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RepairVite from Apex Energetics is an essential part of the nutritional program designed by our office to support your intestinal health. A better understanding of the nutritional benefits of RepairVite will assist you in using this product more effectively. The digestive tract is the part of our body that allows absorption of what we eat into our internal environment. The digestive tract is a long tube that starts in the esophagus and ends in the colon and rectum. Once food is eaten, the digestive system releases enzymes to break down food into small particles so they can be absorbed by intestinal mucosa. The tight junctions between intestinal mucosal cells allow only the absorption of tiny particles that the underlying intestinal immune system does not react against.
If the digestive system is working properly, we have maximum absorption of nutrients, resulting in energy and vitality. When the digestive system is not working well, we have bloating, systemic inflammation, skin rashes, food sensitivities, constipation, abdominal discomfort, fatigue, and many other diverse non-specific symptoms such as headaches, poor mood, joint pain, muscle fatigue, etc.
The digestive tract may become compromised with a diet high in refined sugar, a diet low in fiber, as well as antibiotics, medications, stress, parasitic and bacterial issues, nutrient deficiencies, and alcohol use. These mechanisms may promote inflammation of the intestinal tract and lead to increased intestinal permeability.
The RepairVite Diet
The RepairVite regimen requires a very strict dietary program necessary for repair of the intestinal membranes. The dietary restrictions are not caloric (quantity of food), so you are allowed to eat whenever you are hungry. However, you must only eat from the list of allowed foods. The goal of the dietary program is to reduce intestinal inflammation and provide nutrients necessary for healthy intestinal microflora. The dietary restrictions include high-sugar foods and starchy carbohydrates that promote intestinal yeast overgrowth, inflammatory proteins (dairy, gluten, etc.), inflammatory lectins, and alcohol that all promote destruction of the intestinal membranes.
You are allowed to eat food with high fiber content, such as vegetables and low glycemic fruits. Also, eat foods with healthy essential fatty acids such as olives, olive oil, and fish*. Eat foods that are fermented to help improve the health of the intestinal microflora, as well as proteins, such as meats, that are not inflammatory.
You should make strong attempts to eat frequently during the day in order to maintain stabilized blood glucose levels. It is not a good idea to fast during the RepairVite program, since it may raise a hormone called cortisol that may further compromise the intestinal mucosa. You should never be hungry during the RepairVite program.
However, you may have urges to eat foods on the restricted list that must be avoided.
The complete avoidance of restricted foods cannot be overemphasized. Even small snacks or bites of the inflammatory foods can create an immune reaction in the intestinal membranes that may last for several days and compromise the successful outcome of this program. You must stay hydrated and drink plenty of water during the program, especially if you begin eating more fiber than you are accustomed. Hydration will help support normal bowel function as you increase fiber in your diet.
You should eat fermented foods as much as possible because they can help provide nutrients that your intestinal microflora needs to optimize its environment. The first few days of the diet are the most difficult, since you may suffer from food cravings and may need to spend more time and energy preparing your meals. As you get past the first few days of the program, it should become much easier. It is always best to preplan your meals and snacks for the following day when you are in this program.
The dietary changes are supported with RepairVite and other nutritional supplements to optimize the best outcome, while conforming to the strict dietary regimen.
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