Friday, 25 May 2012

Digestive Enzymes: The Basis of All Treatment with Margo Peinemann, Nutritional Therapist - Bonusan

Posted by Nutricentre, April 2012.

Summary notes:
The focus is on stomach acid as the key to digestive quality.
One of the first barriers is the sphyncter. Stress can inhibit the relaxation of the sphyncter.
MAGNESIUM: A lack of magnesium is responsible for night cramps. The more energy you use, the more magnesium you need. Recommended daily intake 250-400mg per day. Speaker recommends taking a magnesium dose every two hours until you get diarrhea - then you find your recommended daily amount.
Magnesium oxide in most supplement products is NOT an ideal form to ingest. It triggers the immune system and costs us energy. Vitamin B6 is the co-factor for magnesium. Magnesium is also important in relation to calcium intake. There should be an intake ratio of 2 calcium: 1 magnesium. A lack of magnesium means that calcium cannot be effectively absorbed. Most people have a lack of magnesium in their diet as opposed to calcium. People with osteoporosis are inclined to take calcium supplements, but if magnesium levels are low, no matter how high the calcium levels are, calcium can't be absorbed, and the osteoporosis gets worse.
Zinc and selenium are also important minerals to aid digestive enzymes. Fish is a rich source of zinc. The paradox is tht zinc helps you avoid accumulation of heavy metals. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include the loss of ability to smell or taste. Zinc can help immune system combat colds more quickly.
There is a range of PH levels from mouth (alkaline) to stomach (acid). Lack of bicarbonate to neutralize this acid shows symptoms in sticky stools and bad breath. If there is a lack of gastric acid, food stays in the stomach longer. Gastrin is the key hormone that prompts gastric acid production.
Prostaglandin switches on an inflammation mechanism - produces more stomach acid to aid digestion.
This speaker contradicts an earlier presentation given at the Nutricentre. This speaker says that omega 6 is more critical for digestion.
If your stools are light brown, it indicates there is not enough bile and the liver is ineffective.
The speaker also advocates exercise being essential to activate the mitochondria, which then contribute to the energy-generation cycle.
Poor digestion is the source of fatigue problems.

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