Podcast Episode 048: Troubleshoot Your Intestinal Bacteria, Candida + SIBO

Podcast Episode 048: Troubleshoot Your Intestinal Bacteria, Candida + SIBO

May 16, 2016 | 79 minutes, 4 seconds

The great breakdown of the digestive system is responsible for a host of health concerns that, more often than not, start in the digestive tract. Join me as I take you through the genesis of the great digestive breakdown, and how to remedy some of the most common health concerns that stem from digestive imbalances. The bacteria in the intestinal tract are responsible for the lion’s share of the physiological functions in the body and, like the three little bears, the balance of the digestive system and intestinal skin must be just right… not too dry or not too wet. Let’s stop killing off the “bad bugs” and start employing logic, time-tested Ayurvedic wisdom, new modern science and clinically-proven strategies to bring the digestive system back into balance.

In This Article

Podcast Takeaways

  • Eat with the seasons >>> Sign up for our 3-Season Diet Challenge: A yearlong monthly seasonal eating guide
  • Avoid high-fat, processed foods
  • Stop overusing medications
  • How to close the IC valve:
    • Clockwise, upwards circular abdominal massage
  • How to open the IC valve:
    • Counterclockwise, downwards circular abdominal massage
  • To pull the stomach down and break up the adhesions between the diaphragm and the stomach: Learn Stomach Pulling
  • Scrub the intestinal tract with bitter roots and herbs
  • Soothe the intestinal lining by eating more cooked vegetables, bone broth, soupy stews made with quinoa, easy-to-digest grains, kitchari
  • Drink a large glass of water 30 minutes before the meal to pre-hydrate the stomach lining, buffer the stomach acid, and turn on the digestive fire
  • De-stress your life: One Minute Meditation

Herbs and Supplements Mentioned

Ayurveda Meets Modern Science is hosted by Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, founder of LifeSpa and author of seven health books (including bestselling Eat Wheat and The 3-Season Diet), seven online courses (including Yoga Journal courses Ayurveda 101 and 201), and numerous free eBooks.

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