“What is healthy digestion?” The answer to this question is slightly different for each of us, but there are some common things to look for. Eastern medicine views our digestive function as the foundation of good health and wellbeing. Western research into gut microbiota supports this principle too.
Nourishment comes in many forms. Today I am sharing five ingredients to nourish yourself. These five do not represent my full list, but they are what I consider foundation ingredients.
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Perhaps you are coming to the close of a busy week. May be you have been ‘burning the candle at both ends’ for a while. Or you may just need some time out. My suggestions are simple and need not cost you anything. If you truly want a day to recharge, then let your friends and family know that you are going off line for the day.
The word diet has so many meanings. Is it what I eat? Or perhaps it means what I don’t eat. Today I would like to give ‘diet’ a make over, and present a new definition of diet.
Part 2 of Take Your Weight Off Your Mind explores the mind-body connection. I refer to one of the questions from last week’s post to explore how our thoughts, feelings and beliefs can then influence what we choose to do. I also return to the importance of our gut health in supporting our wellbeing.
As I have celebrated in earlier posts, we are all unique. We are not meant to look the same regardless of what the current fashion or fitness trends promote. I embrace the Ayurveda approach to help our understanding of body and mind. It offers an alternative explanation to why some people are unhealthy and unhappy when they appear underweight, whilst others have this experience when they are carrying extra weight. What you think about your body weight may have a large impact on your ability to enjoy a healthy and happy life. Take your weight off your mind and focus on what makes you feel vibrant and alive.