One of the digestive issues I come across often with clients is that they don't get hungry. This is often because they are too busy and forget to eat. When this happens regularly, your body stops trusting it is going to be fed. And when it stops trusting that food is coming, it stops getting hungry, which means that your body no longer secretes the enzymes needed to efficiently break down food.
Lots of people take digestive enzymes to help them digest their food. But when they run out or forget to take them, their symptoms return. Ginger pickles actually encourage your body to secrete digestive enzymes when taken before meals. And after taking them consistently for a few weeks, they can reset your agni (digestive fire) to secrete enzymes on its own.
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2-3 inches fresh ginger, peeled (see tips) and sliced thinly
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
Raw honey to taste (optional)
Mix ingredients together in a small jar. Allow the ginger to pickle by letting it sit at room temperature for 5-6 hours.
Take one slice 15 minutes before each meal to stimulate digestive enzymes.
Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.
To peel ginger, use the edge of a spoon (it works much better than a vegetable peeler).
With the added turmeric and honey, ginger pickles contain all six tastes, which further optimizes digestion.
Delicious as an appetizer served with fresh mint or pomegranate seeds.