The body was designed with the innate ability to heal itself when provided with the proper foundation. Healing comes from within. Ultimately, the promotion and maintenance of health is superior to the treatment of disease. A sustainable health care model is not possible without ending the massive abuse of medication and side effects they produce.
At Cincinnati Health Institute, no matter what the patient's symptoms are we start with Diet, Digestion, and Detox. We call this the 3Ds to begin the roadmap to health. We have found that over the years that if you correct a patient's diet, digestion, and detoxification pathways 80% of the patient's symptoms clear up.
The basics for the diet portion of health begins with quality whole foods.
AVOID PROCESSED FOODS
AVOID Combination of Fat and Sugar
Eat Nutritious Fruits and Vegetables
Eat Grass Fed Meats and Wild Caught Fish
Eliminate conventionally raises meats and dairy
Incorporate Intermittent fasting
Adding healthy salts such as Redman Salt
Add healthy oils such as essential balance 3-6-9
Drink filtered water 1/2 body weight in ounces of water
"All diseases begin in the gut" ~Hippocrates
Digestion is defined by the breaking down of food by mechanical and chemical action, in the digestive tract, into substances that can be used by the body.
Unless you correct faulty digestion processes you will not be able to achieve optimal health.
Digestion begins before you even take a bite of food, it begins with sight, smell, or thought of food which activate salivary glands, stomach acid, and digestive enzymes.
The second step of digestion begins in your mouth with food and involves chewing and saliva. It is important to chew your food thoroughly to allow the saliva to mix with the food, because saliva contains important enzymes to break down carbohydrates and fats. Saliva also contains an enzyme that is important for B12 absorption.
Next, the stomach produces HCL (hydrochloric acid), Pepsin, Intrinsic factor. We find lack of HCL in the stomach can be a primary cause of multiple system wide symptoms.
Following the digestive tract the small intestine is the next key to health. The small intestine is where most absorption takes place and dysfunction here can lead to issues such as intestinal permeability or leaky gut.
Traveling into the large intestine, the primary job is to prepare the body to eliminate undigested food.
Everyday our bodies are constantly challenged with toxins from our environment. These toxins must be eliminated from our bodies before they wreck havoc. The body is designed to detox and eliminate continuously. Limiting toxic exposure is the first defense, but not always the easiest one.