Indigestion, heartburn, bloating and other digestive discomforts are common symptoms at this time of year. These are the ‘gifts’ of overeating at Christmastime!! They can spoil what should be a happy and enjoyable holiday for most of us in so-called western societies. So, before you start reading this post I want to give you a Christmas present.
Your stomach is roughly the size of your fist – approximately 10cm by 10cm. Clench your fist and see just how small it is.
Now imagine what food and drink you are going to fill this small space with during this festive season. Yes, your stomach will be subjected to a lot of trauma as you fill it with all the fare that’s usually on the table at this time of year – Office Parties, Christmas Dinner, New Year’s Celebrations – lots of food and drink will be consumed.
To be honest ‘Christmas Goodies’ is a misnomer; more like ‘Christmas Baddies’!!
After you’ve enjoyed the usual ‘feast’ on Christmas day, the overwhelming feeling of being ‘stuffed to the gills’ is, in fact, a reality. Your gut muscle will be pushed to the limit and its ability to breakdown proteins in particular, is compromised to the extent that almost 95% of the meat, dairy and wheat will be forced by gravity into your lower intestine in a totally unprocessed state.
Into the New Year is when all the health and fitness companies come out of the woodwork offering ‘get healthy’ and ‘get fit’ programs, because they know what I have just shared with you and you’re perfectly positioned to be drawn in and, dare I say… exploited by the big companies who invest millions in TV, Newspaper and Magazine advertising – in fact, as an ex-journalist I KNOW the copy is already written, edited and proof read… just waiting to go to print right now!!
Your body’s digestive metabolism will be running at less than 10% efficiency because of the on-going trauma associated with eating far too much food. Most people suffer from a slow digestion anyway and then they will throw excessive amounts of unnecessary food down their gullet only to STOP the digestive process entirely. The effect of this has broad implications for your body. It’s plainly DANGEROUS.
If you’re in the 45-70 age group, a compromised digestive metabolism WILL exacerbate inflammation in the body, increase levels of acidity, block primary channels in your digestive tract, cause energy levels to plummet, cause chronic constipation and abdominal pain and curtail the distribution of essential nutrients to key parts of the body – brain, cardio vascular, kidneys, liver and muscles. In short, the body will think you want to kill it by shoving too much food into it, just because you think you have to participate in the festive activities.
Do you have a choice? Can you back off and consider the effects that over-indulgence will have on your life expectancy?
The answer is undoubtedly a resounding YES. Your over-eating and drinking actions today, WILL shorten your life. Excessive and unnecessary food intake is like starving a tree of water. Sooner or later the tree will experience a premature death. Is this what you want to happen to your body? Eating far too much food does not provide your body with the essentials it needs to continue to operate.
Be kind to your body and be prepared – even the most disciplined healthy eater will capitulate when cajoled, prodded and pushed by very well-meaning family and friends to ‘go on… spoil yourself a little – it’s Christmas!!’.
So, from my heart to yours, please take care this year and do your utmost not to end up a statistic – cardiac arrest amongst men and women at this time of year is very common. Many people confuse the signs of a heart attack — like shortness of breath or chest pains —with indigestion from a big dinner.
Ok, here is something which I know from personal experience will help make the journey through Christmas and New Year a little more enjoyable.
If you suffer from indigestion, heartburn or bloating, take a flat teaspoon of Green Papaya Powder in water after you eat food and the papain enzymes will get to work quickly breaking down heavy proteins and bring instant relief.
I used green papaya powder to heal my chronic digestive issues, which coincidentally became totally unbearable at Christmas time.
Here is the link to my Green Papaya Powder and whilst there pick up some VegeShots (crystals of beetroot, carrot, kale, Aust. Rain Plum and mango). The two go hand in hand with one working on balancing digestion, and the other supporting greater absorption. I cannot begin to tell what effect these two complimentary functional foods have had on my life !!
Don’t wait until January to start your New Year Resolutions which we all know fizzle out in weeks!! GET READY NOW! stock up on these naturally healing products then go and enjoy a very happy and safe festive season. Resolve to make the right CHOICE for you and your body and get ahead start on a healthier 2014!!!!
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Indigestion, Heartburn, Bloating – Overeating at Christmas!! – Feel free to leave a comment in the box below…
I‘m a Digestive Health Specialist, RAW Food Chef and Author living in beautiful Noosa, Australia and teaching globally. As I approach 60, my journey to excellent health began when I sought and found natural means to heal myself of a chronic digestive disorder. I founded iLifeFoods.com, a 100% pure Australian Digestive Health and Plant Protein Company, and then proceeded to further change my lifestyle to support my ongoing excellent health by learning to prepare and serve the most amazing RAW food. I am also the Author of ‘Understanding The Divine Gut’ and the upcoming ‘ Let’s Eat RAW ‘ recipe book. Do join me in knowing more. I am here to help you find your personal freedom.
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