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February 2021

One thing you can do today to make your digestive system happy

By | Digestion, Gut Health

One thing you can do today to make your digestive system happy

Want to know one of the simplest things you can do for your digestive system, right now?

It is actually something you’re already doing multiple times a day, but often can be done a lot better! Plus your stomach, gut, nutrient levels and inflammation will all thank you if you cultivate more awareness around this action….I’m talking about mastication!

Or put more simply, chewing your food properly.

As Australians, and most westerners in general, we have really become out of touch with the whole experience of eating. What to eat, when to eat, how to eat – it feels like a lost art! Instead we eat with constant distractions (in front of the TV, whilst using our smart phones) and we pretty much swallow without chewing – then realise why our digestion is not happy.

Did you know that the digestion process actually starts before you put that first forkful inside your mouth?!

The anticipation, smell and sensory input actually kickstarts the eating experience and actually revs up your digestive juices. So when we are being those multi-tasking superhumans, our bodies haven’t been able to start this important pre-work of upregulating saliva enzymes, stomach acid and bile production – which all help us to breakdown our food, absorb nutrients and really make our digestive process more efficient with less bloating and better poos.

Action step: focus on your food, slow down and chew really well – think of it as making a smoothie out of your mouthful before swallowing.

If you know someone else who needs to slowwww down and really give the act of eating the respect it deserves, please share this video with them! And if you want more conscious eating tips, stay tuned for my 6 Days of Digestion course coming soon.

Rituals to help optimise digestion

By | Digestion

Rituals to help optimise digestion

Today I am going to discuss an aspect of gut health that you may not have ever considered before…conscious eating.

I have developed The Conscious Eating Method, and I’ll be going into depth on this method as part of my upcoming program, but to give you a taster…the conscious eating method is all about redefining your relationship with food and how you consume it, which contributes to optimising your digestion. This also includes cultivating some beautiful rituals and traditions around food and essentially, making the act of eating, special.

I challenge you to start including one or more of the following in your daily eating habits:

  • Make it a ritual to set the table beautifully, bring out your favourite candle and use it as a centrepiece.
  • Use the dinner table as the epicentre of your home, where it’s considered ‘family time’ (this also works if you live alone – make it a weekend ritual to invite your nearest and dearest over).
  • Allow your meal times to be a welcomed pause in the busyness of your days.

Do you have any special family traditions or rituals that you do around food or meal times? Please share them with me – I would love to hear!

As always, pass this onto anyone who you think would benefit from this information, and who knows, you might be able to start creating some meal time rituals together.