So many people are eating protein, but are they able to digest it? With all we have done to ourselves by consuming antibiotics, eating the wrong foods, medications and stress, itâ€™s no wonder we arenâ€™t able to breakdown and digest protein.
Some of the most common causes of not being able to digest protein are:
â€¢ Consuming anti-acids
â€¢ Eating the wrong foods â€“ Food allergies and sensitivities
â€¢ Low stomach acid
â€¢ Bacterial infections
â€¢ Candida Albicans
â€¢ Leaky gut syndrome
The symptoms of not be able to breakdown protein could be:
â€¢ Acid reflux
â€¢ Low energy
â€¢ Weight gain
Most people tend to hide these symptoms without even thinking about it. For instance, I had acid reflux for 15 years; my symptoms were bloating, weight gain, gas and acne. I was taking anti-acids everyday and didnâ€™t think anything of it. In reality, I was masking the problem. Thank God I started to dig deeper around 6 years ago and found out that I had a parasite infection and had low stomach acid. After few months of following a strict protocol, things got back to normal and I lost 25 lbs, no more bloating, gas, acne, and most of all, no more acid reflux. Thatâ€™s what brought me into this business, to share other alternatives to my clients health concerns.
If you suspect or are curious about finding out if you are able to breakdown protein, I do have a urine test available that is looking at the inability to digest protein. The level of indican is an index of the efficiency of protein digestion. The indicant scale measures the presence of indol, a metabolic byproduct of the action of intestinal bacteria on the amino acid tryptophan.
Hope that helps