5 self-care tips to settle digestion

5 self-care tips to settle digestion

Is your gut in a rut? Is your tummy tied in knots? Does your belly need some balance? I know all too well how nausea, indigestion, cramps, bloating and other totally icky symptoms can take the enjoyment out of life. While these symptoms often are a sign there is something not quite right with your digestion, and certainly worth speaking to a professional who can help you decode what your symptoms mean, there are also some things you can do right now to get some relief. Here are MY top 5 Self-Care tips you can start using today to help you to settle your digestion. 1. Investigate your thoughts and feelings The legendary Louise Hay, writes in her book ‘You can heal your life’ that problems with digestive stem from fearful thoughts; fear of the process of life, fear of letting go, fear of a person, situation or idea, dread or anxiety about the future, fear of the new. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take much investigation into my life to see the truth in these ideas. Have you ever felt nauseas or lost your appetite when anxious? Gotten nervous butterflies before a big event? Gotten bloated, backed up or crampy when under stress or a deadline? I know I certainly have. Acknowledging that your tummy troubles could be coming from your thoughts or feelings is the first step. Once you open your mind to that option, often the thought or emotion will present itself to you for review or even to change. Such as “okay, perhaps this belly ache is about how nervous about this project at work” “I’m afraid that...