Happy summertime to you!
Though I know some folks have been feeling the summer temperatures for a while, there is something about June that makes the summer season start to feel more legit. Like it is here and you better get ready for all it has to offer!
That is probably why I’ve been hearing from so many women about digestive discomfort. This is a major setback that can stop our fun in its tracks!
Whether it is frequent trips to the bathroom, constipation, pain or bloating, functional nutrition provides so many answers to rediscover quality of life – without digestive havoc!
Especially when it comes to travel, spending time with family, eating out on rooftops and restaurants or gathering around a potluck – sometimes we just need our digestive health to be dependable and consistent, like a back drop, instead of the main stage act.
Am I right?
If this sounds like you, I am here today to share some of my favorite first steps to feeling better in the belly. As always with Functional Nutrition, we have to ask different questions to get different answers, so here are some clues to start your investigation:
❤️ Do you struggle most when nervous or stressed?
…. your nervous system and digestive tract are intimately intertwined. Try taking some deep belly breaths before eating to stimulate a rest and digest mode.
❤️ Does movement or exercise seem to help or hurt?
…. movement is key for detoxification and keeping bashful bowels at bay but in some cases where stress is already high, over exercise can cause loose stools.
❤️ Does your belly bother you right after a meal or late in the day?
…. if pain and discomfort come on right away, think enzyme or stomach acid deficiency. Whereas, late in the day bloating can be caused from a build up of inflammatory foods through out the day. Best sussed out with a food intolerance test.
❤️ Does it feel like there is a rock in your gut no matter what you eat?
.… digestive insufficiency can be a big red flag for low absorption, lack of breakdown and gut dysbiosis. First see if chewing more and eating slower helps, but then seek out a full stool test for more info on your specific needs.
❤️ Are you seeing undigested food in your stools?
…. it may not be long before fatigue and brain fog are on their way to you. Malabsorption is a huge downstream effect of dysbiosis and a lack of whole foods in the diet.
Did you know that the summer season is the season of the small intestine? What could be a better time to show your digestive health some love than right now, while your body is primed and ready to go! We are covering this and so much more in our Summer Season Reset that is now open for registration for a screaming deal of $147 for 4 Weeks of support!
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