Archive for May, 2012

The stomach

Okay, so where were we?  Oh yes, we were on the journey from mouth to anus, and I was just getting to the good bits.  The Esophagus is the express way down to the stomach, and after all the action has happened in the mouth, and provided the teeth have done their job and enzymes have kicked in, you have food being squeezed down the esophagus, like tooth paste being squeezed out of the tube.  There is a whole lot of muscular activity going on, and the bolus (food particles) are being directed down to the stomach where things are heating up. Read the rest of this entry

Going In!

The Art Of Eating!

You probably haven’t thought of your digestive process as a factory or a business site, however, when you break it down there really is quite a lot of work going on internally, for you, when you make a decision to eat something.

Food is fuel for the body, and food needs to be broken down by the digestive system to be used by the cells.  Cells need the molecule size morsals, known as nutrients for energy, growth and repair.  That’s basically why we need to eat.  But as you will find out a whole lot of other elements come into play……

 

The first part of your digestive process starts in the brain!  Yes that’s right, you have made a decision to eat something and the process starts in the brain, where in some cases their can be an emotional tug of war going on, depending on your beliefs.  Emotional Molecules are just as real as protein molecules or calcium molecules.  For example.,  your decision to eat bacon and eggs has evolved over time, because you have associated bacon and eggs as a delicious breakfast that fills you up and you may have read somewhere that there is protein in the eggs and bacon, and ‘real men and women’ eat bacon.  Your father ate bacon, your fathers father ate bacon and they were strong and wise, so you are going to eat bacon for the same reason.  There is emotion and memory and connectedness with this food. Read the rest of this entry

The Terrible Trio!

Flour, Sugar, Salt – all together!

There are some basic ingredients that we may use in our food preparation today, that would certainly  crumble under scrutiny, especially if we dissected the actual nutritional benefit.  These so called ‘foods’ need some review if we are considering the well-being of our bodies and our ability to eliminate and detox appropriately. In other words,  we are taking a look at some unpleasant house guests  that don’t clean up after themselves.  With your food choices today you want built in house-keeping  and quicker transit time!  But that’s a whole other story, let’s meet some bad house-guests, ‘TheTerrible Trio!

Starting with Flour:  Read the rest of this entry

What You Hear In The Hairdressers!

POO BOOK

The Poo In You book

When did information about ‘Poo’ become so popular?  Probably when people began to finally link digestive health with longevity, energy and beauty.  Each day, we have an opportunity to eat for maximum nutrition, each day we have the opportunity to make the right decisions on what to eat and how to move our bodies, and each day we have the same opportunities for sabotage.  Each day we have to eliminate, and hopefully eliminate at least one poo, when several times a day would be much better.  What to do? Read the rest of this entry