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Friday, 3 October 2014

What can you do to ease bloating?

There are many causes of bloating after eating but, given that you have seen a doctor and any sinister causes have been ruled out the following suggestions may prove of great help.
Keep a diary in which you note down the foods that upset your stomach.
Have allergy tests for, in particular, lactose, fructose and inulin (inulin is a dietary fibre found in a variety of foods including wheat and onions. It can cause gas and bloating because it’s a fructan, or a fermentable carbohydrate).
Have a test for Candida Overgrowth (common after antibiotic use)
Avoid diarrhoea-causing foods such as refined sugar, refined flour (white, bleached), hydrogenated fats, caffeine, and acidic, tomato-based foods like spaghetti sauce and pizza. Cut down coffee. Avoid processed foods, preservatives or msg.
Avoid acidic foods and drink e.g. tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit, and alcohol.
Avoid all processed food and drinks or additives.
Eat smaller meals, chew and eat slowly.
Sleep on your left side. Your stomach opens up to your left and this encourages the food and acids to stay in your stomach and away from your oesophageal valve.
Sweet Cures recommends a good probiotic for several months at least to ensure that the gut is well populated with healthy bacteria to aid absorption and promote healing. Dysbiosis of the gut is thought to be a root cause of many illnesses.
Last of all, but perhaps first, laugh a lot to wash away the stress daily.



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