Poor-Digestion-costs-pain-suffering-nutrition-patmoonIs Relief for Poor Digestion Really a Reason to Spend Fortunes?

The Digestive Tract is a marvelous system that serves us well for many years, furnishing pleasure as well as sustenance for a busy life. However, when things go wrong, we can be in for Big Trouble!

What happens when there is Fire in the Basement?

A brew of acids and enzymes is secreted by the stomach’s wall which prepares the foods we eat to become part of our body. When it works right it is a marvel of genius, but when it doesn’t work right… “woe is me!”

  1. Failure of this miraculous mechanism is seen as heartburn (acid reflux or GERD), bloating, excessive belching or burping, or bad breath. A fortune is spent each day by people running to the drugstore for antacids or something to put out the fire. Many people are even seeking extensive medical tests and drugs in order to extinguish the fire.
    1. What many people do not realize is that antacids actually make the problem worse! They kill the good acid, HCL, that is needed for complete stomach digestion.
  2. The late Hugh Tuckey, M.D. (a gastrointestinal specialist) says that most people who suffer from fire in the basement do not have too much HCL in the stomach, but too little. That is startling news to the person who suffers from acid reflux and other symptoms. The stomach feels like the inside of an automobile battery. How could the doctor say that there is a lack of acid? The truth is, there is a lot of acid, but not HCL.
    1. The foods we eat are made up of many acids. Proteins, for example, are composed of 22 amino acids. These form the building blocks from which our bodies are maintained. However, without HCL they cannot be utilized and only cause misery and pain.
    2. A breakdown in stomach digestion such as a Hiatal Hernia can allow food and/or acid to go back up to the esophagus which is one of leading causes of esophageal cancer.
  3. Also, the foods we eat contain certain harmful bacteria which must be destroyed by HCL. Without enough HCL these bacteria ferment the amino acids and sugars in the stomach to produce gas, heartburn (acid reflux), and misery.
    1. An important note here… many food contamination illnesses and deaths might be avoided if there is adequate HCL in the stomach because it will destroy those harmful bacteria. I’m talking about things such as: Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, and Listeria.
  4. Tuckey found that by giving HCL and pepsin with each meal, the natural cycle of digestion can be restored. The fire will go out, the gas will subside, and life can be pleasant again.

heartburn-digestion-antacids-stomach-nutrition-patmoonNeoLife produces a product containing betaine HCL and pepsin, called Beta-Gest Digestive Aid.

Taken with each meal in whatever quantities are needed (usually 1 to 3 tablets) will help solve the problems that happen when digestion is not what it should be due to lack of HCL.

Could there be Trouble in the Tunnel?

Digestion that began in the stomach must be continued in the small intestine. When things go wrong there, we are in for more trouble!

  1. The pancreas must produce enzymes to finish digesting protein or it cannot be utilized. The liver must furnish bile to dissolve fats or they cannot be absorbed. When these things are not in working order; there is more gas and bloating which means our foods, vitamins, and minerals go right through without being utilized.
    1. Any extra bile furnished by the liver is stored in the gallbladder. If you have lost your gallbladder to surgery; this could mean that you are at a higher risk of heart disease because of fats not being processed properly.
  2. Many food allergies begin here. Poorly digested proteins may get into the blood stream where they are looked upon as enemies by your body’s defense system. There can be various reactions such as nasal or lung congestion, cold like symptoms, headaches, eczema, asthma, hives, and other skin issues.
  3. A low level of pancreatic enzymes is of particular concern when considering chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cancer.

pancreas-enzymes-intestine-nutrition-patmoonNeoLife has come to the rescue with a product called Enzyme Digestive Aid.

It breaks down protein and sugars (carbs), and dissolves fats. It is enteric coated to carry it through the acid environment of the stomach and deliver it safely to the alkaline environment of the small intestine. In the small intestine it is easily dissolved and releases its potent enzymes at the exact right time to finish the work that was started in the stomach.

More Trouble in the Tunnel a little Deeper!

A man-made problem in the small intestine arises when we kill off the friendly bacteria that line its walls. They help with digestion, manufacture some very important B vitamins, keep candida yeast from getting out of control, and help reduce inflammation which reduces the risk of chronic diseases.

