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36 Ways We Damage Our Small Intestine

  36 Ways We Damage Our Small Intestine

by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathic Doctor
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitisandcrohnscenter.com
http://www.veganhealingdiet.com
http://www.digestionperfection.com

Treat Your Villi Very Gently!

Your small intestine is not at all like a rugged garden hose which can handle any and all abuse; it’s certainly not coated with Teflon! It’s a very intricate organ made of delicate flesh.

The the inner surface of the small intestine is lined with specialized structures called “villi” (pronounced “vil-eye”). Villi are small, finger-like projections that protrude from the epithelial lining of the small intestine’s inner walls. The villi are set in a striated pattern (like the bristles of a hair brush) to provide a great absorptive surface area for the enormous quantity of molecular nutrients which transit along the approximately 20-foot length of the small intestine.

The absorption of nutrients is facilitated by enterocyte digestive enzyme which is secreted from each villi. The villi absorb fatty acids, amino acids and simple sugars through their semi-permeable membranes into capillaries for delivery to the rest of the body through the lymph fluid. To enable the diffusion of nutrients into the bloodstream, the villi have a rich blood supply to maintain a concentration gradient across the membranes.

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FRAGILE: Treat With Utmost Care!

The walls of villi are remarkably thin, about one cell thick, and are therefore very delicate and fragile. Each villus is approximately 0.5 to 1.6 mm in length and has many projecting microvilli which collectively form the brush border membrane. When abused by unnatural dietary, recreational and remedial practices, the villi are easily damaged and their function can be impaired or fully destroyed. This typically causes pain and leads to a myriad of disease conditions.

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In consideration of the facts that

  • the villi are extremely delicate,
  • the small intestine is only about one inch in diameter,
  • the small intestine is packed into the abdominal cavity with numerous loops and bends, and
  • the muscles of the small intestine do not have unlimited energy available to move digesta toward the colon,

it should be obvious that the small intestine will function best on a diet of soft, water-rich foods.

Analogously, it’s much easier to pump juice through a hose than it is to pump thick, sticky mud with solid chunks of plants. Right?

So, you must have guessed it by now: the most suitable foods for the small intestines are ripe, raw, juicy organic fruits and, therefore, fruit should comprise the bulk of our diet! Biologically, anatomically and physiologically, humans truly are a species of frugivores!

Dietary Transgressions and Intestinal Damage

When we stray from a water-rich diet of soft foods (mainly juicy fruits and tender vegetables which are chewed well), we stress the small intestines and the entire bowel, and the consequences will typically be disastrous. I know! As a result of the omnivorous diet I ate as child and teenager, I had ulcerative colitis for eight hellacious years. But, I healed that for good 32 years ago via a fruit-based, mostly raw and fully vegan diet.

Since 1993, have helped 4,000 clients heal their intestines via a specialized fruit-based diet program which I call the Vegan Healing Diet Plan. Juicy raw plant foods and thorough chewing promote healing!

Small Intestine Damage: Causes & Effects

There are numerous ways by which people weaken and damage their delicate villi and the function of their small intestine every day, causing illness and misery. Here are the major causes of small intestine damage and the effects:

1. Excessive fiber

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
atrophy
scraping/stripping
constipation
cramping
blockages
perforation
prolapses
bleeding
hernias

2. Hard, dry foods

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
scraping/stripping
bleeding
pain
atrophy
cramping
constipation
blockages
perforation
prolapses
bleeding
hernias

3. Insufficient fiber

EFFECTS
enervation
flora dysbiosis
constipation
blockages
prolapses
hernias
diverticulitis
polyps
thickening
tumors
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
cancer

4. Fermented dietary items (high-acid products such as vinegar, beer, wine)

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
mucus over-production
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
bloating
leaky gut

5. Indigestible foods

EFFECTS
enervation
mucus over-production
flora dysbiosis
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
bloating
candida albicans
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
malabsorption
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
strictures
constipation
diverticulitis
thickening
blockages
prolapses
adhesions
sepsis
cancer

