Digestive problems cramping your style? You are not alone. Digestion problems such as gas, bloating, heartburn, nausea, constipation or diarrhea are common symptoms that we deal with daily. Afraid, we will be considered rude, impolite or disgusting, we keep these painful truths to ourselves. When I had my daughter and started showing signs of digestive problems, I was horrified. Gas, frequent trips to the wash room and weird rumbling noises from my stomach caused me to hide at home rather than face my problems. I visited the doctor for routine postnatal visits, but I felt that the digestive problems weren’t important enough to talk about. I had no problem telling her the number, colour and consistency of my baby’s stool, but when it came to my own, I clammed right up.
My RED Flag
By the time my daughter was 6 months old, my body began asking for help for me. I dropped to an unhealthy weight, I was lethargic and pale all the time, and my absences was being noticed. Sadly, it wasn’t until my daughter (who was solely breastfeeding at the time) started to plateau and lose weight, that MY digestive symptoms came into play.
Digestion is a natural process of our body. It takes the foods we consume and converts it into energy to help power our body. When we stress this system, through certain foods, stress, lack of water, etc., we cause it malfunction, resulting in poor outputs (diarrhea, pain, gas, etc.). This year take charge of your digestive health, begin with eating better, ensure that you are drinking enough water and reduce stress. When tummy upsets do arise, tackle them naturally with Orange Naturals: