Last week, I mentioned that during a recent crisis, I had no time or energy to uphold the standards of my specialized diet. But by giving it up, I learned that:
Well, there’s the first secret –>
HOW we feed ourselves is AS important as WHAT we eat!
Take note. We are talking about a seriously effective gut hack here and for once, we are NOT TALKING ABOUT FOOD! Yippee! (This would a great place for back flip emojis, ha ha)
And now let’s recall how our digestive system works best – that’s right – under the governance of the parasympathetic nervous system. IE: relaxed.
Good digestion - regardless of what we are eating – requires some serenading, a warm-up if you will.
If we are constantly on the go – in mind or body – and not paying attention to how we eat, our brain does not register "RELAX" and so our organs are not prepared for food to arrive.
Unprepared organs = bloating, gas, heartburn, stomach aches, nausea, etc
So, here is how you set yourself up for good digestion when under pressure or on the run:
2. Take a Pill
If you can’t calm down, taking digestive enzymes with your meals helps break down food in your stomach and intestine, therefore reducing gas, bloating and stomach aches as a minimum. This is the product I recommend most often.
3. Count to 10, 20 or….
Try observing how many times you chew each bite. The more your chew, the more you coat your food in alkalizing saliva – the most critical step for the rest of the digestive process!
So, if you are always stressed – or just always on the go – try one or more of these steps. You'll:
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It Takes Guts Nutrition
Katanne Belisle RHN
Gut Health Specialist
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
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