Becoming more and more prevalent, stomach bloating has been recently called an “epidemic” by some medical professionals, emphasizing poor eating habits, stress levels, and exposure to unnatural chemicals that are being consumed in modern diets.
While it may seem like just an uncomfortable buildup of temporary water or gas, bloating can be a key signal that something is wrong with your nutrition or digestive process. For example, fiber intake, bowel obstruction, constipation, edema, or other serious digestive disorders like Crohn’s Disease can cause stomach bloating.
In most cases, though, bloating is not a serious condition and can be combatted with diet changes.
One of the more common causes of bloating is due to a problem digesting and metabolizing foods. When dealing with a food intolerance—when your body cannot properly digest and convert the foods you eat into the necessary nutrients that fuel your system due to an enzyme deficiency—the inability to break down foods in your intestines properly can lead to an imbalance of bacterias in the gut or digestive tract.
In fact, the bacteria that live in your gut (gut flora) play a crucial role in toxin neutralization. It’s their job to stimulate the digestive process and produce vitamins that help keep your gut healthy.
But, when there’s an imbalance of these bacterias (which can be caused by a food intolerance), the harmful bacterias take over and cause many negative symptoms including bloating.
Eliminating and replacing problem foods from your diet may help fight against bloating. The quickest way to identify your exact food intolerances is by taking a blood test that measures IgG antibody levels against a variety of different food proteins.
This kind of testing helps to quickly identify which foods are responding negatively to your system and are much more efficient than food journaling or guess-and-check diets.
All that’s left to do after you get your results is to eliminate the foods you’re intolerant to. That’s it. No follow ups. No exercise regiments. Zero hassles.