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  • Get Rid of Digestion Problems Once and For All




    by Danielle Greason

    A healthy digestive system is key for us to access the maximum amount of nutrition from the foods we eat.  To get the most bang for our buck so to speak! Not only that, when our digestive tract is free and clear and working beautifully, we no longer suffer with the ongoing discomfort of bloating, indigestion, constipation, or a host of other health concerns that can drain the life out of us when our pipes are blocked.

    Wouldn’t you just love to feel light, clean, clear, energetic and sprightly all of the time? Even after sitting down to a delicious dinner and two helpings of dessert?! Well, as you probably know if you’re here with us, increasing the amount of raw food in your meals, and the raw meals in your week will take you a long way towards that aim.

    The next step from there to really get your digestive fires burning, is to learn some important tips and tricks to aiding (rather than hindering) your body’s important digestive work.  Throughout our digestive health theme, you’ll be finding out how you can be your body’s own best friend as it transforms your fruits, vegies, nuts, seeds (and chocolate!) into molecular nutrition to power you through your day, and renew your every cell.

    Food & Digestive Health

    This month on the blog we’ll be covering 4 of the most common digestive problems, and looking at specific foods and practices that can help to minimize, if not eliminate the uncomfortable symptoms.  We’ll take a look at:

    • IBS (or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, we’ll stick to the acronym from here on in, but just so we’re all on the same page here)
    • Constipation
    • Gallstones
    • Candida

    Best Food for Digestive Health

    Our team of nutritional experts will shine a spotlight on some wonder working foods that will support our body in digestion and elimination.   Turbo charge your nutritional knowledge about:

    Just like we did last month, we’ll be sure to include one of our delicious raw food recipes in the very next post, after our team of experts give us the low down on these foods.

    Also coming up:

    We’ll also follow up with the second installment of our World of Raw series, letting you know about our favorite raw food and beauty happenings on the web this month.

    If you really want to get the most out of The Raw Divas and our team of dedicated experts, here’s what we suggest:  If you have a question or thought come to mind, pop into the appropriate post and ask away, or share your own story or recipe there. Between our team of nutritional experts, naturopaths, raw food chefs, superfood gurus, and beauty buffs, we’ll be sure to help you out (or at the very least to point you in the right direction).

    But most importantly, consider this: just one line of your personal experience here, in writing on the blog, could be a turning point…the key that transforms another Raw Diva’s life!

    To kick us off on this journey of discovery, please share with the Divas in the comments below: has your raw food transition cleaned up your digestion or could you still do with some improvements? If you are new to raw foods, what digestive concern would you LOVE to have resolved once and for all?

    Here’s to a nice comfortable tummy and a spirited spring in your step!

    Enjoy our journey through Digestive Health.

    Danielle Greason

    The Raw Divas

     



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    24 Responses to “Get Rid of Digestion Problems Once and For All”

    1. By Sherrie on May 25, 2011

      I love this article because I always seem to have a bit of digestion problems. I am trying stay on track on going more raw foods and green smoothies and this will help me to pick foods that will help my digestion. Thanks Green Smoothies Queen!!

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      Reply by Danielle on May 30th, 2011

      You’re welcome Sherrie. There is plenty more information and recipes coming your way this month on the Blog. If you find one important piece of information as we go along that transforms your digestive comfort, write in and let us know about your success!
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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    2. By Geraldine on May 26, 2011

      Am eating a lot of raw food. Fruit/green smoothie for breakfast, fruit and greens for lunch, salad and maybe some cooked for dinner. Am unfortunately eating some chocolate(not raw) and wheat, chicken, fish on occasion but am totally constipated and have been all my life. Thought raw would solve all this. Am told I should not be eating gluten, dairy. Could these foods be causing ongoing constipation????

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      Reply by Danielle on May 30th, 2011

      Thanks for your question here Geraldine. We’ll check in with one of our team Naturopathic Doctors here at The Raw Divas, and let you know their recommendation.
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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      Reply by Meg on January 23rd, 2012

      You should also try apple cider vinegar with the mother in it! =)

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    3. By Aubrey on May 26, 2011

      constipation!!!!!!!!!:(

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      Reply by Danielle on May 30th, 2011

      Stay tuned for a post coming up on 8th June here on the blog!

      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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    4. By Carla on May 29, 2011

      Which probiotic products do you recommend for digestive health. There are so many.

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      Reply by Danielle on May 29th, 2011

      Carla, for that question we will refer to one of our Naturopathic Doctors and let you know their recommendations. Stay tuned here for more information soon.
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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    5. By Bobbie on Jun 2, 2011

      I continue to love “RAW Divas!!!!! I am reading the digestive problems article just after consuming a highly tasty and refreshing green smoothie conisting of honeydew melon, ice cubes and lots of spinach. Yummy and my stomach feels great!! I keep my raw food consumption anywhere between 50 – 80%. I am more raw during the warmer months and I can tell the difference – I feel lighter and cleaner when I am near the 80% end, less bloating to boot. Thanks Divas for always giving us your best in information, resources and encouragement. I do pay it forward by encouraging family and friends to try “raw” more often.
      Bobbie Chambers
      Soon to be “certified Holistic Health Coach”

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      Reply by Danielle on June 2nd, 2011

      Wow! I can feel your excitement and passion there Bobbie. Thank you for giving us ALL a lift here. You will be a brilliant Holistic Health Coach! Who are you studying with?
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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    6. By Lynne on Jun 2, 2011

      Hi to Bobbie, I am half-way through the program through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and am loving it. I am thinking that is what you are up to as well! I am working with my first two clients and it’s wonderful to share what I am learning. Of course, I made them green smoothies!!! Check out my website: http://www.healthierdirection.com for more info about me and my training.

