Digestive Health Action Steps

I meet a lot of clients who have persistent digestive issues (bloating, loose stools/diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain, etc.). This is an extremely complex and multi-factorial issue that deserves thorough testing and evaluation. I recommend a good functional medicine practitioner if symptoms persist.

I operate under the premise “keep it simple until simple doesn’t work.”

Here are several things to consider if digestion is an issue for you:

  1. Drink 1-2 glasses of water approx. 15 minutes prior to each meal.
  2. Avoid processed foods and/or foods that are enzyme and nutrient deficient.
  3. Stick to whole, unprocessed foods as much as possible.
  4. Use digestive enzymes for heavier, protein-dense meals if you are chronically stressed. Chronic stress lowers HCL (hydrochloric acid) production. I’ve also found that O-Blood Types produce naturally higher amounts of HCL and typically handle protein-rich meals easier. However, if you are NOT an O-Type, consider supplementing with digestive enzymes or HCL during heavier meals.
  5. Chew your food until it is liquified (parasites love undigested proteins and sugars)
  6. If digestion is challenged, eat smaller meals more frequently.
  7. Whenever possible start meals with live foods for enzyme support (i.e. raw leafy greens, salads, papaya, pineapple, etc.)
  8. Avoid consuming more liquid than needed to wash foods down while eating. Too much liquid DURING your meal can actually dilute your digestive enzymes.
  9. Those with digestive troubles should NOT read while eating. Vision is very energy demanding and the eyes are reflexively linked to digestion.
  10. Use unprocessed sea salt as needed. This supports HCL production.
  11. Exercise regularly. Exercise stimulates digestion and metabolism. People who do not move a lot tend to get constipated.
  12. Supplement with Zinc. Zinc is needed for HCL production.

If you are experiencing digestive issues and there are multiple things on this list you are not doing, start here. Sometimes the simplest solution is the right solution.

12.13.19 Training Sessions (3)

GENERAL FITNESS
“CV Primer”
Hybrid Suicide 
15m Burpee/Broad Jump + 15m Jog Back
20m Bear Crawl + 20m Jog Back
25m Side Shuffle + 25m Side Shuffle (opposite direction)
30m Sprint + 30m Backpedal Back
You go, I go (full round)
4 rounds each
Then:
For Max Reps:
60s M.E. Assault Bike Sprint
60s Rest
60s M.E. Burpee / Plate Hops (speed emphasis)
60s Rest
60s M.E. DB Curtis P’s (30/20)
60s Rest
60s M.E. Sit-ups
60s Rest
60s M.E. 15′ Rope Climbs (4+)
60s Rest
60s M.E. Wall Ball Shots (20/14)
60s Rest
3 rounds (36′)
Then:
Cool Down

 

 

STRENGTH
T-Spine Mobility
3×5 DB Cuban Press, light
2×10 Deadbug (focus on intense bracing)
Then:
3×8 Earthquake Strict Press
Then:
“Death By” BB Strict Press (Males use 95#, Females use 65#)
Add 1 rep each minute for 10 minutes
Then:
“Holy Trinity”
15′ Max Reps
Dips +
Pull-ups +
Push-ups
Record total number
Then:
Rotator Cuff Work

 

 

CROSSFIT
EMOM x 42
Min 1: 8x Sandbag Cleans
Min 2: 10x HSPUs
Min 3: 6/6x SA DB Hang Clean and Jerk 50/35#
Min 4: 12x C2Bs
Min 5: 12/10 Cal Ski Erg
Min 6: 200m Run
Min 7: 30 sec Hollow Hold
6 rounds
Then:
Cool Down

 

 

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