Category Archives: Digestion

BPA-free Biodegradable Plastic Bottles

We hear about how plastic bottles are filling our landfills and oceans, but bottled water manufacturers and consumers can solve this problem. We do have biodegradable choices, and biodegradable plastic may cost us a little more in the short term, but I’m sure the costs will fall in the future, as our health and our planet’s health improve.

See and BioGreen Biodegradable BPA-Free Sport Bottle with Wide Mouth DuoFlow Lid (26-Ounce). These bottles are BPA, DEHA and DEHP Free, and they are made in the USA. read more

Dr. Weil’s Anti-inflammation Pyramid

I was just looking at the anti-inflammation food pyramid on and saw that Dr. Weil included beans, whole grains, and dairy products in his selection. However, I once read that if a food causes you indigestion most times you eat it, then you should cut it from your diet. Repeated bouts of indigestion (and flatulence) can bring on intestinal (and then general) inflammation and ill health. Beans, whole grains, and dairy products cause indigestion in many people, especially as they age.

As a remedy for indigestion and general inflammation, I find that Dr. Sear’s Zone Diet (minus the dairy and soy products) works the best. And since this diet is somewhat restrictive, I take calcium supplements (1000 mg per day, divided into 2 or 3 doses) and Vitamin D (1000 IU per day). I also drink one glass of lactose free skim milk at lunch. read more

Drug-induced Gastrointestinal Disorders

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It is important to figure out what is bothering your digestive tract, since indigestion is not only a symptom but a condition that can lead to more serious ailments. You should be aware of how your medications affect your digestion and you should probably avoid foods that bother you.

Cabbage Cures?

They say cabbage heals ulcers and prevents cancer. Here is one great site for finding information: The World’s Healthiest Foods: Cabbage.

Some people drink cabbage juice (the fresh juice is sweet, with a bit if an edge). If you buy a good WIDE MOUTHED juicer, the process is quite easy.

Others go on cabbage soup diets, but I am sure that you would want to investigate its health effects, since boiling the cabbage destroys nutrients and since protein is an important component of all healthy dietary regimes. read more