Wondering why you’re always bloated?
Scared to eat…
Embarrassed at work of the noises coming from my stomach (or somewhere else…)…
Do any of these words ring true for you?
This is just a brief list of things my clients say to me in clinic when describing how they feel. In a naturopathic consultation, I take a full health history to try and discover the root cause of why a person is constantly feeling bloated. We have a chat about what could potentially be causing the uncomfortable symptoms, and then come up with a few natural solutions to resolve their bloating and gas so that they no longer feel bloated – or at least, their bloating decreases and is not happening as often. Then I address the cause of their bloating and work on that, so that they no longer suffer.
If you’re wondering why you’re always bloated, without taking your full health history, I’d take a guess that you may suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (also known as IBS) – a condition which may be dominated by constipation or diarrhoea, or be a mix of both – but your stomach never quite feels “calm” or normal. IBS is the term used to describe a range of symptoms including those listed at the start of this post.
The good news is that there are some great natural remedies which can help calm your stomach and also help to expel some of the gas that may be trapped and causing your bloating.
My number one remedy I recommend is called Iberogast – it’s a herbal supplement that’s easy to take and available in most chemists worldwide. For clients suffering constant bloating, it’s a great remedy to take three times a day, or it can be taken after you’ve eaten a meal which hasn’t made you feel too good. I recommend clients carry a small bottle in their handbag or at least have it at home in your natural first aid kits for when a situation arises that you need it, and you’ll have it readily available.
Iberogast contains a bunch of different herbs, including one of my favourite herbs – chamomile – which acts as a carminative for the digestive tract, helping to reduce cramping, bloating and gas as well as improving digestion. So if you’ve eaten something at work or out at a restaurant or cafe, and you don’t have your iberogast with you – a simple way to help reduce your bloating is to have a cup of chamomile tea – super easy and great for your overall digestion too!
If you’d like to learn more about remedies like chamomile and iberogast to reduce your bloating and improve your digestion, I would love for you to sign up for Beat The Bloat – a 14 day online program during which you’ll be guided by me via videos and different daily challenges to help reduce your bloating and live a life of health and happiness. Click here to sign up – you can join any time and will have access for an entire month to the 14 day program!
To a happy tummy and no more bloating,