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50 and Fit?
May 27, 2014

50 and Fit?

I'll soon be 50 years old and in the last year or so I've noticed a change in my health... my digestion has become weaker.

Particularly if I overeat or eat the wrong things I tend to become bloated or have indigestion. If I have really gone overboard it can last several days. Up until this past year this would rarely have happened.

It has reminded me of what Traditional Chinese Medicine and some other natural health systems say about good eating habits:

1. Eat simple, cooked, nourishing meals

2. Try more frequent, smaller meals

3. Don't eat when angry or upset and don't rush to do anything straight after a meal

4. Don't mix dessert, fruit or too much liquid with meals. A small cup of soup, or green tea or just enough water to take supplements or medicines is okay.

5. Take digestive enzymes with meals

Regarding digestive enzymes, I took them for a few months many years ago but back then I didn't notice anything. However I do notice the benefit now that I'm older with weaker digestion.

The above tips don't just apply to the middle-aged and over group, younger people and kids can benefit too.

To your good health,


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About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in private practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He has been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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