Why Most Digestion Remedies Cause More Harm Than Good...
These are things I see almost on a daily basis in my NYC office, and I know very well the problems that happen when people use these kinds of temporary solutions.
Sure, some of these could give some relief momentarily...
But because the root cause isn't addressed, the symptoms come back in a couple days, and each time in the cycle, the gut becomes more and more degraded, suffering from constipation, bloating, embarrassing gas, and spending hours on the toilet squeezing and straining.
1. Fiber: helps bulk poop, but also feeds bad bacteria and causes bloating.
Fiber has been a digestive remedy as far back as I remember. I actually remember being a little girl and seeing the big orange cans of fiber on my uncles counter.
Because fiber will bulk the poop, and expands inside the intestines, it can sometimes push things through temporarily, and gives some people the 'impression' that it's actually helping with constipation.
However, because most people with these kinds of symptoms have too much bacteria.
The problem is, fiber FEEDS bad bacteria and parasites.
This creates gas, and uncomfortable, painful bloating. Anyone whose tried certain fiber supplements knows exactly what i'm talking about.
Not to mention most commercial fiber products are loaded with artificial sweeteners and flavors to mask the horrible taste, and just aren't very effective.
And especially for folks who are trying to get their digestion back on track - commercial fiber supplements are doing more harm than good.
I'll show you a more natural way - a way that will reduce bloating, and gently speed up pooping speed, and help effortless pass every day - with ease.
2. Laxatives: dangerous chemicals that destroy the colon with use
A laxative is a chemical, usually polyethylene glycol, or that forces the body into pushing out the contents of the colon.
So yes laxatives can work temporarily. However, laxatives should never be used, and here's why:
Laxatives will actually destroy parts of the colon.
In one study, the mucosal lining was negatively impacted to the point where the natural folds inside of the intestine had turned completely smooth .
Once the colon loses its shape, form, and elasticity, it’s no longer as effective in terms of waste removal. As a result, people begin to rely on laxatives. And once someone starts relying on them, it becomes increasingly difficult to stop.
It's a dangerous cycle that leads to habitual use, and worsening digestion with each use.
And not only that, using laxatives over time will eradicate most of the healthy good bacteria.
There's a simple way to restore and strengthen the good bacteria, while deep cleaning the small intestine eliminating bacteria colonies and parasites.
3. Probiotics: should never be taken orally (here’s why)
Ok so all these things don't work because they destroy the natural gut microbiome, and kill most of the good bacteria...
Now you might be asking... but what about probiotics?
Probiotics have literally exploded in popularity over the past 4 years.
So why has bloating and constipation increased sharply over that same time period?
Now don't get me wrong. Probiotics are amazing, when they are in the right place.
But here's the problem with this... How do we not only bypass the destructive acid to the stomach, get them to the large intestine?
Not to mention that the small intestine should be kept clean and free from bacteria at all times.
PRO TIP: Fermented Vegetables and probiotics naturally occurring in food (not supplements) have the highest chance of being delivered fully into the large intestine
It's not possible with oral probiotics. Most get burned up in the stomach acid, while the ones that DO survive only make it to the small intestine — Which is NOT where they're supposed to be.
And yes people can do rectal implants, or probiotic enemas, but it's a lot of work, it's fairly uncomfortable and embarrassing, and not everyone has time to go to the doctors office for a probiotic enema every day.
Chances are the large intestine does not need more bacteria. In fact, the small intestine needs much less bacteria.
So probiotics when taken orally, are counter productive.
In fact, a recent study showed that oral probiotics actually slowed down the rebuilding of a normal gut microbiome.
The clinical trial published in the the Cell Journal, showed that 'probiotic use led to delays in the normal healthy bacteria re-establishing themselves.'
Senior researcher Eran Elinav, MD, PhD concluded "Contrary to the current dogma that probiotics are harmless and benefit everyone, these results reveal a new potential adverse side effect of probiotic use that might even bring long-term consequences.".