Chewing and digesting – a very important issue
“Well chewed is half digested”.
An old saying that means a lot more than you might think at first glance!
In this chapter I address one of the most important foundations of health, one that should come before anyone else.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, it is sometimes the simplest things in life that cause illness. About 70% of the so-called “immune system” should be located in the intestine. So this is probably a good reason to take a closer look, isn’t it?
Here are the problems that can arise from inadequate chewing:
- Bad digestion.
- Overacidification of the body with subsequent problems.
- See also the topic: Deacidification – Acidification.
- Fungi in the intestinal environment.
From all of which the tipping of harmony into illness then originates.
A look into the past:
In the past there was a doctor who treated patients with all ailments and illnesses with an intestinal cure without exception. It was Dr. med. Franz Xaver Mayr. He developed the Mayr cure. We’ll get to that later.
One reason for all evil could be the insufficient chewing and salivation of our food.
If you pay attention to your counterpart while eating, you will surely find very often that the food may be chewed a maximum of 3-5 times before the person swallows it.
This is not enough for good digestion!
Why is this so?
Unfortunately, we often didn’t learn any other way. However, this has a major impact on the entire body and thus on our well-being.
Why is the lack of chewing food a very big problem?
The intestines are not designed to completely digest food on their own. That will surely astonish some. But the digestive system doesn’t just include the intestines, but first and foremost the mouth.
What is the digestive process like?
Already in the mouth, the food should be chopped as finely as possible, salivated and thus “pre-digested”.
Bacteria start digesting there by salivating the food and thereby preparing the food for further digestion in the intestine.
When salivating, enzymes, ferments, etc.
Of course, the taste is also perceived here, which one should also become more aware of. With conscious eating. Because eating is not just the absorption of nutrients that enter the body through eating. This is where the metabolism comes into action. Because substances are not simply absorbed. The metabolism makes it possible to absorb and utilize the nutrients. Man is a so-called “metabolizer”.
“Humans are metabolists and cannot use nutrients immediately”.
But not only the absorption of nutrients is important, but also the absorption of the information that is stored in our food.
“Eat consciously with all your senses so that you can also use the information / energy of the food”.
Since more enzymes and ferments are formed from raw food, which are needed for digestion, it makes sense to eat these first and then the cooked food. That is certainly the reason why there is a salad before the main course in the “good kitchen” and not after it. Then you don’t have to buy expensive ferments and also “pour them into them”. As early as 1800, “Platen” taught in his book “The New Art of Healing” to eat half of food raw. A good finding that I would use.
“Eat half of your food first and raw.”
Many users ask how they should take MMS / CDH, (CDL) and DMSO in connection with the dietary supplements.
The subject of “nutritional supplements” is a sector in which a lot of money is made. Therefore, many shop owners itches to include these in their range.
Well, nutritional supplements can at least initially provide support or relief in some cases. But should this be a permanent solution?
Some people may not “like” my attitude towards this. But I think that by eating consciously with the right chewing of food, I can get everything I need for life from it.
However, if I do not chew properly and my digestion does not function properly, the minerals, trace elements, etc. offered in the food are not broken down and therefore not properly absorbed. The result is an insufficient supply.
However, I can hardly remedy this by pouring them into myself with “food supplements” and eating and chewing them just as unconsciously as the food that could give me a lot if I only eat consciously. Because as already mentioned at the beginning, people are “metabolizers”!
Of course, nutrition includes foods that still have “vitality” and energy in them. Clear.
Of course, one can try to temporarily support the body through nutritional supplements. But not in general. I also believe that everything we need can be found in a balanced diet. When I have cleansed my body, I will intuitively take in what brings me strength and balance with harmony. And harmony is synonymous with health.
And remember: people in some regions who are much “poorer” and have a “poor” food supply do not have to be sick. In spite of all this, many are healthy! What I mean by that is that our body is a survival and recovery specialist, if it is used as it has been given by nature since time immemorial. In principle, therefore, the following applies to me: if you live consciously and chew well, you can save yourself all the pills, waters and who knows what else in the short term.
Bad talking about food
I would also like to mention here that some people let their food “talk badly”. Especially people who earn their money in the field of “dietary supplements” emphasize how bad our food would be. And yes, if I eat food with the awareness that it does not have enough vital substances, vitamins, trace elements and what I do not know yet, this will actually not have a positive effect on the food and its intake. The consciousness and the feeling associated with it also play a decisive role here, as is very often the case in our lives! It is therefore important to consume the food with a grateful and highly appreciative thought and feeling. Then they will do me really good, strengthen me and take good care of me. If I now believe that bread with grain has been baked, which transmits the power of the sun, wind and water to me, it will have a different effect on me than if I tell myself that it is cheap, inferior bread with is of no value. Value and energy are properties that we can “give” to things. Just like water, which I can make a high-frequency, positive-looking food with the word “love”, it is also with everything else that I should eat consciously and with a very good feeling.
