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Over the years we have had numerous requests for a yoga for digestion video. I've always hesitated because I really wanted to find a way to encourage people to understand that yoga is an excellent complement to healing but that true healing needs to come from the inside out. So when an opportunity came to work with Desert Farms and our intern Madison suggested we discuss digestion, I jumped at the chance.
Weird Health Trend: Raw camel milk
But first things first. See, Desert Farms sells raw camel milk, which I know sounds weird, but camel milk has been used for centuries as a natural remedy in the Middle East, Asian and North African cultures. I actually remember being in Dubai en route to the desert, when our driver pointed out a camel farm and said if we wanted to, we could stop and drink milk right out of the camel!
Camel milk actually tastes just like regular milk, and is extremely easy to digest. When milk is raw, it is full of beneficial bacteria that is excellent for the gut and digestive tract. Desert Farms’ camels live in small family farms in the USA where the average herd is about 6 camels. All Desert Farms camels are pasture-raised and eat a complex diet of hay, grass and alfalfa pellets.
They also sell kefir, which is a fermented dairy product filled with probiotics. I've been re-reading The Good Gut, which explains how important probiotics are to our health.
In addition to raw milk and consuming things like kefir and homemade yogurt, you can also consume bone broth to soothe and heal the gut lining for better nutrient absorption and food breakdown in the gut, and read The Gaps Diet, which explains the science behind why we have digestive issues and how to heal them for good.
Like I mentioned, yoga is a great complement to healing digestive issues because often times, there is an emotional component going on as well. Stress and anxiety can trigger inflammation, and yoga is a great way to deal with stress and anxiety.
I included twists and detoxifying yoga poses in this gentle yoga for digestion video and hope that you enjoy it and find relief as you continue to heal. Remember to always listen to your body and work within a pain-free range.
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Let's talk: How's your digestion? Would you ever drink camel milk?
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