How to improve our digestion?

On 20180701, we went to a 100-day celebration of a baby boy of a Honey Panda’s friend, H. Then, we went to IKEA, where there were so many people. After some time, I felt dizzy and stomachache like someone who is about to have diarrhea.

At home, I passed motion of mucus that smelled like rotten eggs.

Perhaps, I was tired from the consecutive 2 days of outings or didn’t have sufficient sleep.

Few months after I delivered Little Princess, I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I may suffer from leaky gut as in leaky gut, “the intestines will form a layer of mucus in the lining to protect itself from the irritating di and polysaccharides. But it also means that the natural enzymes in the intestines cannot get to the food because of the layer of mucus,” so it becomes food for for the yeast, microbes and bad bacteria living there.

In addition to the mucus in the stools, symptoms of leaky gut include

  • chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss [1]
  • depression + anxiety
  • low immunity, autoimmune diseases e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s

Since “all health and disease begins in the gut,” as Hippocrates (an ancient Greek physician dubbed as the father of medicine) highlighted, I pray and put efforts to improve my digestive systems.

I also consider getting a zonulin test in autumn 2018.

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To improve our digestion:

  1. Drink water to keep hydrated.
  2. Eat a high-fiber diet.
  3. Eat probiotics.
  4. Choose lean meat as listed in the green food of the traffic light system.
  5. Eat on schedule.
  6. Say no to alcohol and excessive caffeine.
  7. Limit food that are high in fat.
  8. Try eliminate “gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, caffeine and alcohol

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