The term “alimentary tract” includes the digestive and elimination system extending from the mouth all the way down to the anus, where fecal elimination occurs. It is also referred to as the GI tract or “gastro-intestinal tract.” It averages 24 feet or more in length, and is the source of much discomfort when involved with a disease process. If an inflammatory ailment is affecting a particular part of the GI tract, it is so named, such as colitis for the colon, or ileitis for the ilium. If the disease occurs in any area of this “tract,” it may be named “Chron’s disease,” in honor of a Dr. Chron, who described and labeled this type of digestive system ailment.
Obviously, elimination of foods that may aggravate the condition is a primary therapy recommendation. Fast foods, fried foods, greasy foods and most processed foods such as pastas, cakes, candy, sugar, etc., should be eliminated. You should also eliminate foods that are high in trans-fats. Even if the advertisements suggest “0 trans-fats,” it is likely that there are harmful amounts still in the food product. Government dictates allow the product to be advertised as having “Zero trans-fats,” if there is less than .5grams of the substance in the in the consumed product. How do you tell which foods have trans-fats? Read the label, remembering that many food processors may conceal any possible negative information that they can. TIP: Food “combiners” generally eat a lot of food and yet...lose weight! They also gain energy, sleep better and live longer. For more tips and detailed treatment suggestions order the full Digestive Disease chapter. It contains suggestions for: Celiac Disease, Chron's Disease, Colitis, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Diverticulitis and more.
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