5 Tips for Improving Slow Digestion

5 Tips for Improving Slow Digestion

Our bodies are complex organisms with intricate systems and functions. When we don’t treat them well or provide the nutrients or vitamins they need, our bodies begin to develop discomfort and possible issues that may eventually require medical intervention. Slow digestion is one of the main health problems many people struggle with daily. Diets packed with processed foods and sugar lead most people to experience sluggishness, bloating, or even nausea and constipation as a result.  It’s quite common as well, affecting an estimated 74% of Americans who live with digestive issues. Few talk to their doctor about their symptoms, and many go without treatment. Read on for 5 tips for improving slow digestion. Symptoms of Slow Digestion There are several signs that your digestion may be slow, and some may not be uncomfortable — or even noticeable — unless you’re paying attention. For example: Stomach pain or discomfort. Bloating, gas, cramps, and constipation could be signs that your digestion is slow, and your gut health could be improved. Symptoms like these could indicate that your body may be having difficulty processing food and eliminating waste and toxins. Unintentional changes in weight. If you haven’t made changes to your diet or exercise routine, and yet you find… View Post
The Connection Between Stress and Digestion (Guest Post)

The Connection Between Stress and Digestion (Guest Post)

Stress is all kinds of evil and receiving certifications in Acupressure for Digestive Disorders, and Swedish massage has only reinforced just how detrimental stress can be to our digestion. In case you didn’t already know this (though I have a feeling you might) our gastrointestinal systems are responsible for a majority of our body’s immunity. We are quite literally in need of listening to our guts! Trysh Sutton from Pure Path, a naturopathic wellness site that promotes healthy living and healing through the use of essential oils and sustainable living, is going to give us some insight into the connection between stress and digestion. To find out more about Trysh and Pure Path, please check out her bio at the end of this post. The Connection Between Stress and Digestion Today’s busy lifestyles, heavy workloads and daily bombardments of troubling news can quickly and easily result in high-stress levels. While we all live with some degree of day to day stress, too much of it can wreak havoc on your gut, resulting in chronic digestive issues that can affect our overall health and wellness. How Stress Works We all have a survival mode, known as the “fight or flight” response.… View Post