  1. Friendly bacteria is destroyed in various ways: too much sugar, antibiotics, other prescription drugs, birth control pills, alcohol, sodas, flu type bugs, and various other junk foods.
  2. Friendly bacteria is necessary for a healthy colon. Colon related diseases are more common than most people realize. After all, who goes around complaining about their diverticulosis, their irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or irregularity in the form of diarrhea or constipation?
  3. Probiotics in the form of various types of acidophilus strains are well known restorers of friendly bacteria. These probiotics are very fragile so it is difficult to get them through the acid environment of the stomach without it being digested prior to arriving in the intestines where it needs to do its work.
    1. Laboratory tests have shown that 99 percent of probiotic foods like kefir or yogurt do not arrive in the intestines to do their job
    2. Laboratory tests also show that many probiotic supplements do not survive the acid environment of the stomach
  4. Did you know that your appendix works as a reservoir for storing healthy bacteria that will be available when needed? I hope you are not like me and still have your appendix. Mine was removed when I was 13 years old.

Bacteria-probiotics-garlic-nutrition-patmoonNeoLife has solved these problems with Acidophilus Plus.

It is wrapped in an enteric coating that delivers 5 billion ‘live’ microorganisms to the intestines… guaranteed! One small capsule has the same amount of probiotics as 10 servings of yogurt that is not guaranteed to arrive in the intestines because it has to make it through the stomach acid without being destroyed.

NeoLife’s Acidophilus Plus is a proprietary blend of 5 types of clinically proven probiotics: Lactobacilus acidophilus, Lactobacilus bulgaricus, Lactobacilus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Streptococcus thermophiles. Say those 5 names 5 times quickly!

Garlic Allium Complex is another wonderful NeoLife product that performs an important function in the bowel and colon area.

While it is important to increase the friendly bacteria with NeoLife Acidophilus Plus; NeoLife’s Garlic Allium Complex gives us a powerful tool that goes to work against harmful yeast and mold.

Garlic Allium is also enteric coated for maximum delivery to the colon. It survives the trip through the stomach acid and is delivered safely where it is needed to do its work. We are also spared garlic breath on the way since it does not dissolve in the stomach.

Disaster at the Dump!

If you have the nicest house in the neighborhood but the sewer plugs up; there is major trouble! If everything goes fine in life but you can’t have a bowel movement; you have BIG problems. Cancer of the colon has raced ahead to become a major killer today. There is a reason for this.

  1. When waste moves too slowly through the colon; it irritates the colon lining and the irritation can start the cancer, usually in the form of polyps.
  2. Food fiber is what keeps the waste moving through the colon at a reasonable rate and prevents irritation from taking place.
    1. White, processed flour has all the fiber taken out of it; and is one of the greatest aggravator of this disease.
  3. Earlier in this article I mentioned the rush to the pharmacy to buy antacids to put out the fire in the stomach. Neck to neck in this race to the pharmacy are the millions who are after laxatives.
    1. Untold millions of dollars are spent trying to unclog the plumbing; yet what is really needed is fiber on a regular basis to make it operate normally.

NeoLife has once again come to the rescue with a fiber product that offers all the families of fiber our body needs… All Natural Fiber Food and Drink Mix.

It is taken from 12 natural sources such as: fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains.

Fiber has been associated with regularity for generations. Scientific research supports this important dietary function of fiber as well as other significant health benefits. NeoLife’s All Natural Fiber Food and Drink Mix has a smooth texture, is tasty, and a convenient way to get 6 grams of soluble and insoluble fiber in each serving.

colon-fiber-nutrition-patmoonNeoLife has 3 other products to assist in preventing disaster at the dump.

  1. Neo-Lax is a tried and true combination of herbs for fast and gentle bowel relief. When you need and want action right away, you can’t beat this natural herbal remedy.
  2. Alfalfa Plus Fiber is a natural blend of micronutrients, minerals, and fiber from alfalfa that supports optimal health and regularity.
  3. NeoLife Bar is a treat of natural foods that treats you right. It not only has 5 grams of fiber but is also glycemic response controlled to keep blood sugar levels normal and steady. There are 2 wonderful flavors:
    1. NeoLife Bar – Fruit and Nuts
    2. NeoLife Bar – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Last but not least, NeoLife has a refreshing drink that offers healing for a broken digestive tract… Aloe Vera Plus.

It supports gastrointestinal health from top to bottom, supports a strong immune system and normal blood sugar levels, as well as helps prevent inflammation.

So how do you score in the territory of Digestion health?

Are things going well in the basement, tunnel, and waste disposal site? If not, NeoLife may just be the answer to fixing what is not going well. It may also be the answer to preventing a regrettable situation from developing.

Begin today to meet your needs in all these important areas. You will be rewarded with a smooth Digestive System and more enjoyment of all your meals for a long and productive life.

Be informed and stay proactive in taking care of your health!

Remember: Your Health is A Reflection of What You Eat and Who You Are!


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