#ChewOnThis New Year Checklist

Whilst none of this may be rocket science, at this time of year, we all can do with a gentle reminder reinforcing good habits that help our overall health and wellbeing. Correct and complete digestion is a foundation of optimal health. 

  • Eat meals at regular times. Your body appreciates a regular schedule.
  • Take time to savour your food and don’t forget to chew properly. Enzymes start from the mouth.
  • Get enough sleep at night, at least 8-9 hours. Sleep is the great healer and we tend to underestimate its importance in our sleep-deprived culture.
  • Drink plenty of H2O whenever your lips or mouth feel dry. We tend to be dehydrated and this hampers good digestion and overall health.
  • Replace a cooked meal with a raw meal daily. Raw fruits and vegetables contain valuable enzymes that are lost when foods are heated in cooking.
  • Take a good probiotic to maintain healthy flora in the intestines.
  • Reduce stress through daily exercise, yoga and meditation, and take a relaxing walk after you eat
  • Try a product containing a full spectrum blend of the four key enzymes, including protease to digest protein, amylase to digest carbohydrates, lipase to digest fats, and cellulase to digest fiber.
  • We can think of various enzymes as pieces of a puzzle that fit exclusively in one spot, and the puzzle is never complete if there’s a single missing piece.  Take our simple quiz to see if you have an enzyme deficiency.  Don’t rely on antacids or ignore the symptoms, initiate steps to a healthier digestion.  Click to view quiz to see if you are enzyme deficient.