Indigestion, Gas and Over-Acidity Comes From The Lost Skill of Cooking Seeds, Nuts, Beans and Grains
80 years ago every housewife knew exactly how to cook any seed, nut, bean or grain. However, the industrial age swept in with rapidity and fast foods, fast-processes, and “short cuts” of every imaginable means were developed. Today, most people have forgotten that all seeds, nuts, beans, and grains have a survival agenda. They want to be consumed by an animal, survive digestion, and then be excreted with a pile of growing medium (manure). How do they survive the digestive tract? By containing enzyme inhibitors to prevent being broken down. These enzyme inhibitors, along with the presence of hard-to-digest sugars in the beans, are the reasons that most people have gas following the consumption of beans, seeds, or nuts (cooked or uncooked).
All seed-eaters have special organs designed to soak seeds or nuts to neutralize the enzyme inhibitors. Birds have esophagus pouches; squirrels and chipmunks have cheek pouches. This is why you must observe the tradition of ALWAYS pre-soaking all beans, nuts, or seeds. This includes grains, as grains are the seed of the plant.
Regarding the handling of beans:
Traditionally, beans are soaked overnight in clean water. The following morning the first batch of water is thrown away, the beans are rinsed in clean water, and a second fresh batch of water is added to the beans to continue soaking until the evening. In the evening, the second batch of water is thrown away, the beans are rinsed again in clean water again, and a third, fresh batch of water is used to finally cook the beans. This is especially mandatory for ANY bean cooking unless you use the second method.
The second method is a more nutritious method: To better facilitate this soaking process, one can simply add 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons of Inner Garden™ probiotic supplement to the beans and water. Soak the beans overnight and the next day DO NOT dump the water, you can just start cooking for lunch or dinner. By doing this, you have started a slight fermentation process, which will first neutralize the enzyme inhibitors then start the production of some vitamin-B complexes, vitamin-E complexes, and many other healthful substances. You can soak the bean up to 3 days, but beware of the beans starting to taste a bit sour as the fermentation process continues; one can add Curry Powder or other spices to cover the slight sour flavor, and it is wonderful for some beans. Have fun experimenting.
Other seeds and nuts, or grains such as rice, barley, wheat, oatmeal etc. do not need water changes, but they should definitely need to be soaked over night. You can however do it with yogurt or Inner Garden™ and / or just clean water overnight. You will notice when you eat the oatmeal that it is slightly sweeter. The level of nutrition and energy gained from consumption is increased.
In summary, always soak any seed, nut, bean, or grain over night before cooking to neutralize the anti-protein enzymes. This will prevent indigestion, problems with gas, bloating, weight gain, and major increase in acidity, thereby reducing acid formation – the key to anti-aging.
Inner Garden™ is the best probiotic one can consume, as it is a multi-family, multi-species probiotic. Other substitutes such as yogurt or other fermented products generally only have one family – the Lactobacillus family and its species.
The probiotics in Inner Garden™ are the creators of ALL the different types of enzymes needed by the body to digest all the different kinds of food that you eat. Most commercially available probiotics usually contain only one lactobacillus family with a few different species. And nowadays, with Genetic Engineering, we have GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) in most probiotic products. GMOs do not have to be labeled as such in the United States.
Caution! With regards to GMOs NO ONE KNOWS THE FULL EFFECT OF THESE GMOs. What exact enzymes do these things produce? How will our body respond to these never-before-seen GMOs? At this writing no white papers have been published as to what type of Enzymes these newly created GMOs produce, and what are the long term influences to our bodies, our future generations. These answers are unknown!
Let’s face it; you do not consume only dairy and meat, so you will need more than the Lactobacillus family of probiotics. Today, most of our food no longer contains this vital component of probiotics to perform digestion. Why? Because they have been fully washed off – in the fear of bacteria and germs! Probiotics are bacteria! As the result we are seeing more and more indigestion – acid reflux, leaky gut and over acidity issues. Inner Garden™ contains a full spectrum of microorganisms to aid in digestion.
☺ The whole idea is to introduce a new program so that your gut microorganisms are all operating under the “same program.” A body always digests its food…but whether it digests it properly is quite another story.
☺ The very best combination: dosage: 2 tablespoons of IG in a mixture of 1/3 yogurt (Seven Stars is a good organic brand), 1/3 non-homogenized milk and 1/3 buttermilk in the morning on an empty stomach.
☺ IG should be taken before meals, but it works after or during as well.
☺ IG has also proven helpful in cases of food poisoning. To handle FOOD POISONING: consume 8 oz in two parts. The first 4-oz MAY induce vomiting to purge the toxic materials out of the body fast. Then immediately consume the second 4-oz. This second dose pushes the remaining toxins through the body. My experience is that the food poisoning is usually over in 30 – 45 minutes instead of several days of agony.
Handling Gums and Tightening Teeth:
Once one passes the age of 27, one pretty much quits getting cavities. However, one starts getting periodontitis* (a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth). Which in turn will cause the roots of the teeth to be exposed as the jawbone recedes away. Bacteria builds up in the pockets between the gum and tooth, this is where lots of acids and calculus (calcium build up) form, which irritates the gum and thus starts to receding process of the gums and bone.
By brushing your teeth with Inner Garden™ and also rinsing your teeth you may correct the bad environment which produces lots of acid and bad odors. Inner Garden™ promotes an environment which may promote healthy gums and teeth.
Many people have claimed that brushing has saved their loose teeth and prevented gum surgery. One should definitely go to the dentist to get your teeth scaled and cleaned. This will remove any hard mineral deposit (called calculus) so it is not present to irritate the gums.
With Inner Garden™ : DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. It is OK to refrigerate, although it prefers that you do not. DO NOT Freeze.
Only shake and stir the Inner Garden™ once it is in a glass ready to be consumed.
Many consumers report that Inner Garden™ has helped their Candida handling, as well as other digestive issues. I consume the Inner Garden™ with juice, thin down yogurt with water, or milk (rice or almond okay) to coat the microbes and give them some food.