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The Benefits of Bitters

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– We have this thing called the xenobiome, and the xenobiome is basically the comprehensive chemical environment in which the liver evolves. So our liver, over millennium has evolved by becoming familiar with various chemicals in the environment; specifically, plant compounds, plant chemicals. So not everything in plants is good for us or safe. Every… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– There are nutritious plants that are rich in carbohydrates that tend to be more sweet. There are salty plants that have a higher mineral status. And that’s where the saltiness would come from. Then we have pungent plants. That pungent spiciness comes from volatile aromatic compounds and we can usually smell those before we… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– There are a variety of bitter taste receptors. So sweet, salty, sour, spicy. They have about one type of receptor for each one of those. With bitter there’s over 20 different types of receptors for bitter. And with sweet, sour, salty, spicy, those taste receptors are found on the tongue. With bitter, there are… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– In the world of nutrition, I look at nutrition as a resistance process. And the more resistance that food gives in the digestive process, that means there’s more nutrition in it. So when you’re eating whole foods and you’re eating whole plant foods that need a lot of digestive forces to be broken down,… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– Bitters can be used to stimulate a weak appetite. And I use this a lot with elderly people who start to lose their appetite. I give them digestive bitters because one of the flip sides to this is that when you take in digestive bitters, and give yourself some time, all your digestive forces… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 6

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– When we’re looking at bitter foods to incorporate into our diet, dandelion greens are fantastic. You can get them at a good co-op or a natural foods stores will usually have really high quality dandelion greens. Or your local farmer’s market or if you’re a wild crafter you can go out and just eat… Read More

VIDEO: The Benefits of Bitters, Part 7

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Benefits of Bitters

– Bitters can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used to promote digestion, they can be used as a very gentle way to support liver detoxification. So many times people will do these really extreme detox protocols. My favorite way to do a detox is actually to just take bitters. More… Read More