6. Overeating fat/oil

EFFECTS
acidosis / hyperacidity
bile over-production
enervation
congestion
flora dysbiosis
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
irritation
mucus over-production
malabsorption
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
leaky gut
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
constipation
abscesses
sepsis
thickening
ulceration
induration
polyps
cancer

7. Overeating protein

EFFECTS
acidosis / hyperacidity
bile over-production
enervation
putrefaction (producing hydrogen sulfide, methane, mercaptans, putrescine, indoles, skatoles, ammonia, cadaverine, etc.)
irritation
mucus over-production
flora dysbiosis
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
malabsorption
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
ulceration
constipation
diverticulitis
thickening
perforation
leaky gut
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
abscesses
sepsis
strictures
induration
polyps
cancer

8. Overeating complex carbohydrates (starch)

EFFECTS
fermentation (producing alcohol and vinegar)
bloating
mucus over-production
enervation
constipation
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
malabsorption
leaky gut

9. Overeating grains and flour products

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
mucus over-production
constipation
bloating
blockages
strictures
fermentation
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
candida albicans
malabsorption
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
leaky gut
hernias
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
ulceration
induration
polyps
cancer

10. Over-juicing

EFFECTS
paralysis
atrophy
diarrhea
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
anemia

11. Cooking by-products: acrylamide, acreolin, heterocyclic amines, free radicals, etc.

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
ulceration
bleeding
pain
abscesses
thickening
leaky gut
malabsorption
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
induration
cancer

12. Bingeing

EFFECTS
nutrient deficiencies
enervation
irritation
constipation
bloating
diarrhea
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
anemia

13. Purging (bulimia)

EFFECTS
nutrient deficiencies
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) and other nutrient deficiencies
enervation
cramping
irritation
anemia

14. Extremely acidic foods, beverages and culinary additives (lemons, alcohol, cola, kombucha, vinegar, etc.)

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
pain
mucus over-production
constipation
insufficient production of enterocyte digestive enzyme
malabsorption
strictures
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
ulceration
thickening
leaky gut
induration
polyps
cancer

15. Hot foods and drinks

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
pain
mucus over-production
constipation
atrophy
paralysis
suppressed digestive enzyme secretion
malabsorption
strictures
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
malabsorption
leaky gut
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
thickening
bleeding
ulceration
induration
polyps
cancer

16. Cold foods and drinks

EFFECTS
enervation
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
atrophy
suppressed digestive enzyme secretion
paralysis
prolapses
strictures
malabsorption

17. Irritants (salt, pepper, chili peppers, onions, garlic, radishes, leeks, scallions, chives, shallots, oregano, ginger, cinnamon, arugula, curries, mustard, vinegar, mint, coffee, black tea, green tea, white tea, alcohol, cola, charred meat, etc.)

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
pain
mucus over-production
constipation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
bleeding
ulceration
atrophy
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
malabsorption
abscesses
thickening
strictures
induration
polyps
cancer

18. Laxatives

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
mucus over-production
constipation
spasms
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
malabsorption
anemia

19. Enemas

EFFECTS
enervation
atrophy
flora dysbiosis
prolapses
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
malabsorption
anemia

20. Colonics

EFFECTS
enervation
atrophy
flora dysbiosis
prolapses
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
malabsorption
anemia

21. Parasites

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
leaky gut
malabsorption
anemia

22. GMO foods (genetically modified soy beans, corn, Canola, papaya, sugar beets, etc.)

EFFECTS
enervation
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
irritation
leaky gut
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
pain
atrophy
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
flora dysbiosis
bloating
sepsis
thickening
malabsorption
anemia
cell death

23. Drugs

EFFECTS
enervation
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
pain
flora dysbiosis
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
leaky gut
cell death
bleeding
constipation
diarrhea
atrophy
malabsorption
anemia
cancer

24. Cobalt deficiency

EFFECTS:
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
enervation
malabsorption
anemia
atrophy
leaky gut
constipation
spasms

