The best diet in the world is harmful if it can’t be properly digested. The malfunctioning digestive system can result in nearly every disease known to mankind. When the digestion is disordered, the all-important liver is over-burdened, and potentially lethal toxins reach the bloodstream irritating and damaging tissues and organs throughout the body, and causing a chronic low-level immune response, with elevation of stress hormones.
TIPS FOR GOOD DIGESTION:
Activation of the sympathetic nervous system takes energy and blood flow from the digestive tract. Physical exercise drastically cuts the blood supply to the liver and digestive tract, and so must be balance with periods of rest. Chronic over-work can damage the liver and digestive system. However, a sedentary lifestyle causes chronic activation of the sympathetic nervous system.Working less than two hours after a substantial meal is destructive to digestion, and can force undigested food into the bloodstream.
Anything abusive to the stomach can hinder its function: over-eating, irritants, such as spices, hot onions, saponins etc. Anything that irritates the stomach or small intestine causes a flow of serotonin. Excess serotonin result in lack of appetite and/ or nausea. The stomach will not produce its proper digestive secretions when it is in a rejective state. Eating in this state will result in undigested food reaching the small intestine. Do no eat protein until hunger returns.
If the stomach is irritated, fruits which contain irritants or harsh acids, such as citrus, pineapple etc. are less irritating if eaten with a meal, or at least after other food has been taken. In other word’s not first thing in the morning, by itself.
Histamine is released during digestion, and causes feelings of hunger; if there is a problem with high histamine levels, then going hungry will cause histamine levels to build up, resulting in an excessive release alter eating, which will disorder digestion. Even a glass of water can stave off histamine production until food can be eaten. Rule: Do not ignore hunger.
Eating nothing but fruit for a day, or even a half a day, can put the digestive system back on track after a minor upset, like a day of eating wrong, etc. However, if the stomach itself is irritated, the harsher, more acidic fruits may need to be avoided.
Sodium in necessary for the synthesis of stomach acid. Good adrenal function is also necessary, as low
adrenal function causes sodium deficiency.
Undigested protein can be fed on by bacteria that turn it into highly alkaline ammonia. When the body is excessively alkaline, the stomach cannot produce enough acid. Highly alkaline urine is a sign of ammonia production. The ph of the saliva will tell you if you have low stomach acid. If the saliva is alkaline, 6.6 or so, then the stomach is acid. If the saliva is acid, then the stomach is alkaline.
If there is weak stomach acid, proteins should be eaten without carbohydrates, as carbohydrates inhibit acid production. If there is excess acid, it can be helpful to eat some carbohydrate proteins. If a mixed meal is eaten, it is always best to eat proteins first, then carbohydrates, as is customary (dessert)
Protein should be eaten on an empty stomach, when there is hunger. Too much food (or water) at one meal hampers the stomach’s ability to churn and may overwhelm the stomach secretions.
H. Pylori infection in the stomach can lower stomach acid. Eating a tablespoon of honey on an empty stomach is helpful for that.
Thorough chewing is necessary for good digestion.
Protein should not be consumed without fat. Adequate fat is necessary for proper bile flow.
Raw protein seem to be much more digestible than cooked proteins. Both cooking and stomach acid denature protein. However, it is unlikely that both processes result in exactly the same unfolding. Since the digestive system uses several diferent proteolytic enzymes, and protein digestion occurs in several quite separate and distinct steps, the correct three dimensional structures must be presented to each enzyme for each step to be successful, in the proper order. lf cooking does not produce exactly the same physical structures as acid denaturing, the first step will be incorrect. Then it will not present the proper structures for the second step and the entire sequential digestive process is disrupted and distorted. The offensive odors typical of the feces of meat-eaters are from toxic amines such as indole, skatol, putrescine, cadaverine, ptomatropine etc. and indicate that proteins are not digested properly, for if they had been, there would be nothing for the putrefactive bacteria in the colon to metabolize to produce these amines.
Excess fruit — There is a widespread presence of serotonin in many seeds and fruits. This may serve to stimulate the digestive tract into expelling the seeds. This may be a problem.
Low calcium, low vitamin D, and irritation by excess rough fiber and/or irritating spices can weaken the ileocaecal valve. Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by a diet that is too “cold” – too much sugar, potassium, and raw foods and too little soditun and fats. This problem occurs more easily in a cold climate, but can also happen in warm climates. It is the problem of people who eat “too well”.
