Unfortunately suffering from bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and poor digestion is a common occurrence for a lot of people. It can be quite debilitating and embarrassing for some, therefore most do not want to talk about it to get treatment.
Digestive issues can come from a multitude of causes such as poor diet, stress, inflammation, unbalanced gut bacteria, allergies and reflux. There are quite a few things you can do to help with symptoms and fixing the issue at hand.
Improving your diet can make a huge a difference when you get it right, to help discover if you have any food intolerances a food diary can help. Eating unpackaged and unprocessed food is one of the best things you can do to eliminate chemicals, colours and additives, which can irritate your gut. Eating lots of vegetables and fruit ensures that your diet is packed with Vitamins, Minerals and Fibre, which are all the basics for a healthy gut. Having a good source of fermented foods can also aid digestion and improve your good gut bacteria. By this I mean, yoghurt, sauerkraut, kim chi, kefir, kombucha, adding these things into your diet can provide your gut with the bacteria it needs to process food and help your immune system.
As always there are lots of natural treatment options, which range from probiotics, digestive enzymes, gut healing powders and digestive teas. Depending on what your symptoms are will depend on the treatment plan. For more information on what could help your digestive system and symptoms come in and see Sarah our fully qualified Naturopath.
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