Issues with digestion can be a daily struggle for sufferers and can have a negative impact on your everyday life. The most common digestive issues are associated with diarrhoea, bloating, flatulence, constipation and even heartburn. Although this can be debilitating for many experiencing these symptoms, there are natural ways to improve digestive issues and to promote overall digestive health.

1. Change How You Eat

It may not be something you consider, but how you consume your meals can have a big impact on your digestive system. Many people have succumbed to eating in front of the television or eating on the run which is bad for your digestion. It is recommended that meals are consumed in a calming environment where eating is the sole focus. This simple step of slowing down and focusing on your meal will work wonders for digestive problems.

2. Keep Hydrated

We’ve all heard that we should drink enough water each day but did you know that it impacts on your digestive system? Drinking water between meals can increase your body’s ability to digest food and it also helps you to absorb nutrients from the food you eat. So stay hydrated to help combat digestive issues

3. Increase Your Probiotic Intake

Probiotics are the best defense when it comes to more serious digestive problems, including IBS. Although you can get herbal supplements that provide the good bacteria your digestive system needs to function at its optimum, you can also get it from a more natural place through what you eat. Kefir is a natural source of valuable bacteria that, if consumed daily, can greatly improve your digestive system and relieve digestive problems. Other sources include yoghurt, kimchi, kombucha and sauerkraut — nature’s probiotics!

Learn More About Natural Remedies

If you would enjoy learning about natural ways to combat everyday health issues, then contact the Australian School of Herbal Medicine and enrol in our online course that will teach you everything you need to know about herbal medicines and natural remedies. Contact us today.