6 Tips On How To Improve Your Digestion Naturally
Did you know that the most ‘toxic’ thing we do everyday is eating? Weird hey. But think about it. Everyday on multiple occasions we put ‘foreign’ material into our bodies. Then we rely on our body to break it down, extract what it needs and eliminate what it does not. Before you learn how to improve your digestion naturally you must first understand where these issues come from, so let's dive in!
Our body does a pretty good job at doing this, but it is important to remember that there is a very small lining between our digestive tract and the rest of our body. The lining of our digestive tract is only about one cell thick and divides the gastrointestinal tract from the rest of us (blood supply etc). So when people talk about ‘leaky’ gut they are referring to this gut permeability that can occur when things cross that lining that shouldn't.
Leaky gut results when there have been injuries to the gastrointestinal tract such as antibiotics, illness, food intolerances and inflammation. Ongoing gut disturbances can affect mood, energy levels, nutrient levels, healing and immunity. About 75-80% of our immune system resides in our gut, that's why your digestive system is so important.
What Can You Do To Help?
If you are struggling with digestive upsets here are some things to consider.
1. Eat More Fibre
2. Reduce Your Food Load
3. Try Some Bitters
Bitter foods help with digestion. Your discomfort might be the result of eating too much at that fancy dinner party or doing a cheeky drive thru run, and boy do you feel it afterwards! But bitters can help digest that food a little easier. Take a dose of bitter plants after a meal that has not ‘sat’ well and it will help you recover a little quicker.
6. Try Our Anti-Flam Tonic
Skye MacFarlane- Wild Dispensaries Naturopath/Medical Herbalist
Advice: Use as directed. Discontinue if any irritation arises. If symptoms persist see your health care professional.