What’s your gut feeling?
People sometimes get used to dealing with the occasional discomfort of:
Oftentimes, these digestive challenges interfere with your everyday life, but you don’t have to just live with it. Supporting healthy digestion can be a good step toward a healthier lifestyle.
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Digestive issues are signs that you need to pay attention to. Your body can’t use nutrients from the food you eat unless it is digested correctly.
Talk to us today about personalized recommendations such as:
- Healthy food plans to follow
- Exercise options that fit into your life
- Nutritional supplements and herbs to support your individual needs*
The digestive system is central to your health. Poor digestion affects the body in many ways, including energy levels and nutrient absorption. Over 70 percent of your immune system is in your digestive tract, making healthy digestion a key element in overall wellness.
6 Habits to Support Digestive Health
1. Chew your food.
Chewing food well allows your saliva to start breaking down food for smoother digestion. Avoid overwhelming your digestive system with big meals; eat smaller, more frequent meals instead.
2. Handle stress.
When you’re stressed, the fight-or-flight reaction begins and digestion slows. your body shuts down the blood flow that affects the digestive muscles. Take time to relax, breathe, and lessen the stress in your life.
3. Get regular exercise.
When you exercise, you support the muscles of the intestines, which helps maintain regularity. Exercise also supports healthy digestion function by reducing stress.
4. Take supplements.
We can recommend supplements targeted to your needs. From enzymes to probiotics, there is a wide range of Standard Process and MediHerb products to support your digestive health.
5. Stay hydrated.
Drinking water supports regularity and the health of the digestive system.
6. Eat more fiber.
Eat a well-balanced diet, and avoid processed foods, sugars, and highly refined carbohydrates. Fiber-rich foods are excellent for digestion. Dietary guidelines recommend 25-35 grams of fiber per day.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.