25. Vitamin K deficiency

EFFECTS
defective blood clotting
uncontrollable bleeding / hemorrhaging
anemia

26. Vitamin U deficiency

EFFECTS

un-healable ulcerations
atrophy
leaky gut
anemia
induration
cancer

27. Calcium deficiency

EFFECTS
spasms
cramping
atrophy
diarrhea
strictures

28. Sodium deficiency

EFFECTS
spasms
cramping
atrophy
strictures

29. Magnesium deficiency

EFFECTS
spasms
cramping
atrophy
diarrhea
strictures


30. Vitamin D deficiency

EFFECTS
deficient calcium absorption
spastms
cramping
atrophy
diarrhea
strictures
anemia

31. Gluten

EFFECTS
celiac disease
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
malabsorption
anemia

32. Low pH

EFFECTS
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
pain
induration
physical degeneration
cell death
leaky gut
bleeding
flora dysbiosis
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
strictures
malabsorption
anemia
cancer

33. High pH (from overproduction of bile)

EFFECTS
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
pain
atrophy
cell death
leaky gut
bleeding
flora dysbiosis
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
strictures
malabsorption
anemia

34. Antibiotics

EFFECTS
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
cell death
flora dysbiosis
bloating
vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiency
enervation
diarrhea
malabsorption
leaky gut
anemia
induration
cancer

35. Insufficient chewing

EFFECTS 

villi stripping/scraping
bleeding
prolapses
constipation
bloating
malabsorption
anemia

36. Excessive stress

EFFECTS
enervation
constipation
pain
cramping
prolapses
malabsorption
anemia
depressed enterocyte digestive enzyme production
irritation
inflammation (Crohn’s disease)
bleeding
ulcers
induration
cancer

Note: All of these causes can also result in colitis.

In Conclusion: Eat Juicily!

The natural biological diet for humans (known by the names The Vibrant Diet, The Hygienic Diet, The 80-10-10 Diet  and The Acid-Alkaline-Association Diet) has proven to be the most health-promoting diet of them all. It is a simple, super-nutritious diet of mostly juicy fruits, complemented with tender vegetables and minimal quantities of soft, hydrated, well-chewed or blended seeds and nuts. If you want your gut to heal, feel great and work with quiet perfection, maintain a juicy, high-water content diet of mostly ripe, juicy fruits, and practice perfect food combining. Water fasting promotes the fastest healing of the gut. Educate yourself about water fasting and do not attempt one longer than three days without professional supervision. A juice diet is also effective for healing. If you or a loved one needs guidance, I am glad to help.

Resources

Dr. David Klein’s Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitisandcrohnscenter.com
dave@colitis-crohns.com
808-572-0861

Digestion Perfection Symptoms Assessment by Dr. David Klein
http://www.digestionperfection.com
dave@digestionperfection.com

Vegan Healing Diet by Dr. David Klein
http://www.veganhealingdiet.com

Dr. David Klein’s Self Healing Empowerment Counseling Services
http://www.selfhealingempowerment.com

Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s – The Complete Wholistic Guide to Healing the Gut and Staying Well by Dr. David Klein
http://www.shop.colitiscurebook.com

Digestion Perfection with the Vegan Healing Diet Plan by Dr. David Klein
http://www.vibranthealthandwealth.com/bookstore/bookstore-individual.php?ID=4

Fasting & Eating for Mind-Body Purification by Dr. David Klein et al.
http://www.vibranthealthandwealth.com/bookstore/bookstore-individual.php?ID=77

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Why I Don’t Miss Meat & Why Ulcerative Colitis is Gone Forever

Why I Don’t Miss Meat & Why Ulcerative Colitis is Gone Forever

by David Klein, Ph.D., Naturorthopathoic Doctor
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
http://www.colitisandcrohnscenter.com
808-572-0861
Skype: drdaveklein

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Thirty-one years ago, after an eight-year tragedy with ulcerative colitis, I saw the light and healed up my bloody ulcerated colon in four short weeks, after a gastroenterologist said it must be removed. My new life began with an explosion of joy which has not yet waned, and an indomitable passion to educate everyone else about healing.

The basis of my amazing healing and rejuvenation was Natural Hygiene (healthful living, or life science) education. The keys were:

1. The revelation that my body is designed to eat a vegan diet of mainly fruits and vegetables, and that diet would enable my body to detoxify the poisons that caused the inflammatory disease, and supply it with the nutrients needed to heal and generate my colon, and build superior health.

