Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, creator of the MWH method, shares her quick and easy tips for improving health and digestive wellness without restriction.
How has creating the MWH method helped improve your overall health and digestive wellness?
Since creating the MWH method, my overall heath and digestive wellness have improved immensely, because everything I practice, I preach. What I share and teach is a compilation of all of the things that I personally do in my life — all of which have gotten me to the best shape of my life both mentally and physically.
What are some tips you have for feeling your best without restricting yourself?
I believe it all starts with allowing yourself the permission to enjoy the things that are in front of you — including your workout and the food you’re eating — without any guilt attached. Then, focusing on coming back to the habits that make you feel really good without punishing yourself if you indulge in something that wasn’t the healthiest. It all comes back to your mindset.
What does your daily routine look like in terms of nutrition and exercise? How do you maintain this healthy lifestyle when you have a busy schedule?
It’s a part of my life that I prioritize, just like I prioritize everything else that’s important to me. I carve out space for myself daily with movement and meditation even if it’s under 20 minutes, because it helps me show up in a much more impactful way in every aspect of my life.
What do you do to optimize your digestion?
I drink warm water with lemon in the morning just about every single day with my probiotic supplement. Then I meditate to bring my nervous system into a state of rest and digest, which is incredible to optimize your digestion. I also follow my simplified food combining principles which guide you in pairing certain foods together to help improve digestion and gut health.
What is your favorite nutrition hack to keep your digestive system intact? A favorite everyday nutrition tip?
My favorite nutrition hack is eating until you’re full without any electronics in your face, so you can fully chew and enjoy your food. It makes a world of a difference, let me tell you! You’ll feel so much more satisfied and less anxious afterward.
Is there anything specific you feel would be helpful for people who struggle with digestive issues to incorporate into their day-to-day routine?
One last tip that helps to avoid bloating and optimize digestion is to avoid drinking liquids while eating a meal. I know this might sound a little crazy, but all I can say is try it and experiment with it to see how you feel. A few more of my go-tos that really help eliminate bloat are the Arrae bloat supplement, Sakara detox tea at night, and gravity colonics as needed. These have all been an absolute game changer for me.