The holidays are a time for community and gratitude. The ritual of sharing a home-cooked meal with family and friends is a beautiful way to celebrate...but, just like that, you stuff yourself like the turkey, pig or whatever festive dish is being served. These tips are the Cliff Notes version to Overeating 101.
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When I first learned about mindful eating, I was a bit intimidated - being someone who loved to eat and typically ravaged my meals, I was a little scared of actually sitting down with my food and taking my time to eat it. But as I began incorporating small steps like chewing and deep breathing, my relationship with food quickly began to change. Not only was I choosing whole, healthy foods, but I was actually learning HOW I should be eating them, which helped me create an awareness that allowed me to tune into the needs of my body and listen to which foods and portion sizes made me feel best.
I had a chance to meet with the “thyroid whisperer” Andrea Beaman and learn some techniques that she uses to help her clients get their thyroid into balance. As a holistic health coach, she finds that diet is a great place to start but for complete healing you have to go much deeper. Andrea’s journey started with her own thyroid problems, which she was able to heal naturally with diet, lifestyle and mega-doses of self-care. But the catch is -- it didn’t happen overnight. It took 2 full years to get back into balance. In that time she swung from hyperthyroid to Hashimoto’s, and hypothyroid and then finally came into balance.
When your digestion is working optimally, you shouldn’t even notice it working at all. But, for many of us that’s not the case… Gas, bloating, rumbling and even cramping are symptoms we experience on a daily basis. Instead of learning to live with the discomfort, do something about it today! Here are 6 ways to deal with the causes and help relieve the symptoms.