2. The understanding that my meat-based diet was the primary cause of my gut disease. I understood that cooked dead animal parts rot (putrefy) in my bowels, generating a host of virulent toxins and imparting destructive acidity. This enervates the bowel, poisons the bloodstream and causes systemic toxicosis, inflammation and gut dysfunction. In short, meat CAUSED my inflammatory bowel disease, so I STOPPED THE CAUSE.

3. I envisioned my bowels and tissues cleaning out the putrid morbid wastes of my toxic diet and becoming pure, and my entire being becoming healed and happy with nothing but pure digested, harmless fruits and vegetables in my bowel, and my bloodstream pure.

4. I understood that an enormous amount of energy would be liberated for my body to heal and rebuild an all-new clean body, no longer constantly burdened by a huge toxic load which affected my brain chemistry and made me miserable.

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That amazing process of rejuvenation began at age 26. Before day one, I felt like I was 126. Now, at age 57, I feel something like 27. And I LOVE every bit of my raw-vegan fruit-vegetable-nut-seed diet! Our taste buds are corrupted by other diets; once you get into it, this one is the MOST delicious and satisfying of them all.

I do not miss meat! It made me tired, sluggish, smelly, toxic, sick, miserable and lost. I stopped eating meat one day 31 years ago and I would never go back to the killer of my dreams, my life, my happiness.

If an animal is slaughtered, it is not going to end up rotting in my body—my temple of health. If an animal dies, it should return to the soil. If an animal is boiled, roasted, barbecued, microwaved or fried, it is at least 100 times more indigestible and toxic than before, and it will poison the body and cause any of hundreds of disease conditions, or really just the one that covers them all: toxicosis. Heated animal meat is downright carcinogenic. Read Diet, Nutrition and Cancer by Dr. T. Colin Campbell et al. to learn about the carcinogenic result of cooking foods.

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My body makes its own flesh, it’s own protein, blood and bones, from fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds. They all furnish the building block of protein: amino acids. The body makes ALL of its protein from amino acids. It doesn’t need dead animal parts to do this. Cooking actually destroys animal protein, rendering it unusable by the body.

Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are my diet. Meat is not food for me, and, really, meat is not a true healthful food for any human being. Fruit is my primary food. It keeps me clean, energized, youthful, keen, inspired and happy. Nothing tastes better than sweet, luscious fruit!

When I want something fatty, small amounts of avocado, nuts and germinated seeds do it for me, with far far better results than meat. You can say that avocados, nuts and seeds are my new “meats.” But I anchor my diet with luscious fruits, because nothing satisfies the body and soul better. My protein level and strength are just fine.

Humans are frugivores (fruit eaters). Our naturally most healthful diet is the fruitarian diet: fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Our most healing diet is sweet fruits. Humans will only thrive eating our natural diet, the one which digests perfectly and imparts no toxicity. Everyone can do this and thrive like never before.

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Yoga for Digestion Perfection DVD
by Annette Davidsson
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Yogini Annette Davidsson is a hugely popular teacher of a gentle, enjoyable, personalized style of yoga designed to improve your physical alignment and strength, and to enhance the flow of your bodily energies, for optimum health and peak daily performance in all you do. This DVD focuses on digestive energy, demonstrating many comfortable poses and exercises that produce remarkable results in every aspect of your digestive and bowel health. If you are suffering with weak digestive and bowel energy marked by indigestion, malabsorption, sluggish evacuation, hernia, prolapses, strictures, inflammatory bowel disease (such as colitis, Crohn’s and gastritis), ulcers, acid reflux,  etc., this 45-minute DVD is for you.

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Author of “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s”

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Does Your Digestion Suck?

