post war and brought
these foods with them. These kinds of foodsinclude yogurt, kefir, Kombucha, tempeh and fermented coconut water, miso, soy, kumis,and there are many other kinds of cultured foods as well.Besides containing beneficial bacteria like lactobacillus and bifida bacteria, fermentedand cultured foods provide your body with lactic acid, and this is what basically feedsthe bacteria is the lactic acid rich environment that you're providing the body. A good wayto begin to incorporate these foods into your diet is small amounts. This is a key thing.If you haven't really been taking cultured or fermented foods, don't just go crazy onit. In my book, you'll hear me say over and
again, always make change slowly but surely.Don't go nuts with any kind of change you make. Whether it's exercise or a diet change.You're only going to pay the price and feel terrible for it. Start maybe with two or threetablespoons of yogurt per day if you're not accustomed to eating yogurt. Start with asmall amount of kefir. Don't start with huge amounts straight away. You're going to getsick. It's just really going to affect your gut too much.Be very careful with yogurt,particular, because many brands are laden with artificialsugars. I've seen lots of yogurt containing aspartame and even cane sugar. That's notwhat you want to do. You don't want to eat
fruit and sugar with your yogurt with Candida.Just have a sour acidophilus yogurt to start witha small amount. Many people can tolerateyogurt, even people with dairy problems. If you've got a lactose intolerance and you getbad diarrhea, you want to avoid yogurt, but not a lot of people have got lactose intolerance.It's not as common as you think. The people who tend to have a big problem with cow'smilk, can often tolerate small amounts of yogurt, but then make sure it's a good yogurt.Always read the labels and ifdoubt, avoid buying yogurt from your supermarket and purchasefrom organic whole food suppliers. These kind of folks are less motivated to make purelya profit and many of them are focused on providing