I discussed in my last BLOG Post about how slowing down your chewing can help improve your digestion. Have you tried it yet? My family all eat at this much slower pace, and one definite improvement is we get to spend longer at the dinner table. It's a great time to check in with each other and also find out what's going on in your kids lives (and sometimes your partner as well haha).
So as well as having Crohn's Disease your bloating, gas, indigestion, and reflux can all be caused if the stomach is not acidic enough, or if there is not enough stomach acid to break down food. Either of these could be adding to your digestive issues. If you are having digestive problems, you may want to try increasing the acidity of your stomach acid before meals by consuming apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.
So how do I do this?
Try having the juice of ½ a lemon or 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a few tablespoons of water 20 minutes before eating. Trial this for 4 weeks, and see if it makes a difference to your digestion.
TIP: Avoid drinking water with your meals as this further dilutes your stomach acid.
If you have any more questions then please free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Facebook Page at My Crohn's Doctor.
Yours in Health and Wellness
My Crohn's Doctor
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