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Need more energy? Then it’s time to improve your digestion

Are you…

Tired? Fatigued? Low on energy? Struggling to get up in the morning? Too tired in the evenings to do what you want? Exhausted by Friday? Taking ages to wake up? So tired it makes you irritable?

If any or all of these sound like you then it’s probably time to give your digestive system a boost so it can boost you.

We get our energy from our nutrients. Some nutrients that particularly help with energy are B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Iron & Phosphorous. These and other helpful vitamins and minerals are found in the various foods that we eat including vegetables, seafood and pulses. Some foods are a lot more vitamin and mineral rich than others and normally heavily processed foods which many people consume are quite low in vitamins and minerals.

But what happens when your digestion isn’t up to scratch?

For most of us a modern diet with sugar, hydrogenated fats and a high intake of dairy and wheat combined with not enough fruit and veg means that we’re consuming too many hard-to-digest foods and not enough foods that aid digestion. The result is that we get blockages in our intestines. These blockages can stay in the gut for months or even years – even one harder to digest meal (for example cheese on toast) will generally cause a blockage in the gut that lasts 2-3 weeks if your diet is otherwise completely perfect. The reality is that most peoples diets are far from perfect so the blockages just keep building up. What you end up with is old debris coating the walls of the intestine that’s hard to shift and toxic. Your body can often end up absorbing some of these toxins and the colon wall can become damaged. This lowers your immunity, stresses your liver (which can cause skin problems, headaches and more), lowers your metabolism and encourages weight gain amongst other things.

So how does this impact my energy levels?

If your intestinal walls are coated with old, rancid food then it’s very difficult for them to absorb all the required nutrients from your food. Usually some will get through but for many people the amount of nutrients they are able to absorb are far from the optimum levels. If you can’t properly absorb enough of the right nutrients (such as the ones listed above) then your body simply won’t get what it needs to create enough energy for you. The same is true of focus and concentration as your brain hasn’t got the right nutrients to work at its best and sleep patterns are very often effected too – meaning you have even less energy! If you look at children and how much energy they have we should really all be able to achieve that, but as adults most of us are unable to because our bodies have had years of unbalanced diet to contend with. This leaves our digestion sluggish, slow and unable to absorb everything we need.

So what can I do about it?

Luckily there is a way to boost you digestive system to give it the helping hand that it needs. Abdominal-Sacral Massage works on the whole digestive system releasing pressure, realigning organs and improving the circulation so that it’s easier for your body to transport nutrients around the body and can absorb them quicker. Perhaps most importantly though it clears the blockages in your gut and helps your body to remove them using it’s own, natural process. Once the intestines are clear and the circulation is improved the nutrients can be properly absorbed into your system and the walls can heal any damaged areas. When your efficiently absorbing your nutrients again your energy levels can improve drastically. During an treatment we also look at your diet and nutrition to give you helpful & practical ways to make sure your giving your body enough fuel and not creating more disruptive blockages. You also learn some other self-help techniques to help you speed up your healing process so you can get back to your natural, energised self even quicker.

So if you want more energy why not book your appointment or workshop place today?

To book a self-help abdominal massage workshop place for just £25 click here. The next workshop is on Saturday 1st March at 11am. In this workshop you can learn how the massage works in more depth and how to massage yourself and improve your digestion so you can keep yourself healthier.

I’m currently offering 3 abdominal-sacral massage treatments for £120 (saving £55) so why not book a session today.

To book a session or for more information you can contact me on 07973 186288 or email me on jo-medhurst@live.co.uk.

Jo offers Abdominal-Sacral Massage, EFT and Reiki here at The Wellbeing Centre. She is a herbal tea aficionado and is currently studying Herbalism.

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