Frightening Food!

October 13, 2011
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

100597408Prevent gut grief with my three GI “miracle molecules.”

It was hard to miss the glaring headlines last week warning us of listeria-ridden cantaloupe.

But the problems with America’s inner workings go way beyond today’s cantaloupe or tainted meats and peanut butter, 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. 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 aterial 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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  1. monalisa

    The food contamination problem is reaching into areas that we don’t even know…… such as this, 1. refrigerated food delivery trucks are cutting the cooling while transporting our foods. This is done to cut down on gas absorption. Who is to know when this is being done? From what I understand this has been a growing trend with the truckers. The FDA should start a close watch on this. Fines should be commissioned on the truckers that are partaking in this.

  2. Margaret Warnock

    Are the supplements suggested above for anyone to take on a daily basis even if they are not experiencing any digestive issues?

  3. Sarah

    Silversol can also wipe out these bad bugs.

  4. Penny

    You want amazing enzymes?…find someone who can supply you with raw milk from organic grass fed cows…then culture it into kefir or yogurt. How about naturally fermented veggies? You want your fermented veggies brimming with natural enzymes and probiotics…try the “perfect pickler.” THE best educational book that will teach you the old ways of feeding yourself…Sally Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions. Your body will LOVE you for it. Want to watch a few movies that will educate and change your mind on Big Ag food? Food Inc. and Food Matters.

    “Invest in your food…invest in your health…

  5. AnnLouise

    Flora-Key is very helpful to take on an ongoing basis. It keeps bad bacteria and yeast in check.

    Most people have inadequate amounts of HCL and so can benefit from taking a supplement with every protein meal.

  6. Kathy

    Would this be beneficial for diverticulitis or IBS?

  7. Sierra

    Flora-Key is very healing and soothing and would be fabulous for IBS and diverticulitis.


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