Over the last year, I've written much about minimizing
acid-forming foods in your diet and correctly combining
The biggest reasons to do this are:
1- To maintain an alkaline pH where disease finds it
impossible to live.
2- To prevent overproduction of acid in your stomach
(which is mainly responsible for the majority of digestion-
related problems people suffer from).
And there's another great reason for eating mainly
alkaline foods and properly combined meals...
Limited Supply Of Digestive Enzymes
You probably did not know this, but each one of us at
birth is given a set amount of digestive enzymes.
You don't have an endless river of enzymes guaranteed to
flow in abundance until you take your last breath.
You only get so many.
And when they're gone, they're GONE.
Eating acid-creating foods and poorly combined meals uses
up your natural enzyme supply at an astronomical rate.
Now, I'm not trying to scare anyone, but frankly...
That's scarier than any horror movie ever made.
And if you have a lot of digestive problems, pain, gas,
constipation, etc. you should be concerned.
Poorly combined, acidic meals can't be effectively
digested by the stomach. So they end up sitting in the
stomach for what can be 8-10 hours or more.
During that time the stomach keeps secreting more and more
of its limited supply of enzymes trying to get digestion
And your stomach isn't the only organ affected in this
process. ALL of your digestive tract, including your
pancreas, ends up extremely stressed. Organs that are
acidic and stressed eventually break down, stop working or
develop diseases like cancer.
Ever wonder why cancer rates are rising and rising and
It's the processed foods that we're eating with all the
chemicals, colorants, preservatives, drugs, etc.
I'm not yelling, "The sky is falling..."
These are facts.
Of course, during this cycle where your digestive system
is fighting to break down your food, you're probably
cursing your stomach because you have heartburn, gas,
bloating or cramping and are reaching for the antacids, H2
blockers or proton pump inhibitors (like Nexium).
Instead, when that happens, you should be cursing yourself
for your horrible food choices.
The best news in this whole scenario is that it's not a
life sentence that you blow through your limited supply of
enzymes and suffer some horrible disease and die a painful
death. Eating the way I teach you to eat in Great Taste No
Pain http://www.greattastenopain.com/great.asp helps
conserve your precious supply of digestive enzymes.
Great Taste No Pain stresses eating mainly (70%) alkaline
foods for two great reasons.
1-- Our bodies are alkaline--so it's critical that you eat
alkaline foods for your nourishment.
2-- Raw fruits and raw vegetables have enzymes of their
own that start digesting in your mouth when you eat them.
Eating them is a perfect way to save your limited supply of
enzymes and get a delicious, nutritional punch at the same
Also, the correct combining of foods that you learn in
Great Taste No Pain http://www.greattastenopain.com/great.asp
will eliminate the cycle of poor digestion, overproduction
of acid and all the pain and misery that goes along with it
that you may suffer from every day.
That's right--properly combined meals are digested MUCH
easier with FAR fewer digestive enzymes necessary.
So you conserve your limited supply of digestive enzymes.
Keep your system working smoothly for life...and chances
are, that life will be longer because of it.
To your health,
PS: Gigi lost 7 pounds and no longer has constipation:
Your program is so simple, and it has changed my life.
I was put on birth control pills to deal with some pre-
menopausal issues. Right away I gained 7 pounds and was
VERY constipated. Nothing helped, even eating 50 grams of
fiber a day. I was looking about 4 months pregnant.
I could not understand this since I thought I have always
had a healthy diet. I am often teased by friends & co-
workers because I won't eat junk.
I found your site when I was researching constipation.
What a blessing that day was to me. I feel great, am
completely regular again, and lost the 7 pounds in the
first week. I also have more energy.
Your program makes perfect sense and I know it will be
easy to follow forever. I am so grateful to you!