What is Papaya?
The papaya seeds contain papain a naturally occurring
protein-digestive (proteolytic) enzyme. The term “leaky gut” is used to
describe undigested protein particles that get into the bloodstream and
cause allergic reactions. By effectively breaking down protein papain
supplements decrease the number of undigested protein particles that gain
entrance to the body.
Papain improves food allergies, indigestion and immune functioning. Besides
being used as a protein digestive aid, the enzymes in papain inhibit
inflammatory chemicals called prostaglandins. The anti-inflammatory effect
has been studied for its effectiveness in inflammatory conditions like
arthritis and sinusitis.
In order to get substantial amounts of papain from papaya you must dry the
papaya seeds and grind them. They can be sprinkled onto food. Papain can
be purchased in capsules. Papain is found as a component of digestive,
multi-enzyme or anti-inflammatory formulas.
that we eat, other substances we consume and our lifestyles contribute to
digestive disorders. Highly processed foods, alcohol, medications and
tobacco are difficult for our body to break down and cause great strain on
our organs, such as the liver and pancreas. They may also physically damage
the digestive lining. Processed foods are also deficient in nutrients so
not only does the body have to work extra hard to digest the food, but it
also gets depleted of the things it needs to do its work. Water and fibre
intake is important to have proper moisture and bulk in the stool and make
bowel movements regular.
Stress, anxiety and other emotional concerns put our nervous system in an
excited state. Our digestive processes are only fully functional when our
nervous system is relaxed. Sedentary lifestyles decrease movement
throughout the digestive tract. As our transit time slows there is more
opportunity for the resorption of processed toxins from our food and greater
chance of microbial overgrowth. Slow transit time also dries the stool and
makes it more difficult to pass. Our body is designed so that each time we
eat a meal we have a bowel movement. Many individuals can be considered
constipated and have bowel movements less than once daily.
Good digestive function is ultimately the foundation to good health.
Support your body's natural digestive functions by:
Eating several small meals daily instead of three large meals.
Avoiding fluids with meals.
Eating a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Avoiding refined, processed foods.
Not overeating; eat until 80% full.
Taking a HCL supplement before meals.
digestive enzyme during or after meals.