Beat the bloat
WHO does not have IBS these days?
If you are free of bloating, wind and digestive discomfort consider yourself part of the lucky minority.
Let’s dissect this problem, because it seems these days our bowels have a lot to be grumpy and irritable about.
When it comes to gut symptoms, naturopaths are always thinking: Why is this person’s digestion compromised?
What is effecting elimination, assimilation and absorption?
And what is the total collateral damage here?
The more areas involved, the longer it takes for healing to occur.
If you suffer digestive symptoms that are distressing, uncomfortable and even embarrassing you should consider if the following apply to you:
Food from a naturopathic view is interesting. Many patients
come in and say ‘I’m not coeliac but I know I bloat after eating bread’. We would then investigate if wheat, gluten or yeast are the cause, or if you are simply eating too much bread and therefore missing out on other digestive foods. You may have a food
intolerance, or simply not
CRUMBS: Even if you are not coeliac, you can investigate with your naturopath if bread is affecting your digestion and making you bloat. eat enough fibre, water and or virus) compromised functional digestive foods. gut immunity and lead
Is stress causing to bloating? Commonly you to make bad food patients say “I have always choices and crave foods had bloating since I suffered that don’t agree? Or are from glandular fever, Bali you so stressed that your belly, or other debilitating digestion is churning and infections.” no matter what you eat seems to cause bloating and reflux?
Do your symptoms flare up with
PMS, or are they part of an underlying diagnosis like PCOS and endometriosis? Working with food and
hormones can help a lot of digestive symptoms.
Has a pathogen (parasite, bacteria
Is bloating/nausea/reflux a common side effect of your medication?
If someone says to you “I have digestive symptoms that are distressing, uncomfortable and even embarrassing, but everyone says nothing is wrong “, get a naturopath to investigate, we might be able to help.
BY NORTH EAST NATURAL HEALTH CENTRE’S NATUROPATHS SOPHIE LORBACK AND BELINDA MCPHERSON (BHSCI. NATUROPATHY)