It’s just about noon and you are standing in line to order a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread. You have not taken a bite, yet digestion has begun. The digestive process actually started back at the office when the thought of lunch set off the release of salivary enzymes, thus preparing your gut for what’s to come. Now, as you chew and break up your sandwich, saliva mixes in, and when you swallow, the food begins it’s way down a 30-foot-long digestive process. The partially digested meal further brakes down in the stomach, passing into the small intestine where nutrients are absorbed. Over the next 4-6 hours the non-digestible portions of your meal move to the large intestine and are then are excreted 24 to 72 hours later.
There is no question… poor digestion leads to poor health and a compromised immune system. Think about it, the harder your body has to work to digest your food, the less energy it has for mainting a strong immune system and well, just overall energy.
Our digestive system is extremely complex and can be disrupted by many factors such as diet, emotional stress, hormone imbalance, disease and toxicity, as well as by various prescription and over the counter medications. Sadly enough, one in four Americans suffer daily from digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, or chronic constipation. Food allergens and intolerances to dairy and gluten can also cause extreme discomfort.
At Beaming, we feel that addressing intestinal dysfunction is critical to getting to the root cause of overall health and vitality. Not to mention, many seemingly unrelated conditions including autoimmune disease, allergies, migraines, fatigue, weight loss or gain, arthritis, joint pain, and mental-emotional imbalance.
Food is medicine. And, in simplest terms… we believe in giving your digestion a break, knowing that whole, organic, unprocessed plant-based foods create the most healthy and delicious food available. A 3 – 21 day retreat from your daily habits can change the way you look and feel both internally and externally. It is our mission to inspire and empower people of all ages to experience greater health, happiness and vitality which is why we’ve teamed up with some of the country’s leading raw food culinary chefs and cleansing experts to help us develop exceptional tasting, high integrity juices, foods and cleansing programs.