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What to eat when you feel bloated

There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated. You feel uncomfortable and you’re overly obsessing over how you look. Here’s what you need to know about being bloated:
Causes:
-Hypo (too little) or hyper (too much) gastric acid production
-Not enough enzyme production (you don’t have the enzymes needed to break down the foods)
-Bile synthesis or Bile flow problems
-Imbalance of gut flora (not enough good gut bacteria)
-Leaky gut

Symptoms:

*bloating
*burping, flatulence
*reflux
*heartburn
*constipation, diarrhea
*ulcers
*cramping
*floating stool (you are not digesting properly)
*nausea
*IBS- Irritable bowel syndromeTesting:
*Stool test for- bacteria, yeast, parasites, inflammatory markers such as white blood cells, mucous or blood.
*Urine testing- for yeast or bacteria
*Helicobactor breath testTreatment protocol:

  • Removing inflammation – get rid of these inflammatory foods from your diet: gluten, alcohol, dairy, corn, soy, legumes, beef, pork, shelfish, peanuts, refined sugars, eggs, oranges, raw onion, leaks, cruciferous vegetables and raw apples, pears, plums, chocolate, coffee, tea and mint. It’s wise to avoid foods you are addicted to and crave.
  • Infection: if you do have an infection like a bacteria or yeast you need to treat it, even if you have to take antibiotics.
  • Do not over eat, allow your bowels to get used to eating less.
  • Add to your diet probiotic rich foods  for example kefir, fermented veggies, miso, fermented teas.
  • Stress management and adequate rest is essential for a healthy gut.
  • Review the drugs you might be taking: antibiotics, steroid and anti inflammatory drugs, proton pump inhibitors, all of them could effect your GUT.
If you suffer from severe IBS, bloating
Consider the FODMAPs diet : fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols.
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