Reach the bottom of the blower

Reach the bottom of the blower

When it comes to the organ we think is “in charge” of the body, Dr. Paul Ratt says we’ve gotten it all wrong. “I’ve heard about the concept of a second brain. You have brains in your gut, and I often wonder if this is not the first brain,” explains naturopathic doctor and assistant professor at Northwestern University of Health Sciences. “There is a lot of information circulating in the device. digestive system, and we totally take it for granted.”

Translation: If we take the time to listen to our intuition, it may tell us why we’re bloated all the time.

According to a survey of American Journal of Gastroenterologybloating was one of the most commonly reported symptoms among 60 percent of participants who experienced gastrointestinal discomfort over the course of a week.

The idea that more than half of Americans are bloated on a regular basis would make anyone scramble for a can of Beano, but if you want to get rid of bloating for good, you’ll have to dig a little deeper. “Bloating means we will end up with more air in our digestive system. Where does that air come from?” says Ratt. “I am trying to figure out what is causing the problem. You can treat the symptoms, but the bloating is there for a reason.”

A byproduct of Western civilization

Why doesn’t the habit of eating burgers and fries on Friday nights fit your stomach? It’s possible that your body is not processing greasy and greasy foods properly because – surprise! – That’s not meant. The cramping, constipation and bloating you feel after wearing a Big Mac? This “Western Civilization Disease,” as Ratt calls it, is a result of the Standard American Diet.

So when RATT patients complain of bloating, the first stop on the road to diagnosis is the digestive system. The stomach, small intestine, and large intestine are essential for breaking down, absorbing, and eliminating the food we eat, and when these organs aren’t working properly, “we call that GI or pancreatic insufficiency,” says Ratt. “It just means that you don’t have enough digestive enzymes to break down food, and if you don’t break it down properly, it can start to rot in the body.” (No wonder our farts smell bad.)

Another cause of trapped gas has to do with the intestinal microbiome, where thousands of species of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses are found. When this microorganism is out of balance, there is too much bacteria in the gut, a condition known as SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. “Bloating is often the result of excessive fermentation of bacteria,” says Ratte. “Methane is one of the byproducts of that, and methane produces a gas that we either pass through or get stuck in that intestinal tract, especially if the intestinal tract isn’t moving well.”

If you tend to dismiss these conditions as minor annoyances, think again: Pancreatic insufficiency and SIBO have both been linked to more serious diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and obesity, so it’s important to get to the bottom, okay What is (or isn’t) coming out of your bottom.

SUB: Beat the Bloat

Identifying your own brand of bloat may be a removal process — no pun intended. “If you have bloat, the question is, when is it? How often is it? Is it related to what you eat? Is there any pattern you’ve noticed?” Ratte says, offering these tips to get rid of bloat and prevent it from recurring.

  • Keep a food and stool diary. “Most people are semi-conscious eaters. We are used to it. We don’t even pay attention to the onset of symptoms,” says Ratti, who asks all of his patients to start logging their meals and trips to the bathroom. “I am a poop doctor. I want to know how often, what it looks like, what its color is, and what it smells like, because these are clues.”
  • Chew your food. Americans are known to eat a lot very quickly, as a result of our constant on-the-go lifestyle. “We swallow our food whole,” Ratti says. “When you eat a piece of meat and don’t chew it properly, do you know how much extra work your digestive system needs?”
  • Try your diet. If fried or greasy food doesn’t cut it for you anymore, use your diet (with your doctor’s approval). increase the amount of fiber you eat; get rid of common irritants such as dairy, soy, and gluten; And try a low-sugar diet (FODMAP), especially if you suspect you may have SIBO.
  • Consider digestive support. To help move things along, your doctor may suggest supplements that help your digestive system, such as digestive enzymes, peppermint oil, ginger, and probiotics.

In most cases, the bloating subsides after a few hours or days at most, but if your stomach bloating continues, you won’t have regular bowel movements — at least once a day, ideally more — or the bloating is accompanied by symptoms such as blood in your stool, vomiting, or loss of Unexplained weight, time to make an appointment with the Poop Doctor, Ratte points out to himself. “It’s kind of like being a food investigator. If you think about your symptoms, you can spot the problem,” he says. “You will get constant feedback [from your body] As long as you take care of him.”


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