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
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.
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
Atkins, HCG, low carb , high carb, low cal, low fat, ……as well as many reputable diet plans such as weight
Whole foods are said to be better because they contain all
the parts of a seed or grain.
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
We can also ask ourselves which theory of eating right we
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.
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
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.
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.
One of the other major influences are not eating balanced
meals, and consuming most of daily calories in one sitting.
Diet and Bowel Diseases