Digestion, Your Brain and Your Tummy
You know the feeling. You have just eaten a great meal in Fremantle, near Perth, but you have the desire to sleep.
It’s make or break time. You have to accept the messages passing between your stomach and your brain or have to fight back and help the oxygen move quickly around your body.
What if you’re one of the high percentages of people that can’t digestive food properly? You didn’t eat enough organic products? Can you do anything about it?
The relationship between digestion and your brain
Talk to any expert and you’ll be told that if your digestive system is healthy you have a much better chance of being a healthy person. Unfortunately, many people suffer from poor digestion and, therefore, poor health.
Specific nutrients are required by your body cells to build good health. At the root of the process is your digestion. Here are the rules:
- to make its way through you bloodstream and cells, food must be broken down into small molecules
- if food isn’t digested properly you won’t receive all of the nutrients from the food you have consumed
- the food you didn’t digest properly gets broken down by fermentation
- fermenting food causes toxicity
- toxins get into your bloodstream and your organs
- you’re now introduced to sickness and disease
Your brain talks to your tongue which passes information to your stomach about the food and the nutrients on the way.
If you don’t digest your food properly – which starts with chewing correctly – your stomach will be in a disagreement with the information sent from your brain.
Your second brain
More than any other function in your body, the digestive progression uses a great amount of energy. If it has to work too hard, you will lose energy – you might feel sleepy; remember that?
Your stomach acts as a second brain sending information around your body back to your first brain so that your body knows what’s happening during the digestive process.
The stomach will send out lots of signals telling your body bad news if your diet is based on fats, sugars and processed foods. Fast food gets consumed too quickly to allow the digestive system to work properly.
- acid reflux
- irritable bowel syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
Conventional medicine attacks the result of the problem. You need to solve the problem by prevention, seeking out natural products which will help you know how to cure naturally.
Step into any Chinese medicine store in Western Australia, and your body and mind will be treated as a whole, often with organic products, like herbs.
Find a quality naturopath and they will talk about your body’s capability to heal itself looking at the complete individual, perhaps using acupuncture, nutrition, homoeopathy and general counselling.
They’ll tell you:
- not to overeat
- eat good supplies of fruits, vegetables and fibre
- chew properly, eat slowly
- avoid caffeine, sugars, alcohol and tobacco
- eat nuts, seeds and legumes as lean proteins
- drink 2 L of filtered water everyday
- consider herbal teas
Your stomach should tell your brain you need to find a homoeopath. The second most popular medical system in the world. Homoeopathic treatment looks to use natural remedies in the smallest dosage possible.
You can calm down many of the results of poor indigestion. Preventing the problem is much more fun than trying to cure the outcome. Finding a good naturopath may help you live easier, rather than having the difficulty of managing the rest of your life.