Physical Healing Starts in the Gut
Often times when clients come to us with digestive disorders like SIBO, Chron’s, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, etc., the first thing they want to know is WHAT to eat. It is true that our diet is important since our digestion is king in Ayurveda. However digestion goes way beyond the physical body, it affects the spiritual and mental body too.
For example, you can be eating an organic, vegan, GF diet and still experience a major imbalance. Why? Because the gut is the second (some may argue the first) brain. It is not enough just to shift what the physical is taking in, but we need to shift what the mental body processes too.
Consider what is happening in your mind when you are eating your lunch.
Are you eating in front of your computer, stressed out and trying to finish a project?
Are you having a heavy conversation with a friend while eating?
Are you swallowing your food whole so you can move on to the next part of your day?
Our body can only focus on one thing at a a time. When we bombard our system with overstimulation, we are less likely to properly digest our food. It is more important to eat a less healthy meal slow and mindfully that an organic meal stressed.
One of the simplest ways to balance the mind is with awareness of the Conscious Eating Habits. These are our golden THREE conscious eating habits (there are 10 in total!)
✨Chewing your food thoroughly
✨Waiting 3 hours between meals
✨Eating in a calm, peaceful environment
We will be the first to admit, that our Pitta minds were skeptical that something could be this simple and actually have impact. That is why we ask that you try this on your own and validate the results through your personal experience.
If you are wanting to go deeper into healing your imbalances, sign up for an initial consultation here. An Ayurvedic consultation will fully evaluate your mind, body and spirit and provide a curated treatment plan for your healing.
Ayurveda is an ancient science dated at least 5,000 years ago to bring optimal health to the body through diet, lifestyle, herbs, aromatherapy, yoga, meditation, mantra and more.