If you’ve been living with digestive upsets for a while, you might think it’s normal. It might be common, but it isn’t ideal – digestive upsets can be a sign of an unhappy tummy. Supporting our digestive system starts with understanding what’s going on in there. You can also use natural healthcare products to help ease discomfort and support a healthy digestive system. Here are 3 signs your tummy is unhappy.
We all do it and although it can be pretty hilarious when it’s your baby experiencing wind at an inappropriate moment, it’s less hilarious when it’s you. Wind is completely normal, unless you’re experiencing it in large quantities, very often. This is usually a sign that your digestive system needs support. It could be that the food you’ve eaten isn’t easily digested or doesn’t sit well with you. Or it could be that your digestive secretions, things like stomach acid, can’t process it effectively.
Ever feel like you need to loosen your belt or uncomfortably full of air? This could be bloating. It can be triggered by overeating, certain foods that don’t suit you or bacterial imbalances in the gut. It can also be linked to fluid retention, especially if you get more bloated before your period. Your belly might look bigger or you can feel quite uncomfortable, which is when you really need support.
If you often experience digestive cramping and pain, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis. Cramping happens when a part of your digestive system goes into spasm or when wind gets trapped and can’t get out.
How to soothe an unhappy tummy
If you’re experiencing an unhappy tummy, try Kiwiherb Ginger & Kawakawa Tonic. It’s a naturally powerful formula of Ginger, NZ native Kawakawa and Peppermint to soothe and warm the digestive tract. This unique combination of ingredients acts to ease bloating or abdominal discomfort and aid digestion. Superstar Kawakawa is locally and sustainably sourced, as is the organic Manuka honey used to sweeten it.
Try mixing it with hot water for a soothing after-meal treat.
Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Phytomed, Auckland.