Today lets look at a few remedies for digestive upset. In our world, even when you do your best, there may still be times when your digestion takes a hit. Here are some quick and simple tips that can help you to feel better!
1. Gas/Bloating - There are a few natural remedies for gas and bloating. For an acute attack, ginger tea is one of the best treatments. Simply grate a 1/4 cup of ginger, and bring it to a boil in 3-4 cups of liquid. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes and then consume. You can add some lemon juice to this as well. The ginger acts as a carminative, which will help to move gas and other impurities through the intestinal tract, as well as helping to heal the digestive walls if you have any damage.
2. Probiotics - probiotics are also great for chronic gas and bloating. We need this good bacteria in our gut to help us with our immune system as well as our digestive system. We lose our good bacteria in times of stress, poor nutrition, prolonged periods with lack to rest/sleep and when we take antibiotics. Rebuilding your digestive flora will help you to digest your foods better, and will help to relieve gas and bloat. Try integrating some raw unpasteurized sauerkraut into your diet a few times per week, or make some raw probiotic almond yogurt.
3. Heart burn - More often than not, heartburn is actually caused by too little stomach acid being produced in the stomach, instead of too much. The reason this causes heartburn is if we do not have enough acid being produced in the stomach, our bodies will not send the signal to our brains that we need to close the esophageal sphincter at the top of the stomach. When this stays open, digestive acids can wash back up the esophagus, causing pain and discomfort. If you experience heartburn on a regular basis, next time try taking a shot of apple cider vinegar. If this helps you, that it is a sign that you have low stomach acid production/ you are not producing enough to deal with the types of meals you...
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