Disaccaride sugars (sucrose, lactose, maltose) and polysaccharides (starch and cellulose) must be broken down/digested by enzymes made by the lining of the small intestine. lf there is inappropriate bacteria/fungus in the small intestine, then these sugars can feed them and cause them to proliferate. This is the basis of the SCD diet for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is also thought that excessive use of these sugars may be part of the cause of these diseases.
Pastured, Raw, Goat milk:
The “Milk Cure”, of the early l900’s, used raw (cow) milk only to cure a wide range of
ailments, including kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, dropsy,
stomach ailments, psoriasis, anemia, inc. perniciouse anemia, etc.
Goat milk has had a long—standing reputation for being easy to digest, non—allergenic, and
healing to the digestive system and the skin.
Raw milk contains multiple components that actively fight pathogenic bacteria. It has also been reported to be successfully to treat persons afflicted with worms and to protect from further infestation.
It is rich in medium chain-fatty acids, which have anti—inflammatory and healing effects on the digestive tract. It is also strongly anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Contains beneficial bacteria and oligopolysaccharides, prebiotics that feed beneficial
It is a excellent, safe source of raw, animal protein.
Raw milk contains IgA and IgG secretory antibodies which which kill pathogens and heal the digestive tract. It is also present in saliva, and is the reason mouth injuries normally heal so rapidly.
Grass-fed goat milk is a good source of Vitamin A, which is important for healing the
Raw, Grass-fed milk is a good source of Calcium, vitamin D and Vitamin E.
HISTAMINE AND SEROTONIN
Irritation and disorder of the digestive tract results in excess histamine and serotonin. As part of the defense system, Histamine and serotonin are released when there are toxic organisms or irritants. Other amines, putrescine etc., compete for the enzymes needed to break down histamine, and some may displace histamine from its mucosal mucine linkage, which results in an increase of free absorbable histamine. At the same time over-burdened liver where much histamine break-down takes place, cannot keep up, and fourthly, the damaged lining of the small intestine, also an important site for histamine break—down, loses its ability to produce diamine oxidase, an enzyme that breaks down histamine.
Histamine stimulates the release of Serotonin. Serotonin is a calming or numbing neurotransmitter that affects mood and appetite. Optimal serotonin levels cause satiety; excess serotonin causes nausea. Serotonin and histamine are both components of mast cells. Serotonin is present in the venom of wasp, scorpion, stinging nettles, etc. Bufo toads contain a high concentration of serotonin. It functions as an irritant. Histamine is the other major component in the venom of some wasps.
Ninety percent of the body’s serotonin is in the gut. If irritants are present in the food, more serotonin is released to make the gut move faster, so the gut is emptied of the noxious substance. If serotonin is released in the blood faster than the platelets can absorb it, the level of free serotonin in the blood is increased. This stimulates vomiting. Viruses and pathogenic amoebae cause a release of serotonin in the digestive tract. Serotonin is also found in fungi and plants. Its widespread presence in many seeds and fruits may serve to stimulate the digestive tract into expelling the seeds. Serotonin increases with digestive distress. Serotonin forms somewhat of a vicious cycle with the digestive tract. Serotonin suppresses metabolism, suppressed metabolism fosters the overgrowth of yeast and bacteria in the small intestine, which in turn produces a much greater outpouring of serotonin produced in the gut. Production of serotonin becomes harmful when the intestine experiences friction, stretching, or an inappropriate amount of bacteria. Excess serotonin intensifies the stress-inflammatory cycle increasing: corticotropin release hormone (CRH), ACTH, FSH, LH, histamine, cytokines, and nitric oxide, which suppress oxidative energy, increasing the permeability of the intestine. Intestinal permeability increases the absorption of endotoxin produced by intestinal bacteria.
LACK OF STOMACH ACID
Food is supposed to be digested when it arrives in the small intestine for absorption. Any undigested food that reaches the small intestine will be fed on by bacteria and/or yeast. Stomach acid is the “spark” that ignites the action of the intestine. Lack of stomach acid slows peristalsis, and this extra time in gives noxious organisms time to flourish. Stomach acid should be strong enough to disinfect the food we eat. Insufficient stomach acid allows higher than normal amounts of bacteria and anaerobe and coliforms that are not found in a normal stomach. This also allows pathogenic bacteria to get through the stomach and into the small intestine. Amino acids and minerals, esp. Calcium and Iron, need stomach acid for proper absorption. Poor protein digestion can result in amino acids still hooked together in protein form getting absorbed farther down which can cause allergic reactions.
