One of the reasons I take digestive wellness so seriously is because I suffered for so long with my own gut issues, even as far back as being a baby.
Allergy test after allergy test.
Doctor after Doctor.
Procedure after Procedure only tell me I had Inflammation.
Digestive health can be easily changed with simple lifestyle adjustments.
Do you have constipation, gas, bloating, diarrhea, food allergies, anxiety, depression, joint pains, poor sleep, headaches and heartburn?
If you answered yes to any of the above mentioned troubles there are simple ways to start changing how you are feeling.
If you want to feel free of Digestive Distress, then check out these Simple Changes.
- More fruit and vegetables in an easy to digest form such as Juicing, Smoothies or Soups.
- More whole foods, less processed foods.
- Drink freshly squeezed lemons in spring or filtered water. This is alkalizing and helps to clean the stomach of any residual debris.
- Do not ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. Listen to your body.
- Eat more fiber (#1) unless you have ulcerative colitis, chrons or serious digestive issues, then please consult your doctor or contact for me a health session.
- Skip the NSAID’s/non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Regular use of these drugs can cause peptic ulcers in the digestive tract.
- Be careful of use and overuse of other drugs that create digestive problems. Too many antibiotics can strip your gut of good bacteria and you can end up with c-difficile.
- Don’t overeat.
- Use herbs for digestion such as cinnamon, nutmeg, fennel, ginger and garlic as warming spices will aid in digestion.
- Drink your liquids before and after meals, not during.
- Take your time and really chew-chew-chew. Your body can use energy for other things if you chew your food instead of relying on acid and enzymes.
- Eat slower so you do not swallow a lot of air while you eat.
- Do all of the above and skip the laxatives, as your body becomes reliant on them and they are habit forming.
- Smoking and drinking can cause ulcers and heartburn.
- Don’t be afraid to enlist the help of a specialist (gastroenterologist). You may want to get a referral from a friend or relative. Remember that they are there to diagnose and treat, prevention lies in your hands.
You may think my life was over when I found out I had ulcerative colitis but actually it just began because I had to eat healthier than I did before. I had to access my own healthy blueprint for living and stop reading books that promised me the CURE. I had to learn how to properly do an elimination diet, find out the foods that were wreaking havoc on my system, reduce the inflammation in my body and rebuild my digetsive tract. If you are interested in my 3 prong approach to helping you discover your blueprint for Health Living, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my site at www.rachelswellness.com for information on my Summer Detox Program that is based on the Elimination Diet and will support you through the entire process of accessing your Blueprint for success: a life of being healthy. Also, if you think the days of eating NUTS are over, then think again because once I learned how to rebuild and restore my digestive system with simple tools; the very tools I will teach you, then I was able to enjoy NUTS again. Trust me, your digestion can and will work properly. I pinky swear. It happened for me and it can happen for you.