3 Ways to Take Care of Digestive Health Naturally

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Your body's gastrointestinal system does far more than just digest your food. It also converts food into energy, absorbs essential nutrients and fights off bacteria to keep you healthy and strong.
Your digestive system is home to 70-80% of your body's immune system. So if you fill your guts with friendly bacteria, you can prevent all sorts of diseases, including cancer.

What can friendly/good bacteria do for you:
  • Help digest food and absorb nutrients.
  • Produce folic acid and vitamin B12 for healthy blood cells.
  • Stimulate production of immune cells on the intestinal walls.
  • Activate white blood cells that kill bad bacteria.
How to take care of your digestive health:
  • Stay hydrated. This ensures that your body can eliminate waste efficiently and prevent constipation.
  • Eat right. Consume more Fibre. Chew your food properly. Consider eating smaller portions so you don't overeat.
  • Stay physically active. Exercise may help with many minor digestive problems including bloating and constipation, and assist your body's digestive system to function more efficiently.
  • Eat probiotic-rich foods. Research has proven their efficacy in helping with diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
What to avoid:
  • Smoking. Smokers are at higher risk of developing acid reflux, heartburn, gastrointestinal cancers, peptic ulcers and Crohn's disease.
  • Drinking alcohol. Too much alcohol will aggravate your heartburn or diarrhea and may even cause liver problem.
  • Eating quickly or gulping food. This causes you to swallow excessive air into your tummy.
  • Eating too much fatty foods. High-fat foods take longer to digest and thus cause your stomach to produce more acid and irritate your digestive system.
(Source: Our gutsy digestive system, Datuk Dr Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan, Star Fit4Life, 16 June 2013)

Natural Solution for Healthy Guts

In addition to the methods listed above, I personally recommend supplementing with natural products below, to give an overall immunity and protection to your digestive system.

1. Lingzhi / Ganoderma. It protects your organs as well as improves the functions of the digestive system. Click on this link to find out more,

2. Bee pollen. It replenishes the nutrients that are lost and balances the bacterial flora in your gastrointestinal system. Check out Item 1 of this link to learn more,

3. Probiotics. It prevents diarrhea and adjusts the irregularities in your GI system. Click on this link to discover more,

Please email me at askfuiping@gmail.com to buy. Click Here (lingzhi and bee pollen) and Here (probiotics) to refer to Shuang Hor company website for Product Description and Price.