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Good Digestion

We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone.” – Jennifer Aniston

Good Skin isn’t possible without a well-running digestive system. It’s increasingly apparent that skin disorders are connected to problems in the gut. The root cause of many of issues, if you ask a naturopathic doctor, is an overgrowth of candida, a naturally occurring fungus that’s present in the intestinal tract. Left unchecked, it’s thought that candida can break through the wall of intestine and get into the bloodstream, releasing toxins that eventually erupt in the skin. The reason we get this overgrowth is down to a number of possible factors, including diet, excessive alcohol consumption, overuse of antibiotics, oral contraceptives and the usual suspect stress. Above all, candida overgrowth leads the poor digestion, which means you can’t absorb the nutrients in the food that you’re eating.

 

CHECKLIST

For Signs That You Might Be Suffering From Candidiasis

*Digestive problems:

Bloating,constipation, or diarrhea

*Tiredness

*Weight gain

*Skin Issues like eczema,

Psoriasis or a rash

*Irritability

*Strong sugar cravings

 

INDIGESTION

Even if you’re careful about what you eat, it’s easy to get indications from time to time, No need to pop a pill, though – just try one of these natural remedies:

*Chew a handful of anise, cardamom

*Infuse a few sprigs of fresh peppermint in a cup of water for a few minutes.

*Add a few slices of fresh ginger to a mug and pour over some hot water to help relieve a stomach ache

 

PREBIOTICS & PROBIOTICS

 

There are ways to naturally claim back control of your gut health, including cutting out the dietary offenders such as refined sugar or alcohol. When the fiber is non-digestible – as in the case of bananas, for instance, or Jerusalem artichokes – it’s known as “prebiotic,” which feeds the good bacteria you already have. Probiotics like “live” yogurt, kefir, or fermented foods such as sauerkraut, miso, or tempeh, will help increase healthy flora in the gut. You can take probiotics in capsule or liquid form, too – available from a good organic chemist or online. Just avoid “probiotic” drinks that are full of sugar.”

 

*All credits reserved to Wendy Rowe Eat Beautiful*

 

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