How do you chew “properly”?
That is probably the most important and at the same time the simplest question.
- You chew the food until it is mushy (almost liquid). That is ideal! BUT:
- So-called “drinks” such as milk and juice would also have to be chewed because they are food and not actually a drink.
- When the food becomes mushy or almost liquid, depends on the consistency. As a basic rule, one speaks of chewing through at least 20-30 times. In relation to the “drinks” mentioned above, which in reality are actually not, this number is certainly an important point of reference. This also applies to soups, for example. It therefore makes sense not to “overcook” the vegetables in it. Because that leaves something to chew properly.
- Well-chewed food usually becomes sweet in the mouth. A good example is a bun. If I chew this until it becomes liquid, a sweetish liquid is created, which in turn indicates energy-giving sugar.
Problems with proper chewing
Here are a few more tips to prevent proper chewing from becoming a problem:
There are many “distractions” to real eating. Yes, they will surely come to your mind when you think about them and try the right chew.
In order to convert your life to “healthy eating” (in this case, this refers to proper chewing), you have to make a conscious decision to rethink and adapt the processes in your life. At least if you want to have long-term success with it. The new system should put a stop to this if the “sloppiness” comes again.
Alleged disruptive factors, which are also referred to as beliefs:
- “I don’t have time to chew through properly”.
- “Only the food gets cold”.
- “What is on the table must be eaten”.
- “The next bite that I already took is falling from my fork.”
Disruptive factors that one does not suspect:
- Music changes the rhythm of chewing, you eat too quickly.
Tip: Therefore no fast music.
- Distraction from conscious chewing through conversations.
Therefore speak as little or not at all during the meal.
Back then it was customary back then!
When eating, calm and contemplation should be observed.
- Business lunch meeting?
This is neither suitable nor useful for conscious food intake.
Tip: speak only before and before taking the food. That in itself isn’t rude either. Rather see this in the opposite case.
Effects from chewing well:
- Better digestion!
- Less food required, as the food is used / processed much better.
- Weight loss through better utilization of food.
- Longer meals – faster feeling of satiety – no “overeating” and overloading the stomach. Because this does not lead to fatigue for nothing.
- Decrease in deficiency symptoms because the intestine now receives all substances again!
- No more senseless and expensive food supplements and medication necessary. That saves money and is also healthy.
- More effective absorption of all necessary nutrients.
- Better taste experience and sensation. You taste and finally notice what is really good for you.
At a glance:
Some suggestions for easy implementation.
- Chew through very well. At least 30 times to learn.
- While chewing, consciously feel the intake of the valuable substances and think about them.
- Eat raw before cooked.
- Eat half of the food raw.
If the intestines are really clean again and the intestinal bacteria are happy again, this will certainly change your life for the better.
The Mayr cure
Now briefly to the cure of Fanz Xaver Mayr, which I mentioned above.
The cure consists of fasting while drinking tea and the subsequent “bread and milk cure”. It is a very old procedure which is said to have a positive effect not only on the body but also on the soul. It consists of a thorough cleansing and deacidification of the intestine. This causes a change in mood in the entire organism.
During the bread and milk cure, which lasts between 2 and 4 weeks, you eat one or more so-called “course breads” with milk in the morning and at noon and chew it thoroughly.
By sparing the intestines, a cleansing and subsequent “training” should take place. The entry into a healthy, conscious diet.
First, fast for at least 7 and a maximum of 14 days with only tea, water or broth and no solid food.
The intestine is then “detoxified”.
After this time, the milk and bread cure follows. In the morning you use 1/4 liter of warm water with a teaspoon of Epsom salt Epsom salt ) and drink it on an empty stomach. Then you move easily, ideally in the fresh air. This is how this saline solution flushes the intestines.
Breakfast then consists of an old “roll”, which can consist of white flour or spelled flour. The bread roll is chewed very well while a spoonful of milk is added to it. The key to success here is very good chewing and salivation of the porridge. A gentle, loving massage of the abdomen should support the cleansing process.
This is also done at lunchtime, while in the evening there is only tea, which is also consumed in a spoonful and salivates well in the mouth. So a very conscious acceptance of what is offered.
Then you get used to the intestines again to vegetables, ripe fruit and only a few raw vegetables. Whole grains would still overwhelm the intestines in this phase, which is why this is initially avoided.
The accompaniment of the cure by a non-medical practitioner or an informed doctor is an advantage. It requires a certain amount of self-discipline and, like some fasts, cleaning can lead to a headache. Therefore, a lot of drinking is necessary during this time.
The information given in this document only reflects my private opinion on the topics addressed. They do not constitute medical advice. I am not a doctor or an alternative practitioner. Use of the information given is always at your own risk, decision and responsibility. I am expressly not liable for any damage that may or could arise from the use of the information and experience given. For medical advice, contact your naturopath, doctor or psychotherapist.