How to Stop BLOATING Fast / Learn the 5 Causes – Dr. Berg

Find out the best ways to get rid of bloating fast, and learn why you're bloated in the first place.

0:00 Introduction: How to stop bloating fast
0:20 Foods that can make you feel bloated
1:54 Acupressure massage for bloating
3:04 Why stress can cause bloating
3:48 5 common causes of bloating (with solutions)
13:54 How keto and IF affect bloating
14:22 Thanks for watching

In this video, we're going to talk about how to stop bloating fast.

If bloating is a new issue for you, always look at what you changed in your diet or lifestyle around the time you started experiencing bloating.

Certain foods can cause bloating and digestive discomfort, including:
• Junk food
• Sugar alcohols (sweeteners)
• Greens
• Cruciferous vegetables
• Dairy
• Keto snacks
• Fiber

Stress can also cause bloating due to high levels of cortisol, which causes inflammation in the gut.

Let's talk about the five causes of bloating in each of your primary digestive organs.

1. Low stomach acidity
Your stomach needs to be highly acidic to break down nutrients and kill off microbes that may cause you to bloat. Signs of low stomach acidity include acid reflux, indigestion, and bloating.

What to try:
• Betaine hydrochloride
• Apple cider vinegar

2. Low bile in the gallbladder

Created by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, bile acts as a detergent to break down fat-soluble nutrients. Without enough bile, you may experience serious digestive discomfort and bloating.

What to try:
• Purified bile salts
• Gallbladder acupressure massage

3. Low enzyme levels in the pancreas
Enzymes are also important for breaking down nutrients and preventing bloating.

What to try:
• Enzyme-rich foods, like vegetables
• Fermented foods

4. Poor gut microbiome in the large intestine
When your gut microbiome isn't balanced, certain microbes may overpopulate and produce gas that leads to bloating.

What to try:
• Probiotics
• Fermented foods

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition where too much bacteria build up in your small intestine. These microbes can cause all sorts of problems, including bloating. While probiotics can be useful for a lack of gut microbes, if you have SIBO, you want to avoid probiotics and fiber.

What to try:
• Oregano
• Garlic
• Avoid fiber
• Avoid probiotics

If you're not on a Healthy Keto and intermittent fasting plan, start there. In many cases, switching to a healthier diet can be the fastest way to get rid of excess bloating.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, 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.





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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  • Rebecca Archer says:

    Amazing content! Merry Christmas and thank you! I have been eating Carnivore for about a year, strict Keto before that. The fats have been an issue. In fact, my whole digestive tract has had difficulties, off and on! This fly-over review of the whole system and accompanying symptoms was phenomenal! I am much closer to an answer! I also do intermittent fasting plus kimchi and Apple Cider Vinegar! Whole milk, plain yogurt seems to really help. But not all the time. Bile salt pills were only partially helpful. I am going to re-listen and make some more changes. Definitely the gallbladder and likely the small intestine. I also probably damaged the pancreas in my old way of eating. So we have lots of work to do! Thank you!

  • Sebastian K says:

    I would suggest that walking, walking enough steps a day is super important for digestion. 15/20 minutes walking after a meal helps too.

  • Joanne Hope says:

    Love Dr Bergs factual, easy to understand style of teaching. Have been fan for years and applied his help to my own body with great results 👍😊

  • Esther F.G. says:

    Great information, very helpful. Your videos are helping many people, continue sharing not only about keto and intermittent fasting but also about general health advices

  • Mary Sh says:

    Perfect, great and helpful as always.
    I showed this video to my mom and she told me: Be proud of your father because of his interest to keeping hens, we are consuming organic eggs for seven years.
    Fron now on we will give hens fermented food. Thank you dear Dr. Berg.

  • Hildegard Heinz says:

    Happy New Year, dear Dr. Berg !
    Thank you for everything ! Almost 3 years on healthy keto, you saved my life and made
    it much better,
    you have changed my whole approach to diet and lifestyle!
    Love your videos ! God bless you !

  • El Boyo Electronico says:

    I would add to check for allergies. I was feeling bloated for years when I found out – by accident when my doctor was doing some blood work – that I was allergic to celery. After learning which of my foods contained parts of celery, the bloating went away. Such a relief!

  • Joshua Harding says:

    Great lesson. Thanks the tip on massaging below rib cage.

    Just curious, how do I know which area is causing me to bloat? Once I figured which area(s); about how long do you recommend to see if we see results?

  • boutifar says:

    1-Very important to stand up after eating (walking is of course better), this is why I like to wash dishes after meal, it’s like a routine to force me to stand up.
    2- reduce coffee, you might think it helps because it accelerates digestion but it’s just screwing the natural rythm of your digestion.
    3- drink frequently during the day. Water is fundamental in the process of digesting.
    4- chew a lot your food
    (I did all those steps and it helps me a lot + I stopped cheese for dinner , since I’m French it was the most difficult part 🙂

    • Sara M says:

      I’m not French, but j’adore le fromage! 😍

    • ToastingMyJam says:

      I’m not French but Cheese constipates me but it makes some veggies more edible. Eating salads constipates me, maybe not drinking enough water bc its very fiberous.

