Diet and Bowel Diseases

 

Our digestive systems are obviously very controversial as to what foods are the best to consume.  

Cave Man Diet

There is the cave man diet which mimics the dietary availability of our distant ancestors, assuming our digestive systems have not evolved very much over time. 

Raw Food Diet

A raw food diet extols many of the same reasons, yet has some totally different food types and an absence of “raw” meats.  The assumption is that cave people had fire. 

The Food industry

To further complicate things, the food industry seems to be working against healthy eating habits. 

The food industry in many ways is based on availability and cost of production. 

Food Allergies

Many food allergies and intolerance can be attributed to a change in our consumption of “new” grains and dairy products.  The assumption here is that our bodies have not evolved to keep pace with the products that the food industry has made available and common. 

Too many diets

I can list dozens of diets that are commonly known such as vegetarian, vegan,
Atkins, HCG, low carb , high carb, low cal, low fat, ……as well as many reputable diet plans such as weight watchers. 

Whole Foods

Whole foods are said to be better because they contain all the parts of a seed or grain. 

Combining Foods

Combining foods in certain ways makes for complete proteins and ease of digestion and this makes sense also. 

Probiotics and naturally occupying bacteria

A popular additive to diets now is Probiotics foods which are to boost the naturally occurring bacteria in our bodies which help our digestive system. 

We can also ask ourselves which theory of eating right we adhere to. 

Obesity, food allergies and intolerance, constipation, and diarrhea can all be attributed to our consumption without having any disease at all. 

Medications that are patches only do not cure

The cures for digestive problems are often not cures, but patches that have to keep being applied to keep feeling healthy. 

Soluble and insoluble fiber

Soluble fiber and insoluble fiber can be the answer to some digestive problems.   

Low Residue Diets

Low residue diets can be the immediate best answer to a sudden problem to make sure all that you eat passes through your system.  This allows the system to catch up and get on track. 

Gluten intolerance

Things like gluten intolerance are affecting million so f people, at the same time gluten is appearing in more and more foods. 

The brain controls digestion from afar

The brain manages the digestive system “from afar”.  It receives information about the 6 or more meals residing in your body and tries to come up with the best tactic to digest, absorb, and eliminate all that it can.   Unfortunately, the brain can be responding too late, while we are consuming something that would change the “experiment” we are doing in our guts. 

The medication scam

Lastly is medications we are told to take to “cure” us.  Most do not cure; just help the body counteract symptoms.  Some go as far as to take on body functions which should be done naturally by our bodies. 

 Quantity of food consumed

What we eat is very important, as well as when and how much we eat.  When a country has a high obesity rate, a high percentage of people suffering from digestive problems, and has more sterile conditions throughout the food industry there….one must assume something is askew in the dietary intakes of people. 

Fast Food

When you are on the run, fast food is economical and tastes great.  Salt and grease are two of our favorite foods.  Our ancestors have little access to salt, and constantly sought out fat sources.  We can load up at a fast food joint by ordering a couple of items from the value or dollar menus. 

Less traditional foods which were real

The current generations of many developed countries are relying less on traditional foods and more and more on processed “artificial foods”. 

Some high fat foods are healthier

Why some traditional foods are high in fat, yet native populations are healthy.   Why are some “peoples” more inclined to be thin.  Some genetic factors are at play in colder climates where people need some extra bulk to insulate them and provide them energy. 

Balanced meals

One of the other major influences are not eating balanced meals, and consuming most of daily calories in one sitting. 

 Diet and Bowel Diseases

 Diet and Bowel Diseases