There are 8 main components of our digestive system. It's not all about your stomach 😃
1- mouth- well that's up to you. Chew properly. Give your digestion the best chance to digest everything properly.
2- oesophagus- sit up, don't slouch. If you have reflux, find out why don't just popping antacids. There's plenty natural remedies to help.
3- stomach - sit to eat,allow time to digest. No large amounts of water with your food, this will on impair your digestion, drink your water between meals. Drink fresh juices(mainly vegetable) live enzymes into your system and help your stomach breakdown food.
4- liver - eat bitter foods, drink lemon water, take bitter herbs. This will all help stimulate the liver to work efficiently. Daily juicing will also help, slow detox (that's 1 juice per day)
5- pancreas- the main thing you can do here is stop with the sugar. Our diets today are putting a lot of stress on our poor little pancreas. Use cinnamon,it can help the pancreas and calms sugar cravings.
6- small intestines - if you are doing all of the above this will help the small intestines.
7- large intestines- probiotics can help balance the gut bacteria. Fibre can help move matters through the bowel, drinking an average of 8 glasses a day of water will aid movement. Eating oilyfish daily or taking your essential oils will also aid movement.
8- anus - don't push it. If you are straining or pushing too hard you are likely to cause haemorrhoids. This may also be dues to weak veins. If you are doing all the above you shouldn't need to push. If you still have issues with haemorrhoids you should get checked. Any blood in the stools and you should get checked.
Always ask why something is not working right before you take something to hide the symptom.
Keep it simple
Keep it natural
It will keep you healthy
Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.