Throughout my childhood and early twenties, I had stomache problems. I had severe bloating, gas and sometimes acid reflux. While I was taking my health coach studies at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I was introduced to Ayurveda.
As a result, I ended up seeing an Ayurvedic doctor. She recommended that I do the following, and my stomache issues were solved:
1. Eat Goat Milk yoghurt.
If you are familiar with Ayurveda, you know that it is based on your main constitution. Either you are Pitta, Kapha or Vatta. (Stay tuned next week as we explain Ayurveda to you.)My predominant constitution is Pitta, which is fire and am prone to digestive issues. She recommended that I lay off of lactose, which I had already discovered, and stick to goat milk. The probiotics in yoghurt are great for creating balance in the digestive tract.
2. Start off the day with lemon or ginger tea.
This is a habit that a lot of people have been have been accustomed to. Drinking warm water with lemon or ginger in the morning wakes up your metabolism and the acids in your stomache. It is recommended to be done everyday first thing in the morning, to ease your stomache into the digestion that is about to happen throughout the day.
3. Decrease your stress through meditation.
Stress is negative energy and, negative energy has an effect on everything. Including your stomache. Research has shown that your digestive tract has a nervous system of its own and is sensitive to stress, that is why we increase or lose our appetite when we are stressed. The most effective and natural way to decrease stress is through meditation. (Stay tuned for meditations from BiologiqueLife, coming soon)