Digestive Issues – mono eating can be incredible technique for recovery from certain health issues. It has several applications, most notably for gut healing and food allergies. Mono eating can save your own life when you suffer from food poisoning.
Figuring out what to eat when you are challenged with a digestive problem can feel impossible. So many people deal with celiac disease, colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), constipation, diarrhea, cramping, stomachaches, and bloating.
They are at a loss about how to make food work for them as they flip-flop from trendy diet to trendy diet. This is understandable when you can’t find answers about what’s happening internally to cause your suffering in the first place. Diagnoses and labels of illnesses are not answers about their cause. So many people deal with undiagnosed stomach and intestinal issues too. Diagnosed or undiagnosed, when no one can explain the discomfort occurring in the digestive tract, it makes many people fearful to even eat. For those who live day in and day out with gut troubles, whether it’s given a name or not, the idea of detoxing can feel out of reach. They need to know how to function and eat first. An undiscovered aspect of many digestive issues is viral and bacterial activity. Both viruses and unproductive bacteria can embed themselves in the linings of the intestinal tract. There, these pathogens will feed on the troublemakers that pass by pathogenic food ranging from dairy products, eggs, gluten, pork, tuna, corn, caffeine, grains, alcohol to toxic heavy metals. As bacteria thrive they can irritate and inflame the linings and as certain viruses thrive, they release neurotoxins that are highly allergenic to the intestinal nerve endings inside these linings. It’s common for viruses and bacteria to live in the liver too; when viruses reside there, they often produce neurotoxins that can reach the digestive tract. Any of this can cause digestive discomfort, gastric spasms, intestinal spasms, excess gas, or even a case of ulcerative colitis. Medical research and science are unaware that the shingles virus can cause a hemorrhaging of intestinal blood vessels. In short, viral and bacterial activity can make the nerves attached to the intestinal walls extremely hypersensitive. This is what many are feeling as they eat and food travels through their digestive tract, they are feeling the food touch their intestinal walls and trigger off sensitive nerves that have become inflamed because of viral neurotoxins as well as bacterial activity.
Mono eating is all about addressing that dilemma. By “mono” we are not talking about mononucleosis, we are simply talking about “one”. This way of eating is about eating very simple, sticking with only one or two or sometimes three specific foods in order to help your digestive tract recover. Among other benefits, the techniques that you will find here are geared to bring life back to the stomach glands that produce gastric acid so your hydrochloric acid can restore itself in order to break down food. At the same time, these techniques improve your liver’s condition. Most people’s livers are stagnant and sluggish, filled with toxic troublemakers. Mono eating can cleanse the liver, restoring it so that its bile production can break down fats properly.
These plans are ideal for someone with a hypersensitive intestinal tract, because the food options are actually soothing as they move through the system. At the same time, these mono eating plans starve pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, which are so often behind gut disorders. Mono eating also offers your body a gentle detox, one that doesn’t overwhelm your system.
For these reasons and more, mono eating can also be an invaluable technique for recovering from the flu, stomach bugs, food poisoning, food allergies or sensitivities, eating disorders, fasting or ulcers; or when tremendous hardship or stress has put a strain on your digestion and made it difficult to process complicated meals. When you are going through any of these physical and emotional conditions mono eating is here for you.
While mono eating does put your body into a gentle detox state and can act as a powerful mini cleanse when you want to give yourself a tune-up and heighten your senses, its main purpose is to help you get unstuck when you haven’t been able to find a way forward with food. Getting yourself sorted with mono eating can allow you to try more advanced cleanses, when your liver and digestive system have done some healing.
What is the plan?
Optional: Drink 16 to 32 ounces of lemon or lime warm water upon waking. Wait 15 to 30 minutes, and then:
Drink 16 to 32 ounces of fresh celery juice on an empty stomach in the morning. Ideally, work your way up to 24 and eventually 32 ounces of celery juice that you sip throughout ½ and hour or an hour. If you need, you can split your celery juice into two servings. 16 ounces in the morning and another 8 or 16 ounces later in the day. If you are really sensitive, you can start at 4 ounces of celery juice in the morning and then work your way up. If you really can’t drink celery juice, you can start with pure cucumber juice at your desired amount. Wait at least 15 to 30 minutes after finishing your celery juice before eating or drinking anything else.
Select your mono eating option to eat in small meals throughout the day. You will stick with whichever food option you choose for the duration of your Mono Eating Cleanse, rather than selecting different options at different meals or on different days.
Keep out salt, seasonings, and spices. Also keep out troublemaker foods. That means you aren’t adding items such as oil, butter, yogurt, tamari or coconut aminos to your food. Stick to the specific foods of your chosen mono eating plan. Fresh lemon juice is fine for flavour.
Over the course of the day, drink about 1 liter of water in addition to the optional lemon or lime water upon waking. Don’t drink water at the very same time you are eating food. It is okay to sip coconut water during the mono eating cleanse. It is additional to your liter of water that you have to take during the day. If you need more fluid you can add more water to your intake.
Mono Eating Options
Here are possibilities when choosing a mono eating plan. Whichever you choose, you will start each day with celery juice.
