Reflorastation can help keep our immune system at an optimum
level and support healthy digestion. Think of our bodies like we
do our cars. If we use inferior gas, the engine doesn’t work
well and over time this can have a deleterious effect on the
cars ability to function properly. If we neglect our cars, they
break down. The same is true for our bodies.
The stress of our bodies breaking down is the “S” of disease.
Stress comes in many forms: mental, emotional, physical,
intellectual and even spiritual. Many of us have not been
coached in methods to handle stress. Different personalities
manage stress differently. Perhaps it’s time to look at the
stressors we have in our lives, how we handle them and how much
it impacts our well being and our health.
Consider an “At Home Kit” to fortify your system—effectively!
When we manage D for digestion, I for immune system, and S for
stress, we can live with “ease”. MYREALHEALTH.COM Victoria
Bowmann, D.H.M., Ph.D. is a health care professional in Phoenix
AZ. Her focus is to empower others to care for themselves and
achieve that greatest level of vitality possible. Visit her
website at: MyRealHealth.com
We have learned that disease can also be considered ‘dis-ease’,
which is not necessarily illness but perhaps a lack of energy,
vitality and comfort within our bodies. So, what is the ‘dis’ of
disease? The origins of the word comes from Old French where the
‘dis’ represents a reversal or the lack of something. In this
regard, it means the lack or reversal of ‘ease’. So, how do we
drop the ‘dis’ and get ourselves back to the ‘ease’? Well,
through my many years of clinical work, I have happened upon
this useful acronym, DIS, to illustrate the vital factors that
contribute to dropping the ‘dis’ and keeping us in ‘ease’.”D”
stands for digestion, which is our fuel source. The foods we
consume including our vitamins, minerals and other supplements
make up our fuel. So let’s take a look at what foods we are
consuming to propel our bodies forward. Clean and fresh is best!
We can even make successful selections when eating out if we
follow a motto of clean and fresh is best! When we’re wandering
around the grocery store, let’s stay on the outside areas where
the fresh foods are: produce such as fruits and vegetables,
proteins in our meats and seafood, those items that have a short
shelf life. The longer a product can stay on the shelf, whether
at the store or in our pantry, the less vitality it contains to
provide the nutrients we each need.
Another component of digestion is our stomach and intestines’
ability to actually break down our foods into absorbable parts.
This is where chewing becomes important as the saliva in our
mouth actually starts the digestive process. Then the stomach
secretes acids and pepsin to digest proteins and fats. Once the
partially digested food moves into the small intestine, we need
the pancreatic enzymes to continue with the breakdown of
carbohydrates and sugars.
If there is discomfort during the 60 to 90 minutes after eating,
our system might need some additional support. Making a decision
about supplements is best done with the direction of a health
practitioner. You may need enzymes, Hydrochloric Acid, or even
ox bile. There are many brands, products and varieties to choose
from, so be sure your selection is based on evaluation of your
needs. There are also more effective times to take each of
these, so become an educated consumer.
The final process of digestion is elimination. While we think of
the large intestine or colon as the body’s “trash can”, it has
many more functions than that. When there is a healthy
microbiome (environment of the colon) numerous processes occur.
Our colon manufactures B12 and vitamin K, it absorbs nutrients
that might have not been absorbed in the small intestine, binds
to wastes and toxins so that they are not reabsorbed, reclaims
moisture so we don’t dehydrate, and also reclaims bile, which is
recirculated for protein digestion at our next meal.