July 10, 2020
Five ways to improve your digestion that aren’t related to what you eat.

There’s loads of talk right now about how to solve digestive issues.

But, what if the solution isn’t just about what you eat?

In my own journey of healing, and in the process of helping my clients heal their gut, necks, knees, backs, and more, I’ve often come across someone or something that left me stumped. Their problem wasn’t solved by the “normal” solutions. So, that forced me to delve into some non-traditional ideas and new ways of thinking. And it’s been miraculous what I’ve learned!

If you have been on restrictive elimination diets like Low FODMAP (ugh, I totally get how much that sucks) and yet you’re still suffering – THE SOLUTION IS OUT THERE! It’s just not what you thought.

Here are 5 Things I bet several of you haven’t heard about that will help heal your gut. When I learned these, they absolutely blew my mind!

1. Start working not just on your diet, but on your stress.

The way you think has a profound impact on your body’s ability to “rest and digest”.  When we’re stressed, our guts literally seize up and stop breaking down food to absorb nutrients! Also, positive self-talk can help strengthen your body’s ability to digest (see #2 for more).

2. Start gargling, singing, laughing more, and deep breathing (Qigong is amazing for this, or try out this simple technique before you eat).

Increased digestive problems (SIBO, IBS, Chrone’s, bloating, acid reflux) are closely related to decreased Tone (strength) of the Vagus Nerve. This nerve is strengthened by simple things like positive self-talk, gargling, singing, laughing, and deep breathing.

3. Start looking at HOW and WHEN you eat, not just what.

If you’re eating while stressed (think fight or flight mode), your body won’t be able to digest, period. Also, if you aren’t chewing your food until it’s the consistency of baby food, or you aren’t getting your saliva juicing before you eat, you’ll be missing out on a huge part of the digestive process.

4. If you’re taking supplements, how, when, and why matters.

Don’t just pick a random enzyme or probiotic off the shelf. Not all are created equal! Also, keep in mind that healing the gut is a process, not an instant thing. Some people may need to start with 1/2 a capsule of probiotic before moving on to more.

5. Consider the position of your diaphragm and the way you breathe.

Bad posture and unexplained chronic pain are largely linked to the alignment of your upper and lower diaphragm and the way you breathe. That means that learning to breathe correctly can transform your posture and possibly solve knee, shoulder, neck, hip pain, and mobility issues. One of my clients started healing chronic neck pain in days from just deep breathing techniques. It also helps to get you into a more relaxed state and lets the food move down the digestive tract more smoothly.

This all just goes to show that what we do DAILY has the greatest impact on our health.

It’s not a fad diet or a mega workout that will fix your heath- it’s the tiniest, most seemingly insignificant habits – like breathing and nerve stimulation – that will change your life.

Anyways- all that said, here’s an awesome video that explains two of the ways you can start improving your digestion without changing your diet.

If you like this info, I’d love it if you’d let me know! Just shoot me an email at michellekester@beometry.com. Try the techniques out and tell me how they go!

Also, if you found this post informative, please share it with others who could benefit! Spread the news! ❤

– Coach Michelle

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