- Banana (with optional lettuce)
- Papaya (with optional lettuce)
- Banana + papaya (with optional lettuce)
- Steamed potatoes (with optional lettuce)
- Steamed peas (with optional lettuce)
- Steamed winter squash + steamed green beans, brussels sprouts, or asparagus (with optional lettuce)
Try the Mono Eating Cleanse for a minimum of one week at a time.
You can also use it long term as needed. For example, you may decide to continue the Mono Eating Cleanse for one to three months, six months, or even one to two years.
Determining how long t mono eat is a different process for everyone. It depends largely on what condition you were in when you started and how much your body needed to heal. Keep in mind, for example, that if you have inflammation in your digestive tract, whether it’s in the stomach, duodenum, small intestine, or colon (and remember, medical research and science and health professionals are unaware that this inflammation is caused by viruses, unproductive bacteria, and toxic heavy metals feeding them) it’s going to take time to kill off the bacteria and viruses and restore your gut linings while improving your hydrochloric acid and strengthening your liver’s bile production. While mono eating a choice such as bananas can get you to that place of getting better eventually, it’s not likely to happen overnight if you have a more serious condition. On the other hand, many people with digestive problems do experience results overnight or at least within the first week. Hand in there with the mono eating, and don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel better from the start. There is a lot of healing your body is doing behind the scenes, and the day is coming when you will start to see and feel the effects.
Whenever you return to a more varied diet, follow a transition period.
Worried About Deficiencies?
Know that you come into the mono Eating Cleanse with deficiencies. Everyone has deficiencies, whether they are living with digestive problems or chronic illness or even if they are walking around every day feeling fine, with few to no symptoms. So many people’s digestive tract linings aren’t functioning perfectly: inflamed, irritated, damaged linings from pathogens such as viruses and unproductive bacteria, along with other toxins (including heavy metals) plus years of eating foods that are high in fat, not to mention processed foods, stand in the way of our full capacity for nutrient absorption. Everybody is walking around with deficiencies.
Mono eating properly is not going to create a deficiency. It will do the opposite. Not only will mono eating provide critically needed healing phytochemical compounds, antioxidants, trace minerals, mineral salts, antiviral compounds; the mono eating foods help restore damaged linings and starve viruses and unproductive bacteria that create damaged linings in the first place. At the same time, mono eating can help restore your hydrochloric acid, which will help you better break down proteins and other nutrients inside your food and kill off viruses and bacteria naturally on your own. The Mono Eating Cleanse also helps restore your liver so that your bile reserves are strong and can once again properly break down fats. Also consider that the mono eating food options that you read about earlier are loaded with nutrients. These foods are more nutrient-dense and anti-pathogenic than any other foods you might have eaten in your life. By eating them individually in larger quantities, you are getting more nutrition than ever. All of these benefits combined reduce deficiencies.
Even if you go long term with the Mono Eating Cleanse, you will only improve deficiencies, not become more deficient. Eating the wrong way, with multiple wrong foods, while struggling with a digestive disorder that no one truly understands, will not repair deficiencies. Adding probiotics will not repair deficiencies. Talking about the microbiome will not repair deficiencies. Taking proper action toward healing the true causes of your injuries using foods that are highly nutritious is the way to protect yourself from becoming truly deficient so you can heal.
All About the Right Foods
Mono eating is not about choosing any food out there to eat exclusively. It’s about choosing one of the designated options listed in this article and using them correctly. Options that are nourishing and soothing to the stomach and intestinal linings; not astringent, acidic, or irritating, or poky and jabby, the way nuts, seeds, and grains can be. If you were to pick a food to mono eat that wasn’t in this article, you could upset your system more than if you weren’t mono eating. Cranberries, blueberries, and grapes, for instance are powerful medicinal foods. Yet if someone with weakened digestion and irritated digestive tract linings were to center their diet around them, they would probably experience discomfort, because these foods can be too tart and astringent. In the case of grapes and cranberries, the skins can be tough to process in quantity.
The same goes for figs, an eating regime should not be based on figs and figs alone. Their skins massage the intestinal tract, and as great as that is in moderation, it can become too aggressive if it’s the only food you are eating.
Raw cauliflower is also an amazing food to eat, healing and medicinal, it should be part of someone’s diet if that diet incorporates a variety of foods. On the other hand, raw cauliflower and nothing else every single day is too fibrous for a very sensitive digestive tract.
It is similar to how kale is incredible for the body and yet shouldn’t be consumed in place of all other food. Fibrous and stringy, kale is best eaten as one among many foods in your diet.
You can’t rely on what we have been taught about gentle foods to select what we mono eat. You don’t want to mono eat eggs, for example, because as you have read, even though they don’t seem irritating in the moment, they aggressively feed every pathogen in the body, both in the intestinal tract and in other organs and the bloodstream, making all of your digestive sensitivities worse and also, in the long run, worsening any other conditions with which you might have been diagnosed. Nearly everyone has pathogens inside their body waiting to feast on foods like eggs. These pathogens include strains and mutations of viruses of all kinds, such as Epteins-Barr virus, HHV-6, Citomegalovirus, Herpes simplex 1 and 2, and shingles, as well as bacteria such as Streptococcus, E. Coli, and Staphylococcus, plus every variety of unproductive fungus, yeast, and mold. Because eggs aren’t fibrous, they may seem like a healthy choice to mono eat. In truth, they are quite the opposite.
This article was taken from “Medical Medium” – Anthony William
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