Digestion is one of the biggest processes in your body. In fact, digestion takes up to 80% of all your body’s energy. Digestion includes everything from digesting the food you eat, to making sure the nutrients you eat get to where they need to be, to cleaning up toxins, to getting rid of wastes. This is an all day, every day process. The problem is that most of us don’t know how to keep our digestion healthy so most of us suffer from not so optimal digestion and even digestion problems. Acid reflux, indigestion upset stomach, and constipation are all signs your digestion system is struggling and definitely not working optimally.
By following these 3 Keys for Optimal Digestion you can address current digestive problems or just increase your overall digestive ability. When you do this, you will see your energy levels rise, your health increase and you will once again begin feeling vibrant!
3 Keys for Optimal Digestion
#1 Eat in Tune with Your Natural Digestive Cycles
Our body has naturally occurring digestive cycles. This cycle ensures that digestion is optimal. When we pay attention and eat in tune with these cycles we help to keep nature’s cycles, on cycle. Our natural digestive cycle works for optimal energy with the least amount of wastes and toxins. This cycle makes you naturally a little bit hungry about 1-2 hours after rising, very hungry in the middle of the day, when you are putting out the most energy, and a little hungry in the early evening, 3-4 hours before you go to bed. Many people eat their largest meal at the end of the day, or even make breakfast a pretty big meal. This goes against your natural digestive flow. When you go against this natural flow, your ability to digest and fully use all the nutrients you eat, while having little to no toxins or waste left inside of your body, is inhibited and your health suffers all around.
#2 Skipping Meals & Over Eating
Many of us try to control our natural hunger cycle out of fear of eating too much, gaining too much weight or not meeting our health goals in some other way. Many times we will skip a meal, only to later over eat at the next meal because we are so hungry Sometimes skipping meals is not entirely intentional. Busy days often leave us missing breakfast or soaring through the lunch hour while continuing to work. This puts the body into a state of constant “starvation.” When you don’t eat when your body prompts you to, it assumes you can’t and that nutrients are not available. The next time your body eats it is still in this mode so will store everything in case starvation is right around the corner again. This causes all kinds of health issues from sapping your energy to increasing your weight. Over eating can cause the reverse problems. As we talked about previously, 80% of all your energy is tied up in the normal digestive process. When you overload this system and ask it to expend even more energy on a large, complicated meal, your body takes energy from other vital processes to meet the demand. This can lead to the deterioration of other important body processes. Going back to Key #1, it is important to listen to your body and eat when it asks you to.
#3 Give Your Digestion a Break
Because your digestive system is under such demand all of the time, a most healthy approach is to allow your digestion to rest occasionally This can be done by a simply 24 hour period of fresh juice fasting. The idea is to make all your own fresh veggie and fruit juices and allow your digestion to completely rest. This makes a good day to allow your body to rest and take a break and maybe even engage in some mediation or other form of spiritual or relaxation practice. Giving your digestion a break allows your body to route energy to other needed areas, such as healing or cleansing, and allows your digestion system to completely cleanse and repair itself.
By implementing these 3 Keys for Optimal Digestion into your nutrition routine you will increase your overall health and vitality on every level. Because digestion is so important we implement a 3 Day Digestion Reset in the first 3 days of the Raw Vitality Cleanse. This allows your digestion to rest and restore so it is functioning at its highest levels throughout your cleanse.
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