So now that we’ve learned how digestion is supposed to work, let’s talk about some of the problems you could encounter. As I showed in the last post, there are a lot of steps in digestion which means there are ample opportunities for things to go astray. This post will go into some of the more common digestive issues, and then in the next post we will talk about some tips to solve them!
For my next series, I’ve decided to do a bi-weekly “Foundations” post where I’ll go through some of the topics that are the pillars for health and that I’ve learned extensively about in my Nutritional Therapy program. The foundations we will be covering are Digestion, Blood Sugar Balance, and Essential Fatty Acids.
With each of these foundations we’ll start with how these processes are supposed to work, then go into some of the problems that can (and often do) occur, then some tips for solving them!
Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s filled with vacations and parties with family and friends, the weather is beautiful, plus this year two of my best friends are getting married so we have lots of celebrating to do! That being said, these weekends and celebrations certainly have the ability to make us feel rather sluggish. Whether you’ve been traveling or just staying home, I’m sure there have been more sugary foods around as of late (or maybe I’m just speaking for myself?). The important part is to get back into your good habits once the celebrations or vacations come to a close. Don’t dwell anymore on getting that extra scoop of ice cream or eating chips and guac as a meal. You also don’t need to take some crazy extreme action and go on a 10 day juice cleanse. Your body does a really great job of detoxifying itself, now your job is to help support it in that process! In order to get you started again and feeling great for the rest of the summer, let’s go through some simple steps to get you there:
I have completely dropped off from blogging lately but I do have some good excuses. A few weeks ago (Memorial Day weekend) I gave my first nutrition lecture! Part of my program as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is to do a community project and I titled mine “Nutrition Outside of the Box”. I went through the different macronutrients and what each of them does, how to build a balanced plate (like my blog post here), how to read an ingredient label (I will definitely do a post on this!), some common nutrition myths and misconceptions, and a green smoothie demonstration (because I’m sure everyone was hungry after I rambled on for an hour). It went really well and I had so much fun! I have an amazing family who is extremely supportive and I think everyone enjoyed it and hopefully learned a bit more about nutrition!
Before I start, I wanted to thank everyone that read and commented on my last post! It seems like that is a post that resonated with quite a few people, and I am excited to write more on the topic.
My life has been incredibly hectic lately. My husband and I bought a house and we moved to a brand new town, and I started a new job at work. I also will have my final for my Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course coming up in June, and then I will finally graduate! It’s pretty bitter sweet for me. On the one hand, I will be happy to stop studying and finally be certified, but on the other hand, I have enjoyed this program so much that I will be sad for it to be over.