Part 1: what could it be?
Bloating, tummy pain, wind, reflux, constipation, diarrhoea – whether it’s constant or just occasionally can have a massive impact on our lives.
Have you ever turned down a social event because you’ve got tummy pain or diarrhoea? Or chosen different clothes because the bloating made you look 9 months pregnant (even if you were a man!)?
It doesn't even need be all the time, even if these are sometimes-symtpoms they can really bring you down.
Well, this is part 1 looking at how to get rid of these more-than-just-annoying symptoms.
When your tummy starts to feel bad does it make your feel out of control, depressed, anxious and searching for answers?
Hopefully by now you’ve helped yourself to my free download ‘Good bugs, great heath’. If not, go grab it right now.
In this download I show you quickly and easily the first steps you can take, starting today, to stop that bloating, tummy pain, wind, diarrhoea etc. Give it one or two weeks and you should see an improvement in how you feel.
But what if you don’t?
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be sharing with you some of my best ways that I help people treat their digestive problems when the basics just aren't cutting it.
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We're going to come up with one simple plan. No dashing back to Dr Google for you. No starting one diet then swapping to another. No wondering what on earth is going on.
One simple plan. Right here. Just read and go do. I’ve done the hard work for you.
There are bacteria everywhere!
Really, there are! Once upon a time (not that long ago) we thought of this as a bad thing, and out came all the antibacterials, wipes and sprays.
But now we know that bacteria (and yeast, fungi and even some parasites) are essential to our health and wellbeing - especially when it comes to gut health.
Bloating and all those other symptoms (reflux, diarrhoea, constipation etc) may well be due to the bacteria that grownin your digestive system. Either growing the wrong types or growing too much.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is often caused by this bacterial imbalance.
BUT (and it's a big one).
There's also a few medical conditions that can masquerade as ibs.
Here's what you need to get checked out for with your GP
I don't want to freak you out, but it's essential to get medically checked out before you start any dietary treatment (or other treatment) for your digestive problems.
Now we've got that out of the way, join me next week for part 2. I'll share a bit more about bacteria and why they can be so amazing, but also how they can cause us so many problems!
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I know, like me, some of you can’t wait to get started. So if you want to jump the gun on all this you can head straight over to my store and buy my e-book ‘Low Fodmap Success’, which takes you through all three stages of the low fodmap diet and on to a healthy way of eating. Check out some sample pages right here.
Katrina Pace, Dietitian
Gut bugs fascinate me. Diet and gut bugs intrigue me. Cooking is essential. Add them all together and you get a fairly interesting opinion on life! In my humble opinion.