We are not only what we eat… but how and what we digest.
Heartburn, nausea, indigestion, diarrhea… you’ve heard it you’ve felt it. Our digestion should be smooth sailing from start to end, symptoms of indigestion of any kind are clues that we may not be getting all the nutrients we need from the food and supplements we take. Every facet of health or “dis-ease” can be affected by poor digestion because of malabsorption of nutrients, inappropriate inflammation and toxic debris. For example, muscle tissue needs a steady and large supply of a calcium/magnesium ratio. When we are lacking in these nutrients muscle pain or weakness can occur. Even if you take a large amount of these minerals but have low stomach acid you will not absorb them and come to the conclusion that the nutrients did not work.
Our digestion is a complex process including salivary enzymes, mechanical and chemical breakdown, stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes and secretions, liver secretions, tons of beneficial bacteria, absorptive cells, peristalsis and more!
Most current treatments for digestive symptoms are to cover those symptoms and frequently to inhibit digestive process by blocking stomach acid. Where as to actually enhance and optimize digestion supporting the digestive process and strengthening it is what is needed.
Symptoms of low stomach acid
Belching after meals
Bloating after meals
Food sits in stomach
Diarrhea in morning
Not improving from mineral or herb use
Symptoms of low digestive enzymes
Gas and bloating hours after eating
Constipation or diarrhea or alternating
Undigested food in stool
Greasy or floating stool
Eat healthy but don’t improve in health
Small bumps on skin
Create optimal digestion to Be Well…
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Pumpkin Pie ( Gluten & Dairy Free)
1 can pumpkin (or bake your own)
2/3 cup egg whites
½ cup coconut sugar**
¼ cup agave nectar**
1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour**
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Coconut oil – slightly softened
½ cup milled flax seeds with
mixed w/ 2 Tbsp warm water
4 Tbsp Cold coconut milk
Healthy Top Whipped Topping**
Mix Filing ingredients together, Bake Crust then add filling and bake for 40 minutes or until firm.
Top with Healthy Top Whipped topping!
Combine flour and salt, then cut in coconut oil and flax mixture using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk, one tablespoon at a time, while blending, until all ingredients are moist. Using wax paper, place dough onto one sheet, flatten with palm, place another sheet on top and pat out to desired size. Remove the top sheet and invert into pie pan. To bake the pie crust alone; Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes. With pie filling; Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350°F for an additional 40 minutes.
This makes a single pie crust that can fit 8-inch to 10-inch pie pans
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