June 17, 2013: Nourishing the Small Intestine

My body requested in early May that I refine my food and drink choices for a period of three months, so as to fully provide my small intestine with all that it needs to properly nourish my body. For many years I have eaten a clean diet when compared to the average American, yet still I experienced some abdominal bloating, occasional gas, dry skin and hair, and I seemed to need more supplements than I wanted to be taking. Within 2 weeks of following my small intestine’s guidance, I noticed improvement in those symptoms and was also able to decrease my intake of supplements.

The healthy small intestine is where most of the digestive processes take place, enabling the absorption of nutrients and water from ingested foods and drinks. It receives partially digested foods from the acidic stomach, enzymes and bicarbonate from the pancreas, and bile juices from the liver and gall bladder. It mixes these as needed to further break down the foods. Its immune cells respond to any organisms that might have entered the body via the mouth.  Its tissues then absorb the nutrients and water into the bloodstream, to nourish all of the cells of the body. The small intestine is aware of what it needs, and what does not nourish it. When its needs have been ignored for any length of time, the results often include indigestion, gas, bloating, reflux, heartburn, and organism overgrowths.

The guidance of your small intestine can be accessed in several ways. One way is to place a hand over your upper abdomen (the initial portion of the small intestine), and then look at a particular food or drink item. “Receive” the energetic information about that item into your eyes, seeing its color, its freshness, the combined ingredients, the feel or vibration of it. Ask your small intestine if that item would be nourishing for you, and notice any inner response of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. You can also hold the item in your other hand; or hold it to your nose to smell it; or taste a tiny amount of it. Our sense organs are designed to inform us about our food and drink choices, so you are activating natural neurological connections by doing this. You might also use a pendulum, a muscle test, or a body lean test to obtain a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response.

Approach your small intestine with open curiosity, inviting it to share with you what foods and drinks it considers to be nourishing. Ask about a few items only each time, keeping it simple and light-hearted; and over a period of days or weeks you can expand your awareness of your small intestine’s ideal diet. Begin to incorporate the desired nutritional choices, and cut back on the undesired products. Give yourself a period of two to six months to explore new ways, and be gentle with yourself on the days you might revert to your former choices. It is often habits of years that you are being asked to change. Notice how your abdomen feels as you learn to support your small intestine, and be patient with the process. Better health will result when you communicate clearly and nourish your small intestine!

June 17, 2013