Just ate something you love, but now feel heavy, bloated and lethargic?
I get it. I’ve been there too! Luckily I have some very effective strategies that help my body more effectively process rich, sweets and salty foods. In this vlog I’m sharing them with you just in time for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The season of rich and indulgent eating.
To recap the strategies in the video:
1.Drink warm, digestive herbal teas after a meal where you’ve overindulged. Here’s one of my favorites DIY digestive teas: 3 cloves, 2 whole peppercorns, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 inch piece of fresh ginger coarsely chopped, 1/4 tsp turmeric.
Bring 2.5 cups of water to a boil. Add all ingredients, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy! Add a few shakes of cardamom for a little sweeter taste.
The base recipe for this comes from Kate O’Donnell’s cookbook Everyday Ayurveda for a Calm, Clear Mind.
2. Take a digestive walk after a meal. This will help with peristalsis and your body processing food more efficiently.
3. Yoga twisting series at least 2 hours after a meal or, even better, on an empty stomach. 4 repetitions inhaling center and exhaling twist. 2 repetitions exhaling fully in the center and holding the exhale out for the twist.
I’d love to hear you comments and questions. Please post in the comments below or send me an email!
If you want to know more about how Ayurveda can help you digest more effectively and get through the Holiday season with your sanity intact, contact me for Ayurveda Health Coaching.
Have a great weekend everyone!