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Nicole’s ABCs of Digestion

  • Avoid stress. You already know that stress can impact digestion.
  • Breathe. In week 6, you learned about the importance of breathing. I recommend taking 3 deep breaths before you eat any meal, helping set your body into ‘rest and digest’ mode before you consume a meal.
  • Chew. In week 2, you learned about the importance of chewing on the digestive process and that if you don’t chew properly, it forces the other members of your digestive team to do more work. If you’re like most, you probably don’t usually chew your food well. You eat breakfast while running out the door, lunch while you’re on the clock and dinner might be out, on the go, or juggling kids or other activities.
  • Sit. Eating on the go is multi-tasking. Multi-tasking is a stress. Bottom line: sit while eating!