Digestion is a topic I am very passionate about because I personally went through many years of digestive problems. I had no conscious connection to how the foods – or more like "non-foods" that I was putting into my body were affecting my digestion.
Digestion is the foundation for good health. If our digestive system is not functioning optimally, our whole body is compromised. Did you know that the strength of our immune system is dependent on the strength of our digestive systems? This contributes to the cause of MANY common issues such as; constipation, acne, water retention, bloating, IBS, weight gain, seasonal flu’s, and many more... As a culture, we have developed a fairly common habit of simply throwing whatever is most convenient and tastiest into our mouths and letting the digestive system ‘figure out’ what to do with it. It is no wonder that so many of us live with daily diseases such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, stomach aches, nausea, heartburn, and low energy. A large contributing factor to these problems is the fact that we are both ingesting ‘non-foods’, and improperly combining real foods.
It is essential to have a basic understanding of how the digestive system works, what foods to eat, when to eat them and why the digestive system is so important to overall well being. Education and practice are what will allow for your body to thrive long term.
By reconnecting with your body and understanding its signals you will not only increase your vitality but you will be able to make the necessary connections that will allow you to thrive!