“Stop eating the salad,” she told me. My friend’s mom was a nurse, and my friend explained to me that the “salad” we were being served was full of pesticides and insecticides and had no nutritional value whatsoever.
Yes, we were being served iceberg lettuce.
I had terrible digestive issues in college. At home, I was used to soup and/or salad (REAL salad) at every meal we ate at home. College cafeteria food was not the same as mom’s cooking.
You have probably long since graduated from college; however, have your eating and lifestyle habits suffered as you rush through life? It’s definitely possible!
Gut issues include but are not limited to colitis and constipation. No, they are not pleasant to discuss, and they are much less pleasant to experience.
Here are a few tips to help resolve your gut issues.
Drink more water.
Your body must have water to flush the toxins out of your system. If you are drinking fruit juices, energy drinks, coffee, sports drinks, and carbonated beverages, you are not giving your body enough water. To read more about the importance of hydration, go here.
Lower your stress levels.
My gut issues definitely had much to do with my high stress levels. To lower your stress levels, take a look at your commitments. In addition, make prayer a priority in your life. Ask God what your priorities should be, and don’t worry about the other tasks.
Free up time in your calendar to relax. If you don’t remember the last time you took a vacation, it’s time you take another one!
Eat more vegetables.
Dr. Enrique Garza in his book Guide to Natural Remedies for Health and Well-Being suggests eating lightly steamed vegetables. If vegetables are causing worse digestive issues, are you eating organic vegetables? The pesticides on your conventional vegetables can cause flare-ups.
Exercise stimulates your digestive system. If you work an office job, here are some tips to get more exercise (learned from experience):
- Take the long way to another part of the building.
- Park farther away from the entrance to the building.
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
- Go the extra mile. Take a report to a co-worker’s office instead of asking them to come to get it from you.
- Take a walk during your lunch break.
Eat high-fiber foods.
Fiber is the insoluble part of food that is not broken down and passed through the body. It’s necessary for proper digestion. The problem with the American diet is that it is low in fiber. Fast food and processed (packaged) food has very little fiber.
A lack of fiber causes digestive issues which can lead to weight gain (from toxin accumulation) and even cancer.
If you have been suffering with digestive issues, please know that there is a natural solution without side effects. I have clients with great success stories of overcoming those digestive issues. One hardly ever needs his medication, and another is completely off it thanks to natural remedies. If you would like to learn exactly which natural remedies you need to resolve any health issue, but especially a gut/digestive issue, contact me here right away. I will respond within 24 hours to schedule a call to learn what your needs are exactly and to help you with a solution.
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Great article! Drinking water before my meals and exercise afterwards truly helps my digestion and prevents (or eliminates) bloating.