Ah the dreaded first sign.... the bloat....

This is how I feel when I eat soooo many things (dairy especially, sugar, grains...)  ☝🏽

Do you have any of these symptoms:
  • Looking 8 months pregnant in minutes
  • Gas
  • Pains in your gut that can last for days
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Mucus poo (your gut is trying to protect itself)
Have you ever wondered why we have gut issues when we are sensitive to foods?

Let's Talk About It

Many people have heard of lactose intolerance. People that are lactose intolerant are short of the lactase enzyme, which breaks down lactose in the gut. "Simple" answer is to stop eating dairy products. I quote simple because it's not easy. Medline says that approximately 65% of the population has trouble digesting lactose. Digestive issues associated with lactose intolerance are abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and nausea.

Gluten intolerance is a sensitivity to a protein in wheat, rye and barley. If you have celiac disease, it is vital for you to stop eating gluten. It is an autoimmune disease that causes severe damage to the small intestine if you continue to eat gluten. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is much more common, and can affect up to 13% of the population. Digestive symptoms of NCGS include bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation.

FODMAP intolerance is very common in people with IBS. FODMAP's are short chain carbohydrates that can cause digestive distress.

There's so much more information out there about digestive issues with food sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome, autoimmune issues, etc, etc.... but I'm no doctor, and I don't play one online.

The truth of the matter is this: you're not crazy! It's not that you're laxative deficient, and some people might get worse from taking a fiber supplement (I sure did!). Making a few simple tweaks in your diet may help your digestion out a ton. It sure did for me (that and Natural Calm Magnesium!)

If you're looking to figure out what your sensitivities are, check out my class: Thriving with Food Sensitivities, or jump in my Facebook Group.


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