Cure IBS With A Home Detox And “Good” Bacteria

bact familyWe’ve all heard the term Irritable Bowel Syndrome, as this common ailment affects about 30 million people in the United States alone. Unfortunately, not much is really known about the cause or treatment of IBS, resulting in a lot of misinformation, frustration, and distress for the sufferer.

As someone who suffered with “IBS” for years and years, I cannot only relate, but I can speak from experience. Before I became wise to the fact that endless prescription medications were never going to fix me, I listened to my doctor’s advice about cutting out fruits and vegetables and everything else I loved, in order to “control my acid stomach”. Needless to say, controlling said “acid stomach” was impossible, ridiculous, and factually misleading. IBS is merely the symptoms associated with not having enough good bacteria in the gut, not a condition caused by eating certain foods, although certain foods can certainly cause irritation in the gut.

What I needed was to rebuild my beneficial gut bacteria – or microbiome. Years of eating processed foods, sugary and wheat products, indiscriminate antibiotic use and social drinking, had destroyed the good bacteria in my gut, leaving the door open for “bad” bacteria such as Enterobacteriaceae. This sort of overgrowth is quite common due to our “modern diet”, causing gas, bloating, constipation, heartburn, and a host of other symptoms that are often “treated” with prescription medication. Medications only worsen the problems over time, further upsetting the delicate balance of intestinal flora.

So, how did I solve my IBS problem? Firstly, I did proper detox program with daily colon cleansing and probiotics, which helped rebuild my healthy intestinal flora. I noticed the improvement almost immediately.

Secondly, I began eating (and drinking) fermented products on a daily basis. Nothing is better for the gut than fermented foods, which humanity has benefitted from for thousands of years. Processed foods deplete beneficial gut bacteria; fermented foods increase beneficial gut bacteria.

Healing the gut also helps alleviate food allergies, hay fever, skin conditions, and sinusitis. It’s incredible to think just how many people are suffering at the hands of unnecessary prescription medications, just because of an imbalance of beneficial gut bacteria.

Since I embarked on yearly detoxing and daily consumption of fermented foods, I’ve never suffered any digestive distress, whatsoever. I spent years trying to figure out why I was plagued with IBS, and the solution was simple. My aim is to help others feel great too, without needing to consult a physician or resort to pharmaceutical drugs.

If you consume too much processed foods, drink alcohol; have been on antibiotics or other medication for a prolonged period of time, or have suddenly developed allergies, the Bliss Body Home Detox can help you. To find out more about this article, or how a detox can help you, please GET IN TOUCH today. We look forward to helping you achieve a greater level of health.

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Been Told To Have Your Gallbladder Removed? Then Read This…

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Remove gallstones with the Bliss Body Home Detox. http://www.blissbodysystem.com

As I sit here on my 4th day of the Bliss Body Home Detox, I realize how lucky I am to have discovered this method of self-healing, and how much I want to help others do the same. No matter what state of health you’re in, you can achieve optimal health with a plant-based liquid diet, supplements, daily colemas, liver flushing, and rest.

Aside from weight-loss, most people enter a detox program with the purpose of finding a greater level of health, combatting illness, or with the aim of giving up prescription medication. I’ve never encountered anyone enter a detox program with the intention of healing themselves, and failing.   Detoxification and fasting is a cure for just about any condition, mild or chronic. Our bodies are perfectly capable of self-healing, if given the right tools to do so.

Just about every, illness, ailment, and affliction is treatable without prescription medication, or surgery.

Let’s take gallstones, for example. Over half a million gallbladders are removed every year in the US alone. For most people, this operation is unnecessary. It’s also dangerous. The gallbladder’s duty is to collect bile from the liver for the break down of fats and oils. Removing the gallbladder will not eliminate the problem, given that the problem begins in a liver damaged by lifestyle choices. The liver will still continue to produce bile, but without the gallbladder, bile just gets dumped into the intestines, resulting in a lifetime of digestive disorders and other health complications.

I have seen many people pass gallstones safely and effectively, through the process of liver flushing. A few years ago I worked with someone who passed a couple dozen actual gallstones after his 3rd liver flush. Had he not chosen this method of healing, he’d probably be on the operating table right now.  He is but one of many examples of people taking their lives and their health into their own hands through detox and natural healing.

