by: Rachel Orman, CMT, NCBTMB
A Little Digestive Bitters Can Go A Long Way!
That fullness, bloating, and gassiness after eating can be alleviated with digestive bitters. Even after not eating. Maybe you’re just not feeling right? Many things contribute to not digesting one’s food properly, but over and over, I hear this common complaint.
Our culture does a great job talking about the physical components of a good diet, plenty of whole grains and fresh veggies with a good bit of protein. But what about the flavors and energetics of food and herbs? Within chinese medicine and western herbal medicine, five flavors are categorized; salty, sweet, bitter, pungent, and sour. Along with the flavors, the energetics or the movement the flavors elicit in the body, are important. Perhaps another day I can talk about each of the flavors and what they do, but because I want to address bloating and gas in the stomach, I will start with bitter and sweet.
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Our fall newsletter has been harvested!
Welcome to our fall newsletter! We hope that you have had a fun filled summer and are ready for a rich, fruitful autumn. Fall is a time of harvest. All of the tiny seeds that are planted in spring are now bearing fruit. We hope that your life is feeding you! If not, this is perfect time to change course. What I see reflected in clinic and my own life is that our physical, emotional, and spiritual health is our creation. If we like the way our body, mind and spirit is behaving – great! If not, it’s time to make new choices, because the life we’re living creates the body we’re currently experiencing.
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Featured in this fall newsletter:
- Upcoming classes at Red Cricket
- New yoga instructor and class
- Meet Rachel Orman, our TuiNa massage expert
- Tips for better neck health (you mean sitting at a computer all day isn’t healthy?)
- Warming and healing pumpkin chili recipe