5 Tips for Healing Digestive Issues, Brain Fog, & Sweets Cravings

digestive health Apr 20, 2023

Are you contending with ongoing digestive issues, fatigue, brain fog, and/or sweets cravings? Chances are you have an imbalance in your Earth Element! I struggled with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) for years and I tried EVERYTHING but didn’t gain much traction until I got to the root of the issue and finally focused on healing my underlying imbalances. 

In Chinese Medicine the Earth Element is responsible for our digestive functions and specifically corresponds to the integrity of our Spleens and Stomachs. This Element extracts nutrients from what we consume and then converts it into fuel for our body, mind, and spirit. It also plays a key role in our hormonal wellbeing because it contributes to the creation of Blood and helps keep Blood in our vessels.  


Imbalances in this element manifest as any of the following:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, constipation, diarrhea or loose bowels, scanty period blood, excess bleeding, easy bruising, low energy, muscle weakness, obsessive compulsive disorder, excessive worrying, varicose veins, nausea and vomiting, acid reflux, weight gain and fluid retention, poor digestion, chronic fatigue syndrome, and more. 


The following tips will help but it’s always important to keep in mind the root cause of your imbalances whether they be physical, stress related, emotional, and/or spiritual. If you want support in discovering what’s going on with YOU and would like to receive individualized guidance, book a FREE Consultation with me! 

1. Eat breakfast between 7-9am: According to Chinese Medicine this is when our stomach is best equipped to break down food and extract nourishment thus setting us up for an energized day!

2. Don’t drink anything 20 minutes before or after eating: Water especially dilutes our digestive juices so it’s important to avoid drinking it before and after eating to ensure optimal break down of food.

3. Chew your food thoroughly: In Chinese Medicine they say that “the stomach doesn’t have teeth”. My rule of thumb is to chew all of my food until it’s essentially a liquid.

4. Consume naturally sweet foods such as sweet potatoes, yams, grains, dates, or dried fruits like apricots and figs.

5. Walk after you eat: Even a quick stroll around the block after you eat minimizes blood sugar spikes and helps your digestive system keep things moving!




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