Eating healthy is an excellent start to losing weight and improving your overall health. Focusing on digestion is the next essential step. No matter how stellar your nutrition is, you’re not going to see the results you deserve if you’re not digesting food properly. According to gut guru Dr. Lipski, “…the best diet in the world won’t help if you aren’t digesting properly. You must be able to digest foods; break them down into tiny particles; absorb the food mash; take that through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream; assimilate nutrients and calories into the cells where they can be used; and eliminate waste products through the kidneys, bowels, lymph system and skin. Health can and does break down at any of these phases” (11 Digestive Wellness). Proper digestion provides your body with energy, allows cells to absorb nutrients, strengthens your immune system and improves your neurological health. With such a strong connection to your overall health it’s no wonder the gut is at the root of many health problems.
Common problems that contribute to poor digestion include: poor diet, inflammatory foods, low hydrochloric acid (HCL) production, food sensitivities/allergies/intolerances, high stress levels, sedentary lifestyle, lack of dietary fiber, eating too quickly, environmental toxins and more.
Unfortunately, many people think their digestive issues (gas, constipation, bloating) are “normal” and live with them by using medications and drugs. Left unaddressed, poor digestion can lead to: nutrient deficiencies, weight gain, malnourishment, migraines, depression, arthritis, autism, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders, neurological conditions, and more.
Follow These 10 Tips To Improve Digestion
- Stop Doing Damage
- Check HCL Production
- Treat Underlying Causes
- Chew More & Stress Less
- Stay Hydrated
- Eat Whole Foods
- Learn To Cook
- Pack in Probiotics
- Consider Supplementation
- Detox Regularly
- Showing you how to shop for foods that support your gut health
- Teaching you to cook quick, simple and delicious recipes
- Creating a custom meal plan specific for your condition
- Working with your physician on supplementation & lab testing