The digestive and lymphatic systems get their nerve energy primarily from the parasympathetic nervous system. In emergencies, the adrenal glands secrete adrenalin which shunts energy away from the parasympathetic and directs it to the sympathetic system, which energizes the skeletal muscles for fight or flight. This should be a short tern situation. Habitual activation of this system causes digestive problems. The fight-or-flight response shuts down stomach acid production. Long term stress (in baby monkeys separated from their mother) caused a die-off of good bacteria and
a proliferation of bad bacteria.
LOW ADRENAL FUNCTION causes low stomach acid, probably due to low sodium. It also causes over-reactive immune responses, (elevated histamine and serotonin). Low liver function regularly presents with low adrenal function.
WEAK ILEOCECAL VALVE – The ileocecal valve is supposed to tightly closed except when waste is being pushed into the colon. If the ileocecal valve is weakened from poor calcium absorption and/or irritation from excess rough fiber and/or irritating spices, then colon bacteria and yeast (which is strongly inhibited by acid) gets into the alkaline small intestine, where it proliferates, fermenting sugar (particularly sucrose) in to alcohol, and producing large amotmts of fatty toxins called phenols. A “healthy” diet that is too cold, too much potassium (fruit) can stop the kidneys from activating Vitamin D, which is particularly important in northern areas. This is very common in people who are trying to eat healthy. They typically have a worse blood picture than people who have never done anything for their health.
ANYTHING THAT KILLS GOOD BACTERIA
Yeast exists in nooks and crannies of the colon, but Lactobacillus generally keeps the colon acidic, which inhibits yeast from proliferating.
Various malfunctions cause a proliferation of bacteria, yeast etc. like a compost pile. These organisms produce at least 78 kinds of toxins; phenols, ammonia, skatols, putrescine, cadaverine, indoles, acetaldehyde, alcohol, formaldehyde etc. This toxic-flora situation can keep good bacteria from returning, while making an inviting situation for other noxious organisms. Besides producing toxins, the bacteria and yeast proliferating in the small intestine “steal” sugars, fats and minerals; vitamin B12 and tryptophan as well as other amino acids, and destroy the enzymes of the digestive tract so you can’t digest lactose, maltose, gluten etc. causing intolerance.
LIPID PEROXIDES AND DISEASE
Bacteria in the small intestine:
Lack of stomach acid to disinfect the food allows bacteria to enter the small intestine.
A weak ileocecal valve allows bacteria from the colon to enter the small intestine.
Undigested food arriving in the small intestine feeds bacteria and causes a proliferation like an alge bloom
Bacteria proliferate in the alkaline environement of the small intestine, producing lethally toxic lipopolysaccharides. These are sent to the liver for a two-phase detoxification in the liver. Phase 1 converts the lipopolysaccharides into the far more toxic hydrogen peroxide. If the liver is overwhelmed, it cannot complete Phase 2. When this happens, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids are sent to the liver to neutralize the hydrogen peroxide. If this too, get overwhelmed, Hydrogen peroxide bids to fat and cholesterol and form lipid peroxides.
In a effort to neutralize the hydrogen peroxide, the liver takes all available Vitamin C and bioflavonoids. This causes vitamin C deficiency- Scurvy; depleting collagen so that arteries, veins, ligaments, joints, tendons, cartilage, vertebral discs, eyes, gums, nails etc. are weakened, causing hernias, prolapses, easy bruising, sprains, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and joint dislocation. Since the liver is the sight of the initial problem, it is obvious that the liver itself can be damaged by peroxides, resulting in cyrrhosis, fatty liver, etc. The build-up of peroxides in the liver can cause them to be spilled directly into the central vein where they could travel directly to the brain. To prevent this from happening, the liver partially closes the sinusoid outlet valves. This causes considerable swelling in the liver itself and causes back-pressure on the liver sinusoids forcing the spilling of proteins and peroxides into the bile. The spilling of proteins into the bile can cause the bile to thicken, causing sludge, gallstones, and toxic bile. Peroxides can cause the gallbladder to malfunction. If the gallbladder doesn’t secrete bile properly, the minerals and fats can turn to gallstones.
Toxic bile symptoms include: digestive tract irritation, acid reflux, heartburn, shortness of breath, heaviness, fatigue or dizziness after eating, hiatus hernia, nausea, gas, bloating, cramping, diarrhea or constipation, morning fatigue, nightmares, waking between 1:00 a.m and 3:00 a.m., eye sensitivity or blurring, migraines, morning neck pain, depression, irritability, and indecisiveness. Toxic bile can irritate the duodenum and pancreatic duct, and be the cause of gastritis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, pancreatitis, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as symptoms of duodenal ulcer. Irritation of the digestive musculature can cause spasming, pulling the stomach against the diaphragm, and inhibiting the stomach’s ability to churn and make digestive juices. This can cause weak, slow digestion and gas, bloating etc. lf the diaphragm tears, a hiatal hernia results. This can cause shortness of breath and irregular heartbeats.
