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Even the slightest dysfunction in our digestive system can have far reaching consequences, not just for our ability to assimilate and excrete food, but for the healthy function of other organs and overall health. What we eat, how much we eat and how well we digest directly affects our vitality and quality of life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The issues that can arise are digestive upsets like indigestion, reflux and irritable bowels, which affect many people. The more serious ones are inflammatory auto-immune illnesses of the digestive tract and liver diseases. However, sub-optimal digestion can also contribute to tiredness despite eating good foods and having a mindful lifestyle, catching winter ills and chills easily, having eczema and allergies, joint pains and suffering from hormonal imbalance.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your digestion may be improved by : ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
a) supportive behavior around mealtimes ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
b) eating the right foods both in terms of quality and personal constitution ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
c) using natural herbs to support healthy digestion⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some easy to implement ideas:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ Meal times should be a pleasurable social time ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ Food selection is individual - listen to your body, find out what you thrive on⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ Bitter herbs before meals can help increase the digestive juices, enhance the breakdown of nutrients, increase the motility of passage of food.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ Sweet herbs Aniseed, Fennel, Peppermint, Dandelion root, Chamomile & Cinnamon after meals improve digestion by promoting a proper break down of foods and relieve the discomfort of wind.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your digestive system is the foundation of your health. It is well worth supporting it to increase your vitality and overall well-being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Always read label & use as directed. If symptoms persist, see your health professional.
SOURCE: Artemis, Dunedin.⠀⠀