The ultimate guide to healing bloating and gut issues
When you’re bloated, it’s like everything else goes out the window, you’re miserable. As someone who has struggled with and healed her gut, I know firsthand how frustrating and uncomfortable it can be. Bloating, constipation, and stomach pain are just a few of the symptoms that can make it difficult to go about your day-to-day life.
This makes sense because the state of your gut health is linked to both your energetic and nutritional well-being. 90% of our body's serotonin is produced in the gut, so our mood will be affected when our gut microbiome is off. And when we’re stressed, it can also impact our gut.
So how can you address the energetic and nutritional sides of gut health? Here are some tips that have worked for me:
Address the Energetic Side
Do any of the following resonate with you?
- Feeling like you can't digest life at the moment
- Feelings of stubbornness
- Feeling like you want things to go a certain way
- Feeling very self-demanding
- Feeling like you cannot express yourself
- Feeling suppressed and resistance building inside of you
- Leaning on comfort foods
- Holding onto something too tightly
- Holding onto negative thoughts
- Negative emotions
- Past trauma that could still be lingering
If so, it’s time to explore the inner workings of your heart-space and peel back those layers. Notice what triggers you, ask yourself why, and consider seeking help if you need it.
Address the Nutritional Side
When addressing the nutritional side of gut health, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
Cook more than you eat out. Digestive enzymes need at least 20 minutes to start producing, so don’t rush through your meals. Avoid multitasking while eating, and eliminate gluten and dairy from your diet.
Gluten can loosen the tight junctions in the lining of your small intestine, leading to inflammation. Italy has the highest amount of reported celiac, and it’s largely due to the fact that they eat a lot of wheat products like pasta. Eliminating gluten from your diet for at least three months can make a huge difference.
Dairy can also be problematic, especially cow milk. Hard cheeses are better than soft cheeses, as lactase causes bloating. Most American dairy products have been stripped of their nutrients due to mass production, so if you include dairy in your diet, try to get it raw and organic.
Avoid inflammatory foods like vegetable oil, which can cause complete gut dysbiosis and lead to a leaky gut. Instead, focus on bone broth to help seal your gut lining. Ginger shots are also great for digestion and can help with nausea or breaking down certain foods.
Finally, don’t underestimate the power of sleep. When melatonin is dysregulated, it can throw off your gut and hunger signals. Aim for at least seven hours of sleep per night to keep your gut and body functioning properly.
To recap: healing your gut health is not just about what you eat, but also about how you approach stress and energy. If you try the elimination approach to your diet, remember to re-introduce one thing at a time to see how your body reacts. And also re-introduce in small amounts at first.
If you want more specific information on how to heal your gut and bloating issues, follow these steps:
1. Listen to episode 303 on the podcast: The Ultimate Guide to Healing Bloating, Gut Issues, and Excess Weight
2. Take my Gut Healing Masterclass - this a completely NEW LIVE offer & the only time I will be doing it live, so now is the time