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    7. By Carolyn Landry on Jun 2, 2011

      I have not made the full transition to raw but most days I eat at least 50% raw, some days more than that. I do a lot of green smoothies and a lot of raw salads and fruit.

      I seem to be getting a lot of heartburn which surprises me.

      Carolyn

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      Reply by Danielle on June 3rd, 2011

      Hmmm that is interesting Carolyn. Do you have any thoughts about what may be the cause of that upset?
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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    8. By Lynne on Jun 2, 2011

      Oh no, I typed my website incorrectly! It’s like forgetting your own phone number…I guess I won’t be doing that again!! It’s http://www.healthierdirection.net

      Lynne

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      Reply by Danielle on June 3rd, 2011

      I checked out your website Lynne. I love it! So beautiful… aesthetically pleasing. Did you make your first clients green smoothies in their own homes? Tell us more about this.
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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      Reply by Lynne on June 3rd, 2011

      Hi Danielle, Thanks for the compliments; aside from the first photo of me that my daughter put in there, it’s all written, designed and supported by IIN! It is THE most awesome progam, so very supportive so that we can go out and support others. I have intentions of tweaking some of the website because it’s customizable but have been busy designing a brochure first. I had a booth at a local health fair and made green smoothie samples there….got lots of funny looks, so I “dared” people to try it, saying that the only people who haven’t liked it are the ones that are too afraid to try! Lots of buzz generated and converts made. I made the green smoothies with my clients at my home because I have the Blend-tec; I like to meet them here so that they can see my way of shopping, storing, prepping & cooking. (I also make quinoa or rice recipes to lure people away from the ubiquitous wheat…and everyone loves the kale chips that I make in the oven with olive oil and sea salt:)

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    9. By Lee on Jun 2, 2011

      Hi there!

      I also love this website and the different packages you offer people. I have participated in them and I am looking forward to the 21 Day Super Green Smoothie Detox! I love smoothies and each 50-80% raw and loving all the experimenting with juicing and green smoothies:) I too am in the health counselling program at IIN. It is a passion of mine to be able to support people in reaching their health and lifestyle goals and I am hopeful I can successfully find ways of doing this for them as well as being able to support myself and my son. Any advise on what has worked for you would be great! Take care and healthy living! Lee

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      Reply by Danielle on June 3rd, 2011

      Welcome Lee, it’s so brilliant to have so many dedicated and passionate people hanging out here together. Enjoy checking out other health coach’s websites and making connections.
      I am off to check out the IIN website as there’s obviously quite a buzz happening around there!
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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      Reply by Lynne on June 3rd, 2011

      Hi Lee, I am in the Fall 2010 Session so I am just starting to see clients and moving slowly, by intention. Do what IIN says to get yourself out there, give talks, etc. I did a health fair where I made green smoothies! I think people love samples. Good for you for doing the detoxes…you are inspiring me to go for it!
      Lynne Villecco

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    10. By Kari Erdman on Jun 3, 2011

      Hello to all my health-seeking soul sisters!

      I also am currently in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition program and am graduating in July! The program has been really life changing and I love being a health coach!! I am working with 5 clients right now and many of them have taken gluten and dairy out of their diet and feel SOO much better. I have been enjoying more green smoothie lately and loving them. Recently bought some sprouted brown rice protein powder to get some more protein and that has been tasty! I really enjoy reading Raw Divas postings and will be sharing them with my clients. I look forward to reading your post on Candida as that is a personal interest of mine in my own health journey and in helping others. Check out my website at: http://www.karierdman.com

      Good luck with the rest of your IIN program Lynn and Lee!

      In abundance,
      Kari

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    11. By Gwen on Jun 16, 2011

      Hi!
      I love your site! I have been a fan for a very long time! Its really great to be able to pass along your in sights and information to my friends and family!

      I have been living and teaching the raw food way for six years now and one of my main and only complaints is on going Candida. I can’t seem to get rid of it no matter what.

      So if you can suggest anything it would be SO appreciated!

      Thanks
      Raw Blessings!
      Gwen

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      Reply by Danielle on June 16th, 2011

      Thanks for your feedback Gwen. Great to be working along side you on this vision. We have had a couple of our naturopaths who write for the blog share their tips about managing Candida, and their posts will be featuring at the end of this month. Stay tuned. The key ingredient here seems to be garlic. And I’m not talking a little minced garlic in your salad dressing. I’m talking about swallowing whole cloves! Is that something you have heard or read about as yet? If not, get Googling on that one.
      Danielle Greason,
      The Raw Divas

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    12. By Abercrombiegal on Aug 17, 2011

      My family, including myself, have always had digestive issues one way or another. Due to this I tend to keep a fairly healthy diet including fresh fruit, veggies, grains, etc…

      I have been taking 2 pills per day also from the Dr Max Powers 15 Day Cleanse. One when I wake up and 1 pill about 8 hours later in the afternoon.

      My bowel functions have regulated and become easier. I do not feel any nausea upon taking these pills on an empty stomach and the pills do not have a strong taste or after-taste. I have also felt a slight change in energy level. I am usually a bit fatigued and sore due to anemia, but lately I have been feeling less fatigue and a bit more energy. So far there is nothing I do not like about this product and I intend on keeping up with my daily routine.

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