Does Your Digestion Suck?

by David Klein, Ph.D., H.D.
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
Author of Digestion Perfection and Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s
http://www.digestionperfection.com
http://www.colitis-crohns.com

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Combining Foods Compatibly For Easy Digestion and Great Health
Food Combining For Good Digestion
Food Classification
The Rationale of Food Combining
Food Combining Chart
The Real Cause of Acid Indigestion
The Necessity of Proper Food Combining
Food Combining Rules – Updating, Exceptions
The Protocol of Food Combining
Correctly Combining Starches
Eating Simple Meals for Best Digestion and Nutrition
The Reporter’s Advisor — Health-Related Questions — Advice — Answers
Food Combining
Recipes and Menus Utilizing Correct Food Combining
Combining Nuts and Sweet Fruits
How to Combine Tomatoes
Tips on Combining Lettuce
Combining Avocados
Combining Citrus Fruits for Best Digestion
Go For That Lettuce and Celery
Figs For Health
How To Get More Value From Your Foods
Reader Experiences
How to Choose Perfect Fruits and Vegetables
Recipes for Entertaining
The Crux of Food Combining
In What Order Should You Eat Foods?
Food Combining Simplified
How I Overcame an Acid Condition in My Body
Guidelines for Determining the Correct Human Dietary
We Are Fruit Eaters
Humans and Fruit: Symbiotic Partners in Life
Is Your Food Digesting or Rotting in Your Gut?
Food Combining for Optimum Digestion
Food Combining Guidelines
Do We Need to Take Digestive Enzymes if Our Digestion is Weak?
Flu Viruses or Combo Abombos? — Discerning the Real cause of Influenza
Tools for Success Along the Healthful Eating Path
Five Keys to Eating Sweet Fruit Meals
How to Overcome Any Gastric Distress When Beginning Your Natural Diet
Chew, Chew, Chew Your Food Very Well!
Twelve Reasons Why We Overeat and How to Overcome
Getting to the Core of Your Appetites via the Somatic Inquiry
Vegan Healing Diet
Vegan Post-Healing Diet

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Food Combining For Digestion Perfection

Food Combining For Digestion Perfection

by Dr. David Klein
Director of the Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center www.colitis-crohns.com
Author of “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s”

Food combining is the selection, preparation and consumption of foods which are compatible with our digestive physiology for our meals; this greatly enhances our digestion and promotes optimum health. Everyone soon benefits from this simple practice.

Why Practice Food Combining?

We need to practice proper food combining because constitutionally we are not omnivores. We are designed to eat simple meals of primarily one kind of food at a time which is suited to our fruitarian constitution, as we would procure in nature. While mono meals (one type of food per meal) yield the best results, simple meals of 2 or 3 different compatible foods also work well.

We have digestive limitations–we cannot completely digest haphazard and complex food combinations, as evidenced by indigestion, flatulence, acid reflux, diarrhea, vomiting, irritable bowel, body odors, colds, flu, pimples, dandruff, chronic pain, fatigue, earaches, colds, sore throats, fevers and countless other signs of toxemia. This is because meals of improperly combined foods limit or negate digestion–the foods will decompose or rot in the gut, poisoning us and potentially leading to irritable bowel, colitis, Crohn’s disease, GERD and many other gastrointestinal diseases.

If we have chronic gastrointestinal gas, queasiness, bloating and body odors we are not healthy, even if we feel “fine” in some ways. Toxic matter and gases in the body erode our health, sooner or later leading to disease and suffering. Those who can seemingly eat “anything” are, ultimately, not going to get away with it. In fact, hygienic physiologists agree that over ninety percent of all known common maladies and major diseases are caused by autointoxication, i.e., self-poisoning, mainly from eating diets which are incompatible with our physiological constitution and systemic capabilities. The old Chinese saying holds true: “Disease enters through the mouth.”

The practice of food combining is supported by overwhelming scientific evidence. During the United States Civil War era a medical doctor named Beaumont performed many clinical tests on a man who, by virtue of an unusual injury, had a temporary hole extending to the exterior of his abdomen which afforded direct sampling of his stomach contents under various eating conditions. Those observations were used subsequently by 19th century physiologists Dr. John H. Tilden and Dr. Herbert M. Shelton in the formulation of food combining guidelines. Dr. Shelton’s classic, “Food Combining Made Easy,” has helped millions. Furthermore, food combining instructions date back to ancient times, as revealed by Kosher dietary laws and ancient yogic texts.

The Physiology of Digestion

Specific digestive enzymes are required to digest specific food components, i.e., to split certain molecules into assimilable and usable components. Herewith are the physiological basics of digestion with regard to food combining.

