WellBeing by Well.ca | 3 Digestion Tips to Keep You on Track This Holiday
3 digestion tips from Dr. Melissa Chan, Naturopathic Doctor, to keep you on track this holiday and to get you ready for your New Year's Resolutions.
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3 Digestion Tips to Keep You on Track This Holiday

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December is a time filled with family, friends, music and delicious food. It’s that time of year when we often tend to indulge before the ‘new year and new you’ rolls around. However, with indulgence comes stomach pain, digestion problems and bloating. Luckily our guest expert, Dr. Melissa Chan, has three solutions to prepare your digestive system for smooth and proper functioning leading up to your New Year’s Resolutions.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms similar to the ones already found in the gastrointestinal tract. They help to fight off infection, disease and strengthen immune function by producing key vitamins and nutrients in-vivo and by maintaining the integrity of gut mucosa. A mixture of both Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium work great to colonize our gastrointestinal tract.

 

Digestive Enzymes

These aids to digestion are found in the oral cavity, the stomach and the intestines. These enzymes break down and help the body to utilize complex molecules that we ingest in order for our bodies to efficiently absorb the nutrients. Enzymes such as bromelain, papain, pepsin, amylase, proteases and lipase can help the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and protein.

 

Digestive Teas

A blend of aromatic and carminative herbs are always the basis for a great digestive tea. Most herbs are best decocted in a hot temperature which add to its soothing nature. Herbs such as fennel, cardamom, peppermint, ginger, anise, and green tea relieve flatulence, indigestion and muscle spasms in the gastrointestinal tract.

 

Do you have any other great digestive tips to get our digestive tracts ready for our New Year’s Resolution’s? Please share!

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Please Keep In Mind

This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. We cannot provide medical advice or specific advice on products related to treatments of a disease or illness. You must consult with your professional health care provider before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, and before taking, varying the dosage of or ceasing to take any medication.

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