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Health tips

Fortunately, in addition to taking probiotics, enzymes, and eating fiber, there are some simple things you can do to reduce inflammation and kick start your digestion.

It starts with drinking plenty of water. Dehydration is a major cause of inflammation and poor digestion. And a lack of water allows allergens and toxins to have more time in the gut where they cause damage. Keep your food moving and it won’t cause as much injury to your gut.

Second, chew your food well. Digestion actually starts in your mouth. So give the saliva in your mouth plenty of time to work on your food before you swallow. Chewing also prevents partially digested food particles from fermenting in your intestines and causing gas, diarrhea, and heartburn.

Finally, make sure you have enough stomach acid. If you feel bloated or suffer from heartburn, it could be due to low stomach acid. When you experience these conditions, try taking a teaspoon of lemon juice. If the problem doesn’t go away, you’re making plenty of stomach acid. But if it does go away, it’s likely you have low stomach acid. Taking an HCl supplement (available online), can help eliminate the problem and restore your digestion. Low stomach acid is also a symptom of hypothyroidism. So taking Thyrovanz may clear up your problem as well.

If you suffer from any health condition — or don’t experience all the benefits from the supplements you take — one of the first things you need to do is address your digestion. If you’re not digesting and absorbing the nutrients you’re taking, you’re wasting your money. But once your digestion works properly, you can give your organs all the nutrition they need.