Coping With Digestive Issues

Your lifestyle and the foods you eat impact you more than you might imagine.  If you are sedentary, you need to move. Movement helps the whole body and all of its systems.

When it comes to what you eat, that old saying “you are what you eat” becomes very true. By watching everything we put into our mouths, we become more aware of caloric intake (and output with a paired exercise program) as well as the makeup of those foods.

Many of us suffer from digestive issues (including IBS, constipation and celiac disease) that impair and restrict the rest of our lives and activities.  Having a solid strategy around your eating habits can lead to better digestive health.  Consider:

  • Eating a high-fiber diet.
    • This reduces constipation.
  • Including both insoluble and soluble fiber in that diet.
    • Things like wheat bran, vegetables and whole grain.
  • Limiting high-fat foods.
    • Or pair them with high-fiber foods.
  • Choose lean meats.
    • Pork loin, skinless chicken.
  • Include probiotics and prebiotics.
    • Healthy bacteria and raw fruits and veggies.
  • Eat on a schedule
    • Eat smaller meals and sit down to enjoy and digest them.
  • Stay hydrated.
    • Fiber likes water.
  • Avoid smoking, excessive caffeine and alcohol.
    • They can lead to ulcers and heartburn.
  • Reduce stress.
    • Too much stress puts your digestive system into overdrive.

It is our top priority to ensure the safe and immediate treatment of your illnesses and injuries, with the goal of getting you back on track faster to good health.

Frontline ER is an acute care emergency room providing healthcare services to the communities we live and work within. Give us a call or contact us through our website should you have more questions about our services.

*Photos courtesy of Paul E. Maynard


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