Digestion is a major problem in 21st century
lifestyle. Everybody is too busy to sit down and eat properly, or healthily and
there is a massive increase in colon cancer cases. The question we must ask of
ourselves is why does this happen? Followed by what can I do about it?
Let's start with why does this happen because this has far wider implications
than mere indigestion. Indigestion is nothing more than a symptom that your
digestive juices are not performing the function that they are designed to
perform. In a nutshell that means that your body is not disposing of excess or
waste products. This causes indigestion, heart burn etc. It also assists in
putting on weight and constipation. So we have three problems now: Indigestion,
obesity and bowel dysfunction. We can also add to that the potential for heart
problems caused by obesity. It doesn't come more serious does it?
What to do about it
The second question we should ask is: "What can I do about it?" There is a
simple, natural, remedy that I will come to later but for now let's look at what
most people do about indigestion. They buy hundreds of millions of dollars worth
of 'off the shelf' cures. Without mentioning names of products because every
supermarket and drug store have shelves full of various cures for indigestion
and heartburn that I'm sure you know as many as I do. People who buy and use
these products will know that, at best, they only provide temporary relief and
cost quite a lot of cash for what they are. I've seen products retailing at $8
or $9 that contain a few cents of ingredients. Little wonder they only want to
give you temporary relief; this goose lays 24 carat golden eggs for the makers
and sellers. Now let's look at something that goes to the soul of the problem.
To overcome indigestion, and the more serious offshoots mentioned above, you
must regain the balance of your body function by stimulating your natural
digestive juices to work in the manner that they should. The common link between
indigestion, obesity and colon disorders is the inability of your body to break
down the food that you eat and process it in the correct manner. The answer is
Apple Cider Vinegar. Take one Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of
water with each meal. The acidity of the vinegar stimulates the natural
digestive juices into performing their natural function and your body will start
showing the affects within a couple of days. Often on the first day of using it.
Medicinal powers of Vinegar
The medicinal powers of vinegar have been catalogued for many years. During
World War 1 common vinegar was used for cleaning infection from wounds before
dressing, it has been used as antiseptic for surgery in emergencies. The
benefits of this product are widely publicised but just as widely ignored.
On a personal note I suffered from indigestion and a hiatus hernia a little over
a year ago. The hiatus hernia was controlled by strict diet - mainly avoiding
spicy foods. This was murder to keep up with because I love food and especially
spicy food. A friend suggested I use a Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a
glass of water when I eat and I was prepared to try it. The result: I have just
about forgotten what indigestion is and can eat any spicy foods that I wish and
never suffer from the hiatus hernia.
There is one more thing that you can do to help your body function in the manner
it was designed to work and that is to increase your daily exercise. I don't
mean sign up at a gym or employ a personal trainer. All you have to do is walk
for at least 20 minutes each day. You can start by taking 4 walks of 5 minutes
and build up to 20 minutes. It doesn't have to be power walking, just remember
that the body needs movement to function and only you can give it that. Before
too long you will want to walk for 40 minutes each day as you start reclaiming
your body. - Just don't get into heavy exercise unless you have discussed what
you propose to do with you doctor and she/he has approved it.
The way of life that came to the fore in the late 20th century and persists
today is not a natural way for your body to function. Just be aware of that and
make a few minor changes. There is little point in having a great income and
lifestyle to die young is there?
About The Author:
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