Review: DigestActiv Digestive Enzymes From Source Naturals
Digestive enzymes are an essential part of the digestive process. They are one of the three main things(enzymes,acid & muscle contractions) your stomach uses to breakdown foods into things like sugars and peptides which your small intestine can then absorb. Some are born with digestive enzymes up the wazoo while others may be deficient or as they age become deficient. Signs of enzyme deficiency are rather generic and may mimic many others issues. Usually the symptoms are bloating, belching, heartburn, nausea or indigestion. Digestive enzymes are used mainly in the stomach & don’t normally affect the intestinal tract, however upper digestive issues can manifest new or worsen existing problems in the intestinal tract. Continue reading “Review: DigestActiv Digestive Enzymes From Source Naturals” »
Making Your Own Homemade Ginger Ale
I’ve talked quite a bit about Ginger on here before and its digestive benefits. There are some high quality ginger ales(or brews) on the market that can help aid in digestion. Unfortunately these brews are usually pretty costly. I’ve improvised and made my own homemade ginger ale a few days ago. Here’s my recipe below:
- 8 – 10 ounces Ginger Root
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 32 ounces Water
- Juice of two lemons
Grate ginger, you may want to peel it first, this can be done by scraping it with a spoon. I would use the finest grate you have on your grater, you could probably also use a food processor if you have one. Place the ginger, water, sugar & juice into a pan & stir until sugar is dissolved. Place on Med-High heat until the mixture is bubbling. Lower heat to Medium. Let simmer for about 15 – 20 minutes. Strain out all the ginger, making sure to squeeze out the ginger juice. Now you can try to use it as-is by mixing it 50/50 with sparkling water or you can let it boil down to about 1/5th its original volume for a more concentrated flavor.
Fighting Nausea with Ginger & Peppermint.
I’ve probably talked about ginger & mint here before, but I’d like to highlight two products that not only help with nausea but also are quite addictive, err tasty…
Ginger Chews are chewy candies that have a strong ginger kick. They come in individually wrapped rectangular chunks and are lightly coated with powdered sugar. These aren’t at all like those weird jellied fruit squares you might find masquerading in the produce section of your local grocery. They have real ginger flavor & they’re not sickly sweet. There is quite a bit of chew to them(as the name would suggest), so they can get stuck in your teeth if you’re not careful. It’s not a requirement that you chew them, you can treat them like you would a hard candy and they’ll slowly melt. Continue reading “Fighting Nausea with Ginger & Peppermint.” »