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Podcast Ep004 | Boost Your Digestion, Boost Your Life

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Podcast Show Notes

In this episode of the podcast, we talk DIGESTION, something that a great deal of us struggle with.

  • Fermented Foods

Fermented foods are predigested foods and therefore easier for the body to digest. They help create an ecosystem where the body can absorb, digest and utilize nutrients from the food we eat better.

Examples of fermented foods are:

  • Sauerkraut- fermented cabbage
  • Miso, fermented soybeans
  • Kombucha, fermented tea
  • Pickles
  • Kefir, fermented milk

Get my recipe for a Blueberry Kombucha Smoothie on my business blog, The Vitality Kitchen

  • High Fibre Diet

There are two types of fibre, soluble and insoluble. Soluble dissolves in water and gelatinizes and collects nasties in our digestive tract to pull them out of our system. Insoluble is not water soluble and is what I’m sure you have heard referred to as “roughage”. Fibre is needed in order to preserve and protect the digestive lining.

Examples are:

  • Bean
  • Legumes
  • Fruits- except banana
  • Vegetables
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • etc.
  • Magnesium

Stress is a bitch when it comes to everything, especially digestion; when we are stressed our body is in a consistent fight or flight mode which is essentially being ready to run or fight for your life. This fight or flight business pulls much needed reserves of energy and blood needed for digestion, thus making digestion- proper digestion- very challenging.

Relax with magnesium, I use Natural Calm and I linked to it in the Podcast Show Notes from Ep003- Natural Cramp Relief.

  • Probiotics

Our guts are teeming with bacteria that consistently need replenishing. A good way to do this is with probiotics. Now, I warn you in the podcast to be cautious of taking too many probiotics out of the gate, this could lead to shitty pants (#SadFace).

  • Healthy Fats

My love of healthy fats is no secret and they are essential for ease of digestion, meaning helping to cahcaah slide out easily. If you haven’t had good digestion in some time and you are going hard into high fibre and fermented foods while supplementing with probiotics, getting all the gunk out can hurt a little, healthy fats will lube up the passageways for easier movements.

Examples of healthy fat:

  • coconut oil
  • avocado
  • olive oil
  • walnut oil
  • fish oils
  • BEWARE vegetable oils and margarin- full of shit and always a pass
  • Yoga

All the bending and stretched massage the digestive tract and help move the bowels to promote digestion. And downward dogs, with you ass in the air, will cause- ahem- hot air to rise and come out the other end. So in the beginning, maybe home yoga is a good option 😉

 

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