Food Fright!

October 25, 2012
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

Prevent gut grief with my three GI “miracle molecules.”

It’s been hard to miss the glaring headlines lately warning us of salmonella-ridden peanut butter. People in over 19 states have been affected, and recall notices replace many peanut products on grocery store shelves.

But the problems with America’s inner workings go way beyond today’s tainted peanut butter and meats, or the contaminated spinach of years past. Food maladies are definitely on the rise, pathogens are bombarding us—and we’re fighting them off around the family dinner table. Now more than ever, we need a plan of action to defend our bodies against gut-wrenching woes.

I think it is high time we take a look at the forgotten foundational building blocks of healing.

I call them Mother Nature’s GI “miracle” helpers:

Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), the good stomach acid, is the body’s front line of defense against hostile gas-producing bacteria and parasites. Low levels of HCl make us more susceptible to infections from the toxins and pathogens we ingest in food and water. One to two tablets daily of HCL+2 with protein-based meals will insure digestion and help trigger pancreatic enzyme production.

Probiotics, the good bacteria, inhabit the walls of the small intestine and colon, fortifying them and making it harder for pathogenic bugs to take root. One to two teaspoons a day of Flora-Key which now contains the gas-fighting L. plantarum flora—is recommended on a daily basis. Mild enough for children and infants, this dairy-free probiotic alternative doubles as a natural sweetener in no-heat recipes.

Digestive Enzymes
Digestive Enzymes are the best catalysts for food absorption that speed the breakdown of food into carbohydrates, proteins, and fat with their amalyse, protease, and lipase content. One to three tablets per meal of Inf-Zyme Forte will help with digestion, and taking between meals will help to tamp down inflammatory conditions. This product has also been used to clean up arterial plaque between meals—three tablets, three times per day.

These GI Good Guys are all critical to smooth digestive functioning and to defend the body against pathogens and superbugs like MRSA, H. pylori, Salmonella, E. coli and listeria.

Digestive wellbeing opens the door to enhanced immunity, soaring personal energy and trouble-free digestion. Since we’ve all had days when GI woes have left us sick, tired and bloated without knowing the culprit, fortifying our digestive systems with HCL, probiotics, and enzymes may be just the permanent fix we’ve all been looking for!

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. marion morris

    Hi Ann,
    I am inundated with all of these blogs and am now currently taking so many supplements that its making me crazy. I question first, how can anyone afford all of these? I believe I am spending close to $400 a month after I include the male suppliments for my husband which include the body protein, the multiple, vitiman B, C, D, HCL,CLA, Biotin,weight loss formula,Ultra H-3, GLA-90, Stress care, Adrenal formula which I was told that it is made in the USA, but in fact is made in the Netherlands. Is Raw bovine really good for us? Is it a Steriod in actuality ? Flora- key, Y-C Cleanse, not to mention the occasional defend and resist Complex from Shaklee when I start feeling like I may be coming ill. I just started taking 3 milligrams of melatonin. This is making me totally crazy. My family and staff think I am totally NUTS! Now there is another Inf-Zyme Forte. I just don”t know if I can take it anymore. When I feel the best is when I stay off sugar and eat sensibly and organically. Please answer these questions for me as I need the truth.
    Kindest Regards,

    • liz

      I just sent you an email answering your question in detail.

      The UNIKEY Adrenal Formula is made in Oregon, according to our specifications.
      The bovine glandular is from New Zealand cows and provides the building blocks for our own adrenal. It does not have steriod hormones. All of the UNIKEY products are third party tested for purity.

      • Marion Morris

        I just the read your email to me and cannot believe you really would spend $800 per month on supplements for yourself, your husband and son. It just is unreasonable Liz. I need to look into this further. I appreciate you replying to my comment.

        • liz

          Marion, My comment was only to emphasize to you that priorities are what determine how our money is spent. Some people go on expensive vacations or have new cars or go out to eat regularly. I choose to spend my money on supplements and organic food because I feel that this contributes to my good health,


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