By Dr. Laura Imola, Naturopathic Doctor
It’s a fresh start, an exciting health goal to reach in the distance, you’re feeling the momentum and buzz of all the new things you want to try. One of the first things to do is to eat more vegetables. You’ve been wanting to “eat clean” for a long time and now’s the time to do it.
You start out … green smoothies, green juices, veggies for lunch and dinner… and suddenly… there’s something going on… a rumble in your tummy, gastric gyration, visceral vexation! What’s happening here? Is that pit in your stomach the feeling of disappointment or too many celery sticks?
If you’ve ever tried eating more greens to improve your health and have experienced digestive distress, this video is for you.
Digestive disturbances and vegetables do not have to coincide. You can evolve your digestion and enjoy a healthy abundance of vegetables.
I’ll share three top tips to help you maintain your veggie eating momentum. These are great because they are simple, practical and things you can start today.
When it comes to making healthy changes it’s important to jump little hurdles like these to stay on the path to reach your health goals. Jumping little hurdles, staying on path and doing small things every day are the best way to create lasting improvements in your health and your life.
I’d love to hear from you, so once you’ve watched the video, be sure to post your experiences and questions in the comments section below. I’ll be sure to post feedback and we’ll keep the converation going.
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Very informative Dr.Laura. One quest. I read somewhere that it’s okay not to ocassionally miss a poop per day. I tend to not stick to my veggie diets because of cravings and sometimes when I switch back an forth I will miss a poop day. Your thoughts?
Hi Merv, I’m so glad you found this video helpful! Often this can be noted in health information and even health care providers can tell people that it’s ok to not have a daily poop. However, it really important to have at least 1 poop a day. We all need to move waste out of our bodies on the regular. If we don’t move this waste out, we start to congest with toxicity. This congestion can create disturbances like bloating, water retention, changes in our skin and so much more…causing us to not feel well physically and emotionally. Keep going with your veggies! And remember a daily poop has major short term and long term benefits to you! Take care, Laura 🙂
Hi Dr. Laura , it’s been awhile since I have contacted you but here I am 😊
I love eating my veggies whether with meals or in my smoothies. Two questions , I’ve heard when you break down veggies in smoothies you loose a lot of nutrition 😱
Second, apple cider vinegar have hear this is very hard on the stomach .
Love,your video & always watch & follow all your tips.
Hi Donna, Great to hear from you! I hope you are well. I’m so glad you enjoyed the video. 🙂 Ok… here’s my feedback… Blending your veggies in a smoothie will still retain their nutrient content. So you are in the clear! Blend away!! 🙂
For the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)… this is a myth. ACV helps to support a proper balance of gastric juices in the stomach needed to properly digest. A very few number of people (and in all my years of practice I can count on one hand those that I have seen in this situation) may not respond positively to ACV. In these cases I recommend replacing it with lemon juice. However, ACV is a great digestive aid that has tremendous benefit.
Sending you my warmest regards,