Starch digestion begins in the mouth. Salivary amylase enzymes/juices are secreted when we chew starchy foods. Therefore, we must chew starchy food well, mixing our saliva with the food (the process known as “insalivation”). Our salivary enzymes are highly alkaline and their functionality is weakened when mixed with acids. When alkaline and acid enzymes are mixed the pHs cancel out and digestion is impaired. Therefore, we must not consume acid fruits with starchy foods.

Strong acidic digestive enzymes (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) are secreted in the stomach when we eat high-protein foods (e.g., nuts, seeds and avocado). If we eat starchy foods with high-protein foods, the alkaline salivary enzymes will mix with the acidic stomach enzymes in the stomach, curtailing digestion, causing the starches to ferment and proteins to putrefy in the gut. Thus, it is obvious that nuts and white potatoes or grains cannot digest well together. This also applies to the conventional combinations of meat with potatoes, pasta with meatballs, pizza with cheese and meat, hamburgers and hot dogs on buns, meat and bread sandwiches with mayonnaise and butter, cereal with milk, and rice with tofu or beans.

Fruits are predigested by the ripening action of the sun and their enzymes. As such, they require little digestion in the body. Their nutrients need to be absorbed into the bloodstream within 10 to 60 minutes–otherwise, the sugars will warm up and ferment. The denser, bulkier fruits which have a bit of fat, such as bananas, require the longest detention time in the stomach–about an hour. There they are mixed with a small amount of bodily water and gradually released into the small intestine. Fruits digest best by themselves or with “neutral” green vegetables. The “neutral” vegetables (such as celery, lettuce and kale) are so called because their starch, protein and fat content is low and, thus, their digestion will not interfere with the digestion of fruit. In fact, the inclusion of greens with fruit meals generally aids digestion by virtue of their fiber and complimentary nutrient content. Energetically, greens with fruit is known to have a balancing effect.

The fat in fatty foods (most of which are also high in protein) is primarily digested in the upper part of the small intestine. Fat is emulsified (broken down into small, assimilable droplets) by the strong alkaline enzymes in bile. Bile is made in the liver, sent to the gallbladder and secreted into the duodenum. When large complex meals are eaten, the food will be held up in the stomach for many hours and the fat will likely become rancid and rendered unusable before it can be acted upon by bile.

The complete digestion of starch, protein and fat requires time–approximately 1 to 2 hours for raw food meals and several hours longer for cooked foods. The digestion of these nutrients also requires full-strength enzymatic action. If starchy and fatty high-protein foods are ingested with water, beverages and watery fruit, the additional liquid content will dilute the concentration of the digestive enzymes, reducing their effectiveness.

If sweet, non-acid fruit is eaten with large portions of starchy and/or fatty high-protein foods, they will be detained for more than an hour in the stomach and will transit more slowly through the bowel. Their sugars will warm up and ferment, potentially causing all sorts of problems, including irritable bowel, candida albicans overgrowth, gassiness, diarrhea, vomiting and brain fog. Furthermore, simultaneous high concentrations of sugar and fat in the bloodstream causes problems with blood sugar metabolism, such as diabetes.

If small portions of starchy and/or fatty high-protein foods are eaten with large portions of sweet fruits or juices, this hinders the body’s ability to sense the presence of the starch, protein and fat. The digestive enzymes they require may not be secreted, and fermentation and putrefaction will likely occur. As an example, nuts/seeds/butters/avocado added to sweet, non-acid fruit smoothies will not be digested.
The combining of minimal amounts of acid fruits with fatty-protein foods (such as in a salad dressing) tends to digest well for some people because the acids in the fruits aid in the breaking down of protein molecules.

Test It Yourself and You’ll Quickly Know

The validity of the food combining guidelines (or “rules”) has been readily confirmed by everyone who has diligently applied them. A properly combined, alkalizing, low-fat, vegan diet of 75 percent or more raw, vegan foods will clear up most digestive maladies in short order.

