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Constant Gas and Bloating – Are You Tired of it Yet?
Odds are that you’re one of millions of people in the world that suffer from constant gas and bloating.
The first thing you have to understand is that this is in no way normal and actually one of the major contributing factors to poor health.
But the vast majority of people don’t quite get it. They continue to live through all of the embarrassing moments and discomfort without ever considering the impact that it is having on their health.
What’s the Cause of Constant Gas and Bloating?
The truth is that your body does need to produce a little bit of gas in order to maintain enough pressure to keep your intestines from collapsing. That’s just the way your digestive system was designed. But constant gas and bloating is a whole other story.
If your gut was healthy then every bit of food you eat is completely broken down by both stomach acid and the enzymes that you produce in your small intestines. Then your small intestines would also do the job of absorbing all of the nutrients.
But typically because of poor diet and lifestyle choices your ability to produce enzymes for digesting sugars and other carbohydrates becomes impaired. So many of the simple sugars and carbohydrates that you eat pass right through your small intestine and become food for the bacteria that normally live deep down inside your gut.
This literally creates a feast for the bacteria who continue to feed and multiply while eventually moving further and further up your digestive tract and soon become overgrown throughout the small intestines and stomach. And as these bacteria continue to grow they continue to impair your digestion even more and rob your body of much needed nutrients.
This process is often referred to as fermentation dysbiosis because these bacteria are actually fermenting the foods you eat. And this process is what produces the excessive gas that you have become so used to.
And as this cycle continues you find yourself not only dealing with constant gas and bloating but also the development of major gut dysfunction such Leaky Gut Syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome along with a condition known as carbohydrate intolerance.
What Common Foods Cause Constant Gas and Bloating?
There are many foods known to worsen gas production mainly because these foods are readily fermented by the existing bacterial overgrowth. Some of the worse foods are:
1. Lactose from Dairy Products
You are probably well aware of lactose intolerance but you might not realize that lactose is nothing more than a milk sugar that is feeding the wrong bacteria in your gut. This is because you have lost your ability to produce the enzyme (lactase) that is required to digest this sugar properly. This is most often due to damage within the digestive tract.
In fact, there is a strong correlation between lactose intolerance and gluten intolerance.
This should be a no brainer. If you’re eating sugar, then it should be pretty obvious that you’re feeding the bad bacteria and this is only perpetuating your problem. In fact, in most cases of gut dysfunction you are unable to break down sugar disaccharides which is the food of choice for growing bacteria.
3. Gluten Containing Grains
Aside from the fact that wheat, like most grains, is digested and broken down into sugars, gluten containing grains cause additional problems. Many people unknowingly suffer from an underlying gluten intolerance that does nothing but create inflammation within the small intestines. And this inflammation only further inhibits your ability to digest the foods you eat leaving even more for the bacteria to feast on.
4. Processed Foods
Processed foods are nothing more than processed sugar and processed grains which again are the food of choice for the harmful bacteria in your gut. Plus, processed foods contain little to no nutritional value which only leaves you further malnourished.
What You Can Do to Stop Constant Gas and Bloating?
If you are serious about putting an end to your constant gas and bloating, then the most important thing you can do is to make some positive changes to your diet. If eating the wrongs foods is what got you in this situation, then eating more of the wrong foods surely isn’t going to get you out of it.
So the first and most important step you can take is to completely remove all of the foods mentioned above from your diet. It might seem difficult but you can’t there’s no point in fighting the bacteria if you just continue to feed it. You’ll also want to monitor your reactions to all grains, fruits, and starchy vegetables and remove any from your diet that contribute to your constant gas and bloating.
The idea is that you have to starve off the bacterial overgrowth in order to get your constant gas and bloating under control. Only then can you restore proper digestive function in order to keep these bacteria where they belong.
It can also beneficial to add carbohydrates to your diet that are high in Oligosaccharides such as chickory, onions, carrots, leeks, and asparagus. These can help feed the beneficial bacteria which will help keep the harmful bacteria at bay and provide you some well deserved relief from your constant gas and bloating.
With the help of the Leaky Gut Cure program your constant gas and bloating will be a think of the past because once you balance your gut and correct your dysbiosis then you’ll be back to digesting your own food in no time.
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Karen Brimeyer is a nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and health consultant. She has helped over a hundred personal clients heal their leaky gut, digestive problems, lose weight, and resolve their chronic symptoms and conditions.
She is the owner of Optimal Self-Healing in Tampa Bay Florida, a private nutrition and health consultation business and author of the Leaky Gut Cure program.
Karen has worked with a wide variety of populations from new moms to athletes overcome their health problems and achieve optimal health.
Karen found her passion for nutrition as a teenager. While striving to achieve optimal health by following the widely accepted diet and nutrition tips of the media and conventional medicine, she found her own health declining rapidly with the development leaky gut which led to digestive problems and chronic fatigue.
Unwilling to accept her situation, she set out to determine the truth about health which led her through her own research as well as studying and working with some of the best holistic doctors and holistic practitioners in the fields of nutrition, functional medicine, and life coaching.
She has since applied her knowledge with herself to overcome her own leaky gut and achieve an unprecedented level of health and wellbeing. Her happy and healthy pregnancy and now two-year old son, TJ, are a testament to the health she has achieved.
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