Years ago a doctor told me that my digestion problems were a result of my gallbladder, and that I would probably have to remove it. This was his prognosis after prodding my belly with his fingers for a few seconds. It’s this kind of quack diagnosis that costs people their health and their organs, while the medical industry continues to profit.

Years later, after many detoxes and a complete lifestyle change, I have none of the symptoms I had then. As it turns out, my issue was simply a lack of good gut bacteria, which was easily remedied by consuming fermented foods.   I am now in the best health of my life at 44, and I have no need for doctors, prescription medication, or unnecessary surgeries of any kind.

If you suspect that you may have gallstones, let natural healing be your first choice before you rush to the operating table.   If you’re unable to attend a detox resort, perhaps a home detox is the answer for you. The Bliss Body Home Detox is safe, effective, and easy to follow. Using plant-based supplements, fruit, and vegetables, the program is right for anyone, regardless of age, weight, or state of health.

If you have a health issue and would like more information on the Bliss Body Home Detox, please visit:  www.blissbodysystem.com

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The Good Fat

Since the mid 20th century we’ve been indoctrinated into the belief that eating fat causes us to be fat, and fat-free products are better for us. More and more evidence is emerging to prove just the opposite.  For decades we’ve bought into the fat-free industry, but the drawbacks of avoiding fat often means we consume more sugar instead. Eating low-fat food causes us to eat more, as fat is filling. These “fat-free” foods are usually just high calorie carbohydrate and sugar-filled foods, and have been linked from obesity all the way to Alzheimer’s.

The Saturated Fat Myth

There are good fats, and there are bad fats. Saturated fats have been wrongly demonized for years. Take coconut oil, for example. It’s a medium-chain fatty acid, requiring no pancreatic enzymes for digestion, converting straight to energy when consumed. Containing beneficial lauric acid, coconut oil is probably one of nature’s finest sources of energy. And it won’t make you gain weight; in fact, some studies suggest it actually encourages weight-loss.

Because coconut oil converts straight to energy without being stored as fat, it is the perfect supplement to take before a workout, or as a “snack” between meals. Nothing curbs hunger, or gives you a burst of energy quite like a shot of coconut oil!

Some more coconut oil facts:

  • In cultures where coconuts/coconut oil is the predominant food, obesity and heart disease are literally unheard of
  • Lauric acid destroys harmful pathogenic bacteria in the body. Raw coconut oil is a great anti-fungal and antibacterial remedy
  • Coconut oil is beneficial for the external body too, as it protects the skin against sunburn, and nourishes and protects the hair
  • It is a stable oil with a high smoke point (about 450F), so it’s ideal oil for cooking
  • There are many documented cases where coconut oil consumption has lead to improved brain activity in Alzheimer’s patients

The benefits of coconut oil are literally too vast to list extensively, but the research is widely available. The best piece of advice I could possibly give anyone about coconut oil is to take a shot of cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil every day and see and feel the results for yourself!

This integral fat is used as part of the Bliss Body Home Detox, to give the body a source of energy during the process.  To find out more, please visit:  www.blissbodysystem.com

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Detox The Body With Fruit & Vegetables

There seem to be a lot of supplements, shakes, and detox “wonder” pills on the market, which promise to flush the liver, detox the body, and promote weight-loss. While a lot of these supplements may contain natural ingredients such as milk thistle, they are useless if taken alongside a normal diet of meat, dairy, processed foods, etc.

Detoxification means that the excretory organs (liver, kidneys, and bowel) must rest from their duties. This allows the body’s enzymes to effectively cleanse and rid the body of damaged tissue, rather than fulfilling their usual task of breaking down and digesting food.