In my own case, after 8 horrific years of ulcerative colitis my g.i. system quieted down within 24 hours of adopting a fruit-based vegan diet and applying food combining protocol. I felt wonderfully well and healing was rapid. Previously, during my long siege of ulcerative colitis, my g.i. system had been a virtual erupting volcano when eating. Countless others have experienced similar relief of their g.i. ills. Everyone who adheres to these guidelines, avoiding overeating and incorporating other essential elements of healthful living, sooner or later derives the benefits of excellent digestion, absence of body odors, minimal or no gas, inoffensive feces, effortless defecation, clear urine, clearer skin, eyes and mind, more balanced composure, ideal weight level, greater physical stamina, faster healing, better sleep and youthful vitality.

When food combining is optimized, your digestion and elimination should be silent and effortless, and healthful eating should be a total pleasure.

For more in-depth information on food combining and natural healing via my Vegan Healing Diet Plan, please read “Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s”; it’s available from www.colitis-crohns.com. You will learn how to set yourself free of the misery of gastrointestinal diseases and love eating like never before.

Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s 4th Edition Is Here


New Edition of the World’s #1 IBD Self-Help Book

Self Healing Colitis & Crohn’s 4th Edition
312 pages
David Klein, Ph.D., H.D.
Director, Colitis & Crohn’s Health Recovery Center
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Medical and Academic Endorsements
Acknowledgements and Dedications
Foreword
Notes to Reader

SECTION 1 – INTRODUCTION
1.1 We Possess Self-healing Bodies and Were Not Meant to Suffer!
1.2 Summary        
1.3 Advisory
                                     
SECTION 2 – SELF-HEALING
2.1 Understanding Your Self-Healing Powers                                                                         
2.2 Sleep: The Source of Your Self-healing Energy                             
2.3 Understanding Disease
2.4 How An Unnatural Diet Causes Diseases
2.5 Understanding Inflammation
2.6 Understanding Ulceration
2.7 Understanding Detoxification and Weight Loss
2.8 Natural Hygiene: The Science and Fine Art of Healthful Living
2.9 The Healthful Living Credo of Life
2.10 The Prime Requisites of Health
2.11 Correct Ways of Living Are Essential!
2.12 What it Takes to Get Well
2.13 The Laws of Life
                                                  
SECTION 3 – THE COLON
3.1 Functions of the Bowel
3.2 Bowel Hygiene
3.3 Wholistic Factors in Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
                                           
SECTION 4 – DIET & NUTRITION
4.1 Dietary Factors in Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
4.2 Vegan Nutrition
4.3 Demystifying Vitamin B12
4.4 A General Guide to Food Selection
4.5 Key Foods
4.6 Food Combining for Digestion Perfection
4.7 Understanding Hunger and Appetite                                             

SECTION 5 – VEGAN HEALING DIET
5.1 Vegan Healing Diet Guidelines
5.2 Vegan Healing Diet Morning and Daytime Meal Choices
5.3 Vegan Healing Diet Dinner Choices
5.4 Juice Healing Diet                                     
                                                                  
SECTION 6 – VEGAN POST-HEALING DIET
6.1 Vegan Post-healing Diet Guidelines
6.2 Vegan Post-healing Diet Morning and Daytime Meal Choices
6.3 Vegan Post-healing Diet Dinner Choices
6.4 Vegan Select Fresh Recipes
    
SECTION 7 – YOUR NEW HEALTHFUL LIFESTYLE
7.1 What to Expect
7.2 Health Guideposts
7.3 Avoid the Pitfalls
7.4 Abiding By Your Guiding Sense of Healthfulness
7.5 The Art of Rejuvenation
7.6 Healing Touch
7.7 Sunbathing
7.8 Exercises

SECTION 8 – INSPIRATION
8.1 Are You Possessed of Courage?
8.2 Don’t Quit
8.3 The Fruits Of Healing – Dr. David Klein’s Story About His Natural Healing of Ulcerative Colitis
8.4 I Live in Joy Now (David’s Song of Life)
8.5 Testimonials
8.6 Conclusion
  
SECTION 9 – APPENDICES
A Nutrition and Health Guidance by Dr. David Klein
B Hygienic Health Care Providers
C Daily Health Diary
D Recommended Reading
E Healthful Web Sites
F References
G About the Author

FIGURES
1 The Colon
2 Raw Food Pearamid
3 Food Combining Chart

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