GET YOUR DIGESTION RIGHT!
Getting your digestion right is not an overnight or two-week quick fix.
Rebalancing the gut bacteria and biome takes consistency, patience and time. As a rule of thumb, I tell my clients it can take between 2-3 years with a fair amount of trial and error in between. In this article, I’ll set out some simple to follow protocols and advice to get you started.
- Antibiotics (this takes up to a year to get out of the system!)
- Hand sanitizers
- Heavy metal poisoning
- Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
- Intermittent fasting
- Dry fasting: to keep your recovery and health at a peak, keep your eating window to six to eight hours. This is one of the best things you can do for digestive and overall health. If you cannot dry fast that long, don’t push it. Have some water or chaga or medicinal mushroom tea (without sweetener) to keep you going until it‘s break-fast time.
Try to fast for 24 hours once a week. Dry fasting is, of course, best, but if that is out of reach for the full 24 hours, drink only water or chaga tea. Break-Fast with the lymphbuster juice, celery or a celery/parsley/lemon/cucumber juice. Optional: add some green apple or pineapple is juice and see what works best.
Chew your food really well! Most of us simply do not chew our food as well as we should. Using chopsticks will help to slow you down and become more mindful in the process.
DON’T OVERDO IT
Too much fruit can cause digestive problems, whilst you are still healing. Trust your body to tell you will work and don’t be afraid to experiment.
Take probiotics and digestive enzymes with severe digestive issues. It is best to use digestive enzymes on an empty stomach to get the biofilm/mucus build up out. See my suggestions in the supplements article.
Black-hulled walnut tincture benefits gas, bloating and constipation. Take twice daily for two weeks on and 5 days off for one or two rounds.
WHAT TO EAT FOR OPTIMAL DIGESTION
- In the winter months, eat more greens. Ideally stay raw until dinner and then add some healthy fats like avocado, brazil nuts or activated pumpkin seeds.
- Sprouts, especially alfalfa are an easy, digestible and alkalizing.
- Celery, parsley, coriander, basil, seaweed, microgreens are great
- Steamed greens and squashes can be helpful at night.
- Add fermented vegetables – also at night
- Play with your fruit and green ratio to see what works best