The 3 Second Fix For Digestive Problems
- Eating processed foods
- Poor food combining
- Underlying genetic issues brought on by the above 3 things
Age has a way of catching up to us. Years of unhealthy habits slowly impair the body’s ability to function correctly. Our body gets tired, weak and clogged up with those years of neglect and abuse.
If you let the digestive disorders go without taking proper measures, you may find that they evolve into digestive system diseases.
Because I go right to the source of the body (genes) I can tell you if you are currently struggling with digestive problems, if you will struggle with them, and also pinpoint the major causes.
My goal is to get to people’s genetic issues before they become full blown digestive system diseases like:
- Celiac disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Thrombosed Hemorrhoids
- Gluten Intolerance
You may find the beginning stages of digestive issues symptoms appearing as:
- Acid Reflux
- Gallbladder problems/gallbladder attacks
- Constipation or Loose stools
My 3 Second Trick!
There is a 3 second trick I have found that instantly eases digestive issues and can be done every night to help keep your digestion active.
I was in a relationship with a man that was 16 years older than I was. While I did not have digestive issues, he suffered greatly.
He was a foodie. I was a foodie. That combination led to a couple of years of gastronomy travel as only a real foodie does – eating unimaginable food in places most United States natives never see. Unimaginable in a good way (usually).
When we went on a food exploration, he didn’t sleep much because of his digestive issues. The food sat in his stomach and he burped it up all night. He would sometimes suffer from acid reflux. I fixed the acid reflux fairly easily but the rest proved to be more difficult because he refused to eat differently.
I resorted to having him take digestive enzymes before and after his meal, drink apple cider vinegar and had him eating lettuce after meals. It helped a bit but didn’t completely solve the issue.
One day we had a food filled festival. He was already starting to hurt (and have gas) by the time the sun went down. I was a right side sleeper and he liked to sleep holding me. That night I switched it up and faced the other direction on my left side. He was happy enough to have me put my arms around him but in the morning I realized something important had happened.
He slept through the night with zero discomfort!
I had stumbled across the 3 second trick to halting digestive problems…
Sleep on your left side.
You see, the left and right sides of your body are completely different. Have you ever wondered why you will have a pain on one side of your body but not the other? Why does your left knee hurt or the right side of your neck?
The answer is found in the difference in your left and right side of your body. I talk a great deal about how different the left and right side of your liver is different and must be treated that way when cleansing.
The lymph system drains to your left. Your lymph system is the most vital body system you have in my opinion. It is the sewer system of your body. Keeping it healthy keeps your body healthy.
Lying on your left side helps the flow of bile. When lying on your left side, your liver and gallbladder hang which allows bile to be released naturally to break down fats and neutralize excess stomach acid.
Digestive enzyme production is stimulated when the stomach and pancreas are able to hang while you are on your left side. Gravity assists the movement of food to move through your intestines and into the descending colon much faster.
If you’ve eaten a heavy meal or have overeaten, lie down on your left side for 10 minutes to help your body digest the food. Make sure you always sleep on your left side from now on. It’s amazing how a loud “talking” tummy will quiet within seconds of lying on your left side.
More Digestive Tips:
Living foods: The best way to keep your digestion healthy is to avoid fatty, fried foods. The more natural and alive your food is, the better for your digestion.
Chew your food: Digestion begins with the nose. As you are preparing your meal, your eyes, ears, nose and activity kicks your body into beginning the digestive processes.
Once your food enters your mouth, chew at least 25 times before swallowing. Once you are good at that, increase that to 50 chews before swallowing. Your saliva contains powerful and very needed enzymes to begin to break down your food.
- Think of your body like a garbage disposal. Throw liquid into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You probably won’t even notice that your garbage disposal was grinding anything up.
- Now throw chunks of meat, vegetables, bread and pie into the garbage disposal and you will hear it grinding and chugging away trying to grind it all down.
Your digestive system is the same way. The more liquid you can make your food by chewing, the easier time your body has of digesting it.
Food combining: You will also want to practice as much proper food combining as possible. Different types of food are digested at different rates. Eating like with like stops the excess stress on your digestion.
- Eat fruit first or eat it alone.
- Never mix melons with other types of fruit.
- Protein and starches do not combine well. Think meat and potatoes. This is a bad digestion mix.
- Heavy fats slow digestion so never eat a heavy fat meal at night.
Reduce stress: Meditate and incorporate stress relieving activities throughout your day. Your nervous system actually plays a very large role in digestion. If you are stressed, angry, hurt, or upset, your digestion will be affected.
Eat in a peaceful place. Don’t read or watch television will you eat.
Practice gratitude and eat each bite with focused attention. Food is meant to nourish your body; chewing and swallowing plays a part in that nourishment.
Let go of what you can’t change and find a way to bring yourself to peace with what you can.
Start sleeping on your left side and find a way to incorporate the additional digestive tips into your life and you will find that you can begin to enjoy eating again without having to pop supplements or suffer from digestive issues later on.