Do you have digestive problems?
I have demonstrated in digestive help, click here! This give you a view of the amount you should eat!
Again, Chew Chew Chew. A simple rule of correct digestion. Chew again. And in the Chewing process, breathe and feed the body and a then hint of a smile.
Eat with gratitude and in an environment that is pleasant and nourishing.
If in company, make sure you eat with people you like, emotional and or mental tension dampens Agni as fast as ice cold water, and here digestive problems can begin.
The best time to eat such foods, is when Agni(digestive power) is highest…most often in the morning or the midday meal.
Ayurveda says that once a burp arrives, we have reached digestive fullness, or we have not been able to digest our food properly due to one or a few elements.
After the meal, sit and be still for at least three minutes. Just to wait, digest, appreciate and allow the Agni to work. Placing your hand on your belly will help bring focus and mindfulness into the digestive power.
And smile, your body intelligence is amazing.
To eat less red meat, as this is the hardest to digest and takes 72 hours…three days to got through the system!
It is beneficial to become vegetarian a few days a week…or at least try one day a week, it can test your skills of ingenuity at the start, but is so much easier on our Agni.
Eat more grains, rice of all sorts, couscous, bulgar, millet, quinoa!
Eat less ‘White’ foods…such as breads, dairy, sugary foods.
We all know the list, these foods are the best culprits to imbalance Agni/ digestive enzymes.
Modern bread and dairy have this sticky oily quality within them that is hard to digest.
If milk is in its full natural form it has the enzymes to help our body digest it completely, but modern techniques have removed these essential qualities, leaving only those with a super digestive power to be able to digest modern daily produce.
Using whole foods when we can, will allow us to bring in more Prana/Lifes energy, this will assist our Agni too. Recommended reading cookbooks click here!
Processed foods remove alot of the natural digesting process. They also add complicated issues for Agni, such as excess sugars, salt and additives.
Foods that have been stored for a long time is a concern in Ayurveda. The reason for eating is to receive the foods natural energy.
Use spices in your food or loose before meals to help Agni power. The lengthy list of attributes for turmeric, ginger, cumin, fennel just goes on. We can try them as a digestive aid in a small warm shot of water before meals. Most people would be up for using spices to to flavour your grains as simple option. (If you need some help or ideas how to do this email me.)
To assist Agni, or digestive function, whether it runs high, low or variable. Homemade soups, stews and Kitcharee click here for my easy fast food option
A slow cooking soup, stew or kitcharee allows a part of the digestive process to start before we eat, as it begins the transformation process in the pot. And best of all, the foods transfer, connect and combine their energetic properties. This helps our digestion to balance, and if there is ama or toxins present this is an essential practice.
Be hungry for your meals is important.
We should know what it is like to be a little hungry, this is the time that the digestive fire is preparing to build power for the next meal, to burn, assimilate and transform.
Three timely meals a day is giving Agni the time and space to complete its functions, with time for preparation of the next day.
Let your digestion have a rest between meals.
Chyawanprash between meals, click here for more information. Chyawanprash is superb for those that find themselves seeking to snack in the day, it helps to curb cravings and hunger, balances blood sugar levels, is good for all body types. It also increases our Ojas, immune system, with its main ingredient, the powerful Indian Gooseberry, the largest natural source of vitamin C. Click here for more information on this wonderful tonic.
Moving the body in some form for thirty minutes at least 5 times a week helps balance Agni function, the mind and the heart.
Yoga asana/posture practice is to balance Agni. The folding, bending and stretching of the joints and the centre of the body increase Agni and remove toxicity from joints and digestive system.
Digestive problems? Not any more! contact Kelly Marie for a consultation on your diet and lifestyle for clarity of what is the most important to be address for internal balance and complete whole functioning 0861778369
If you have questions, do please ask, and I will try to clarify a very in depth subject.
Kelly Marie Mills
Text ©2012 by Kelly Marie Mills