probiotics in food or drink is ideal, since this provides the highest
levels and variety of probiotics. Additionally, probiotic
supplements, such as PERQUE
Digesta Guard are highly beneficial. We recommend 2-4 capsules with
Some Probiotic-rich Foods and Drinks
recommend a daily fiber intake of at least 40
grams. The beneficial “roughage” from
fiber makes the stool bulky and soft and helps to maintain a shorter
transit time—the time from food consumption to waste elimination.
Adequate fiber encourages wastes to be eliminated easily and
comfortably on a regular basis. Keeping your body clean and clear
means it is less likely that toxic waste matter will be reabsorbed
back into circulation.
healthy transit time ranges from 12-18 hours. This reduces the
opportunity for unhealthy for unhealthy bacteria and yeast to
dominate in the body. (To learn to measure your transit time, see
“Transit Time: From Consumption to Elimination” or visit
Importance of Water
Plentiful water intake is key to health—especially when consuming a high-fiber diet. Water helps fiber do its job of efficiently moving wastes through the body, and every system of the body depends on water to function. When following The Alkaline Way program, we recommend consuming at least one 8-ounce glass of purified water 8 times daily. For every 5-8 ounces of caffeinated beverages, add a glass of water. Take a rest from drinking water 20-30 minutes before and after meals to assist the body’s digestive process. If you must drink at these times, make it small amounts of room temperature or hot water (or healthy tea)—cold water can really slow down digestion. Fresh lemon juice, lime juice, and/or ginger act as digestive aids and alkaline enhancers while enhancing the taste of water.
art of healthy food combining is an important aspect of balanced
nutrition, and lessens wear and tea on the digestive system. Pay
extra close attention to food combining if you are prone to any
digestive discomforts (acid reflux, bloating, leaky gut, heartburn,
irritable bowel, diverticulosis, or other digestive problems).
While this guide can’t cover every facet of optimal food combining, we encourage you to read about and research healthy food combining. The main principles of healthy food combining are simplicity and compatibility. Here are just a few basic principles to get you started.