Are you one of more than 95 million Americans that suffer from poor digestion? Maybe you get an upset stomach after a meal or suffer from other types of mild digestive discomfort, i.e. gas, bloating, diarrhea, acid reflux, weight issues, constipation to name a few. Stress, poor diet, lack of sleep and regular exercise can all attribute to digestive distress.
Important Roles in Digestion:
-Portion size is important. During a meal eat only what would fit in your two hands cupped together. The idea is to have a 1/3 food, 1/3 liquid (warm spring water is ideal) and 1/3 empty so this mixture can assimilate.
-Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables to 9-13 servings a day and if this is difficult consider taking JP+.
-If you eat meat make sure it is grass fed, hormone free and locally raised.
-Consider a daily yoga practice - the combination of postures, heat, hydration, and breathing supports a healthy digestive system. Yoga encourages peristalsis, which moves waste and toxins through the colon and can help to strengthen abdominal muscles and all of this contributes to a healthier gut. The breathing (pranayama) helps to oxygenate the entire body, including the digestive tract, while decreasing stress and balancing hormones.
-Increase your enzyme intake. Enzymes, biologically active proteins found throughout the body, play an important role in digestion. Many enzymes are produced in the digestive tract. Enzymes decline as we age so eating plenty of whole food fruits and vegetables is key. Again, consider JP+ if you aren’t able to eat the recommended variety on a daily basis. JP+ provides 24 different fruits and vegetable that are picked when ripe and full of nutrient dense vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The fruits and vegetables are grown without herbicides, pesticides and are nonGMO.
-Do you have a daily routine that cleanses your senses and calms the nervous system to handle stress and to aid in sleeping?
Whole Healing Ayurveda offers many options for optimizing your overall health and the most important system, our digestion.
Whole Healing Ayurveda
The teachings of Ayurveda are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago.