I can’t be the only one who ate my way through the holiday season, and then spent most of January recovering. And, sadly, the older I get, the harder it is for me to recover from my overindulgence. I’ve dutifully spent my month eating more veggies and less chocolate. However, today on the podcast I’m sharing an interview with Van Clayton Powel, author of You Are NOT What You Eat. Van says that, when it comes to digestion, it’s not so much what you’re eating, but how you’re eating it.
Digestion is one of those slightly squeamish topics for many of us. It borders on the icky, and doesn’t exactly make for polite dinner table conversation. Spending your time complaining about digestion seems to be the province of cranky, older relatives, and not one that most of us would choose to veer into. But Van makes a very good point when he says that our digestive system is one of the most critical systems in our body. Understanding how it works, and how best to promote your own digestive health, is very important.
During the podcast, Van shared his own story, explaining how he healed his digestive system. We talked about modern science and ancient wisdom, and the preoccupation our society has with food. Van is very passionate about this topic, and his enthusiasm was catching. It was really interesting to learn about how different cultures approach food and eating and digestive health. Even though I, personally, have what I would refer to as an iron stomach, I definitely learned some things in speaking with Van.
If you’re still trying to get over the indulgences of the holidays, if you or someone in your family struggles with digestive issues, or if you’d just like to learn something, I encourage you to listen to today’s podcast:
I’m still working out what I’ll be sharing next week on the podcast. I have several good options to choose from, so I’m playing scheduling Jenga at the moment. I can promise it will be worth tuning in for, however. Subscribe to the Strocel.com podcast in iTunes, and you won’t miss a minute! Also, if you have a podcast idea, please share it with me. I’d love to hear your suggestions!