It’s the happy hearts month and because of that, we thought of sharing some health tips on Heartburn. Heartburn is when we feel a burning sensation from our throat down to the esophagus often times coupled with other symptoms such as nausea, bloating, chest pains, stomach grumbles, and so on. However, not a lot check for the root cause of why heartburn symptoms appear. More often than not, the short route of masking the pain away by forcefully lowering stomach acid is the quick fix we turn to. Unfortunately, it doesn't address the root cause and may even cause more damage than harm. Heartburns doesn't always mean high stomach acid. In fact, it can even mean the gut has low stomach acid that's why it's unable to absorb food well, unable to digest, and the esophagus sphincter opens up, making one feel as if acid is coming up from the stomach.
To share with you the holistic approach to heartburn, one thing would be to address would be underlying GI issues. It could be small bacteria overgrowth, candida, leaky gut, and so on.
Another way to reduce heartburn symptoms is by managing stress. Our body is interconnected with each other and even if the brain and the gut may seem far off from each other, these two have a very close connection called the gut-brain connection. When the body is stressed, the gut will feel the stress as well. The gut acts like a 2nd brain and when detects stress as much as our brain does.
When we say stress, it's not only the work stress we're talking about but also the anxiety, worries, inflammation, and it could even come from too much exercise. When the body is in a state of stress, it'll be in fight or flight mode, unable to heal. With stress, heartburns can occur more frequently. Even with the right nutrition, stress is still a big factor to addressing the root cause of heartburn. Besides this, the help from natural supplements such as Heartburn Essentials that can repair the gut lining would also aid in the heartburns. So the help tip against heartburn for this month is to manage stress levels and try to address heartburn with a holistic approach instead.
Now more than ever, immunity is sought after by most. A common question asked is, how can I improve my immune system? How do I ensure I'm healthy?
One of the surest ways to up the immune system is by ensuring the gut is in top shape. It may seem like a far correlation but there's really a close connection between the immune system and the gut. Let me explain how that connection goes.
Did you know that approximately 35% of adults sleep less than the recommended seven hours per night? This is according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When we talk about health, we usually check on food intake, exercise and stress management. But getting enough quality sleep is another important pillar of good health. Without it, it can actually sabotage your efforts in getting healthy and lose weight.
If you're trying to lose weight, calorie counting or macro counting is surely the science-based proven way to do so. But the question is, what's the right way to do it? There are many ways to hit that weight loss goal and a route I took was the macro counting route before I discovered holistic health.