I know many of you are really interested in learning more about what I’ve spent the past year researching and writing about – how we can overcome bloating, constipation, and accompanying heaviness without restrictive diets and endless pills. Whether you’re a woman who is tired of struggling with her body or a wellness coach who support people on their healing journey, I have great news!
A few days ago I had an article published on Mind Body Green about seven different holiday foods that can cause bloating, constipation and fatigue. I am talking apple pie a la Mode, pork roast with potatoes, cheesecake with fruit and other favorites.
1 out of every 3 people experiences some sort of digestive unease on a daily basis. It ranges from an unpleasant heavy feeling, to bloating, to heartburn, to acid reflux, pain, gas, constipation, or diarrhea, burping or distension. None of these are pleasant. Most of them can have a negative effect on the way we spend our day, what we accomplish and how we feel about our body.
You probably know it first hand if you ever ate too much food or kept snacking all day to stuff away boredom or fatigue. Putting too much food in the stomach or consuming hard to imagine and digest food combinations (which often happens during binge eating) overtaxes our digestion even if it is healthy.
If you ever researched or asked your doctor about ways to improve your digestion, most likely you would hear that you should exercise on a regular basis.
I love talking to people on Spinach and Yoga facebook page. Recently one of Spinach and Yoga followers asked me about my favorite teas to soothe stomach. I replied almost right away but kept thinking about the topic for the next several days.
Last year when I took a group of American students to India the biggest worry for most people was the use of Indian toilets. People were worried about hygiene and also about discomfort of squatting over a hole in the floor.
With the Happy Sexy Belly program running full course all my thoughts are on digestion and ways to improve it. I do my best to share the most effective tips on improving the feeling of digestive un-ease with my students. I share what worked well for me, what I learned from my teachers, and read in my favorite health books.
“You are what you eat”. Most likely you heard this statement a hundred times throughout your life. Various nutrition experts, doctors, your mom, or maybe an annoying health-obsessed foodie at work repeat this statement like a magic curse.
Between now and the New Year’s eve it is very likely that you will be going to a party, family dinner or hosting a celebration event at your home. Events and parties are supposed to be fun but more often than not they end up stressing everyone out. The host is stressing over preparing food, entertainment, and setting everything up. Guests stress over getting perfect gifts for the host, looking their best, getting to the party on time, and getting along with other guests. Plus most people stress over not looking their best, choosing the perfect outfit, and not over-indulging at the dinner table.