If you are feeling OK but not optimally well and you have never heard about your “unique physiological terrain”, this article is for you. So you can shift your inner ecology from dis-ease to wellness.
Your biological terrain is your inner body’s environment. This is where every sign, symptom or unease starts once your “terrain” becomes depleted. These past years, I’ve heard countless women complaining from “not being well”, “feeling tired”, “not coping with stress”, “living in an aching body”. All signs showing their “terrain” is somehow impoverished.
When working with these women, I always come back to their digestion, the core principle of functional nutrition. Optimum digestion brings nourishment to our cells, tissues, organs for health and wellness to thrive.
To turn every “unique physiological terrain” into a productive environment, I do recommend these four “non-negotiable” features:
QUALITY – Processed foods deplete your body from core nutrients, the fertilizer of your inner environment. A deficit in one of these nutrients will shift your “terrain” from wellness to dis-ease – Choose whole foods, always.
MODERATION – Overeating makes your digestive system uses up more energy and nutrients, extracts less from your food, and produces detrimental by-products. It prevents your inner ecology to thrive – Practice “Hara Hachi Bu”: eat until you are only 80% full and stop.
MASTICATION – When you don’t chew properly, you clog your digestive system and give the advantage to pathogenic microbes to grow and proliferate – Slow down, savour and take the time to chew.
MINDFULNESS: Mindless eating makes you eat too much, too quick and under stress. All are incompatible with proper digestion – Pause before eating, sit down, share your meal. You will activate your parasympathetic nervous system and create the environment your body needs to digest well.
Which ones of these actions do you need to go back to?