How many of you have suffered from bloating at one time or another for one reason or another? Next time instead of reaching for an over the counter remedy, open your spice cabinet and pull out the fennel seeds. Dry whole fennel seeds work the best because they contain all the natural ingredients to calm your stomach and reduce the bloating. Simply chew or grind 1 TBS of dry fennel seeds and swallow. Follow with 8 oz. of water to allow the fennel to breakdown faster in your stomach. Not sounding appealing? Another option is to use the freshly ground fennel to brew hot or iced tea. Simply pour 8 oz of hot water over the ground fennel seeds and let steep for 6 minutes. Discard the seed shells and sip tea to relieve symptoms. Because it is a natural solution, it can be repeated every 30 minutes until the bloating and stomach pain subsides. Works really well so next time give it a try.
“Food for thought” on this Thursday afternoon. Have you looked at the labels of what you eat on a regular basis? Don’t go for a diet but rather a lifestyle of eating to make the changes you want to see in your body, whether that be healing, shaping, or just feeling the best you can feel. You don’t have to spend hours dreaming of food in a hunger haze. You don’t have to load up your grocery cart with only one kind of protein, carb, or fat. You have to get back to eating what your body knows how to digest. It’s very personal but very attainable! Skip the diet!
This article was in USA Today this weekend, did you happen to see it? If not, read it here: USA Today Article – Diabetes and PreDiabetes on the rise in US. PreDiabetes and Diabetes rates have now risen to nearly half of Americans. The older Americans get, the more overweight we become. I don’t need to tell you that this trend is in the wrong direction for our nation. It will result in higher medical costs and more health issues in the long run.
The best news is this is reversible but we have to act and make changes. “It’s very clear that weight loss is far more powerful than any drug we can give,” Kern says. Don’t join the trend, but step outside of the ordinary and let’s do something extraordinary together to fight these increase rates one person at a time, whether it be in your life or life of someone you know. I am here to help.