You may assist rather than interfere with Mother Nature's Digestive Principles by observing the following dietary guidelines suggested by the Tao.
Eating sparingly will help you live a long and healthy life. The basic Taoist rule is to eat until you are 70-80 percent full. Your body will punish gluttonous eating with all sorts of misery (believe me...I've been there). The human body simply can't utilize the enormous quantities and complex combinations of food which civilized, sedentary man tends to gorge himself with each day.
Just as we strive to become balanced in our lives through behavior, thoughts, feelings, so it goes with nutrition. A balanced view of what we put into our mouths will keep us healthy and happy for a long time.