Take On An Empty Stomach
It is amazing the number of
physicians and nurses who will send you home with a medication and tell you to
take it on an empty stomach, and yet they don't explain to you what that means,
or why you have to do this.
When they say take with food and most people think they
have to eat a whole meal to get down a single pill.
Well, now you will learn the whys
and hows of taking medications (or a supplement) on an empty stomach.
The reason they say "on an
empty stomach" is that the substance in the capsule or pill is not intended
to be digested in the stomach. Stomach acid and digestive enzymes in the stomach
will destroy or damage the contents of the pill.
If you take this pill with milk
or orange juice, wham, you've started up the digestive process and chances are,
the pill is not going to make it to the duodenum without damage.
This is why we've mentioned at this site that most Noni products
are worthless. They are damaged by the digestive processes in
the stomach and most noni drinks are filled with sugar. Sugar, when it hits your
mouth has already triggered the digestive processes in the stomach. This is
automatic. A bit of sugar in the mouth will close up the stomach for a while to
begin the breakdown of the sugars.
Therefore, you must take your
"on an empty stomach" pill with plain water. Well, plain
"filtered" water. If you are drinking tap water, you are
killing yourself. Even tap water considered safe has chlorine in it, and that is
both a carcinogen and is corrosive to your arteries. As we have stated elsewhere in these pages, if
you don't have a water filter, you "are" a water filter.
Next, to ensure that the pill your
taking goes right on past the stomach into the first part of your small
intestine (duodenum), let us first remember that the temperature of digestion is
100 degrees Fahrenheit. So, to really
avoid digestion in the stomach, take your medication with iced water. Please
note that I say "iced water" instead of "ice" water. This is
because the first person I told this to, popped the pill in her mouth, tilted
her head back, took a big gulp of ice water and tried to swallow both the pill,
the water and a very large ice cube all at the same time. (Silly me, I stood in
front of her and got very wet.)
If you are taking Cell Forte with
IP-6 or probiotics (acidophilus is one; there are hundreds) or even powdered
noni, you will have to use this technique for taking them.
Many have asked, "How long
after taking something on an empty stomach may I eat?" We've heard five
minutes, ten minutes, fifteen minutes, and half an hour. A biologist I once
spoke with said that 15 minutes is the answer, but all the medical books say
half an hour. The biologist said that doctors sure like being the final
Others have asked, how long after
we eat a meal, will our stomachs be considered empty. We'll take our answer from
the Jewish Laws of Kashroot (keeping Kosher) until someone corrects us.
According to Jewish law, you
cannot mix milk and meat. You cannot have meat within two hours of eating a milk
product, and you cannot eat a milk product within 3 hours of eating meat if you
belong to the conservative or the reform movement. However, if you are orthodox,
you must wait six hours. So,
we'll say three hours.
Please, if you have better
answers, send them to us:
Here is something we received from a
nutritionist. Twenty minutes after you eat, the sphincter at the bottom of the
stomach leading to the small intestines opens. If you were to take something at
this time, it would probably pass into the small intestine pretty much
untouched. HOWEVER, and this is a big however, your digestion must be working in