Monday, August 10, 2009

Catch up time

Well I completely missed the last few days of what I stated would be a week of wise words. I was going to be clever like Thursday thoughts, funny Friday, serene Saturday followed by witty quotes, etc. Now the weekend has come and gone so I'll just write a few quotes upon which to ponder.
  1. Self control means... control self; not others. That's a full time job.
  2. When dis-couraged walk in COURAGE. You are an overcomer.
  3. What would you do if you knew failure was not an option? Go for it. Think big. You are a winner.
Also today begins my third week of my herbal cleanse. It is moving along nicely. I notice less junk food cravings although I do think about Tommy hamburgers every once in a while. I haven't yet given in. After attending another lecture recently, I learned that fruits and vegetables generally shouldn't be eaten in the same meal. Here are a few tidbits:

People who suffer from symptoms of indigestion including gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or fatigue may benefit from following the principles of food combining. Because different types of foods require different enzymes, different degrees of acidity, and different lengths of time for complete digestion, it stands to reason that those foods requiring the same digestive conditions should be eaten together, while other foods requiring a different set of digestive conditions should be eaten separately. The logic in this is that when foods requiring different digestive conditions are eaten together, the digestive processes slow down and the food begins to ferment causing gas, bloating and the associated discomfort so typical of indigestion. Knowing which foods require a similar digestive environment and the length of time required for full digestion can make meal planning easier and may result in less discomfort following meal time.

For instance, protein foods like nuts and seeds require an acid environment and about four hours to digest. Starches and acid fruits like oranges, plums, or strawberries require a more alkaline environment and may only take up to an hour and a half to digest. If following food combining rules, you would not eat oranges and oatmeal at the same meal. Doing so may bring on the uncomfortable symptoms of indigestion. It’s important to remember that stress, foods high in fat, overeating, and eating too great a variety of foods at one meal can also cause indigestion. Note too, that raw foods are generally easier to digest because they supply their own digestive enzymes, while cooked foods require the body to produce enzymes for break-down.
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Have a fantastic Monday.


  1. Stopping by from SITS and wanted to say hi!

  2. Happy Tuesday from another SITSta!

  3. Thanks for the good info, glad your cleanse is going well.



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