The pain relieving expert gives a hint about a simple trick for digestion, deacidification and the reduction of cravings – bitter substances. It’s going to be great. Be curious.
The vast majority of people find bitter substances unpleasant, or rather, it is not now the most urgent impulse to answer bitter substances to the question: “Well? What do you want to eat today?”
The food producers’ solution to this? The bitterness content of many vegetables is being bred out. Endive, radicchio or chicory used to taste much more bitter – so they contained a lot more bitter substances back then. Flavour enhancers and sweeteners in food have additionally contributed to the fact that consumers’ taste perception has changed. Many bitter medicinal plants, root and leafy vegetables have also disappeared from plates and cups. In the body, (edible) bitter substances do a lot of good.
The best researched are the positive effects of bitter substances on digestion.
-Stop attacks of ravenous hunger
-Detoxification (+ lowering of elevated cholesterol levels)-deacidification …and, and, and ….
Bitter substances can therefore be an important component of any holistic therapy and prevention programme. Does this make sense? Absolutely!
The bitter taste stimulates not only the stomach, but also the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and intestines, which then begin to secrete digestive juices and digestive enzymes. The liver, for example, is thus supported in detoxification. For this reason, bitter substances can help with many complaints such as flatulence, lack of stomach acid, constipation, bloating, but also irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis and even chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.
Too few bitter substances in the diet can lead to sluggish digestion and digestive complaints such as flatulence, stomach pain and heartburn (reflux), but also fatigue and sluggishness.In addition, a poorly functioning digestive system means that nutrients cannot be properly absorbed and utilised and toxins cannot be completely eliminated.
The intestinal flora gets out of balance and pathogenic germs can become rampant.
Study (20 people) with Crohn’s disease (severe intestinal disease):
2 capsules (250 mg wormwood powder) 3 times a day for 10 weeks. Previous medication (with the exception of corticoids) continued to be taken. The corticoids (e.g. cortisone), on the other hand, were slowly reduced and no longer taken from week 10 onwards.
Result: 65% of the subjects had little to no symptoms (this remained even 10 weeks after stopping the medication, after the study); in the control group, however, the symptoms had worsened in 80% of the subjects, after the 10 weeks. So simple, so effective.
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