This process does not really occur if we’re eating what we regularly eat and taking a “detox supplement”, as the body still has to break down the food and supplement, instead of concentrating on detox duties. So you see, those supplements are little more than a marketing gimmick, for the most part.   If you want to really detox the body, you need to do the following:

  • Drink juiced organic fruit and vegetables only. Both fruit and veg have exclusive benefits for the detox process: Fruits cleanse and purge; vegetables restore and renew.
  • Take a plant superfood supplement to ensure that you maintain your mineral levels throughout your detox. This is really important! Chlorella is my first choice, as it not only has a complete mineral profile, but it draws out heavy metals from the body.
  • Drinking alkaline or oxygenated water. This is really important, as normal water isn’t “live” and is devoid of oxygen. If you cannot find oxygenated water, then add a tiny bit of Sodium Bicarbondate to your water, or add some juice from squeezed limes to make it more alkaline.
  • Have clear mineral-rich, potassium broth soups. You want the digestion to rest as much as possible; ensure you drink just the broth, and not the vegetable starch.

Ensuring a detox program is successful and safe requires a lot of hands-on knowledge and expertise.   Although detox resorts are not the answer for everyone, everyone deserves the opportunity to benefit from such a program.If you would like to experience the benefits of a full-service detox resort in the comfort of home with professional support, please get in touch for a free consultation! info@blissbodysystem.com

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Why Organic Pineapples?

2015-02-10 18.25.47Can you tell the difference between the two pineapples in this picture? Look closely, and you will see a slight difference in their appearance. The pineapple on the right is organically grown; the pineapple on the left is not. It’s difficult to tell by looking at the photograph, but there are definite, yet subtle, differences in the two.

I recently learned that conventionally grown pineapples are subjected to large amounts of pesticides and agrochemicals. Entire crops are repeatedly sprayed to allow steady and consistent harvesting. Many people are of the opinion that the thick rind prevents the absorption of pesticides into the flesh, but given the intensity and frequency of the spraying, this is just not true.

To quote Fernando Ramirez, a leading agronomist in Costa Rica:
“Pineapples need very large amounts of pesticides, about 20kg of active ingredient per hectare per cycle. The soil is sterilized; biodiversity is eliminated. Fourteen to 16 different types of treatment are typically needed, and many have to be applied several times. They use chemicals that are dangerous for the environment and human health.”

I corroborated this fact with a local Thai friend who worked as a crop sprayer driver in the past. His advice to me? Stay well away from the local pineapples, unless they are organic!

Given this information, there is simply no reason to eat conventionally grown pineapples when the organic variety is readily available. I take great pride in the fact that the pineapples used in my kombucha tea are locally sourced, organic only!

Try a glass today at one of following locations, in Koh Samui:
Lamphu Health Store – Lamai
The Source – Lamai
Organic Life – Lamai
Lamai Veggie – Lamai
Yogarden – Bophut

For more info on kombucha tea, please contact info@blissbodysystem.com

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5 Healthy Habits For 2015

171The end of January is almost upon us, so it’s time to check in and see how much of a healthy start we’ve had so far. Have you been good? Did you start a gym membership, or new eating plan? How disciplined have you been since you set your resolutions? Do resolutions even work?

Being healthy isn’t hard, and it doesn’t have to be dull, either.   However, finding good, wholesome, organic food is not easy for everyone. Let’s look at five ways we can eat more healthily, regardless of our financial situation, current weight, or where we live:

  1. Eat animal proteins and starchy carbohydrates separately: This is one of the quickest ways to improve digestion, boost metabolism, and lose weight. Although we are accustomed to eating meat with carbohydrates in just about every dish on Earth, it doesn’t mean that it’s right. The body is unable to digest animal proteins and carbohydrates together, resulting in accumulated undigested food particles in the bowel. Over time this can lead to a sluggish digestion and metabolism, so make sure to eat these as far away from each other as possible. You’ll really see and feel the difference!
  2. Enjoy fruit – but never eat it as dessert: Fruit is best eaten alone, on an empty stomach. Fruit digests mostly in the small intestine, and needs a clear path through the digestive tract to get there. If eaten as dessert, fruit gets ‘stuck” behind the meal, doesn’t digest properly, and creates gas and discomfort. Fruit is the perfect food for the human body; it just needs to be eaten correctly.
  3. Eat more fermented foods: Fermented foods are filled with good bacteria, which promotes healthy digestion and regular bowel movements. Often, symptoms of IBS, allergies, skin rashes, indigestion and constipation can be signs of insufficient gut bacteria. Processed foods, pasteurized dairy, alcohol, and medicines are the culprits behind the destruction of this good bacteria. The three best sources of healthy fermented foods are: Kefir, Kombucha Tea, Kimchi. You can also eat raw honey and raw dairy, if it’s available, and drink raw apple cider vinegar to boost gut health.
  4. Cut out sugar, but avoid artificial sweeteners: We already know sugar is bad, but artificial sweeteners are worse. Studies have shown an insulin response to foods with artificial sweeteners, is equal to the insulin response to foods with these sweeteners, and that’s bad news! In fact, some scientists suggest that sugar-free drinks are a direct cause of obesity and type-2 diabetes. Stick to healthy substitutes like raw honey or stevia.
  5. Get rid of any processed multivitamins: Every day, store-bought multivitamins have chemical additives, and are difficult for the body to absorb. Clever marketing can lead to the belief that these supplements are a good substitute for food, which they are NOT! There is never a good substitute for healthy organic food. To supplement your diet, choose plant-based super greens like Spirulina, Chlorella, or Moringa Leaf, which are packed with minerals, vital nutrients, and are easy to digest. Try it for yourself! You won’t regret it.

