SIT DOWN WHILE EATING
Your body needs to be in a calming state in order to digest well. When you’re running around or eating on-the-go (especially all the time) it causes problems.
CHEW FOOD SLOWLY
Your digestive system doesn’t have to work as hard when food bits are smaller. Love on your gut, slow down, and chew chew chew.
DRINK ROOM-TEMPERATURE WATER
Your digestive system needs to be at the right internal temperature before it will break down food. If something is extremely hot/cold, it takes a bit longer for the temps to regulate. Speed up the process by drinking room-temp.
AVOID ALL OVER-THE-COUNTER ANTI-ACIDS AND ACID-BLOCKERS
Your stomach needs acid in order to properly break down food. An acid reflux sensation is most often a clue that your body is giving you that there’s not enough stomach acid, when most people assume it’s the opposite. Consuming an acid blocker will only make your problem worse.
REDUCE OR ELIMINATE SUGAR, STARCHY CARBOHYDRATES AND PROCESSED FOODS
Sugar and starch reduce hydrochloric acid production (which your body naturally creates) so consuming these things will strip the acid and cause problems.