Belching, Bloating & Gas: Six Simple Tips for Avoiding Them
Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:
In some countries, belching after dinner is considered the polite way of thanking your host for a great meal. But here in the USA, belching and cousins bloating and gas are considered digestive issues that cause discomfort we can all live without. Plus, over 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract, which makes healthy digestion a key element in your overall wellness.
Here are six simple steps you can take to insure better digestion.
Chew your food. Chewing your food well allows your saliva to start breaking down the food for smoother digestion. Eat slowly and deliberately.
Handle stress. When you’re stressed, the fight-or-flight reaction begins and digestion slows. Your body shuts down blood flow, which affects digestive muscles. Take time to relax, breathe deeply, and let go of the stresses in your life.
Get regular exercise. When you exercise, you support the muscles of your intestines, which maintain regularity. Exercise also helps to reduce stress, supporting healthy digestion.
Take supplements. I can recommend supplements targeted to your personal needs. From enzymes to probiotics, we have a full range of food-based nutritional products to support your digestive health. See our July digestive specials below.
Stay hydrated. Drinking pure, fresh water supports regularity and the health of the digestive system. Avoid sodas as they contain unhealthy sugars such as high fructose corn syrup or artificial sugar substitutes. And, the carbonation can cause gas. Limit caffeinated beverages and eliminate alcohol.
Eat more fiber. Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid processed foods, sugars and highly refined carbohydrates. Fiber-rich foods are excellent for digestion. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and limit grains and high-fat meats.
July is Digestion Awareness Month…and we have specials! During the month of July, we have several digestive products on sale for 20% off from Standard Process, a wonderful line of nutritional supplements available only through doctors.
Products on special include Multizyme (digestive enzyme), Betaine Hydrochloride (digestive enzyme), Lact-Enz (digestive enzyme, probiotic),ProSynbiotic (probiotic), Whole Food Fiber, Chlorophyll Complex (soothes an inflamed gut) and Cataplex A-C (helps heal the lining of the gut).
Ask me which product is best for you!
Until next time…
Yours in health,
Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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