I was honored to have been featured on ‘The Culture Trip”, in which I was quoted as saying:
“Eat slowly: It’s like yoga for your organs.
Mindfulness, the practice of being present in the moment, is helpful in all aspects of your life. Mindful eating can help you make healthier food choices and also lower your calorie intake during your detox. Try eating in silence, or sharing a meal with a loved one without any digital devices.
Homeopathic treatment expert Janice Rosenthal, who opened the first vegetarian restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa, says paying attention to how much you chew can also be beneficial.
“People who chew each mouthful around 25 times, consume less calories, because the meal takes much longer to complete,” Rosenthal told us. “After 20 minutes, the digestive receptors send hormonal messages to the brain, signaling that it is full […] Chewing your food 20 times, is especially relevant during a detox, when the aim is to give your organs a rest. It’s like yoga for your inner organs.
For one week, give your inner organs a rest, and detox by giving up meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy,” said Rosenthal. “Eat lots of raw and cooked vegetables, and as much fruit and fruit juice as you like. Any whole plant foods are allowed, such as nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.”
Natural DIY Remedy for Relieving Indigestion
Apart from the above advice, if you happen to find yourself with indigestion, you can blend the following formula, for digestive relief:
10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
30 drops Coriander Essential Oil
Blend the above drops into 4 oz Shea Body Butter. Stir thoroughly for several minutes.
Rub one large teaspoon of this formula, over the upper abdomen, from navel to just below chest.
You will be amazed at how fast these essential oils get to work, and that is because they get absorbed into the bloodstream, and fluidify bile, reduce spasm, and detoxify wastes.