Thought for the day

Thought for Thursday 5th April

by Philip Waldman, D.O. FSCCO, Registered Osteopath and Cranial Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic, Fulham Road, SW10.

I thought I would pass on what seems to be a very simple but effective piece of advice that I picked up from an Ayurvedic doctor this week.  She was talking about digestion and making sure that you give your stomach the best possible chance to digest food properly and completely.  It is very important that you allow your stomach to complete digesting your previous meal before adding anything else.

She said the easiest way to monitor this, and you will have to excuse the nature of this suggestion, is to make yourself burp.  If you can still taste / smell your previous meal when you burp then this food is still in your stomach.  There are 2 implications of this.  First, you shouldn’t eat anything else as this would be “adding dirty laundry to a just cleaned wash that you yet to take out of the washing machine”.  Secondly, it would suggest that you shouldn’t be hungry if you still have your previous meal in your stomach, so listen to this and it will help you moderate your food intake.