Soothe Your GI System

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So you have eaten all the potatoes, turkey and stuffing and you feel, well, stuffed. For many, the full-on eating holiday season has arrived. Overindulging is what we do. Unfortunately, overeating or feasting on foods that you do not eat on a regular basis can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas, heartburn and abdominal pressure. Don’t let indigestion or GI system discomfort put a damper on your holiday cheer. Below are some of my favorite remedies for easing gas and bloating.

1. Digestive herbs: Bitter formulas, such as Continue reading “Soothe Your GI System”

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5 Tips for GI Discomfort During the Holidays

teaHoliday season is upon us, which means parties, get-togethers and lots of overindulging. Overeating or feasting on foods that you do not eat on a regular basis can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas, heartburn and abdominal pressure. Don’t let indigestion or GI discomfort put a damper on your holiday cheer. Below are some of my favorite remedies for easing gas and bloating.

1. Digestive herbs: Bitter formulas, such as Pathway Digest-Ease, contain a combination of herbs such as gentian, ginger, Oregon grape, fennel and peppermint, which can provide immediate support for GI distress, such as gas, bloating and stomach pain.  Continue reading “5 Tips for GI Discomfort During the Holidays”

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Easing GI Discomfort During the Holidays

holiday-dinnerWith the holidays soon upon us, it can be easy to overindulge, even on healthy foods. Overeating or feasting on foods that you do not eat on a regular basis can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, gas, heartburn and abdominal pressure. Don’t let indigestion or GI discomfort put a damper on your holiday cheer. Below are some of my favorite remedies for easing gas and bloating.

1. Digestive Herbs – Bitter formulas, such as Pathway Digest-Ease, contain a combination of herbs such as gentian, ginger, Oregon grape, fennel and peppermint, which can provide immediate support for GI distress, such as gas, bloating and stomach pain. Continue reading “Easing GI Discomfort During the Holidays”

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Tips to Help With Heartburn

heartburnOver the next few weeks many of us will be sitting down with loved ones, over and over again, to a really big meal(s). Overindulging at your get-together may cause uncomfortable heartburn, gas, and upset stomach in general.

If you suffer from heartburn on a regular basis, you may need to change the way you eat, and what you eat. Fatty, fried, or high-protein foods, alcohol, and coffee are all foods that can trigger heartburn.

Also make sure to chew your food and eat slowly. Eating quickly can lead to heartburn, so slow down and enjoy your meal. Eating too close to bedtime can also give you heartburn; it’s best to allow at least 3 to 4 hours after eating before you hit the sack.

For those who occasionally overindulge, here are some quick and easy solutions that may help with heartburn. Continue reading “Tips to Help With Heartburn”

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Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort

Last year, I posted an article about Thanksgiving Heartburn and offered suggestions to easing the burn naturally. Well, heartburn isn’t the only cause for discomfort over the holidays. Stuffing yourself with turkey, potatoes, gravy and apple pie will make you feel tired and lethargic. The average Thanksgiving day meal comes in at a whopping 3,500 calories! That is more calories than most people should ever have in a day, never mind one meal. And you might be thinking, it is only one meal and only one day, but Thanksgiving is the gateway to a holiday season full of treats, parties and indulgence and you can easily gain 5 to 10 pounds between this Thursday and New Year’s Day.

Here are some tips to avoid overindulging:

1) Volunteer at a soup kitchen or shelter.

2) Take a walk, hike, ride your bike, or use the treadmill – anything for 20-30 minutes. You’ll feel great, look good, and digest your food better.

3) Wait to have seconds. It can take 20 minutes for you to realize you are full. Continue reading “Avoid Thanksgiving Discomfort”

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