These 5 simple adjustments to diet and lifestyle will yield enormous changes in your overall wellbeing. Heightened energy levels, better digestion, better sleep and a boost in brainpower are just some of the benefits. Healthy eating is not about calorie counting or portion control, rather it’s sticking to nature’s menu as closely as possible, and being aware of how the digestion works. Good digestion is the cornerstone of good health, and the more we can assist the body in the digestion process, the better off we’ll be.

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Good Digestion Is The Foundation Of Abundant Health

An indisputable fact about our digestion is that it is the cornerstone of good health. Without good digestion we cannot expect to enjoy a healthy state of mind or body. Think about the last time you had indigestion – was it a good feeling? Of course not!

When our digestive system suffers, we suffer. Digestion is a process using an enormous amount of energy, working behind the scenes 24/7, to break down all the many different food combinations in our modern-day diet. Remember all those Thanksgiving dinners? Christmas dinners? Roast dinners with many different dishes? How tired we feel after eating those meals!

The tiredness we experience after a big meal is the enormous amount of energy being used by the body to fulfil its duty of digestion.

The long-term implications of a sluggish digestion are at the very best, weight-gain, and at the worst, disease and/or death. If the body is overfed and overtaxed with incompatible food combinations, then elimination slows down, toxins build up in the body, creating an ideal environment for disease to develop.

Think back to when you last ate a really healthy meal. It could have been today, yesterday, or maybe even a year ago. Do you remember how good you felt afterwards?   If you had a lot of energy, then that was a sure sign that the food you ate was good for you, was digested easily, and was assimilated and eliminated with ease.

You know you’re eating the right foods when:

 Your food tastes good
√ Your food is easy to chew and swallow
 Your food does not cause discomfort after swallowing
 Your food does not create gas, burping, bloating, constipation, or pain in the abdomen
√ You feel energised after the meal
√ You have a bowel movement soon afterwards

To enjoy good digestion and radiant health, you should:

 Eat a 70% water-based (alkaline) diet (raw fruit and veg should make up the bulk of your daily intake)
 Chew food slowly and carefully. Your food should be almost liquid before swallowing, to encourage easier digestion in the stomach
 Separate your animal proteins and starchy carbohydrates as much as possible. The two don’t digest well together properly, due to requiring different digestive enzymes
√ Avoid processed foods, sugar, wheat, and fried foods as much as possible
 Include lots of raw green vegetables in your daily diet. The enzymes in these foods assist with the digestion of concentrated foods
 Never eat fruit after a meal, and eat one kind of fruit at a time
√ Eat fruit on an empty stomach
 Never eat a big meal at night
√ Never drink water during a meal, it dilutes the digestive juices!

And most importantly: If you food has you reaching for antacids, then it’s probably doing you more harm than good. Our bodies shouldn’t require chemicals to break down and digest the very medicine we consume to sustain life. Think about that for a minute!

If you feel you have a sluggish digestion, and would like advice on diet, detox, weight-loss or cleanse, please visit: www.blissbodysystem.com for a free consultation.

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