Excessive acid. Stomach acid is very important for proper digestion process. The process of digestion malfunction happens; when pH, the balance between is broken. If our meal mostly consists of an acidiferous type of foods like refined sugar, canned food, or too much meat diet – alkaline secretion is lowered as the organism doesn’t have enough material. Lack of chemical secrets in the intestines causes the digestion process to slow down. And when the food mixture stays for too long in the stomach, usually it starts to ferment and rot.
As fermentation products, acetic and carbonic acids are secreted. At the same poisonous fusel alcohol appears. Rotting processes conduct poisons formation, such as phenol or skatole, and histamine – a hormone involved in various physiological functions including allergic reactions. These substances harm to an organism in general and also kill intestines natural microflora.
Harmful microorganisms like putrefactive bacteria and fungi start to prevail in intestines instead of aidful bacteria. Excessive acid food mixture is toxic for natural intestinal bacteria reproduction. As acid rains make moss expand the loans, so surplus acidiferous products in food break intestines “ecology”. And the reason of these negative phenomena — change of environment which becomes suitable for specific microorganisms.
Incorrect diet. It is not only what do we eat, but also how do we eat take direct influence on our intestines healthy. F. Mayer, an Austrian naturopath, pointed five basic diet mistakes:
Admit fairly: did you ever count how many times you chew each piece of food? Perhaps it maybe five or ten, but likely not thirty. Do you think that you are doing enough chewing movements? Probably enough just to swallow food, but it is not for proper digestion.
After all, only at intensive chewing makes saliva to reach optimum condition. And only in that case mouth, preliminary digestion can be started. When too big, badly chewed pieces get to the stomach, more time needed to absorb gastric juice. Therefore food remains in the stomach too long and can cause their excessive decay.
Very often, overeating caused by fast eating. As you need around 20 minutes before satisfaction, feeling reaches your brain through the nervous system. We usually too late notice that we have overeaten. Distractions at a meal, for example to the newspaper or the TV, can make you miss a saturation feeling.
The more food we eat food, the longer the stomach processes it with enzymes. Besides that, insignificant food volume has time to be disinfected by stomach acid of gastric juice. In case food mix proteins are not enough digested in a stomach, that may cause the beginning of intestines rotting processes.
Some time ago they thought that it is useful to eat between significant meals. They considered that surplus acid in gastric juice could be a reason for stomach mucous membrane inflammation and gastric ulcer formation. It was supposed that frequent meals would neutralize this acid. The danger of excessive acid is now set into big questions. However, intermediate meals took place in a diet of many people.
Each new portion of food leads to bad mix formation when the previous portion yet has not completely passed from the stomach to a duodenal gut: not digested food mixes up with enough digested. While not enough digested food stays in the stomach – all stomach contents cannot pass in the duodenal gut.
That’s why already digested food remains in the stomach a few more hours some, together with not digested. Very comfortable conditions are created at that time for pathogenic bacteria reproduction, which considered as the stomach ulcer activators.
Too much animal protein often causes the rotting process in intestines, especially it concerns meat food. Poisonous substances like indole, skatole, and methane are formed in the stomach. They are involved in metabolism and overload liver. If it’s hard to digest – raw vegetative food provokes fermentation with excessive acidic product formation.
Intestines switch to «slow mode» at night time. If the digestive channel received a significant portion of food at a late-evening time, it would not be digested at night. Half-digested food will start to rot and ferment in the intestines. That will lead to meteorism or abdominal distension.
That’s where the colon may help. Colon cleanse procedures will let you avoid most of the problems with the stomach and intestines.
Here’s an excellent breakfast recipe that keeps your gut healthy.