Homemade Coconut Butter (a great source of healthy Fat)
Speaking of fat…
Because we’ve lived with an unrealistic fear of fat for so many years, a lot of us don’t realize when we’re not digesting or absorbing fats well. So how do you know?
Here’s the scenario. You’ve been having noticeable problems after you eat. Your food doesn’t sit well for a good 30 minutes or more after meals. At least a few times a week, you have to rush to the bathroom right after meals. What comes out is messy, floats on top, is light in color, and while you didn’t notice a strong smell before, lately your whole neighborhood knows you went to the bathroom. Or, you might have things you wouldn’t consider medical issues, like dry skin, dry eyes, or your hair doesn’t grow as fast as it used to.
A range of symptoms indicates that you don’t digest fats well, like:
* Diarrhea several times per week or more
* Poops that smell bad
* Light-colored stools
* Floating stools
* Sticky stools
* Skin rash
* Weight loss
* Gassy after meals (flatulence and belching)
* Dry skin
* Tender gallbladder (located just under the ribs above the belly button and 3-4” to your right.)
* Gallbladder attack or gallstones
* Queasy feeling after meals
What to do?
Consume C8 MCTs
C8 MCTs (caprylic acid), like the fat in Brain Octane Oil, skips a few steps in digestion. You don’t need bile for your cells to use it. Having a little bit of caprylic acid every day will help your body replenish the fats it’s been missing out while you haven’t been digesting fats.
Eat more healthy fats
Eating more fats will stimulate your liver to produce more bile, which will mix with stagnant bile and thin it out. Eating high quality fats like avocados, salmon and coconut oil to get things flowing.
Eat bitter foods
Bitter leafy greens simulate your liver to produce bile, which helps thin sticky bile and get things moving. Before heavy meals, you can take herbal digestive bitters.
Take hydrochloric acid (HCL) tablets
HCl, they tell your pancreas that food is coming, and that it needs to release enzymes. .
Take enzymes – look for lipase or pancrelipase.
Happy Digesting 😊