Restoring your digestive health with the right natural indigestion remedies and sensible strategies can help with uncomfortable, painful symptoms and recovery. You do not have to suffer with chronic gas, heartburn, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and food sensitivities. You can feel better and enjoy better health by getting your digestive system working at its best.
Your digestive system runs from your mouth to your anus and fills a lot of space in your torso. It is responsible for getting nutrients into your body, digesting and assimilating those nutrients, and getting waste and toxins out.
Your intestines are home to a few pounds of bacteria, helpful and harmful, and yeasts. Almost all your serotonin is made in the intestines to regulate its movements.
Lymph tissue lining your digestive system produces over 60% of your immune cells.When this lining is compromised, so is your immune system. This increases your risk of infection, autoimmune diseases, gut flora imbalances, joint problems, skin issues and faster aging.
When something goes wrong in the digestive system, whether it's in the stomach, gallbladder, liver, intestines or elsewhere, trouble can ensue. Distressing abdominal symptoms occurring after meals may mean you are poorly digesting food. When this happens, your body cannot assimilate all the nutrients you need and you experience gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, inflammation, pain and/or heartburn.
Are digestive troubles making you miserable? Do over-the-counter remedies help in the moment, only to have your symptoms return or worsen with every meal? Billions of dollars in sales of indigestion remedies reflect how common tummy troubles have become. Often these remedies only mask symptoms without correcting the problem and can make it worse.
There is a better way. Easing discomfort and restoring your digestive health is possible with the help of the following strategies and natural remedies for indigestion.
Many people swear by antacids which neutralize stomach acids. Antacids are problematic because without acid food cannot be properly digested and assimilated. Plus, the real problem is often too little acid, which causes the reflux. Unless too much stomach acid is a diagnosed issue for you, reducing stomach acid is often counter to restoring your digestive health.
Healthful natural remedies for indigestion and gut health can ease symptoms in the short-term and help heal your gut over time.
Experiment with the following digestive remedies and see if they help.
Probiotic-rich foods and supplements.
Beneficial bacteria are essential for restoring digestive health. They are major players in having a healthy gut, detoxification, and strong immunity.
Chemicals in our food, medications, foods you are sensitive to, and chlorine can all take their toll on healthy gut bacteria. When there is an imbalance between the trillions of positive bacteria, unhelpful or unhealthy bacteria and yeast in the intestines, proper digestion, assimilation, detoxification and wellness are all compromised.
Betaine HCL or a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with your meal will boost stomach acidity and aid digestion. Here is how to find your dose of betaine HCL. At each meal, increase your dose by one tablet until you feel a burning sensation. That is too much so cut back by one tablet next time. You may need less for smaller meals. Experiment until you find the amount that is right for you.
Broad spectrum digestive enzymes are important for restoring your digestive health. They are needed to break down food. Raw food contains live enzymes, but cooked food does not. As humans age, our enzyme production dwindles, resulting in poor absorption and abdominal discomfort.
Take enzyme supplements with the first bites of food. Some enzyme formulas also contain betaine HCL. Look for a supplement with amylase to break down starch, protease for protein digestion, lipase to break down fats, cellulase for indigestible polysaccharide in dietary cellulose, and lactase for digesting milk sugar.
Bitter herbs will get your digestive juices and enzymes flowing. Many of us do not have enough of these healthful, detoxifying herbs and foods in our daily diets.
Prunes are a wonderful constipation natural remedy. Eat two prunes twice a day or drink an eight-ounce glass of juice and see if that helps. Or try a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses in the morning to quiet your stomach and get your intestines moving. Lemon juice is another popular remedy. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into warm water and drink first thing in the morning. The Vitamin C and acid detoxify the body and break up intestinal blockages and ease bloating.
If symptoms persist, see your doctor. You may have a serious health issue causing your digestive distress. If you are on medication, that could also be the problem.
Restoring your digestive health is possible when you follow these healthy habits and use natural digestive aids. Good digestion promotes optimized nutrient absorption, waste elimination, neurotransmitter creation, and healthy immune function. Your rewards are overall better health, a happy gut, and improved energy.