Problems of the Digestive Tract

People who do not digest their food well tend to get bloated, to suffer from an excess of acidity and sometimes to have pains n the stomach. When you suffer from problems of the digestive tract, the first thing you should do is to check your diet, and also the way in which you eat.

Food Combining

Often it is the combination of foods that is to blame rather than any individual foods. Some food combinations can be very unhealthy, causing acidity, flatulence and discomfort.

For many years now it is recommended th method of food combining pioneered by Dr. William Howard Hay over 50 years ago. The Hay system, as it has come to be known, addvises not mixing carbohydrates and proteins at the same meal. The body uses acids to digest proteins and alklis to digest carbohydrates, and mixing the two in the same meal can lead to poor digestion.

Eating Habits

You also have to check the way in which you eat. It is important to chew food well, to eat slowly and to eat in pleasant, harmonious conditions. 90% of people tend to eat too fast, in a harry, while talking, andin noisy conditions. Many minor digestive problems can be attributed to these bad habits.

Alternative Medicine Can Help

Massage, first of all, is very useful. The therapist works particularly on the digestive reflex zones of the back to stimulate and regulate the digestive tract. During massage it is recommended to use essential oils such as basil, camomile, marjoram, peppermint and thyme, all of which have a beneficial action o the digestive tract.

Try body and bath oils that are good for the digestive tract, using relaxing essential oils such as lavender and vetivert, with ones that act on the digestive tract, such as camomile, marjoram and peppermint.

You should to refrain drinking with meals, which tends to bloat the stomach. It is also recommended to drink herb teas such as camomile, basil, peppermint, marjram and thyme, which should be drink after mials.

It is usually found that small digestive “miseries” go away on this regime. When you find, however, that the problem is too deep or there is no improvement, you have to consult your doctor for diagnosis and further advice.

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