Tips to support better stomach and digestive health

Many people suffer from heart burn , acid reflex, gas, bloating and other digestive problems .  These symptoms are not healthy. The list below are some tips to help support better digestive health.
  • 6 oz of room temperature (mineralized) water with 2 teaspoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar upon waking.
  • Stress management such as breath work, yin yoga, or meditation.
  • Test pH levels in the urine and saliva. Ideal pH is between 6.8-7.2.
  • HCL supplements or digestive enzymes (to be used temporarily), or the use of Trikatu with meals (helps with B12 absorption and to offset gluten and dairy intolerance's).
  • Increase dietary antioxidants (especially turmeric!).
  • Chew your food!
  • Drink ginger tea. This will aid in digestion and reduce bloating. Ginger is considered a digestive tonic in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and stimulates the bodies own HCL production.
  • Increase consumption of garlic. Allium, a substance that occurs naturally in garlic, helps prevent ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori (h. pylori) bacteria.
  • Decrease consumption of coffee, tea, tobacco, sugar, alcohol, spices from hot peppers/hot sauce, and fried foods - all deplete HCL and thin the gut lining.
  • Give your body time to digest. Try to go to bed before 10pm when digestion becomes active again.