Drugs, alcohol and eating disorders all wreck havoc on our digestion.
Even years after recovery, most still struggle with digestive issues. And the struggle of being in the skin we are in thus get aggrevated - with drugs and food no longer being used as a tool to numb out with. Instead we feel stuck. Suffocated in the skin we are in, trying to embrace recovery, yet it still doesn't feel right.
Alcohol, drugs and many eating disorders cause damage to the stomach lining.
If this is not fixed, discomfort will remain.
So we need to repair our stomach lining through stuff like slippery elm, glutamine, essential fatty acids and ghee. Ghee and butter are great for gut repair because butterfat is rich in butyric acid needed to promote good bacteria in gut in addition to being very healing on the lining due to the fatty acid composition.
Another aspect is aiding the digestion process. Usually our digestive fire is drastically reduced in recovery, and that's why we want to include foods that contain enzymes that help break down the foods we eat.
After all, we only benefit from what we digest and absorb.
Papaya contains papain - a enzyme that helps in digesting proteins. This is also why in Asian cultures, they often mix in papaya and pineapple (bromelain), as both contain enzymes that help break down protein-heavy meals.
So add some papaya in your steak salad or grill some pineapple with that fish. It is delicious.