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You've heard the saying, "you are what you eat." Actually, "you are what you digest" is more accurate, and more critical because digestion converts food into energy-producing nutrients that support and sustain your body. Poor digestion can lead to gas, a heavy feeling and a build-up of digestive impurities. Good digestion begins with a balanced appetite. Some people have no appetite, while others can't fully taste their food. And, again, others never feel satisfied. When a meal is really savored and enjoyed, it helps the body prepare for properly digesting and assimilating the nutrients in the food.

Improve digestion at each step

The Digestion System provides daily support for balanced digestion and a regular appetite. It also helps balance cravings and reduce digestive impurities. This raises the quality and quantity of nutrients for healthy tissues, healthy blood, proper elimination and overall vitality.

Digestion System Guidelines

  1. Take the Herbal Di-Gest herbal formula if you have a poor appetite or you experience bloating or heaviness after meals. It will help balance your cravings and appetite... improve assimilation... support elimination. You'll feel lighter and more comfortable after meals. And, you'll enjoy a renewed sense of vitality because you'll be digesting your food, not just ingesting it.
  2. Take Aci-Balance for excess stomach acid/heartburn. This blend of 15 cooling herbs will help balance your digestion... regulate excess acid... and soothe that burning feeling in the pit of your stomach.
  3. If you experience symptoms from step 1 and 2, take both Herbal Di-Gest and Aci-Balance.
  4. Add Spice Mix seasonings to your food so that all six tastes are part of every meal for balanced ayurvedic nutrition.
  5. Leave water in a copper cup overnight, then drink it in the morning to purify digestion and help assimilation of nutrients.
  6. Follow the Digestion System diet and lifestyle recommendations.

DIET and LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS

To balance digestion:

  • Eat your biggest meal at mid-day, when the digestive fire is strongest.
  • Favor fresh foods. Don't eat leftovers.
  • Eat only when hungry, after the previous meal is digested.
  • Maintain regular mealtimes.
  • Take your time, chew slowly, and sit quietly for five minutes after each meal.
  • Don't divide your attention by reading, working or watching TV while you are eating. Savor your meals.
  • Avoid cold or iced drinks — they decrease the digestive fire.
  • Eat only until you're about three-quarters full.
  • Boil milk with ginger or cinnamon. Then, drink it warm or cool.

To balance stomach acid:

  • Cut down on dry, spicy and salty foods.
  • Drink a little cool milk, but not with meals.
  • Eat sweet, juicy fruits, such as plums and pears.
  • Minimize alcohol consumption.
  • Eat promptly when you're hungry. Don't skip meals.
  • Get proper rest. Try to go to bed before 10:00 p.m. when digestion becomes active again.

Disclaimer
The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the tradition of ayurveda. This information is not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure or prevention of any disease. If you have any serious acute or chronic health concern, please consult a trained health professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a trained ayurvedic expert, call or e-mail us for the number of a physician in your area. Check with your doctor before taking herbs or using essential oils when pregnant or nursing.