If you’ve been dealing with those pesky digestive issues, know you’re not alone, and there is something you can do about it.

You don’t have to complain to your friends or anyone who will listen, hoping they can guide you. In fact, be the hero and share this with them.

These steps have helped my clients heal from feeling yucky most of the time to feeling amazing all of the time.

  • Chew your food, and then chew some more.
  • Drink a 6 oz glass of water with 1 tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar each morning, followed with a pea size amount of local honey. I like to let it dissolve in my mouth.
  • Eat 1 serving of fermented foods, raw sauerkraut, fermented cucumbers, Keifer, etc. a few times each week.
  • Reduce sugar and artificial sugar in your diet to stop feeding the bad bacteria.
  • Eat plain high-quality yogurt. Or make your own in the instapot.
  • Eat plenty of omega 3 fatty foods, or consider a high-quality supplement.
  • Seek support to help reduce or deal with stress.
  • If your symptoms persist see your doctor, you may have a medical situation like Celiac disease, SIBO. Our even thyroid.

Jump right in or add one at a time. Let nature take its course after all food is medicine.

 

Some of my favorite gut healthy recipes:

 

Pineapple Berry Fruit Salad      

Ingredients

1 fresh whole pineapple chunked
1 large handful fresh blueberries
6 strawberries cut in half
1 lime
1 tablespoon mild flavored honey

Instructions

Core and dice the pineapple. Add to a pretty bowl with one cup of washed blueberries. In a separate bowl stir together the juice of 1 lime with 1 tablespoon honey until well mixed. Pour the honey-lime dressing over the fruit in the bowl, and gently toss to mix. Garnish with lime zest if desired.

How to choose a ripe pineapple.

Look for a golden-yellow pineapple. The yellower the riper the fruit will be.

Smell the bottom of the fruit. It should smell really pineapple-y. If there is no sweet fragranc

e, the fruit is not ripe. Keep in mind that pineapples don’t ripen much once picked, which means it won’t ripen much sitting on the counter.

 

Beets with ginger                     

6 small beets, red, gold, purple (about 2 pounds), scrubbed

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, preferably white

1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup shelled pistachios, toasted and chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wrap beets in parchment-lined foil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender, 45 to 60 minutes. Let cool briefly, then rub with a paper towel to remove skins. Cut into 3/4-inch wedges.In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and ginger; season with salt and pepper. Toss beets in dressing and sprinkle with pistachios.

Avocado Toast  

 

1 whole avocado

2 slices of high fiber bread like Ezekiel bread or Daves Killer

Scoop out ripe avocado, smash with a fork. Spread it on toast, drizzle with evoo, salt, add a sprinkle of hot chili powder if you like.

 

More fun foods that contain Digestive Enzymes

Pineapple, papaya, mango, honey, banana, avocado.

Enjoy!!

Vera, xo


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