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Fiber Aids Cleansing, Detoxification and Overall Bowel Health

Brenda WatsonBook Gut SolutionsI will bet that most people don’t get enough or know enough about fiber. Fiber is good for constipation or fiber is good for cholesterol. Fiber has those benefits and many more. Did you know there are two types of fiber? They have different properties and benefits. Did you know that fiber may support normal blood pressure and blood sugar? Did you know that fiber feeds your good bacteria?

You will learn about this and much more in this interview with Brenda Watson. This is the first of a four part series that will cover the H O P E program, developed by Brenda. H stands for High Fiber, O stands for Oils, especially omega-3 fatty acids, P stands for Probiotics, and E stands for Enzymes. These four nutrients types are the foundation of digestive health. You will find that no matter what your digestive challenges are, you will benefit from focusing on these four elements. So this is our first episode in the series and the topic is High Fiber.

The following is from the ReNewLife Website.

FIBER & CLEANSING

RenewLife-1Fiber Has More Than One Role
In addition to its beneficial role in weight management and overall health, high fiber consumption also supports the body’s natural cleansing and detoxification processes. Many experts recommend eating between 20 and 35 grams each day to maintain your health, so it is important to understand the two specific types of fiber and how they work.

Soluble & Insoluble Fiber
Both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber help purge unwanted toxins from the body. Soluble fiber (found in fruit, beans, oats, legumes and nuts) dissolves in water and leaves the digestive tract slowly. As it moves through the intestines it works like a sponge, soaking up toxins and capturing them in order to prevent their reabsorption into the bloodstream.

Insoluble fiber (found in vegetables, wheat bran, dried beans, whole grains and seeds) is not water-soluble; it passes through the digestive tract virtually intact. During its journey through the intestines it helps to “sweep” the colon free of debris by removing toxins from the intestinal wall. It also tones the bowel muscles by creating resistance and giving them something to push against, thus promoting peristalsis (the wave-like contractions that move food through your intestines). Peristalsis is necessary for healthy elimination, and healthy elimination is an important step in ridding toxins from the body.

But just how do those toxins enter in the first place?
Fiber vs. Toxic Build-upThe buildup of toxins in your body is the result of both external and internal sources. External toxins such as pesticides and pollutants come from our surrounding environment. They seep into the earth, water and air and can cause severe health problems. Internal toxins, however, come from within. They are the waste products that result from everyday physiological processes such as energy production and digestion. If not discarded, internal toxins can interfere with the function of our internal organs and lead to poor health. Because fiber is a powerful ally in your battle against toxins, getting plenty of fiber in your diet is essential. Consuming a ratio of about 75% insoluble fiber to 25% soluble fiber is ideal, as it reflects the natural balance found in whole foods. The best way to provide a balance of soluble and insoluble fiber is to eat a variety of fiber-rich foods each day.

Great Sources of High Fiber Diet Foods
Legumes and unrefined grains such as oats, brown rice and whole wheat are excellent sources of mixed fibers. Among fruits, apples, avocados, oranges, bananas, grapefruit and berries provide the most fiber per serving, and high-fiber vegetables include spinach, endive, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower. The above is from the ReNewLife Website.

About Brenda Watson
For over 20 years, Brenda Watson has dedicated her career to helping people achieve vibrant, lasting health through improved digestive function. A dynamic health advocate and celebrated PBS-TV health educator, she is among the foremost authorities in America on optimum nutrition and digestion, natural detoxification methods, and herbal internal cleansing. Brenda is also the author of The Gut Solution as well as many other popular health guides. The “Diva of Digestion’s” knowledge is surpassed only by her enthusiasm and mission to help people through awareness and education. Brenda’s high-energy, no-nonsense approach to bodily functions and health has made her one of today’s most popular health experts.

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Theracurmin is the Most Bioavailable Form of Curcumin

Dr. Michael Murray

Cholesterol BookCurcumin has become one of the world’s best selling herbal extracts. With good reason. The science of curcumin has revealed that curcumin has powerful health benefits. HOWEVER, curcumin is very difficult to absorb and that makes it very difficult to achieve therapeutic blood levels. There is ongoing research into how to increase the therapeutic effects of curcumin, by getting more into the blood stream. Dr. Murray will discuss some of the challenges with curcumin some of the exciting research into the benefits. He discusses Theracurmin, the most bio-available form of curcumin.

Theracurmin is a special advanced form of curcumin—the yellow pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa), the chief ingredient in curry. Curcumin has demonstrated significant activity in many experimental and clinical studies, but its effects have been limited until now because of poor absorption. Theracurmin is by far the most bioavailable form of curcumin and represents a major breakthrough in the use of curcumin to promote health. Many of curcumin’s beneficial effects are attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Enhancing the Benefits of Curcumin (the following is excerpted from DoctorMurray.com. CLICK HERE to read more.

Curcumin“While many preliminary studies show curcumin has great promise, a major issue limiting its clinical use has been that it is not very well absorbed. Several types of curcumin products have now been developed to more effectively raise blood and tissue levels of curcumin. Theracurmin is by far the most advanced of these techniques. This all-natural preparation reduces the particle size of curcumin, while dramatically increasing its solubility. The average particle size of typical curcumin is 22.75 μm. In Theracurmin, the particle size has been reduced to 0.19 to 0.3 μm—a reduction of over 100 times. This reduced particle size curcumin is then mixed with natural emulsifiers to suspend it in a highly bioavailable mixture that is then dried. The result of all of this technology is a dramatic increase in the absorption of curcumin as compared to all other commercial forms that have been tested, including other enhanced forms of curcumin.

Theracurmin_ChartHealth Benefits of Theracurmin

Because Theracurmin enhances the absorption of curcumin, all of the benefits associated with curcumin are also enhanced. Theracurmin has been the subject of several clinical studies that have shown Theracurmin possesses an ability to reduce tissue damage caused by inflammation, improve liver function, increase the ability of the heart to function more efficiently, and increase the flexibility of the arteries. Currently, Theracurmin is being investigated for additional properties at some of the major universities and research centers in the world. The dosage recommendation of Theracurmin, based upon the existing clinical evaluation, is 300 to 600 mg per day.

Theracurmin is the Most Bioavailable Form of Curcumin

The above graph demonstrates Theracurmin is by far the most bioavailable form of curcumin. Theracurmin is the only curcumin preparation currently available that produces a clear dose response. What that means is that even small dosages of Theracurmin increase blood measurements of curcumin, and, as the dosage increases, so does the blood level. This increase is linear, meaning that it increases in the blood in a parallel fashion to the dosage. This absorption profile is extremely important; as the effectiveness of curcumin within the body requires achieving effective concentrations. Theracurmin is able to achieve necessary concentrations within the body that are not likely to be easily achieved, if at all, with other curcumin preparations. ” (the above is excerpted from DoctorMurray.comCLICK HERE to read more.

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