March 1, 2012
If you do not digest your foods properly (especially meats and proteins), beginning in the stomach, you will suffer from gas, bloating, fullness after meals, and even allergic reactions such as hives and allergies. This is all too common and it has to do with a series of bad habits and a slow loss of natural digestive enzymes.
The bad habits are easy to fix. You simply need to chew your food thoroughly and eat whole foods that your body can digest naturally. Processed foods are not something that your body recognizes as food that can be properly digested. In other words, for some of these processed-food concoctions, a human digestive enzyme does not exist. It would be as if you ate plastic or wood.
If you suffer from indigestion, gas, and bloating you should not take antacids. Antacids cover up the symptoms and make the problem worse. Food will generally not leave your stomach until fully acted upon by digestive enzymes. So, without adequate amounts of these enzymes, food will stay in your stomach for long periods of time. Or worse, with digestive failure in the stomach, food that is not properly digested will be finally passed along to your intestines. This condition causes severe indigestion, gas and even allergic reactions.
Animal protein (meat) is digested (liquefied) in your stomach by the acid pepsin. Pepsin is activated by hydrochloric acid (a catalyst). Proteins and meat entering your small intestine as undigested proteins are extremely toxic to your system. In the intestine, undigested protein undergoes putrefaction, giving off poisonous end products called guanidine (a constipation toxin), and histamine (an allergen that causes allergies, hives, and more), among others. This process is very different from the way adequately digested and liquefied proteins enter the lower digestive tract as amino acids and peptones, which are need to buil a strong, healthy body.
This is a natural phenomenon that cannot be disrupted. You simply cannot go against the laws of nature and expect something other than the usual miserable triad of gas, bloating, and allergic fullness after meals. SO think twice about what you eat. Make sure you chew. Drink plenty of water. Stop using antacids and acid blockers. If your digestive system has been depleted from years of abuse, rebuild it with digestive enzymes.
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Sciatica and chiropracticSciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities. Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1). In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).
The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.
The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.
In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.
Posted in chiropractic, Chiropractic News, Sciatica, sciatica treatment, Understanding Sciatica
- Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
- Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.