Bloating: The Ultimate Indicator of the Right Diet
Did you know that bloating after eating could mean you’re on the wrong diet? Find out why you might be bloated and what you can do to fix it.
0:00 Introduction: What causes bloating?
1:02 SIBO and bloating
2:17 The best diet for bloating
2:42 Other causes of bloating
4:03 Important nutrients to reduce bloating and constipation
4:22 What is the right diet?
4:40 Learn more ways to stop bloating!
In this video, we’re going to talk about bloating. One of the best indicators of the right or wrong diet is bloating.
Bloating is often an issue with the small intestine. Around 90% of digestion occurs in the small intestine. Inflammation, certain medications, and food allergies can irritate the lining of the small intestine and cut down the surface area of the small intestine where digestion occurs.
SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) occurs when microbes that belong in the large intestine begin to grow in the small intestine. When you eat, especially fiber, you experience tremendous amounts of bloating because of fermentation.
Fermentation is supposed to occur in the large intestine. If it occurs in the small intestine, you’ll experience bloating and gas.
Damage, inflammation, or scar tissue in the small intestine can also cause bloating. This is generally caused by a diet of ultra-processed foods like seed oils, synthetic starches, and synthetic sugars.
To reduce bloating, try the carnivore diet and intermittent fasting for a few months! Betaine hydrochloride is also beneficial in helping acidify the stomach and reduce bloating.
If you’re experiencing bloating, constipation, and your stool floats, this means you’re not digesting fats. This could be caused by an issue with your gallbladder, pancreas, or another function of digestion.
In this case, it can be beneficial to cut back on fiber consumption and then slowly increase it over time. This allows the necessary time for your microbes to increase. Fasting can also help increase the diversity of your microbes.
Vitamin B1 supports the nervous system so it can be helpful if you’re dealing with constipation. Adequate potassium, magnesium, and sodium are also essential.
The best way to know if you’re on the right diet is to assess your bloating. If you’re feeling good, your stools are good, and you’re not experiencing pain or bloating, you’re likely on the right diet.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this explains how bloating can be used as an indicator of digestive health. I’ll see you in the next video.