Wm. Thor Conner, ND

GraduateNational University of Health Sciences

“Pre-digesting the food is important. That sounds gross, but it’s just cooking, cutting and fermenting to make it ready to be absorbed quicker and more efficiently when it gets to the gut. For example, lightly steamed broccoli is easier to digest than raw, yogurt is easier to digest than milk, and think about the difference cooking makes to a potato or chicken. Fermented foods like sauerkraut are great to add to a healthy diet. The fermentation process unlocks a lot of extra nutrients and confer a decent dose of probiotic bacteria and prebiotic food for the bacteria. A good amount of mixed fiber from food sources and supplements will keep things moving, and don’t forget to drink enough water.”