Back-pressure on the liver from the closing of the sinusoids can cause venous blood to be trapped below the liver, causing the “bay window” belly, (the whole abdomen is bloated like a drum) and diminishing blood flow into the atrium of the heart, another cause of irregular heartbeat. This also puts pressure on the veins, and can cause dark circles under the eyes and swelling of the esophageal vein. Drainage from kidneys, legs and pelvis can be blocked, causing diverticulosis, colitis, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, pelvic congestion, and problems with reproductive organs. The kidneys can respond to the blockage of their drainage by making renin, which increases blood pressure. (This is a fluctuating type of high blood pressure.)
The ability of the liver to regulate the blood sugar level is greatly impaired, resulting in high or low blood sugar which can cause anxiety, panic, weakness and dizziness & fainting. Similarly, protein and fat levels can get too high or too low- high or low cholesterol. lf the liver cannot assemble proteins and send them into the bloodstream adequately, there will be a protein deficiency. The most obvious sign is muscle wasting.
Peroxides spilling into the bile (or kidneys) can cause edema. If the problem is toxic bile there will be more swelling in the morning and less at night.
At the bottom of the liver sinusoids is the space of Disse, where excess fluid is shunted out ofthe liver into the lymphatic system. The slightest back pressure from the closing of the sinusoids will open the gaps between the liver cells enough to allow proteins and lipid peroxides to spill rrem the space of Disse directly into the lymphatic system. These protein will be immediately attacked by the immune system, putting up a wall of fibrin, and causing an obstruction of flow that can cause swelling throughout the lymphatic system. Swollen glands are most notable in the neck. This blockage of the head’s lymph drainage can contribute sinus and nasal allergies and can affect the drainage of the
middle ear, leading to congestion, hearing problems, tinnitus, infection, as well as dizziness, vertigo, and problems with equilibrium. When the liver spills peroxides and protein into the lymph, the immune system attacks them as if they were dangerous invaders, which can cause asthma, allergies, eczema, dermatitis, hives and arthritis;
as well as, Auto—immune diseases such as lupus, psoriasis, atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
Back pressure on liver sinusoids also can cause failure to break down steroid hormones, resulting in prostate problems, difficult urination and balding in men; and fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual cramping, infertility, PMS, and hot flashes, in women. These hormones also contribute to cancer. Peroxide build up in the hair follicle bleaches hair from the inside, causing grey hair. When peroxides spill from the liver into the blood, the kidneys are forced to filter them, however, the kidneys are dependent on the liver for glutathione to neutralize the peroxides and, of course, if there were a plentiful supply of glutathione, they wouldn’t be there in the first place. lf glutathione does not neutralize them, kidney and urinary tract irritation (frequent urination), results, and can lead to kidney stones etc. Peroxides spilling into the kidneys (or bile) can cause edema. lf the problem is the kidneys, there will be more swelling in the night and less in the morning. Peroxides play a major role in atherosclerosis, which of course is a major factor in heart attack, stroke, and dementia. Peroxides in arteries release hydroxyl radical, damaging the membrane. Lipoprotein A, and cholesterol come to form a patch. Peroxides strike and damage LDL cholesterol, which carries only weak anti—oxidants. The immune system gets involved; macrophages eat the peroxide-damaged LDL, but the rancidity is so severe that they bloat up and die, becoming foam cells. The immune system attacks cells lining the arteries. Furthermore, fungus (yeast is a fungus) causes macrophages to secrete tumor necrosis factor and fibroblast growth factor, causing plaques and calcifications.
Higher levels of lipid peroxides are found in cases of cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Studies of persons with Alzheimer’s disease showed both increased lipid peroxidation and decreased glutathione activity in the hippocampus. The brain is particularly vulnerable because it has the highest level of polyunsaturated fats in the body.
Parkinson’s Disease results from damage to the brain stem. Studies have shown both increased lipid peroxidation and decreased glutathione activity in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Peroxides can bind to and damage DNA, causing mutations. This can lead to both benign and cancerous tumors. Furthermore, peroxides can damage p53 which keeps mutated DNA from replicating before it is repaired. This can allow mutated DNA to grow rapidly. Glutathione kills cancer cells.