What to eat when you feel bloated
-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)
*floating stool (you are not digesting properly)
*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.
Consider the FODMAPs diet : fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols.