Why? The causes are many…
Here are a few:
eating too much
you don’t chew your food properly
you combine foods that don’t digest well together
eating food that contains ingredients that your body cannot process
too fatty, too spicy, too foreign
your digestive organs are overloaded, misfire, or are in bad shape
you may have gastritis, an inflammation of the internal lining of your esophagus, stomach, or duodenum
blockage in your gall bladder…
too much coffee, soda, juice, or alcohol
smoking or chewing tobacco
and probably more.
So you see, the reasons, the causes are plenty why you would have indigestion.
So what happens when you feel hungry? You find something to eat.
So you add something to the already unhappy stomach. The stomach that is telling you you ate too much, or that it needs a rest.
Hunger or indigestion? Hunger or something else?
Most people who come to me have the style to ‘eat only when you have true hunger’…
This message makes them unhappy. Because they are either unable or unwilling to decide if the hunger they feel is really hunger or indigestion. All of these people are gaining weight… that is why they come to me.
Because most people cannot feel much of anything, or don’t trust anything, they won’t follow the instructions…
Because I myself overeat for the same reason as millions, I have been giving some attention to this topic.
I also have symptom of gastritis… and acid reflux.
So now I am really looking into this topic. Muscletest told me that my stomach will kill me, not my age or my heart… Good news? Bad news? Maybe good. Because I can’t do anything about my age, or my heart. But maybe I can do something about my stomach.
People including myself cannot be trusted to tolerate the discomfort and not ease it with eating. Eating that surprisingly eases the discomfort of indigestion.
So instead of changing people’s behavior (a near impossible task!) I want to find something that eases the indigestion as well as eating would.
I am now experimenting with one method… If it works, I’ll let you know.
My end goal is to eat three times a day, like I did when I was reasonably thin and had energy to burn.
I have noticed that my stomach problem also makes me weak. And being weak doesn’t feel good.
So my first experiment is attending to gastritis and see if it will make me feel less hungry, less often: see if I can, therefore, eat less.
The theory is that my symptoms are caused by some bacteria. Whether it is what ‘they’ say it is won’t matter to me. I am taking goldenseal (root) tincture I made myself years ago. Tinctures last for decades…
PS: I am writing this ‘next day’.
It is too early to report much of anything… and yet I am hopeful.
So what will I consider success?
- If I have been overeating to soothe the inflamed stomach, then I’ll find myself not overeating, being less hungry less of the time, and eventually I’ll see the result on the scale.
- If the acid reflux has been caused by bacteria, then I’ll have less acid reflux… that is obvious, right?
- And I have a third criteria for success: if I find myself being stronger, having more physical strength, maybe even be able to start walking again… This one is a big question, but the most exciting of them all. Just thinking that doing what I am doing MAY produce that now gives me a giggle… excited.
OK… that is what I am going to do. What are YOU going to do?
Any area of life where you’d like to get well, get going, get happy and excited again?
I could offer you my health services… but I have an interesting idea:
- Given that how you do anything is how you do everything,
- and given that you consider everything life threatening, especially when it is connected to money,
- and given that the Russian stock market, and blah blah blah.
Given all that, why don’t you come to my Moneyroots workshop this coming Saturday and take a look to see what keeps you so scared. What idea. What black and white paradigm inflexibility. Believe me it is worth seeing it.
I don’t promise that you’ll be able to become young and joyful again in a 3-hour workshop… but at least you’ll see how you keep yourself small and scared and shrinking.
Let THAT be my gift to you.
Remember that the most frequent deathbed regrets are not about what you did, but about what you didn’t do.
And this, being scared and paralyzed is what makes you not do things, things you could cherish for years to come.
Get your Starting Point Measurements
Why you are, maybe, fat and bloated. Why you can’t empty your bowels every day. All these why’s Why, why, why.