Have you ever woken up in the morning and instinctively known that something doesn’t feel right? If you are feeling too tired, bloated, have a headache, body pain or heartburn, or if your skin is breaking out unexpectedly, most likely, the problem has started from your gut, and food has not been digested properly.

Eating nutritious food is the first step towards leading a healthy life. However, it is also important to understand if the food is being digested properly and if we are receiving the best nutrients from the food we have eaten. Without a healthy gut, daily life gets affected, and immune function is severely compromised.

Diet is one of the significant factors in regulating the pace of digestion. For example, unhealthy eating can lead to slow digestion. Also, foods low in fibre and rich in fat and processed food can cause slow digestion. Some other factors that affect digestion include not consuming enough water or lack of physical activity.

Digestion primarily mainly depends on the stomach acid (HCL). HCL breaks down the food and is also instrumental in killing all the bad bacteria and protects from harmful pathogens entering the digestive tracts, which leads to improper digestion. If the bile from the liver, gall bladder and pancreatic enzymes are disrupted, then digestion gets affected. Not only NSAIDS (painkillers like aspirins, ibuprofens, diclofenac etc.) and many other medications but anxiety and a stressed state of mental health can also be responsible for the disruption.

The signs, intensity and frequency of slow digestion may differ from person to person. In addition, the symptoms can often range from mild to severe.

Homoeopathy helps in treating indigestion by restoring equilibrium and maintaining good gut health, says Dr Riyaz Badami

If you are one of those who reach for an antacid every time digestion is disrupted, stop! Over time, antacids can suppress acid production, which in turn causes foods to pass into the small intestine undigested, causing hypersensitivity of the intestines. This causes conditions such as the leaky gut, food intolerance, and skin hypersensitivities like eczemas and atopic dermatitis.

Contrary to the famous adage "You are what you eat", you are not just what you eat but what you absorb. This is where homoeopathy comes in, as it works well to restore equilibrium and maintain good gut health. This gentle form of medicine treats the person as a whole and, in the process, helps maintain good gut health by triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms. In addition, it is instrumental in treating the underlying cause of weak digestion.

These remedies go a long way in correcting the appetite by improving digestion and can decrease the intensity and frequency of symptoms caused by slow digestion, such as nausea, bloated feeling, Gas, frequent burps and constipation or frequent motions.

When consumed along with a proper diet and probiotics, homoeopathy remedies can leave you with improved energy levels, healthier Gut and a happy tummy!

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