A healthy digestive system is one of the pillars of a healthy body and mind. Digestion is not only the process through which our bodies extract the nutrients we need from the food we eat and eliminate that which is toxic or not useful. Your digestive system is also the home of a large portion of your immune system. When your digestive system is inflamed or moves too quickly or too slowly, your entire body is affected.
It’s no coincidence that people who have chronic health problems often also have digestive problems. Improving gut health tends to improve overall health, not to mention relieve the social embarrassment and activity restrictions that go along with an unpredictable digestive system.
One of the best strategies for improving your digestion, whether you suffer from chronic indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, or gas and bloating is to eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, and to temporarily remove foods to which you are sensitive from your diet with the help of an experienced professional to guide you through the process. Food allergy testing is also available.
Taking the time to sit quietly while you eat your meals will help your digestion. High quality probiotic supplements are helpful for many people. Great home remedies for abdominal cramping and gas already in progress include fennel seed, ginger root, or chamomile tea.
Don’t live with abdominal discomfort and poor digestion. Your digestive health is vital to your overall wellness.