A simple guide on what may be causing your bloat and how I help my clients
So you are out to lunch with friends, enjoying your food and them BAM you feel and look about 6 months pregnant. Does this ever happen to you? Where you wake up with a flat stomach but as your day goes on you experience that uncomfortable bloat? This is actually pretty common- 1 in 10 Americans feel bloated daily!
Tons of people deal with the unbearable bloat and think it's just part of a normal life. BUT it isn't normal to feel super extended every time after you eat or throughout the day! It's time to stop feeling like you have to unbutton your pants after each meal and get some relief from your bloat!
Recognize any of these?
Check out the list below, it highlights some of the most common signs and symptoms of bloat.
Well you may have
A lot more going on in your gut than just built up gas bubbles. When it comes to bloat it can be a combination of hydration, nutrition, and stress. Are you a high stress individual who eats in a rushed states? Do you forget to hydrate throughout the day? Or commonly seen in bloat situations you may have a bad gut bug taking over such as H.Pylori.
Check out the most common causes related to bloat below!
Common causes I see:
- Not drinking enough water and electrolytes
- Lack of movement and light exercise
- Maldigestion (lacking enzymes and hormones to digest foods)
- Food intolerance
- Hormonal imbalance
- Bacterial overgrowth: such as H.Pylori
- Leaky Gut/ Gut dysbiosis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Visceral Hypersensitivity
I'm Here to help
Most people, mainly women, have had to deal with that unbearable bloat. I for sure don't enjoy that bloated feeling and only being able to wear sweatpants around. It's time we beat that bloat and get to sit through a meal with our friends in comfort!
My number one step and trick with my clients is to always identify the root cause of their symptoms. I do this by using in-depth assessments and a GI MAP stool test to gain clarity on the underlying cause of their bloat symptoms. This information then helps me create an informed and individualized wellness protocol.
My clients protocols incorporate nutrition, lifestyle and supplements all aimed directly at the root cause of their constipation (ex. kill off the bad gut bugs like H.Pylori). I provide continuous support throughout their health journey to ensure we are going to defeat that constipation for good!!
The next step
Well, it's up to you...are you ready to finally poop daily and feel damn good about it?
"When I got my GI Map test back and Elizabeth told me that the lab tech had never seen candida levels as high as mine, I was like HELL YES we found the problem!"
"I learned that I was suffering from a bacterial overgrowth that was causing all of my bloat, indigestion, fullness, and rosacea."
"I am happy to report that with the adjustments to my diet, a little more sunlight and exercise, I feel great and sleep even better!"