Do you have uncomfortable gas and bloating that doesn’t go away?
If you’re done feeling burpy, gassy, crampy or bloated after meals this blog’s for you! There IS something more to the story than popular health blogs are talking about, and it ISN’T coming from
- talking while you eat, or
- drinking through a straw, or
- chewing gum too often.
But it IS coming from your gut, and once you see the problem, that bubbly afterparty in your belly just makes sense. You’ll learn the hidden cause AND 5 simple actions you can take right away to bring peace and calm back to your digestive tract.
You’re not alone.
According to the National Institutes of Health, bloating, gassiness, and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional holiday feast. 1 in 10 Americans (that’s 35 million people) say they suffer from bloating regularly, even when they haven’t eaten a large meal. In some cases, bloating can become severe enough that it causes distention, or noticeable swelling of the abdomen til you feel like you could pop.
Common trigger foods.
You may have noticed your bloating and gas are tied to eating certain foods like dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream), eggs, garlic or onions, sugary drinks and desserts. The National Institutes of Health say the common foods that bloat people up are:
- Lactose: Lactose intolerance is associated with many digestive symptoms, including bloating. Lactose is the main carbohydrate in milk.
- Fructose: Fructose intolerance can lead to bloating.
- Eggs: Gas and bloating are common symptoms of egg allergy.
- Wheat and gluten: Many people are intolerant to gluten, a protein in wheat, spelt, barley and some other grains. This can lead to various adverse effects on digestion, including bloating.
Are you confused by increasing food sensitivity?
It can be bewildering when foods you’ve eaten forever begin causing unrest in your gut. If you’re bewildered at how foods that once were fine for you could now be contributing to gas, bloating and gut pain, you’ll want to read up on the epidemic rise in food allergy in the US in the last 15 years.
Risk factors to your gut, you should know.
If your immune system is running low OR you’ve had a lot of emotional stress OR you’ve recently taken an oral antibiotic OR just had a baby, your risk is higher for developing an imbalance of gas producing microbiota in the lining of your digestive tract. You’re also setting yourself up for more food intolerance. Among the other risk factors, broad spectrum antibiotics lay out a warm welcome for competing unfriendly microorganisms to take over. Why? Because they destroy beneficial bacteria in all their habitats… including the massive surface area lining your digestive tract. (Read, Why Food Allergies Rise and What Causes Leaky Gut? 8 Risk Factors to Know.)
Do you take Ibuprofen for gut pain?
Are NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds) like Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Relafen or Celebrex helping or hurting? According to a medical review of studies in 2011, NIH reports that all non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause gastrointestinal complications. And recent clinical study demonstrated the prevalence of small intestinal mucosal injury from NSAIDS is far more common than previously expected.
Healthy Mucous Membranes for a calm and peaceful gut.
Your immune system is only as strong as your mucous membranes. They bear the tremendous task of keeping the outside world out of your bloodstream AND keeping your inner world running smoothly… beginning first in the gut. This semi-permeable lining is your frontline of defense against invaders in the food, air and water you take into your body. In addition to lining all body cavities that make contact with the outside world, your mucous membranes line and cradle organs, holding them in place and creating lubrication to keep your innards moving comfortably as you go about your day. CLICK for more about maintaining healthy mucous membranes.
Get to the Root. Out with the Mold, in with the new!
If you’ve done a dance with chronic gut pain, gas and bloating and have not found satisfactory relief yet, consider a 30 day Reboot challenge to the potentially overgrown fungus or other microbiota residing in your mucous membranes. If the thought of fungus growing inside your body grosses you out, step back a minute and consider that everyone on the planet, including the robustly healthy among us has a limited number of yeast/fungi living in the mucous membranes of the body. Friendly bacteria, an alkaline diet and a peaceful existence all serve to keep the friendly organisms in control. But, any one of 8 different risk factors can upset the balance and tip your chemistry in favor of sugar loving fungus and mold.
For a list of symptoms of general systemic infection by yeast, mold or fungus, read 100 Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome OR Do I have a Leaky Gut? Body Systems affected by Systemic Fungal Infection.
And now, a few surprising things you can do to relieve ongoing bloating and indigestion at it’s root.
First Aid for Gas and Bloating from My Feel Good Foods
For 30 days, refresh all your body systems with Reboot by Feel Good Foods and see for yourself how great it is to finally feel good again. Here’s how the Reboot Protocol breaks down.
1. Normalize the Bowel – Train your bowels to take the garbage out every day. When toxins and metabolic waste have a way out of the body you’ll think more clearly, feel lighter and obtain more energy from the food you eat. Exodus GI Sponge is a prebiotic liquid sponge that sweeps the digestive tract of all trigger foods and many unwanted microbiota while nourishing the friendly bacteria you want to keep. Will bring immediate temporary relief for stomachaches, gas and bloating in about 5 minutes.
2. Remove Pathogens – Next, restore balance to all your mucous membranes by removing excess yeast, fungus, bad bacteria and other parasites. All bitter herbs have antifungal and antibacterial qualities. This blend beats them all. This is the powerful agent that removes gas/acid producing organisms that blow you up whenever they dine on your food supply.
3. Repair the Gut – The fastest way to heal damaged mucosal lining of the bowels, respiratory tract, urinary tract and reproductive system is to provide ample supply of the building blocks needed. Glutamine is responsible for muscle, joint and membrane repair. Cut your healing time in half by supplementing with this conditionally essential amino acid.
4. Restore friendly bacteria – Healthy mucous membranes rely on a robust population of friendly bacteria to protect them from invasion by unfriendly pathogens. Antibiotics, stress and use of steroid and NSAID drugs decrease your population of friendly flora and increase permeability of mucosal linings. Probiotic Blend introduces 10 billion new colonies of friendly bacteria from 8 different strains per day and target feeds micro-flora for higher survival and stronger implantation.
5. Nourish the body with proper nutrition – Never be hungry. Get faster, long lasting results from your Reboot by feeding your body lots of fresh vegetables, non-gluten grains, clean animal protein and one serving of fruit a day. The Feel Good Cookbook: Whole Food and Allergy-free Recipes offers sugar-free, diary-free and wheat-free recipes for real people on the go.
With these 5 objectives in place: daily bowel movement, cleansing unwanted pathogens from the body, repairing the damaged lining of the bowel and other mucous membranes, restoring a healthy population of friendly bacteria and offering your body proper nutritional support for wellness, we know you’ll be pleased with your Reboot experience. We look forward to celebrating your own success story with you.
Look and feel good again… guaranteed.
To learn how the 5 Steps listed above (also known as 30 Day Reboot) works to mend your gas and bloating on the cellular level, browse Frequently Asked Questions.
Get to the root of your gut pain… and back on track.