Things have been *ahem* moving slowly in the gut department the last couple of weeks. Common pregnancy complaint? Yes. But that doesn’t mean I have to take it lying down.
My midwife suggested eating more fruits and vegetables (I’m good on fruits, but relatively lame on the veggies right now), drinking prune juice/eating prunes (which is more like taking a laxative then getting to the root of the problem), and drinking more water, which I’m working on. I already drink what feels like a ton of liquids, but I need to like triple it I think to really deal with this Arizona heat.
So I submitted a question via Facebook to Balanced Bites Practical Paleo Podcast, and she gave me some good Paleo suggestions to help with the flowage.
-Eat more fermented foods to help with gut bacteria—kraut, kefir, kimchee, kombucha (hey they’re all k foods!)
-Drink more water
-Consider taking a probiotic
-Get moving—more walking and yoga
These are all things I knew, and have “tried,” but in a half-ass kind of way. So right now I’m nomming on some raw kraut for brekkie, to be followed by some yogurt and a liter of water.