    • Sara M says:

      @Shannon D I sometimes find I have to have a little fat like olive oil to help certain veggies digest. I hope you find what works for you! ❤️

    • ToastingMyJam says:

      @Sara M
      Thank you I will try that.
      I did try standing (doing dishes) and moving around some after eating helps a little too. Actually standing up straight is key. Slouching won’t digest food well either.

  • micdrop1991 says:

    Bloating was a daily occurrence for me until I learned about everything explained here. Today, my gut is much better in many, many ways a great deal due to the teachings of Dr. Berg. Thank you, Dr. Berg!!!!

  • John Williams says:

    My wife and I just had this conversation last night, thanks for the info🙏🏾❤️

  • Amy Kay says:

    Oh my goodness. I just realized from this video, that the only time I haven’t been so bloated that I’ve looked pregnant (despite being in really good shape) was when I was on vacation in Mexico. I live with chronic anxiety and as a single mom am stressed and busy to the max. I am absolutely going to start taking better care to get more sun, meditation, and getting my cortisol under control. Thank you again Dr. Berg!!

    • Cajun Lady says:

      How did your vacation to Mexico stopped your bloat.

    • B L says:

      Me too! I took the test and I’m not pregnant, just bloated. I’m going to try the Berg tips today! Or… maybe tomorrow. Today is too late.

    • LiveYourLifeExtra says:

      @Cajun Lady Vitamin D from sun and stress relief from being on vacation which helps lower cortisol.

    • Cajun Lady says:

      I agree
      And being with someone who loves you unconditionally and who is fun & positive.
      Makes a huge difference

  • Vijaya Kathyayini Yadama Saimohanraj says:

    Thank you so much for this video, Dr. Berg. I have been researching for remedies for my bloating and indigestion, that I have had since childhood. I went to a Harvard educated doctor and all he did was prescribing omez. The analysis you are doing is brilliant and addresses the root cause of problems and not just symptomatic treatment. I am so happy, I finally found some insight into my digestive problems, through your videos. Thanks for all you do to help humanity.

  • Purnima Gupta says:

    This is perfect advice for handling bloating. Bloating has got so common during 30s and post pregnancy. Thanks, doc Berg.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC says:

      Glad you liked it! Thanks!

    • Karl Patch says:

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC— I’ve had a beach ball in my abdomen for well over ten years.
      It hasn’t changed regardless of my weight, over the past 15 years I’ve been 160 and 260, currently I’m 185.

  • Trlab10 says:

    This is great to know for my diet and life style changes. I started making my lil life style changes too. I’m going to be walking more as well. I got me three new pairs of comfortable shoes, workout clothes and my Apple Watch. My goal is to walk 4 miles a day. Thanks for the information Doc 😁💪🏾👍🏾🔥

  • Scarlett G says:

    Wow! This video was extremely enlightening for me. I have suffered from constipation, bloating, and terrible gas all my life. I lost my right colon while undergoing heavy chemo 6 yrs ago. I’m more bloated than ever. Because of your info, I can now try to pinpoint a possible means of eliminating a major source.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC says:

      Glad this helped. Thanks for watching!

    • Jigsaw says:

      ​@Dr. Eric Berg DCSir please reply to me I am suffering from bloating,gas,pain in stomach,acid coming to my mouth and stomach pain or intestine area pain what to do ??

    • Manisha _ says:

      Doctor I feel blotted if I don’t eat for long in the morning after waking up. And in day time if am blotted or burping after meal..jaggery helps me to reduce that burping..I don’t understand where actually the problem is? Help me please

    • Gloria S says:

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC hi doc, so how to determine which one is the cause??

  • Afaris says:

    As a person who gets bloated frequently, this video really helps. Thanks, Dr. Berg!

  • Ink slave says:

    Have you done a video on the differences between soluble and insoluble fibre? I’ve recently started supplementing with acacia gum as well as increasing my soluble fibre intake and I feel much better already. Bloating is non-existent and gas is minimal compared to what I was dealing with before. Lumping all types of fibre into one category isn’t too helpful I think.

  • Keila Burgos says:

    This was awesome. I’ve been suffering for so long with digestive issues and this really helped to point me in the right direction.

  • Olevia says:

    THANK YOU DR! I needed this education. I hope to change a lot of bad habits as soon as I move next week. I’ve been super depressed for a long time and Covid times made me anxious. I’ve had a couple bouts of severe digestive issues during this time and was worried about having developed food sensitivities, but tests proved this not to be the case. Keep up the great work and we appreciate you sharing your vast knowledge.

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