Millions of Americans are affected by digestive issues and disease every year. If you are having digestive issues such as bloating, stomach pain or constipation, talk with your doctor right away. Here are a few tips to help keep your gut feeling happy:
- Slow Down. Eat slowly and try to avoid overeating
- Routine. Eat around the same time every day
- Live Microorganisms. Take an over-the-counter probiotic supplement regularly or eat fermented foods (yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi)
- Stress Less. Stress may play a role in the balance of bacteria in our bellies. When we experience stress, it may suppress beneficial bacterial and tip the balance in our microbiome. Find ways to manage stress, such as exercising, taking a walk, talking to friends and family, listening to music or simply taking a few deep breaths or counting down from 10.
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