It’s the first day, week and month back into the new school year. You’ve just spent the last couple of weeks doing all things relaxing and catching up with doing things you have missed while in your normal routine. This period of time is what many individuals refer to as ‘holiday’ mode.
Now that you’re back in your normal mode, are you experiencing a ‘holiday’ mode hangover?
Yes. It is very common to feel so. It is caused by a change and shift in your priorities and routine. When generally happens is we tend to start to feel the workload and stress pile up and consequently we begin to fall into a spiral of not making adequate time to look after ourselves. Here are some very common bad habits when neglect our health:
- Less exercise
- Less sleep
- Smoking more
- Drinking more alcohol
- Drinking more stimulants
- Less consumption of water
- Not eating on a regular basis
- Taking on too many tasks
Overtime, these bad habits begin to take a terrible toll on your Digestive system. In Chinese medicine theory, the Digestive system is comprised of the Spleen and Stomach. Foods and drinks that you consume are taken into the stomach where it is broken down and healthy nutrients are extracted. Then it is given to the Spleen where its role is to transport vital nutrients to all the organs and cells within the body.
When you neglect your health, your Digestive system starts to struggle to function properly, thereby causing these kinds of symptoms:
- Stomach pain
- Low energy levels
- Poor quality #2’s
- Poor appetite
- Constant craving for junk food
- Acid reflux
- Poor concentration
- Dull a and dry skin
So, how can you prevent the above symptoms from occurring?
It starts with 2 main things.
- Make sure you are eating on a regular basis. That means aiming to have 3 main meals with snacks in between.
- Aim for foods that are ‘Healthy-Nourishing-Unprocessed-Naturally occurring-Fibre rich’ foods that will keep your Digestive system happy and healthy!
Doing these simple steps will allow your body to feel amazing on the inside while you are glowing on the outside.
If you need more help with managing your Digestive issues, there is always the ancient practices of Acupuncture and Herbal medicine ready to help you, the natural way!
Amy Duong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a 5000 year old system of healthcare that focuses on the causative factors of a condition. Practitioners adopt a holistic approach to investigate aspects of a person’s diet, lifestyle and emotions in order to diagnose and treat an underlying problem.