Many people do not realize that by looking after their digestive system they are likely to have beautiful healthy skin admired by others. This is because our body must absorb nutrients that will be distributed to the cells throughout the body. This is why the skin is most likely to reflect the health and beauty so many people are seeking. Your next questions may be:
How do you know if you or your child is have digestive issues?
First start out with a definition of what healthy skin is to you. Here are a few characteristics to help you with your definition: even toned, flawless, normal (neither oily or dry), and it glows. Look at your child’s face and skin. Does it meet your definition of health skin? Is it as beautiful as you would like it to be? What are the flaws you see? You have now answered your initial question.
If your child’s skin is not reflective of your definition then here are a few tips for increasing his/her gut health:
1) Dental check-ups. Since the chewing process starts the digestive system going make sure your child’s teeth are health.
2) Make sure your child is completely chewing his/her food well before swallowing. The food should be almost liquefied before swallowing. This means your child needs to slow down when eating and have his/her attention is on eating and not multitasking while eating.
3) Find out which foods, ingredients, spices, dyes, preservatives, and such your child is sensitive to or often have an allergic reaction to. These foods and ingredients overworks the digestive process as well as the immune system thus have a negative impact on your child’s overall health.
4) Increase elimination process by feeding your child more fiber food from fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The elimination process remove the waste via the large intestines to prevent constipation, which often affects the skin.
5) Supplement with digestive enzymes and probiotics to help break down the foods as it passes through the digestive track. Digestive enzymes are taken with food and probiotics are better taken in between meals. Also fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, are helpful in increasing friendly microbes that builds a health digestive tract.
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Sandra Hurd has her Master’s degree Holistic Nutrition Consulting and specializes in helping parents find the most effective eczema treatments that stops their child from the constant scratching associated with eczema. You can sign up for her free Eczema Newsletter at http://www.stopmychildseczema.com