Are you tired of experiencing problems with your gut?
If bloat and indigestion are getting in your way, it’s time to take control of your body and what you put into it.
I may be a doctor, but I don’t want you as a patient. Let me explain…If you hire me, you’re doing so because you’ve got a problem with the health of your gut. I’m on a mission to save 5 million lives from the broken medical model by teaching how food and digestion play a key role in energizing and healing the body.
However, that doesn’t mean I want you to be at a point in your life where your digestive health is so poor that you need to hire me. Thankfully, there are seven easy steps you can take so that you’ll NEVER have to hire me.
To watch the video on this topic hit play below, or read on for more…
1. Avoid the five belly busters
Do your gut a favor and avoid these five belly busters: pork, peanuts, corn, soy, and wheat.
I’ve seen literally thousands of patients who complain about bloating, gas and abdominal cramping. What they don’t realize is that the foods they put into their bodies are most likely responsible for their discomfort.
These five foods cause the most digestive issues and symptoms can last for days. Pork such as ham and bacon are particularly harmful to your gut and it’s the same with peanuts.
Peanuts contain a mold called aflatoxin while corn and soy have almost always been genetically modified in some way. Wheat is another problem for our gut and includes white flour as well as corn chips.
2. Chew your food thoroughly
Remember that your stomach does not have any teeth. You need to make sure that you chew your food thoroughly. You’d be surprised to learn how many people don’t chew their food properly.
The problem with not chewing thoroughly enough is that you’re not mixing enough saliva with the food that you swallow. Saliva contains enzymes that help break down carbs and starches. So, you need to chew your food properly and that means chewing your smoothies and your soup.
Once it has the consistency of cake batter or pudding in your mouth, it’s time to swallow. When you chew your food thoroughly, you tend to eat less. This is because by chewing more, you give your body more time to be sated and therefore, you’re less likely to overeat.
3. Eat less than 200g of carbs per day
Eating less than 200g of carbs per day does wonders for your gut health. To do this accurately, you need to start looking at your food labels! If two tablespoons of peanut butter contain 7g of carbs, subtract that amount from 200g and you’ll be left with 193g of carbs you can eat that day.
If you want to focus on losing weight, you can lower the daily threshold to around 150g of carbs per day. Most people these days are eating too many carbohydrates. Some carbs are good for you, but too many carbs is definitely not what you want!
4. Take a digestive enzyme
Digestion involves two things. First, it’s about how you convert food into usable nutrition that reaches its end target (i.e the cell). Secondly, it’s how you will remove waste. When we cook food over 118°F, the food is devoid of enzymes. The only way to give your body the enzymes it needs to digest food properly is by taking a digestive enzyme.
Digestive enzymes are important because they help you to digest fats, carbs, and proteins. The number one digestive enzyme I always recommend my patients is Smart Carb, which helps extract energy from the food that you eat.
5. Stop putting ice in your drinks around food
When you’re eating a meal paired with a drink that has ice in it, you’re actually reducing your stomach’s temperature.
Your stomach’s temperature needs to be quite high to digest food properly. But, when you’re eating and drinking something with cold ice in it, you lower the temperature of your stomach. It’s no longer at the optimal temperature it needs to be and what ends up happening is that your stomach becomes stagnant.
The digestive process slows down, which means that instead of taking two hours to digest your last meal, it’s taking five or even six hours.
6. Lay off the alcohol
I know, I’m a buzz kill but hear me out. Whether you want to admit it or not, I’m willing to bet that after you have an alcoholic drink, it’s not uncommon for you to burp some of it back up later in the day or night.
That means that even though it’s been hours since you had a drink, it still hasn’t left your stomach. A lot of people like to have a glass of wine with dinner or a few drinks at the weekend and I’ve got to admit that I think this is too much, especially if you’re having digestive issues!
7. Take a digestive bitter
When you eat something, your taste buds elicit responses in your gut. When you eat something bitter, the taste bud ‘talks’ to the hypothalamus of the brain, which signals to the gut to start producing acids and juices to make digestion happen quicker and easier.
Of course, not many foods in today’s society are notably bitter. So, you need to find a different way to trigger the gut to produce these important acids and that is by taking a digestive bitter. You can take it 15 minutes before your main meal of the day, and it will help prime your digestive pump.
Okay, I’ve given you seven reasons you shouldn’t hire me. Or rather, I’ve given you seven steps you can take so that you don’t have to hire me and here’s a bonus one:
Stop the insanity with antibiotic use!
I’m aware that in some cases, antibiotics are necessary. But, do you really need to take one for your sinus infection? Probably not.
As a society, we’re all taking too many antibiotics without real reasons for doing so. Our medical model is so broken that the solution to almost every ailment is a course of antibiotics.
I hope that these things help you to stay clear of having to hire me and achieve a healthy digestive system!
However, if you’re still having issues, or you have a leaky gut and you want to get yourself back on track, you can enroll in my 12-week customized testing and support program – Dr. Christine’s G.U.T. CHECK Protocol!