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8 Ways to Banish Holiday Digestive Troubles

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8 Ways to Banish Holiday Digestive Troubles

Everyone loves the delicious holiday treats, feasts, and party-fare, but no one loves the indigestion, bloating, and heavy feeling afterward.  Here are 8 ways to improve your post-holiday meal digestion:

1. Don’t devour the food.  Take it slowly and chew your food well.  It may sound cliché but chewing mixes food with your digestive enzymes, helping to improve digestion.

2. If you’re stressed out, try to wait until you feel more relaxed to eat.

3. Try not to eat too late at night.  Late-night eating doesn’t allow enough time for food to digest and often causes heartburn and weight gain.

4. Don’t drink too much with meals as it dilutes your digestive enzymes and can result in indigestion and bloating.

5. Eat less food more often throughout the day, rather than eating a huge meal all in one sitting.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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7:11AM PST on Nov 16, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:21AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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9:21AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Thank you

12:54AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

The probiotics really work wonders.

I also try to eat in moderation, and sure, I eat more at holiday meals, but, it's usually split into 3 parts. Main course plate 1... Wait 30 minutes after finishing, main course plat 2. rest a bit, maybe 45-60 minutes, then dessert.

1:20PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

nice tips, thanks!

7:54PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Don't eat crap and don't eat too much. Which is what we all do at Christmas, isn't it? Not. Thanks :)

4:26AM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Dont gorge yourself is the best way

12:48PM PST on Dec 28, 2011

I got one. Eat less and healthy! Oops, that would be too simple. So let's load up on medicine and herbs. These articles allow for the illusion that we can overeat and eat badly and still have no consequences. Wrong!

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